Step into the city of the future!
The way we think about Smart Cities will undergo a major re-think. By 2050, 75% of the world’s population will live in urban areas that are increasingly connected and powered by smart technologies.
Our living standards have improved and the surrounding has gone to the age of digitalization. Changes take place faster than ever. What makes homes, offices, traffic and cities of the future attractive to consumers, businesses and investments?
We have taken a giant leap to bringing improvements to life through technology and innovation. What was considered science fiction becomes rapidly everyday life. Increasing number of sensors, data and analytics create a new era of connected cities. Technology companies, public sector and home economies work together to improve sustainability and bring a more efficient future.
The event gathers experts from cross industry covering the whole ecosystem. This unique platform gives you the best chance to hear the best practices and to find new business models and strategies to improve your competence.
Who should attend?
CITY & MUNICIPALITY MANAGEMENT
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
5G & TELECOM
Where Great Minds Unite
Presence, Impact & Keynote Speaker Coach - Founder of Hopwood Communications
Peter Hopwood is a Presence, Impact & Keynote Speaker Coach – Founder of Hopwood Communications.
Essentially, Peter helps people tell clearer stories. Stories with stronger impact. Bringing more value to their ideas, he helps executives, corporates, entrepreneurs and startups to strengthen credibility in front of a crowd or on camera, gain investment and persuade with impact – when it matters.
From Dubai to Amsterdam, Shanghai to Berlin, Peter’s speaking engagements, workshops and coaching skills are in high demand across global digital, entreprenership and tech scenes. He works alongside various accelerators in Europe and the Middle East as mentor.
Equally, as an internationally experienced live events MC / moderator, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of large scale conferences within industries such as digital, retail, media, marketing, fintech, sport and HR. He loves to be kept on his toes as he continues to wear many hats – leader, mentor, coach, investor, conference host and voiceover talent.
Peter has lived in 7 countries and currently lives between Croatia and the UK.
Keynote Speakers 2019
RENATO DE CASTRO
3xTEDx speaker, Advisor and Consultant for Smart Cities
Founder and CEO at City SmartUp project to foster Smart Business and Investments between Smart Cities in Europe, South America and Asia, board member at Sece Urban Intelligence, heading a disruptive spin-off IoT project called SUIPHOS based in Barcelona. Founder, board member and Senior consultant at Baumann Consultancy Network for Smart Cities projects and internationalization strategies.
Executive Director, FutureCast
Andrew Keen is one of the world's best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the author of four books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo, international hit The Internet Is Not The Answer, and his latest book How To Fix The Future. Andrew is an acclaimed public speaker around the world. He is the host of "Keen On" show, a popular TechCrunch chat show.
TEDx Speaker, CEO, #HomelessEntrepreneur
CEO of Spacescape and Research Project Leader, KTH School of Architecture
Andrew Funk believes that work and active citizenship will end homelessness for and with those willing to participate in the process, which is why he created a model to end homelessness that embraces the concept of smart cities becoming even smarter. He has been holding monthly sleepouts since 2016 at international venues like the World Economic Forum, the Mobile World Congress and Skoll World Forum, to strengthen his organization’s three main pillars (Knowledge, Recognition and Change) and ultimately create a healthier community that aims to improve the lives of all of its citizens.
Alexander Ståhle is one of the most popular and well-known speakers on urban futures and design in Scandinavia. He holds a PhD in Urban Design and is CEO of the studio Spacescape in Stockholm, and has been working with world-famous architects such as Bjarke Ingels and Foster and Partners on the most complex urban development projects in Scandinavia.
Leader of the European Network of City Policy Labs (Innovate.city)
With 20 years of IT experience (with a particular focus on eGov systems) for world-leading management software companies, Jorge is acting in Smart Cities arena since 2012 and is a recognised expert on the impact of Digital Transformation in society, local economies and politics. Jorge is now leading an EU initiative integrated on the EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities) acting as president of the European Network of City Policy Labs, with a focus on regulating and proper adoption of emerging technologies and new Business Models in Cities for the best of local communities.
Global Expert in Innovative Smart & Circular Urban Solutions
Vladimir Bataev is an independent expert in smart & circular deep tech urban solutions — applications of novel technology in urban environments. He focuses on tight integration of transport, energy & urban infrastructure with the help of ICT. He facilitates strong collaborations between municipalities, urban designers, architects & technologists, with particular emphasis on startups & SMEs. Global Smart City Leader 2016 by Smart Cities UK program. Since 2016 he is a principal consultant at Zaz Ventures (CH/BE/UK), the top EU innovation funding consultancy.
Kari Liukko, Head of Sales, Digital Energy, Schneider Electric
Kari works currently as Head of Sales, Digital Energy Business Unit at Schneider-Electric Finland Oy. He is based at Schneider-Electric’s head office in Espoo, Finland. He holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in forest sciences from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Pakarinen is a former marketing and sales professional, entrepreneur, CEO of Helsinki Entrepreneurs and director of Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. Pakarinen is graduated as a Master of Laws and a Master of Political Sciences at University of Helsinki and as a Master of Science (Economics) at Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Deputy Mayor, Education Division, City of Helsinki
Head of Urban & Real Estate Development, AINS Group
Experienced specialist and consultant in Architecture, Urban & Real Estate Development. Founder and Developer of Cityfier – a digital tool forecasting city development and enabling sustainable investment planning.
CEO, Platform of Trust
Toni is a digital difference maker combined with 20 years experience from IT and latest research knowledge of economics. Toni has worked across multiple global and local technology companies on top leading positions.
Ecosystems Owner, Abloy
Hanna works in Abloy as an Ecosystems owner ensuring that the technology collaboration with digital solutions is smooth. She is building digital ecosystems around different smart locking products in collaboration with different stakeholders from ASSA ABLOY group.
Concept Owner for Residential Segment, Abloy
Julia works at Abloy as a Concept owner for new solutions for residential segment businesses. She has degrees in MSc in International Business and MSc in International Marketing.
Development Director, City of Kokkola
Janne is specializing in large UPS system solutions for datacenters and special applications. He has more than 15 years of experience with large three phase UPS products and has been working in after- and pre-sales organizations providing tailored UPS solutions, support and in-depth product trainings for Eaton’s personnel and customers world-wide.
Technology Director, Eaton Electrical
Europe, Middle East and Africa Region
Director, Information Society Unit, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
In the ICT industry since 1994 in Project Management, R&D, Communications and supervisory positions. Former employers include Helsinki University of Technology, Elisa Communications (ISP & Research Center) and To the Point Ltd.
Kai Turunen is the Finland & Baltics Country Manager for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He is responsible for driving the Networking business in the Finbal region. His responsabilities include Network Solutions for both Wireless and Wired Infrastructure, Network Security, Management and Analytics.
Country Manager, Finland & Baltics, Aruba
Director, Product & Development, Clear Channel Finland
Lassi has led the implementation of the latest innovations in the smart city field for Clear Channel Finland as the head of business development for the past eight years, such as city bikes, electronic vehicle charging stations, and parcel delivery kiosks, that add long lasting value to cities and partners as well as creating a positive social and environmental impact.
Director, New Business Development, Lumme Energia
Miko Huomo has a background from the industrial automation and nanotechnology. Since 2012, he has been involved in creating the business model platforms in decentralized energy production and balance management. Currently evolving the energy industry when leading new business development in Lumme Energia.
Head of Marketing, Ensto
Paavo is a sales and marketing professional with wide experience also in product management and -development. He's working fluently in B2B, B2C, H2H or in whatever combination with human contact as a strength. He speaks a lot about solutions and benefits in seminars, webinars, trainings and other events and closes a deal in the between. Motto: Better life. With electricity.
Solutions Manager, Ensto
Päivi develops new business through products, solutions, services and platforms. She's experienced in commercializing opportunities into true business cases in medical or electrical companies. Päivi has a passion for new technologies and learning somethings new, every day. Päivi is an engineer, but has a very human approach to matters at hand.
CEO, Co-Founder, Solarigo Systems
Antti is helping Finnish companies to utilize solar power in large real estates and factories. He has over 20 years of experience working in the field of energy in a variety of different capacities from electricity trade to promotion of interests, power generation and new business development. He has leaded, developed and executed several large scale energy projects.
Technology Director, Granlund
Ken Dooley is a Technology Director at Granlund. He has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the built environment and has worked in London, Sydney, Dublin and Helsinki. His current role in the innovation and development department involves research, lean experimentation, collaboration with startups and the development of Granlund’s future products and services.
Program Director, IoT, Forum Virium Helsinki
(MA in New Media) works as Director leading teams working on Forum Virium’s IoT projects. IoT portfolio includes large scale pilot projects such as mySMARTLife, SynchroniCity and BIoTope as well as pre-commercial procurement of IoT platform R&D.
CTO, Esri Finland
Ilkka is an experienced professional with over 19 years of experience on wide range of geospatial technology. He has seen the migration from mainframe to mobile, the cloud and today’s app culture. Ilkka's special area of expertise is an innovative use of GIS technology in various industries. Ilkka tells how smart cities and buildings can be created by using a geographic approach.
Senior Advisor, Business Finland
Sakari works in the Finnish government organization Business Finland helping businesses go global and by supporting and funding new innovations. His current role involves also ecosystem development and boosting collaboration between research, companies and public sector.
Mikko Hurskainen has background in embedded solutions, telecommunication, software and research. He holds MSc in software engineering. Prior joining Roboride, he worked in Girdit, unmanned aviation company, and Link Motion, automotive computer company. Mikko started his career in Nokia Research Center in 2001 and has been working since with software.
Research Team Leader, VTT
Jyrki Huusko is research team leader on 5G and Beyond Networks research at VTT Ltd. focusing especially on telecommunication network resource management and 5G vertical industry use cases. Jyrki Huusko is currently acting also as a vice-chair for EC Networld2020 technology platform’s expert advisory group.
Product Marketing Manager, M-Files
Mika Kemppi's main experience comes from defining and implementing a large variety of information management solutions around the world in various verticals. Currently working within product marketing, his main responsibilities are collecting information from the customer base to help drive product development and shaping the product messaging of the M-Files platform to key focus areas.
Make valuable connections and set up meetings during Smart City & Buildings 2019 with Brella. Input your business needs and availability and Brella will recommend participants who have complementary skills and needs. Brella will also suggest available time slots and reserve tables for you in the Brella Networking Space.