26.10.2022 | HELSINKI
GOING LIVE 9AM (CET) 10AM (EEST)
REPURPOSED NEW AGE CITIES
The resilience of our cities, society and living standards has just gone through an unpredictable stress test. Our usually lively city centers and streets emptied faster than ever. The world changed exponentially in just a few months.
Local authorities could tangibly identify which Smart City initiatives worked and which ones need to undergo a major re-think. The escalation of the pandemic created a sort of Living Lab environment, underlining the shelter-in-place needs of functional micro communities, crowd control, civic offices, e-health, surveillance, emergency services, neighbourhood real-time data, cross departmental data needs and many more vital elements of a Smart City.
The microscopic small virus accelerated the need for digitisation, collaboration and innovation. In this cross road of modern history, a new age of modern cities and its purposes, services and infrastructure will take form.
It is around these forward looking topics our agenda is built to guide you building up smart, sustainable and resilient cities of the future. Better quality of life and urban areas that are increasingly connected, powered by smart technologies and at the same time adaptive societally.
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Director of Advancing Net Zero | World Green Building Council
Victoria is Director of Advancing Net Zero, the pioneering WorldGBC global project to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” carbon by 2050. In this role, Victoria oversees and supports Green Building Councils participating in the project, as well as a number of other partnerships which provide funding and support, marketing and communications, and the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
With a strong background in the sustainable development industry, ranging from client side advisory services, green building rating tool consultancy, and an on-site Head of Sustainability for a major international contractor, Victoria brings a unique perspective to the Advancing Net Zero project.
Executive Director | Smart City Insitute Japan
Executive Director of Smart City Institute Japan, concurrently, Senior Managing Executive Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Ltd, dedicated in designing and implementing sustainable, smart, and liveable cities for well-being of citizens
ANDERS SLOTH NIELSEN
Head of Smart City | Copenhagen Capacity
Anders Sloth Nielsen has a decade of experience from the cleantech sector and specializes in urban development and how smart city technologies can play a crucial role in developing sustainable cities of the future. Currently, Anders is Senior Investment Manager, Head of Smart City at Copenhagen Capacity (CopCap) where his work focus on advising foreign companies and investments on the establishment and investment opportunities in Greater Copenhagen.
Head of Future City | City of Tallinn
His main responsibility is to lead data management, innovation and smart city tech programme, incl. novel technology projects, tech community engagement and internal innovation capacity initiatives. He has have worked on country senior level positions at Top Global/National Tech companies including Oracle, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Telia, Omniva/E-invoicing Center and has great knowledge about e-Estonia, Start-ups and Smart City activities. Toomas has actively served Cluster organisations such as Estonian Smart City Cluster, ITL (national ICT Cluster), PostEurop (Brussels based) and has been CES (US) partner representative in the Baltics.
TOR INGE HJEMDAL
CEO | Design and Architecture Norway
Tor Inge Hjemdal is an architect with training from schools nationally and internationally. The past years he has had focus on innovation including training from Haas business school at Berkeley. He is currently CEO at Design and Architecture Norway, DOGA, an innovation tool for the government in Norway for both private and private sector. He has years of management experience from various positions, including as a founding partner of CONDITIONS magazine and as a co-curator of Oslo Architecture Triennale. He is member of several boards.
Chrome Enterprise Nordics Lead | Google
Edvard Lundberg joined Google after spending 6 years at Citrix, looking after Chrome Enterprise go-to-market across the Nordics region. Working alongside a team of Chrome customer engineers and customer success managers, Edvard's mission is to inspire Nordic enterprises and public sector entities to accelerate their digital transformation journey towards an end-user computing platform designed for the era of the cloud worker.
Director of Urban Planning | City of Vantaa
Tarja is an architect and has beem working as a city planner in various tasks: as a consultant, in municipality, in state and in development cooperation. Now Tarja is in charge of the environment center, zoning plans, town plans and construction control. Tarja says that best in city planning is that she gets to be creating frames for sustainable life to citizens, and best in directing is when you see the team finding their resources found inside the organisation.
Director for City Planning Office | City of Malmö
As an urban planner with 20 years of experience, Marcus has worked with city development in all types of scales. From policy level to urban strategies and from development areas to urban design. Marcus has always worked with an interdisciplinary perspective in which technical, cultural, social, economic, and environmental perspectives and architecture are intertwined. This broad perspective is crucial in formulating sustainable strategies for creating dynamic, livable cities for the future of cities in general and Malmö in particular.
Project Development Manager | City of Tampere
Part of the city’s Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness Services, Mikko Siitonen is the Project Development Manager in Five-star City Centre development programme, which creates visions, inspires, investigates, launches, plans and builds together with others. Mikko Siitonen has 15 years of experience in city development of all scales. Previously Mikko has worked as a consultant on different master planning, sustainable design (licensed BREEAM Communities 2012 -Assessor), planning and urban design projects.
Energy and Climate Specialist | City of Vaasa
Mika has been working with smart sustainable cities since 2014. In the City of Stockholm he was the responsible manager and coordinated the implementation of more than 20 smart solutions in buildings and city infrastructure. Mika was also one of the initiators for Stockholm city’s smart connected city strategy, which was appointed in 2017 and has resulted in a city wide IOT-platform. Since January 2021 he is responsible of coordinating the City of Vaasas Climate neutrality plan for 2029.
Head of Program | Forum Virium, Smart Kalasatama
Kerkko Vanhanen is the Programme Director for Smart City – Helsinki Innovation Districts project. He works for Forum Virium Helsinki, an innovation company owned by the City of Helsinki. Before Kerkko has worked as CEO for Traficon Ltd – A traffic planning and consulting company – and for Helsinki Region Transport (public transport authority) as the Head of Information Systems Group leading all development projects around digital passenger information and open data.
Project Manager | City of Helsinki, Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab
Juho Kostiainen has worked in the City of Helsinki’s unit for innovations and new experiments under economic development since 2019. He’s the coordinator for Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab – Helsinki’s testbed for smart mobility. For the past ten years, he’s been working with research, development and innovation activities in the field of smart mobility.
Head of the Smart London Team | Greater London Authority
Nathan Pierce is the Head of the Smart London Team based in the Greater London Authority in the UK. Nathan is the Programme Director for Sharing Cities, a pan-European programme that tests out innovative smart city solutions across a number of major European cities, replicating and scaling what works through new business and investment models. He is determined to improve the lives of regular people by finding innovative ways to make government more sustainable, efficient and citizen focused.
Head of technical sustainability | Savills
For 25 years Chris has been responsible for all aspects of Environmental and Sustainability delivery in the UK and internationally at leading building services consultancies. Specialised in Building Physics and early concept design, he is passionate about Sustainability and Wellbeing in the built environment and believes in promoting design that places people first, whilst minimising our impact on the natural world.
Professional advisor, architect | FutureBuilt
Erlend Seilskjær works for FutureBuilt, based in Oslo. FutureBuilt is a pilot programme whose vision is to develop and display climate friendly urban areas with high quality architecture. Seilskjær studied at Oslo School of Architecture and did his thesis in South Sudan. After ten years of building design and building transformation in Kima arkitektur, Seilskjær joined FutureBuilt in 2019. Seilskjær holds a special interest in circular buildings and reuse of building materials.
Senior Advisor | Innovation Norway
My role is understanding the different value chains, be a part of changes and support for our customer port both in Norway and abroad. Through my years in Innovation Norway I have been facilitator for the forest industry own strategy process “Skog22” in partnership with the Ministry of agriculture and food and The Norwegian research council. I have also led the national woodbased innovation program and the national Bioeconomy scheme. The last ten years we have been building up a national network for competence in wooden building together with all counties in Norway.
Head of Department Planning & Environment at the Environment and Health administration | City of Stockholm
Mr. Landahl has coordinated several large European projects with funding from the European Commission and is also a frequent speaker at international events. During the last five years he coordinated GrowSmarter, a huge European project demonstrating twelve smart solutions to help Europe grow smarter. The project led to Stockholm being awarded The title Smart City of the Year 2019 at the Barcelona Smart City Congress and Expo
Technical Director | City of Helsinki
Kari Pudas is a technical director of the city of Helsinki. He is in responsiple of buildings, public areas and housing production. In recent years Kari has worked closely on the construction of Helsinki’s new districts having been responsible of the main urban development projects, investment economy and housing policy.
Leader, Partner & Founder | Smart Cities Norway
Bio coming soon
Director, Urban Environment and Development | City of Tampere
Kari is an advocate for urbanism and is presently working on three co-current megatrends – climate change, circular economy and biodiversity – and how they affect the urban environments and the people and companies within. He has extensive knowledge of 25 years in economic development, innovation policy, venture capital and technology transfer and a more recent decade-long urban development experience. Currently, Kari is the Director for Development and Environment with the city of Tampere, Finland
Country Manager | Rototec
Jan Herranen, Country Manager, Rototec Oy has many years of experience in services promoting circular economy as Development Manager and Customer Accounts Director (Lassila & Tikanoja). He serves as board member of Club of Rome (National Chapter) where he is promoting an understanding of the global challenges facing humanity. Now he is also promoting carbon neutrality through being Country Manager for Rototec Oy.
Group Director | Greenled
Tuomas Poskiparta is the Group Director of Greenled, a supplier of smart lighting solutions for companies and the public sector. Tuomas also operates as an advisor and executive consultant for several companies in the growth phase with industries varying from LED lighting to biotechnology and financial asset management. His main focus is on strategy and business modelling.
Head of Specifier Channel | Schneider Electric
Jan is a passionate leader who lives through interest of business value. Jan has had the privilege to work with different segments of customers and learn from their business values. We try to find answers to big questions like how to be sustainable and at the same time do it so that it is sensible for business and also reflects in our environment in a positive way. Jan says "It has been great to work with wise peoples from different countries and learn from cultural differences and different angles to approach a challenge". Helsinki Energy Challenge was the latest project where Jan had the opportunity to work with world class leaders as a member of Hot Heart Team.
Vagn Holk Lauridsen
Technology Lead, Intelligent Buildings |
We build Denmark
Vagn Lauridsen is Technology lead for Smart City technologies and intelligent buildings systems in the Danish national cluster for the building and construction sector. Vagn has expertise in energy saving measures and building installations, IoT- technology and Smart city technologies.
Sales Director | Väre
Tommi Riikonen acts as a sales director at energy service company Väre. Tommi is a passionate advocate of energy saving and he is changing the world with the power of energy. He is an electric motorist and optimizes his electricity usage with Väre's Väppi energy application.
At this Smart City & Buildings event, his agenda is to tell about concrete actions in smart energy consumption. City is the people! Let's get in touch in LinkedIn.
Environmental Director | KONE
She joined KONE in 2008 as Environmental Director. She is responsible for driving corporate environmental program, ensuring that our environmental targets are ambitious in short and long term in operations, in services and in solutions we offer. Prior to KONE, she had a career in the consulting and in education as well as in the Ministry of Defense. She is an environmental engineer and holds MSc. in environmental science and technology. She is also professional vocational trainer. She is KONE’s Liaison Delegate in World Business Council for Sustainable Development, KONE representative in European Roundtable for Industrialists (Energy and Climate) and KONE representative in Sustainability Group of the Finnish Technology Industries.
Head of Communication | European Commission
Mr Ismo Ulvila has been a climate policy maker for 20 years. Before moving to the Commission Helsinki Representation, he was a member of the core Commission team to implement the EU ETS, and is serving in various roles in negotiating on behalf of the EU international climate finance and promoting the EU sustainable finance legislation. He is currently serving as the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance co-chair and has been previously posted as Commission diplomat to several EU embassies in different senior functions.
CEO, Kokkolan Urheilupuisto Oy, City of Kokkola
Timo Sivula has a Masters degree in Business Strategy and International Marketing from the Aalto University. He has held several CEO positions before joining the Kokkola Sports Park. His last assignment was Senior Vice President at Heliostorage, a start-up that developed and delivered seasonal thermal storage systems for real estate heating and cooling.
CIO & System Architect | Elonroad
Kim Svedmark is the CIO of Elonroad. Apart from being responsible for IT and digital solutions, he spends much of his time in conversations as a bridge between business and technology.At Elonroad, he has the luxury to combine some of his deepest passions, namely computers, energy systems and sustainability.
Outside the office, he’s a recognized member of the green building movement and live in an off-grid strawbale house.
Senior specialist | Ministry of the Environment
Special Advisor to the Mayor of Oulu | The City of Oulu
Research Scientist | VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Executive Director | TIEKE
Sales Manager | Adven
Team Lead, Operations Development | Citycon
Country Manager |
Director of Development | Greenled
Väre E-Power asiantuntija, Palvelupäällikkö | Väre
Sales Manager, Street Lighting | Greenled
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