Smart City Workshop

You as a participant can choose among the following experts to which workshop & lunch table you would like to join:

29 October 2018 11.30–17.00 @ Klaus K Hotel

Smart City Workshop is a high class training session that gathers globally recognized Smart City experts to Helsinki for comprehensive deep dive discussions.

The Workshop consists of a tasty lunch, workshops and discussions, creating a unique opportunity for every participant to participate. Smart City Workshop will provide all participants practical case-examples, insights and ideas on developing your own work as well as your organization.



Technology Futurist, Author, Filmmaker
CNN Featured Futurist @ Forbes contributor and
3 time TEDx Speaker
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CNN featured Technology Futurist, 3 times TEDx Speaker, Author of “7 Axioms of Value Creation”, Forbes Contributor, and Filmmaker, Ian Khan is one of the most prolific voices of emerging technology today.  Ian's management philosophy focuses on uncovering our potential and using technology to augment our lives to create more value. As an educator and author, Ian's teaches his 7 Axioms of Value Creation methodology to organizations worldwide. 

Ian is also Host & Director of “Blockchain City”, an upcoming documentary film that captures the rise of Blockchain technology across governments worldwide.

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  • Currently working on connected and autonomous vehicles

  • MBA in Marketing from Cass Business School

  • MA in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge

  • Earlier career background is in telecoms  and mobility (Transport Research Laboratory) with a focus on corporate development

  • Director of the City Protocol Society and the Chairman of “City Digital Profile”


Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich, UK
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Head of Smart City, Oslo Business Regions
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  • Background in commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from leading science and technology environments in Norway and abroad

  • Has spent time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and taken courses in space science with ISU and ESA

  • Works closely with the Oslo Start-up ecosystem

  • Passionate about promoting Oslo startups and creating circular, smart and sustainable city models and solutions.

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Executive director, Tarragona Smart City Found, Spain
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Co-Founder, bee smart city, Germany
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  • Thomas is co-founder and managing partner of bee smart city, a unique global smart city network offering a free online solutions database of currently more than 450 smart city solutions implemented in over 370 cities and efficiently connecting cities and communities among each other and with solution providers.

  • The mission of bee smart city is to facilitate the exchange of best practice solutions globally as a means to accelerate the development of smart cities and intelligent communities. Besides the smart city solution database, bee smart city operates a global hub featuring smart city strategy and solutions insights as well as portraits of successful smart cities and intelligent communities.

Join the workshop that suits your business the most among the following ones:

Lunch and deep dive discussion with 
Silje Bareksten
- Startup Ecosystem and cases in Norway
- all that can be digitalized, should be digitalized
- reduce the risk aversion and fear of failure  
- ways the public sector meets the service providers
- Workshop and your subjects
Lunch and deep dive discussion with 
Gustavo Cuadrado Moya
- Circular economy
- An Integrated District Plan
- Workshop and your subjects
Lunch and deep dive discussion with 
Thomas Müller
- Trends in Smart City Strategic Planning 
- What are the main problems that the city leaders are currently facing?
- What challenges will they face in the next 10 years?
- What are the main needs of the population?
- Workshop and your subjects
Lunch and deep dive discussion with 
Paul Copping
- Connected city - a technology framework and clear roadmap for smart city technology investment and deployment
- Citizen engagement
- Mobility – connected and autonomous
- Adult social services – care market
Lunch and deep dive discussion with
Ian Khan
- Blockchain in Smart Cities
- Ideas and feedback from leading governments worldwide that have implemented Blockchain technology
- Where Blockchain is making an impact and how it will truly transform our future in more ways that we know
- Preparing for Blockchain-enabled digital economy
- Workshop and your subjects




Mikko Huttunen
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Business Insight Group

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00100 Helsinki

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