Speakers

  • Bas Boorsma

    Managing Director

    @Rainmaking Urban & Author of A New Digital Deal

    Why do we need a new and better digital deal for our communities? How do we get the powerpoints on Smart Cities and prepare for successful and scalable digitization and innovation strategies for our communities?

  • Bjarni Már Júlíusson

    CEO

    @ON

    For the past four years, ON Power has installed fast-charging points in the Reykjavik area and around the country. This experience has taught us that charging electric cars entails more than just electricity. Extensive smart technology is needed to build an economical and user-friendly environment for the rapidly growing number of electric cars in Iceland. More electric cars bring about new opportunities to better utilise the electricity system and increase Iceland’s energy security.

  • Erling Freyr Guðmundsson

    Framkvæmdastjóri

    @Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur

    Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur (GR) has prepared for the smart revolution by expanding the company’s fibre optic system, and will continue to do so. Now, the system’s users can enjoy a 1 GB internet connection. Telecommunication demands have changed radically with the development of smart solutions. We will discuss how GR’s fibre optic system can be used in implementing smart technology in the City of Reykjavik and other Icelandic municipalities in order to connect lamp posts, smart cars, telecommunications transmitters, etc.

  • Guðjón L. Sigurðsson

    Lighting designer and owner

    @Liska

    We are at a crossroads as regards lighting in the city. Practically all lighting for roads and walking paths will be replaced in the next 4-6 years, but what will we get in its stead? Are we prepared to make a decision on lighting for the next generation? More security, increased quality of life and less light pollution are taken into consideration when organising lighting in the Smart City.

  • Gunnar Hansson

    Marketing Director

    @Farsýn

    Farsýn is developing smart lighting for municipalities with the aim of reducing costs and offer more solutions that smart municipalities and cities can use to economise their operations.

  • Hrönn Karólína Sch. Hallgrímsdóttir

    Transportation engineer and owner

    @Mannvit

    Current developments in transportation will be discussed. What are the effects of rapidly advancing technology and the different mind-set of younger generations? What is the development among car manufacturers in shared services and their vision on the future and smart technology? Where does Iceland stand, compared to other countries, regarding the integration of transport modes, younger generations’ new vision of mobility and current global trends?

  • Lilja Guðríður Karlsdóttir

    Transportation engineer and owner

    @Viaplan

    Why do we often posit transportation improvements as an either-or proposition, i.e. either new roads or a new bus system? Does anything prevent us from doing both? Are our own thoughts and fixed ways possibly curbing the development of the Smart City?

  • Magnús Yngvi Jósefsson

    Research Programme Manager

    @Snjallborgin RVK

    The Smart City’s research manager, Magnús Yngvi Jósefsson, talks about the City of Reykjavík’s participation in the global field of Smart City research, development and innovation. He will describe Reykjavík’s projects in 2017 and the projects planned for 2018.

  • Peter Sorgenfrei

    CEO

    @Autonomous Mobility

    Self-driving vehicles are coming to get you. At your home, your office and take you were you want to go. What happens then? Hear from one of the leading companies building a fleet of autonomous vehicles to replace private car ownership and create cleaner, safer, and more seamless transportation for the masses.

  • Raffaele Gareri

    CTO

    @Province of Brescia & Chairman of The Smart City Association Italy

    The Province of Brescia has been experimenting new governance models together with surrounding municipalities in order to improve quality of public services even with heavy finance cutting. The basic idea is to aggregate the expenses of local governments in order to gain scale economy but also to focus on digital transformation approach to reduce management costs, increase quality of life for citizens and tackle a new wave of digital divide.

  • Robin Chase

    Co-founder

    @ZipCar & Author of Peers Inc

    Cities that are either hellish to live in, or alternatively, delightful. We get to choose.

  • Terry Wei

    Head

    Waze PR & Communications

    Over the last decade, Waze has amassed deep crowdsourced traffic & routing information from its 100 million monthly active users. Through the Connected Citizens Program (CCP), Waze gives all of that data away for free to help cities make better planning decisions and improve existing infrastructure. Learn how CCP can solve many of today's most pressing transportation challenges and how your partnership with Waze can improve mobility for all.

  • Alwin Van Binsbergen

    Product Marketing Manager

    @Tvilight Intelligent Lighting

    How can we meet sustainability goals and reduce environmental impact while still improving safety and efficiency? today's smart lighting technologies offer cities and governments new ways to meet citizen needs. Now is the time to prepare our infrastructure for the future!

  • Amr Salem

    Global Managing Director - Smart Cities & IoT for Public Sector

    @Cisco

  • Astrid Kellermann

    Technical Consultant Mobility

    @Siemens

    The world of mobility is facing tremendous challenges – we are facing the next mobility revolution. The presentation shows up-to date and evolving road traffic systems and solutions which will shape the future and will help to meet the mobility needs of smart cities.

  • Sigrún Birna Sigurðardóttir

    PhD in social psychology, consultant and co-owner

    PRS ráðgjöf

    Peer-to-peer economy smart transport solutions, self-driving cars, real-time information and smart technology. The next Industrial Revolution is at hand, where technology has set the course for the future. But what could prevent solutions and technology from working as planned? What challenges and obstacles does Man face in adapting to these solutions and what can be done to promote their successful implementation? Sigrún will briefly discuss the social challenges of adapting to technical revolutions in transportation and ways to deal with such obstacles.

  • Kristian Yde Agerbo

    Senior Public Policy Associate

    Uber

    New technology is creating new modes of mobility that has the potential to improve the cities we live in. Products like UberPOOL that aims at getting more people can complement existing transport options and create a reliable alternative to owning a car in the future. Uber will present their vision for sustainable mobility and how it can be realized in a Nordic context.

  • Kristinn Jón Ólafsson

    Manager of Innovation

    @Snjallborgin RVK

    Innovation as a major component of the Smart City. What development projects are currently being undertaken in the city?

  • Óskar J. Sandholt

    Office Director of the City Hall Office of Service and Operations

    Reykjavik City

    Why does Reykjavik call itself a Smart City? What is the smart revolution and what is its purpose? What is the meaning of the Smart City concept?

  • Josh Wine

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Moovit

    Managing the transportation infrastructure of our growing cities is going to require massive solutions that coordinate everyone’s movement smoothly and efficiently. The brain and nerve center for urban mobility will be data systems that manage every aspect of a commuter’s daily travel. Moovit - the world's largest transport data and analytics company and the #1 transport app, is aimed to be that brain & nerve center.