Smart Cities Summit

Turning the City Hall into a center of ongoing excellence & innovation.
The Smart Cities Summit gathers mayors and municipality administrations from around Europe and aims to address all of the crucial factors that are facing urban administrators in today's digital world.
Chaired by the Mayor of Sofia

Invitation Only Event

About the Summit

From promoting technological and commercial innovation in the private sector, to turning City Hall itself into a center of ongoing excellence, the Smart Cities Summit aims to address all of the crucial factors that are facing urban administrators in today's complex Digital world.

With the hopes of contributing to the city and optimizing its potential to the fullest extent, WEBIT.FESTIVAL and Sofia Municipality invites entrepreneurs, politicians, city counselors, and other senior urban administrators to join forces and come together for an opportunity to share their experiences on how to promote innovation in their cities, while engaging a broader audience in both the public and private sectors.






AUDIENCE

  • 35% Municipality
    Administrators;
  • 30% Policy
    makers
  • 15% Enterprise /
    tech providers
  • 02% Retailers
  • 03% Tech Solution
    Providers
  • 45% Central & Eastern Europe
  • 45% Rest of Europe
  • 06% USA
  • 02% Asia
  • 02% Rest of the World




Speakers





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Manon Jutte

Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

Attending Companies Include

Agenda
Day 1: 25 April / Policy Stage

Smart Cities Host

Marcelo Garcia, Advisor - Telecom. & Smart City sectors, Geneva;
UN Smart Cities PPP Expert

Cities Digital Transformation

11:00 - 11:10 Fireside Chat

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Marcelo Garcia Advisor - Telecommunications & Smart City sectors, Geneva; UN Smart Cities PPP Expert

11:10 - 11:20 Opening address

Yordanka Fandakova Mayor of Sofia

11:20 - 11:35 Smart solutions for Smart cities

Artur Turemka General Manager for the Balkans, Mastercard

11:35 - 11:50 Smart Cities are technology-enabled cities

Rumyana Trencheva Managing Director, SAP South-East Europe

11:40 - 11:55 The sustainable smart cities

Malcolm Johnson Deputy Secretary General, ITU

12:05 - 12:15 To be announced

Krasimira Raycheva Country Lead Bulgaria, Visa

Hristo Chernev Founder & CEO, TaxiMe

12:15 - 13:10 Smart Cities: Smart Administration - Bulgarian Mayors' panel

Plamen Russev Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation

Doncho Barbalov ‎Deputy Mayor on Finance, Sofia

Dimitar Nikolov Mayor of Burgas Municipality

Kornelia Marinova Mayor of Lovech Municipality

Tanya Hristova Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality

Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov Chief Architect of Sofia

Ivan Totev Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality

Ivan Portnih Mayor of Varna Municipality

13:10 - 13:55 Smart Cities: Smart Administration panel

Doncho Barbalov ‎Deputy Mayor on Finance, Sofia

Ljubo Bešlić Mayor, Mostar

Prof. Flavia Marzano City Councillor for Roma Semplice, Rome

Hermano Sanches Ruivo Councilor and Member of the Paris Agency for Development

13:55 - 14:10 Cities Digital Transformation

Amr Salem Global Managing Director for Smart Cities, Internet of Everything, Cisco Systems

15:10 - 15:25 Integrating Systems in Future Cities

Mike Pitts Interim Head of Urban Living & Built Environment, Innovate UK

15:25 - 15:45 Fireside chat

Raj Samani Chief Scientist, MccAfee

Sridhar Iyengar CEO, Elemental Machines

Smart Energy

15:45 - 16:00 Solar Coalition

Manon Jutte Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

Mobility Summit

16:00 - 16:25 Fireside Chat: New Mobility, New Paradigms

Alexander Renz Managing Partner, New Mobility Consulting

Dominik Schiener Blockchain expert and co-founder of IOTA

16:25 - 16:50 Fireside chat: Mobility For everyone

Luisella Giani Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Jens Wohltorf Co-founder & CEO, Blacklane

16:50 - 17:25 Discussion panel: New Mobility

Sohaila Ouffata Investment Principal BMW i Ventures

Julie Alexander Director, Urban Development, Siemens

Janko Milunovic COO at Startupbootcamp



Gold Partners
Smart Cities Summit








UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF


THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA
THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA
THE MAYOR OF SOFIA
THE MAYOR OF SOFIA

WITH THE SUPPORT OF


MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

MINISTRY OF ECONOMY


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