Day 2

2 June 2017

Smart Transportation & Cities

The morning session of this track will cover the future of smart transportation, from consumer cars through the mass transit systems within our cities and beyond in terms of business opportunities, development and consumer adoption. Topics such as traffic management, environmental concerns and quality of life for consumers are to be covered. The afternoon session broadens the conversation beyond urban mobility and transport to the entire smart city discussing development, how to identify and implement an ecosystem within a smart city and also the social and societal considerations such as improving sustainability, quality of life and economic performance. Finally this session will also discuss the emerging use of IoT technology in public spaces such as stadiums and schools.


Smart Transportation & Cities: Chair’s welcome and opening comments


Panel: Urban Mobility – Creating smart transport systems

Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh


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Alexander Pilz

Head of Passenger Information

VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (VBB)

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  • Exploring the potential of IoT in the transport sector, both in private and public transportation systems, and how it can help cities to address trends such as traffic congestion, environmental awareness and improving quality of life.
  • What role will autonomous vehicles and crowd sourcing play in future intelligent transport systems?
  • What are the latest advancements and IoT technologies that enable connected transport systems?
  • Discovering ways in which smart transportation can add business value and generate additional revenue
  • Real life examples from Europe’s largest train, bus, underground and airline companies.
. Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh, President,
. Alexander Pilz, Head of Passenger Information, VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (VBB)


Connected Aviation for the Connected Traveller

  • How can IoT technologies such as beacons, sensors and mobile applications help airlines connect with their passengers, from booking right through to the baggage hall?
  • The need to balance innovation and transformation of the passenger user experience with profitability regulation and security.
  • How IoT can also be used to generate operational efficiencies within an airline, and what are the future possibilities in this field?


Case Study: Scania’s future transport systems

Hear how Scania thinks the transport system will evolve in a future, including a discussion of the real life challenges faced, the limiting factors. This presentation will then address how digitalisation will remove some of these limiting factors and the opportunities this can bring to the market.


Panel: The next generation of connected cars

Laurianne Krid

Policy Director, FIA Region I office

FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)

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  • Exploring the connected vehicle ecosystem in 2017 from self- driving cars to ADAS
  • Aims for a seamless customer experience and the obstacles to be overcome to provide this.
  • Visions of the more connected and autonomous future for vehicles and mobility.
  • Thinking of the car as more than a connected device but a platform for apps and services.
  • The role of partnerships within the connected car ecosystem, from start-ups to enterprises.
. Laurianne Krid, Policy Director, FIA Region I office, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)


Traffic management solutions for connected vehicles

  • How are traffic management solutions utilising the IoT can impact on reducing congestion and emissions, increasing safety efficiency and performance, and improve quality of life for citizens?
  • The role of smart parking, smart signalling and other traffic management technologies in enhancing urban mobility.
  • How data is at the heart of transport innovation; utilising data to prevent failure and fatalities and for real time and predictive traffic management.
  • Real life examples from smart cities across the globe.


Networking Break


Keynote: The Smart Citizen’s role in creating a Smart City

  • How to get buy in from citizens and the benefits of doing so.
  • What do citizens want from a connected government in today’s digital world vs. what are priorities for government implementation?
  • The sharing economy and the effect on smart cities – for example how Uber will affect Smart Mobility.
  • How to get a quadruple helix cooperation model to work.
  • Gamification and VR to encourage civil engagement in Smart City initiatives.
  • Evaluating the success and quantified benefits of a smart city to the citizen and the city


Panel: Driving investment in the Connected City

  • What is driving investment in smart cities?
  • The Zero Capex City – minimising entry costs and thinking about short, medium and long term funding and sustainability strategies.
  • Discussing the wide variety of funding opportunities available from sources such as Economic Development Groups and EU wide initiatives such as Horizon 2020.
  • What is the role of data in generating revenue for connected cities?
  • Partnering with Global Businesses – Private Public Partnerships – benefits and limitations.


Sustainable smart cities

  • How can cities apply smart solutions to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, even moving towards carbon neutral?
  • Estimating how energy management will reduce wastage and cut global emissions in areas such as electricity, water and waste management.
  • Strategies for individual businesses to support the path towards becoming a more sustainable and economic city (e.g. smart buildings)


Panel: Connected Spaces – using IoT in public

  • Connected living is moving beyond the home, business and city streets to connected spaces and events from stadiums and parks to festivals and educational campuses.
  • How technologies like smart phones, NFC, RFID and beacons are being utilised in this space for both public safety and maximising the customer experience.
  • How stadiums and venues can utilise IoT technology to improve the customer experience, giving VIP personalised services to everybody, from in seat food and merchandise delivery at the click of a button to directions to your seat.
  • What role the data gathered from this type of E2E connectivity can have within a smart cities ecosystem
  • What are the connectivity issues related to these types of spaces?


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