Panel Discussion: From Smart Cities to Digital Urban Platforms

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:40 to 17:30
Summit sessions - Sustainable & Smart City - From Smart Cities to Digital Urban Platforms

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There is a live question for this session in the EUW 2017 app! You can start voting during the panel. Question: What is the biggest barrier to creating low-carbon cities?

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Bram Sieben
Business Development, USEF Foundation and Concept Developer Amsterdam Smart City
Eric L Helguen
President, Ready to Grids Committee, Smart Building Alliance & CEO


Eric Woods
Research Director


  • In what ways are the development of smart cities and the energy transformation converging?
  • What is the role of new platforms in the development of smart energy cities?
  • What is the relationship between different platform initiatives – for city data,  IoT applications, smart energy, smart grids etc? How do they intersect?
  • What is the role of standards in establishing platforms for urban energy innovation?
  • How should utilities engage with city open/big data initiatives – what are the opportunities, what are the risks?
  • What are the most exciting opportunities for utilities in emerging smart city/digital platforms?
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