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SMART CITIES FORUM

SMART CITIES FORUM: ON-DEMAND SESSIONS

Together with global industry leaders, including KONE and Nokia, we took an in-depth look at the digital building blocks of a thriving smart city.

EVENT OVERVIEW

EVENT OVERVIEW

During Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Smart Cities Forum, global industry leaders and experts discussed:

  • How systematic public and private sector collaboration is key to ensuring we create smarter, more sustainable cities
  • How our Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion replicates the smart buildings we see in Finland’s cities
  • Why the key to unlocking future city transformations lies in intelligent, digital infrastructure
  • How 5G smart poles can enable the digital infrastructure needed for smart cities
  • How decreased water leakages will reduce the need to invest in energy-intensive desalination

We brought together leading global experts in the fields of sustainable urbanisation, smart building technology, digital infrastructures, 5G, IoT and smart water management to share their insights, knowledge and guidance in a series of expert interviews, panel discussions and live Q&As.

Keynote Presentation: Sustainable solutions for global urbanisation
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Keynote Presentation: Sustainable solutions for global urbanisation

In our keynote presentation, Amy Chen, KONE’s Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, discussed the three significant megatrends changing the way we live: urbanisation, technology and climate change. With over 50% of people already living in urban areas and an estimated 1 billion set to move by 2030, we explored the impact urbanisation has on the environment and what sustainable solutions are available.

  • Learn how systematic public and private sector collaboration is key to ensuring we create smarter, more sustainable cities
  • Discover how KONE's global ecosystem is developing smooth, sustainable solutions to accommodate city population growth
  • Learn about the radical co-innovation platform, KONE WORX, that is already challenging existing business models and creating new opportunities in, for example, Singapore and Finland

Amy Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at KONE

 

Panel discussion: Designing, building and operating a smart pavilion
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Panel discussion: Designing, building and operating a smart pavilion

Technology is used to transform a standard building into a smart building that can sense environmental changes to optimise and adapt itself accordingly. Our panel of smart building experts outlined the various digital solutions used to ensure our Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion replicates the smart buildings we see in Finland’s cities. We explored the people flow analytics used, property maintenance and energy management software, digital air displacement systems, the unique digital key-based solution in place and the user-led digital elevator experience that will be featured in our Pavilion.

  • Learn how the KONE DX Class elevator will provide visitors to the VIP floor a personalised elevator experience
  • Learn how the iLOQ 5 Series digital, key-based locking solution works in conjunction with the digital infrastructure of the KONE DX Class elevator.  
  • Gain insights into how Granlund's property maintenance software is monitoring and reducing energy consumption
  • Discover how Halton's air displacement HVAC system is creating the optimal environment for visitors

Moderator: Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED

Visa Rauta, Design Director, Global Head of Design at KONE

Joni Lampinen, CMO at iLOQ

Kimmo Mattila, Head of Software and Data Business at Granlund

Janne Summanen, Director of Project Management Team at Halton

 

Use case interview: Digitalising property maintenance operations
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Use case interview: Digitalising property maintenance operations

Forget pens, papers and spreadsheets. Granlund Manager is a mobile-first software that takes property maintenance to the next level. In this use case interview, the Head of International Operations from Granlund and the Business Development Manager and FM Tech Advisor from Sraco discussed how Sraco adopted and utilised Granlund Manager to increase customer value, improve the implementation experience and achieve consistent energy optimisation.

  • Learn how digitalising property maintenance operations creates smarter ways of operating and enhanced user well-being
  • Discover how Granlund applies BIM (Building Information Model) in facility management to create a smooth data flow from the construction phase to ongoing facilities management
  • Learn how Digital Twins and IoT provide property managers with a clear overall picture of the property maintenance process, indoor conditions and technical performance

Moderator: Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED

Veikko Martiskainen, Head of International Operations at Granlund

Hacene Terghini, Business Development Director - FM Tech Advisor at Sraco

Expert interview: Intelligent smart city infrastructure
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Expert interview: Intelligent smart city infrastructure

In our quest to develop more sustainable, context-aware, service orientated cities, it is crucial to build an intelligent technology-driven infrastructure. In this session, we took an in-depth look at the key components needed to make this happen.

  • Learn why the key to unlocking future city transformations lies in intelligent, digital infrastructure
  • Discover why the city as a platform approach and IoT underpins the transformation from combustion engines to electric-driven vehicles and autonomous driving public transportation vehicles
  • Gain insights into the importance of ecosystem collaboration for the development of flourishing socioeconomic environments

Moderator: Jennifer Aguinaldo, Energy and Technology Editor at MEED

Jacques Vermeulen, Director Future Cities at Nokia

Panel discussion: Building the digital backbone for a smart city - by the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem
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Panel discussion: Building the digital backbone for a smart city - by the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem

During this session, we discussed the proven ways in which LuxTurrim5G, an innovation ecosystem driven by Nokia and 26 partners, helps cities tackle the challenges of urbanisation and climate change and boost sustainable development, enabling their digital transformation into thriving smart cities. LuxTurrim5G offers a holistic solution to these challenges, creating the digital backbone for a smart city – multi-functional smart poles that provide fast 5G connectivity and a city-wide sensor network that brings relevant online data from various sensors, cameras and other devices.

  • Learn how 5G smart poles can enable the digital infrastructure needed for smart cities
  • Gain insights into the local secure data platform and data marketplace operated by Neutral Host for processing, sharing and utilising collected data and data from other sources
  • Discover how data-driven services can improve public safety, situational awareness, transport efficiencies and energy consumption

Moderator: Jennifer Aguinaldo, Energy and Technology Editor at MEED

Pekka Wainio, Research Manager at Nokia Bell Labs

Dr. Markku Heino, Principal Consultant at Spinverse and Ecosystem Leader of LuxTurrim5G

Tommi Roman, Head of Smart City and Emerging Business Development at Vaisala

Dr. Jani Väre, Head of Innovations & IPR at Teleste Corporation

Panel discussion: Smart Water Management
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Panel discussion: Smart Water Management

The Smart Water Management (SWIM) project is a large international joint project led by research institutes, technology companies and water utilities to combine versatile know-how and experience in water management. Experts from SWIM discussed how Smart Water Management solutions for water utilities can improve water quality, safety and security, as well as reduce non-revenue water from the water network.

  • Learn how decreased water leakages will reduce the need to invest in energy-intensive desalination
  • Learn more about digital flow metering and water quality monitoring
  • Gain insights into SWIM’s AI and machine learning for improved metering and decision support, data quality and traceability
  • Discover solutions for asset management such as augmented reality for field operations, 5G and underground asset location

Moderator: Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED

Dr. Topi Helle, Managing Director at Finnish Water Forum (FWF)

Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist, at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Gary Conway, Head of Energy Sales MEA at Nokia

SMART CITY OBJECTIVES IN FINLAND AND THE UAE

SMART CITY OBJECTIVES IN FINLAND AND THE UAE

It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will migrate to cities and produce approximately 75% of the world's emissions. This presents significant challenges, causing an impact on city safety, energy consumption, air quality, transportation and the overall quality of life. Many people associate smart cities with technologies; however, to build a smart city, a collection of technological systems are required to achieve relevant city goals. We combine science and technology within the smart city model to solve challenges such as population growth, environmental conservation, transport and energy supply. Smart cities aim to build a more sustainable, adaptable society that provides a higher standard of living without burdening the environment.

Similarly, sustainable urban development is a focal point of the UAE’s vision, with strategic initiatives such as Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan already underway. In a bid to enhance the quality of life for city residents and reaffirm its position as a global hub for business and tourism, Dubai aims to upgrade key urban areas, improve resource efficiencies and increase environmental sustainability. We aim to draw parallels between Finland and the UAE and their collective visions for smarter, greener cities.

OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS

Severi Keinälä, Commissioner General

Amy Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

Visa Rauta, Design Director, Global Head of Design

Kimmo Mattila, Head of Software and Data Business

Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer

Janne Summanen, Director of Project Management

Veikko Martiskainen, Head of International Operations

Hacene Terghini, Business Development Director - FM Tech Advisor

Jacques Vermeulen, Director Future Cities

Pekka Wainio, Research Manager

Dr. Markku Heino, Principal Consultant at Spinverse and Ecosystem Leader

Tommi Roman, Head of Smart City and Emerging Business Development

Dr. Jani Väre, Head of Innovations & IPR

Dr. Topi Helle, Managing Director

Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist

Gary Conway, Head of Energy Sales MEA