Smart Cities represent distinctive ecosystems of collaborative frameworks: private and public businesses, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, citizens, etc. These ecosystems facilitate the transformation of cities into enablers of economic growth, innovation, and well-being. Under this concept, cities become more efficient, resilient to environmental challenges, cost-effective, and sustainable, providing citizens with a better place to work, live, and socialise.
In this context, the first edition of the FIWARE Smart Cities DAY will focus on some of the key steps in this transformation journey. Through keynotes and specialist speeches, international experts in the field will discuss relevant topics such as city platform models, data-driven innovation, openness, interoperability, and multi-sided markets. In addition, real-life use cases will showcase how FIWARE Foundation members, using Open Source and open standards, are implementing Smart Cities faster and more efficiently, with less disruption to city operations.