Since its inception in 2016, Dortmund’s smart city initiative has already ramped up significantly, particularly in 2018. The work is gaining international interest and acclaim and in September was named as a winning Digital City by the Living City Foundation.
Dortmund is showing what can be done with cross-sector and public-private collaboration, internal culture change and a focus on the citizen.
The German city also has the chance to demonstrate how smart city initiatives can be transformative for communities – not only making life easier day-to-day but also regenerating the economy of a city and reinventing its image. With preparatory work complete and a number of pilots and implementations underway, the City of Dortmund is ready to show the world what it’s got.
12.00 – 12.30: Registration, Lunch & Networking
12.30 – 12.40: Welcome, Introductions
12.40 – 12.55: Discussion Point 1
12.55 – 13.10: Discussion Point 2
13.10 - 13.25: Discussion Point 3
13.25 – 13.30: Summary
13.30 onwards: Escort to Smart City Expo World Congress
In advance of the roundtable, SmartCitiesWorld will provide all guests will a preview of its latest City Profile report - which focuses on the City of Dortmund. Sarah Wray, Editor of SmartCitiesWorld, will then set the scene for the breakfast roundtable with a short snapshot of the city of Dortmund's journey towards becoming a smart city.
We will then look at a number of initiatives within the City of Dortmund to discuss the issues, challenges and learning that other cities can take away.
Delegates will have a chance to give their own views and to ask questions throughout this session - making it as interactive as possible!
Name: Dr Jan Fritz Rettberg
Title: Chief Information Officer
Company: City of Dortmund
Dr. Fritz Rettberg co-ordinates the Smart City project of the City of Dortmund and its partners. Together with the Chamber of Commerce of Dortmund (IHK zu Dortmund) he develops regional approaches concerning energy transition and Industry 4.0.
Name: Mirko Bass
Title: Business Development Manager EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia)
Company: Cisco Systems
Mirko is passionate about building community and creating opportunities to bring together people, ideas and emerging technologies for the greater good.
Name: Sarah Wray
Sarah has many years of experience as a B2B journalist and editor, specialising in technological innovation and its impact in cities.