In recent years, the wide diffusion of technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and 4G/5G has enabled many cities to transform into hubs of digital transformation, deploying urban platforms, digital twins of cities and other digital ecosystems leveraging location information.
Smart cities are part of a wider trend, which has a strong element of location - the Smart Space, which also includes smart buildings and many more. A Smart Space can be defined as a combination of physical and digital environments in which people and technology-enabled systems interact in dynamic, inter-connected and intelligent ecosystems.
Such Smart Spaces represent a new approach in design and integration patterns and architectures to create new outcomes from legacy, new and emerging technologies and services. Gartner sees market demand accelerating for Smart Spaces as emerging technologies and techniques, such as IoT and artificial intelligence (AI), are increasingly available at a greater scale.
While we witness the market for Smart Spaces expanding, we lack a deeper understanding of its challenges and the possible solutions that location intelligence might provide. Within the context of ELISE, we see a particular opportunity to identify areas where the public sector can help in addressing these challenges.
Developing a benchmarking framework to analyse Smart Spaces in this context is particularly important to identify barriers, for example, in the interoperability of (location) data and technology, anticipating emerging market demands, and the derived recommendations for improving the status quo – especially for required actions of the public sector.
In this webinar, the expert in Data-Driven Government Clémentine Valayer from Gartner Consulting and special guests Ricardo Vitorino from Ubiwhere speaking about the City of Guimarães, Albert Engels and Bart De Lathouwer from the city of Rotterdam and Andraž Logar from 3fs speaking about Smart Mlaka share insight on:
- A proposed Smart Space Benchmarking Framework and its four dimensions
- Return on experience from applying the analysis the framework to three Smart City cases
- Key findings on improving the use of location intelligence in Smart Spaces include proposed public sector actions and stimulating data availability.
In the discussion part, Andrea Halmos and Marco Minghini, both from the European Commission, Michael Mulquin from Oascities, and Greta Nasi from Bocconi University, will reflect on the topic and share their experience.
From this webinar, different stakeholder groups may benefit:
- Public policymakers
- Private companies implementing solutions
- Local and Regional authorities (e.g. Municipalities)
- GIS solution providers
This webinar is a part of a series of "Webinars and events" performed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre under the ELISE ISA² Action. These webinars aim to quickly engage with new topics of relevance to the location interoperability, the digital transformation of government and socio-technical developments in this arena and to share the results and outcomes of ELISE action.
The webinar will take place on 16/12/2021 at 14h00 CET (UTC+1).
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