Wednesday, 03 June 2015
The CRIB (Centre d’Informatique pour la Région bruxelloise, IT Centre for the Brussels region) will host the Brussels Smart City Summit at the Diamant Centre from 9am to 4pm on Wednesday. International experts are expected to attend The Brussels Smart City convention. They will discuss the “smart city” concept in the presence of the Brussels State Secretary Bianca Debaets, in charge of regional and communal IT and digital transition. This international event will be attended by specialists in the technology that makes a city innovative, connected and durable. The Chilean Boyd Cohen, considered one of the inventors of the “smart city” concept, the American Michael Dixon, general manager of Smarter Cities IBM, and Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO of Ericsson Benelux, will be among the experts present.
Conversation tables will allow experts to share experiences, and experts will talk about different subjects, such as mobility, security, the fight against lack of access to digital technology, service platforms, the digitalisation of administrations, and IT infrastructures. The site event.smartcity.brussels will directly broadcast some of the convention, and provide information. Instead of round tables, “smart corners” will offer technological experimentation.
“This is the first international “smart city” conference in Brussels”, says Tony De Coux, spokesman for the CIRB. The “smart city” concept refers to urban development that includes new IT and communication technologies. It aims to respond to the evolution and emergence of new economic, social, and environmental needs among institutions, companies and citizens.