The 2019 CTTE-FITCE congress was hosted by Ghent University and imec in Ghent, Belgium, and targeted the challenges for smart cities. We had international speakers and lively discussions that tackled the challenges from multiple perspectives. The conference highlighted that technology is not the main driver for the smart city, but a necessary enabler, that legislation, regulation and privacy have a big impact and that economics are a major concern, specifically when up scaling from pilots is concerned. From a social perspective, citizens are key and the physical impact of the architecture of the city cannot be ignored. Today, multiple sources estimate that by 2050, about 70% of the population will live in cities. Furthermore, cities compete on a global level to attract entrepreneurial talent and successful businesses. It is hence of crucial importance that cities offer the best living and working conditions for its citizens as well as visitors....
The keynote presentations are freely available for download.
- Vision and strategy of Ghent in becoming a true smart city by Sofie Bracke (City of Ghent)
- The state of development of Smart Cities in Belgium by Danny Goderis (Agoria)
- City Development versus Smart City 2.0 by Stefan Rugel (Deloitte)
- A smarter city, boosted by 5G, Luxemburg case by Laurent Rapin (Post Luxembourg)
- City of Things, business models for smart cities by Jan Adriaenssens (imec)
A picture says more than a thousand words. Relive the conference by checking out the photographs.