On 13 April 2023, the Living-in.EU legal subgroup is organising an online session to discuss the Interoperable Europe Act proposal and its (legal) implications for cities.
Fourth Global Standards Symposium (GSS-20)
This fourth year edition focused on ‘International Standards to enable the Digital Transformation and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs’). The ambition of the conference was to lay the foundation for how stakeholders could work in collaboration to develop international standards, guidelines and frameworks for driving digital transformation for SDGs.
Hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the symposium was chaired by H.E. Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs from Estonia.
Session 3 of the event - Towards people-oriented cities and communities: Driving cross-sectoral digital innovation and transformation - focused on Cities and Communities, so it was of particular interest to the Living-in.EU community. The session highlighted how significant digital transformation required urban stakeholders to prioritize the needs and concerns of citizens over the implementation of technologies. Cities and Communities are particularly vulnerable to the disruptive nature of technologies and are burdened by global challenges including sustainability and climate change. This session explored how digital innovations can be leveraged to meet the demands of citizens and build resiliency in key sectors within smart cities and communities.
The session was moderated by Javier Garcia Diaz, Director General, Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE). The pannelis were Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head of the Technologies for Smart Communities Unit, European Commission, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Vice President Research, Gartner, Ramy Ahmed Fathy, Co-Chairman, Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for Digital Agriculture (FG-AI4A), Alexandre Bosshard, Coordinator and Project Manager, Pully, Switzerland and Hee-Dae Kim, Director General in Digital Transformation Agency, Daegu Technopark.
The symposium’s conclusions were submitted to ITU’s World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) – the governing conference for ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland, and online.
You can read the conclusions here.
You can find more about the event here.
Interoperable Europe Act Proposal: Cross-border interoperability for public sector bodies?
Signatory event on organisational and cultural interoperability
On 9 March, Living-in.EU and Wavestone organised an interactive workshop on the organisational and cultural interoperability challenges that local administrations may face when implementing data spaces and local digital twins.
TAKE PART: UserCentriCities Dashboard Is Now Open
This is a unique opportunity for every city and region interested in learning more about the level of performance in designing and delivering digital services that focus on their citizens and their needs.
Save the Date: OASC General Assembly — Brussels, 14 June 2023
We are pleased to announce that OASC’s general assembly meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 June 2023 in Brussels, alongside the Brussels Urban Summit.
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