Key notes City of Zurich:
ICT and pressure of Public Finances – Results of the new IT-Strategy Zurich
Andreas Németh, Vice Director, ICT Dept. Zurich (CH)

ICT, Politics and Citizens – Experience from the eZürich program (2010-2014)
Michael Keller, Head of eGovernment, ICT Dept. Zurich (CH)

Cloud computing – Challenges for local government providers
Gerhard Langer, Head of IT-Infrastructure, ICT Dept. Zurich (CH)

Smarter Cities: Improving economic vitality while masking complexity
Sylvie Spalmacin-Roma, VP Smarter Cities, IBM Europe and Thierry Elkaim, Digital Services
Director Transdev (FR)

Key notes – ICT, Politics and Citizens:
Doing new with less in Cape Town
André Stelzner, CIO, Cape Town and Sean O’Brien, Global VP Urban Matters & Public Security, SAP (ZA)

Building an open data platform: The journey of DataBC
David Hume, Executive Director, Citizen Engagement, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and
Citizens’ Services, BC Government and Andrew Medd, Senior Manager Deloitte (CDN)

Service Innovation through Open Government Data meets Citizens Requirements
–Results of a Design Thinking Workshop with a Major City of Europe

Jens Obermann, Design Thinking Coach, SAP Business Transformation Services
Bernd Gemmrich, SAP Principal Consultant, BTS Business Innovation & Transformation, SAP Germany

A deeper look at the journey of DataBC
David Hume, Executive Director, Citizen Engagement, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and
Citizens’ Services, BC Government and Andrew Medd, Senior Manager Deloitte (CDN)


Session 1: ICT, Politics and Citizens:

Smarter Cities and the age of Digital Front Office
Jeremy Forshew, Public Sector Leader, Digital Front Office, IBM (UK)

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities & Communities (*)
Colette Maloney, Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability, European Commission – DG CNECT

Digi-Tel: the innovative way of engaging Citizens in Tel-Aviv
Liora Shechter, CIO and Zohar Sosenko, Social Media Manager, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality (IL)

Policy making in Zagreb and the participation of citizens: the FUPOL pilot
Silvana Tomić, Director of ZIH and Mirjana Zubak, Senior Expert Advisor, Mayor’s Office, City of Zagreb (HR)

Towards eDemocracy Beyond – where Big Data, Citizen Engagement and Transparency Converge
Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director/CEO, Public Technology Institute, Washington DC (USA)

Hamburg – Most transparent State of Germany
Joern Riedel, CIO, City and State of Hamburg (D)

From the Internet of Everything to the Internet of Cities
Ferrer(ex Manel Sanromà), CIO, City of Barcelona (ES)

Session 2: ICT and pressure of Public Finances:

ICT Innovation and Public Value: The complex process of choice making
Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, Albany University (USA)

The experience of Cork City and Cork County
Ruth Buckley, Head of ICT & Business Services, City of Cork and James Fogarty, Divisonal manager,
Cork County (IE)

Aberdeen – Social Media Sentiment Analysis
Ian Watt, E-Government Manager, Aberdeen city council (UK)

Code for Ireland
Dominic Byrne, Head of IT, Fingal County (IE)

Open source in Local Government: Report of the 2014 MCE workshop
Tim Willoughby, CTO, Local Government Management Agency of Ireland (IE)

EU-Cost Action: People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World
Zvi Weinstein, EU-COST Manager, Ministry of Construction Israel (IL)

Session 3: Cyber Security:

Cyber Security is Becoming Even More Complex in the Interconnected World
Paul Hopingardner, Deputy CIO, City of Austin, Texas (USA)

e-security education
Norbert Weidinger, Deputy CIO, City of Vienna (A)

The importance of being secure: The IT-security strategy of IKS, the IT-Center of the City of Saarbrücken
Joachim Schiff, General Manager IKS, Saarbrücken (D)


Protection of Switzerland against cyber risks – the role of the different players
Dr. Stefanie Frey, Swiss Government, Coordinator National strategy for Switzerland’s protection
against cyber risks (NCS), Mark Saxer, Program Office Swiss Cyber Experts (Public Private Partnership)
and Andreas Wespi, IBM Research, Cyber Security Expert (CH)

Building Cities of the Future… Now!
Markus Wissmann, Sales Leader, Smart+Connected Communities EMEAR, Cisco and Yasser Helmy,
Sales Manager, Smart+Connected Communities EMEAR, Cisco (CH)

EMC Syncplicity, Enterprise File Sync & Share with Freedom and Security(*)
Owen Kilbane, EMC Syncplicity Lead EMEA

One identity for all e-goverment applications: the Bürgerkonto case of Niedersachsen(*)
Retooling Government IT
Nicolai Moresco, General Manager, Dell (CH) and Erich Vogel, Cloud Leader Consulting Services,
Dynamic Datacenter Ludwigshafen (D)

Erich Vogel


Session 4: Cloud Computing and Shared Services:

Cloud: new possibilities for digital citizenship
Gunther Thiel, Cloud Products & Technology, Swisscom (CH)

The future role of IT-Department in the Cloud
Tim Hynes, Head of IT, EMEA Microsoft IT

Cloud strategy and results of Catalonia Region and City of Barcelona
Lluís Guillén, Director Department of ICT services management, Generalitat de Catalunya (ES)

Cloud computing and shared services in UK
Martin Ferguson, Policy Director, Socitm (UK)

The Austrian way: shared knowledge, shared development and shared services
Peter Reichstädter, E-government ICT Strategy, Federal Chancellery, Austria (A)

Announcement of the 2015 conference

My digital life – Opportunities and risks posed by the cloud in public administration(*)
The cloud which does everything differently
Eduard Modalek, Head of Business Development Swisscom Cloud (CH)

The Digital Business Pyramid
Tim Hynes, Head of IT, EMEA Microsoft IT

(*) Speech without presentation