Day of Hamburg
Welcome to the City of Hamburg and Major Cities of Europe:

Strategic overview of Hamburg
Jörn Riedel CIO, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (GER)

The digital change – eCulture
Dr. Dirk Petrat Director-General, Ministry of Culture Hamburg (GER)

Intelligent Traffic Management Concepts and smartPORT Hamburg presentation still missing
Dr. Sebastian Saxe CIO and CDO, Hamburg Port Authority (GER)

Digitizing schools and public administration
Dr. Hannes Alpheis Director-General, Ministry of School and Vocational Training Hamburg (GER)

Insights Enrich Cities presentation still missing
Michael Dixon General Manager Smarter Cities, IBM

City of Breda: Innovate for Life – Living below the Sea Level   presentation / video
Mark Voermans Chief Business Developer, Ireckon BV

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart and Communities – Supporting Europe’s cities in getting smarter
Colette Maloney Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability unit, European Commission

More than Smart – What it Takes to Shape a Resilient City presentation still missing
Rüdiger Dorn Director Technology Strategy EMEA, Microsoft


Session 1: Rethinking e-government:

Digital life is a reality – When does government overhaul?
Matthias Kammer Director DIVSI – Deutsches Institut für Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet (GER)

Rethinking e-government – a US perspective
Alan Shark CEO Public Technology Institute, Washington DC (USA)

hGovernment beats eGovernment Why eGovernment strategies suffer in Europe
Harald Lemke Special representative E-Government und E-Justice, Deutsche Post AG (GER)

Why Cities Have to Become Smart
Markus Wissmann Director Smart+Connected Communities Sales, Cisco EMEAR

Making life in Florence easier through digital services
Lorenzo Perra Vice mayor of Florence (IT)

Tel Aviv DigiTel – The trip of innovation continues
Liora Shechter – DigiTel CIO City Of Tel Aviv Yafo (IL)

One decade – Open Government in Hamburg
Renate Mitterhuber Head of division, Ministry of Finance Hamburg (GER)

Session 2: Governance of Smart Cities:


Smart Citizen – Smart City presentation still missing
Mirko Bass, Innovation & Customer
Experience Program, Cisco Systems
Harald Neidhardt, Curator & Founder, MLOVE

Agile Infrastructure – citizen services are mobile presentation still missing
Bernhard Grubelnig, Bechtle

About Major Cities of Europe
Giorgio Prister, President of Major Cities of Europe (IT)

Innovation an Economic Development in Nice pt 1
Alexey Ershov VP Smarter Cities, IBM
Innovation an Economic Development in Nice pt 2
Christian Tordo Adjoint au Maire delegue a l’Economie, Metropol Nice Cote d’Azure

Governance of Vienna – Smart City
Norbert Weidinger Deputy CIO City of Vienna (A)

Smartcity projects governance in Barcelona
Josep Ramon Ferrer Smartcity projects coordinator City of Barcelona (ES)

Governance of Innovation at the
City of Copenhagen

Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer Head of Digitalisation, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen (DK)

Session 3: New technologies: Government 4.0:

Robotics in Public Administration
Dr. Ing. Tobias Meisen Managing Director, IMA RWTH Aachen University (GER)

Game-based Approaches for Participation and Urban Planning presentation / video
Viktor Wendel TU Darmstadt / KOM-Multimedia Communications Lab (GER)

Peccioli (Italy) – Robots assist elderly people  presentationvideo 1 – video 2 – video 3
Nicola Canelli Owner Robotech, Spin-off of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Pisa (IT)


Session 4: Openness and Transparency and the role of Social Media:

Social Media Readiness in public administration
Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann University of St. Gallen (CH)

Using the mobile internet for alerting and support before & during disasters
Dr. Ulrich Meissen Fraunhofer-Institut, Berlin (GER)

When digital tools empower both local government and their citizens: experiences from a UK social enterprise
Ben Nickolls Commercial Manager, mySociety, London (UK)

Session 5: Learning: The School 2020:

New technology in learning
Maria Ranieri University of Florence (IT)

WhiteIT – the alliance for children shows how to prevent child abuse especially with technical solutions
Thorsten Nowak Ministry of Internal Affairs and Sport (GER)

IT-Talents – by Hacker School Hamburg
David Cummins Digital Analytics Association (GER)

Announcement of the 2016 conference