Director General of Venis s.p.a
Alessandra Poggiani is currently Director General of Venis s.p.a, the Venice City Council ITC inhouse company. Previously Director General of AGID Government Agency for Digital Italy, CEO of LAit s.p.a., Latium regional government ITC company, Head of Communications and External Relations at WWF International for the Mediterranean, Corporate Online Communication Manager at Enel s.p.a., Information Manager of the Support and Monitoring Unit of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership for the Environment.
She combines her professional career with academic appointments: she is currently a Lecturer of Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication at the University of Rome “Roma Tre” and has been Visiting Lecturer of Digital Economy at the Imperial College Business School in London and Teaching Fellow of Interactive Media and Digital Marketing at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Head of Customer Department, Member Executive Board at Stadt Zürich, Organisation und Informatik
Dr. Alexandra Collm holds a degree in public administration from the University of Potsdam and wrote her PhD thesis at the University of St.Gallen and Syracuse University always focusing on IT and the public sector. After initiating a research program, several consulting jobs on IT and innovation in governmental organizations and positions at Swisscom in corporate strategy, business development, and innovation management, she became Head of Customer Department and Member of the Executive Board at the OIZ of the city of Zurich in 2017.
Cispel Toscana association General Director
Andrea Sbandati (March 5th, 1959), Cispel Toscana association General Director, has a long-term experience in environmental-related fields, given by work on a multitude of policy oriented studies in the field of management of solid waste management in the Italian context and is thus familiar with the practices of implementation of the E.U. Acquis in the waste management sector in Italy; realisation of several Industrial plan, Province and Regional Plans.
Chief Digital Officer Angers – France
Educated as engineer (Ecole Centrale de Nantes - 1992) and as chief engineer at the National Institute of Territorial Studies from 1999 to 2002.
CIO for more than 20 years in local governments, has carried out numerous projects in all fields. In addition to these activities, has been involved in training and awareness-raising on new technologies for different audiences (engineers, CEOs ...). From January 2017 has managed as CEO the urban community and the city of Angers. This position, created at the Economic Development Agency, ensures a solid link between the local ecosystem and the public administration.
Head of department for Urban Regeneration – City of Leipzig
Dr. Beate Ginzel has studied architecture in Dresden and Vaasa (Finland).
From 1998-2003 she worked as an architect in Germany, the Netherlands and Tanzania. After this, she was researcher and lecturer at the Department for Urban Development and Construction Management (ISB) at Leipzig University.
Since 2014, she is head of department at the office for urban renewal and housing promotion of the City of Leipzig.
E-Trikala S.A- Department of Research and Communication
Psychologist- Msc Health Management, E-Trikala S.A- Department of Research and Communication
Specialist of Corporate Development and Innovation
LVV Leipziger Versorgung- und Verkehrsgesellschaft
2011 - 2016
Head of E-Mobility Projects
Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH
Since 2010 the Leipziger Group is engaged in various E-Mobility projects
Daniel Van Lerberghe
City of Brussels
Co-Founder of InnoGage.eu, a dynamic International Innovation Lab turning innovative concepts & services to empower people, organisations & governments to co-create tomorrow’s world, as well as a Digital Consultancy offering services in digital communication & stakeholders' engagement, OpenGov & smart cities to reinvent politics, communication & governance in cyberspace. Since September 2017, he is also Cabinet Member of Clementine BARZIN, Vice Mayor for Citizen Participation and Urban Revitalisation at the City of Brussels. Daniel is also anchor & Partner of AlMouwatin.com TV & Radio, where he conceived “#CrèvelaBulle, l’Europe c’est de la bombe !” and co-founder of ConnectivityAlliance.eu, an independent, non-profit organisation that catalyses thought-leadership to governments that aspire to an ecosystem of sustainable, yet innovative and open services.
CEO Droid Solutions GmbH
Establishment and acting partner from DrouidSolutions GmbH, since 2016 composition KULDIG - Apps for museum and cultural facilities.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University of Salerno – Italy.
Donato Pirozzi received the Laurea in Computer Science (cum laude) from the University of Salerno (Italy) in May, 2010. In 2014 he received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, working on an industrial software platform to support collaboration among engineers sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. During his PhD he visited the University of Brighton (UK) working with Prof. Andrew Fish in the field of visualisation tools to explore industrial datasets. Currently, he is a Post-doctoral Research Follow at University of Salerno (Italy) working on the topic of Open Data.
University of Florence
Emanuele Bellini PhD in Telematics and Information Society at University of Florence –Italy and M.Sc. in Communication at University of Siena – Italy. His research interest includes Smart Resilient City, Critical Infrastructure protection, Human Reliability, Knowledge Management. He is researcher and project manager at University of Florence, Information Engineering department – Distributed Systems and Internet Technology Lab (DISIT). He is coordinator of H2020-RESOLUTE project on Resilience of Urban Transport System. Dr. Bellini is member of IEEE System council, IMG-S TC4-Resilience, CEN TC 88 Resilience Information Portal, EU-VRI, European Technology Platform for Industrial Safety ETPIS, ESRA TC Human Reliability and TC Risk Assessment.
General Manager ISSY MEDIA Issy les Moulineaux – France
Eric Legale is the managing director of Issy Media. Prior to joining Issy Media in 1998, Eric Legal was director of the Mayor’s office, Andre Santini. He is co-ordinating the ICT-projects of Issy-les-Moulineaux since 1995. He represents the city Issy-les-Moulineaux in different international networks involved in ICT topics, as the Global Cities Dialogue on information society, and international network of mayors engaged to promote an information society for all. He has been finally boosted Issy-les-Moulineaux involvement in EU R&D projects, stimulating its participation since ‘90s and helping the City to become a well-known Smart City.
Wind Tre - Head of Principal Architect
Head of Principal Architect involved in Technology - Network Engineering department; he focuses on Technology Strategy, Mid-Long Term evolution roadmap definition and Customer Experience Architecture Framework deployment; he has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of Information Technology, Media and Telecommunications. He is currently involved in 5G MISE Trial, Multi-Access Edge Computing as well as NFV/SDN architecture definition. He joined CK Hutchison (3 Italy) in 2003 working on UMTS service start-up and network planning. He has been involved on DVB-H service start-up and network planning in 2006. He graduated in Electronic Engineering in 2002.
Francesco di Costanzo
President of PA Social - Association for New Communication
President of PA Social - Association for New Communication. Founder and director cittadiniditwitter.it. Author of books, last one: "PA Social: traveling in Italy of New Communication between Work, Services and Innovation". Organizer of numerous conferences, courses, lessons on new web and social networking. Promote a number of initiatives and campaigns, such as #socialbus, #socialcity and #socialutility, for the development of the use of web and social networks for public information and service.
Director of Technological infrastructures department City of Florence – Italy
Gianluca Vannuccini is an electronic engineer with a PhD in Telematics and Information Society; from 1999 to 2003 he is involved in research & training, for Universities and national Telcos, in the field of IP networks and wireless and optical communications. In 2003 he joins the IT department of the Municipality of Firenze, Italy, where he is currently manager of the IT Infrastructure Development Office.
President of Major Cities of Europe
Giorgio Prister is President of Major Cities of Europe since 2008. His mission is to ensure the continuous improvement of the value proposition and the reputation of this non-profit organization by promoting the exchange of experiences about innovation in Cites driven by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Before he has worked during most of his professional life for IBM in which he covered multiple professional and managerial positions in sales and marketing for many business sectors including Europe’s IBM Local Government.
Born in Rome, Giorgio Prister graduated in Electronics Engineering.
Vice President – Major Cities of Europe
Glyn Evans spent over thirty years in IT and business transformation roles in UK local government, his final role being that of Director of Business Change at Birmingham City Council, the largest UK municipality. He left Birmingham in 2012 and was an independent consultant for four years. He is vice president of MCE. He has a great interest and photography and videography and is combining his MCE role with developing skills in these areas.
Head of the SmartGov EU Projet. Department for E-Governance and Administration, University of Krems.
Dr. Gregor Eibl, MSc is Senior Scientist at the Center for E-Governance at the Department of E-Governance in Business and Administration. After completing his doctorate in business informatics, he worked for the Federal Chancellery for 14 years, the last 11 years as an employee in the field of ICT strategy of the federal government in the Digital and E-Government department. Since November 2017 he has been the lead manager of the SmartGov project.
Director General, Administration Department, Ministry of Education, City State of Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Hannes Alpheis, Sociologist, born 1954
1984-1988 University of Hamburg,
Research assistant, comparative urban research
1988-1994 City State of Hamburg, Ministry of Interior
Public Security Department
1994-2003 City State of Hamburg, Ministry of Finance
2003-2008 City State of Hamburg, Ministry of Finance
Real Estate Department
since 2008 City State of Hamburg, Ministry of Education
Administration Department, Director General
Volunteer advisor to “junge norddeutsche philharmonie” www.junge-norddeutsche.de
CIO – Lyon Metropolis – France
Hervé Groléas joined Greater Lyon in 2005. As a CIO he led the merge of the information systems of two local governments. He raised the ICT to a public policy and moved the IT system department to the development department. He now develops the digital government and smart city through digital planning, data governance and the advent of a "digital living environment".
Sleuth Cooperative London UK
Hilary Simpson has 20 years experience in Public Sector Data and technology - winning the Information Age Public Sector Deployment of the Year Award 2015. She is a pioneer of the ethical data to break down silos, ensuring that joined up information is available to help professionals choose early interventions that make a difference to people’s lives.
She is a regular contributor and panel chair for Web television and speaker at international conferences including the 2018 Commonwealth Parliamentarians Conference
Global Peter Drucker Forum
Isabella Mader is Executive Advisor of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, a yearly management conference, called “The Davos of Management” by the Financial Times.
She is also CEO of the Vienna based Excellence Institute and a university lecturer for IT Strategy. In 2013 she received the award "Top CIO of the Year".
Her current work focuses on Collaboration, Communities, Network Society and the Sharing Economy.
Major Cities of Europe
Joachim Schiff gained his Master of Science in Mathematics in 1978.
At the same year he was hired by the Municipality of Saarbrücken and put in charge of the mathematical models for development of the city.
In 1982 he became Head of the «Electronic Data Processing» Department of the City Administration of Saarbrücken.
Since 1994 until 2015 has been the director of IKS, the IT Center of the Municipality of Saarbrücken.
The main topics IKS deals with are: IT Infrastructure, IT systems, telecommunications and the call center for municipalities and their companies.
At the same time, Joachim Schiff was the director of “IKS Kommunal GmbH”, a private company which is owned 100 percent by the Municipality of Saarbrücken.
Joachim Schiff is retired since June 2016. He works now as member and advisor of the Organizing Committee of Major Cities of Europe
Business Solutions Strategist, Advisory & Consulting Services, EMEA, VMware
Joerg joined VMware in 2016. As a strategic advisor for several major accounts his goal is to add business value to customer specific IT Solutions. Thought Leadership, Benefit Dependencies and Value Realization by integrating IT with people, processes and organization are the pillars of his role.
He is also an expert for the vertical manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and IoT.
In his time with VMware he supported executive exchange events in Vienna and Duesseldorf. He was also acting as speaker and moderator at “Berlin Cloud Conference” and “IoT World” in Berlin. He was also acting as speaker at “VMworld” in Las Vegas.
Joerg has a strong Outsourcing Expertise through large and complex deals (RFI‘s, RfP‘s, Due Diligence, Pricing, Service Level, Risk Assessment, Project Planning with Transition & Transformation) and a wide understanding of relevant IT and Cloud Services with Cost Drivers behind including DC Infrastructure, Service Level Management, Service Integration, Governance and Cross Functional Topics.
In his past he also did Software Quality Management of business application software and worked as a Process Consultant to optimize the internal tool landscape of large companies.
Joerg is based in Germany and holds several management qualifications from his previous employers (e.g. Siemens Management Training, Atos Outsourcing Academy).
CIO – City State of Hamburg – Germany
Jörn Riedel (born 1959) studied sociology at university. Between 1990 and 1992 he worked as a project manager on large projects for Hamburg’s interior ministry; from 1992 to 1998 he managed the Hamburg interior ministry’s ICT department. He later became head of IT management for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and since 2008 he has been CIO of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
Keno Hendricks started working for Oracle in August 2017. During his studies in Business and Technology Management, he was working in the purchasing department of a premium sanitary brand. After graduating, he worked as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of a work-wear and uniform manufacturer and was involved in major projects with both, public and private sector customers. After supervising several IT-related projects within his previous roles, Keno decided to join Oracle and drive the technological progress of public sector customers in Germany.
Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Meraki.
Kilian Hümpfer is Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Meraki located in Munich. He is an expert in the field of cloud-managed network technology.
CIO of the City of Tel Aviv – Israel
As CIO of the Tel Aviv - Yafo Municipality and a city maker, Ms. Shechter helps shape the Smart City strategy for the city, drive innovation into work processes in the municipality and better every day the life of our residents and business owners.
Wind Tre - 5G Project Leader - Luca Monti is currently “5G Project Leader” in Wind Tre, a key player in the Italian telco market born from the 50/50 merger of the two operational companies H3G S.p.A ("3") and Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. (WIND). Luca has been working in the company since the start-up of WIND (1998) with growing responsibilities in the Core Network Engineering area, then moving (2013) to the commercial as manager in both National and International Wholesale. Before Wind Tre, he worked for 3 years as Engineering Supervisor in the start-up of Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italy). Luca holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
President BAICR Human Ecosystem Relations Italy
Lucio Fumagalli is president of BAICR Cultura della Relazione, an italian training agency acknolwedged by the Ministry of Education. BAICR organizes post-graduate Master's degree and professional trainings.
Lucio is concerned with managerial and organizational consulting. He led international wide projects of organizational change, relating to company turn around, pre and post merge activities.
uropean Projects, Partnerships and International Contests
Graduated in Political Science in 2001 at the University of Florence. Master in European Studies in 2003 Specialization in Planning-Evaluation Cycle in 2009. Qualification of the Tuscany Region in Technician for valorisation of local recourses in 2015. From 2003 to June 2015, I worked at the Prato Province managing European, National and Local projects in the fields of economic development, social inclusion, immigrants integration, youth. Since June 2015 I work for the Municipality of Florence on innovation projects (June-December 2015), educational project (January 2016 - December 2017) and European projects (January 2018 – ongoing).
Policy and Research Director for Socitm, UK
Martin Ferguson, Director of Policy & Research – Socitm (association of digital leaders in public services - UK)
Martin leads Socitm’s policy and research work on redesign and digital transformation of public services in the UK. His current work covers digital innovation in government, health and social care integration, women in IT and cyber security. A graduate of the Universities of Wales, Waterloo (Canada) and Birmingham, his local government career spans planning, housing, leisure and recreation, IT and information services. He is a past president of Socitm. He has contributed to the British Council’s e-governance programmes in Brazil and central Asia and served as an associate lecturer for the University of Birmingham’s Public Service MBA in the UK and Hong Kong and for the Open University Business School.
Open Fiber - Responsible for Wireless Engineering
Open Fiber - Responsible for Wireless Engineering -
Massimiliano Bonola joined Open Fiber in 2017 as responsible for Wireless Engineering to support FWA and UBB network deployment. As well, he acts as technical reference for MiSE Trial activities referring to Prato and L’Aquila. With almost 20 years of experience in Telecommunications as Electrical Engineer and PMP®, he has been working for Telecom Italia in European and Latin America projects, focusing on 2G/3G/4G Radio Access Network & Backhauling aspects.
Open Fiber – Italy
Open Fiber - Chief Innovation and Digital Officer -Massimiliano Gattoni is the Chief Innovation and Digital Officer of Open Fiber, directly reporting to the CEO. He is a forward-thinking executive with over 20 years of experience in: Designing the Digital Transformation of the Business, helping CxO to understand the implications of disruptive technologies on business models. Helping companies to rewire themselves around digital innovation, creating digital strategy and new services offerings around customer behaviors and needs.
City of Leipzig, Department for Geoinformation, Urban Data Platform – Germany
Mathias Boedecker is an educated cartographer and geoinformation expert. He has ten years of working experience at the Bavarian Environment Agency in the field of cartography and geoinformation systems. Since 2016 Mathias Boedecker has been working for the Office of Geoinformation and Land Management of the City of Leipzig for the Department of Geodata Service and is responsible for spatial data management within the SDI Leipzig.
ISSY MEDIA Issy les Moulineaux – France
Matteo Satta is an international Political Sciences graduate and senior project manager that has always been involved, between France and Italy, in the field of R&D and Innovation. Since 2005, he has contributed to various European projects and IPR Licensing programs. He is today the EU Project Manager of Issy Média, working on design and development of various Smart City projects with a focus on Open Data and Smart Mobility.
Chief Executive Office for Organisation, Safety & Security, Process Mgmt.& ICT Strategy Vienna – Austria
Norbert Weidinger, since 2005 deputy CIO in the CEO-Offices executive group for Organisation, safety and Security / Information and Communication Technology. Responsible for further development of e-government in the City of Vienna and the national and international e-Gov cooperation. Further tasks are IT-governance, IT-strategy and IT security for Vienna.
It Manager City of Prato – Italy
Paolo Boscolo gained a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering in 1986. In 1992 he joined the Comune di Prato as head of the Telecommunications group. Is new responsible for the general coordination of the ICT service and for co-funded project in ICT field. During last 10 years has been charged for the management of advanced eGovernment projects for the Prato City Council. He is currently responsible for the definition of the Prato Smart City Plan.
Head of Centre of Competence Public IT at Fraunhofer FOKUS | Professor for EGovernance at Danube - University Krems Austria
Head of Centre of Competence Public IT at Fraunhofer FOKUS | Professor for E-Governance at Danube University Krems
Peter Parycek is Head of the Competence Centre Public IT at Fraunhofer Fokus Berlin, funded by the Ministry of Interior; Full Professor for E-Governance and Head of the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Danube University Krems. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master's program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal, organizational and technological developments. His research and project priorities include E-Governance, E-Democracy and E-Government. Peter is an active contributor to the scientific community as Vice President of the IFIP Working Group 8.5, which organizes the leading E-Government conference in Europe, and as track-chair, program committee member and reviewer in further leading conferences. In addition, Peter is interested in the intersection of theory and practice, he held an advisory position at the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA) and was/is board member in several civil society organisations, like Open3 e.V. (www.open3.at), Open Knowledge Foundation Austria e.V. (okfn.at/), German National E-Government Competence Centre, or the German Society for Cybernetics.
CIO of Vienna Utilities Austria
Rainer Kegel studied and worked at the Vienna university of economics and business administration.
After his final degree and several occupational stops, he joined Wien Energie (utility), a part of the Wiener Stadtwerke Group in 2009.
2015 he changed to the parent company as Group CIO. His main focus is on new topics like Data Science (incl. all related topics) and the Internet of Things with the goal to optimize the infrastructure of Vienna and make it smarter.
Managing Director of Vitako
Ralf Resch is Managing Director of Vitako, representing 57 local public IT service providers in Germany. With a background in public administration, he has broad experience in representing public services from the local to the European level. Having served as General Secretary of CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services) in Brussels he turned to IT as Director Public Affairs and Marketing for a leading German Public transport IT system provider.
Executive Director of IT Planning Council - Federal Ministry of the Interior
Renate Mitterhuber has been working since 2001 in the field of e-government and IT. She was responsible for Hamburg's e-government and IT strategy. Since 2009 she has also been deputy CIO of the Hamburg administration. For many years she was an active member of various federal-state working groups of the IT Planning Council. On 1 June 2017 she took over the management of the office of the IT Planning Council in the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Head of PACE FastLane Digital Innovation and FastLane – Vienna – Austria
Robin Heilig – City of Vienna, Co-head of PACE, Vienna’s IT-Innovationteam, has been a project manager for many years. He first developed his more strategic skills as a senior e-government consultant before he took on the challenge as head of the strategy bureau of the ICT department of the City of Vienna. To meet the rising demands, PACE was founded, which he is co-head of, since it’s launch.
Policy and Programme officer
Since 2011 Serge NOVARETTI is a Policy and Programme Manager at the European Commission/DG CNECT working on Public Sector Modernisation, Digital Public Services and eParticipation. He is in charge of large scale pilots (e-SENS, TOOP), involved in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) and in the implementation of the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020. From 2006 to 2011 within DG DIGIT/ISA Programme unit he was in charge of the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS), the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and the European Interoperability Architecture (EIA).
Deputy Director at Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence Baltimore – USA
Sharon Paley is Deputy Director and Cofounder of the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. Since its start three years ago, GovEx has provided technical assistance to over 100 cities and trained more than 2,000 civil servants. Previously, Sharon served as Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, where she was honored by the Obama White House for her civic hacking efforts in the city.
Syncwork Management Consultant
Mr. Orthmann has a Dipl.-Kaufmann (Graduate in Business Administration), 16 years of consulting experience and 10 years of experience in the public secto. Skills: Project management, Public procurement management, Requirements management, Organizational and process analysis, CAFM (computer-aided facility management). Certifications: PMP Project Management Professional PMI® (2013).
Moderator of the conference
Stefanie Dreyer is a TV-host and journalist. She has studied journalism at the International-Journalism-Center in Austria and presentation skills and media techniques in Hamburg. She has an MBA in Economics and was part of an executive training program in Tokyo from the European commission where she studied International Management. For more than 10 years she has lived in various parts of the world including USA, Japan, Cambodia, Austria and Canada. As of September Stefanie will be a Fellow in Global Journalism of the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto.
Account Manager - Öffentlicher Sektor - Sachsen. Has a Master’s degree in International Business, with the focus on entrepreneurship. She started her career in the hardware refurbishment business and gained hands-on experience in the circular economy. Now she is working at Oracle with public sector customers where she is focusing on solutions for processing, analysis and security of data.
Head of Leipzig HHL Smart Infrastructure Hub Germany
Prof. Stephan Stubner is Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and holds the Porsche AG Chair of Strategic Management and Family Business.
IBM Client Executive Public Sector
Thorsten Sobottka was born 1968. He is an electronic engineer and started his career at IBM Deutschland GmbH in 1987. In the last 20 years, he has had several sales job roles within IBM and during this period, he was responsible for different kind of customers from several industry sectors. Since 2015, his focus customers come from the Public Sector, especially Cities and municipal utilities in the eastern part of Germany, also the city of Leipzig. Thorsten Sobottka is located in Dresden.
City of Antwerp
Following a career of over 30 years in commercial software companies, Walter Wijn moved into the public administration as ACPaaS Portfolio Owner at Digipolis, the IT Department of the City of Antwerp.
He manages their platform strategy and, together with the City of Antwerp, identifies interesting current and future components that can support the challenges which the City of Antwerp is facing.