Smart Cities deliver the goods to the citizens via innovative energy, traffic and waste management solutions – among other things. In the age of IoT, there is no telling how far and how high Smart Cities can go.
When: 31st August–2nd September 2016 Where: Helsinki Hall of Culture / Kulttuuritalo MyData 2016 is an international conference that focuses on human centric personal information management. MyData is an initiative to help people gain more control over their personal data. The conference brings together an international crowd of 1000 people from businesses, research community, civil society and government to shape the fundamentals on how personal data is managed globally. In Kalasatama district, the most exact real-time energy and waste data is already produced. Now, in the MyData2016 conference, some subsets of the data are available for the first time available for expert>>>
The agile pilots now running in Kalasatama are related to smart mobility services, effective waste management, reducing food waste and co-creating local services. All of the selected pilots are already in prototype phase, the services will now be tested in real life environment. The selection criteria emphasized innovativeness, user-involvement and potential to generate new business. All selected pilots utilize digital technology and will be executed by a consortium of businesses and other partners. The pilots were chosen among 52 offers.
Text: Kenneth Vanhoutte, Com&Co The Smart Kalasatama project in Helsinki, Finland, is a prime example of an innovative Smart City project. This modern urban district will be fully transformed into a ‘living lab’ where residents experiment with multiple smart initiatives. Veera Mustonen, Project Leader of Smart Kalasatama, joined us via Skype for a brief interview ahead of the Smart City Forum to be held on December 2nd.
As part of different loyalty schemes and programmes, huge amounts of data are gathered each and every day to monitor people and their behaviour. At the same time, people are starting to understand the huge value their data poses to retail business, wanting more control over of what is being collected, shared and how. On the 4th of December, Forum Virium Helsinki organised a workshop which discussed future customer experience and loyalty cards from the perspective of MyData. The workshop brought together 30+ professionals interested in retail and MyData. Via inspirational talk from researcher Kai Kuikkaniemi (HIIT), we first explored the>>>
Smart Kalasatama’s Programme for Agile Piloting buys small pilots that provide new innovative services for people living in the Kalasatama area. Amongst the 52 offers submitted, the first five are now selected to be piloted during spring 2016. The pilots relate to smart mobility, electric bicycles, effective waste collection, reducing food waste and co-creating local services.