Scope of the Event

The "Smart Cities: Global Perspectives on Digital Transformation" webinar will focus on the discussion around what knowledge and tools are required for nations and local authorities to take the next steps. Or, sometimes, more importantly, their first steps in building a society that benefits from digital transformation in cities, through standards, educational and technological toolkits, and cooperation. The panel will also look at lessons learnt from COVID-19 and what is required to combat a growing digital divide. The event will take the form of a panel discussion with key questions put to our international experts, who represent both technology and city stakeholders at a global level.

Time & Date

12.00 - 13.00 CET, Wednesday 27 October 2021


Joel Myers - Chair of the IEEE IoT Initiative on Smart Cities


  • Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit Technologies for Smart Communities at the EC
  • Najat Zarrouk, Director of the African Local Government Academy, UCLG 
  • Ray Walshe, 2023 EUOS Director 
  • Dr Foued El Ayni, Director of Smart Cities Initiatives at ICESCO 
  • Martin Brynskov, OASC Chair 
  • Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer, UNDESA 

Who Should Attend

  • Smart city stakeholders from national/local authorities
  • Researchers and academics in related fields
  • ICT specialists and professionals working in the smart cities domain
  • Representatives of standards developing organisations
  • Members of research institutes working in ICT standard development
  • Representatives of national standards associations
  • Smart city networks


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