Coming soon: BR’s Rising Cities. Smart Future | Register now for the online event

Mihai Cristea 11/11/2020 | 16:17

Less than one week left until BR’s Rising Cities. Smart Future 3rd Edition, streamed live on November 18, via BR’s Youtube channel & Facebook pageRegister HERE for the online event.


With Rising Cities. Smart Future, Business Review wishes to support and highlight the evolution of the urban space, with everything encompassed by it: from technology, transportation, digital transformation, communities, architecture, to sustainability, passionate leadership and culture.

Rising Cities. Smart Future proposes greener, smarter and more connected future cities through panel discussions, debates and predictions about public–private collaborations, innovative and inspiring projects and ways of integrating new technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (The internet of things) in the everyday life.

As technology is becoming more embedded in the urban fabric, Business Review organizes Rising Cities. Smart Future conference to highlight the main drivers for innovation in the cities of tomorrow. The event will highlight the type of investment that is needed to upgrade Romania’s cities and the role of the circular economy in boosting the efficiency of urban areas on the long term.

Rising Cities. Smart Future by Business Review will also gauge the potential of technology to help growing cities maintain consumption of resources as efficiently as possible. The role of real estate investment in improving the lives of citizens through innovations in living and working spaces will also be up for discussion.

The event’s agenda includes:

10:30 – Panel 1: Sustainable Future Cities

∙ Circular economy means recycling and reusing all materials and devices, but also a sustainable use of water. How can we use smart technology for efficient water consumption?
∙ How can utilities shape the future development of smart cities – smart infrastructure – smart buildings?
∙ Future cities will be shaped by technology and will also create challenges for both authorities and companies. Are we ready for the coming challenges?
∙ Smart & sustainable buildings: real estate developers are innovation drivers for urban growth, improving the lives of citizens and employees, wellbeing and safety;
∙ Sustainable infrastructure needs smart buildings: smart parking space for individual vehicles, smart public transportation to have stations close to office buildings that hosts many employees.

Andrei Hoștiuc
Deputy General Manager at Apa Nova Bucuresti – Veolia
Tivadar Runtag
CEO at Chimcomplex
Daniela Gavril
Head Of Research at CBRE Romania
Ruben Lațcău
Local Councilor at Timisoara City Hall
Eduard Dumitrascu
President at the Romanian Association for Smart City
11:45 – Keynote Speech Lucian BODE, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Communications
12:00 – Panel 2: Digital infrastructure & software for future cities

∙ The current situation has highlighted the importance of technology and digital transformation, both in urban and rural areas. The need of cities for infrastructure not only to support the digital life of citizens, but also the institutional one, as government must provide safe and efficient services
∙ Challenges of connected cities for suppliers of technology – from data security to digital interaction with citizens
∙ Software solutions for connecting networks, institutions, databases
∙ Cloud solutions for databases and public digitalization.
∙ Connecting databases – solutions + infrastructure. Going for eGovernment.
∙ Digitalization in public institutions and public services.

Cristian Gheorghe
Sales Director Telecom Solutions, Central Eastern Europe (Danubian) at Prysmian
Adelin-Adrian Stoica
Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
Aurel Dragan
Tech Journalist at Business Review
13:00 – EIB Jaspers: Increasing resilience of cities and regions

Presentation: Increasing resilience of cities and regions. How can JASPERS help
EIB Jaspers experts insights on providing technical assistance to municipalities/local authorities to prepare EU funded projects.


Rising Cities. Smart Future is organized by Business Review Magazine, Gold Partners Apa Nova & Vastint, with the support of Prysmian Group & Microsoft, strategic partners Romanian Smart City Association and Hellenic-Romanian Chamber of Commerce.

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