On 12-13 May 2021, the 12th Smart City Forum took place. Over 400 participants took part in the event which was carried out as an online broadcast. The twelfth edition of the Forum, which was attended by national decision-makers, local government administration and experts from companies providing innovative solutions for cities, was an attempt to create a new plan for the development of cities and regions in times of challenges posed by the pandemic.
As part of the inaugural block, a summit of city authorities was held, during which the functioning of local governments in the new social, economic and technological reality, changing trends in the development and transformation of modern cities and regions was discussed.
“I think that the time of the pandemic has shown where the role of the state and its structures is, where the role of local government structures is and where the citizen is, what should the domain of the state be, what should the domain of local government be and what should be in the sphere of self-protection and self-organisation of the resident. This time has confirmed this perfectly (…) – today, there should be a clear division of roles and tasks that must be fulfilled from the point of view of the state and local government structures” – said Tadeusz Krzakowski, Mayor of the City of Legnica, during the summit.
The inaugural debate, which was moderated by Maciej Bluj, Chairman of the Smart City Forum Advisory Board, was attended by: Jacek Jaśkowiak, Mayor of the City of Poznań; Sabina Nowosielska, Mayor of the City of Kędzierzyn-Koźle; Tadeusz Krzakowski, Mayor of the City of Legnica; Wojciech Bakun, President of the City of Przemyśl; Beata Moskal-Słaniewska, Mayor of Świdnica; Bogdan Wenta, Mayor of the City of Kielce; Jakub Mazur, Deputy Mayor of the City of Wrocław, City Strategy and Development Department; Adam Pustelnik, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Łódź and Marcin Skwierawski, Deputy Mayor of Sopot.
The following thematic sessions focused on topics related to the use of modern technologies in city management. Experts discussed with representatives of cities and regions about cashless payments and trends in the digitisation of services in local governments, e-offices and their roles in city management and using data from city infrastructure to improve the quality of life of residents.
The second day of the congress began with a discussion on ecological solutions and investments in transport and urban infrastructure. Experts also discussed the issue of technologies that increase security. The summary of the Forum was a thematic block on Human Smart City, covering issues relating to education, health care and the role of entrepreneurs in cities.
The full list of speakers can be found at https://en.smartcityforum.pl/speakers/
Partners of the XII Smart City Forum
Strategic Partners: BOŚ Bank, Hitachi, InPost, Limitless Technologies, LUG Light Factory, MCX, Nexera, PFR Portal PPK, SAS Institute, Veritas, VISA
Partners: Axis Communication, ARP Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu, Schreder, Comarch, Hyper View, KIR Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa, Lenovo, Qb Mobile, Signify, Sprint, T-Mobile
Substantive Partner PWC
Main Media Partner: Smart City Expert
The congress is carried out as part of the activities of MMC Poland SA, which organises prestigious congresses, conferences, workshops and business trainings dedicated to managerial staff and company boards. More information can be found at www.mmcpolska.pl.
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