SmartCity Forum is a response to the transformation, which takes place on a global scale, relating to the construction and operation of intelligent cities. It affects multiple aspects of life, ranging from transport, through ecology, energy, construction and finally new ways of communication with residents. Challenges in those areas are manifold and require a thorough and factual analysis.
As a panelist I had a privilege to present and discuss my point of view on evolution SmartCity concept. My key message on the conference was that SmartCity platform should be implemented with regard to long term strategy and identified needs of the main stakeholders – city inhabitants, business and local authorities. Ad-hoc execution will not be coordinated with other city’s development programs and may bring only fragmentary solutions satisfying just some of the stakeholders.