The 2nd edition of the International Summit Smart City 360° will take place on 22-24 November 2016 in the Slovak capital, Bratislava. The Conference will provide a platform for scientific collaboration, presentation of scientific output and to link research with practice, bridging the automotive industry with the IT sector, looking into what the future holds for everyone involved.
Since 2007, Slovakia has been the world’s largest producer of cars per capita. New car producer joining the Slovak market will enhance the strategic role of automotive industry in the country even further. On the other hand, the future of mobility does not lie in hardware and manufacturing, there is a shift towards software and services being at the center of attention. Manufacturers have to move up the value chain and enter the century of self-driven cars as that is where the economic future resides.
The Smart City 360° 2016 Summit will address topics such as The current situation and future outlook on the automotive industry, what it takes to educate and recruit the right talent, but it will also deal with Alternative energy sources and Cost effective solutions for governments and municipalities. The audience will also hear several success stories and a future forescast to see where the industry will be heading in the next few years.
The Summit speaker list includes such distinguished names as: Roman Brecely (Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia), Robert Redhammer (Rector at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava), Martin Jesny (Director of SON Media and Information Professional), Jaroslav Holeček (President of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic), Dagmar Cagáňová (Assistant Professor at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava), Radoslav Mizera (Vice President, Solved- The Cleantech Company), Pavol Šajgalík (President, SAS – Slovak Academy of Science), Robert Šimončič (CEO of Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO)), Thomas Willson (Standardisation Officer Smarts meters and Smart grids, Chemicals, Energy- European Environmental Citizens´ Organization for Standardisation), Ján Lešinský (Professor, FME STU), Bert Witkamp (Secretary General of AVERE, The European Association for Electromobility) with more to come.
See the program of the summit HERE.