Apps for smart cities – still looking for some speakers

Note – we have had an overwhelming response to the event. We are not looking for speakers for Amsterdam any more but we plan to hold the same event at other venues. Please contact me at ajit.jaokar at futuretext.com to stay in touch

We had a great response to the apps for smart cities event – but we are still looking for some speakers. We take a specific approach to the idea of apps for smart cities as we outline below

A quick synopsis:
 
Date : March 29 at the  RAI (one of Amsterdam’s largest venues). The event is a part of series of related events on March (27-30) at the  The ‘anchor’ events on these days are intertraffic) – which relates to traffic management and Cevitts which relates to charging of electric vehicles. The apps for smart cities will be in the and held at the RAI at the same time as Intertraffic and Cevitts
 
Who we are looking for: We are looking for innovators/speakers who are working on some really cool applications. These should broadly conform to the idea of ‘apps for smart cities’ + themes elaborated here. We are interested in having speakers who are building/making apps. We can fund hotels and flights in most cases for speakers

 

Pricing is free for developers: for other tickets please contact me at the email address below. Since the event is also cross promoted with other events on the day, we expect the tickets will sell out very soon.

Booths : We have some space for booths demos. Please contact me at address below

Sponsorship: We are already grateful for the support from organizations and also from various bodies in Amsterdam including the City of Amsterdam. However, we welcome sponsors. Please contact me at address below

What are apps for smart cities? - Apps for smart cities could be defined as: Apps for Smart city  =  Intelligent places + Data + Mobile apps + Community + Services = City as a platform

Thus, Smart city applications are similar to conventional mobile applications, but with the following additions:

-      Apps for smart cities would include hardware – typically open source hardware – which enables ‘intelligent data’ spots in         the city

-      The apps are typically oriented towards empowerment of citizens and to enabling Smart city applications

-      Apps for smart cities could use many existing and new mobile technologies including augmented reality, Android and other platforms but they also include hardware technologies like ArduinoBUG,Funnel  ,  Gainer  ,  Make controller    , Wiring ,  Sun SPOTs   Pinguino  , Firmata  and others

-      They could also integrate with Smart city initiatives from existing vendors and new vendors like Cisco, Pachube,  IBM and others

-      Community would be an important part of apps for Smart cities

Themes (apps based on these themes)

-       Smart Manufacturing, New production tools(home produced food, energy, micro manufacturing, 3D printing)

-       Collaboration / sharing of resources via the Internet

-       Urban farming

-       Apps relating to Open data

-       Apps relating to Smart energy

-       Apps relating to Smart transportation

-       Smart health

-       Technology(especially related to open source hardware and s/w)

-       Culture(hacker movement)

-       Sustainability

-       And Art

-       If you think there are any more themes we should include please send me an email ajit.jaokar at futuretext.com

My blog is below which gives a lot of information about the ethos of the event

http://www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2012/01/apps-for-smart-cities-vision-and-event-details-in-amsterdam.html