My keynote at the GSMA Connected Living European Summit, Gothenburg

I am delivering the keynote for the GSMA connected living summit Gothenburg on  Smart cities in 2015 -  Vision of the future innovative services and trends including open data, future cross-industry collaboration and managed services


details below. This event is open to non GSMA members as well and if you are attending – happy to speak. If you are based in Gothernberg, email me at ajit.jaokar at and happy to catch up if possible

Connected Living European Summit, Gothenburg

Lindholmen Science Park

Join senior M2M colleagues from Mobile Operators to review and contribute to the planning of the GSMA’s Connected Living programme. Day 1 will include parallel workshops for mEducation and Smart Cities, Day 2 the focus will switch to mHealth and mAutomotive. Day 3 is an mAutomotive only meeting. Colleagues from the vertical sectors and GSMA membership whether active or wishing to learn more prior to joining the programme are warmly invited to attend to discuss and contribute to the GSMA’s 2012/13 programme and agreeing future plans.


  • Leading European operators who are actively engaged in the GSMA Connected Living programme – Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, KPN, Everything Everywhere, Telenor, Deutsche Telekom,
  • Other global operators who are part of our programme – AT&T, Etisalat
  • Leading companies from the Automotive, Education, Health and Smart Cities sectors who are engaged with and who are considering joining our programme
  • Other GSMA members, European operators and vendors working in the M2M arena

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Outline Agenda

Please note timings are subject to change.

Tuesday 23rd October

Smart Cities Workshop

The workshop will review our work in the last 6 months and host a discussion of where we want mobile smart cities to be in 2015. The workshop will discuss Smart Cities operating models including Private-Public-Partnerships, Private initiatives involving government resources or information and Public initiatives involving mobile technology. A deeper dive enabled by the presentation of case studies, illustrating the three different operating models.

14:45 GSMA Smart Cities Introduction: Update on the status of the work stream with details on GSMA’s market intelligence and discussion topics for the coming years - What next for Smart Cities and GSMA activities? Maximilian Stella, Project Manager Smart Cities, GSMA
15:00 Key Note: Smart cities in 2015 -  Vision of the future innovative services and trends including open data, future cross-industry collaboration and managed services Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext
15:15 Case Study: Commute Greener! 
The business opportunities for smart and sustainable cities are currently living through a transformative stage. The case will highlight how connected living gathers stakeholders while also illuminating multiple challengesCase Study: Stockholm Royal Seaport
Led by Ericsson, the Smart Communication project at Stockholm Royal Seaport is using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to develop an attractive living and working environment while helping Stockholm Royal Seaport to deliver on its tough sustainability goalsCase Study: T-City Friedrichshafen
Deutsche Telekom’s end-to-end solution for Smart Cities
Magnus Kuschel, Managing Director, Commute Greener!, VolvoMatilda Gennvi Gustafsson, Sustainability Director, EricssonJürgen Hase, Vice President M2M Competence Center, Deutsche Telekom
16:15 Coffee / tea break
16:30 Brainstorm and Discussion – Where the mobile industry would like the smart cities to be in 2015. Future areas for GSMA Smart Cities programme to tackle. Moderated by: Ton Brand, Connected Living Director & Maximilian Stella
16:50 Panel discussion: What approaches are needed to make the link between sources of value and payers for smart city services? Ken Figueredo (moderator), Ventura TeamJan Kristensen, Director Climate Change, TelenorAjit Jaokar, Futuretext

Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson, Ericsson