Twenty-two programmes have been launched in Barcelona since 2011, each offering innovative decisions for transport, utilities, energy and other aspects of urban life. Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer for the City of Barcelona, will explain how everyone can benefit from developing a smart city: the government, citizens, businesses and startups.
Considering real projects as examples, Francesca will speak about technologies that are used to collect and analyse data so as to reduce traffic and noise and save millions of dollars from city budget. In her lecture, Francesca will also present the Barcelona Digital City plan and Barcelona’s smart infrastructure projects such as the open source sensor platform Sentilo
and the urban data analytics platform CityOS
that allows to better manage public services using data to monitor energy, noise, water metering.
Francesca Bria is a Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer for the City of Barcelona and an adviser for the European Commission on Future Internet and Innovation Policy. She is currently leading the DECODE
project on data sovereignty in Europe. Francesca has been teaching in several universities in the UK and Italy and she has advised governments, public and private organizations and movements on technology, its socio-economic impact, and innovation policy.