IoT Week 2018: 4 – 7 June 2018, Bilbao, ES

Alicia Asín, CEO Libelium, will be participating as keynote speaker in the upcoming edition of the IoT Week 2018 in Bilbao, Spain.

The IoT Week gathers the community of stakeholders engaged in developing new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions. IoT experts, researchers, IoT focused companies, research centers, European research projects, start-ups and international organizations will meet, discuss and identify emerging trends and technologies that will impact the future of the IoT.

The “Plenary Keynote Speeches” session will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Center (Palacio Euskalduna) at 11:15 (CEST) on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

“Reflections on the loT on its way to 2020: Risks and opportunities of the IoT towards a legacy of greater transparency and democracy”

Opportunities and challenges for Smart Cities are moving continuously from nowadays to 2020. In the latest years most cities have become smart applying Internet of Things with different aims such as transport monitoring, measuring pollution levels, water conservation or finding parking spots. This could be called “a dream of efficiency” because, although some cities have adopted sensor technology, most of them are still discovering it. Citizens are worried about pollution and climate change so that they want their governments to take environmental responsibility.

In this speech, Alicia Asín analyses the evolution of Internet of Things application in Smart Cities: from the first uncertain business models to these days in which the technology, economic and social boundaries are proved.

In Smart Cities version 2.0, the citizens are driving this time. They demand quality-of-life rates. Actions initiated by citizens give rise to ad hoc, grass roots efforts, where citizens charge themselves with detecting risk. Smart Cities and the Internet of Things allow people to interact with their environment and the city and regional governments in new ways.

Open data initiatives make municipal activities transparent. This is an important guarantee of democracy, and could be the greatest legacy of the IoT.

For more information, please visit the official web page of the event.