Smart City Event Tampere


Tampere – Grow.Smart.Together.

Tampere is a strong growth centre in Finland known for its easy-going atmosphere and determination to respond to population growth without compromising quality of living. Smart Tampere Program by the City of Tampere was launched at Mindtrek last year and it aims for innovative, sustainable and digital service solutions by enabling ecosystems of vast cooperation.

Consisting of workshops, inspiring speeches and lightning talks, the Smart City Event at Mindtrek focuses this year on themes such as Smart Mobility, Digital Learning, Smart Lighting and City of Things. Special emphasis is put on the citizen’s perspective.

What Mindtrek offers for Smart City Event is a unique blend of visitors from both, the public sector and tech companies. The atmosphere is favourable for new innovations and possibilities – let’s make future development of smart cities go beyond our imaginations. Grow.Smart.Together. with us!

For whom

This event is for those interested in how to make cities better places to live and do business in. Smart City Event and Mindtrek 2017 together give a unique perspective for the future, and bring together people from all walks of life to discuss these burning topics. 


Wednesday, September 20th

10:00 – 10:45 Conference Keynote Steven M. LaValle, Huawei Technologies: ”Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Where is it All Going?”
11:00 – 11:30 “Exploring New Media in Urban Design: Case Tampere” Olli Poutanen, Urban Architecture WSP
13:00 – 13:30 “Antwerp’s Smart Zone from Two Perspectives” Michel Depière, City of Antwerp & Jan Adriaenssens, IMEC
13:45 – 14:15 “The Future of Digital Learning – Vision and Cases” 3DBear, University Properties of Finland & Mediamaisteri
15:00 – 15:45 Conference Keynote Simon Giles, Accenture: “Will Smart Cities Ever Live Up To The Hype?”
16:00 – 16:30 “Circular Economy – Case Norrköping and Case Hiedanranta Tampere, Markus Joonas, City of Tampere”

Thursday, September 21st

09:45 – 10:30 Conference Keynote Brie Code, Tru Luv Media: “The End Game”
12:10 – 12:40 “Smart City Ecosystem and Values” José Quádrio Alves, CGI
12:45 – 13:15 “Smart City Development” Smart Tramway & Smart Kalasatama
13:30 – 14:15 Conference Keynote Carol Chen, Red Hat: “Openess in The Culturally Diverse World and Communities”
14:30 – 15:00 “Lighting the Future of Smart Cities”, Maja Yhde, Gate 21
15:45 – 16:15 “Smart Mobility”: BikeBox: Ecofellows & Comodule
16:30 – 17:00 “Smart Cities in Search of Sustainability Will Need.. Sustainable Smart City Solutions”, Jacques Vermeulen, Nokia