Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts

Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts
  • Program Director - IoT, Forum Virium Helsinki


Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts (MA in New Media) works as a Program Director leading teams working on Forum Virium’s new IoT projects mySMARTLife and SynchroniCity as well as teams boosting data-driven business through the Six City Strategy’s Open Data spearhead project.

During her years in Forum Virium Hanna has promoted and piloted open interoperable CitySDK APIs, pursuing new means to fuel and sustain third party engagement in city service development. Her list of presentations, hosted sessions and papers covers key international Smart City and Open Data related events. She has previously worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, digital agency Frantic and Aalto University, providing her with more than 10 years of experience on developing digital services for both public sector and businesses.

Topic of Speech: “Open Smart City IoT”

Helsinki has been active on open data, open APIs and engagement of third parties (businesses, developers) on digital service production. We have now started moving forward with taking the lessons learnt following these principles to the IoT domain: engaging businesses and citizens through out the data value chain, enabling crowdsourcing of data, building IoT capabilities through hacklab functions, harmonizing southbound and northbound APIs and building an open source IoT platform in collaboration with other cities. To mention a few.