How can we transform a city into a healthier, greener and overall prosperous place to live? The Microsoft CityNext Central & Eastern Europe event in Brussels tackled this topic. As part of a global Microsoft initiative to empower cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their future, the 7th and 8th of October two exciting sessions took place at the Microsoft Executive briefing center for European Innovation.
Microsoft CityNext CEE will provide a platform for discussions about technology’s role in modernizing ageing infrastructure, sustaining the health and safety of citizens and enabling growth and jobs during an extended global economic downturn. Political leaders and civil servants will be joined at this Microsoft CityNext CEE event by their colleagues from around Europe, as well as by leading academics, technologists and European Union representatives.
Featuring speakers such as Joel Cherkis (Worldwide Government Industry General Manager Microsoft, USA) and Prof. Danuta Huebner (Chairwoman for Regional Policy, European Parliament) it will be the place where leading politicians, top civil servants, pioneering technologists and key academics discuss how technology can impact the development of European cities.
The exciting two sessions took place the 7th and 8th of October at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center for European Innovation. Check out some key resources on this crucial initiative:
1. Session Materials
Microsoft CityNext: What's next for your city?
How innovative technology projects can be translated into EU funded projects? Practical guidance
Open data for Cities
City of Zagreb Solutions
Construction permit Online system Macedonia
Healthcare & Tourism in Pomorskie Region (Poland)
2. Case Studies
Tube lines: transportation Company Empowers Staff with Mobile Computing, Improves Service
Autolib' French Cities Cut Driving Costs by 90 Percent with Intelligent Solution
Barcelona Realizes Vision of Innovative City Governance with Cloud, Devices, and Apps
An official side event of the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities
For more details about the sessions please click here.
To learn more about Microsoft CityNext visit www.microsoft.com/citynext