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World Smart City Forum

The World Smart City Forum


Everybody wants to build Smart Cities but what is needed to make them come true? Which city pain points are hindering Smart City development and how can they be best overcome?


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This one-day forum will address city pain points in:

  • Mobility
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Cybersecurity and privacy

Cities need to substantially increase the efficiency in which they operate and use their resources. Major efficiency improvements can be achieved by horizontally interconnecting individual systems such as electricity, water, sanitation and waste management, transportation, but also security, environmental monitoring or weather intelligence. The Forum will explore how this can be accomplished and point to some of the tools that are already available to help cities to reach their objective faster, more efficiently and with better outcomes.


The Forum is free of charge for all people who register on the website, invitees of IEC, ISO and ISO, as well as registered participants of the World Cities Summit* and World Water Week*.


Draft programme outline

Welcome and key note speech by each of the partner organizations (IEC, ISO and ITU) 9:00 to 09:30.

Session 1: 9:30 to 10:45 – City pain point 1

Coffee break

Session 2: 11:15 to 12:30 – City pain point 2


Session 3: 14:00 to 15:15 – City pain point 3

Coffee break

Session 4: 15:45 to 17:00 – City pain point 4

Wrap up: 17:00 to 17:30

18:00 – Cocktail reception for all participants


Moderation: Gordon Feller, Co-Founder: Meeting of the Minds and former Director, Urban Innovations: Cisco Systems HQ.


*must be registered online at:

First come, first served, maximum capacity 350 PAX

Walk-ins not accepted (our apologies)