Sustainable urban development has been in the forefront of the EU and global agenda since the legendary 1992 Rio Conference. More than a decade later ICT developments started to come into the picture and changing a level playing field of the cities aiming to achieve excellence in environmental and social sustainability.
Despite the best intentions of city planners and data analysts, new technologies have not always been used for the benefit of the population. Therefore, within this thematic focus of PCDC, we are addressing the issues of socio-technical mismatches and opening a discussion about transparent smart city solutions beneficial for the citizens.
Datafication of our everyday lives grew exponentially over the last couple of years. Many pilot projects all over the world were launched to explore the benefits of smart mobility: electric cars, micro mobility, and self-driving vehicles. Most recently, mobility as a service became a way to extrapolate technologically advanced prototypes to reality.
In this section of PCDP, we will discuss the solutions for user-friendly mobility applications as well as for platforms integrating mobility data and easing the management of transportation flows.
Within this thematic section, we will explore the variety of potentials for different types open data and open API. Also, the limitations of going open and necessity to secure data as well as the technicalities of working with the private sector in negations about open data and open API for city management will be debated.
The modeling section will present a glimpse into the future of smart cities and smart planning. The transformation most US cities are going through at the moment, shifting from data officers to data analysts, clearly indicates the strong direction that the future data departments will be focusing on more complex issues. For that, there will be a need to work with more complex tools, like data modeling. Although only a few cities are now ready for this transition now, it shall become a great goal and aspiration for many.
In this section, special projects and innovations coming from within the Republic will be highlighted with an aim to share the experience and spread the practice among experts.
Currently a Mayor of Prague, he studied medicine at the Charles University and held managerial positions in the healthcare industry, focusing on digitization of healthcare services.
Gianfranco leads two projects for the European Commission: the “European Data Portal” and the “Support Centre for Data Sharing”.
Charles is an English entrepreneur who started Prague-based company that has developed the world’s most advanced dockless e-bike sharing system Freebike.
Benedikt has his background in theoretical economics. He used to manage the Ministry of Finance’s Open Data project, and now is a lead for Prague Data Platform department.
Jan is a developer with a passion for graphic design. Among his achievements is an open-source CityVizor application, which visualizes the income and expenditure of municipalities in Czechia.
Ekim is a founder of Games for Cities and Director of Play the City. She is a professional with a PhD and Masters Degree focused in Urban Design from Delft University of Technology, currently based in Amsterdam.
Txell is a game designer who leads teams that focus on the circular economy and urban transformation. She experiments with methods for civic design, placemaking and stakeholder engagement.
Vítek is a founder of the first bikesharing in Czechia that is now available in 7 Czech cities. He is now a CEO at this infamous pink bikesharing called Rekola.
Evert works as Research Engineer at Be-Mobile on projects involving geographical data management, traffic management and traffic related algorithms.
9:00Welcome by the Mayor of Prague
9:15Opening by Operátor ICT and IPR
11:00Open Data & Open API Session
13:30Prague Data Platform Presentation
14:00MaaS & Data Platforms Session
16:00Czech Innovation Session
17:00Closing & Feedback Session
13:30Open Data & Open API
16:00Field trips: smart city projects showcase (limited capacity)
16:00MaaS & Data Platforms
9:00Prague Virtualization showcase
10:00Community Engagement & Sustainability Keynote
10:30Community Engagement & Sustainability Session
13:15Community engagement & Sustainability
10:00BIM & Data Modeling Keynote
10:30BIM & Data Modeling Session
13:15BIM & Data Modeling
PCDC is organized by two key municipal companies: Operátor ICT, responsible for Smart City solutions, and the Prague Institute of Planning and Development IPR. The aim of hosting this yearly congress is to accelerate the sharing of the best practices, networking and community engagement in the sphere of city data.
This event will be the second edition and is planned to bring twice as many guests as last year’s congress.
The attendance of this event is possible only upon free registration.
Vyšehradská 51, Praha 2
Areál Emauzského kláštera
A smart city is the path, a data city is the aim. The more Prague learns about it, the more it will have an influence on citizens’ lives. And this knowledge will bring new jobs, new business opportunities that help create the economy of the Czech Republic.
This conference was very important and specific, because here in Prague you have a very progressive mayor who is moving the capital in a very positive direction. She can get together in one place academia, the private sector and the local authority so that they can openly discuss a topic that concerns every citizen. You are setting a new direction in global access based on co-operation with other cities
I think that it’s great for Prague that it’s paying attention to the topic of data and I can see that Prague is on a very good path in the area of Open Data. The congress was very useful because, in my experience, it is one of the few congresses in the world that is technical and specific. I could meet fellow experts here and share experience.
I’m really happy that we managed to arrange the congress, which was attended by experts on city data from three continents, in Prague. By holding the congress, Prague showed that, globally, it is a leading city involved in data. I was really pleased by the feedback from international experts about our Golemio data platform, which we presented to attendees at the congress. What is very important for us is to gradually build a community of data experts between individual cities. The involvement of data analysts is then particularly important. I strongly believe that the Prague Data Cities Congress has started a tradition of meetings between data experts and today I’m already looking forward to the next congress.