Seminar "Creating Cities of the Future with the Help of Technological Innovation" at Dubai EXPO 2020
On the 10th January, at the EXPO 2020 Estonian Pavilion, Tallinn and Tartu organised a successful business seminar aimed at smartcity solutions and presented the best examples of collaboration between cities and entrepreneurs.
The conversations evolved around making future cities more
sustainable and making smarter decisions using data.
In the first panel, Andre Visse from Telia pointed out that in the future all decisions
in the city, either on infrastructure investments, services or
transportation, are all backed on real data. We already have
the data avaliable, so the change needs to come from the
Aimo Kõva from Datel sees the future in
seamless solutions - that people can get anywhere seamlessly
& without much effort.
Silver Sova from Mobi
Lab agreed that there is often too much new data out
there, that needs to be delivered to residents or visitors of
the city more easily and not make them search for the
The second panel focused on mobility and brought out some good
case-studies in the means of collaboration.
Mari-Ly Klaats from Auve
Tech sees Estonia in general as a fast adopter and
estonian authorities being the frontrunners, who want the
service yesterday to be delivered tomorrow.
Gerttu Pilsas gave an example from collaboration with the Smart
City Tartu, where Positium helped to
restructure the city's bus network with one of the input
datasets being mobile positioning data to know how people are
commuting inside the city.
Julia Mähonen from EyeVi
Technologies aknowledges that they use different
technologies and collect different data based on every clients
need. The key is that collected data is percise and high
Kevin Tammearu highlighted working with one of Estonia's
mobilty unicorns Bolt, who is developing autononous vehicle
together with University of Tartu, for whom Bercman Technologies is
providing radar information on roundabouts for AVs moving more