IoT Week 2019: Highlights

OASC Secretariat

Jun 24, 2019



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With more than 1600 participants from Europe and beyond, this year’s IoT Week in Aarhus was the most successful event since the event was launched in Venice seven years ago.

IoT Week provides an opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments and future visions of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this setting, OASC co-organised the two-day thematic track on IoT for Smart Cities and Communities. The workshop brought together standards experts and smart city practitioners to share best practices, discuss the state of IoT and where it is heading to, as well as the key benefits and challenges of IoT and how to address them.

Line Gerstrand, City of Aarhus and Martin Brynskov at IoT Week 2019
IoT Week 2019
Sebastien Ziegler and Martin Brynskov open the Smart City & IoT track at IoT Week 2019
Opening Keynote Speakers: Inhyok Cha, Martin Brynskov, Line Gerstrand, and Monique Calisti
Gavin Summerson: Standards Convergence for Smart Cities
The SynchroniCity cities and pilots presenting together
Cristina Martinez, EC; Yasunori Mochizuki, NEC; Davor Meersman, OASC; and Kim Brostrom, Gate21 discussing the role of smart cities and IoT for urban agendas and sustainable development.

Citizens: Getting in Touch with the Internet of Things

But this year, the conference was not only a place to share insights among the expert community. IoT Week also provided a space for Aarhus citizens to explore the Internet of Things and how it affects the daily lives of citizens across the globe.

“I’m proud that this edition of IoT Week turned out to be the biggest yet,” said Martin Brynskov, Chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities, “and that we were able to invite citizens – from school children to senior citizens – to the IoT Week Public Expo to discover the Internet of Things and what it means for them.”

IoT for Smart Cities & Communities

The Internet of Things has a great impact on the development of cities & communities. In every city, sensors measure anything from temperature to noise levels or the location of public buses.

At this year’s IoT Week, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC), together with the SynchroniCity IoT Large Scale Pilot, EUROCITIES, and the Smart City Cluster Denmark, has organised a two-day workshop to discuss the role of IoT for cities & communities.

Building on last year’s success, the various sessions during the two-day track brought together experts from all over the world and provided room for discussions ranging from privacy in smart cities to the relation between IoT & 5G and the role of the cities. Also, the SynchroniCity partner cities Eindhoven, Antwerp, Bordeaux, and Seongnam demonstrated how they are using and scaling IoT-enabled solutions based on minimal interoperability.

The recordings of the sessions will become available shortly at

Smart Cities & IoT: Agenda and Slides

IoT and the 5G City – Day 1 – 18 June 2019
Monique Calisti Martel Innovate  
Ulrich Ahle FIWARE Slides
Rob Tiffany Ericsson Slides
Martin Lobel Teracom  
Paul Wilson TM Forum Slides
IoT4SCC Track – Day 2 – 19 June 2019
Sébastien Ziegler IoT Forum  
Martin Brynskov OASC  
Inhyok Cha SK Telecom Slides
Monique Calisti Martel Innovate Slides
Line Gerstrand City of Aarhus Slides
CONVERGENCE: IoT & Smart City Standards – Mapping the landscape and capacity
Gavin Summerson Connected
Places Catapult
Lindsay Frost ETSI SF-SSCC/ NEC  
Omar Elloumi Nokia / oneM2M  
Emmanuel Darmois ETSI Slides
INTEROPERABILITY: Towards Common Architectures and APIS
Martin Bauer NEC Slides
Martino Maggio Engineering Slides
Alex Gluhak Digital Catapult  
Pierre Gauthier TM Forum Slides
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts Forum Virium Helsinki  
IMPLEMENTATION: Cities on the forefront of market creation
Susannah Stearman Connected Places Catapult Slides
Olavi Luotonen European Commission Slides
Delia Mitcan + Jane McLaughlin City of Eindhoven + NoiseAbility Slides
Greet Brosens + Vinay Venkatraman City of Antwerp + Leapcraft Slides
Christophe Colinet City of Bordeaux Slides
City of Seongnam Slides
Marketplaces & Procurement
Nikolaos Kontinakis EUROCITIES Slides
Eunah Kim UDG Alliance Slides
Andrea Gaglione Digital Catapult Slides
Mark Newman TM Forum Slides
Martin Brynskov OASC  
IoT4SCC Track – Day 3 – 20 June 2019
High-Level Panel on IoT, Smart Cities and Communities for SDGs and Urban Agendas
Martin Brynskov OASC  
Cristina Martinez European
Kim Brostrøm Gate21  
Shigehiro Muraki C4IRJapan Slides
Davor Meersman OASC Slides
Fair and Open Smart Cities: Growing the Local IoT Data Infrastructure Partnerships
Nuria de Lama Sanchez ATOS / BDVA  
Tanya Suarez BluSpecs Slides
Thomas Gilbert Alexandra Instituttet  
Rick Schager City of Eindhoven Slides
Mythili Menon ITU  
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts Forum Virium Helsinki  
Privacy by Design: Right to Privacy in Smart Cities 
Naomi Skjernaa Slides
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