Wrap up of the OASC Annual Summit & General Assembly 2023

Saara Valtasaari

Jun 30, 2023



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The OASC Annual Summit & General Assembly 2023 took place in Brussels on June 14, a day filled with engaging panel discussions & workshops on our Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) and other smart city projects.

The sessions covered a wide range of subjects. Below you can find a few of the key topics and main takeaways of our event:

  • The intersection of AI and public administration, delving into the challenges and opportunities that arise in areas such as privacy, transparency and data governance. How cities & local communities can leverage these technologies for better urban management.
  • Local Digital Twins (LDTs), the importance of data collection and integration, as well as the establishment of reference architecture and governance guidelines.
  • The need for standards and interoperability to facilitate seamless data sharing across cities, a.o. via the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs).
  • The importance of cooperation and the value of learning through experimentation, projects and use cases. We promoted the sharing of both successful and less successful practices, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement in the pursuit of smarter, more resilient cities and local communities.
  • Recognizing the diversity of cities and communities in terms of local, cultural, geographical and other contexts, we encouraged the participation in the digital transformation of as many cities and communities as possible. We believe in embracing these differences to create more inclusive and effective solutions.

You can also find the presentations of the various Annual Summit sessions here

Additionally, we have compiled some pictures from the Annual Summit & General Assembly to capture some memorable moments.

We are also proud to announce that we have expanded our network with these new partners and members:

Lastly, we are happy to announce that Rotterdam (NL) and Noisy-le-Grand (FR) have been elected as our new Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator for a two-year term.