The enabler of Smart Cities; Future roles of utilities
– Andre Richter (Managing Consultant innogy Consulting GmbH)
– Lukas Winter (Senior Consultant innogy Consulting GmbH)
innogy SE is one of Europe’s leading energy companies, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. Its activities focus on its 23 million customers, and on offering them innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life.
ABOUT THE NEW DUTCH WAVE SMART CITY PROGRAM
Following the Cities Summit at SXSW, a special Smart City program will be hosted on Tuesday 13 March at the New Dutch Wave house.
The term “smart cities” have become synonymous for cities implementing new technologies, though truly smart cities are more than tech savvy. Cities are reflections of the people who live, work and play within them. Experts from different angles share their visions on how they think the future will look like for cities in all corners the world. We offer an interactive program with professionals from Dutch and foreign cities, startups and entrepreneurs. The overall theme of the day is “the Future of Living” and issues like how urban development can be done in a transparent process in which citizens and professionals cooperate and co-create will be touched.
The New Dutch Wave Smart City program is a kick off to phase two of the Dutch Smart City Strategy with a focus on accelerating international cooperation with cities around the globe, and use the power of the collaborating cities to effectively tender and develop interoperable, scalable and replicable Smart City solutions, and with that, create sustainable industry jobs, welfare and well-being.