Second Dialogue Platform - Webinar Series June 10th, 12th and 17th

03/06/2020

Kaunas Virtual Baltic Smart City Dialogue

Event Timing: June 10th, 12th and 17th 2020, 2 pm - 4 pm, EEST /1 pm - 3 pm, CEST

Organizers: Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental
Engineering, Gedimino st. 50, 44239 Kaunas, Lithuania
Contact us at z.simkute@ktu.lt
Registration: LINK

The dialogue in Kaunas will focus on the role of “open data” and “data” in making transportation, energy provision and waste management services in cities smarter and climate-proof. Open-data is considered a fundamental resource of information that could ensure effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future. Stakeholders from the private and public sector will present their know-how and reflect on the development process of various initiatives as well as challenges and barriers of creating environments of open innovation.

SESSION I: Between public and private

Wedesday, June 10 th , Zoom teleconference
Moderator: Frank Graage, Steinbeis
The first webinar will focus on mediation activities that various public or private agencies undertake to help generate public data or open public infrastructure and use it to create climate friendly innovations or encourage effective and sustainable use of resources.

Time Topic
14:00 (EEST) / 13:00 (CEST) Opening
14:00 Introduction to Kaunas Dialogue (Živilė Šimkutė, Kaunas University of Technology)
14:05 Open data - myths (Gabrielė Čepeliauskaitė, Kaunas University of Technology)
14:15 Lithuanian experience: Lithuanian Transport Innovation Center (Julius Norkūnas / TIC)
14:30 Innovating public sector - Ignitis Group example (Emilija Kerpaitė, Ignitis Group)
14:45 SMART ENERGY Digital Innovation HUB (Vidmantas Janulevičius / DIH)
15:00

Baltic experience: Platforms/systems that help link public and private sectors and generate open data

Latvia: Kristaps Kaugur
Estonia: Marek Muiste
Germany: Leon Leuser

15:15 Panel discussion
16:00 Closing

SESSION II: Use of open data to create climate friendly innovations

Friday, June 12 th , Zoom teleconference
Moderator: Frank Graage, Steinbeis
The second webinar will focus on the use of open data to create climate friendly innovations. Private companies and public agencies will share their stories on how open data or openness of public sector was used to create innovations.

Time Topic
14:00 (EEST) / 13:00 (CEST) Opening
14:00 Introduction to the second webinar (Gabrielė Čepeliauskaitė, KTU)
14:15 Public MaaS: Making Sustainable Mobility a City-Wide Habit (Justas Petronis / Trafi)
14:30 Smart meters roll-out in Lithuania (Janina Kulikian, ESO)
14:45 Food waste regulations - Start-up view (Marie Soone, NutriLoop)
15:00 Remote Prosumers or Community solar as new booking.com (Darius Montvila, Ignitis Group))
15:15 Panel discussion
16:00 Closing

SESSION III: Transition Towards Openness

Wednesday, June 17th , Zoom teleconference
Moderator: Frank Graage, Steinbeis
The third and final Webinar of Kaunas Dialogue invites the participants to look at the challenges, tendencies, and opportunities of open data initiatives from the public sector perspective and discuss requirements.

Time Topic
14:00 (EEST) / 13:00 (CEST) Opening
14:00 Introduction to the third webinar (Žaneta Stasiškienė, KTU)
14:15

Creating a centralized, standardized data platform - data.gov.lt (Gintautas Mežaitis)

14:30

TBC

14:45 Sustainability compass of the Comprehensive plan of the Republic of Lithuania (Donatas Baltrušaitis)
15:00 Intelligent energy lab - we are not smart city - we are more (Eglė Radvilė, Vilnius City Municipality)
15:15 Panel discussion
16:00 Closing

Definitions

“Smartness” - “smartness” of a city describes its ability to bring together all its resources, to effectively and seamlessly achieve the goals and fulfil the purposes it has set itself (ISO 2014b).

Open-data: non-privacy-restricted and non-confidential data which is produced with public money and is made available without any restrictions on its usage or distribution. The main challenge is that open data has no value in itself; it only becomes valuable when used“ (Janssen, M., Charalabidis, Y., & Zuiderwijk, A. (2012).