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3.- 4. 6. 2020 | BVV Trade Fairs

 

We are preparing a conference that will stick in your mind for a long time to come.
Meet this year’s speakers, for whom smart city is not sci-fi.

The motto of this year’s URBIS Smart City Fair is clear:

UPGRADE YOUR CITY!

 

Stay tuned for more personalities. We will be revealing the programme in stages.

 

Jean-Paul De Baets Jean-Paul De Baets

Jean-Paul De Baets

Jean-Paul De Baets

Jean-Paul De Baets Jean-Paul De Baets

Programme Manager, Interoperability Unit, Directorate-General for Informatics, European Commission

Jean-Paul De Baets is a programme manager at the Interoperability Unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics. He is responsible for the Joinup platform of the ISA² Programme that develops interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens.

Joinup is a collaborative platform for e-Government professionals at local, regional, national and European level. It offers several services to help them share their experience and support them in finding, choosing, reusing, developing and implementing interoperability solutions.

Before he started at the Interoperability Unit, Jean-Paul dealt with IT Governance as Deputy Head of Unit at the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit of Directorate-General for Informatics.

Prior joining the European Commission, Jean-Paul was a lead architect at the ministry in charge of the initiation, implementation and assistance of e-Government projects for the Federal Government of Belgium.

Jean-Paul holds a master’s degree in informatics from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Wolf D. Prix Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix Wolf D. Prix

born in 1942 in Vienna, is co-founder, Design Director and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He was Professor at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Columbia University New York and UCLA. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.

Wolf D. Prix is counted among the originators of the deconstructivist architecture movement. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU had its international breakthrough with the invitation to the exhibition "Deconstructivist Architecture" at MoMA New York in 1988. Over the years Wolf D. Prix/ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU was awarded with numerous international architecture awards.

Sabih Gatea Khisaf Sabih Gatea Khisaf

Sabih Gatea Khisaf

Sabih Gatea Khisaf

Sabih Gatea Khisaf Sabih Gatea Khisaf

Dr. Sabih has thirty five years experience in the design and construction of rail infrastructure and infrastructure development programs in the UK, Europe and most recently in the Middle East. Transport modes include: Ports, Airport, Metro, Light Rail (LRT), Tram, and Regional Railways, project management and planning, project engineering, design, construction and maintenance in the construction industry.

Dr. Sabih has extensive experience in the design and construction of civil and heavy civil infrastructure projects, such as Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, A13 DBFO Project in London, Metro operation, London Underground (Tube Lines, London), program management for the development of multi-mode transit systems (e.g. Abu Dhabi’s US$ 32-billion Integrated Public Transport Program), as the Civil Infrastructure Design Manager, Metro Design, Doha Metro and recently, Head of Engineering with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies MENA Region.

Dr. Sabih is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, in the UK, also, he is the Chairman of the ICE’s UAE Branch.

• 1983 MSc Highways, Railways and Bridges Design
• 1987 PhD Design of Concrete Bridges
• 1994 MSc Structural Design
• Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK (FICE)
• Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportations UK (FCIHT)

Richard Stallman Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman Richard Stallman

launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award and the ACM Software and Systems Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Ondřej Veselý Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej Veselý Ondřej Veselý

In the academic sphere, he engaged in the analysis of natural language and in the development of plagiarism detection system. For several years he worked as a Python developer and data engineer at Seznam.cz, as well as in the field of business intelligence at Kiwi.com. He founded FlowerChecker, a company that launched a plant identification system named Plant.id in 2018, which is based exclusively on machine learning. For the last three years, he has been teaching at the Masaryk university. Occasionally he helps European Commission to assess the ethical aspects of R&D projects.

Volker Schaffler Volker Schaffler

Volker Schaffler

Volker Schaffler

Volker Schaffler Volker Schaffler

Coordinator of the national research programme “City of Tomorrow at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Mr. Volker Schaffler was in-house consultant at the City of Vienna where he was project manager of Smart City Wien and was helping building up the Viennese Smart City Agency as well as defining the structures and processes for a Smart City Wien. He has developed and implemented several city-internal projects as well as national and EU research projects on Smart City Technologies and Services in a number of areas like Energy, Mobility, Healthcare and ICT. In 2015 he joined the Austrian Institute of Technology as Smart City Expert where he was working in research and consulting for Cities, public institutions and public utilities in the field of energy related city planning. Since 2017 Mr. Schaffler is working for the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology as main Coordinator of the national research programme City of Tomorrow and coordinator of the Austrian Smart City Network for Cities. His main work includes supporting cities with their transformation agenda and enabling smart and sustainable transformation to reach the climate and energy targets. His other work includes the digitalization of the Austrian planning and construction sector and the development of future Plus-Energy-Districts.

Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Section III - Innovation and Telecommunication

DI (FH) Volker SCHAFFLER, MA
Stadt der Zukunft / City of Tomorrow

Mark van Stiphout Mark van Stiphout

Mark van Stiphout

Mark van Stiphout

Mark van Stiphout Mark van Stiphout

Deputy Head of Unit; New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal; Directorate for Renewables, Research and Innovation and Energy Efficiency; Directorate-General for Energy; European Commission.

Mark van Stiphout is currently Deputy Head of Unit in DG Energy in the unit that is responsible for research and innovation, including support for energy research and innovation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.

Until the 1st of November 2014 he was a member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, Günther H. Oettinger, who he advised on nuclear energy and energy research, as well as smart grids, retail markets and the relations with Russia. This included for example the Commission's work on nuclear safety and the trilateral negotiations with Russia and Ukraine on gas supply.

Previously he was assistant to the Director-General for Energy, and from 2006 to 2010 he he was responsible for the liberalisation of the internal market for natural gas as Policy Officer in DG Energy in the Electricity and Gas Unit.

Previous roles include consultancy on renewable energy projects, at Ecofys, with a focus on generating energy from biomass, and market analyst at Cogas Energie.

Jaroslav Klusák Jaroslav Klusák

Jaroslav Klusák

Jaroslav Klusák

Jaroslav Klusák Jaroslav Klusák

energy manager, City of Litoměřice, Czech Republic

Finished Ph.D. study program at the University of Economics, Prague, Department of Environmental Economics in 2006. Since 2011 he has worked as energy manager of the City of Litoměřice. Jaroslav has gained experiences in the municipal power engineering since 2004, he has published plenty of articles. He has worked on national and international projects of sustainable power engineering, such as ProgRESsHEAT (role of renewable energy in city central heating supplies), SCORE (development of community renewable energy sources), STARDUST (rebuilding of brownfields into environmentally-friendly and low-energy neighbourhoods), INNOVATE (innovative forms of energy saving financing in housing stock). He is a member of the Sustainable Energy Board of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Since 2018 chairman of Association of Energy Managers of Towns and Municipalities.

Martin Tax Martin Tax

Martin Tax

Martin Tax

Martin Tax Martin Tax

The chief methodologist of the agenda "Digital Czechia" operates in the structures of the RVIS within the framework of an engagement in the State enterprise NAKIT. He also serves as a freelance managerial consultancy and Enterprise Architect. As an entrepreneur he is the owner of DAIN s.r.o. and Palmovka Business Center s.r.o., in the past he was the chairman of the board of Directors of DELTAX Systems a.s. His career began as a researcher of the Academy of Sciences (Astronomical Institute and ÚTIA). He graduated from the Faculty of nuclear and physical engineering CTU Prague with the specialization in plasma physics. He has been devoted to digitisation and eGovernment projects since 1992.

Dominic Weiss Dominic Weiss

Dominic Weiss

Dominic Weiss

Dominic Weiss Dominic Weiss

Dominic Weiss received his Master Degree in Political Science and European Studies from the University of Vienna in 2007. From 2006 on he worked for the European department of the Vienna Business Agency in Vienna and Brussels, responsible for EU-funding and strategy. In his function he was involved in numerous transnational programs dealing with IT-solutions, environmental technologies and energy efficient sources. Since 2013 Dominic Weiss is leading the Smart City Agency of the City of Vienna which is based at Urban Innovation Vienna. In this position he is responsible for the coordination and management of the Smart City and Digital City agenda of Vienna.

Zdeněk Zajíček Zdeněk Zajíček

Zdeněk Zajíček

Zdeněk Zajíček

Zdeněk Zajíček Zdeněk Zajíček

Czech politician and lawyer, in years 1996 to 1998, a member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, from 2006 to 2013 gradually deputy Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic, deputy Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic and deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, since 2018 the representative of the capital city of Prague. He is the author of the Law on citizens´ right to digital services.

Milan Ftáčnik

Milan Ftáčnik

Milan Ftáčnik

Since 1980 until now, he has been active at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava as a university teacher, from 1989 as a senior lecturer. He is professionally dedicated to image processing and computer vision. He also worked in the political functions of a member of Parliament, the Minister of Education, the mayor of the city district and the mayor of Bratislava.

Since 2015 he is the chairman of the Slovak Information Society and is also a member of the government's Board of digitization of public administration. In 2019, he became chairman of the Smart Solutions and Innovation Council, a coordinating platform for the Smart Cities Club and the Slovak Smart City Cluster. The Smart topic is perceived as an opportunity for municipalities to use technologies to improve life in the city, the natural urban region or the autonomous region. He occupies himself with the topic of smart governance more intensively.

Michal Kašpar Michal Kašpar

Michal Kašpar

Michal Kašpar

Michal Kašpar Michal Kašpar

He has been Deputy Mayor of the Town of Kolin since 2014, responsible for Department of School, Culture and Sport, Department of Environment, Department of Finance, Department of Funds and Public Contracts. He also manages the concept of Smart City
The winner of The Smartest Town Hall Award in the Czech Republic, 2017, IDC IoT Awards, Customer Experience: Kolínská chytrá klíčenka (Kolin Smart Keycard), 2017
Grammar school (Gymnazium Kolin), teacher of Geography and Physical Education, 2007 to Present

Selected Accomplishments:

• Successful in getting grants in the whole amount of about 250 million Czech Crowns (2014 – 2018) – investment in National Heritage Sites, Traffic Terminal, School Buildings, etc.
• Concept of Smart City of Kolin (Kolin Smart Keycard, Parking Smart System, Smart Waste Containers, Kolin in Mobile application)
• Decreasing the city debt
• Closing down gaming-houses in the town
• Successful negotiation with new foreign and Czech investors about building companies in Industrial Zone Kolin-Ovcary
• The Head of Board of Directors in Kolin Hospital (2016-2017)
• The Member of Supervisory Board in Kolin Hospital (2017 to present)

Miriam Letašiová Miriam Letašiová

Miriam Letašiová

Miriam Letašiová

Miriam Letašiová Miriam Letašiová

Director-General of the business Environment and Innovation Department at the Ministry of economy of the Slovak Republic, is responsible for the smart industry agenda, better regulation and measures to improve the business environment. She also covers the smart cities agenda and believes that a better life in our cities will be achieved through a change of thinking and joint dialogue. She also leads the Council Working Group on export and investment support, where she supports the expansion of Slovakia's proexport policy. In this area she gained experience in the years 2012-2016, when she worked as a top director in the EXIMBANKA SR. At the same time, she is the president of the non-profit organization Heart of Slovakia, where she links all three sectors of our society and is dedicated to the current issues related to the business and social environment in Slovakia, as well as the reconciliation of family and working life.

Tomáš Vanický

Tomáš Vanický

Tomáš Vanický

Graduated in Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, building physics. He started his career in the ENVIROS consulting company. In 2007 he participated in the elaboration of the National Action plan for residential buildings. In 2008 he founded the company E-KONCEPT and since 2011 he has devoted himself to rebuilding buildings in the preservation zones with the aim of improving their indoor environmental quality and reducing the need for energy. He is currently director of the Centre of the Passive House (CPD).

Tomáš Vácha Tomáš Vácha

Tomáš Vácha

Tomáš Vácha

Tomáš Vácha Tomáš Vácha

a researcher at The University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of The Czech Technical University in Prague. He leads research unit “Participatory Planning and Design“ dealing with human centred design and stakeholder engagement in innovation projects.
His filed of interest includes social innovation in smart cities, local energy distribution and ownership, and social aspects of sustainable buildings.
He focuses on human interactions with built environment, stakeholder engagement and decision-making support in smart city and construction projects.
He holds master’s degree in psychology from Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Currently, he studies doctoral programme Urbanism and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Vít Skála Vít Skála

Vít Skála

Vít Skála

Vít Skála Vít Skála

Chairman of the board Coworking cooperative Together

Vít Skála has been engaged in the creation of communities for more than 20 years and the use of information technology for rural development on theoretical and practical level. He stood at the birth of GIS of the village Senožaty (launched already in 2002!), defended rigorous and dissertation on the use of social capital for rural development, since 2016 operates its own social enterprise PTL, s.r.o. focusing on online marketing. He is active in the management of non-profit organizations dealing with social and health work (Healing and Rehabilitation Centre Chvaly), regional development (MAS Society for the development of Humpolecka), scientific and technical activities (Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Society) or the Community-wide values (Czech identity).
He is a regional consultant for social entrepreneurship, the author of e-learning courses, involving thousands of people from more than 100 countries, a lecturer and a methodology for strategic planning in the public sector. He served as an adviser to the MEP Michaela Šojdrová.
For the whole professional life he has been seeking to prove that information technology reduces the gap between rural and urban and the last 10 years sees great potential in the active use of social capital. The support and interconnection of active individuals brings infrastructure and service development, financial savings and higher population to the regions where they live. The Coworking cooperative co. focuses on the practical demonstration of these activities and impacts.

Jana Smetanová

Jana Smetanová

Jana Smetanová

She graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. Since 2007,  has been active in the regional development agency Centre of Investment, Development and Innovation as a specialist consultant. She focuses on the issues of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2015, she has been coordinator of the Regional Centre for Social Entrepreneurship support in the Hradec Králové region.
Regional Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Support is a platform aimed at the development of social entrepreneurship in the Hradec Kralove region. This is a support that is targeted precisely according to the needs of the regional actors. Activities of the Centre are focused on consultancy, individual consultations and grant management of projects in the field of social entrepreneurship, networking amog social enterprises and other actors (Hradec Kralove region, Employment Agency, ministries, special schools, non-profit sector...), connecting employers from a protected and free labour market, initiating and facilitating development intentions and popularizing the area. She organizes regular thematic conferences, seminars and workshops. We strive to present examples of good practice, among others. Through excursions to successful social enterprises, we organise educational modules focused on the development of social enterprises and the annual social entrepreneurship fairs are also very popular. We also operate the website www.socialnipodnikanihk.cz  within the platform www.zamestnanyregion.cz .

Pavel Vokáč Pavel Vokáč

Pavel Vokáč

Pavel Vokáč

Pavel Vokáč Pavel Vokáč

Pavel has 30 years of experince as a Civil Engineer from AEC industries to global one in international ICT services. These days he is deeply involved in Smart Cities digital modeling, holistic scenarios with impact to smart sustainable urbanism by SUE: Smart Urban Ecosystem – comprehensive design for urban, infrastructure and architecture conceptualiztion. 

Partner at Smart City Innovations Institut (SCII), Brno, CZ. 

Partner at CITYTHINKING (CTTK), Sevilla, Spain – disruptive innovation approach for replicating good cities (city programing by PSP: Parametric Smart Planning, cutting edge SW tool for urban and architecture industrualisation) and design of affordable Urban Housing Districts by Ecosystemic Urbanism principles (used for instance in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Barcelona). Strategy adviser for BDM in ICT and 4-th industry revolution. Speaker at international Conferences and Academia events.  

Martin Pečar Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar Martin Pečar

is the founder of OmniOpti, provider of advanced solutions, focusing on mobility and logistics. A mathematician by profession, he has worked in R&D for over a decade, and led the R&D department of fleet management company Telargo, by then the biggest Slovenian-Japanese joint venture. After Telargo has been acquired by Descartes, he took over the business development for the Balkan region. He then went on to work at the Jožef Stefan Institute as a researcher; there he was asked to manage the Slovenian Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities, which included 150 members in the first year. The Smart Cities project looks at city level transformation, both digitally and technologically, allowing cities to modernise innovatively. His diverse experience (including being co-author of a US patent for automatic computation of the road network, using floating vehicle data) has enabled him to be part of various aspects of technological transformation across a variety of fields such as AI, city modernisation and business development.

Daniel Morys Daniel Morys

Daniel Morys

Daniel Morys

Daniel Morys Daniel Morys

Ostrava public transport company (DPO) is the leader in PT innovations. Ostrava has implemented ticketing scheme based on bank cards, equipped its fleet with V2X communication, launched its mobile app or special assistance service for passengers. So DPO is considered to be the demonstrator of „smart public transport company“.

Günter Müller-Czygan Günter Müller-Czygan

Günter Müller-Czygan

Günter Müller-Czygan

Günter Müller-Czygan Günter Müller-Czygan
Radim Kohoutek Radim Kohoutek

Radim Kohoutek

Radim Kohoutek

Radim Kohoutek Radim Kohoutek

is Director of DS Energy Consulting s.r.o.; deputy chairman of the Association of Energy Service Providers (APES)

Leoš Aldorf Leoš Aldorf

Leoš Aldorf

Leoš Aldorf

Leoš Aldorf Leoš Aldorf

Chairman of the board of Amper Savings, a.s.

After graduating at the Energy Institute of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology in 1999 he started working at the energy saving projects in ABB, the Building System division, where he has been gradually gaining experience also from his foreign colleagues, e.g. from Sweden or the Switzerland. After this division was acquired by Genesis Capital in 2003, he moved to the newly established company AB Facility, where he worked as Director of the energy division since 2007. This division is focused on providing comprehensive services in the field of energy. Up to this day he has worked on many successful projects with guaranteed energy savings for the private and also public sector. He tremendously contributed to the developing of the EPC projects market this way. He is Co-founder of the energy group Amper Holding and since October 2013 he is Chairman of the board of Amper Savings. He took an active part in establishing of the Association of energy service providers in the Czech Republic and also in Slovakia (APES).

Jaroslav Maroušek Jaroslav Maroušek

Jaroslav Maroušek

Jaroslav Maroušek

Jaroslav Maroušek Jaroslav Maroušek

Director of SEVEn Energy s.r.o., chairman of the board SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, z.ú.

Jaroslav Marousek has occupied himself with the issue of energy services for more than 20 years. He has help to create conditions for energy business in the Czech Republic and also abroad. Lately he has looked into the combination of subsidies for an energy saving support and for the EPC projects (Energy Performance Contracting). His lecture will be focused on the use of financial resources from the Operational Programme Environment in EPC projects in the public sphere.

Ondřej Stolar Ondřej Stolar

Ondřej Stolar

Ondřej Stolar

Ondřej Stolar Ondřej Stolar

Head of Territorial development dept. and Project manager, RENARDS dotační, s.r.o.

Milan Šálek Milan Šálek

Milan Šálek

Milan Šálek

Milan Šálek Milan Šálek

Meteorologist, Amper Meteo, s.r.o.

Ivo Winkler

Ivo Winkler

Ivo Winkler

Head of technical dept. ENBRA, a.s.

Ivo Müller Ivo Müller

Ivo Müller

Ivo Müller

Ivo Müller Ivo Müller

Ivo Müller has worked in the energy industry for more than 20 years, with main focus on the operation of energy networks, measuring and regulation, actual measurement, and development of SMART systems. The key discipline from the SMART point of view is to set the measurement and assessment correctly. He will talk about measuring, especially heat measuring, drawbacks and risks connected with such measurements and assessments in his lecture, he will also give practical examples (positive and negative ones).

Petr Vaněk

Petr Vaněk

Petr Vaněk

Executive director, Head of technology development, FLOWBOX s.r.o.

Alexander Gaevski Alexander Gaevski

Alexander Gaevski

Alexander Gaevski

Alexander Gaevski Alexander Gaevski

He worked as a Country manager for GE Lighting for the Czech Republic for more than 3 years. He is the founder and director of Elkov Lighting division, which is in charge of implementation of smart solutions in the field of lighting. The company Elkov Elektro is a strategic partner to the intelligent lighting control CitySys, which was awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade as one of the best Smart City solutions in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. The company is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and also a member of Czech Smart City Cluster.

Filip Procházka Filip Procházka

Filip Procházka

Filip Procházka

Filip Procházka Filip Procházka

chairman of the board, Mycroft Mind, a.s.

Ondřej Beneš Ondřej Beneš

Ondřej Beneš

Ondřej Beneš

Ondřej Beneš Ondřej Beneš

EurEau General Assembly
Representative (Czech Republic)

Michael Ornetzeder Michael Ornetzeder

Michael Ornetzeder

Michael Ornetzeder

Michael Ornetzeder Michael Ornetzeder

Institute of Technology Assessment
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Position: Research Director

Michael Ornetzeder is a Research Director at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His main research interest is within science and technology studies, with a particular focus on innovation-oriented forms of technology assessment, user innovation, social learning, and innovation networks. His current research focuses on the transition of the energy system towards greater sustainability. Recent projects cover both emerging technologies as well as the energy system from a holistic socio-technical perspective. Since 2009, he has been a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Energy Steering Panel where he had the opportunity to contribute to the energy and research policy recommendations for the German government following the accident at Fukushima. As a member of the Energy Steering Panel, he also served as a policy advisor to the European Parliament in 2015.

Markus Dettenhofer Markus Dettenhofer

Markus Dettenhofer

Markus Dettenhofer

Markus Dettenhofer Markus Dettenhofer

Executive Director Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno

Markus is the Executive Director of the Central European Institute of Technology - a scientific consortium of 6 universities and research institutes in Brno, Czech Republic, with approximately 550 scientists working in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies. In Brno he also fulfills a role of Guarantor in the Brno 2050 strategy as a Central European Centre for Science, Research and Innovation. Markus received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. from UC Berkeley. His professional goal is to harness science as a common good for the engagement and development of societies.

Christoph Gollner Christoph Gollner

Christoph Gollner

Christoph Gollner

Christoph Gollner Christoph Gollner

Programme Manager

Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development
European and International Programmes (EIP)
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
JPI Urban Europe
Programme Manager, SET Plan Action 3.2/Programme on Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development for JPI Urban Europe at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The programme aims at large-scale European-wide implementation of 100 PED’s by 2025.
2013-2017 Head of office, the Vienna Urban Renewal Office for the 10th district of Vienna (Gebietsbetreuung Stadterneuerung GB*10). Main fields of activity: project coordination and management, local urban development, citizen involvement, stakeholder coordination, cultural projects, integration, PR.

Johannes Kathan Johannes Kathan

Johannes Kathan

Johannes Kathan

Johannes Kathan Johannes Kathan

Research Engineer - Electric energy systems and renewable urban energy systems.

Electric Energy Systems
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Johannes Kathan studied Energy and Environmental Management, specialising in electric energy systems, and received his master-degree in urban renewable energy systems from the University of Applied Sciences FH-Technikum in Vienna. He has worked as research engineer at the Business Unit for Electric Energy Systems at AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology). His activities include coordination of research projects in the field of the integration electrical storage systems into the power system and their applications. He worked on nation-wide projects on battery energy storage systems.

Tomáš Kazda Tomáš Kazda

Tomáš Kazda

Tomáš Kazda

Tomáš Kazda Tomáš Kazda

Assistant professor

Department of Electrical and Electronic Technology, Brno University of Technology

He finished his Ph.D. in 2015 in the field of electrodes for lithium-ion accumulators. He took part in international projects including internships abroad (University Vienna – Austria, Padova – Italy, Barcelona – Spain, La Plata – Argentina). He has gained knowledge and experience in fields of electrochemical measurements, synthesis of electrode materials for positive electrodes of Li-Ion batteries and post-lithium systems. Since 2017, he is member of the Committee for Sustainable Energy and the Committee for Sustainable Transport of the Government Council of the Czech Republic. Since 2015 is a member of organisation committee of the international conference Advanced Batteries, Accumulators and Fuel Cells. He is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry and the Electrochemical Society. In 2014, he received the FEI and CSMS (Czechoslovak Microscopic Society) Grant for Young Scientists.

Cina Foroutan-Nejad Cina Foroutan-Nejad

Cina Foroutan-Nejad

Cina Foroutan-Nejad

Cina Foroutan-Nejad Cina Foroutan-Nejad

SoMoPro fellow

CEITEC-MU, Brno
Dr. Cina Foroutan-Nejad received his PhD in physical chemistry in 2011 and joined CEITEC-MU in 2014 under SoMoPro fellowship. He has been an honorary member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and authored 47 publications in the fields of physics, chemistry, and material sciences. His current research focuses on designing novel materials for sustainable data storage and processing for the future of computation industry.

 Radek Fujdiak  Radek Fujdiak

Radek Fujdiak

Radek Fujdiak

 Radek Fujdiak  Radek Fujdiak

Department of Telecommunications

Brno University of Technology
Radek is an expert in the area of ICT, modern communication technologies, security, cryptography, lightweight cryptography, optimization and efficient solutions. His private sector experience includes applied ICT, cryptography and security, and academic career makes it possible for him to continue fundamental research. He has participated as the main investigator or as a team member in a number of national and international research projects related to ICT, security and cryptography. He completed an internship abroad, and in addition to his research, his role is to supervise international students at the Brno University of Technology.

Nora Hampl Nora Hampl

Nora Hampl

Nora Hampl

Nora Hampl Nora Hampl

Conference concept developer, Ambassador for Active Citizens
Co-guarantor, 2050 Brno Energy Strategy

Nora Hampl is a doctoral candidate at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Sciences, and a recipient of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften DOC Stipendium. Before then, she taught and studied at Harvard University. Her research focuses on renewable energy systems and energy innovation roadmaps, post-assessments, and strategic capacities to implement change. Broader research interests include mapping of Sustainable Development Goals with respect to energy, and EU’s global reach via Mission-oriented research.

Robert Hinterberger Robert Hinterberger

Robert Hinterberger

Robert Hinterberger

Robert Hinterberger Robert Hinterberger

Managing director
New Energy Capital Invest GmbH, Vienna
Robert Hinterberger is managing director of NEW ENERGY Capital Invest GmbH, a Vienna based consulting and corporate finance company specialised in the energy sector. He supports industry stakeholders (utilities, infrastructure operators, project developers) and public authorities (municipalities, national ministries and funding agencies) regarding the realization of innovative energy and urban development projects and the set-up of new business models and funding schemes.
Before founding NEW ENERGY, he held various senior and management positions in the consulting and financial industry in Austria and CEE. He studied in Austria, France and Spain and holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics from the Technical University in Vienna.

Todor Galev Todor Galev

Todor Galev

Todor Galev

Todor Galev Todor Galev

Center for the Study of Democracy
Technology & Innovation

Dr. Todor Galev works on consultancy and policy-research projects in the field of socio-economic and sociological studies in the areas of energy governance and energy security, as well as innovation policy and competitiveness in Southeast Europe and the EU. He has over 15-year experience in managing and carrying out research and analytical tasks, and specializes in policy/program evaluation and impact assessment. Todor has participated in various projects, supported by the EC (DG Research, FP7, H2020), EBRD, the US German Marshal Fund, USAID, the U.S. State Department, national ministries, etc. While working for CSD - a leading European think tank, based in Bulgaria, Todor was endorsed and participated in 2011 International Visitors Leadership Programme of the U.S. State Department on “Energy and Climate Change”, as well as has implemented energy-related projects in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey.

Jana Zifčiaková Jana Zifčiaková

Jana Zifčiaková

Jana Zifčiaková

Jana Zifčiaková Jana Zifčiaková

Policy Analyst, Work Programme Unit
Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission


Jana Zifčiaková is Policy Analyst at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. She works for the Work Programme Unit and is based in Brussels (JRC Headquarters). Jana coordinates JRC's relations with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER). Her main activities are focused on the Energy Union. Jana oversees among others JRC's contribution to the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and JRC's support to the European Coal Regions in Transition Platform. She coordinates JRC's efforts in assisting the Upper Nitra region from Slovakia in preparing its transition to the post-coal period and the Jiu Valley region from Romania in elaborating a socio-economic development strategy.

Oldřich Sklenář Oldřich Sklenář

Oldřich Sklenář

Oldřich Sklenář

Oldřich Sklenář Oldřich Sklenář

Product & Project Manager
MOOG Brno

Oldřich Sklenář is a product & project manager at MOOG Brno, where he coordinates development and production of special servo and linear motors. He started his career in energy as a design engineer and continued his professional development while working for a number of companies and organizations, including NGOs, with a focus on renewables and energy management. He completed an intership at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and graduated from both Brno University of Technology and Masaryk University.

Javier Gomez Javier Gomez

Javier Gomez

Javier Gomez

Javier Gomez Javier Gomez
Ernst Rainer Ernst Rainer

Ernst Rainer

Ernst Rainer

Ernst Rainer Ernst Rainer
Serhii Zamidra Serhii Zamidra

Serhii Zamidra

Serhii Zamidra

Serhii Zamidra Serhii Zamidra

Nemishaieve town mayor

Best practices of introducing smart technologies in villages and towns in Ukraine: electronic tickets, registers, GIS, etc. Possibilities and prospects of development of smart technologies in the conditions of considerable financial constraints. Typical problems and ways to solve them.

 Carina Aschan  Carina Aschan

Carina Aschan

Carina Aschan

 Carina Aschan  Carina Aschan

Carina is coordinating the Umeå Smart City team in RUGGEDISED. She is also working as a strategist for city development and stakeholder cooperation. Her Master’s degree sustainability and corporate economy and many years of experience in development projects business development is essential when building the partnership for the Smart City Umeå. Carina is passionate about the development of the smart and sustainable city in co-creation with the city stakeholders and the citizens.

Lukáš Blatecký Lukáš Blatecký

Lukáš Blatecký

Lukáš Blatecký

Lukáš Blatecký Lukáš Blatecký
Łukasz Kuciel Łukasz Kuciel

Łukasz Kuciel

Łukasz Kuciel

Łukasz Kuciel Łukasz Kuciel

Designer and Software Engineer 

INNVIA, GlobalLogic 
He has worked on several projects related to automated kiosks systems, co-created software for autonomous bike parking and sharing system in Norwich and London.

Currently, he is working on Fintech project in GlobalLogic Poland as a Software Developer. At the same time, he is running his own company specialized in designing brands, digital products and industrial concepts.  

Fascinated on connecting both sides - design with software in IoT products."

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden studied human geography, and worked for Geo-ICT company ESRI, University of Utrecht, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, and research and technology organisation TNO. Currently she works at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Architecture and Design, as Senior Researcher Smart Sustainable Cities. Her research interests are: land use and environmental modelling, smart sustainable cities, ICT supported open planning processes, and urban transitions. She has initiated smart sustainable city projects with local authorities in the Netherlands, Norway, and across Europe, where ICT, modelling and geo-data support policy- and decision making on and investments in smart, local solutions for energy savings, sustainable mobility, closing of resource cycles and urban transformation. Judith is chair of the Urban Europe Research Alliance, which is closely linked to the implementation of the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda 2.0 of JPI Urban Europe. In addition, she is member of several advisory boards of smart city projects. Judith leads the initiative “From Planning to Implementation and Replication” in the Action Cluster Integrated Planning within the European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities, where a Smart City Guidance Package has recently been developed together with cities, businesses and research across Europe, co-authored by JPI Urban Europe and CEN/CENELEC representatives. Apart from her work for NTNU, Judith has founded the company Locality, which focuses on innovation management, the science-policy interface and knowledge brokerage in the field of smart and sustainable cities.

 

Zdeněk Doležal Zdeněk Doležal

Zdeněk Doležal

Zdeněk Doležal

Zdeněk Doležal Zdeněk Doležal
Rut Bízková Rut Bízková

Rut Bízková

Rut Bízková

Rut Bízková Rut Bízková
Brooke Flanagan

Brooke Flanagan

Brooke Flanagan

Brooke Flanagan is project coordinator at EUROCITIES. Brooke has over 20 years’ experience working in the energy, environment and local government sectors in Europe, the UK and Australia. She has undertaken research and campaigned on a range of issues including climate change and energy, and worked on various environmental protection projects. Prior to joining EUROCITIES, she advised the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of London on climate and energy policy, established a not-for-profit policy and research consultancy - Future Climate – and headed up the policy and research activities of the Energy Saving Trust. At EUROCITIES, Brooke is focusing on smart cities and environmental projects, and climate policy.

Mario Gualdi

Mario Gualdi

Mario Gualdi

Mario, Managing Director of ISINNOVA, has a background in Urban and Regional Planning, as well as in Political Science. He has designed and coordinated numerous research and innovation projects focusing on sustainable policies and solutions, particularly in the fields of urban development, mobility and smart cities. His work is hinged on community participation, policy foresight, transition management and policy impacts assessment, methodologies that come in handy when assisting and advising policy makers in the creation of visions, strategies and action plans. He is also actively involved in the set up and facilitation of urban governances in which public administrations, industry, operators, research organisations, start-ups, NGOs and local communities come together to co-create and implement policies or solutions. Mario is particularly passionate about spatial planning, urban regeneration, integration of land use and transport planning, and active mobility, all topics that he has addressed with studies, policy briefs and guidance documents.

 

Pavel Chaloupecký Pavel Chaloupecký

Pavel Chaloupecký

Pavel Chaloupecký

Pavel Chaloupecký Pavel Chaloupecký
Jan Labohý Jan Labohý

Jan Labohý

Jan Labohý

Jan Labohý Jan Labohý
Tomáš Kuštan Tomáš Kuštan

Tomáš Kuštan

Tomáš Kuštan

Tomáš Kuštan Tomáš Kuštan
Tereza Dubsky Tereza Dubsky

Tereza Dubsky

Tereza Dubsky

Tereza Dubsky Tereza Dubsky
Marek Šnyrych Marek Šnyrych

Marek Šnyrych

Marek Šnyrych

Marek Šnyrych Marek Šnyrych
Michal Lakomski Michal Lakomski

Michal Lakomski

Michal Lakomski

Michal Lakomski Michal Lakomski

Graduated at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Master of Science in Management, Postgraduate Studies in Web and Mobile Applications. Deputy Director in the Organizational Department of Poznan City Hall. As Deputy Director, supervises the area of management systems, information services and information security. Since October 2017, he is the Mayor's Proxy for Smart City.

Lukáš Loun Lukáš Loun

Lukáš Loun

Lukáš Loun

Lukáš Loun Lukáš Loun
Mieke Cornet de Vries Mieke Cornet de Vries

Mieke Cornet de Vries

Mieke Cornet de Vries

Mieke Cornet de Vries Mieke Cornet de Vries

Senior Communications Manager, Municipality of Rotterdam - European projects

Mieke Cornet is senior communication manager of the RUGGEDISED project in Rotterdam. She is responsible for the local communication strategy and implementation of project activities. in addition, she is the contact person for the external agency responsible for business communication.

RUGGEDISED is a smart city project financed under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It unites three lighthouse cities: Rotterdam, Glasgow and Umeå and three follower cities: Brno, Gdansk and Parma to test, implement and accelerate the smart city model throughout Europe. In collaboration with companies and research centers, these six cities will show how they can combine IT, e-mobility and energy solutions to design smart, resilient cities for everyone.

She started at RUGGEDISED Mieke has earned her spurs in other European projects.

Prior to working for the municipality of Rotterdam, Mieke has a long track record as a communications officer at various other government services.

Mieke holds a master’s degree in history and communications.

Michal Černý

Michal Černý

Michal Černý

Antonín Vacek

Antonín Vacek

Antonín Vacek

Miroslav Hřebecký

Miroslav Hřebecký

Miroslav Hřebecký

Libuše Nivnická

Libuše Nivnická

Libuše Nivnická

Kamil Gross

Kamil Gross

Kamil Gross

Rostislav Dvořák Rostislav Dvořák

Rostislav Dvořák

Rostislav Dvořák

Rostislav Dvořák Rostislav Dvořák
David Amienyo David Amienyo

David Amienyo

David Amienyo

David Amienyo David Amienyo

David is an analytical scientist, sustainability specialist and chartered environmentalist with an extensive portfolio of projects in the automotive, FMCG, F&B and chemicals sectors. He is a sustainable technology specialist Director within the Siemens Global Center of Competence for Cities in London.

Sonja Stöffler Sonja Stöffler

Sonja Stöffler

Sonja Stöffler

Sonja Stöffler Sonja Stöffler

works as a researcher and project manager in the research unit “Mobility and Innovation Systems” at the IAT University of Stuttgart. She is the deputy head of the replication work package in the EU-SSC1 project TRIANGULUM. Ms Stöffler represents the IAT University of Stuttgart at international conferences, workshops and forums. She conducts research projects in the field of mobility ecosystems and cooperative innovation. Sonja Stöffler has working experience in the automotive industry and studied Business Engineering (M.Sc.) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Ondřej Durkáč Ondřej Durkáč

Ondřej Durkáč

Ondřej Durkáč

Ondřej Durkáč Ondřej Durkáč

He is representative of IQ Smart Solution start-up, and mainly deals with new business development. With the use of customer feedback, he thrives to improve and products of IMobiliář for towns and municipalities. (Mobiliář = urban furniture)

Roman Trnka Roman Trnka

Roman Trnka

Roman Trnka

Roman Trnka Roman Trnka
Daniel Štofan Daniel Štofan

Daniel Štofan

Daniel Štofan

Daniel Štofan Daniel Štofan

Founder and CEO of GoodVision, artificial intelligence graduate and experienced C-level manager. I'm super enthusiastic about the things we do at GoodVision - creating products people love! We are executing products and services that have positive impact on municipalities on their road towards Smart Cities.

Jakub Holovský Jakub Holovský

Jakub Holovský

Jakub Holovský

Jakub Holovský Jakub Holovský

Associate Professor, Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrotechnology

Associate professor at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and Researcher at Institute of Physics of the ASCR. His research in the field of photovoltaics focuses on optical characterization of new materials. He completed his studies in physics at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, and conducted research for two years in a group of prof. Christophe Ballif at EPFL PV-lab in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. His research is inspired by his motivation to fight climate change, by transforming today’s system of energy production and consumption towards sustainability.

Vladislav Martínek Vladislav Martínek

Vladislav Martínek

Vladislav Martínek

Vladislav Martínek Vladislav Martínek

research scientist, PV Forecast team leader
University Centre of Energy Efficient Buildings
Czech Technical University in Prague

Vladislav studied software systems at faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University in Prague. His main field of research are predictive algorithms and overall system design. At present, he is also responsible for research and development of PV Forecast services at UCEEB CTU. The goal of his research is to gain the capacity to predict solar irradiance as a source of electric energy gained by PV modules. Reliable and precise prediction is vital for efficient energy management compensating volatility.

Martin Mikeska Martin Mikeska

Martin Mikeska

Martin Mikeska

Martin Mikeska Martin Mikeska

Press & Communications Manager
Czech Renewable Energy Chamber 

Mr. Mikeska has been working in the field of renewable energy policy since 2005. Together with his team, he has been working for Friends of the Earth Czech Republic on different projects aimed to introduce progressive climate and renewable energy policies in Czechia. Since 2017 he has worked for Czech Renewable Energy Chamber. The Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources is a Czech association incorporating all professional associations focused on different types of renewable energy.

Petr Chládek Petr Chládek

Petr Chládek

Petr Chládek

Petr Chládek Petr Chládek

Director, South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)

Petr Chládek is Director of the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC). In his previous work for the Regional Development Agency of South Moravia, he was instrumental in forming the regional innovative ecosystem, and continued in this mission as JIC’s Regional Innovation Strategy Manager. Three generations of his strategic management resulted in a number of successful projects, namely, VIDA! Science Centre, the fabrication laboratory FabLab Brno, as well as a number of collaborative programmes that foster regional cooperation between the academic and private spheres.

DI Ghazal Etminan DI Ghazal Etminan

DI Ghazal Etminan

DI Ghazal Etminan

DI Ghazal Etminan DI Ghazal Etminan

M.Sc., Business Developer, Research Engineer
Business Unit of Sustainable Cities and Regions, AIT

As AIT’s Business developer and Research Engineer, Ghazal Etminan has extensive know-how and implementation experience in governmental as well as private businesses science-based solutions and capacity building. Her work includes acquisition and execution of projects, as well as management of research networks and active engagement in international projects dealing with integrated Smart City development. She gained substantial knowledge in urban low carbon action planning and facilitation of the trans-disciplinary stakeholder processes through activities in a range of European and international research and implementation projects.

Hans-Martin Neumann Hans-Martin Neumann

Hans-Martin Neumann

Hans-Martin Neumann

Hans-Martin Neumann Hans-Martin Neumann

Urban planner (Berlin Chamber of Architects)
Deputy Coordinator, EERA Joint Program Smart Cities, AIT

Hans-Martin Neumann is AIT’s Deputy Coordinator of the EERA Joint Program Smart Cities where he leads a team of 15 researchers working in the research field of Urban Resilience and Transformation. He is involved in the Strategic Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC) and in the SET-Plan Temporary Working Group 3.2 (Smart Cities and Communities), which has drafted an implementation plan for plus energy districts. As a project manager and work package leader, Hans-Martin Neumann is involved in several Smart City projects in Austria, Europe and Asia.

Martin Pečar Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar

Martin Pečar Martin Pečar

is the founder of OmniOpti, provider of advanced solutions, focusing on mobility and logistics. A mathematician by profession, he has worked in R&D for over a decade, and led the R&D department of fleet management company Telargo, by then the biggest Slovenian-Japanese joint venture. After Telargo has been acquired by Descartes, he took over the business development for the Balkan region. He then went on to work at the Jožef Stefan Institute as a researcher; there he was asked to manage the Slovenian Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities, which included 150 members in the first year. The Smart Cities project looks at city level transformation, both digitally and technologically, allowing cities to modernise innovatively. His diverse experience (including being co-author of a US patent for automatic computation of the road network, using floating vehicle data) has enabled him to be part of various aspects of technological transformation across a variety of fields such as AI, city modernisation and business development.

Fady Al-kheir

Fady Al-kheir

Fady Al-kheir

Partner and Director for Strategy
ENERGON Holding a.s.

Member of The Association of Modern Energy - a strong supporter of innovative energy solutions and their growth opportunities for the Czech economy.
“Our country was already strong in the supply of technological units, including energy, in the First Republic. If we grasp the current potential correctly, we have a chance to build on this tradition and become one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. In Energon Holding we want to support this development in cooperation with other similar-minded companies.”

Jan Hollan Jan Hollan

Jan Hollan

Jan Hollan

Jan Hollan Jan Hollan

Dr. Hollan’s work and teaching focus on climate science, and mitigation and adaptation to climate change. For the last 30 years, he conducted research on the impacts of climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. His research areas include energy systems and their environmental impacts, sustainable energy, zero carbon buildings and material engineering.

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