We focused on the Smart City Expo World Congress host city in this panel. Barcelona was one of Europe’s first cities to implement smart city technology. In 2014, it was even named the European Capital of Innovation. However, in recent years, as city authorities have focused on citizen-driven initiatives, the Spanish city appears to have fallen behind. In this Panel: – Maria Galindo Garcia-Delgado, Board Member of the European Commission’s Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission and previously Manager for Smart City Business Development at the City of Barcelona and Director General for Digital Nation and Urban Agenda of the Government of Catalonia. – Esteve Almirall, Associated Professor at Esade in Barcelona and Director of the Center for Innovation in Cities. Esteve is passionate about artificial intelligence and digitalization.
Video by our media partner Kurrant Insights, a strategy, technology and media company in IoT and smart cities.