Talks and interviews

I regularly give talks and interviews or participate as speaker or pannelist in events related with my field of practitioning and research. This is an effective way to connect with interesting professionals and to learn by sharing ideas and concepts.

If you are interested in contacting me for a public event, please do so by connecting through my Linked In or Twitter public profiles.

Talks and interviews

Talks and public events 2021

7 de Diciembre. Panel and discussion on “Digital Coordination through APIs”  hosted by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission at APIdays Global Congress (París). 30 de Noviembre. Presentation of the book “Ciudad abierta, ciudad digital” at the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza. 5 de Noviembre....

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Book reviews, Talks and interviews

Daniel Kahneman. Thinking Fast and Slow: some thoughts from Córdoba

Kahneman shows that if potential earnings are bigger than potential losses then the most rational strategy is to take the risks even in 50% gambles (this, of course, does not exclude adopting risk mitigation policies). In cases where the probabilities of winning are greater than 50% and the reward in case of earning is greater than the loss in case of failing, not adopting innovative policies may cost public institutions large amounts of tax dollars.

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Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Application Programming Interfaces in Governments: an urban API #nowplaying

During the fall of 2019 I was interviewed on several occasions by Monica Posada (scientific officer at the Digital Economy Unit of the JRC)  on the subject of governments APIs (Application Programmin Interfaces). Monica was interested in knowing Zaragoza data ecosystem, its APIs and digital assets.

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Featured, Talks and interviews

Spring 2020 On-line Program of Talks & Lectures

No travel, no face-to-face events this spring. But we will be sharing screens and ideas anyway. In these hard times, there is a lot to be talking about on urban innovation and smart cities: data, DIY manufacturing, open challenges for recovery, start-ups.

Join us in our next talk:

June, 16th. At the Smart Cities’ Sofa Summits. Talk about “Smart City Challenges for Recovery after Covid-19”

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Talks and interviews

Autumn 2019 Program

‘Cause not everything it’s about on-line reading, check out this autumn’s events where we can meet in person:

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Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Urban Data and Co-Creation

Interview during Eurocities’ Knowledge Society Forum celebrated in Zaragoza in November, 2018...

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Innovation Districts, Talks and interviews

Dublin’s Declaration on Smart Districts

With the sole exception of a clearer reference to environmental and energy sustainability, Dublin’s Declaration on Smart Districts represent a practical set of guidelines that any planner dealing with the design, delivery or management of innovation districts should look at.

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Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Data sharing and co-creation will boost urban innovation

Data sharing is something we all think should be happening but that no one has seen yet. In my Master on City Sciences’ thesis I pointed out that there are gigantic organizational and behavioural (psychological) barriers that block the way. As more projects on co-creation start in the following years, and small scale urban data sharing examples are being built, we expect that a whole new body of knowledge about the subject will appear.

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Smart innovation through active citizen participation

Daniel Sarasa’s interview for Nordic Smart Cities about smart innovation, whose original content can be found here. If people are given the power to decide and be part of the decision-making process, their mark is felt all around. The city of Zaragoza manages not only to aim for active citizen participation, but to actually...

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Cities as innovation platforms

Before becoming a professor, Daniel Sarasa (born 1972) was a student at MCS, so he can give us both perspectives about the master’s degree. He is Smart City Program Manager at Zaragoza City Hall and co-author of “Zaragozá’s Open Government Strategy 2012-2015. Towards a Smart Citizenship”. Moreover, he is co-editor and co-founder of openyourcity.com.

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