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.

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.

Read More

Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

At CCW. Turning critical infrastructures into citizen-centric platforms

We were pleased to participate in the last Critical Communications World event, held in Amsterdam on June 2nd, 2016 and to answer CCW Event Director Emma Banymandhub’s questions. Here is the full interview For the third instalment of our Critical Communications World “A Day in the Life of” series, CCW Event Director Emma...

Read More

Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Smart lighting, public space and urban innovation

The Italian magazine “Luce et Design” interviewed us for its April 2016 number. We talked about topics such as urban innovation strategies, smart lighting, digital art, public space and… refugees. 

Read More

Talks and interviews, urban innovation

Measuring urban innovation

A KPI is not just an indicator, it is a Key Performance Indicator. Keys open doors, as answers do. Before taking out another KPI, think about the importance of the question that your KPI will unveil.

Read More

Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Presenting Citykeys in Copenhagen: towards a unified city performance metrics

We can make significant progress in KPIs definition, while avoiding endless (and pointless) discussions about the controversial and wasted smart city concept. City performance indicators should not provide a fixed picture of a city, but rather reflect and acknowledge its progress and direction

Read More

Talks and interviews

Calendar of public talks Oct’15 thru’ Dec’15

Oct, 28th. At Master of City Sciences’ opening session, Madrid. Lecture on “Cities as our biggest solution providers”. See review here. Nov, 6th. At Eurocities Annual Conference in Living Cities, Copenhagen. Speed networking session on “Citykeys: Key performance indicators for smart city projects” Nov,...

Read More

Talks and interviews, urban innovation

Open Urban Lab presented in #ICCS2015, Shanghai.

In an attempt to explore how open city making can lead to enhanced citizen engagement dynamics, the Open Urban Lab is the interface through which projects and ideas can connect to the innovation platform that the city intends to be. Its implementation borrows concepts from open source, agile methodologies and lean startup thinking.

Read More

Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

An open path to a smart city

At the Bologna Smart City Exhibition, presenting the experience of Zaragoza, where city wifi, open source architecture and open place making form a promising mixture with the potential to become a successful experiment in engaging citizens in the making of an open city.

Read More
Close