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BLOXHUB Mornings: Who owns the digital city?

Tuesday 23.08.2016
Fæstningens Materialgaard, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 Copenhagen K

‘BLOXHUB mornings’ is an inspiring series of morning events focusing on innovation and growth within the field of architecture, construction, urban development and design.
The “Who Owns The Digital City?”-event explores how new technologies, big data and the overall digitization of the cities effect our future cities. The rapid and widespread application of innovative urban technologies, platforms and systems has thrust many global cities into an exciting era of ‘digitalization’. As this concept embeds itself in city hall, persistent questions and challenges remain on issues of data ownership, urban inclusiveness, civic equality and rights.
“Who Owns the Digital City?” explores these questions and challenges through both public and private perspectives, debating what the continued digitization of our cities means for our common urban future.
The event is organized by Danish Design Centre, Danish Architecture Centre, IFHP and  Copenhagen Solutions Lab, some of the partnering organisations at the new Copenhagen innovation HUB, BLOXHUB. Additionally this particular event is part of a debate event series called BLOXHUB mornings. More background here:


8.00: Coffee and croissants
8.30: Intro
8.32: Welcome by BLOXHUB Director Torben Klitgaard
8.40: Speakers presentations
9:10: Discussion
9:30: Closing



Søren Nørgaard Madsen, IoT & Smart City Strategist, Solution Innovation, TDC Group
IoT & Smart City Strategist, Solution Innovation, TDC Group. Søren is representing the business perspective. Focusing on the potential of new technologies - Internet of Things (IoT) and how TDC use data, digital infrastructure and connectivity to understand the cities, businesses and the environment (in which they operate) to be able to optimize, create innovative design and provide better operations and services. TDC is also one of four partners in Copenhagen Street Lab providing the digital infrastructure in the living lab in the heart of Copenhagen.
Martin Brynskov, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Open and Agile Smart Cities, University of Aarhus, Denmark 
As Ph.D., Associate Professor in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, Martin is representing the research expertise on smart cities. Also research director of AU Smart Cities, director of the Digital Design Lab at AU, coordinator of The Danish Smart City Network (with the Danish national government), chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), among other things. Working closely together with municipalities, industrial partners, NGOs, and artists, Martin’s research is at the interface of smart cities, mobile media, media architecture, digital materials.
Liselott Stenfeldt, Team leader & Architect MAA at Alexandra Instituttet, Interactive Spaces Lab.
Liselott represents the practitioner with her knowledge on how data can help improve urban space and how to engage citizens in that process. Through interactive installations in specific urban spaces, where technology is installed, the Alexandra Institute generates data and accumulates knowledge about the visitors, demographic and flow around the urban space. Amongst many cases is the TREE-0 in Vester Voldgade. 



BLOXHUB Mornings are free of charge, however to join the event, you need to register here.

The BLOXHUB morning events take place at the Event Space at Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, Copenhagen from 8.30 to 9.30. 

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