Circularity is essential in energy, food production, water and waste management sectors, as well as, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. Data plays a key role in accelerating circular pathways for many corporate organizations, but what about cities? How can an effective use of city data improve circularity and environmental awareness? In this section we’ll discuss how can effective use of city data can help us to create a circular city.
This section will be as interesting for citizens as for government officials and smart city tech fans. We'll talk about how urban projects can embrace transparency and community engagement by going open source. We'll try to find answers to the questions: which technologies can help with open source data collection and management? What are the potential obstacles?
Living labs and innovation hubs are trending within the topic of smart cities. Inspired by sustainable living, they test the latest technologies that accelerate sharing and connectivity. They also change the nature of data management and collection, accordingly. This section will explore urban data innovation and collection strategies in their current form as well as try to answer the questions about the future of city data. The discussion will revolve around how and why living labs and innovation hubs are affecting data pathways.
PCDC is an international event hosted by the city of Prague to accelerate the sharing of the best practices, networking, and community engagement in the sphere of urban data. This year we open a discussion about modularity in the city by opting for three main areas: circular economy, innovation, and open-source.
We’ll address practical concerns in regard to advancing circularity through city data and talk about how different cities are using open-source. We will also touch on the potential of open-source within participatory data collection and community data management.
Last but not least, the light will be shed on the changing environment of smart city data within the context of innovation hubs and living labs. Many exciting insights will be brought by industry-leading cities and the host, the City of Prague.
Embark on this two-day journey into the urban data world with us!
The entrance will be possible upon approved registration for free.
Vyšehradská 51, Praha 2
Areál Emauzského kláštera
I am impressed by this reflective gathering of Prague’s leading technologists, and am proud to be part of a discussion that pushed beyond mere buzzwords. Every keynote challenged us to think critically about whether our computational “solutions” are solving the right problems, all the while sharing best practice techniques for implementing digital tools.
Prague City Data Congress 2019 was exactly the sort of event that NewCities loves to be involved in; a convening of experts from across sectors, disciplines, and distances, working together to unearth new perspectives that will help improve quality of life in cities. We look forward to PCDC 2020!
Prague City Data Congress offers a very good opportunity to think about and plan the future of digital cities. People from different disciplines can join forces to improve the life of citizens.
A smart city is the path, a data city is the aim. The more Prague learns about it, the more it will have an influence on citizens’ lives. And this knowledge will bring new jobs, new business opportunities that help create the economy of the Czech Republic.
This conference was very important and specific, because here in Prague you have a very progressive mayor who is moving the capital in a very positive direction. She can get together in one place academia, the private sector and the local authority so that they can openly discuss a topic that concerns every citizen. You are setting a new direction in global access based on co-operation with other cities
I think that it’s great for Prague that it’s paying attention to the topic of data and I can see that Prague is on a very good path in the area of Open Data. The congress was very useful because, in my experience, it is one of the few congresses in the world that is technical and specific. I could meet fellow experts here and share experience.
I’m really happy that we managed to arrange the congress, which was attended by experts on city data from three continents, in Prague. By holding the congress, Prague showed that, globally, it is a leading city involved in data. I was really pleased by the feedback from international experts about our Golemio data platform, which we presented to attendees at the congress. What is very important for us is to gradually build a community of data experts between individual cities. The involvement of data analysts is then particularly important. I strongly believe that the Prague Data Cities Congress has started a tradition of meetings between data experts and today I’m already looking forward to the next congress.
Benedikt used to manage the Ministry of Finance’s Open Data project, and now is a lead for Prague Data Platform department.
Jan is a developer at the Prague Data Platform Golemio. He also co-created an open-source application CityVizor, which visualizes the income and expenditure of municipalities in Czechia.
9:00Welcome by Operátor ICT
9:15Open Source Keynote
10:00Circular City Keynote
11:00Open Source Session
16:15Recap & Feedback Session
11:00Circular City Session
16:15Recap & Feedback Session
8:30Showcase & Coffee
9:30Data Innovation Keynote
10:00Data Innovation Session
15:00Closing Feedback Session & Drinks