Round table “Smart Cities in Russia – Influence on the Future Lifestyle”

Round table “Smart Cities in Russia – Influence on the Future Lifestyle” jointly with the International Institute for Research Performance Management (IPERF), took place at Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) on October 16, 2015.


During the round table discussion the issues of education and academy in education of smart city managers, the concept of smart cities and its future development trends, questions of smart city development from the view of citizens and public sector, energy-saving problems have been discussed.


Dr. Yuri Fedotov, Associate Professor, GSOM SPbU presented the role of GSOM for the education of future specialists in smart city management and discussed the current GSOM background for research in this area.


Dr. Panayotis Kikiras, University of Thessaly, Adjunct Professor, AGT International, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) gave an overview of the smart city concept and provided the description of the core elements of a smart city development for the upcoming years. Among them are: citizens; enterprise and innovation; infrastructure, technology and data; measurement and learning; leadership and strategy.


Dr. Joachim Schaper ,Vice President of Research, AGT Germany presented energy aspects that are connected to the prediction of the consumption and to the consumption anomaly detection.


Dr. Nikolay Marin, Executive Architect, IBM discussed on two trends: urbanization and big data collection, and pointed out the importance of a sustainable development. Smart city was presented as a city that uses information, foresees the problems and coordinates resources. The examples of IBM projects in Ireland, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Montpellier and others had been used.


Dr. Tatjana Samsonowa, Associate Professor, GSOM SPbU and Managing Director, IPERF explained what GSOM can actually do for the smart city concept implementation and also discussed the example of  Deutsche Bahn smart city technologies realization.


65 participants took part in the round table, including business, public sector and government representatives, professors and students.


The round table working language was English/Russian.