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Nordic smart cities event in Malmoe Sweden October 2018

Smart City Catalyst moderated at the Nordic Smart Cities event in Malmoe, Sweden  3 panel dicussions on :

  • Creating an Environment that Encourages Citizen Engagement & Participation
  • Transportation Systems of 2025 – Predictions & Planning for Next Generation Mobility
  • Technology for the People – Not Just Technology for the Sake of Technology 

Panel members included:

– Ari Nurkkala, Municipal Director, City of Raahe
– Claudius Lieven, Senior Researcher & Minister, City of Hamburg

– Bahar Namaki Araghi, Head of Smart Mobility Center, DTU
– Jan Riise, Project Manager, Mistra Urban Futures
– Jaime Ruiz Huéscar, E-Mobility Manager, City of Murcia

– Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, London Borough of Greenwich
– Jarmo Suomisto, Project Manager, Helsinki 3D+
– Kjell Persson, Senior Smart City Adviser


Smart City Algiers by N’Tic media

Martin Tom-Petersen, administrerende direktør, taler om smart by og it-sikkerhed til Smart City Algiers i Algeriet. Dette er et interview lavet af N’tic media. Der var flere eksperter, der blev interviewet under eventet i Algeriet. Det skal nævnes at Algeriet havde forberedt sig godt på emnerne og uddannelsessektoren havde haft Smart Cities som emne i undervisningen.

Martin Tom-Petersen, CEO, Smart Cities Catalyst

N'tic en direct du CIC, notre intervenant Martin Tom-Petersen, CEO, Smart Cities Catalyst nous parlera de Smart City and cyber security

Slået op af N'TIC magazine i Onsdag den 27. juni 2018


Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018 in Algiers

Smart City Catalysts CEO Martin Tom-Petersen is presenting on June 27  at 14:15 2018 a Keynote Speech during the Governance, PPP & Partnerships Breakout Stream and participating in a Panel Discussion  on Building Local Support for Public- Private Partnership – June 28 at 14:45 2018. The venue is expected to bring

  • 4000+
  • 200+
  • 50+
  • 60+
  • 30+

 See the official teaser below:

Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018

Join Smart City leaders from around the world, to discuss the current trends, challenges and goals for creating smarter cities with a special focus on Africa and global emerging markets.

With over 150 international speakers from global Smart City Developments announced and 50 more including Mayors, Government Leaders and Global Technology Thought Leaders to be revealed shortly, the programme will share insights into smart technology and ecosystems, smart mobility and infrastructure, smart data and sustainability as well as investigate the Government’s role in stimulating new technology.

The Smart City Global Technology and Investment Summit will take place on the 27th and 28th of June in the Algiers CIC. This event, hosted by Smart City of Algiers and Patronised by The President of the Algerian Peoples Democratic Republic will include a two day Leadership Summit, a Business Exhibition, VIP Gala Dinner and City Tour. 


Attendees will consists of:

  • Global Smart City Government Representatives:
    Including: City Mayors, Government Ministers, Director Generals, Secretary Generals, CEOs, CIOs, Heads of Investment, Partnership and Innovation.
  • Smart City and TMT Industry Leaders:
    CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Smart City Investment, IT Directors, Investors, Data Centre Managers, Infrastructure Managers, Purchasing Managers, Facilities Directors & Managers, Operations Directors & Managers, Network Systems and Security Professionals, Project Managers and Engineers from the leading companies in Technology, Communications, Information, Energy and Infrastructure.
  • Thought and Research Leaders
    Heads of Smart City investment regulation and roll out including: Public and Non-Governmental Organisations; Research Centres, Think Tanks, Universities, Consortiums (public-private). Finance and Investment Leaders: Investment leaders from the key international financial institutions, investment banks, private and public equity investors.
  • Professional Advisory:
    Leading Management Consultants, Law Firms, Specialist Consultants, Transaction and Investment Advisors Specialists.


4 presentations 2018

First presentation the 24th of January 2018, was in Hong Kong to the annually  ITSMF  congress participating in a very engaged audience and how IT servicemanagement forum members  could get involved into the Smart Cities initiatives locally and understanding the use case from Europe and how the IT solution providers there  connected with the Smart City projects. Just after PWC helped the city of Hong Kong to envision their Smart City.

Second 4-5th of april 2018, was CODEGATE in Seoul South Korea to the annually CTF capture the flag with the presentation on the insider threats that both are unwilling and unaware of the role they play to compromise the Smart City on a operational level.

Third presentation 22th of May 2018, was at the Copenhagen school of technology and design KEA TECH LOUNGE, this was combined with the launch of Veb.academy, a blockchain company issuing digital diplomas, in short a presentation around the technology it self and the use case VEB brings to the market including a panel discussion on Blockchain. Audience

Fourth 29th of may 2018 the RSA conference recap Nordic tour by Forcepoint and Nordic IT sourcing, a presentation on aspect of Cyber security, trust and human behavior and the way we actually create our cyber defence parameters.




AI and BigData

We are a contibuting part to securing smart cities

Securing the Smart City Olympics

The modern Olympic Games started in 1896, they are a global stage that brings thousands of athletes from across the world every four years, with the Summer and Winter events taking place interchangeably every four years but two years separately.

The Olympics games, have almost always been used to introduce radically innovative and game-changing technologies intended to make the sporting events more efficient, entertaining and spectacular, while also influencing global changes and technology standardization.

Olympics have always necessitated the introduction of improved technologies, few examples include Stopwatches (Athens 1896), photography (Paris 1900), TV Telecast (Berlin), Shinkansen bullet trains (Tokyo 1964), Quantum timers (London 2012), Virtual reality events monitoring breakthroughs (Rio-2016 and Pyeongchang-2018). New technology has been instrumental in shaping the growth of the Games.

From host countries rushing to improve their infrastructure to networks inventing more mesmerizing viewing experience, the Olympic Games is key to spurring growth in technology; it is a high-profile occasion where each operational blunder can sprout away into a global crisis, leading to dire consequences. Because of the importance of information technology to the success of the event, one area of pivotal concern is cyber security.

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itSMF annual Conference in Hong Kong

itSMF is a not-for-profit organization truly run by its members. The executive committee, called as "The Council", consists of a group of enthusiastic IT professionals offering voluntarily their time and effort to manage the on-going operations of the Chapter. The Council consists of the following positions:

Hong Kong Chapter

The itSMF HK Chapter will be hosting the 13th itSMF 2018 Annual Conference on 24 Jan, 2018 in Hong Kong. Themed with Building a Sustainable Smart City via Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). The speakers, the business strategists, IT professionals and technologists will share their perspectives and experience in using the Internet of Things and Big Data to innovate and deploy smart services that create smart living.The itSMF HK Chapter will be hosting the 13th itSMF 2018 Annual Conference on 24 Jan, 2018 in Hong Kong. Themed with Building a Sustainable Smart City via Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). The speakers, the business strategists, IT professionals and technologists will share their perspectives and experience in using the Internet of Things and Big Data to innovate and deploy smart services that create smart living.

The concept of Smart City is able to use and analyze big data for patterns, behavior and potential crisis that make life better and easier. As Hong Kong is moving towards a Smart City vision, itSMF can play a vital role to provide the enablers with the right IT strategies and tactics, the best practices, talent development, innovation and solutions to streamline IT service delivery processes during the transformation.

Moreover, you can gain the golden opportunity to learn, network and interact with IT professionals and leaders in the conference and showcases that will undoubtedly help you navigate through IT service management journey.

Moscow urban forum 2017/July

Round table discussion between #IBM,#Kaspersky, #RAII and the city of #Moscow and Smart City Catalysts Martin Tom-Petersen – On how to keep Smart Cities sane when dealing with cyber security threats. The venue was at #moscowurbanforum 2017.

“Cities all over the world are facing growing societal challenges and thus creating a pressure both from a political and citizen to be more efficient with resources, legislative procedures and in its capability to deliver public service thus ensuring a high standard of quality of life(Livability). How can cities Invest time and resources in a Cyber Security approach that assures an acceptable  degree of public service and  safety if the city is “offline” that functionally works – when in most Smart City/urban planning projects up till now been a checkbox exercise.

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

According to a report from Tractica in 2015, the interest in utilizing drones for commercial applications will drive commercial-grade UAV shipments from 80,000 units in 2015 to more than 2.6 million annually by 2025. The market intelligence firm forecasts that annual revenue from commercial drone hardware sales will reach nearly $4 billion within the same timeframe. However, the more significant revenue opportunity will be in commercial drone-enabled services, which Tractica forecasts will grow to $8.7 billion annually by 2025.
Drones are expected to play a key role in the smart city environment, providing support for a range of use cases: medical, transport and agriculture. These civil implementations can also be used for emergency management use cases such as critical infrastructure protection and inspection, forest fire fighting, police augmentation, coastal monitoring, and identifying changes in urban vegetation. Drones will also be used to support telecommunication services in the handling of capacity surges and the restoration of services following a disaster.
The implementation of drones in the smart city will involve multiple drone platforms that operate simultaneously to run missions. These drone systems must be safely deployed and operated, and protected against compromise. They also need to be highly available and ready to be called upon when required for a mission.
The main drone system challenges are: • The need for drone manufacturers to improve security by integrating methodical security practices into their development and manufacturing efforts. • Identifying and addressing the multiple points of integration within a city-wide drone system that can be used as attack vectors, including cloud-based software service. • Establishing stabilized and standardized regulations to recognize possible measures to deal with rogue drones, evidence collection options, no fly zones, etc. • The use of new, as yet unproven, algorithms to support automated operations and cooperation between drones. • The fact that drones will eventually be authorized for widespread Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), operations and security engineers are expected to plan now to protect against future threats of integrating drone systems into national airspace.

Many indicators still show vendors consider security as an added cost and prefer to offer more features over protection. It is the responsibility of vendors to establish a safe and secure environment for drones’ operational quality and stability, if urbanized environments are to adopt them and benefit from their potential. It is also important for governments to implement regulations to enforce safe security standards and disallow the implementation of weak cyber security measures in live environments………………………………..

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Brian Russell Chief Engineer, Leidos
Mohamad Amin Hasbini Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab
Martin Tom-Petersen Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst

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Drew Van Duren

Brian Daly

Paul Lanois

David Jordan

Jonathan Petit

Sandeep Singh

Alan Seow

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