A new begining

Smart City Catalyst og Scheel & Bjerre har indgået et samarbejde hvilket indebærer at alle konsulentydelser foregår igennem Scheel & Bjerre ApS.

For nærmere information kontakt venligst Scheel & Bjerre via deres hjemmeside.

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, 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

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.

View the report here

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.

We are a contibuting part to securing smart cities

3 new reports on cyber security and Smart Cities

The lastest reports from Securing Smart Cities and our CEO Martin Tom-Petersen as co-author.

The Smart Cities Internet of Access Control, opportunities and cybersecurity challenges

The Smart city is a fast advancing zone in urban planning and aged cities of today. This concept is based on the application of connected various systems in managing a city effectively. Some of the major aspects that the smart city emphasizes are energy and water supply, transport and access control, public health and safety management. The ambition of building …
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst

Smart Cities Cyber Crisis Management

Cybersecurity of Smart Cities is a controversial topic today. Researchers and professionals are debating the viability and sustainability of a large complex environment, which heavily relies on the digital infrastructure, especially from a cybersecurity perspective (1). Smart cities continuously deploy and update information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance the quality of life for citizens. The cities are typically evolved… 
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Raddad Ayoub, Advisory Partner – Africa, India and Middle East (AIM), Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst, Loïc Falletta, Owner and Principal Security Consultant at Yinkozi, Ltd, David Jordan, CISO, Arlington County Government, Virginia, USA, Alan Seow, Cybersecurity Practitioner, Sandeep Singh, Security Consultant

Smart cities appeal and 15 things that should not go wrong

Urbanization of populations is a continuous phenomenon, cities are transforming digitally into smarter ones, enabling better governance, enhancing the living of humans and facilitating better resources utilization efficiency. In reality, various systems such as cameras and traffic signals, street lights, sewers sensors, gas and electric meters make up the digital infrastructure of smart cities. Residents will pay their bills and …
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, James Mckinlay, Director, Praetorian Consulting International Limited, Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst, Aseem Jakhar, Co-Founder – Payatu,, nullcon, null, Amgad Magdy, INVLAB Founder, IS Consultant, David Jordan, CISO, Arlington County Government, Virginia, USA


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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.