IGF 2021 WS #146
Smart Cites after COVID with Big Data and edge computing

Organizer 1: Michał Pniewski, Beyond.pl
Organizer 2: ,

Speaker 1: Wojciech Stramski, Private Sector, Eastern European Group
Speaker 2: Rafał Ratajczak, Technical Community, Eastern European Group
Speaker 3: Michał Łakomski, Government, Eastern European Group
Speaker 4: Nicholas F. Jeffery, Private Sector, Eastern European Group


Michał Pniewski, Private Sector, Eastern European Group

Online Moderator

Michał Pniewski, Private Sector, Eastern European Group


Michał Pniewski, Private Sector, Eastern European Group


Birds of a Feather - Auditorium - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

Leveraging infrastructure and technology innovation and development: How can the significant expansion of mobile infrastructure around the world, as well as other existing and emerging technologies such as satellite, fibre, and wireless networks, be used to expand affordable access?

Edge computing will be significant for data-laden projects such as traffic management, surveillance, energy managment and the development of autonomous vehicles. The large processing of data with minimal disruption is key to consolidate next-gen urban mobility solutions, and edge computing is a natural solution. We would like to show challanges of modern cities and adress it to both to business and local governments.


9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Targets: Post covid there is a heightened sense that global warming has been a catalyst to the pandemic. Cities are moving past the drive to be just smart but defining walkable cities as the vision that everything falls under. Cities and Urban developers are using planning, design, and density to maximize walking and minimize driving, especially for commuting. Emissions decrease as pedestrians take the place of cars.

Work Life Balance and working from home has heightened the need for our own space inside buildings and in our cities parks / green spaces
The IOT perfect storm will accelerate the adoption of Infrastructure for walkability which can include:
• Density of homes, workplaces, and other spaces.
• Wide, well-lit, tree-lined sidewalks and walkways.
• Safe and direct pedestrian crossings.
• Connectivity with mass transit.
Today, too many urban spaces remain no- or low-walking ones, and demand for walkable places far outstrips supply. That is because walkable cities are easier and more attractive to live in, making for happier, healthier citizens. Health, prosperity, and sustainability go hand in hand.


With the rapid growth of high-tech solutions in smart cities, we need to rethink our data management strategy, especially when data is aggregated from different sources in the new urban ecosystem. Until 2019, change was going slowly, now becouse of COVID-19 it is accelerating. Cities are starting to operate differently - they need to process large amounts of data to respond effectively to the challenges presented by a changing world. Some of the data will touch on private issues - related to safety and health. It is therefore essential that cities work with service providers that meet requirements that balance citizens' concerns about their privacy.

Expected Outcomes

A roadmap (publication) of solutions to foster rapid growth of Smart Cities while maintaining secure data processing.

We would like to encourage participation from attendees and get everyone's input.

Online Participation

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