Smart Inspiration Day 2022
Smart Inspiration Day 2022 - The annual event of the Smart City Institute is back in person, after two years organised remotely! This fifth edition will be an opportunity to discuss, through conferences, a panel and a networking session, the crucial role of management in the sustainable and intelligent transition of territories.
SMART INSPIRATION DAY 2022
An inspiring event followed by 2 hours of networking
Thursday 24th November 2022
From 14:00 to 18:30 - HEC Liège
How is management a particularly suitable and relevant entry point for initiating the cross-disciplinary reflection necessary for any sustainable and intelligent transition process? And what are the levers of action and tools at your disposal?
Because of the multiple issues to which it tends to provide a response, each sustainable and smart transition approach undertaken by a territory requires, quite logically, the involvement of different disciplines throughout the process. Although this dynamic is above all multidisciplinary, one of them is a real crossroads between the various disciplines involved in the development of Smart Cities: management (which involves, for example, the notions of strategy, governance, financing, business models, etc.).
Through the various interventions of our experts and feedback from several cities, including Agadir (Morocco), Wavre or Hannut (Belgium), we propose to discuss together the useful, even essential role of management as well as models, methods and tools from a management school in the framework of a sustainable and smart transition of territories.
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s a territory engaged in a process of sustainable and smart transition, how can the formalisation of a Smart City strategy represent an asset? Does formalising a strategy make a difference and what are the concrete positive impacts identified? During her presentation, Jessica Clément, postdoctoral researcher at the Smart City Institute, will review the results of several research studies conducted at the Institute in order to highlight the significant impacts observed throughout the Smart City dynamic when territories have formalised their strategy.
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After being razed to the ground by an earthquake in 1960, Agadir managed to rise quickly from its ashes thanks to a surge of international solidarity. It became one of the most modern cities in Africa and a favourite destination for Europeans in search of sun and tranquillity. The city lowered its guard and experienced twenty years of continuous regression from the year 2000 onwards, before the coup de grace delivered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today, Agadir is rising a second time from its ashes. But if the will is the same, the challenges are different and the recipes for success must therefore also be adapted. It is a Smart Territory approach that is applied this time to make Agadir a metropolis of the future. The ultimate objective is to achieve a sustainable and intelligent transition for and by the citizens in compliance with the objectives of sustainable development and by using technologies - especially new ones - as a means of facilitating this approach. The first results are very promising.
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During this discussion, our panelists will share their feedback on the sustainable and smart management of territories in Wallonia. This panel will be an opportunity to review the key issues and best practices in the context of a managerial approach to the Smart City transition. With the participation of :
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To conclude the plenary session, the SCI will have the pleasure to welcome the Directors and Deans of two business schools - HEC Liège, and Rennes School of Business. Through their own experience, this discussion in the form of crossed views will be an opportunity to address the strategic role of management as well as models, methods and tools from a management school in the framework of a sustainable and intelligent transition of territories. With the participation of :
Finally, following the conferences and the panel discussion, we invite you to take part in a convivial networking moment, from 16:30 to 18:30, as a drink. After 2 editions organised remotely, this 2022 edition is the ideal opportunity to renew contact, but also to continue exchanges with the Walloon Smart City/Smart Region ecosystem and to federate a real network. Thematic discussion tables will also be proposed during the event.
How to register
Registration is free of charge (but mandatory) and can be done online, via our registration form, until Tuesday 22 November 2022. Limited number of participants.
Contacts and questions: if you have any questions about the content of this event and/or your registration, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org