FIWARE: The Way To Enable Digital Ecosystems In The City

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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Nowadays there are already many smart city platforms, the aim of this tutorial is to show that only applying a win-win approach smart city platform can really become an opportunity for all: public stakeholders, entrepreneurs, citizens.

In this tutorial, the speakers will present the FIWARE Platform and the City Enabler which is a FIWARE-based platform suited for enabling, integrating and running a complete set of smart cities applications.

The FIWARE Platform, built around the notion of context information management (based on an ETSI standard), is a coherent and compliant set of open source technologies particularly tailored for building, deploying and running smart ecosystems, i.e. platforms that are open to integrate and host, in an organic growth fashion, smart applications.

The City Enabler is an innovative powered by FIWARE urban platform solution, that allows to get an integrated and geo-spatial urban knowledge base collecting scattered data in the city coming from a number of public and private city providers. The City Enabler provides a set of tools to “predict through location” (i.e. support in policy making based on location data) and to easily develop innovative map-based urban services relying on the data collected. The City Enabler focuses on exploiting all the information (data) available (e.g. open data and data coming from existing IoT infrastructures/legacy systems), building on it new urban services, active in multiple domains, depending on registered data sources. The City Enabler intends to overcome several cons of existing solutions available in the market, providing the following advantages: a) Data-driven solution; b) Openness (no vendor lock-in); c) Portability (no city lock-in); d) Focused on Data discovery, integration; e) Apply data economy model; f) 100% Open Source. In addition, during the tutorial showcases of the use of City Enabler will be shown. Attendees will be guided in practical examples on how to build and deploy their own smart city application making it part of a larger ecosystem.

The first part of the training will include a summary of FIWARE based on the following slide deck:

The main training will be taking through the training materials available at:

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Jason Fox has recently joined the FIWARE Foundation in the role of the Senior Technical Evangelist. He is a Software Engineer with over twenty years experience in mobile and IT having previously worked at Nokia and HERE Technologies. Jason’s current role encompasses the development and assessment of FIWARE Technologies and technical coaching and training.



Dr. Lanfranco Marasso is a Professional Engineer; he earned his Ph.D. on Process Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan. He is currently the Smart City Program Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa ( – Italy).  He has been involved in management roles (CEO, CIO) in private companies at national and international level (Boston, MA, USA).

Since 2009 he has been working in R&D Department looking at the technological transfer from Research to Innovation to the Market. He is Chairman del TF7 – Smart City di BDVA (Big Data Value Association) and WG3.7 Smart City di ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation). He is also co-chair of the WG8 Smart city at AIOTI (Alliance Internet Of Thing Innovation).

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A broad audience of developers, practitioners and researchers from all disciplinary (technical) backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to computer scientists, urban planners, graduate students (electrical, computer, civil engineering), etc.