Nordic Smart City Summit

The Nordic Smart City Summit will showcase the best cases of smart city collaborations within the Nordics to attract global investment and new possibilities such as scalability for innovative Nordic and international companies.

09:00 – 10:30 Part 1: A dialogue about Nordic collaboration and data ethics

11:00 – 12:30 Part 2: The impact of a Nordic network

Venue: Mastrafjorden A, ground floor, conference centre

Session Chair: Line Holst Jensen, CEO, Azena.

In the first part, high-level speakers from the Nordic countries will present and discuss Nordic collaboration within the smart city agenda and technological development. The summit will highlight ethical considerations around data availability, ownership and governance including AI algorithms and general data security in a default transboundary environment. How can these considerations and challenges be turned into business opportunities on a national and preferably Nordic level, supporting a joint Nordic market?

In the second part of the summit, we will hear how the Nordic countries (can) work together through the network and share experiences and best practices on smart city solutions. How to scale up best practices across the Nordics? Join us to share learnings and discuss how to build Nordic smart city roadmaps.

14:00 – 16:00 Part 3: Go create: Healthy cities in the Nordics

Venue: Mastrafjorden B, ground floor, conference centre

What kind of solutions would you like to co-develop and pilot using data and innovative technologies?

The Nordic Smart City Network is hosting a workshop to identify themes of interest for Nordic collaboration projects related to healthy cities and quality of life. We invite companies, public sector and other actors to collaborate with us. Come and hear what's trending within health and sustainability projects and join the workshop to identify themes of interest for future collaboration.  

The workshop is related to Nordic Innovation’s Health, Demography and Quality of Life program.

Session Chair: Kaisa Spilling, Development Manager, Forum Virium

25 September
09:00 - 16:00
Mastrafjord A, ground floor conference centre
Session Chair:
Nordic Smart City Network with support from Nordic Innovation



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Kaisa Spilling

Development Manager, Design & Business Strategist, Forum Virium, Helsinki

Jarl Frijs-Madsen

Ambassador of Denmark to Norway

Nikolai Astrup

Minister of Digitalisation, Norwegian Government

Hilde Hukkelberg

Director UK & Ireland at Innovation Norway

Torgeir Waterhouse

Director, Internet & New Media at IKT-Norge

Line Holst Jensen


Gunnar Crawford

Head of Smart City Stavanger

Teppo Rantanen

Executive Director, City of Tampere, growth, innovation and competitiveness. Responsible for Smart City program and other major city development programs.

Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer

Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Solutions Lab

Dóra Björt Gudjóns∂óttir

City Councillor and Chairperson of Human Rights, Innovations and Democracy Committee, City of Reykjavik

Malene Højland Pedersen

Business Development Consultant, at Copenhagen Solutions Lab, City of Copenhagen

Tuomas Kaivola

Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland