Challenges associated with social inclusion, urban/rural differences and sparsely populated areas signal the importance of 5G for public services provision, as well as the need to further cooperation and synergies, but what’s the way forward?
In this exciting session, we will hear about the Nordic-Baltic 5G Monitoring Tool and what can 5G offer to public services, looking into benefits for society and what are the barriers and limitations for further Nordic-Baltic collaboration.
As different sectors and industry are deeply impacted by digital transformation, 5G have created an extraordinary opportunity for innovations to provide citizens with better services, enhancing their quality of life and experiences. Robotics, AI, IoT, Smart cities, E-Health, these, and other innovations, have also the potential to address several of the challenges that policy makers are facing nowadays, from providing universal, equitable, sustainable healthcare services, to smart mobility as well as public safety and public crisis management.
This session will address some of these topics, gathering speakers, of different nationalities, within the 5G Ecosystem in a discussion concerning what can 5G offer to public services and governments in its many missions, and what to envision of Nordic-Baltic cross-border collaboration in this area.
Programme for the session
- Welcoming words - Stefan Eriksson, head of Nordic Council of Ministers office in Riga
- The Nordic-Baltic 5G Monitoring Tool project - 5G ecosystem: What are the trends in the Nordic/Baltic Countries? – Ana de Jesus, senior researcher, & Oscar Penje, senior GIS analyst, Nordregio
- Luleå Technical University Testbed examples – 5G innovation in sparsely populated areas – Annika Svensson, project manager, LTU
- 5G as a cornerstone for smart cities: Tampere Living Labs - Markku Niemi, Director, Business Tampere OY
- Creating connected and data-driven cities – Elīna Lidere, Innovations Ecosystems Lead, LMT
- Panel discussion: Discussing collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries – Moderator Heidi Himmanen Chief Adviser, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom
- Closing remarks
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME IS INDICATED IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING PHYSICALLY IN RIGA THE TIME IS 14.30-15.30