How to enable the city of the future

Internet of Things

Municipality of La Plata invites you!
Modernization Secretary

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About OASC and this workshop

Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a non-profit, international smart city network that has the goal of creating and shaping the nascent global smart city data and services market. We are already today at the forefront of tomorrow’s standards for city data, services, and technology – and we work based on city needs with support from industry. Unlike any other city network, OASC is driven by implementation and focused on open platforms and citizen engagement.

OASC is growing rapidly and connects 117 smart cities globally organised in national networks from 24 countries and regions. Together, we strive to establish the Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) needed to create a smart city market. MIMs are simple and transparent mechanisms, ready to use in any city, regardless of size or capacity. By implementing MIMs cities increase the speed and openness of innovation and development, whilst decreasing cost and inefficiency. In essence, MIMs allow cities to engage in global digital transformation.

La Plata would be the first city in Argentina to become an "Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) member


An open source cloud based IoT platform to access context information.

A standard for exchange of context information: NGSI (Next Generation Service Interface)

Generic Enablers and Solutions to provide Smart Services



Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a non-profit, international smart city network that has the goal of creating and shaping the nascent global smart city data and services market.

OASC has the ambition to build an international network of cities focused on the development of a platform for data and services, in order to become so called ‘smart’ cities. OASC focuses hereby, in contrast to other city networks, on the implementation of open standards.



Underpin the FIWARE global community, by increasing the number of FIWARE ecosystems all around the world whilst ensuring support to those already engaged.

FI-GLOBAL is building and expanding the FIWARE global community and marketplace

Potentially every kind of stakeholder (e.g. Cities, Companies, Universities, Citizens). It depends from the solution provided.


How to enable the city of the future

The opportunity of Open Service Platform FIWARE

IOT internet of things

Many cities use technologies to foster local innovation and increase efficiency of public services, while decreasing costs and breaking down silos. But they are often struggling to extract the promised value out of ICT solutions.

In this frame a powerful support comes from FIWARE with its independent Open Community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”.

The FIWARE Community is not only made up of contributors to the technology (the FIWARE platform), it sees the contribution and commitment of many actors working towards building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time.

Addressing city representatives and everyone who works with cities, this workshop sets out to give an overview of:

  • The opportunities coming from the adoption of FIWARE.
  • The OASC (Open Agile Smart City) principles and how the so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms – a baseline set of standards and principles for smart cities – support cities in procuring digital services.
  • An example for open source digital services based on OASC Mechanisms and FIWARE: the City Enabler and its application in La Plata city based on the use of Datos Abiertos.


9.00 – 9.30 hs


9.30 – 10 hs

Welcome address

Local authorities

10 – 10.30 hs

FIWARE - the opportunity for our smart digital future

Ahle Ulrich, CEO FIWARE Foundation

10.30 – 10.50 hs

How can cities unlock the power of data

Davor Meersman, General Manager, Open Agile Smart Cit.

10.50 – 11.10 hs

FIWARE from an IT company perspective

Dario Avallone, R&D Director at Engineering and member of the Board of Directors of the FIWARE Foundation.

11.10 – 11.25 hs

The first application of FIWARE in La Plata: the City Enabler

Lanfranco Marasso, Smart City Program Director, Engineering

11.25 – 11.45 hs

City Enabler live demo

Giovanni Aiello, Technical Manager City Enabler Program, Engineering.

11.45 – 12.45 hs

Roundtable “how can we benefit from the adoption of an open platform?”

Ahle Ulrich, Dario Avallone, Lic. Federico Ortiz and Ing. Rodolfo Torrallardona from Modernization Secretary, Javier Diaz y Pedro Brisson from UNLP.

12.45 – 13 hs


13 – 14.30 hs

Networking lunch

14.30 – 15.20 hs

FIWARE - how to use it and benefit from it

Ulrich Ahle, CEO FIWARE Foundation.

15.20 – 15.40 hs

OASC - how to be engaged and benefit from the network

Davor Meersman, General Manager, Open Agile Smart Cities.

15.40 – 16.30 hs

City Enabler - how to use it and unlock the potential of data

Giovanni Aiello, Technical Manager City Enabler Program, Engineering.


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