November 28, 2017
enersis at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona
The world’s biggest event on Smart Cities took place in Barcelona from 14 to 16 November 2017. As a partner of the Startup Focus Program enersis was again present at the SAP booth and attracted a good deal of interest.
The numbers around the Smart City Expo 2017 speak for themselves: Almost 19’000 attendees, more than 700 cities, 675 exhibitors, and 420 speakers from more than 120 countries met in Barcelona for the world’s leading event on Smart Cities. The issue seems to catch the spirit of the age.
Smart City Expo Barcelona
Not only the numbers but also the quality of the event has improved over the past years. For enersis, the Smart City Expo offered a perfect platform to present its innovative solutions for cities and regions to an international audience. The integration into the well-visited SAP-booth gave the enersis-appearance an additional weight. Two presentations of our CFSO Christina at the parallel SAP TechEd EMEA event and a third presentation at the SAP-booth guaranteed some extra attention.
Browsing the exhibitor’s hall showed that not only the barista at the SAP-booth was unique, but also that enersis’ GRIDS-products are outstanding on an international stage. Regarding innovation, user-friendliness, and design, competing products do not reach the same level yet. In addition, most digital Smart City platforms focus exclusively on lighting or mobility.
The congress, with an impressing amount of speakers and discussion panels revolved around the question how cities and regions can profit best from the benefits of digitalization. The empowerment of citizens and their engagement played a crucial role. It was generally agreed that the technological shift cannot be managed without proper instruments. We perceive this appeal as encouragement to further perfect our enersis-products in order to help cities and regions to become smarter also in the future.