Transforming Cities

Thursday 26 March 2015

Our Speakers

Silvan Rath , ParkTAG

Battle for the driver seat

ParkTAG is a social parking app that can crowdsource curbside parking occupancy purely based on smartphone sensors. The patent pending technology can save up to 30% of urban traffic. Every year parking search emissions amount to estimated 1% of global fossil fuel emissions. ParkTAG was founded in the heart of Berlin in May 2014 to solve this and stop the parking stress. Silvan Rath, CEO of ParkTAG, will talk about how the idea for ParkTAG was born and explain the no-touch technology behind it.

Marco Herbst , Evercam

Cameras in future cities

Police cameras, traffic cameras, private CCTV and mobile devices – there are already more cameras than people in most modern cities. Cameras offer a huge beneficial impact in terms of making cities safer and more livable, but they are also a very emotive topic raising concerns around privacy and data protection. Is it possible to balance both sides of the argument? What happens when cameras cost just a few euros and are fully wireless? Marco, CEO of Evercam, will give a brief overview of the current state of the technology, the law, potential benefits, and what we must be careful of when designing for smart but people-friendly cities.

Paul Slattery , AKQA

Knowing ME

Life in modern cities already involves a host of systems and interactions. From booking a car with your phone,organising a trip or finding a party. These interactions are driven by a single data model at the centre of everything, i.e. you. How will personal data structures evolve over time and what can be done to protect individual rights? AKQA Technical Director Paul Slattery will discuss work in this area, policy and the challenges that will help shape cities of the future.

The Venue

Thursday 26 March 2015, 18:30 - 21:00

AKQA Berlin
Monbijouplatz 4
10178 Berlin

Free Entry. Refreshments Provided.

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