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City.Country.Tech

These are our topics at #SCCON24

With the slogan Stadt.Land.Tech (City.Country.Tech), the Smart Country Convention supports a level playing field for digital living and working in cities and rural areas. In addition to mobility and energy, sustainability, data platforms and current tech trends, #SCCON24 will also offer a stage for municipal practice.

Digital administration

According to a Bitkom survey, close to 9 out of 10 citizens (88 percent) in Germany would like their city or municipal administration to pursue the topic of digitalization with more vigour. In the area of digital administration, the stages will therefore focus, among other things, on the digitalization of citizen services, justice and education. But important security issues such as the protection of state infrastructures, cyber security and cloud solutions will also be the focus at the Smart Country Convention 2024.

Digital citizen services

Digital citizen services

Citizen services are the responsibility of the administration and combine the most diverse concerns of citizens, for example registering and re-registering their place of residence or applying for a personal ID.

Discover how modern technologies are changing the design of public services. Learn how local government practices can be made more efficient, user-friendly and accessible. Immerse yourself in innovative solutions that help make people's everyday lives easier and improve interaction with the administration.

State sovereignty

State sovereignty

Preserving state sovereignty in a connected world is the focus of this thematic block. Learn how digital solutions can help ensure state resilience and capacity to act. Discuss technologies that strengthen secure digital presence and keep control of data and infrastructure in state hands. Discover how smart city concepts can strengthen the sovereignty of cities and regions.

Digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure

The digital transformation of cities and regions starts with infrastructure. Dive into the world of modern technologies that form the basis for efficient communication, data transmission and future innovations. Find out how a strong digital infrastructure forms the basis for smart developments and improves the quality of life of citizens.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is a threat to our economy and to our society. It has long been part of global organized crime and is often closely linked to state actors. A successful cyberattack can cripple a company's IT and thus its entire production. It can affect hospitals, infrastructures, energy networks and transport. It can become visible as an attack and it can also infiltrate a company step by step via social engineering in a barely perceptible way. Learn first-hand how governments and organizations protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Discover the latest developments and best practices in cyber security. Discuss strategies to ensure the integrity of systems and data.

Cloud in government

Cloud in government

Whether it's spontaneous video conferencing, scaling emergency aid, moving schools digital or integrating AI (artificial intelligence) into pandemic research, cloud technology offers many benefits. And rightly so, administrations at the federal and state levels are also relying on it more and more. Because digitally sovereign action also means using the best possible technologies to successfully master challenges. Cloud services have established themselves as a technology for modern and digital work. Their use is expandable to meet the increasing demands of digitalization, and so they are also used in administration. Learn how cloud solutions can increase the flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency of administrative processes.

(Sustainable) procurement

(Sustainable) procurement

The public sector acquisitionin Germany procures IT and communication technology for an estimated 30 billion euros every year. Innovative tech companies can give the administration the necessary digitalization boost with their offerings. Discover procurement approaches that promote transparency and efficiency and discuss strategies that will shape the procurement world of tomorrow. Learn how digital technologies help to increase resource efficiency and achieve sustainability goals.

Smart City & Smart Region

What does a livable city or region look like - in times of climate change, crises and demographic change? This is the core question of the Smart City & Smart Region approaches that we are addressing at the Smart Country Convention.

Digitalization & Sustainability

Digitalization & Sustainability

Through the use of digital technologies, energy and resource consumption can be optimized, mobility offers networked and processes made more efficient. Smart energy use, digital mobility solutions and virtual communication contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. In addition, digitalization enables better monitoring and control of environmental and sustainability indicators, leading to more efficient sustainability projects and improved climate impact adaptation.
Learn how digital transformation can help promote sustainability and discover technologies and approaches that combine environmental responsibility with technological progress.

Mobility

Mobility

The future of mobility is safe, efficient and individualized, reducing impacts on people, the environment and the climate, and creating affordable and inclusive mobility options for all. Autonomous vehicles, for example, can help optimize the system by improving the spatial and temporal availability and individualization of transport, especially in rural areas. Discover innovative approaches that make transport more fluid, reduce emissions and improve citizens' quality of life.

Energy

Energy

The energy landscape of the future becomes tangible at the Smart Country Convention. Learn how to advance sustainable energy solutions and make cities more energy efficient. Discover technologies that pave the way to renewable energy and strengthen the resilience of energy infrastructures.

Tech Trends

Tech Trends

Explore the future of smart cities and technology trends driving these changes at the Smart Country Convention. Be inspired by experts who will offer insights into the exciting world of innovation. Learn first-hand how Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the current generation of communication technology (5G) are revolutionizing digital governance and urban life:



  • Artificial intelligence opens up countless possibilities for cities and regions. Learn how smart algorithms and data analytics are helping to optimize traffic flows, increase energy efficiency and improve urban services. Discuss innovative AI applications that enable personalized citizen interaction and make administrative processes more efficient.
  • The networking of devices and sensors in the IoT creates a vibrant digital environment in cities. Discover how the IoT enables the collection of real-time data to analyses traffic patterns, monitor environmental impacts and provide tailored information to citizens. Learn how smart sensor networks are making cities safer, more efficient and more livable.
  • The introduction of 5G brings a new era of connectivity. Learn how ultra-fast data transmission and low latency form the basis for innovative smart city applications. Discover how 5G is enabling real-time communication between smart transport systems, connected devices and citizens, laying the foundation for immersive experiences.

Tech Trends for Smart Cities also include sustainable technology solutions. Learn how renewable energy, efficient resource use and green technologies are steering cities towards environmental sustainability. Discuss innovative approaches that combine technology and environmental protection to promote resource-efficient, green urban development.

Municipal practice

Municipal practice

Real experiences from municipal practice - with us you learn first-hand. Gain insights into how cities and regions are putting digital solutions into action. Explore proven approaches, case studies and real-world examples. Gain knowledge from municipalities and regions that are actively driving the development of digital and smart initiatives. Also have a look at the selected highlight projects of the Call for Speakers. We encourage you to join us!

Data platforms

Data platforms

Data is the foundation for digital transformation. Learn how the seamless integration of data takes administrative processes and services to a new level. Discover how smart data platforms form the basis for informed decisions, enable efficient use of resources and optimize city life for citizens. Discuss the opportunities that arise from integrating data into the heart of urban development.

Networking technologies

Networking technologies

The rapid and uncomplicated cooperation of different government agencies is not only important in times of crisis. Therefore, the interoperability of information and communication technologies used in administrations is an essential cornerstone for collaboration. Learn how connectivity of devices, sensors and infrastructures is the foundation for smart traffic control, environmental monitoring and citizen services. Discuss the transformative role of connectivity technologies in shaping livable cities.

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