The Rainmaking Sessions – Smart City: Towards a New Digital Deal

November 03 2017 14:00
Rainmaking Loft Copenhagen
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Join us for the next Rainmaking Sessions focused on Smart City

We have invited some of the brightest minds to shed light on new projects and share insights into the ever-increasing field of Smart City Initiatives. The spotlight will be cast on a new book that has seen the light of day: “A New Digital Deal” by Bas Boorsma, Digitization Director at Cisco. Bas will present during the event, which will be followed by a panel discussion of key Copenhagen stakeholders.

We will be joined on stage by Albertslund Mayor Steen Christiansen, Bloxhub Director Torben Klitgaard, Copenhagen Capacity Director Marianna Lubanski, Gate21 Director Poul Erik Lauridsen, and Bas Boorsma, author of "A New Digital Deal".

This event is targeted at professionals working within Smart City and we will spend an afternoon together to discuss the latest initiatives and to learn from each other.

The event is free of charge but it is capped at 100 people, so make sure to claim your ticket. 

The program for the day is as follows:

14:15 - Welcome & introductory remarks by Rainmaking Leadership and Torben Klitgaard

14:30 - Speech by Steen Christiansen, Mayor of Albertslund

14:40 - Book Presentation “A New Digital Deal” – Bas Boorsma

15:15 - Comments & discussion panel with: 

  • Poul Erik Lauridsen
  • Marianna Lubanski
  • Bas Boorsma
  • Torben Klitgaard

16:00 - Book signing, drinks and networking

17:00 - Event ends

A New Digital Deal


Beyond Smart Cities. How to Best Leverage Digitalization for the Benefit of our Communities.

About the book

How can we foster the digital enablement of our communities? How to plan for digitalization efforts that deliver value – economically, socially, and environmentally? What can we do to ensure human values are central to the exercise of digitalization? Why have so many ‘smart city’ initiatives produced mixed results and what can we learn from them? What are the stepping stones for success in building and executing on a smart city or country digitalization strategy? What does ‘digital-ready’ governance for a city, a region or a country look like? How must we prepare for a fertile coming together of investments, start-up acceleration, innovation stimulation, tech enterprise, citizens and the community at large?

A New Digital Deal answers these vital questions by articulating both a vision on community digitalization and a rudimentary, practical framework of building blocks. It explores the essence of digitalization, how communities can benefit from the next leap of digital change, and what it is needed to orchestrate it across stakeholders, both public and private, targeting economic, societal and environmental aims, cumulating in a New Deal that is digital in nature.