Sophia Antipolis, 28 August 2019

On 26-27 August 2019, ETSI and C-DOT hosted a conference dedicated to exploring how Smart Cities can build on standards in an open ecosystem. The event was the opportunity for many stakeholders to express their support for interoperable technical solutions as a foundation for the implementation of India's Smart City Mission.
All information related to the Agenda, Dignitaries, Speakers and presentations are available here.

ETSI's Director General Mr. Luis Jorge Romero Saro spoke at the event, outlining the importance of global collaboration to build the standards enabling the open ecosystem needed for Smart Cities. India and Europe, through TSDSI and ETSI respectively, contribute their technical expertise and regional requirements into oneM2M, the global partnership for IoT standards.

The conference successfully demonstrated the key role of standards in providing Smart Cities with set of future-proof, cost-effective and scalable tools to break barriers between applications that have until recently been operated in silos. This cross-sector interoperability is mandatory to tap the full potential of IoT data in a Smart City, and the oneM2M Common Service Layer is the cornerstone in delivering this interoperability in a way that also caters for appropriate security and privacy.

The InDiCo project, supporting the presence of key European experts at the conference, will further drive cooperation between Indian and European stakeholders to deliver common standards enabling Smart Cities.

Roland Hechwartner, oneM2M Technical Plenary Chairman, present in New Delhi with Enrico Scarrone, oneM2M Steering Committee Chairman and Luis Jorge Romero Saro, ETSI Director-General.