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Stockholm Tech Live interviews Aretian Co-Founder Ramon Gras
Stockholm Tech Live 2022, a conference held in Sweden about new technologies, and more particularly on AI, Big Data, Block Chain, Startups, IoT, Smart Cities and 5G, recently interviewed one of Aretian’s co-founders, Ramon Gras Alomà, on the topic of Smart Cities. Aretian will be participating in the conference occurring in January 2022 in the section Stockholm Smart City Live, and will deliver some of its new material to enlighten the field of City Science and the concept of Smart Cities.
Stockholm Smart City Live was originally created to strengthen cities and urban innovation worldwide. By promoting social innovation, digitalization, sustainability, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, Stockholm Smart City Live is dedicated to creating a better and more intelligent future for cities and their citizens worldwide, and the Aretian team will be delighted to participate in the 2022 version of the Nordic conference.
You can read the whole interview here: https://stockholmtechlive.se/ramon-gras-aloma/
In the meantime, Ramon Gras Alomà, Aretian Urban Analytics and Design’s co-founder, gave an interview to further explain his and Aretian’s visions of the development of Smart Cities and the use of technology to solve long-term challenges. He praises the many advances in city science research in the past few years and explains that the most scientifically robust concepts keep on growing in popularity, while some other - weaker - ideas mostly promoted by hype have inevitably sunk. In this interview, Ramon highlights the three new trends in the development of Smart Cities; the use of data and AI to capture invaluable insights on urban environments, the use of data science to transition to sustainable management systems for cities, and lastly, the concept of citizen participation. Ramon also foresees a cultural challenge in the form of a “remarkable reluctance to embrace a combination of traditional, qualitative considerations, with evidence-based, data-driven new approaches and solutions” by major stakeholders, which he hopes will fade with the many success stories that solvent analytical methods enable.