Barcelona Smart City World Congress 2022

The global population is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050, and 70% of these people will live in cities. The future of humanity is inevitably urban, and digitization stands as an essential, unstoppable revolution to ensure future-proof cities focused on people and the environment.

It goes without saying that IoT solutions create limitless opportunities for greener and more sustainable urban environments. As companies and states around the world look to automate and make their operations more agile, computerized and efficient, where do they go next?

Under the Smart City Expo World Congress, representatives from Com4 will dive deep into the current state of IoT and its next-generation developments to showcase how cities around the world can seize the IoT opportunity to their advantage and discuss where and how various organizations can leverage the IoT to the fullest.

Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress is the international leading event for cities. The inaugural event will bring together over 1000 exhibitors, 20,000 visitors and 700 cities to the Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain, between November 15 and 17, 2022.  The conference will provide insights from over 400 speakers and 140 countries sharing their expert industry knowledge in the forms of dynamic panel discussions, in-depth roundtables, and technical presentations.

Cities inspired by people

“When we talk IoT and Smart Cities, we should also talk IoP…the Internet of People, and how people inspire their urban surroundings and have direct impact on cities. The power of this congress is in how it gathers expertise and international perspectives across a very broad spectrum and brings them into a singular focus,” says Stein André Larner, CEO and Managing Director at Com4.

Notable agenda highlights include speakers like Manabu Miyasaka, Vice Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan, and Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Professor, UNESCO Chair On Gender, Women’s New European Bauhaus to cite a few. The conference will focus on eight main tracks: Enabling Technologies, Energy & Environment, Mobility, Governance, Living & Inclusion, Economy, Infrastructure & Buildings, and Safety & Security.

Stian Eldre, Partner Manager IoT at Com4 underscores that the event, which is a  great international showcase of digital transformation, will bring  together the world’s top companies and experts to help all types of industries decide their future investments to successfully drive whatever stage of this industrial revolution they are in.

“Technology and innovation are essential to push us forward, and innovators attending the Smart City Expo World Congress are some of the best and brightest. Conferences like this will help companies, governments and other organizations  further spur innovation, collaboration, and growth. Years from now, some of the new solutions and successes that are celebrated will be able to trace their way to conversations and connections made at this event,” says Stian Eldre.

This international technological benchmark event will exhibit real solutions already being successfully deployed in a range of industry sectors with the aim of raising awareness of the possibilities and benefits of digital transformation in urban environments. Com4 will display their IoT solutions on its stand including hardware, connectivity and a demo related to the theme of the event on how smart cities are inspired by people.

For more information regarding Com4 participation to Smart City Expo World Congress, please contact:
Stein Andre Larner, CEO of Com4
Phone: +47 47900777

About Com4
Com4 is an international mobile (cellular) operator headquartered in Norway, with focus on IoT connectivity. The company was founded in 2011 and is one of few dedicated IoT operators with their own core network for production of mobile connectivity & services. Com4 offers a broad spectrum of products and services tailored to the professional market. In particular eUICC for subscription management, support for both NB-IoT & LTE-M radio technologies as well as traditional 2G/3G/4G, high availability and high security connectivity options, global coverage via coveted 901 ITU network code, advanced management portal and APIs.