How to improve smart cities? | Panel discussion | DFF 2016


How new technology can replace older technology such that the disruption factor is kept at a minimum and how smart does a city need to become to sustain a particular lifestyle and quality of service.

ERIC BACZUK, Founding member of SideWalk Labs
MARCELO GARCIA, Strategy Execution Consultant
NILS UŠAKOVS, Mayor, City of Riga
KERLI GABRILOVIČA, Member of Management Board at Lattelecom

MODERATOR: KAYVAN NIKJOU, Main Guy at Challengers


The first Digital Freedom Festival attracted 1008 attendees (including 62 speakers, 2 presidents, 115 startup representatives, 24 investors, 30 policymakers, 400 corporates, 55 media representatives, 50 volunteers) from 25 countries including India, Hong Kong, Brazil and many others.

The Digital Freedom Festival is a global technology, policy, startup and lifestyle festival, gathering new technology and startup entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, experts, journalists and students from all over the world in Riga from the 27th to the 29th of November. The main events of the festival – a conference, a Startup Pitch competition, masterclasses and a policy discussion.

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