We were gladly surprised of the success of Open Forum event held on 14th of March. The City Planning Departments auditorium was full of people from distinct fields. We had a variety of speakers with different insights to using NFC, interesting presentations and conversations.
The afternoon was followed by Smart Urban Spaces seminar with interesting speakers such as Sirpa Nordlund from Mobey Forum and Smart Urban Spaces project partners telling their stories about pilots and existing services in the market.
You can find and download all of the presentation materials of the Open Forum event (in finnish) form Forum Viriums site from here.
The material from the Smart Urban Spaces Seminar can be found from here.
We have considered NFC as a means to easily access a new media space. As a continuum of the cityscape, with a tap of your phone, you could easily access new, useful services. This is the starting point to the next Open Forum -event.
Smart Urban Spaces Helsinki is hosting the event on the 14th of March. We have been able to gather different actors to speak about the use of near field communication through cases and examples. What is the role of the city when planning this kind of services? What about entrepreneurs and their possibilities to take part in taking over a new citymedia?
Open Forum -is a series of events hosted by Forum Virium Helsinki. Their mission is to bring together different actors and raise discussion from current topics.
The Open Forum events during the year 2012 are part of the World Design Capital Helsinki program.
Sign up or read more about the event here. The event is held in Finnish.