Milan studies “urban intelligence” for Digital Week 2019

13-17 March. Italy’s biggest initiative on digital culture.

With over 500 debates, workshops, shows and debates, the second edition of Milan Digital Week will examine every aspect of urban intelligence, from the analysis of the experience of one of Europe’s “smartest” cities to the discovery of new opportunities.

Organised by Milan city hall, and building on the success of last year’s first edition, #MilanoDigitalWeek will discuss artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things, as well as all the ways the city is using its digital infrastructure in the service of residents, tourists and business visitors.

“Technology can do a lot,” said mayor Beppe Sala, introducing the second edition. “What we need to do is to understand what residents and businesses want. “This event is an experience coming at just the right time, because now that the 5G coverage is almost complete, this is the moment to accelerate our services.”

This year’s theme is “urban intelligence”, or the collection of technologies and applications that transform the city and the work and human relationships it includes, the services offered for public and private life and the contribution that milanesi themselves can bring. Milan Digital Week has two main objectives: reducing the difficulties of access to digital services and helping the public to learn what is on offer and how to access it; and to put on display all the city’s digital services and help them to interconnect.

The dedicated Digital Week website lists all the events and initiatives, the vast majority of them free of entry charge, although a few require pre-registration.

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