Future-proof technologies and platforms for smart cities evolution

By  | 2017

Smart Cities must ultimately aim to provide efficient services and to improve their citizens’ quality of life. These goals will remain unattainable unless future-proof technologies are applied. In this interview with Jesús Villasante, head of the Net Innovation Unit of the Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the European Commission, explains in depth the abilities of The European Commission’s open source platform in order to evolve, react and grow as society changes.

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Jesús Villasante is Head for Net Innovation in the Communications Network, Content and Technology Directorate General at the European Commission. With his team, he supports the emerging trend towards open service platforms, notably FIWARE. Startup Europe is a key element in the NET Innovation strategy.