Morning INSPIRE Plenaries will gather all participants together for an hour before our 13 Topic Streams start their simultaneous sessions. This is an inspiring, reflective moment to get rejuvenated for the day by some of the featured speakers and also to get an (extremely) quick overview to the highlights of the day’s program.
During the Morning INSPIRE Plenaries, there are no other activities in the conference, so the INSPIRE auditorium may be quite crowded – be early, the program starts 10 AM sharp and the capacity for the INSPIRE Auditorium is 300. However, if you don’t make it in, the morning plenaries will also be streamed online and on TVs in the INSPIRE Foyer, so feel free to take the time to lounge and get a coffee while watching!
Moderator of Plenary: Jarmo Eskelinen (Forum Virium)
Plenary Speakers: Anneli Jäätteenmäki (EU Parliament), James Cameron (Climate Change Capital) and Tiago Peixoto (World Bank).
Topic Streams of the Day (10 minutes): Lightning Summaries
Jarmo Eskelinen leads Forum Virium Helsinki, an innovation company building digital bridges between people and services in collaboration with cities and companies. Originally trained as an architect, Jarmo is an expert in digital content, smart cities and user driven design, currently devoted to open data. Earlier, he has been the director of the Media Centre Lume of the Aalto University, the program director for the Helsinki 2000 European City of Culture, and the founder & CEO of a successful music, media and event production company PopZoo Promotions. Mr Eskelinen is also the President of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), promoting international cooperation in user-driven innovation.
During OKFestival, Jarmo will be moderating the morning INSPIRE plenaries. He will also be giving keynote speeches in the Open Cities session on Wednesday, and in the Nesta-curated session ‘Open Collaborative Networked Cities’ on Thursday, as well as hosting the Open Cities session of Commons4EU in the INSPIRE Atrium on Wednesday.