On October 31, 2018 Andrei Olefirenko, managing partner of Law Firm Legal Consulting Center, and lawyers Anna Klimenko and Artem Gordeyev visited the Kyiv Smart City Forum, one of the most important platforms for discussing the life of the Ukrainian capital. The forum was held in “Parkovy” Exhibition and Convention Center and gathered a huge number of participants who are not indifferent to the introduction of the “smart city” technology. The event was opened by the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko, who emphasized the importance and the need to popularize digital technologies in such areas as medicine, housing and utilities, infrastructure and education. The forum itself brought together several sections devoted to capital security, environmental protection, startups and blockchain technologies, urban planning and construction. Among the speakers were not only Ukrainian businessmen, investors and politicians, but also international experts. The Forum also hosted the awarding of cities leading to the introduction of technologies in infrastructure. In the nomination “The most comfortable city for life”, Kiev received primacy, since it was in the capital that more than 40 different projects were implemented using new technologies. And Kharkiv was recognized as the most innovative city, as it introduced smart solutions in the field of infrastructure, e-government, ecology and admin services.
We hope that Kyiv Smart City Forum will continue to exist in the coming years, gathering world experts to solve the current problems of Ukrainian cities, and consolidate the status of a platform for promoting and implementing innovations in infrastructure.