The SynchroniCity partner city of Milan hosted the second edition of the Milano Digital Week during the past 13th to 17th of March. This year’s edition counted with more than 550 separate events, a resounding success for this event compared to the first edition which attracted 400 events.

Chiara Bresciani, Project Manager of SynchroniCity for Milan, presented the project and the results of its Open Call within the event “Measuring the Urban Reality: Cities ready for the future” on March 17th.

This event looked at the realities of new digital cities from across several, different perspectives. From exploring the satisfaction levels of urban citizens; the impact of growing global retail networks; to questions on ethical issues regarding demographic polarization within ageing societies. Underpinning this discussion lay questions on the interoperability of digital tools across urban landscapes and across cities.

Within this context, Chiara approached the theme of interoperability by presenting the SynchroniCity framework and the opportunities related to the use of the Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) provided by the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC). Thanks to the use of the Interoperability Platform in Milan and the API provided by the city, the Open Call winning solutions are currently being introduced to demonstrate the potential for developing digital services shared with other cities.

Finally, the SynchroniCity Key Performance Indicators were presented in order to show how the project is monitoring its progress.

The presentation raised a big interest from participants and from other speakers. To learn more, watch the video here.