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JUL 27 2021

The importance of digital: Ubiwhere highlighted at Festival Cidades Resilientes


On July 16th and 17th, Coimbra hosted the Cidades Resilientes Festival, an event dedicated to debating the true meaning of cities and the forms of construction for the next generations. Ubiwhere was represented in this initiative through Ricardo Vitorino, Smart Cities and R&I Manager, one of the guests.

As part of its candidacy for the European Capital of Culture in 2027, Coimbra was the ideal place in Portugal to explore new solutions for 21st-century cities. Coimbra also assumed the ambition of being the space where the future of cities was discussed, using reflections and initiatives. This event included in its program sessions with renowned personalities in different areas of discussion, interviews and workshops in local businesses, poetry sessions around the city and an Instagrammers meeting.

Urban planning and sociology, sustainability and regeneration, culture and education, anthropology, or the digital’s importance were some of the covered themes over the two days of the festival. More than 30 personalities debated the future of cities: Ricardo Vitorino, Smart Cities and R&I Manager at Ubiwhere, was one of them.

The software engineer participated in the conversation about the importance of digital, at 18:00 on July 17, together with the president of Clube Criativos de Portugal, Susana Albuquerque.

Asked about the fact that the 5G network brings benefits to the management of smart cities, Ricardo Vitorino said: "The 5G network is a revolution that will have a strong influence in several sectors because it will allow connecting different equipment without access difficulties. Through 5G, there will be no data loss, and information will flow with quality and speed between different sources, from mobile phones to street furniture. Within a city, 5G will respond to this demand and will respond effectively to its users."

With a history of work in the information technology and services industry, Ricardo Vitorino highlighted the potential that technology could bring to the management and optimization of cities and explained the importance of digitization and data management, mentioning projects from Ubiwhere such as Smart Parking and the Urban Platform.

If you want to watch the entire session, click here.