Smart cities and communities
Standardization to meet citizen and consumer requirements

Smart cities and communities <BR> Standardization to meet citizen and consumer requirements

A Team of Experts

John Ketchell

Raising Standards
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John Ketchell was nominated for his STF role by ANEC, the Voice of Consumer Standardization in Europe, and appointed STF Leader.
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John's original career was in the United Kingdom public service, with particular emphasis on overseas trade and on European topics, including the negotiation of the 1989 European Directive on Electro-Magnetic Compatibility. John joined the European standardization community in 1990, working on organizational and policy issues, first with ETSI, and subsequently in CEN (later CEN-CENELEC), retiring in 2013 as Strategic Adviser at the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre.

Subsequently, John has represented ANEC, as their representative on the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart Cities and Communities' Sector Forum, and at the ETSI General Assembly and the EU Commission's ICT Standardization Multi-Stakeholder Platform. He chairs the ANEC Working Group on the Digital Society. He has been appointed by the ETSI Board as ETSI's first 3SI Advocate, to represent the interests of societal stakeholders and SMEs in ETSI policies.

Emmanuel Darmois

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Emmanuel has over thirty years of experience in various positions in academics and in the ICT industry, starting as a Computer Science professor and researcher in Artificial Intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been working with Alcatel-Lucent in various positions in Research, R&D and operational business. In his last position, he has been as VP Standards.

He has been ETSI Vice-Chairman of the Board, and chair of the Operational Coordination Group from November 2011 to November 2017. He has been active in Smart Grids (as convener of the Methodology work group in the Smart Grids Coordination Group), Cloud Computing (as coordinator for the Cloud Standards Coordination initiative and STF 486 leader).

Recently, in the field of IoT, he has been working as expert or STF leader in STF 505 (IoT standards landscape and gaps), STF 535 (IoT virtualisation), STF 547 (IoT privacy, security, interoperability) and in CREATE-IoT, one of the Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) related to the IoT Large Scale Projects of the European Commission.

Jacqui Taylor

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Jacqui is recognised as one of the 100 most powerful UK entrepreneurs and one of the global top ten Innovators for the Internet of Things (IoT). She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her international web science research. She is an independent industry analyst for IoT and sits on a number of advisory boards to fulfil this role.

Jacqui has published five books which articulate the futurist agenda based on her web science research and the datajournalism industry she co-founded.

She is globally recognised as a Smart City Tzar. She is a Strategic Advisor to the UK Government on Smart Cities and AI and Cities lead on Digital Built Britain. She is Principal UK Expert lead for the British Standards Institute (BSI) team on the top level ISO and JTC 1 technical committees for Smart Cities and AI. She is a member of CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart Cities and Communities' Sector Forum. Editor of two International smart city standards and technical author of BSI PAS 183 a framework for data and IT services in Smart Cities which implements GDPR. She worked with the UK CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) team to define the new governance model required to secure UK Smart Cities using European Cyber legislation. She is one of the International Smart City experts advising the Chinese Government on their Smart City Programme.

Ricardo Vitorino

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Ricardo is the Smart Cities R&I Manager at Ubiwhere. Ricardo holds an MSc. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He started working in 2011, in the Smart Cities and Mobility area, where he helped create an open-data platform for urban mobility called One.Stop.Transport (OST). Since then, he has worked on projects focused on robust software architectures, related to the smart cities context and has gained experience with interoperability and FIWARE technology, mainly in the FIWARE Lisbon pilot, where he helped publish data from OST into CKAN, used in FIWARE’s open data portal.

He joined Ubiwhere in early 2015 to work on its Smart Cities solutions (Citibrain), mainly the implementation, testing and validation of backend services (REST APIs) regarding mobility. He has also cooperated in the development of the “Porto as a FIWARE-enabled city” project, by deploying FIWARE technology for the city of Porto, integrating with an existing oneM2M platform and cooperating in the process of openly publishing real-time environment and traffic data via NGSI. Ricardo is currently responsible for the technical team working on Smart Cities software solutions, namely, Citibrain solutions, the MBaaS and H2020 projects such as EMBERS, symbIoTe and SynchroniCity. Ricardo also collaborates in ETSI ISG CIM and AIOTI.