Inspirators & facilitators
Óskar J. Sandholt is a professional administrator with over 20 years of experience in the C level, director and management positions as well as expertise in international networking, lecturing and more. Broad educational spectrum and serving in several board positions. Long experience as an executive director in the fields of education, culture, IT and development, Project Manager, Advisor, Manager of Healthcare centres, Teacher and Executive Director in own companies.
The bigger picture and the long-term planning are part of my core strengths. I also have good people skills and am used to managing big and small groups of staff. I have managed and advised on significant and complicated change projects handling for example changes in the overall structure of services, digitalisation and building of e-services as well as fibre to the home projects and institutional mergers.
Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses 140 cities from 29 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities (AUSC) and the Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities (DITCOM), founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons (DLRC), director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the Coordination and Support Action, Next Generation Internet of Things (NGIoT). He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services, and Chair of the Danish Standards Committee on Smart Cities and Communities (ISO TC 268 mirror committee).
Gate 21 is a partnership between municipalities, companies and knowledge institutions. The common goal is to accelerate the green transition. The organization use regional and local demand to develop, demonstrate and deploy new energy and resource-efficient solutions in the area of climate and energy. In its first ten years, Gate 21 has generated strong results and presented new concrete paths for the green transition and can offer a proven and stable platform for public-private innovation and cooperation.
Sustainable mobility is one of Gate 21’s core priorities. In relation to this, Gate 21 has a wide number of activities ranging form networks, strategic partnerships, and projects that addresses new digital solutions for improved public and alternative modes of transport including bicycles and driverless busses. Projects also include modes to make car transport more sustainable including ways to reduce congestion and facilitate parking.