As a pre-event day to Connected Germany 2022, VX FIBER’s Smart City FTTH Forum will focus on the opportunities and challenges in building the Smart City; how we can identify, measure and reach clear social, economic and sustainability related goals in doing so and how an FTTH smart infrastructure can support it.

The agenda will be centred around short presentations, Q&A sessions as well as a panel discussion moderated by a well experienced consultant company. This will be a practical and interactive session with concrete take-aways for Chief Digital Officers of cities, Stadtwerke as well as other key stakeholders.





13:00      Registration & Networking Lunch

14:00      Welcome and intro by Moderator Dr. Klaus Winkler, Sumbiosis GmbH

14:15      Impulse presentation by Christian Kröger, Technical Manager at KTEL Communications GmbH: “ Smart City ” – a definition. How far are we in Germany? What factors are at play: sustainability, development, education, making cities more efficient, greener and more social? Challenges? Examples of cities, projects and good examples? Interview with Christian Kroeger and Dr. Klaus Winkler


14:45        Interview with Daniel Stölzle, Innovationsmanager Smart City, Mainzer Stadtwerke AG, about a city´s experiences from innovations and deployment of Smart City concepts.  


15:15        Talk with Steffen Häberer , lawyer from Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, about relevant legal topics in relation to  deployment of Smart City projects; co-operation models and structures, tender law and GDPR.


15:45      Coffee break and networking.


16:15      Panel discussion with KFW IPEX-Bank and VX Fiber - how to finance "smart infrastructure" in Germany today and tomorrow, infrastructure as the prerequisite for the smart city? FTTH projects as the highway of digitization.

Panellists:  Johanna Reinkemeier, Vice President Telecommunications at KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Jan Backman, Country Manager at VX Fiber GmbH, FTTH investor and operator


16:45      Interview with Elizabeth Newman Earl , Partner / Founder at e50K Consultancy on “How can we set relevant goals and how do we even measure the results of Smart City projects in dimensions like “social, economic, sustainable” factors? For whom do we build the smart city? Examples from the world outside of Germany. Interviewed in English by Dr. Klaus Winkler .


17:15      Outlook for the Smart City with Simone Schlosser , Managing Director at Digitalstadt Darmstadt GmbH. What are the key take aways from today? What should be the next concrete steps in your deployment of the Smart City of tomorrow?


17:30      Networking and drinks


Speaker List


  • Jan Backman, Country Manager, VX Fiber GmbH
  • Dr. Klaus Winkler, consultant, moderator, Sumbiosis GmbH
  • Christian Kroeger, Technical Director, KTEL Communications GmbH
  • Johanna Reinkemeier, Vice President Telecommunications , KfW IPEX Bank GmbH
  • Elizabeth Newman Earl, Partner/Founder, e50K Consultancy
  • Daniel Stölzle, Innovationsmanager Smart City, Mainzer Stadtwerke AG
  • Dr Steffen Häberer, Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • Simone Schlosser, Managing Director, Digitalstadt Darmstadt GmbH


How to Attend


Sponsored by VX Fiber, this event is free for Stadtwerke and City department attendees.

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