For Whom and five reasons to attend

WDBE is not a passive conference. It’s an active 2-day journey to discover what the current and future challenges of city development are and how to come up with the best solutions with a 360 approach: citizens, private companies, public entities, ecology, mobility etc. 

You should join WDBE because:

  •  Meet top talent from the public and private sector: decision makers, researchers, influencers, legislators etc. WDBE is a place of discussion and a place of action!
     
  • Our keynotes: speakers coming from the strongest players will take the stage to share their experience and insights. Microsoft, Amazon, Google and the presentation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia, Mr. Jaan Saar, a country leading the e-citizen revolution! And more!
     
  •  WDBE includes excursions: theory is nice but walking on new spots in Helsinki and discussing then and there the why and how of any space is unique. Nothing beats onsite experience!
     
  •  Your voice: our program includes parallel sessions and workshops, and tens of presentations that were submitted by professionals and experts.
     
  •  Influence the future: our theme is not only a place-holder title. WDBE will raise industry questions, force the audience to face challenges and lay the ground for action points and solutions. We can build better inclusive cities, we can create a better urban future.  
     

Confirmed Keynotes

Eric Baczuk

User Experience Lead, Google / Sidewalk Labs, USA

Shajay Bhooshan

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

Martin Bishop

TechBD Manager EMEA, Amazon Web Services, UK

Ulrik Branner

Board & Executive, LetsBuild (formerly GenieBelt), Denmark

Randy Deutsch

AIA, LEED AP

Toni Luhti

Chief Executive Officer, Platform of Trust, Finland

Salla Palos

Director of Transformation Services, Microsoft, USA

Cristina Savian

Managing director, BE-WISE, UK

Jaan Saar

Head of Digital Construction, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

Lu Ying

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Future Urban Living, China/Finland