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Siemens at SCEWC 2016

Digitalization makes cities smarter

Urbanization is increasing rapidly across the planet, posing new challenges to cities and city stakeholders. Ensuring mobility, improving energy efficiency, and optimizing the economic value of buildings and infrastructures are among the main priorities when it comes to creating and managing urban infrastructure. Siemens addresses these action fields with a comprehensive product and solution portfolio for buildings, mobility and energy management as well as customized financing models.


Thank you for visiting our experts at Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 in Barcelona to find out how digitalization drives tomorrow’s infrastructure.

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Intelligent Buildings

The requirements facing buildings are growing, it’s time to increase transparency and reduce energy consumption in work environments and beyond. The digitalization-powered integrated building solutions from Siemens help to transform existing buildings or be fitted into new ones, increasing building performance and optimizing the assets. The innovative safety and security solutions for buildings, global corporate sites, and critical infrastructure safeguard business continuity for our customers.

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City Performance Tool

Technologies need to be adapted to serve local needs to ensure that the right technologies are applied in the right environments, tailored to the specific characteristics of the individual city. Siemens has developed the City Performance Tool  to give guidance to a city on how to achieve their environmental targets while providing an indication on how each infrastructure-related decision will influence job creation and the infrastructure sector growth. 

City Performance Tool


Agility in energy and Distributed Energy Systems (DES)

Changes are also taking place in the power generation infrastructure as utilities switch from a few, central power plants to  small, distributed, power generation sites . This new technology era is fostering a competitive environment, like in storage and solar, where an increased appetite for clean energy and energy security can be seen. Grids must be able to deal with the changes without compromising reliability, efficiency, and affordability. Local distributed generation combined with heat production and coupled with load control, represent an opportunity to achieve efficiency gains and financial benefits for urban communities.

Distributed Energy Systems



Wind and solar power have already become key power sources in today’s energy mix, however, the unpredictable nature and variability of renewable energy generation leads to fast-changing mbalances between generation and load, impacting grid stability and power quality. SIESTORAGE is a storage solution improve grid stability and enable greater integration of renewable energy sources. Thus the grid can utilize more of available energy to better manage variable loads or as an alternative to back-up power generation in case of a breakdown.




Ships account for 90% of the world‘s commercial good transport. The combustion of marine fuels to generate electric power during lay days in port is a major contributor to local air pollution and the associated impacts on human health and the environment. With the SIHARBOR shore connection system, berthed ships can draw the needed energy from onshore and shut down their generators. They meet the strong environmental regulations that are being taken for ports worldwide in the most efficient way.



SMART Mobility / Intelligent Street / Smart Parking

Getting from point A to point B is something the vast majority of the urban population faces every day. Changes in the world around us are adding to the challenges of supporting efficient mobility. Solving today’s mobility challenges involves the integrated use of all available transport options to move people around cities as efficiently as possible. Optimization of existing infrastructure through automation and digitalization  is inspiring alternatives such as intelligent streets and smart parking solutions, where we see reductions in congestion and emissions.

Smart Mobility


Financing tomorrow's infrastructure

Technology for smart, competitive cities requires investment . Yet cities often struggle to find funds to invest. Smart, competitive city developments require access to private sector capital. Smart projects can be funded through an asset finance arrangement – techniques that are widely available, affordable, simple, easy, and quick to arrange – and offer a high transparency for cost-benefit monitoring and analysis. Siemens Financial services collate expertise, research and innovation in the world of infrastructure financing to serve as a catalyst for increased and more efficient infrastructure investment. 

Financing for infrastructure


Presentations by Siemens at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

Tuesday, November 15 - 14:00-15:00 | Cities at the Front of the Climate Change Battlefield

ST 05 – Cities at the Front of the Climate Change Battlefield

Speaker: Klaus Heidinger, Head, City IT Applications, Siemens, Center of Competence Cities


Where: Gran Via, Hall 1, Room TBD


Time: 14:00-15:00


About: Klaus Heidinger is the head of Siemens City IT Applications within the Global Center of Competence Cities in London.  This role involves working with City Leadership across the globe and providing methodologies and tools such as the City Performance Tool to support cities to meet their economic, social and environmental targets.

EC 02 – Financial Tools to Fund Smart Cities Initiatives

Speaker: Maria Jose Perea Marquez, Global Account Director - Energy Management and Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services


Where: Gran Via, Hall 1, Room TBD


Time: 14:00-15:00


About: Maria Jose has almost 20 years of experience in banking and captive financial services. She is responsible for driving new business models in energy management and process industries and is excited about accelerating clean technologies with sustainable and intelligent financing models. She is holding a degree in mathematics from the University of Dortmund.

PL06 – Data for Urban and Social Transformation

Data is said to be the new gold and it has certainly become crucial for fulfilling the vision of smart cities. But what does the data revolution mean for urban and social transformation? To what extend can the enhanced use of data by cities help improve services, inform local decision-making and engage citizens? How to balance the tensions between Open Data, and Privacy and Security? And how to leverage the opportunities for open and shared data?


Speaker: Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development, Siemens, Center of Competence Cities


Where: Gran Via, Hall 1, Room Auditorium


Time: 11:40–12:40


About: Martin has global responsibility for the Urban Development practice in the Siemens Centre of Competence Cities. This involves working with Mayors and leaders providing advice and support to cities as they strive to meet tough economic, social and environmental targets and looking at economic and technical models of delivering solutions at scale.


Intelligent infrastructure in action

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