EghtesadOnline: The Third Smart Tehran Congress is to kick off at the iconic Milad Tower in Tehran on Monday.
The two-day event is to gather urban managers, ICT policymakers and tech experts.
Key speakers at the event will be Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi, TM’ ICT Organization Chief Mohammad Farjood, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari and Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Those who are interested in attending the event need to purchase tickets on Smart.tehran.ir, according to Financial Tribune.
The application of smart solutions and IoT technology in urban management were placed on the TM agenda during the short tenure of former Tehran mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi.
The First Smart Tehran Congress was held in 2017 during Najafi’s mayoralty.
In the previous round of the event, Tehran City Council launched an open API portal to promote transparency, openness, local startup ecosystem and digital urban services.
Application Programming Interface is a package of codes that may or may not do a task independently. A well-designed API makes it easier to develop a computer program by providing all the building blocks, which are then put together by programmers.
The code packages are accessible through the website Api.data.tehran.ir. For using the service, developers need to send a request to Tehran Municipality.
The API package covers a wide range of fields from communication services to urban transport network, including the subway, education and healthcare. Some code libraries are yet to be uploaded on the website.