In the 21st century, knowledge never belongs to anyone, but always to networks, relationships, and always lies in cooperation. The first step in the path of development begins with an open mind, when we do not take it as an attack when someone asks. At this year’s Smart Budapest Forum, many questions will be asked in order for Budapest to move towards a data-centric city government in the future during its development.
It is not easy to change old routines, and experimenting always carries risks. However, we believe that Budapest needs a cautiously experimental city government that dares to break away from the previously followed patterns and governs the city on the basis of data, taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st century. The purpose of our Forum this year is to put this issue in the forefront of all of us who care about the future of Budapest.