Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit June, Algiers

 

June 27-28 
Investment and innovation strategies for Smart Cities

7.30 - 8.30

Networking Breakfast

 
8.30 - 8.40

Day 2 Opening Remarks by Smart City Algiers

 

By Dr Riad Hartani, Strategic Technology Adviser, Smart City Algiers

  • Speaker

    Dr Riad Hartani
    Strategic Technology Adviser
    Smart City Algiers

8.40 - 9.00

Keynote Speech - Smart Africa Initiative and Smart Cities

 

By Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Head of Technology and Innovation, Smart Africa Secretariat

  • Speaker

    Didier Nkurikiyimfura
    Head of Technology and Innovation
    Smart Africa Secretariat

9.00 – 9.25

Keynote Speech - Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

 

By Elmira Bayrasli, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the World Policy Institute’s Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Project

Elmira Bayrasli spearheads the World Policy Institute’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Project. In 2012, Public Affairs commissioned her to write a book about the rise of global enterprises. Tentatively titled "Steve Jobs Lives in Pakistan: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs in the Developing World," it takes a look at the growth of innovation beyond Silicon Valley; focusing on talented individuals around the world who have overcome insurmountable obstacles to lead high-growth businesses.   Elmira writes about global innovations and entrepreneurship in her weekly column Entreventures on Forbes.com. She also contributes to Reuters, VentureBeat, the Huffington Post, and MIT's Innovations journal. In 2010, Elmira co-authored a study for Pakistan's Planning Commission on entrepreneurship, entitled: "Creating a Place for the Future."    A regular speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation, Elmira has recently traveled to Dubai to speak at the White House's Global Entrepreneurship Summit; Antalya, Turkey to speak at Startup Weekend; Seattle to speak at Microsoft; and Tokyo as a guest of the U.S. Embassy in Japan.    Over the past several years, Elmira has worked to support start-ups in emerging markets at Endeavor; served as the Chief Spokesperson for the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo; and assisted former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; an advisory board member for the Turkish Women’s International Network and Turkish Philanthropy Funds; and a mentor for the Women Innovate Mobile entrepreneur incubator.  

  • Speaker

    Elmira Bayrasli
    Entrepreneur and Co-Founder
    WPI's Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Project

9.25 - 9.50

Keynote Speech - Centralized and connected solutions for City management & resiliency

 

Marie Foubet, Smart & Resourceful Cities Project Developer, SUEZ

  • Speaker

    Marie Foubet
    Smart & Resourceful Cities Project Developer
    SUEZ

9.50 - 10.30

Smart City Leadership Panel # 5 - Leading Smart Cities in Developing Markets

 

International Smart City leaders discuss new projects being implemented and planned globally with special focus on Africa and the Emerging Markets. 

International Smart City leaders discuss new projects being implemented and planned globally with special focus on Africa and the Emerging Markets.

  • Assessing Smart City investment programmes in Developing Markets
  • What are the key challenges for developing Smart Cities in Africa and the Middle East?
  • How can cities bring in the right supporters, investors and technology leaders?
  • Which technologies and infrastructure are most important, and how can they be built?
  • How do you start and develop a lasting smart city culture?

 

  • Chair

    Malik Faraoun
    Deputy Head for the Middle East and North Africa
    World Economid Forum

  • Speaker

    Nizar Jegham
    Senior Consultant
    NXN

  • Speaker

    Elmira Bayrasli
    Entrepreneur and Co-Founder
    WPI's Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Project

  • Speaker

    Ricardo Tavares
    CEO
    TechPolis, Inc.

  • Speaker

    Gwenael Prie
    Chef de projet Numérique au sein de la direction des Opérations de l’AFD
    l’AFD

  • Speaker

    Taher Mestiri
    IT Entrepeneur, Consultant, Government Advisor
    The World Bank

10.30 - 11.00

Networking Break

 
11.00 - 11.20

Keynote Speech - “A Smart World as seen from Hong Kong"

 

By Ian Stone, Director at Pontis Partners Ltd, Non-Exec Board Member, Tencent

“A Smart World as seen from Hong Kong”

  •  The disruption is not new.
  • The fundamentals required to enable a continuously evolving Smart City
  • Commerce and Government as partners.

 

  • Speaker

    Ian Stone
    Director
    Pontis Partners; Independent Non-Exec Director, Tencent

11.20 - 12.00

Smart City Leaders Panel # 6 Smart City Infrastructure - What telecoms and internet infrastructure is needed for Smart Cities?

 

 

 

  • What telecoms infrastructure is needed to accelerate Smart City growth? 
  • To what extent are current Telco infrastructure investments based on future Smart City opportunities
  • What are the roadblocks to improving connectivity and how can they be overcome?
  • How can governments support and promote further investment in communications infrastructure?
  • What are the short and long-term targets for broadband (fixed and mobile) coverage, speed and resilience? 
  • Chair

    Darragh Stokes
    Managing Partner
    Hardiman Telecommunications

  • Speaker

    Dr. Mustafa Ergen
    Chief Architect
    Turk Telecom, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Speaker

    Ian Stone
    Director
    Pontis Partners; Independent Non-Exec Director, Tencent

  • Speaker

    Latif Ladid
    Chair at 5G World Alliance & President, IPv6 Forum
    Luxembourg

  • Speaker

    Carlo Maria Rossotto
    Lead ICT Specialist
    The World Bank

  • Speaker

    Darragh Stokes
    Managing Partner
    Hardiman Telecommunications

12.00 - 12.20

Keynote Speech - Finance, Digital & Society

 

By Boris Joseph, CEO, Natixis Algeria

  • Speaker

    Boris Joseph
    CEO
    Natixis Algeria

12.20 - 13.00

Smart City Leaders Panel # 7 Plenary Panel: Smart City Financing and Investment Opportunities

 

Smart City Financing and Investment Opportunities

  • What are the opportunities and challenges for raising financing for Smart City investment?
  • How can City leaders harness national and local funding sources? 
  • What sources of international financing and investment are available and what are the best methods to attract it?
  • What are the benefits of distinct models: Public Private Partnerships, Whole City Finance, Technology Funds, Co-Creation Models, Corporate and Institutional Investments
  • How can Cities build and stimulate tech investment hubs
  • How can collaboration with academia unlock alternative funding models?
  • How can financial actors contribute to the developpement of smart cities ?
  • How can financial institutions promote the emergence of smart solutions by sustaining innovative startups?
  • Chair

    Xavier Reille
    Country Manager
    IFC

  • Speaker

    Benoit Denis
    Projects Directorate
    European Investment Bank

  • Speaker

    Said Boumaza
    Director
    Tell Group

  • Speaker

    Rabih Khoury
    Senior Executive
    Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) MEA UAE

  • Speaker

    Ricardo Tavares
    CEO
    TechPolis, Inc.

  • Speaker

    Boris Joseph
    CEO
    Natixis Algeria

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 – 15.30

Streams: A Smart City; B Internet Infrastructure; C Tech & Data; D Mobility & Transport; E Society; F Sustainability; G Investment and Fintech; H Governance & PPP

 
Stream A - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - The Wise City Initiative by Marc Winn Co Founder, The Dandelion Foundation, Guernsey

 

By Marc Winn Co Founder, The Dandelion Foundation, Guernsey 

In a world where technology is causing as many problems as it solves, how do we prepare cities for the impact and opportunity of accelerating technologies? This talk tells the story and shares some of the lessons from The Dandelion Foundation's initiative to make the small island nation of Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020.

  • Speaker

    Marc Winn
    Co Founder
    The Dandelion Foundation, Guernsey

Stream A - 14.15 - 14.30

Keynote Speech - Smart City Strategies

 

By Nigel Harrison, MBE Executive Director, Cyber Security Challenge UK

Africa, as the second-fastest but least urbanized continent is ripe to leapfrog smart city evolution similar to what it did in telecommunications capacity. This takes communication and information technologies, frugal innovation and scaling, and context-aware design. In this talk we examine each of those elements and reference examples from the work we did in Johannesburg, South Africa to build just such a smarter city. 

  • Speaker

    Nigel Harrison MBE
    Executive Director
    Cyber Security Challenge UK

Stream A - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Talent City

 

By Boris Mann, Managing Director, Frontier Foundry

  • Speaker

    Boris Mann
    Managing Director
    Frontier Foundry

Stream A - 14.45 - 15.30

Smart Cities: Panel Debate - Comparing Smart City Models

 

Smart City Investment and Thought Leaders discuss how the latest Smart City Models are being implemented and what are the key principles and challenges. 

How are different Smart City Models being implemented globally?  What are the key elements for Smart City investment?

What have certain cities done well and what can we expect for the future?

Different stakeholders required to ensure that a city is truly smart

How do emerging and developed market models differ? And what can each learn from the other? 

 

 

 

  • Chair

    Marc Winn
    Co Founder
    The Dandelion Foundation, Guernsey

  • Speaker

    Boris Mann
    Managing Director
    Frontier Foundry

  • Speaker

    Konstantinos Champidis
    Chief Digital Officer
    City of Athens

  • Speaker

    Dr. Mazlan Abbas
    Co-Founder & CEO
    FAVORIOT

  • Speaker

    Prof. Nabyl Chenaf
    Dean, School of Architecture Art and Design and Professor of Architecture
    American University in Dubai

Stream B - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Algiers to becomes a smart city with FTTH GPON Solution by Tewfik Lamrani CEO CONDOR DASAN, SPA

 

By Tewfik Lamrani CEO Condor DASAN, SPA

  • Speaker

    Tewfik Lamrani
    CEO
    Condor DASAN, SPA

Stream B - 14.15 - 14.30

Keynote - A reference architecture for IoT enabled Smart Cities supported by the FIWARE open source platform

 

By Pedro Fazenda, Sustainable Energy Systems, MIT Portugal Program 

  • Smart cities are envision to play a role in the creation of a digital single market for IoT-enabled urban services with standardized platforms and interfaces.
  • In order to overcome some of the socioeconomic barriers that hamper the progress on the smart city market, a common reference architecture for smart city platforms must be widely adopted among cities.
  • This presentation describes some of the main logical layers, southbound and northbound standardized interfaces, security, protocols and common information models described in the Synchronicity reference architecture for IoT enabled smart cities.
  • The presentation also presents the FIWARE framework of open source components which can be assembled together to accelerate the development of the reference smart city platform.
  • Speaker

    Pedro Fazenda
    Sustainable Energy Systems
    MIT Portugal Program

Stream B - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Smart City Lab & mySMARTLife: From Innovation to Implementation Towards a digital sustainable planet

 

By Joachim Schonowski, Head of Innovation Smart Sustainable Cities, Telekom Innovation Laboratories

  • The technology driven era of Smart City 1.0 is over. A new era of Smart Cities focusing on the digital society and citizen benefit instead of pure technology play and economics has started.
  • Future city approaches need to integrate and adapt the “analogue system” as well and should include ALL UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • We need open standards, ecosystem test-beds and living labs to understand and shape the urban AND rural future.      
  • Smart City Lab follows aligns three steps: Innovation, Integration and Implementation. 
  • Example: EU Smart City Lighthouse Project: mySMARTLife 
  • New technologies like AI or Nano are on the horizon: But WE need to shape the urban ecosystem!
  • Speaker

    Joachim Schonowski
    Head of Innovation Smart Sustainable Cities
    Telekom Innovation Laboratories and DIN co-chair Smart City Standards Forum

Stream B - 14.45 - 15.30

Internet Infra: Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across Your City

 

Panel Discussion - Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across Your City

Panel Discussion - Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across Your City

  • What are the current respective roles and future frameworks for service providers who are bridging the connectivity gap?
  • What new business models may emerge for deploying and operating communications services?
  • Fostering collaborative environments to design and architect the essential building blocks of the smart city: connectivity, network, cloud capability, IoT platforms and a trusted partner ecosystem

 

  • Chair

    Devid Gubiani
    CEO, Bolt Super 4G
    PT First Media, Indonesia

  • Speaker

    Luca Cicchelli
    Internet Exchange Manager
    TOP-IX

  • Speaker

    Rolf Lumpe
    Managing Director
    RAL Capital Limited

  • Speaker

    Davor Meersman
    General Manager & Co-Founder
    Open & Agile Smart Cities

  • Speaker

    Kamel Moula
    Architect
    CreaTIC-Algerie

  • Speaker

    Dr. Anurag Maunder
    CEO & Founder
    dLoop, San Francisco, USA

  • Speaker

    Patrick Sophienne Baudry
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Jumia Group Algeria

Stream C - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Virtual and Augmented Reality for Smart Cities

 

By Dr. Rachid Gherbi, Professor in Computer Science at Paris-Sud XI Orsay University, France

  • What is Virtual and Augmented Reality (V&AR) and what technologies could be used nowadays
  • Experiments and potential applications of Virtual Reality technologies for smart cities (navigation into virtual worlds, immersive simulation of traffics...)
  • How Augmented Reality is benefic for augmented smart cities, for example in tourism or citizen information
  • Conclusion and how V&AR could be developed for Algiers smart city project.
  • Speaker

    Dr. Rachid Gherbi
    Professor in Computer Science at Paris-Sud XI Orsay University
    France

Stream C - 14.15 - 14.30

Keynote Speech - When Will Algeria will awaken to a fully digital world, a prospective current state?

 

By Ali Kahlane, President, Satlinker

  • Speaker

    Ali Kahlane
    President
    Satlinker

Stream C - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - AI at the service of Transport and Parking

 

By Mehdi Chouiten, President, Datategy 

  • Collecting valuable Data from the users, the hardware and their interactions
  • Identifying relevant optimizations (cost reduction, profit maximization, ressources optimisation)
  • How does it work : a quick overview of AI algorithms and their principles + for each, an example application in transportation/parking
  • What results can be expected : figures and examples of cost reduction and profit maximization over the world
  • Speaker

    Mehdi Chouiten, PhD
    CEO
    DATATEGY

Stream C 14.45 - 15.00

Keynote Speech - SUEZ smart metering solution for a smarter city

 

By Adrien Luquet, Sales Engineer Smart Solutions, SUEZ

  • Speaker

    Adrien Luquet
    Sales Engineer Smart Solutions
    SUEZ

Stream C - 15.00 - 15.30

Smart Cities: Building the Connected Foundation for Smart Cities

 

 Implementing Smart Cities

Implementing Smart Cities: Building the Connected Foundation for Smart Cities

  • The importance of open data and API driven initiatives to allow for the development of solutions to any gaps in the market
  • How to gather, collate and present data in a meaningful way to gain real actionable insights
  • What developments in IoT sensor are needed to provide a view of a whole city across its different domains and improve services in a move toward a truly ‘smart city’?
  • Chair

    Latif Ladid
    Chair at 5G World Alliance & President, IPv6 Forum
    Luxembourg

  • Speaker

    Dr. Rachid Gherbi
    Professor in Computer Science at Paris-Sud XI Orsay University
    France

  • Speaker

    Jean-François Teillet
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Yolo

  • Speaker

    Ismail Hamdad
    Founder & CEO
    AdsumNET

  • Speaker

    Mourad Alia
    CEO
    Clouding Things

Stream D - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Building Resilience Through Transport and Mobility Solutions

 

By Samer Bagaeen, Professor of Planning & Urban Resilience at the University of Kent, England, formerly with 100 Resilient Cities

  • Speaker

    Samer Bagaeen
    Professor of Planning & Urban Resilience at the University of Kent, England
    formerly with 100 Resilient Cities

Stream D - 14:15 - 14:30

Keynote Speech - Multimodal Control Center to Reduce Congestion

 

By Laurent MEZZINI, Directeur des Solutions City Flow & Energy au sein de la Division Digital Mobility d’Alstom

  • The emergence of new transportation modes allows cities to offer multimodal mobility solutions to better address the traffic congestion issue and enhance their attractiveness
  • Coupling high capacity & quality of service Public Transports to new mobilities (shared, on demand, electrical) can help drastically reduce congestion and pollution by shifting transport to more efficient and less polluting modes
  • A multimodal control center optimizes the use of the multimodal transportation capacity to the mobility demand in nominal mode but also when anticipating key events or reacting to incidents
  • Speaker

    Laurent Mezzini
    Directeur des Solutions City Flow & Energy au sein de la Division Digital Mobility
    Alstom

Stream D - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Future mobility for future cities

 

By Dr. Hamid Menouar, Senior R&D Expert and Product Manager, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Doha

 

  • Speaker

    Dr. Hamid Menouar
    Senior R&D Expert and Product Manager
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Doha, Qatar

Stream D - 14.45 - 15.30

Mobility & Transport: Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities: Realising seamless integrated urban mobility

 

Panel Discussion - Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities

Panel Discussion - Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities: Realising seamless integrated urban mobility 

  • What is the role of ride-sharing in a multimodal society?
  • How will the rise of Autonomous Connected Vehicles change business models and citizens lives?
  • What will the impact of truly accessible and smart transport solutions be on society? 
  • Chair

    Vladimir Bataev
    Principal Consultant
    Zaz Ventures European Innovation Funding Experts

  • Speaker

    Dewan Karim
    Senior Transportation Planner
    Toronto, Canada

  • Speaker

    Sofiane Abbar
    Urban Computing Expert
    QCRI

  • Speaker

    Dr. Hamid Menouar
    Senior R&D Expert and Product Manager
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Doha, Qatar

Stream E - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Redeploying Capital in the Age of Disruption

 

By Cameron Macleod, Founder/CEO, Global Civic Innovation Centre

How to create 10x social impact and economic development with exponential technologies

- Disruptive exponential technologies require new business models in the corporate sphere, and new governance and organizational models in the social sphere.

- Just as large portions of the developing world used cellphones to leapfrog landline technology, AI, drones, 3D printing, biotech, and other exponential technologies are set to provide the world's least developed regions with the opportunity to harness and apply them at a faster and more scalable rate than can be accomplished in the developed world with their entrenched legacy infrastructure.

- There is a global gold rush that's begun in terms of creating new startups to tackle social challenges and provide civic services by harnessing disruptive exponential technologies at 10% of the cost, or 10x the impact of traditional methods

- Whoever creates, invests in, and scales these new solutions first will take the lion's share of the trillion dollar global social and civic innovation market.

  • Speaker

    Cameron MacLeod
    Founder/CEO
    Global Civic Innovation Centre

Stream E - 14.15 - 14.30

Keynote Speech - Beyond participation: a new collaborative urban development workflow

 

By Saskia Beer, CEO & Founder, Transformcity

  • Speaker

    Saskia Beer
    CEO & Founder
    Transformcity

Stream E - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Inspiring citizens to help better societies

 

By Chrissy Levett, Founder & CEO of Creative Conscience

Inspiring citizens to help better societies

We can inspire, reward & empower the next generation of creative thinkers to build positive social impact within our society. Civic engagement and citizen science are powerful tools with positive outcomes.

How can we this? - we’ll show some inspiring case studies & simple concepts that can change & engage communties. 

  • Speaker

    Chrissy Levett
    Founder & CEO
    Creative Conscience

Stream E - 14.45 - 15.30

Society: Engaging Society in Smart Cities

 

Panel Discussion - Engaging Society in Smart Cities

Panel Discussion - Engaging Society in Smart Cities

  • Improving citizen engagement in connected cities: How can we ensure that communities feel included?
  • Examples of outreach projects in the EU and beyond educating communities on the ways smart technology can be used to  positively impact lives
  • What role can private and public companies play in creating a more inclusive environment for citizens?

 

  • Chair

    Magdalena Zawodny-Barabanow
    Social innovation and entrepreneurship
    City of Gdansk, Poland

  • Speaker

    Ramzi Mahmoudi
    Fondateur & Président
    ATN

  • Speaker

    Tuija Hirvikoski
    President
    ENoLL European Network of Living Labs

  • Speaker

    Marco Buemi
    Sustainable Development and Social Innovation Manager
    City of Bologna, Italy

  • Speaker

    Chrissy Levett
    Founder & CEO
    Creative Conscience

  • Speaker

    Derrick de Kerckhove,
    Professor, (former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology
    University of Toronto, Canada

  • Speaker

    Lorenzo Benussi
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo

Stream F - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Sustainability

 

By Janet Heckman, Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED), EBRD

  • Speaker

    Janet Heckman
    Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED)
    EBRD

Stream F - 14.15 - 14.30

Keynote Speech - Understanding big data use by Cities

 

By Hamza Ali, M.Sc. Candidate , HEC Montreal & Ryad Titah Ph. D. Professeur Agrégé/Associate Professor Holder of the Professorship in Electronic Government and Digital Cities, HEC Montreal

  • Speaker

    Hamza Ali
    M.Sc. Candidate
    HEC Montreal

  • Speaker

    Ryad Titah
    Ph. D. Professeur Agrégé/Associate Professor Holder of the Professorship in Electronic Government and Digital Cities
    HEC Montreal

Stream F - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Smart Flooding Solutions for Smart Cities

 

By Sinisa Sirovica, Director International Business Development, I. M. Systems Group, Inc 

  • Using satellites, radars and enhanced real time flood modeling to achieve faster and more accurate flood prediction Using mobile technology to improve the speed and accuracy of flood warnings
  • Using GIS mapping techniques and flood plain development controls to avoid flooding of cities infrastructure
  • Using green spaces and constructive measures to retain floodwaters
  • Speaker

    Sinisa "Sacha" Sirovica
    Director of International Business Development
    I. M. Systems Group, Inc.

Stream F - 14.45 - 15.30

Sustainability: Energy and Environmental Solutions for More Sustainable Cities

 

Panel Debate - Energy and Environmental Solutions for More Sustainable Cities

Panel Debate - Energy and Environmental Solutions for More Sustainable Cities

  • What is the role of architecture in building sustainable cities?
  • Areas of potential job growth in the search for smarter energy efficient cities: Does automation always mean increased unemployment?
  • What can we learn from cities already enforcing low carbon emission regulation?
  • How can we engineer technology that empowers society to take an active role in looking after their environment
  • Chair

    James Noakes
    Cabinet Member for City Services
    Liverpool City Council

  • Speaker

    Arjan Luiten
    Innovation Manager & Urban Developer
    BETACITY

  • Speaker

    Tobias Martens
    Senior Project Manager
    XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Speaker

    Ahmed Saidi
    Agence Spatiale Algérienne (ASAL)
    Centre des techniques Spatiales (CTS)

Stream G - 14.00 - 14.30

Keynote Speech - Algerian Investment Context

 

By Mohammed Khelfaoui, General Manager (Tell Markets Spa), Tell Group

  • Speaker

    Mohammed Khelfaoui
    General Manager (Tell Markets Spa)
    Tell Group

Stream G - 14.30 - 14.45

Keynote Speech - Global Smart City Partnership Program of The World Bank

 

By Hyoung Gun Wang, Senior Economist and Head of Smart Cities, World Bank

  • Speaker

    Hyoung Gun Wang
    Senior Economist and Head of Smart Cities
    World Bank

Stream G - 14.45 - 15.00

Keynote Speech - Solving the scalar problem - from living lab to Smart City

 

By Graham Thrower, Head of Infrastructure and Investment, Urban Foresight

 Solving the scalar problem - from living lab to Smart City

 • What do we mean by Smart City infrastructure

• Institutional capacity and fragmented governance

• Finance and investment implications of achieving true Smart City capacity

• Institutional appetite vs solving the problem

• Mapping a way forward

  • Speaker

    Graham Thrower
    Head of Infrastructure and Investment
    Urban Foresight

Stream G - 15.00 - 15.30

Investment and Fintech: Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

 

Panel Discussion - Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

  • Moving from soft funding and grants toward institutional and corporate investment.
  • What combination of existing and new approaches exist to finance smart cities?
  • Will old procurement models need to be updated to meet new realities?
  • What do new partnership models look like as different levels of government, industry and other non-government entities work together?"   
  • Chair

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Strategy and Corporate Finance Consulting Director
    Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Stephania Petit Homme
    CEO
    ACHSO

  • Speaker

    Anthony Nicalo
    Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder
    Finhaven

  • Speaker

    Graham Thrower
    Head of Infrastructure and Investment
    Urban Foresight

  • Speaker

    Rabih Khoury
    Senior Executive
    Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) MEA UAE

Stream H - 14.00 - 14.15

Keynote Speech - Smart City 4.0: City of People

 

By Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer, City of Ghent

  • Evolution from an industry led, technology centered approach to a citizen-centric, future-oriented approach to tackling societal challenges locally
  • Quadruple helix city making in practice: how government, citizens/civil society/commons economy, industry and academia work together to find innovative solutions for future challenges
  • The changing role of the government in city making
  • Speaker

    Karl-Filip Coenegrachts
    Chief Strategy Officer
    City of Ghent

Stream H - 14:15 - 14:30

Keynote Speech - PPP = do do do

 

By Tiina Kaho Executive Director Helsinki Metropolitan Smart and Clean Foundation

  • Turning Helsinki Metropolitan area into world’s best testbed for smart and cleantech solutions and services with unique co-operation between cities, businesses, state, r&d community and the citizens
  • Citizens, cities and businesses are the doers. Smart & Clean is creating cutting edge solutions for urban challenges in mobility, energy, built environment, waste & water, and consumer solutions. Case examples https://smartclean.fi/en/projektit/
  • Turning cilimate change and resource crisis into permanent sustainable business. New technologies and services are tested in different areas of the city. The best ones will be exported to Global cities and will create thriving businesses. Smart & Clean is welcoming the best players to Helsinki, Finland.
  • Speaker

    Tiina Kaho
    Executive Director
    Helsinki Metropolitan Smart and Clean Foundation

Stream H - 14:30 - 14:45

Keynote Speech - What Is A Smart City? ICT in Public City Administration

 

By Ricardo Tavares, CEO, TechPolic, Inc.

•        Key success factors:

  • Governance structures: law, policy, and implementation
  • Public-private partnerships: data and open data
  • Next generation incubators: training and innovation
  • Transportation: the importance of mobility
  • Inequality: dignity and social mobility
  • New ideas and tolerance: openness and the city

 

  • Speaker

    Ricardo Tavares
    CEO
    TechPolis, Inc.

Stream H - 14.45 - 15.30

Governance & PPP: Building Local Support for Public- Private Partnership

 

Panel Discussion -  Building Local Support for Public- Private Partnership 

Governance and PPP: Building Local Support for Public-Private Partnerships

  • Panel Discussion- Building Local Support for Public- Private Partnerships
  • Mechanisms for citizen inclusion and representation during the planning and implementation of new smart city partnerships
  • Challenges in monetising data- How to clearly define terms of use and ensure citizen security
  • Reducing investment risks to both public and private parties when putting together a business 
  • Chair

    Martin Tom-Petersen
    CEO
    Smart Cities Catalyst

  • Speaker

    Mitchell Kosny
    Director (Interim) and Professor of the School of Urban and Regional Planning
    Ryerson University

  • Speaker

    Cameron MacLeod
    Founder/CEO
    Global Civic Innovation Centre

  • Speaker

    Sergio Fernandez De Cordova
    Chairman
    PVBLIC Foundation, P3 SmartCity, Blockchain Commission, Imperative Fund, SmartCities NY

  • Speaker

    Christian Bardon
    President & CEO
    VotreCity Monaco

15.30 - 16.00

Networking Break

 
16.00 - 16.15

Building African Smart Cities

 

By Emery Rubagenga CEO, ROKA Global Resources and President Chambre of Young Entrepreneurs Rwanda

 

  • Speaker

    Emery Rubagenga
    CEO
    ROKA Global Resources

16.15-17.00

Smart City Leaders Panel # 8 Harnessing Technology to Develop Common Urban Goals

 

Citizen Engagement Platforms: Creating value from Smart City Data

Citizen Engagement Platforms: Creating value from Smart City Data

  • Methods for utilising the inter-connected digital world and leveraging citizen input, feedback and engagement through digital platforms such as apps and social media
  • Developing a successful strategy through the application of data and business intelligence to reflect the needs and vision of local communities on a regional scale
  • Leverage existing and emerging technology to encourage citizens, business, public services and government to come up with new ways of organisation, sharing, communication and producing to develop urban dynamism
  • Chair

    Dr. James Shanahan
    CEO
    Duncan & Church Silicon Valley, USA

  • Speaker

    Anca Ralescu
    Professor of Computer Science
    University of Cincinnati

  • Speaker

    Dr. Mazlan Abbas
    Co-Founder & CEO
    FAVORIOT

  • Speaker

    Joachim Schonowski
    Head of Innovation Smart Sustainable Cities
    Telekom Innovation Laboratories and DIN co-chair Smart City Standards Forum

17.00 - 17.30

Smart City Leadership Panel # 9 Next Steps Plenary

 

Leaders from key stakeholder groups discuss the key next steps for the realisation of the potential of Smart Cities in the region: Role of regulation, role of technology, creative new business models, new financing mechanisms, new partnerships

Smart City Leadership Panel # 10 Next Steps Plenary

What are the key next steps for the realisation of the potential of Smart Cities in the region?

Who are the key stakeholders and how can they facilitate mutual co-operation? 

What is the role of regulation, technology, creative new business models, new financing mechanisms, new partnerships? 

What can be achieved in 1, 2, 5 and 10 years? 

 

  • Speaker

    Dr Riad Hartani
    Strategic Technology Adviser
    Smart City Algiers

  • Speaker

    Fatiha Slimani
    Head of Smart City Algiers
    Algeria

  • Speaker

    Didier Nkurikiyimfura
    Head of Technology and Innovation
    Smart Africa Secretariat

  • Speaker

    Emery Rubagenga
    CEO
    ROKA Global Resources

Summit Ends

 
18.15 - 21.00

Algiers Smart City and Historic City Tour