Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Teodoro Locsin, Jr. graced the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with TPB Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano, and Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina de Silva of Yugoslavia and Serbia who also serves as the President of Tourism Guild UK. The opening ceremony was also attended by an audience from media, the diplomatic corps, business groups, state officials, and entertainment influencers.
A series of panel discussions and presentations were held in the afternoon, focusing on trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines. Rhonda Binda, Esq., who is the Co-Founder & VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, presented “Smart Cities-Innovation Leading to the Future of the Philippines.”
The panel discussion on “Why Invest in the Philippines” featured Ambassador Teodoro Locsin, Jr. and Ms. Nancy Vailakis, Business Development Director of Augentius — one of the largest independent private equity and real estate administrators with an international office in Pasig City.
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On Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1pm, Venture Smarter’s NYC Leadership Summit will bring together key leaders from across the city, state, and region to focus on the intersection of investment, innovation, and impact in the smart city space.
StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.
Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.
Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.
The second annual Smart Regions Conference invites guests to think BEYOND city limits, beyond bureaucratic silos, beyond party lines, and beyond all of the barriers that hinder the development of smart communities in cities and regions of all sizes.
There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.
The second annual Smart Regions Conference is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.
The Israeli people are using their most plentiful natural resource, their brain power, to fuel advancements in multiple disciplines to ensure a brighter tomorrow for future generations in their own country and for the benefit of all people spanning the globe.
Building smart cities and communities requires interdisciplinary, interagency and multi-jurisdictional coordination. It also requires smart public-private-partnerships, new business and procurement models and collaborative co-creation through applied research and innovation.