Smart Cities New York Announced Key Speakers for May Event
Smart Cities New York has announced key speakers for the event
This year, SCNY 2018 will bring together a diverse global community of leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and startups to explore the emerging power of cities on the world stage, and the innovations that are transforming the lives of citizens.
Founder and CEO, OVG Real Estate (Amsterdam)
Apart from building what Bloomberg called, “The Smartest Building in the World,” Oostrom has also built a team that is pushing positive social and environmental change by marshalling innovation, technology and sustainable building practices.
CEO, King Abdullah Economic City (Saudi Arabia)
Under Al-Rasheed’s leadership, KAEC developed the first private deep-water container port in the region and attracted more than 120 leading global and regional companies to establish operations in the city. It is now the fastest growing logistics and manufacturing hub in the Middle East.
Founder, Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan)
Stefano Boeri has undertaken and carried out a series of projects dedicated to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism. Among the most known projects: the Vertical Forest in Milan (Awarded with the High Rise Building Award and the CTBUH Award Best Tall Building Worldwide), the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille, the House of the Sea at La Maddalena and Tirana General Local Plan.
Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.
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.
The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.
Achieving zero waste in a community or business requires a group effort. From government leaders, business operators and landlords to architects, designers and residents, participation from all parties is needed in order for waste reduction goals to be set and achieved.
The potential of autonomous vehicles could generate a fundamental shift in our society. Market predictions suggest that by 2025 autonomous vehicles market could be worth $6 billion and a reported estimate of $80 billion has been invested in the entire space during the last 3 years.
The intent of the SWA for TBTC is through system-wide analysis to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life, by identifying, developing, and strengthening transit opportunities’ and resources in rural and urban Oneida County.
The discussion, led by Venture Smarter, focused on improving resilience through the intersection of technology, government, investment, infrastructure and security.
Although the Stanford community is most famously associated with business leaders working on tech-driven entrepreneurial endeavors, this event was tailored for Stanford alumni working in finance, government, and other industries who hold influence in swaying the conversation of what should be the future of cities.
The Buffalo Niagara region is writing a new story — a story about how a "rust belt" region is retooling itself in the 21st century to meet the real challenge of how to live more sustainably in an era of economic and demographic change and environmental uncertainty.