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.
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