Morning Keynote, Fireside Chat with Audience Q&A: Scaling the Barcelona Model
A strong focus on data policies and direct democracy helped make Barcelona a global smart cities leader. But how does a locally-focused model get scaled across an entire region? Don’t miss this chance to hear directly from a leader who made it happen.
Daniel Marco, Director General of Innovation & Digital Economy, Government of Catalonia
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Morning Panel & Audience Q&A: Data Governance for the Public Realm
We’ve become accustomed to our data being collected when shopping, sharing, or streaming on our devices. The past two years have taught policymakers that the public may be less comfortable when data are collected as we move around the city. Our experts will discuss how building public trust with transparent data policies is essential to the future of urban tech.
Eric Hovest, National Markets Executive, Accenture Industry X.0
Avner Levin, Director, Privacy & Cyber Crime Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
Moderator: Jennifer Hollett, Award Winning Journalist
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Debate: Why Are We Even Doing This?
On everything from public transit to waste collection, cities have functioned for centuries. Some say smart cities tech is a series of solutions in search of a problem. Others say it is the next step in the evolution of more efficient communities. A top smart cities skeptic meets a top data strategist to hash out if this is all worth it.
Dr. Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering & author of ‘What We Really Need Are Good Dumb Cities’
Bilal Khan, Managing Partner & Head of Data, Deloitte
12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:05 - 1:45 PM
Fireside Chat: How to Do Business with Cities
Cities can be slow-moving, complicated creatures, but landing that big contract can change everything for urban tech companies. Hear insights and expertise from a leader who has sat at both sides of the table.
Alby Bocanegra, Vice President of Urban Tech Partnerships, Mastercard & Former Chief Technology Officer, New York City
Ontario’s innovation ecosystem creates many of the urban tech solutions community leaders are asking for. But are cities doing enough to build the bridge to local entrepreneurs with new solutions? Experts from home and abroad will discuss the ways decision-makers can support the commercialization of local technology.
Mike Tremblay, CEO, Invest Ottawa
Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation & Intergovernmental Services, City of Guelph
Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International
Moderator: Andy Potter, Partner, Deloitte
2:25 - 2:50 PM
Keynote: Designing with Humans in Mind
Transparency, communication and stakeholder engagement. Those are just some of the keys to successfully launching smart cities initiatives. Hear what your city can learn from the experiences of a global expert.
George Karayannis, Executive Director, Panasonic CityNOW Connected and Resilient Communities & Member of City of San Jose’s Smart City Advisory Board
2:55 - 3:30 PM
Panel Discussion : Infrastructure & Investment
Smart buildings. New forms of energy. The Internet of Things. The city of the future is exciting…and expensive. Our experts will discuss how the challenges and opportunities of investing in infrastructure that’s built for the future.
Scott MacDonald, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, McRock Capital
Amar Varma, Co-Founder & COO, Autonomic Inc.
Ian Gallagher, Industry Solutions, Cisco Canada
Cindy Kou, Business Law Associate, Gowling WLG
David Harris Kolada, Venture Partner, Greensoil Investments