Title: The path to citizen-centric smart cities. What does the future hold?

Time: On demand

Duration: 1 hour 10 Minutes

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The path to citizen-centric smart cities. What does the future hold?

Our cities are under increasing pressure to do more with less. Single use cases and technological solutions alone are not enough. City transformations need a strategic platform approach that engages key stakeholders and focuses on the needs of their citizens. Data collection, analytics, data privacy regulations and standards play a crucial role in building the smart city of the future.

Topics Covered
  • Why are cities moving to holistic city strategies? What are the benefits of a City as a Platform approach?

  • What are the trends in data collection frameworks, methodologies and data privacy regulations? Implications for smart communities.

  • How has digital transformation changed during COVID-19 in cities and governments across the globe? What are the big trends? Are these changes here to stay?

  • Live Q&A panel: Discussion on best practices and trends in smart communities.

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Suparno Banerjee
Global Head of Government and Cities

Suparno is a recognized thought leader in Smart Cities and Digital Government Transformation and leads Nokia’s Government and Cities business and solution development. He serves on two World Economic Forum panels – the newly formed panel on “Platform Economy and Systems” and the Steering Committee for “The Future of Urbanization”. He is a frequent advisor to policymakers, senior executives and presenter to industry analysts on topics related to smart cities, digital government and the enabling role of technology in complex transformations. He has authored numerous white papers on the topic of urbanization and technology-enabled transformation in government. Suparno holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Dr. Ian Oppermann
Industry Professor at University of Technology Sydney; Chief Data Scientist NSW Department of Customer Service

Ian is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist working within the Department of Customer Service, and Industry Professor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has 27 years’ experience in the ICT sector and has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the digital economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband-enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to six books and co-authored more than 120 papers, which have been cited more than 3500 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University.

Leslie Shannon
Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting

Leslie is based in Silicon Valley and leads a team that analyzes and reports on new technologies and disruptive trends affecting telecommunications players across all aspects of the industry. She is passionate and excited by everything new in the world of technology: 5G, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Visual Analytics, Next-Gen Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and on and on. Leslie is a highly regarded analyst and speaker who brings new strategic insight and introduces successful new paradigms from Silicon Valley to the telecommunications mindset. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in the History of Art from Yale University.

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Barbara Noonan
Head of Government & Cities APAC

Barbara's extensive global career has successfully driven sustainable business value across the Government Sector, Safe Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Clean-Tech, Telecommunications and Software sectors. She passionately believes we all deserve to live in a safer, smarter, more sustainable world and is excited by bringing different stakeholders together and the role that technology plays in achieving this goal. She has won significant public safety broadband projects and collaborated with the Finnish government on innovative, safe smart cities programs to drive adoption of critical communications infrastructure. Based in Singapore, Barbara has an Executive MBA from The National University of Singapore and Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales Australia.