eGOV brings together government officials, urban planners, and others from North America, Latin America and Europe. They come with a shared goal—to transform their urban communities into smart cities through the power of innovative technology. The Government Innovation Summit provides an ideal platform for public-private partnerships. The possibilities for innovation and collaboration in this field are immeasurable.
On Monday, the eGov Stage is where you can find riveting sessions featuring leaders from the public and private sector.
What should we do, as individuals and countries, to be more creative and thrive in the innovation economy? What should countries do to produce world-class innovators like Steve Jobs? To explore these questions, award-winning journalist Andres Oppenheimer went to Silicon Valley and other top innovation centers and interviewed one of the world’s most successful innovators.
Among others, Oppenheimer tells the story of Pep Guardiola, the coach who led Barcelona’s soccer team to its most glorious seasons; chef Gaston Acurio, who transformed Peruvian food into an engine of economic growth in his country; Bre Pettis, the American entrepreneur who revolutionized the 3D printing industry; Salman Khan, the teacher who created the ground-breaking Khan Academy free online education website, and Sir Richard Branson, the British music and airline tycoon whose Virgin Galactic company is venturing into the space tourism industry.
From these personal stories, with his usual clarity and insightful style, Oppenheimer arrives at a series of specific suggestions n how you can succeed in the knowledge economy, no matter where you live.
Medellin, has been recognized as one of the most innovative cities in Latin America. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how Medellin has embraced technological changes as part of their innovation policies and how the Fastrack Institute has contributed.
Imagine to have a smart water network providing excellent services with energy efficiency for the citizens. SAP and Pro Lagos developed in 2016 the solution called Smart Water Network. Pro Lagos is part of AEGEA group. AEGEA Engineering manages assets through its dealerships in 8 states of the country. The company acts as manager of public concessions operating in all processes of the full cycle of water supply, collection and treatment of sewage in 44 cities reaching 3 million citizens. Pro Lagos is responsible for the water supply of the lake region in Rio de Janeiro’s cities guaranteeing water supply for Buzio’s Population in a more efficient way using SAP Leonardo technology. The solution consists on a proactive decision engine that intends to help the operators ensure quality water supply for the population in a smarter and much more effective way. Based on historical data, the team modeled the customer scenario into machine learning applications using concepts such as neural networks and time series forecast. The system is able to predict critical situations, suggest on how to solve them and allow the operator to simulate the impacts of the suggested actions in the system and then perform the changes needed.
Adriana & Gustavo Cisneros discuss with Aryeh Bourkoff, founder of LionTree, their remarkable track record launching and growing businesses in the region.
With over 90 years of history, Cisneros is one of the strongest and longest standing conglomerates in the region. Characterized by making early and meaningful bets, launching Pepsi-Cola, DirectTV, and AOL in Latin America, to name a few, and pioneering in the TV broadcast business throughout the region. Cisneros continues to evolve, making big inroads in Media, the Internet, and Real Estate.
Gustavo and Adriana Cisneros, the Group's Chairman and CEO, respectively will discuss new trends, lessons learned and share key insights into running family businesses, moderated by Aryeh Bourkoff, founder and CEO of LionTree, a leading independent merchant bank with a focus on Telecoms-Media-Technology. Mr. Bourkoff's LionTree is widely known for being trusted M&A advisors to Liberty Global, Charter Communications and Verizon Communications, among many others.
The session would cover how Miami-Dade and AT&T are utilizing the resources of the private and public sector to create an ecosystem that adds value to the citizens, municipalities, and businesses it serves. Panel discussions will focus on how both organizations work together to create a safer, more sustainable county while bridging the digital divide.
E-government’ can be broadly understood as the strategic adoption of Information and Communication Technologies by federal, national and local governments & agencies to make their public mission to serve citizens more efficient and effective. But e-government solutions can also introduce significant risks by opening up citizens' data to new threats. How can we hit the sweet spot between rapid adoption of ICTs by the public sector, ensuring the appropriate levels of security, privacy and safety for e-government services, and making sure our citizens' trust in their governments does not (completely) evaporate?
Presented by: ClearSky
From floods to droughts, climate change is wreaking havoc on cities around the globe. Coastal areas, home to 1 billion of the planets population, are particularly vulnerable as we wade into the new normal of rising sea levels and shrinking coastlines. Join our experts for a deep dive into this reality and discover how cities are girding their infrastructure and marshalling their human capital at an international, national and local level to prepare for the known, unknowns that await them.
Presented by :Baker McKenzie