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.
The future of governments in the world are at risk. There is an urgent call for unity, collaboration and innovation in order to take a stand for freedom and human rights. Join former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox as he shares his experience and thoughts about the future of politics.
Around the world, new technologies are opening possibilities to bolster citizen engagement and enable a more fluid and persistent dialogue between citizens and their representatives. Antonio Mugica will talk about how these technologies can help improve the current state of affairs, promote participation, and make elections more secure, transparent and affordable. In 2018 four of the most populated countries in the region will be holding elections –USA, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia; the time is right to discuss the future of democracy in the digital era.
In a world that is evolving at exponential speed, digital transformation is not an option anymore. It is a necessity and the reality of the digital era. This is no different for governments to generate progress and tackle challenges in new ways to create the future society we want to live in. Claudio Muruzabal, President of SAP Latin America and Caribbean will demystify the important role of new technologies in public sector, and the leading factors that make digital governments into more efficient, effective and sustainable organizations.
The natural hazard exposure of Latin America and the Caribbean has made the region a proving ground for innovations in disaster risk management platforms that build resilience against cascading events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods. This panel will consider examples of how innovations have empowered both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response. The role of public private partnerships in deploying such tools will also be considered.
Technology is fundamentally changing the way people view parking. From paying with an app, finding on-street spaces in virtual time, digitizing the world’s parking inventory and interplaying with other Smart City initiatives, technology is dramatically disrupting the industry. By anticipating new trends, the Miami Parking Authority became an early adopter of these technologies, allowing the organization to adapt, become more relevant and resilient in the face of these changes. Today, the Authority leads the industry nationally and globally, as a result of some of these technologies . Please join industry leaders as they distill these and other topics during this breakout session.
Security and risk mitigation are increasingly important in a world where long-term alliances are shifting, cyber threats are rising, trade agreements are being revamped, and uncertainty is approaching an all-time high. Few factors affect this more than our ever-deepening reliance on interconnected system and devices, and the efficiencies and vulnerabilities they create. When a cybercriminal in Minsk steals data from a corporation in Miami, Buenos Aires, or Bogota, how can victims seek redress? When nation-states attack critical assets and infrastructure, how should organizations respond and proactively protect themselves? Do nation-state sponsored cyberattacks constitute an act of war?