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Wednesday, September 7 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Afternoon Talks: Global Perspectives on Future Cities LIMITED

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Description:  Join us as world leaders in Smart City civic innovations share stories of the digital transformation in their cities.  How have world innovation leaders like San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, and Stavanger, Norway tackled urban sustainability, competitiveness, and growth with new technologies, innovative policies, and public-private partnerships.

The first half will feature keynote presentations and second half a panel discussion with Q&A with the audience.   



2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Keynotes hosted by:  Mr. Kamran Saddique, City Innovate Foundation

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Smart Dubai Office
"Towards Becoming The Happiest City on Earth"

Mr. Cheow Hoe Chan, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
"Smart Nation: a practical approach"

Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø, Stavanger, Norway
"From Energy Capital to Smart City Front-Runner"

Mr. Mickey McManus, MAYA Design
"From Citizen Maker to Infinite Citizen"



3:15 - 3:45 pm

BREAK



3:45 - 5:00 pm

Panel: The Transformative Power of Technology and the Driving Force of Data

Moderated by:  Mr. Mickey McManus, MAYA Design

Mr. Cheow Hoe Chan, Government Chief Information Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Mr. Haruyuki Seki, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kobe

Ms. Tone Grindland, Head of Economic Development, Stavanger

Mr. Thomas Sichelkow, Gate 21, Copenhagen

Moderators
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Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, City Innovate Foundation
Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. As chairman of Re:Imagine Group, Peter shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities. He has led the development of Urban Prototyping, a global movement that engages citizens in the co-creation and co-planning of their cities. Hirshberg is an advisor the Department of Labor’s Makership workforce... Read More →
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Mickey McManus

Chairman, Principal, MAYA Design
Mickey McManus is a research fellow at Autodesk in the Office of the CTO, and Principal & Chairman of the board at MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds nine patents in the area of connected products, vehicles and services, and spearheaded the launch of MAYA's Pervasive... Read More →
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Kamran Saddique

Executive Director, City Innovate Foundation
Kamran co-founded City Innovate in Dubai and San Francisco in 2013, and headquartered the company to San Francisco in 2014. Much of Kamran’s professional experience is in financial engineering around new technology ventures, especially smart city initiatives. Previously, he served as a Partner and Co-Founder to Inside Investor, a media and venture capital firm. Prior to that he served as an investment advisor to a company owned by one of... Read More →

Speakers
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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city. | | Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked as Assistant Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of... Read More →
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Cheow Hoe Chan

Government Chief Information Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Mr Chan Cheow Hoe is the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office) of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) since 1 April 2014. As the Government CIO, Cheow Hoe will oversee Singapore Government’s central information technology systems and infrastructure, and drive the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and... Read More →
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Tone Grindland

Head of Economic Development, City of Stavanger
Ms Tone Grindland – a driving force in the region regarding smart city development. As head of Economic development in Stavanger she has a particular focus on public / private cooperation as a key to innovation, business development and internationalization. She has formerly worked with Greater Stavanger Economic, The Stavanger Region European Office and the Red Cross, is a political scientist with university education from five... Read More →
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Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø

Mayor, City of Stavanger, Norway
Christine Sagen Helgø has been the mayor of Stavanger since the regional election of October 2011, representing the Conservative Party of Norway, Høyre (re-elected in 2015) Christine Sagen Helgø has seen sixteen years of Stavanger's politics. She has a law degree from the University of Bergen. She is chair of the board of the Greater Stavanger Economic development and the Port of Stavanger. In the 2014-2016 term she served as... Read More →
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Hal Seki

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kobe
Hal Seki is a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for the City of Kobe. In this role he leads the development of open innovation process in Kobe city. Since Kobe city started accelerating startups as city’s program, he helps to make the program and forming a community of entrepreneurs. He is also running Data Academy program inspired by Data Academy SF. It is the series of workshops for city staffs to build up data literacies. Besides of CINO... Read More →
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Thomas Sichelkow

International Smart City Business Development Mana, Gate 21
International Smart City Business Development Manager at Gate 21, Copenhagen, helping Danish and Swedish companies, municipalities and their respective governments develop Living Labs and Smart City solutions and creating opportunities abroad. | | Previously Thomas was Head of development of Vinge - Denmarks biggest Urban Development. Vinge is a green field development, with focus on creating the city of the future. This has involved development... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Banatao Auditorium UC Berkeley