The global smart cities revolution represents one of the most innovative, and important responses to the unprecedented challenges that cities face in today’s rapidly urbanizing world.
Smart technologies are fundamentally changing the dynamics of urban life. As we enter the revolution’s second decade, we see that technologies that can reshape cities into more efficient and livable places can also create new tensions in areas such as personal privacy, social equity and justice.
Panel experts focused on both the upsides and downsides of technology-enabled urbanism, informed by their work with cities around the globe.
Cheryl Chung is the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Previously, she worked for years on Singapore’s smart city future strategies and initiatives in the Strategic Policy Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Miguel Gamino is the head of the Global Cities program at MasterCard where he promotes public-private partnerships that drive civic efficiency, inclusivity, equality and ultimately better quality of life. Before joining MasterCard, Miguel led smart city development initiatives in some of the most tech-forward cities in the US, including New York, San Francisco and El Paso.
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft Cities. He works with local leaders to identify community needs and utilize technology to make cities better places to live, learn, work. Previously, he directed the Microsoft Technology Center, a state-of-the-art innovation lab that focused on the application of technology to solve Fortune 500 companies’ most complex business problems.
Moderated by East-West Center President Richard R. Vuylsteke
Recorded at the East-West Center
Aug. 8, 2018