SCEWC 2016 Keynotes

Influencers and innovators from the Smart City community come together to discuss how we can shape the cities of the future.

Ellen
MacArthur
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Parag
Khanna
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Susan
Etlinger
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David
Bollier
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Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and member of the Club of Rome.
Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and remains the UK´s most successful offshore racer ever. Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing in 2009 to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works with education, business and analysis to accelerate the transition to a restorative and regenerative circular economy.
The Fundamental Role of Cities in Catalysing Transition Towards a Circular Economy
November 16th
10:00 – 10:30
Geo-strategic advisor and best-selling author.
The World's Leading Geo-Strategist Parag Khanna is the leading next generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his historic presidential campaign. He is currently a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School in Singapore and director of Hybrid Reality, a global advisory firm.
Why We Need More Connected Cities?
November 16th
16:45 – 17:15
Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst with Altimeter Group, where she focuses on data strategy, analytics and ethical data use.
Susan is recognized as one of the most influential voices in the Big Data industry. Her TED talk on big data has been viewed nearly one million times. Additionally, she is a member of the board of The Big Boulder Initiative, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the successful and ethical use of social data. She is regularly interviewed and asked to speak on data strategy and best practices for business, and has been quoted in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, the BBC and Fast Company.
Artificial Intelligence in the Digital City
November 17th
11:10 – 11:40
An independent American scholar, activist and blogger whose work focuses on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture.
He pursues this work primarily as co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project, and as Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics (US). Bollier has written or edited eight books on the commons, including Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons (2014) and, with co-editor Silke Helfrich, Patterns of Commoning (2015). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and blogs at Bollier.org.
The City as a Commons
November 17th
16:30 - 17:00
Ellen
MacArthur
Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and member of the Club of Rome.
Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and remains the UK´s most successful offshore racer ever. Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing in 2009 to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works with education, business and analysis to accelerate the transition to a restorative and regenerative circular economy.
The Fundamental Role of Cities in Catalysing Transition Towards a Circular Economy
November 16th
10:00 – 10:30
Parag
Khanna
Geo-strategic advisor and best-selling author.
The World's Leading Geo-Strategist Parag Khanna is the leading next generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his historic presidential campaign. He is currently a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School in Singapore and director of Hybrid Reality, a global advisory firm.
Why We Need More Connected Cities?
November 16th
16:45 – 17:15
Susan
Etlinger
Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst with Altimeter Group, where she focuses on data strategy, analytics and ethical data use.
Susan is recognized as one of the most influential voices in the Big Data industry. Her TED talk on big data has been viewed nearly one million times. Additionally, she is a member of the board of The Big Boulder Initiative, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the successful and ethical use of social data. She is regularly interviewed and asked to speak on data strategy and best practices for business, and has been quoted in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, the BBC and Fast Company.
Artificial Intelligence in the Digital City
November 17th
11:10 – 11:40
David
Bollier
An independent American scholar, activist and blogger whose work focuses on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture.
He pursues this work primarily as co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project, and as Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics (US). Bollier has written or edited eight books on the commons, including Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons (2014) and, with co-editor Silke Helfrich, Patterns of Commoning (2015). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and blogs at Bollier.org.
The City as a Commons
November 17th
16:30 - 17:00

Inspirational Talks

Kent
Larson
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David
Harvey
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Director of City Science Initiative and Changing Places Research Group – MIT Media Lab
Kent Larson research is focused on developing urban interventions that enable more entrepreneurial, livable, high-performance districts in cities. Projects include advanced simulation and augmented reality for urban design, transformable micro-housing, mobility-on-demand and living lab.
Towards Entrepreneurial, High-performance, Livable Cities
November 15th
12:45 – 13:15
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography - Graduate Center of the City - University of New York (CUNY)
David Harvey received his PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Harvey has authored many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. He is a proponent of the idea of the right to the city.
Right to the City
November 15th
18:15 – 18:45
Kent
Larson
Director of City Science Initiative and Changing Places Research Group – MIT Media Lab
Kent Larson research is focused on developing urban interventions that enable more entrepreneurial, livable, high-performance districts in cities. Projects include advanced simulation and augmented reality for urban design, transformable micro-housing, mobility-on-demand and living lab.
Towards Entrepreneurial, High-performance, Livable Cities
November 15th
12:45 – 13:15
David
Harvey
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography - Graduate Center of the City - University of New York (CUNY)
David Harvey received his PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Harvey has authored many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. He is a proponent of the idea of the right to the city.
Right to the City
November 15th
18:15 – 18:45

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