Santiago Garces

Chief Information Officer | City of Boston Boston, United States of America
Santiago Garces


Santiago Garces grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. As Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Boston, a member of Mayor Michelle Wu's Cabinet leading Innovation and Technology. Santi has previously held positions as CIO in South Bend and Pittsburgh.


Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

CIOs Shaping Technology Initiatives at the City Level

Christina Yan Zhang
Christina Yan Zhang The Metaverse Institute CEO Chair
Santiago Garces
Santiago Garces City of Boston Chief Information Officer Speaker
Theo Blackwell
Theo Blackwell City of London Chief Digital Officer Speaker
Nicole Coughlin
Nicole Coughlin Town of Cary Chief Information Officer Speaker

#City Platforms, #Connectivity, #Metropolitan Governance, #Policy-making

08-11-2023 14:45 08-11-2023 15:15 Europe/Madrid CIOs Shaping Technology Initiatives at the City Level

How are urban Chief Information Officers spearheading tech revolutions? Cities' CIOs are at the forefront of urban innovation, shaping digital projects and policies to create smarter, more connected cities. This session, will explore how their strategies and initiatives are transforming city living. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for urban innovation and connectivity?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
Wed 8 14:45h - 15:15h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Open Innovation Procurement Challenges

Jordi Aguasca
Jordi Aguasca ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness Catalan Government Technological Transformation and Disruption Unit Director Master of Ceremonies
Paul Barreveld
Paul Barreveld ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness Catalan Government Managing Director Moderator
Carla Canal
Carla Canal Barcelona city council International Cooperation Officer - Policy Coherence for Development Speaker
Jip Lenssen
Jip Lenssen EURADA Project officer Speaker
Hiroyuki Suzuki
Hiroyuki Suzuki ATR - Advance Telecommunications Research Institute International Executive Vice President, Representative Director Speaker
Steven Parkes
Steven Parkes Welsh Government (Innovation Team) Challenge-Led Innovation Projects Manager Speaker
Elena López
Elena López Ticbiomed Project Manager Speaker
Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari ANCI Toscana Consultant Speaker
Santiago Garces
Santiago Garces City of Boston Chief Information Officer Speaker
Larry Yuen
Larry Yuen Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the government of HKSAR Engineer/Innovation Speaker
Maria Mercedes Nogueras
Maria Mercedes Nogueras AQuAS Innovation Project Manager Speaker
Geoffroy Boulard
Geoffroy Boulard Greater Paris Metropolitan Region Vice-président de la Métropole du Grand Paris Speaker

#Alliances, #Collaboration, #Multilevel Governance, #Open Government, #PPP, #Public Procurement, #Regional Development

08-11-2023 12:45 08-11-2023 13:30 Europe/Madrid Open Innovation Procurement Challenges

In this session different public entities will present their demands formulated within a process of Innovation Procurement. They will present their projects that will end up in a call for tenders to buy a solution that does not yet exist on the market, that is why they are public innovation procurements. If you are a solution provider, you are interested in this session to know about these opportunities.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
Wed 8 12:45h - 13:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central