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Anthony Townsend
Technology Forecaster and Strategist, Institute for the Future

Dr. Anthony Townsend is a technology forecaster and strategist with the Institute for the Future, an independent non-profit research group based in Palo Alto, California. Anthony's research focus is on the impact of new technology on cities and public institutions. His interests span several inter-related topics: intelligent city development processes, mobility and urbanization, and regional innovation systems and innovation strategy within large organizations. Prior to joining the Institute, Anthony enjoyed a decade-long career in academia, where his research focused on the role of telecommunications in urban development and design. Anthony worked and lived in South Korea on and off between 2001 and 2004, as an urban planning consultant and Fulbright scholar. During this period, he directed several major research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security. He was one of the original founders of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the municipal wireless movement that promotes the use of public-access Wi-Fi in the development of local communities. He has also served on mayoral municipal broadband advisory boards in both New York City and San Francisco. Anthony received a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003.
Assaf Biderman
Associate Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab

Assaf Biderman teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is the Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a research group that explores the "real- time city" by studying the increasing deployment of sensors and networked hand-held electronics, as well as their relationship to the built environment.

At the 2006 Venice Biennale, the group revealed the world's first city-scale dynamic maps, describing the movement of pedestrians, busses, and taxis in real-time. In preparation for the 2009 U.N. Summit on Climate change in Copenhagen, the lab developed a hybrid bicycle wheel which captures the energy of braking to give riders an extra push.

Biderman's work focuses on engaging city administrations and industry members worldwide to explore how pressing issues in urbanization are being impacted by a wave of new distributed technologies, and how these can be harnessed to create a more sustainable future living in urban environments.





Carlo Ratti
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Director, SENSEable City Lab

An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. Ratti has co-authored over 100 scientific papers and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, GAFTA in San Francisco and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year. He has been included in Esquire Magazine's Best and Brightest list and in Blueprint Magazine's 25 People who will Change the World of Design. Ratti recently served as the inaugural Innovator in Residence in Queensland, Australia
Joseph Paradiso
Assiciate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Director of Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab

Joseph Paradiso is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception. In addition, he co-directs the Things That Think Consortium, a group of industry sponsors and Media Lab researchers who explore the extreme fringe of embedded computation, communication, and sensing.

After two years developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors.

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Joseph Paradiso
Assiciate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Director of Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab

Joseph Paradiso is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception. In addition, he co-directs the Things That Think Consortium, a group of industry sponsors and Media Lab researchers who explore the extreme fringe of embedded computation, communication, and sensing.

After two years developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors.

He joined the Media Lab in 1994, where his current research interests include embedded sensing systems and sensor networks, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management for embedded sensors, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, localization systems, passive and RFID sensor architectures, human-computer interfaces, and interactive media. He has authored 200 articles and technical reports on topics ranging from computer music to power scavenging.

After receiving a BS in electrical engineering and physics summa cum laude from Tufts University, Paradiso became a K.T. Compton fellow at the Lab for Nuclear Science at MIT, receiving his PhD in physics there for research conducted at CERN in Geneva.

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Jonathan F.P. Rose
Founder & President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan F.P. Rose's business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm currently manages over $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities.

The company's mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm draws on its human capital, financial depth and real estate expertise to create highly integrated solutions to real estate challenges.The firm's work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only housing, but also civic, cultural, educational and infrastructure open space.

A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The NewYorkTimes and was recently profiled in e2, a PBS series on sustainable development.

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Jonathan F.P. Rose
Founder & President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan F.P. Rose's business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm currently manages over $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities.

The company's mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm draws on its human capital, financial depth and real estate expertise to create highly integrated solutions to real estate challenges.The firm's work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only housing, but also civic, cultural, educational and infrastructure open space.

A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The NewYorkTimes and was recently profiled in e2, a PBS series on sustainable development.

The firm's innovative development, planning, investment, new construction, conversion and historic preservation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose is a Trustee of several organizations including: the Urban Land Institute (and was a founding co-chair of its committee on Climate, Energy and Land Use); the Natural Resources Defense Council; and vice chair of Enterprise Community Partners. He serves on the leadership councils of theYale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, and chairs the Trust for Public Land's National Real Estate Council. He also chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation's first green transit plan.

Mr. Rose also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the American Museum of Natural History, and is a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose, where he leads the Climate, Mind and Behavior program.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

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Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor, NYU
Co- Founder, Planetary ONE and Terreform ONE

Dr. Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism. He is a Co-Founder at Planetary ONE+ Terreform ONE. He earned a Ph.D. at MIT, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University. Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and previously was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto. Earlier, he was faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He has been awarded fellowships at Moshe Safdie and Assoc., and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. Currently, he is a 2011 TED Senior Fellow. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel and Infiniti Excellence Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007, Compacted Car w/ MIT Smart Cities. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report. Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for "The Future of the Environment" in 2010.



Nicola Villa
Senior Director Internet Business Solutions Group, Global Director Urban Innovation team, Cisco


Nicola Villa is a senior director working in Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Nicola is the Global Director of the Urban Innovation team, focusing on Cisco's innovation strategy for the global Smart+Connected Communities program. Prior to that, Nicola managed Cisco's Connected Urban Development program. The program was part of the commitment Cisco provided to the Clinton Global Initiative, and it aimed at developing innovative ICT & Broadband solutions in large metropolitan areas to stimulate CO2 emissions reductions.

Nicola is also an Executive member of Cisco China's Board as well as of Cisco's Global Smart+Connected Communties Board. He is also an advisor to Metropolis, the global network of metropolitan regions, through its Partnership for Urban Innovation commission.

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Nicola Villa
Senior Director Internet Business Solutions Group, Global Director Urban Innovation team, Cisco


Nicola Villa is a senior director working in Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Nicola is the Global Director of the Urban Innovation team, focusing on Cisco's innovation strategy for the global Smart+Connected Communities program. Prior to that, Nicola managed Cisco's Connected Urban Development program. The program was part of the commitment Cisco provided to the Clinton Global Initiative, and it aimed at developing innovative ICT & Broadband solutions in large metropolitan areas to stimulate CO2 emissions reductions.

Nicola is also an Executive member of Cisco China's Board as well as of Cisco's Global Smart+Connected Communties Board. He is also an advisor to Metropolis, the global network of metropolitan regions, through its Partnership for Urban Innovation commission.

Prior to this, Nicola worked as Head of Local Government and Broadband within Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, being in charge of activities across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Nicola has a strong focus on Innovation policy and is collaborating with central government agencies, often at Cabinet level, in supporting the creation of national Innovation & ICT strategies, as well as national Broadband strategies. He also supported a number of municipal governments across the world who are launching innovative broadband government programs.

Mr. Villa is an Italian national who has been living in the UK and in the Netherlands for several years. He studied Business Economics at the Universita' Cattolica in Milan and at the Brighton University in the UK. He wrote his thesis on Industrial Economics, analyzing the effects of Technical standardization policies on the Internet and on the GSM telephony markets.

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Nancy Odendaal
Senior Lecturer in City and Regional Planning, University of Cape Town

Nancy Odendaal is currently Senior Lecturer in City and Regional Planning in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Prior to that she was a researcher with the African Centre for Cities at UCT where she was responsible for the coordination of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), a peer-to-peer network of planning schools in mostly Anglophone Africa. This entailed the management of two Rockefeller Foundation-funded projects: one on curricula reform and the other on case research. Nancy completed her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010 where she interrogated the relationship between Information and Communication Technology and urban transformation. This was the culmination of a 5-year research project, funded by the South African National Research Foundation through a Thuthuka Grant for emerging researchers. Her other research and teaching interests include metropolitan planning, planning theory and infrastructural transitions in cities of the Global South.

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Nancy Odendaal
Senior Lecturer in City and Regional Planning, University of Cape Town

Nancy Odendaal is currently Senior Lecturer in City and Regional Planning in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Prior to that she was a researcher with the African Centre for Cities at UCT where she was responsible for the coordination of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), a peer-to-peer network of planning schools in mostly Anglophone Africa. This entailed the management of two Rockefeller Foundation-funded projects: one on curricula reform and the other on case research. Nancy completed her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010 where she interrogated the relationship between Information and Communication Technology and urban transformation. This was the culmination of a 5-year research project, funded by the South African National Research Foundation through a Thuthuka Grant for emerging researchers. Her other research and teaching interests include metropolitan planning, planning theory and infrastructural transitions in cities of the Global South.

In addition to her academic work she has done commissioned research on planning and transformation, land use management and planning standards. Her professional work has exposed her to the many nuances of the South African planning landscape having consulted to a number of government departments on various aspects of spatial development planning. Nancy's early career was spent developing expertise in geographic information systems and other technical tools of planning which included working for 5 years on the Cato Manor Development Project, an award-winning European Union funded integrated urban development project.

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Peter Ong Boon Kwee 王文辉
Head of Civil Service Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary (Special Duties)
Prime Minister's Office Permanent Secretary
National Security and Intelligence Co-ordination

Mr Peter Ong Boon Kwee was born in Singapore. He was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to pursue his Bachelor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, Australia and graduated with first class honours. He graduated top of his Masters in Business Administration class from Stanford University, USA in 1993 as Henry Ford II and Arjay Miller Scholar.

Mr Ong was appointed as Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister's Office and Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Co- ordination), in addition to his appointment as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, to which he was appointed on 1 October 2009. On 1 October 2008, he was concurrently appointed as the 2nd Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, while still holding the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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Peter Ong Boon Kwee 王文辉
Head of Civil Service Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary (Special Duties)
Prime Minister's Office Permanent Secretary
National Security and Intelligence Co-ordination

Mr Peter Ong Boon Kwee was born in Singapore. He was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to pursue his Bachelor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, Australia and graduated with first class honours. He graduated top of his Masters in Business Administration class from Stanford University, USA in 1993 as Henry Ford II and Arjay Miller Scholar.

Mr Ong was appointed as Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister's Office and Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Co- ordination), in addition to his appointment as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, to which he was appointed on 1 October 2009. On 1 October 2008, he was concurrently appointed as the 2nd Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, while still holding the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

In his capacity as Head of Civil Service, he provides leadership to build a first-class Public Service for Singapore. As Permanent Secretary (Finance), he oversees the Ministry's central role in managing public finances and ensures the Government's budgetary objectives and policies are achieved. As Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Co-ordination), he oversees the planning, development and coordination of national security policy and intelligence issues.

He currently sits on the Boards of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Directorship and Consultancy Appointments Council, National Research Foundation and Singapore Telecommunications Limited. He is also Chairman of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and Deputy Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship and Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund. [Click to view less]
Sakia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008) and A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007). She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard University Press). Forthcoming is the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). Recent edited books are Deciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and Digital Formations: New Architectures for Global Order (Princeton University Press 2005). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.

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Sakia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008) and A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007). She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard University Press). Forthcoming is the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). Recent edited books are Deciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and Digital Formations: New Architectures for Global Order (Princeton University Press 2005). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.

For UNESCO she organized a five-year project on sustainable human settlement with a network of researchers and activists in over 30 countries; it is published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers) [http://www.eolss.net ]. The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001. Her books are translated into twenty-one languages. She has received several honors and awards, most recently a doctor honoris causa from each Delft University (Netherlands), DePaul University (USA), and Universite de Poitiers (France). She serves on several editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Cities, and chaired the Information Technology and International Cooperation Committee of the Social Science Research Council (USA). She has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde, Newsweek International, among others, and contributes regularly to www.OpenDemocracy.net and www.HuffingtonPost.com.

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Simon GIles
Partner, Accenture


Simon is Accenture's global lead for Smart Technology Strategy and is currently advising the World Economic Forum on its Smart Grid initiative (a global public/private partnership to improve the sustainability of urban environments) and Energy Efficiency. He has been working with government and utility leaders to demonstrate how 'smart' utility infrastructure, distributed renewables and low carbon transport technologies are converging to offer possibilities for a more sustainable set of municipal services. As Accenture's Intelligent Cities Strategy lead he has been working with clients to define and implement intelligent infrastructure strategies in the new build and retrofit environment. He is currently working on issues related to financing of Intelligent Cities Projects, Commercial and Digital Masterplanning, City Sustainability Measurement and Reporting and Opendata models and the Urban Operating System.







Martin Fleming
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM


Martin Fleming - an economist and strategist - is Vice President, Business Performance Services, IBM Corp.

Martin has overall responsibility for improving IBM business performance with a focus on sales productivity, acquisition performance, and improving operational leverage in support of achieving IBM's 2015 financial goals.

Previously, Martin led IBM's Smarter Planet strategy development and execution with a focus on energy, climate change, and Smarter Cities. Martin has also led IBM's Emerging Business Opportunity program, supporting innovation within IBM and its clients where new business models are evolving; new players are entering and challenging industry structure; and innovation is crucial for differentiation.

Martin has also led IBM's Global Sales and Distribution's strategy and planning activities and led IBM's strategy development and implementation for IBM's global business partner community.

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Martin Fleming
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM


Martin Fleming - an economist and strategist - is Vice President, Business Performance Services, IBM Corp.

Martin has overall responsibility for improving IBM business performance with a focus on sales productivity, acquisition performance, and improving operational leverage in support of achieving IBM's 2015 financial goals.

Previously, Martin led IBM's Smarter Planet strategy development and execution with a focus on energy, climate change, and Smarter Cities. Martin has also led IBM's Emerging Business Opportunity program, supporting innovation within IBM and its clients where new business models are evolving; new players are entering and challenging industry structure; and innovation is crucial for differentiation.

Martin has also led IBM's Global Sales and Distribution's strategy and planning activities and led IBM's strategy development and implementation for IBM's global business partner community.

Prior to joining IBM, Martin was a Principal Consultant and the technology practice leader at Abt Associates, Cambridge Massachusetts. He was also Vice President, Strategy for Reed-Elsevier, Inc., the Anglo-Dutch information company. Martin began his professional career at the System Dynamics Group, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His work has been published in a number of professional journals and other publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Martin holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a B.S. cum laude in Mathematics from Lowell Technological Institute.

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Nicholas Negroponte
Founder & Chairman, OLPC


Nicholas is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association. He is currently on leave from MIT, where he was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Laboratory, and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology. A graduate of MIT, Nicholas was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. Conceived in 1980, the Media Laboratory opened its doors in 1985. He is also author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. In the private sector, Nicholas serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc. and as general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment. He has provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine.



Gianluca Salvatori
President and CEO of Manifattura domani

In 2009 Gianluca Salvatori was appointed President and Ceo of Manifattura domani, a company established by Trentino's government with the mission of re-developing an old industrial site to host an "innovation hub" on green and clean technologies. Project Manifattura, a green innovation cluster, aims to create a space in which to experiment, create, and exchange knowledge and innovation methods in the environmental and energy sectors. Young professionals and new companies offering energy or environmental technologies and services can grow using Manifattura's offices and production facilities and networking friendly spaces.

Since 2009 he is also Ceo of Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises established in 2008 by Cooperatives Europe, Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione, Università di Trento, Provincia autonoma di Trento and Fondazione Caritro. Euricse's mission is to promote knowledge development and innovation for the field of cooperatives, social enterprises and other nonprofit organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. The Institute aims to deepen the understanding of these types of organizations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively.

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Gianluca Salvatori
Senior Enterprise Fellow, School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Essex

In 2009 Gianluca Salvatori was appointed President and Ceo of Manifattura domani, a company established by Trentino's government with the mission of re-developing an old industrial site to host an "innovation hub" on green and clean technologies. Project Manifattura, a green innovation cluster, aims to create a space in which to experiment, create, and exchange knowledge and innovation methods in the environmental and energy sectors. Young professionals and new companies offering energy or environmental technologies and services can grow using Manifattura's offices and production facilities and networking friendly spaces.

Since 2009 he is also Ceo of Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises established in 2008 by Cooperatives Europe, Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione, Università di Trento, Provincia autonoma di Trento and Fondazione Caritro. Euricse's mission is to promote knowledge development and innovation for the field of cooperatives, social enterprises and other nonprofit organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. The Institute aims to deepen the understanding of these types of organizations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively.

From 2003 to 2008 he was Commissioner of the Autonomous Province of Trento in charge of research and innovation, internationalization, territorial pacts, relationships with EU Commission. In this role he promoted a major legislative and organizational reform of the research and innovation sector. He promoted also several initiatives in the area of clean tech, as the Italian Green Building Council and the "Habitech" cluster of green companies. He sponsored and actively supported, as chair of the Advisory Board, the set up of OECD Trento Center on Local Development, the Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI), and the MIT-FBK Green Home Alliance. He was actively involved in the start-up team of the Trento Festival of Economics, a major national event on economic topics.

From 2002 to 2003 he worked at the Trento Chamber of Commerce, setting up the Office for internationalization (SPRINT TRENTINO) and acting as director of the study office.

From 1993 to 2001 he has been manager of an Italian leading research centre, working mainly on ICT, material science and microsystems. In this role he was responsible for setting up the technology transfer office, the international relationships office, and he was in charge for institutional affairs. From 1999 to 2001 he was appointed General Secretary of the Institute.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Strategic Advisor, Citigroup
Visiting Lecturer, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Engineering Systems Division


Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM in May of 2007 after a 37 year career with the company, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry, and organizing appropriate activities in and outside IBM in order to capitalize on them. He led a number of IBM's companywide initiatives including the Internet and e-business, supercomputing, Linux, and Grid computing. He continues to consult for IBM on major new market strategies like Cloud Computing and Smart Planet.

In March of 2008, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger joined Citigroup as Strategic Advisor, helping with innovation and technology initiatives across the company. He is helping to formulate Citigroup initiatives related the future of global banking, including mobile banking, Internet-based financial services, and financial systems modeling and analysis.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Strategic Advisor, Citigroup


Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM in May of 2007 after a 37 year career with the company, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry, and organizing appropriate activities in and outside IBM in order to capitalize on them. He led a number of IBM's companywide initiatives including the Internet and e-business, supercomputing, Linux, and Grid computing. He continues to consult for IBM on major new market strategies like Cloud Computing and Smart Planet.

In March of 2008, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger joined Citigroup as Strategic Advisor, helping with innovation and technology initiatives across the company. He is helping to formulate Citigroup initiatives related the future of global banking, including mobile banking, Internet-based financial services, and financial systems modeling and analysis.

He is Visiting Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Engineering Systems Division, Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School, and Senior Fellow at the Levin Institute of the State University of New York. He is a member of the InnoCentive Advisory Board, the Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations Board, the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. He was co-chair of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as a founding member of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is a former member of the University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratories, of the Board of Overseers for Fermilab and of BP's Technology Advisory Council. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A native of Cuba, he was named the 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year.

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

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Rich Friedrich
Director, Strategy and Open Innovation Office
HP Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard Company


Rich Friedrich is the Director of the Strategy and Open Innovation Office in HP Labs. Leading a global team, he is responsible for applying Open Innovation to amplify and accelerate research investments and technology transfer. In his strategic role he is responsible for research investments in nano-technology, exascale computing, cyber security, information analytics, cloud computing, 3-D immersive interaction, sustainability, social computing and commercial digital printing. HP's Open Innovation Research Program is recognized as the only global, open, competitive innovation program that has established deep and impactful research collaborations between industry and academia. Recent successes include awards to 61 professors in 46 institutions in 12 countries.

Previously Friedrich directed the Enterprise Systems and Software Lab at HP Labs. The team's research focused on ambitious next-generation enterprise computing and management systems and invented distinctive cloud computing mechanisms that provide IT infrastructure and enterprise services on demand as well novel technologies that reduce data center power consumption by over 40%. These innovative results – demonstrated with the first cloud rendering service used by DreamWorks to render the movie Shrek 2 – reduced the total cost of ownership for HP customers while improving flexibility by automating IT operations for trusted, virtualized data centers.

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Rich Friedrich
Director, Strategy and Open Innovation Office
HP Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard Company


Rich Friedrich is the Director of the Strategy and Open Innovation Office in HP Labs. Leading a global team, he is responsible for applying Open Innovation to amplify and accelerate research investments and technology transfer. In his strategic role he is responsible for research investments in nano-technology, exascale computing, cyber security, information analytics, cloud computing, 3-D immersive interaction, sustainability, social computing and commercial digital printing. HP's Open Innovation Research Program is recognized as the only global, open, competitive innovation program that has established deep and impactful research collaborations between industry and academia. Recent successes include awards to 61 professors in 46 institutions in 12 countries.

Previously Friedrich directed the Enterprise Systems and Software Lab at HP Labs. The team's research focused on ambitious next-generation enterprise computing and management systems and invented distinctive cloud computing mechanisms that provide IT infrastructure and enterprise services on demand as well novel technologies that reduce data center power consumption by over 40%. These innovative results – demonstrated with the first cloud rendering service used by DreamWorks to render the movie Shrek 2 – reduced the total cost of ownership for HP customers while improving flexibility by automating IT operations for trusted, virtualized data centers.

A member of HP's Customer Technical Advisory Board, he regularly meets with CIOs and CTOs from the Global 1000 to discuss the future of IT. He is an active participant in government-industry-university partnerships through such groups as the US National Academies Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. He has participated on many scientific program committees, is on the board of advisors for four major universities including the University of Illinois and the University of California San Diego, published extensively (his top five publications have been cited 640+ times), and is a co-inventor on fifteen patents. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Adèle Naudé Santos
Dean
Professor,
Department of Architecture and
Department of Urban Studies and Planning


Adèle Naudé Santos is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Prior to that she was professor at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design where her academic focus was the design of housing environments.

Professor Santos has an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London. She also received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University as well as a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Adèle Naudé Santos
Dean
Professor,
Department of Architecture and
Department of Urban Studies and Planning


Adèle Naudé Santos is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Prior to that she was professor at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design where her academic focus was the design of housing environments.

Professor Santos has an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London. She also received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University as well as a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her academic work, she is principal architect in the San Francisco-based firm, Santos Prescott and Associates. Her architectural and planning projects include affordable and luxury housing and institutional buildings in Africa: South Africa, Swaziland, and Botswana; affordable housing in California and Japan; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; the Center for the Arts at Albright College, Reading, PA; the Yerba Buena Gardens Children's Center in San Francisco; City Links, A Vision Plan for San Diego. She is currently working in Guatemala on a children's center, and has several projects under construction in China.

Dean Santos has received housing awards and honors including the 2009 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. She has won numerous competitions for projects including the Perris Civic Center (CA), three facilities at Arts Park (CA), the Affordable Prototypical Multi-Family Housing for Franklin/LaBrea in Los Angeles, and Penn Children's Center (PA).

She has been the P.I. at MIT for a two year study for Sekisui House, Japan, on sustainable urban housing and community 2050.

She holds N.C.A.R.B. Certification, is a registered architect in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and is a Member of the Pennsylvania Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, and the Architect's Registration Council, UK.

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Clara Lejeune Gaymard
GE International Vice-President for Government Strategy and Sales
GE France National Executive


Having been appointed City initiative Leader since August 2010, Clara Gaymard has confirmed both her noteworthy work as GE International Vice-President for Government Strategy and Sales & as GE France National Executive, successfully implementing the accuracy of her strategic vision about government relations and public sector procurements. Before this appointment Clara had been the executive of North-West Europe Region since October 2008.

Alongside this new position Clara Gaymard is still covering her CEO role for GE in France. Since she has been managing GE in France, Clara has succeeded in triggering a better consistent strategy for the different businesses, has dramatically boosted the sales and has favored a comprehensive visibility for the company among decision makers, influencers, and towards public opinion.

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Clara Lejeune Gaymard
Counselor to the State Audit Office


Having been appointed City initiative Leader since August 2010, Clara Gaymard has confirmed both her noteworthy work as GE International Vice-President for Government Strategy and Sales & as GE France National Executive, successfully implementing the accuracy of her strategic vision about government relations and public sector procurements. Before this appointment Clara had been the executive of North-West Europe Region since October 2008.

Alongside this new position Clara Gaymard is still covering her CEO role for GE in France. Since she has been managing GE in France, Clara has succeeded in triggering a better consistent strategy for the different businesses, has dramatically boosted the sales and has favored a comprehensive visibility for the company among decision makers, influencers, and towards public opinion.

Prior to joining GE, Clara Gaymard achieved an outstanding career within the French administration. After she completed her ENA degree, Clara joined the State Audit Office as an auditor, then as a counsellor. From 1991 to 2003, she held several positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, had been focusing on SME investment and economic development as a deputy director.

In 2006, her appointment as Ambassador, President of Invest In France Agency (AFII) was a conclusive crossroads. Heading the Agency, Clara Gaymard was been bringing to a more accurate and actual focus into the issues of innovation and private-public collaboration to favour the economic prosperity.

Having reached the personal goals she expected as a public server, Clara Gaymard seized the opportunity to implement the vision she drew up. Far from disrupting with her previous position, she pursued her public-private crossed vocation as the National Executive of GE in France, then as GE International Vice-President for Government Strategy and Sales.

Besides her career, Clara Gaymard is passionately involved in social debate and action. As the founder and member of the Fondation Jérôme Lejeune, she dedicates to genetic and intellectual diseases research. She is also a daring personality committed to genders equality. Clara is 50, she is married with Hervé, and has nine children.

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Michael Batty
Bartlett Professor of Planning
Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London


Michael Batty runs the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. He was Director of the NSF National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1990 to 1995 and from 1979 until 1990, Professor of City and Regional Planning in the University of Cardiff. His research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, where he has published many books and articles. His book Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2010. He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B. He holds an ERC Advanced Grant which supports a wide array of research on the application of complexity theory, network science, and morphology to the modelling of cities. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2001, awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2004 for 'services to geography', and in 2009, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).



Beatríz Lara Bartolomé
Chief Innovation Officer
BBVA


Beatríz Lara Bartolomé joined BBVA in 2006 as Director of Strategy and Innovation in theTechnology and Operations area. Since 2010, she´s Chief Innovation Officer.

Degree in Physics Science at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) in 1986 and complemented it by doing a Financial Program in Harvard Business School and PDG (a MBA for senior executives) from the IESE. She started her professional career at Audiovisión Ibérica working as New Developments and Quality Manager.

Her professional trajectory includes roles as Director of GSM Network Deployment for AT&T Network Systems, Director of New Market Operators and Director of Strategic Marketing in Ericsson Spain and Director of Mobile Communication Markets for Alcatel in Spain and LatAm.

Currently guest speaker for international events and innovation networks.

She´s spanish, married and mother of a girl.
Mark Spelman
Global Head of Strategy, Accenture


Mark is an international businessman with considerable knowledge and experience of the global energy markets and the low carbon economy. He leads Accenture's Global Strategy practice and runs the company's global macro economic and political think-tank called the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He is responsible for the firm's strategic relationship with the World Economic Forum (WEF); he is a regular participant and session leader at Davos and the WEF regional summits and a member of WEF's Global Advisory Council on Competitiveness.

At Accenture Mark has almost two decades of experience working at board level in senior management and business strategy positions. Mark's client work over the past decade has centred on working with boards of major corporations on large-scale transformational change programmes across multiple business units and geographies. He is currently working with a number of multinationals and non for profit organisations on restructuring their global operating models. He is actively involved in Accenture's research programmes – current topics include globalisation, operating models, innovation and smart cities.

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Mark Spelman
Global Head of Strategy, Accenture


Mark is an international businessman with considerable knowledge and experience of the global energy markets and the low carbon economy. He leads Accenture's Global Strategy practice and runs the company's global macro economic and political think-tank called the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He is responsible for the firm's strategic relationship with the World Economic Forum (WEF); he is a regular participant and session leader at Davos and the WEF regional summits and a member of WEF's Global Advisory Council on Competitiveness.

At Accenture Mark has almost two decades of experience working at board level in senior management and business strategy positions. Mark's client work over the past decade has centred on working with boards of major corporations on large-scale transformational change programmes across multiple business units and geographies. He is currently working with a number of multinationals and non for profit organisations on restructuring their global operating models. He is actively involved in Accenture's research programmes – current topics include globalisation, operating models, innovation and smart cities.

Mark is currently the Vice Chairman of AmCham's (American Chamber of Commerce) Executive Council based in Brussels. He leads a group of senior directors responsible for the European operations of companies of American parentage – including Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, Dow, Honeywell, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and UTC. The group is proactively consulted by the Commission, EU member states and MEPs for its advice on EU policies and EU-US economic relationships.

Mark is interviewed regularly, as a leading global expert on a wide variety of macroeconomic and global competitiveness issues ranging from energy, emerging markets, innovation and sustainability. He has appeared on a range of high profile media outlets such as the BBC's flagship news programme Newsnight and is regularly quoted in a wide variety of tier one print media such as the Financial Times and The Economist. He is the sponsor of Accenture's point of view on globalisation – Multi Polar World – he has co-authored in April 2008 an article in the Harvard Business Review on "The Tourist Time Bomb". Mark has an MA in Economics from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

He is a regular speaker and session chairman; his recent WEF roles include:
- WEF Cancun December 2010 - session leader on Technology transfer
- WEF Dubai November 2010 - member of Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness
- WEF China September 2010 - speaker on Accelerating successful Smart Grid pilots
- WEF Latin America April 2010 - speaker on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness
- Davos January 2010 - session leader on Smart grids from Emerging industry to Mainstream
- Davos January 2010 - session leader with Dan Shapiro on Future of the Mediterranean Region

Other 2010 roles have included:
- WBCSD Cancun December 2010 – session leader on Unlocking Solutions at the Business Day
- WBCSD Shanghai November 2010 – moderator of Annual Meeting on the Green Race
- Critical Eye London October 2010 – keynote speaker on Agile growth in Uncertain times
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid October 2010 – keynote speaker on The Rise of the Multi Polar World
- Mexican Government Dialogues Mexico September 2010 – speaker on the role of Regulators and Utilities in Energy Efficiency and Access
- CeBiT Hannover March 2010 - session leader on eSkills for the Future Competitiveness of Europe
- ADC Summit Melbourne March 2010 - key note speaker on the Future of Australian cities
- WBCSD Montreux March 2010 - session leader with Yvo de Boer on the Future of Global Governance

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Stefan Köhler
Mayor of Friedrichshafen


Stefan Köhler was born on April 9, 1960 in Munich, and is currently married with two children. He studied economic and social geography of urban development, cartography, and ecology at the University of Technology of Munich from 1981 to 1987. He served as the scientific assistant at the Institute for Urban Development and Area Planning of the University of Karlsruhe between 1987 and 1992. He recieved his PhD in Engineering, and wrote his dissertation on the topic of "Interdependencies between Telecommunication and Passenger Transport". Mr. Köhler was the Deputy to the Association Director of the Regional Association Heilbronn-Franken from 1992 to 1998, Association Director of the Regional Association Bodensee-Oberschwaben from 1998 to 2008 and the first Mayor of the City of Friedrichshafen as municipal elected official since August 23, 2008.

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Stefan Köhler
Mayor of Friedrichshafen


Stefan Köhler was born on April 9, 1960 in Munich, and is currently married with two children. He studied economic and social geography of urban development, cartography, and ecology at the University of Technology of Munich from 1981 to 1987. He served as the scientific assistant at the Institute for Urban Development and Area Planning of the University of Karlsruhe between 1987 and 1992. He recieved his PhD in Engineering, and wrote his dissertation on the topic of "Interdependencies between Telecommunication and Passenger Transport". Mr. Köhler was the Deputy to the Association Director of the Regional Association Heilbronn-Franken from 1992 to 1998, Association Director of the Regional Association Bodensee-Oberschwaben from 1998 to 2008 and the first Mayor of the City of Friedrichshafen as municipal elected official since August 23, 2008.

Mr. Köhler's major honorary posts/appointments include being the Director of the "Städtische Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH" (Municipal Housing Association) of the City of Friedrichshafen, Member of the Supervisory Board of the "Flughafen Friedrichshafen mbH" (Airport Friedrichshafen), "Technische Werke Friedrichshafen mbH" (power supply company), and "Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Bodensee mbH" (Association for Business Development at Lake Constance). He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the "Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Bahn" (Lake Constance, Upper Swabia railroad), Vice Chairman and member of the Advisory Board for regional development of the German Bundestag (German Parliament) during its 17th parliamentary term from 2010 – 2014, Ordinary member of the "Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL)" (German Academy for Urban and Regional Spacial Planning) since 2009, Ordinary member of the "Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL)" (Academy for Area Research and Planning) since 2004, and President of "CIPRA-Deutschland" (International Committee for the Protection of the Alps) since 2000 (re-elected three times).

Mr. Stefan Köhler has produced approximately 70 publications as editor of books or author of articles in anthologies or trade journals.

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Michael Batty
Bartlett Professor of Planning
Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London


Michael Batty runs the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. He was Director of the NSF National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1990 to 1995 and from 1979 until 1990, Professor of City and Regional Planning in the University of Cardiff. His research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, where he has published many books and articles. His book Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2010. He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B. He holds an ERC Advanced Grant which supports a wide array of research on the application of complexity theory, network science, and morphology to the modelling of cities. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2001, awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2004 for 'services to geography', and in 2009, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).



Simon Willis
Vice President, World Wide Public Sector
Internet Business Solutions Group
Cisco


Simon Willis is vice president of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). IBSG works with many of the world's leading companies and governments to help them become more effective through changed business processes and intelligent technology deployment. Willis came to Cisco after 15 years of work in government and e-business. He has held various senior management and policy positions in the UK government including private secretary to Minister of State, head of operational reform at the Department of Social Security, head of pensions equalization and Chief Executive of a national disability agency. He ran the Financial Crime Branch at the UK Treasury and also headed numerous UK delegations to the EU, UN and OECD. After leaving government he worked for a large systems integrator where he worked mainly on transformational ebusiness projects in the financial services area.

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Simon Willis
Vice President, World Wide Public Sector
Internet Business Solutions Group
Cisco


Simon Willis is vice president of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). IBSG works with many of the world's leading companies and governments to help them become more effective through changed business processes and intelligent technology deployment. Willis came to Cisco after 15 years of work in government and e-business. He has held various senior management and policy positions in the UK government including private secretary to Minister of State, head of operational reform at the Department of Social Security, head of pensions equalization and Chief Executive of a national disability agency. He ran the Financial Crime Branch at the UK Treasury and also headed numerous UK delegations to the EU, UN and OECD. After leaving government he worked for a large systems integrator where he worked mainly on transformational ebusiness projects in the financial services area.

Simon's focus is on managing and further building a global team that can work as trusted advisors to senior levels of large public sector organizations where transformation is imminent or there is the potential for ground breaking projects likely to be emulated by others. The Internet Business Solutions Group does not charge its customers. The group's current engagements include Governments of US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Australia, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Simon is an Australian who has a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Balliol College Oxford. He is married and has four children.

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Carol Coletta
President, Coletta & Company


Carol Coletta is president of Coletta & Company, a consulting firm leading the start-up of a new initiative for creative placemaking across America. For the past six years, she was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities.

She served as executive director of the Mayors' Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. For ten years, she was the host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show Smart City.

Carol was a Knight Fellow in Community Building for 2003 at the University of Miami School of Architecture. In 2010, she was named Honorary Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. She is a highly sought after speaker on the success formula for cities and creative communities and is frequently interviewed as an expert on urban issues by national media.

In 2008 she was named one of the world's 50 most important urban experts by a leading European think tank. Most recently, she was named the recipient of the Lambda Alpha International 2009 International Journalism Award for her work with CEOs for Cities and Smart City Radio, and as one of the top 50 urban thinkers of all time by readers of PLANetizen.com.
Eric Paulos
Director, Living Environments Lab
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University


Eric Paulos is the Director of the Living Environments Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with courtesy faculty appointments in the Robotics Institute within the School of Computer Science and in the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously he was Senior Research Scientist at Intel in Berkeley, California where he founded the Urban Atmospheres research group - challenged to employ innovative methods to explore urban life and the future fabric of emerging technologies across public urban landscapes. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media.

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Eric Paulos
Director, Living Environments Lab
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University


Eric Paulos is the Director of the Living Environments Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with courtesy faculty appointments in the Robotics Institute within the School of Computer Science and in the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously he was Senior Research Scientist at Intel in Berkeley, California where he founded the Urban Atmospheres research group - challenged to employ innovative methods to explore urban life and the future fabric of emerging technologies across public urban landscapes. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media.

Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where he helped launch a new robotic industry by developing some of the first internet tele-operated robots including Space Browsing helium filled blimps and Personal Roving Presence devices (PRoPs). Eric is also the founder and director of the Experimental Interaction Unit and a frequent collaborator with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories.

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Adam Bly
Founder and CEO, Seed Media Group


Adam Bly founded Seed, ScienceBlogs, and Visualizing.org, and is the editor of "Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society" (HarperCollins). He has lectured at the World Economic Forum, The Museum of Modern Art, Harvard, MIT, The Royal Society, and the State Department on the future of science and its role in society. In 2007, Adam was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He began his career at the age of 16 as the youngest guest researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, where he spent three years studying the biochemistry of cancer. He now lives in New York.





Pedro Miranda
Corporate Vice President
Head of Corporate Development Siemens One
Siemens AG


Pedro Miranda is currently the Corporate Vice President, Head of Corporate Development Siemens One, Siemens AG. He was born on May 3, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal and attended college at Purdue University in Indiana, graduating with a degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering. He also participated Executive Management Programs at the Krannert School of Management, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal and MCE – Management Centre Europe in Brussels.

In 1981, Mr. Miranda joined the General Motors Corporation as Production Engineer. Two years later he joined the Siemens SA, Portugal, ASI Group, Fa. Seixal, Portugal and IBGR Regensburg, as Production Engineering Manager of low voltage miniature circuit breakers. In 1986 he became the Factory General Manager, in 1993 the Engineering and Sales Manager and in 1998 he became the Head of Engineering and Sales. In 2008 Mr. Miranda became the Industry Sector CEO and member of the CEC, and in 2009 be he became the Corporate Vice President, Head of Corporate Development.

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Pedro Miranda
Corporate Vice President
Head of Corporate Development Siemens One
Siemens AG


Pedro Miranda is currently the Corporate Vice President, Head of Corporate Development Siemens One, Siemens AG. He was born on May 3, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal and attended college at Purdue University in Indiana, graduating with a degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering. He also participated Executive Management Programs at the Krannert School of Management, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal and MCE – Management Centre Europe in Brussels.

In 1981, Mr. Miranda joined the General Motors Corporation as Production Engineer. Two years later he joined the Siemens SA, Portugal, ASI Group, Fa. Seixal, Portugal and IBGR Regensburg, as Production Engineering Manager of low voltage miniature circuit breakers. In 1986 he became the Factory General Manager, in 1993 the Engineering and Sales Manager and in 1998 he became the Head of Engineering and Sales. In 2008 Mr. Miranda became the Industry Sector CEO and member of the CEC, and in 2009 be he became the Corporate Vice President, Head of Corporate Development.

Pedro Miranda's professional memberships include Proforum (Association for Engineering Development), ANIMEE (Portuguese Association of Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers), Purdue University President ́s Council, USA, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, German Chapter, IEEE – Power & Energy Society (PES), IEEE – Industry Applications Society (IAS), and IEEE – Standards Association (SA).

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Charles Kalmanek
Vice President, Networking & Services Research
AT&T Labs


Charles R. Kalmanek is Vice President of Networking & Services Research in AT&T Labs. He manages research in algorithms, networking, optical and wireless systems, speech and language understanding, machine learning, multimedia technologies, human-computer interfaces, mobile applications and converged services. His lab is currently working on technologies and applications ranging from optical transmission and application performance optimization, to speech services and remote health monitoring.

Chuck joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1980. He has a broad background in computer science and electrical engineering, and has worked in a variety of areas including network management, voice over IP (VoIP), content distribution networks, and application services. Early in his career, Chuck designed hardware and integrated circuits, and worked on packet switch and host interface design.

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Charles Kalmanek
Vice President, Networking & Services Research
AT&T Labs


Charles R. Kalmanek is Vice President of Networking & Services Research in AT&T Labs. He manages research in algorithms, networking, optical and wireless systems, speech and language understanding, machine learning, multimedia technologies, human-computer interfaces, mobile applications and converged services. His lab is currently working on technologies and applications ranging from optical transmission and application performance optimization, to speech services and remote health monitoring.

Chuck joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1980. He has a broad background in computer science and electrical engineering, and has worked in a variety of areas including network management, voice over IP (VoIP), content distribution networks, and application services. Early in his career, Chuck designed hardware and integrated circuits, and worked on packet switch and host interface design.

Chuck received a B.S. degree from Cornell University in Applied and Engineering Physics and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University and New York University, respectively. He is a recipient of AT&T's Strategic Patent and Strategic Standards awards. Chuck is a former co-chair of the IEEE Internet Technical Committee. Chuck was a co-editor of a book entitled Guide to Reliable Internet Services and Applications that was published by Springer in 2010. He is a member of the ECE Board of Advisors at Rutgers University, and is AT&T's technical representative on the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group.

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Daniel Obodovski
Director of Business Development, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT)


Daniel leads business development for gps-related machine-to-machine technologies at Qualcomm. Most recently, Daniel was responsible for commercializing Qualcomm inGeo™ dedicated location tracking platform. Prior to that, Daniel has been leading multiple Qualcomm m2m & LBS activities, which included running a national accounts team for Qualcomm Omnitracs business. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Daniel was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Motorola Europe, working with European wireless carriers on multiple wireless data applications initiatives. Native of Moscow, Russia, Daniel holds a Master's Degree in International business from the Moore School of Business / University of South Carolina and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.







John Frazer
Head of School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
International Research Co-coordiantor, Gehry Technologies, Digital Practice Ecosystem


John Hamilton Frazer holds the Chair of Design Science at Queensland University of Technology where he is the Director of the Centre for Complex Urban Systems Design. He pioneered the development of intelligent and interactive building design systems and evolutionary design computation and founded and directed the award winning Autographics software development company. He trained as an architect at the independent Architectural Association in London and started his career as a lecturer at Cambridge University and then the Architectural Association. He was Head of School and Professor at the University of Ulster before moving to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he was Swire Chair Professor and Head of School of Design. He was then appointed as International Research Co-ordinator for the Gehry Technologies Digital Practice Ecosystem. He holds honorary Professorships from the Universities of Dalian, Fudan and Shandong in China as well as being a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Salford and Brighton. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow the Chartered Society of Designers. His first book, An Evolutionary Architecture, 1995, is regarded as the seminal work in the field.

Johan Minnie
Director of Information Management, Housing Development Agency, Republic of South Africa

Johan Minnie grew up in South Africa, and has completed his Higher Education Diploma, then achieved his BA (Bachelor of Arts degree), a BA (Honors) in Demography and finished his Master Degree in Information Science at the University of Pretoria

Publications (through various media):
  • The Impact of Leadership Principles in Creating an Implemented and Sustained Knowledge Management Environment.
  • The Role of Information Services in Housing Delivery: Past, Present and Considerations for the Future
  • Using Information to Implement the Habitat Agenda
  • Housing Atlases: Spatial Perspectives on Investment Potential and a Informal Settlement Atlas

He has been a teacher, demographer and information manager that specialises in using information strategically. At an operational level he has developed various control and decision support systems for the last 20 years. He has operated and work closely with various Housing and Human Settlement politicians in the housing and human settlement environment.

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Johan Minnie

Johan Minnie grew up in South Africa, and has completed his Higher Education Diploma, then achieved his BA (Bachelor of Arts degree), a BA (Honors) in Demography and finished his Master Degree in Information Science at the University of Pretoria

Publications (through various media):
  • The Impact of Leadership Principles in Creating an Implemented and Sustained Knowledge Management Environment.
  • The Role of Information Services in Housing Delivery: Past, Present and Considerations for the Future
  • Using Information to Implement the Habitat Agenda
  • Housing Atlases: Spatial Perspectives on Investment Potential and a Informal Settlement Atlas

He has been a teacher, demographer and information manager that specialises in using information strategically. At an operational level he has developed various control and decision support systems for the last 20 years. He has operated and work closely with various Housing and Human Settlement politicians in the housing and human settlement environment.

Under his leadership various information products has been established, released and are being used: from Migration studies. Business Management Information Systems and Portals, Collaboration systems, Operational Systems (subsidy administrative information , financial information and verifications of personal details); Subsidy Risk Control Management System, GIS and Reporting Systems and launched a Housing Needs Register / Demand Data Base.

Lately his focus is turned towards the identification of well located, strategic and habitable land and landed properties.

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Martin J. Chávez
Executive Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA


Martin J. Chávez, three-term former mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Executive Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the nation's leading advocate for more than 600 local governments on climate change and sustainability. He is based in ICLEI USA's Washington D.C. Executive Office and assumed his position on March 1, 2010.

Chávez leads the growing national movement of U.S. cities, towns, and counties that are taking action to combat climate change, save energy, create green jobs, and improve the quality of life of residents and their communities. He directs ICLEI USA's ongoing efforts to empower these local governments with the proven tools, resources, and expertise necessary to be successful and achieve their sustainability goals. Known for his passion and unremitting commitment to clean energy and the environment, Chávez has garnered worldwide recognition for his accomplished work on climate and sustainability during his twelve years as Albuquerque mayor. He received the World Leadership Award for Water and Utilities (London) 2006, the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Award (first place) 2007, the EPA Climate Protection Award (first place) 2008, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/Siemens Sustainability Award 2008 and the Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year Award/Association of Energy Engineers 2008, among several others.

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Martin J. Chávez
Executive Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA.
Washington, D.C.


Martin J. Chávez, three-term former mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Executive Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the nation's leading advocate for more than 600 local governments on climate change and sustainability. He is based in ICLEI USA's Washington D.C. Executive Office and assumed his position on March 1, 2010.

Chávez leads the growing national movement of U.S. cities, towns, and counties that are taking action to combat climate change, save energy, create green jobs, and improve the quality of life of residents and their communities. He directs ICLEI USA's ongoing efforts to empower these local governments with the proven tools, resources, and expertise necessary to be successful and achieve their sustainability goals. Known for his passion and unremitting commitment to clean energy and the environment, Chávez has garnered worldwide recognition for his accomplished work on climate and sustainability during his twelve years as Albuquerque mayor. He received the World Leadership Award for Water and Utilities (London) 2006, the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Award (first place) 2007, the EPA Climate Protection Award (first place) 2008, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/Siemens Sustainability Award 2008 and the Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year Award/Association of Energy Engineers 2008, among several others.

Prior to becoming its Executive Director, Chávez was a member of the ICLEI USA Board of Directors and of the worldwide ICLEI Executive Committee. He also served as a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), chaired the Urban Water Council, and was co-chair of USCM's Climate Change Task Force, which involved lectures around the country and in France and Mexico. He was one of 4 mayors who served as an advisor to Newsweek Magazine on green initiatives.

Chávez is the current Chair of the Advisory Board for the Center for Green Schools at the U.S.Green Building Council, a member of the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities Advisory Committee and a member of the Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests Task Force led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the New York Restoration Project. He recently joined renowned polar explorer and environmentalist, Sir Robert Swan, on an eye-opening expedition to explore the effects of climate change on the Antarctica. Chávez visited the remnants of the Larsen Ice Shelf known as "Larsen B;" once an ice shelf larger than the state of Rhode Island, which disintegrated over a three-week period in 2002 as a result of global warming.

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Bruce Schaller
Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability
New York City Department of Transportation


Bruce Schaller is Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability at the New York City Department of Transportation. He oversees agency planning, design and implementation of the transportation elements in Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC for 2030, and key elements of DOT's Sustainable Streets Strategic Plan, including its bus rapid transit, parking and curb management, public space, street design, urban art, freight mobility and clean fuel initiatives. Mr. Schaller previously worked for MTA New York City Transit, several New York City agencies and as an independent transportation policy consultant.





Mathieu Lefevre
Executive Director, The New Cities Foundation


Mathieu Lefevre is the Executive Director of the New Cities Foundation, a Geneva-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in the 21st-century global city with a focus on fast-growing economies in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Foundation performs a unique role in developing new models of collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors. In this role, Mathieu takes the lead in the development and growth of the Foundation and runs its day to day operations.

Previously, Mathieu worked for the World Bank in the area of governance partly in Africa and later as a political officer with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, serving in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Mathieu is a graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the London School of Economics. He is a citizen of France and the United States and speaks several languages. Mathieu has published articles in The Economist magazine, the Foundation for Strategic Research, the French Almanac of International Relations and the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

Zazie Schafer Nencetti
Deputy Director, Global Pulse Initiative, United Nations


Zazie Schafer Nencetti is the Deputy Director of the Global Pulse initiative (www.unglobalpulse.org), a special initiative by the UN Secretary-General. The Global Pulse initiative was launched in September 2009 to develop a global monitoring system to detect – in real-time – the early impacts of slow-onset crises on poor and vulnerable populations. Global Pulse will – among other data streams – explore how populations' digital "data exhaust" could be used to flag early signs of vulnerabilities. The mission of Global Pulse is to provide an innovation laboratory within which to explore how this new data can complement existing systems for crisis monitoring.

Prior to joining the Global Pulse initiative, held the position of First Officer in the UN Secretary-General's cabinet. She also worked with the Prime Ministers of Norway, Pakistan and Mozambique on a Panel to reform the UN's development, humanitarian and environment structures. Zazie has been with the United Nations for the past twelve years both at its New York Headquarters and in several field postings, including many years in North Africa. Zazie has a degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies and degrees in Arabic and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom.
Dennis Frenchman
Leventhal Professor of Urban Design and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Dennis Frenchman is the Leventhal Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT, where he is former director of City Design and Development and chair of the Masters in City Planning program. He is also on the faculty of the Center for Real Estate. He has taught and practiced extensively in Asia, Europe, and South America and served as External Advisor on urban livability to the President of the World Bank. He is also a registered architect, and founding principal of ICON architecture in Boston an international architecture and urban design firm.

Dennis Frenchman's practice and research focuses on the transformation of cities. He is an expert on the application of digital technology to city design and has designed large-scale technology driven developments including Seoul Digital Media City in Korea, the Digital Mile in Zaragoza, Spain, and Media City: UK. He has a particular interest in the redevelopment of industrial sites and has prepared plans for the renewal of textile mill towns, canals, rail corridors, steels mills, coal and oil fields, shipyards and ports, including many of national historical significance. Currently he is leading an MIT research effort to develop new models for clean energy urbanization in China, sponsored by the Energy Foundation.
Skylar Tibbits
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, MIT


Skylar Tibbits is a trained Architect and Computer Scientist who's research focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures in our physical environment. Skylar graduated from Philadelphia University with a 5 yr. Bachelor of Architecture degree and minor in experimental computation. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design + Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science.

Skylar is currently a lecturer in MIT's Department of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT's Media Lab. Skylar has been named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine's 2008 Design Issue and was recently awarded a TED2011 fellowship. Previously, he has worked at a number of design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, SKIII Space Variations and Point b Design. Skylar has exhibited work at a number of venues around the world including: the Guggenheim Museum NY and the Beijing Biennale, lectured at MoMA and SEED Media Group's MIND08 Conference, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute for Computational Design in Stuttgart and The Center for Architecture NY. He has been published in numerous articles and built large-scale installations around the world from Paris, Calgary, NY to Frankfurt and MIT. As a guest critic, Skylar has visited a range of schools from the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Skylar has collaborated with a number of influential people including: Neil Gershenfeld and The Center for Bits and Atoms, Erik and Marty Demaine at MIT and Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY. In 2007, Skylar Tibbits and Marc Fornes co-curated Scriptedbypurpose, the first exhibition focused exclusively on scripted processes within design.
Amy K. Glasmeier
Head of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT


Dr. Glasmeier holds a professional masters and PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. In spring 2009, she became the Department Head of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She simultaneously serves as a professor of economic geography and regional planning. She has two books on policies to develop and expand technology industries. Her book, Manufacturing Time: Global Competition in the World Watch industry, 1750-2000, provides considerable perspective on how different modes of industrial organization and varieties of capitalism yield varying levels of competitive success of national systems of industrialization. In addition, she has written two books focused on the special development problems of rural areas and has worked closely with academics and policy makers around the country to fashion programs designed to assist in formulating sustainable development strategies for rural areas. Her most recent book, published fall 2005 by Routledge Press, An Atlas of Poverty in America: One Nation, Pulling Apart 1960-2003 examines the experience of people and places in poverty since the 1960s, looks across the last four decades at poverty in America and recounts the history of poverty policy since the 1940s. She is finishing up a project on the spatial location of wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. With a Freedom Of Information request, Glasmeier acquired data that allows her to map the location of health care services and the soldier's home of record. She hopes this research will help draw attention to the particular difficulties of soldiers seeking health care while living in rural areas.
Bill Oates
Chief Information Officer
City of Boston


Bill Oates is the Chief information Officer for the City of Boston, Massachusetts. Oates was named to the Cabinet level position by Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino in June of 2006. As CIO, Oates is charged with spearheading the City's technology initiatives and is responsible for the delivery of IT services in support of the various city functions.

Prior to joining the City, Oates served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Based in White Plains, NY, Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. Named CIO in June, 2000, Bill was responsible for delivery of the Company's global information technology services.

A graduate of Boston College, Oates is also an attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received his JD from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was awarded his LL.M in Global Technology Law in 2005. In 1996, Oates was inducted into the hospitality industry's "Technology Hall of Fame" for his vision in applying technology to the business.

Mr. Oates is based at Boston's City Hall. A native of the Boston area, Bill is married with two children.
Per Als
Chief Transport Executive of City of Copenhagen


Per Als is Chief Transport Executive of Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark, and thus in charge of comprenhensive transport planing and development of public transport including Metro, bus and light rail.

Before this he was Partner in the Management Consulting Company A-2 Ltd in Copenhagen. 2001-2007 he was Director of Operations and Development in the Copenhagen Metro (Orestad Development Corporation). From 1990 to 2001, he was the Deputy Managing Director and Director of Finance of Copenhagen Transport, and from 1983 to 1990, he was Economic Council in the Ministry of Transport.

He obtained a Masters in PA/Economics at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA, as well as a Masters in Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Per Als has been very active in international cooperation in Public Transport. He has been Chairman of the Transport Economics Commission and Policy Board member of UITP, the international organisation for Urban Public Transport. Per Als has been in charge of numerous conferences and studies on primarily organisational and contractual issues, and has made presentations at UITP Word Congresses and APTA bi-annual National Conferences on these issues.
Karoline Amalie Steen
Chief of International Affairs, City of Copenhagen


Karoline Amalie Steen is Chief of International Affairs at The City of Copenhagen, Denmark. Karoline has been in charge of several large events in Copenhagen including Climate Summit for Mayors in December 2009 during COP15.

Before her employment in the municipality, Karoline has worked as a consultant at Conseil d'Analyse Economique and at the European Commission, Cabinet of Environmental Commissoner Bjerregaard.

She holds a Masters degree from Keele University, International Relations and is educated from The University of Copenhagen in Political Science and International Relations.





John Horn
National Director for M2M, T-Mobile


As national director for M2M at T-Mobile, John Horn focuses on developing the company's M2M program and is working with its European partners on M2M programs that can be supported in the U.S. and Europe. John also developed and managed Indirect Distribution for the California launch, and helped to build the VAR program into a successful third-party channel at T-Mobile. During his tenure, T-Mobile has experienced 100% year-over year growth in M2M connections for the last four years. In 2007, Mr. Horn was named an M2M Pioneer by M2M Magazine, as have many members of his team.

Previous to T-Mobile, John has served as a Manager, Director and VP of other telecom companies for over 20 years. He has managed direct and indirect distribution models in both the business and consumer channels. John earned a degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis.




Lorenza Martínez Trigueros
Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce of the Mexican Ministry of Economics


Lorenza Martínez Trigueros is currently Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce of the Mexican Ministry of Economics. Among her responsibilities are the proposal and coordination of public policies aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the country's productive sectors, strengthening the domestic markets and promoting foreign commerce.

Previously, she was Head of the Insurance, Pensions and Social Security Unit of the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. She was in charge of formulating and implementing public policies aimed at promoting the development of the insurance and pensions markets. Furthermore, it was her responsibility to analyze and suggest improvements to the country's social security system, as well as to coordinate the Mexican Government's catastrophic risk management strategy.

Before that, she was a faculty member of the Economics Department at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and Director of Economic Studies at the Central Bank of Mexico. She has specialized in International Economics, Industrial Organization, and the analysis of Mexican financial markets. Her research work has been published by MIT Press, Brookings Papers of Economic Activity, and Journal of Development Economics, among others. She received her BA in Economics from ITAM and her Ph.D. from MIT.