Registration and Breakfast
Governing Innovation: Cities
The increasing availability of data provides new opportunities for urban studies but also presents multiple challenges: Who collects this data? Who owns this data? Who benefits from this data? In this panel we will hear from Mayors coming from different continents.
Session 1: Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles promise to have a dramatic impact on urban life. Autonomous vehicles bring together artificial intelligence, computer vision, robotics, and other breakthrough innovations that are reshaping vehicles as well as urban infrastructures. This session explores how the world’s mobility challenges will increasingly be met with silicon rather than asphalt.
Session 2: Urban Sensing
Cities are data factories. Enormous amounts of data are generated from various sources, every day. Portable sensors, with high accuracy and embedded communication technologies, have become available and affordable. With them, collections of spatiotemporal datasets of urban phenomena—from air quality to biological markers found in sewage—can empower advanced analytics and technical solutions for local governments and urban planners.
Governing Innovation: Education
Technological transformations require that we all engage in broader discussions involving multiple stakeholders. This session explores innovative approaches in education, and how they will lead to transformations in the way we build an innovative society. In this session we will be joined by the presidents and high officials of several universities.
Session 3: Urban Biometrics
Cameras carried by people and deployed in private and public spaces create an abundance of visual data, personal health monitors and self-tracking devices that measure the pulse of the city, as well as clothing and building materials embedded with sensors to respond to the environment: all these technologies collect data that, combined with artificial intelligence, give us new opportunities to analyze urban phenomena, in what we call urban biometrics.
Governing Innovation: Technology
Underlying current urban transformations is technological innovation. Cities are sociotechnical artifacts that foster economic and social transformations in a global scale. But these transformations communities differently. How can we leverage the creative power of cities to foster economic development and technological innovation while engaging multiple social groups? Entrepreneurs and technology managers will join us in this debate.