José Quádrio Alves is a Vice President in CGI’s Strategic Industry Consulting. He leads CGI’s Global Future Cities and Regions initiative, addressing multiple industries, sharing CGI’s Future Cities Vision and Best Practices with clients around the world. In doing this, he has been leading the development of innovative consulting tools and methodologies that help cities and regions developing Strategies and Roadmaps for a Sustainable Future.
Topic of Speech: “Smart City Ecosystem and Values”
The presentation will address the importance of ecosystems in the development of smart cities. This will include several items:
· The role of ecosystems in city sustainability – economic, social, environmental
· Innovation and ecosystems
· Ecosystem diversity and geographical reach
· Best practices in setting up and governing ecosystems, learning from the private sector