Ferrovial Services in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

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Ferrovial Services is a global partner in the 2016 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress – one of the largest forums on city innovation in the world– which will be held in Barcelona on 15, 16 and 17 November. Ferrovial Services’ Centre of Excellence for Cities, which develops and implements innovative programmes, solutions and models for the provision of urban services, is in charge of the company’s participation in the Congress.At its stand B204, Ferrovial Services will be showcasing, amongst other initiatives, a selection of collaborative innovation programmes – such as Sheffield Smart Lab, Santander City Lab, Revive and Changify –; a robotic system to help street cleaners; and Ferrovial Services’ Catalogue of Innovative Solutions.The Ferrovial Services and ICEX Urban Solutions Programme award will be presented on 16th November by Íñigo Jodra, Director of Ferrovial’s Centre of Excellence for Cities, and Francisco Javier Garzón, Executive Director of ICEX. The programme has awarded the prize to the initiative presented by the company Thaumat, a system based on wearable technology for improving workplace safety through a virtual electromagnetic barrier.

Ferrovial Services Keynote Speeches

  • 16/11: Ricardo López de Haro, Director for Local Administrations in Madrid for Ferrovial Services Spain, will give a talk on “ Public-private-people partnerships and new forms of collaboration”, together with Almudena del Rosal, Deputy Director for Entrepreneurial Participation in Madrid Town Council, to explain how Ferrovial Services is currently working together with the Madrid Town Council to improve city services through innovation. Also present at the talk will be Miquel Rodríguez, Manager of the IESE Public-Private Sector Research Centre; Paul Copping, Smart Cities Advisor; Isaac Martín, ICEX General Director; and Craig Driver, VP, Public Private Partnerships at Mastercard.
  • 16/11: Mark Saunders, UK Projects Director for Ferrovial Services’ Centre of Excellence for Cities,  will participate in “ Scaling up social innovation through living labs”, to provide an overview of our experience on the issue in the UK, with examples such as the Sheffield Smart Lab or Changify programmes. He will be accompanied by, amongst others, Artur Serra, Vice President at ENOLL (European Network of Living Labs); Wim De Kinderen, International Project Manager at Brainport Eindhoven EU Office; Hans Schnitzer, Professor at CityLAB; and Stéphane Goyette, Chief Digital Officer at Smart City Office in Montreal, Canada.
  • 17/11: Íñigo Jodra, Director of Ferrovial Services’ Centre of Excellence for Cities, will give a talk on “Data for Urban and Social Transformation”, explaining Ferrovial Services’ approach to data analysis in urban services management, as applied through collaborative programmes such as the Santander City Lab. He will be accompanied by Stephen Goldsmith, Director for Innovations in American Government Program & Data-Smart City Solutions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development at Siemens’ Centre of Competence for Cities; Sean Patrick O’Brien, DGM & Head IVE for SAP Public Services & Healthcare; Miguel Gamiño, CTO for the City of New York; and Andrew Collinge, Smart City Lead and Assistant Director for Intelligence and Analysis at the Greater London Authority.
For a programme of all speeches, go to the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 website. 

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