A 3 day program that gathers public administrators and international experts to discuss the future of cities.

  •    Open Government
  •    Energy & climate change
  •    Urban Resilience
  •    Sustanaible Mobility
  •    Quebec Smart Cities

MARCH 25th MARCH 26th MARCH 27th

7:30 - 8:30 - Registration
8:30 - 9:15 - Opening Speech

SPEAKERS
Ricard Zapatero International Business Director - FIRA Barcelona
Paul Lewis Dean of the Faculté d'aménagement - Université de Montréal
Michel Leblanc President - Board of trade of metropolitan Montreal
Brock Carlton CEO - FCM-Federation of Canadian Municipalities

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration
 

9:15 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker

SPEAKER
Neal Gorenflo Co-founder - Shareable

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

9:00 - 09:20
Opening statement

SPEAKER
Gilles Bétis Smart City initiative Chair for IEEE - IEEE

9:00 - 09:30
Opening speech

SPEAKER
Pilar Conesa Congress Director - Smart City Expo Montreal
Projjal Dutta Director, Sustainability Initiatives - NYC Metropolitan Transport Authority

10:00 - 10:30 - Coffee break

9:20 - 10:20
D3 - Stronger cities in a context of complexity
D3 - URBAN RESILIENCE

SPEAKERS
Ina Homeier Smart City Wien Project Manager - Vienna City Administration, Municipal Department 18, Urban Development and Planning
Horacio Terraza Sector Coordinator for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) - IADB
Jean‐François Barsoum Consultant Senior, Smarter Cities - IBM Canada
Filiep Decorte Chief Technical Advisor - UN-Habitat
Sébastien Sabatier Strategy & Marketing Manager - Thales Canada

MODERATOR
Paul Lewis Dean of the Faculté d'aménagement - Université de Montréal

10:15 - 13:30 (*Paralel session: Only for journalists)
Urban Journalism Academy UN-Habitat

SPEAKERS
Rosa Surinach Global Communications - United Nations
Ronald Bautista, Digital Marketing Strategist, GrupoParada
Ariella Cohen Executive Editor, UN-Habitat Anthony Flint, Fellow & Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

9:30 - 10:45
D5 - Sustainable mobility and urban planning, two sides of the coin of green cities
D5 - SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

SPEAKERS
Dave Spagnolo VP Marketing and Sales - Thales Canada
Dario Hidalgo Director Research and Practice - EMBARQ WRI
Catherine Morency Professeure agrégée, Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Projjal Dutta Director, Sustainability Initiatives - NYC Metropolitan Transport Authority
Doug Jin Senior Operations Manager - DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car Ltd.

MODERATOR
Alexandre Savard Independent strategic advisor - Urban Innovation and Smart Mobility

10:30 - 11:30
D1 - The crucial role of cities in climate change and green energy policies
D1 - ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

SPEAKERS
Roberto Ascencio Mobility Projects Coordinator ‐ Laboratorio para la Ciudad/ Metropolis
Megan Meaney Director - ICLEI Canada
Thibaut Millet Associate Partner ‐ Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Kizzian Owen Project Manager ‐ London Smart Cities Programme, UK
Zoubeir Azouz Architect ‐ ZAA architects
Lydia Babaci Victor Director of Development & Innovation - "VINCI Energies La Fabrique de la Cité"

MODERATOR
Denis Leclerc President & CEO ‐ Ecotech Québec

10:20 - 10:50 - Coffee break / Expo visit
10:45 - 11:15 - Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45
S1 - Changing consumption patterns for greener and smarter cities
SESSION 1 - ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

SPEAKERS
Daniel Simounet Director - Market segment transportations, North America - ABB
David Miller President & CEO - WWF Canada
Jack Carcasole National Sales Manager, Building Performance & Sustainability - Siemens Canada
Chiaki Shigematsu Deputy Director General - Policy Planning Department,Kyoto Prefectural Government
CJ Boguszewski Global Commercial Leader, Smart Cities and Lights - Silver Spring Networks

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

10:50 - 11:10
Opening statement

SPEAKER
Stefan Denig Vice-President - Siemens AG

11:15 - 12:30
S5 - Sustainable mobility for a better quality of life
SESSION 5 - SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

SPEAKERS
Philippe Schnobb Président - STM
Assaf Biderman Associate Director - MIT-Senseable City Lab
Geoff Cross Senior Manager, Policy and Analytics - TransLink

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

11:10 - 12:30
S3 - Social innovation for resilient communities
SESSION 3 - URBAN RESILIENCE

SPEAKERS
Chiara Camponeschi Founder & Director - Enabling City
Jayne Engle Lead curator - Cities for People
Rick Huijbregts Vice President of Industry Transformation -Cisco Canada
Ingeborg Rocker Vice President, GEOVIA 3DEXPERIENCity | Globe - Dassault Systèmes
Juan José Cué de la Fuente Secretary of Digital Innovation and Communications   - Municipality of Puebla (Mexico)


MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

12:45 - 13:00 - Coffee break / Expo visit 12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:15
RT. Challenges for the future of car-sharing
Opening Statement
Paul DeLong CEO - Car2Go

SPEAKERS
Paul DeLong CEO ‐ Car2Go
Jean-François Tremblay Director - Centre mondial du secteur de l'automobile, Ernst & Young
Marco Viviani Director, development and public relations - Communauto
Michael de Santis Chairman and CEO - ITS Canada

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Lunch: Habitat III. Towards a New Urban Agenda

SPEAKER
Rosa Surinach Global Communications, United Nations
Massimo lezzoni General manager - Communauté Metropolitane de Montréal
Eugenie L.Birch Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research - University of Pennsylvania
Kim Devooght Vice President,Public Sector - CISCO Canada

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

 

13:30 - 14:30
D4 - Designing new public services with open data policies
D4 - OPEN GOVERNMENT

SPEAKERS
Ingrid Mulder Professor, Sociable Smart City expert - Delft University of Technology & Creating010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Pervez Siddiqui Director, Strategic Markets - Genetec
Nigel Jacob Co-Founder - Boston - New Urban Mechanics
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts Development Manager @ Smart City Project Area - Forum Virium Helsinki

MODERATOR
François Morin Vice President, ITAC Quebec


13:15 - 13:45 - Closing session

14:00 - 14:15
Montreal, smart and digital city : Montreal's strategy 2014-2017

SPEAKER
M. Harout Chitilian Vice-président du comité exécutif, responsable de la ville intelligente et des technologies de l'information - City of Montreal

14:30 - 14:50
Opening statement

SPEAKER
Julie Petrini Vice President & Deputy General Counsel - Microsoft Corporation

14:15 - 14:45
Civic engagement for a sustainable future

SPEAKER
Louis Zacharilla Co-Founder - Intelligent Community Forum

14:45 - 15:15 - Coffee break

15:15 - 16:15
D2 - DIALOGUE ICF Winner's Circle

SPEAKERS
Dan Mathieson Mayor of Stratford, ICF Top 7, 2011-2012- 2013
Åke Sundin Managing Director of St Erik Kommunikation, Stockholm, Intelligent Community of the year, 2009
Rob Meikle CIO City of Toronto, Intelligent Community of the year, 2014

MODERATOR
Louis Zacharilla Co-Founder - Intelligent Community Forum

14:50 - 16:00
S4 - Civic engagement through open government initiatives
SESSION 4 - OPEN GOVERNMENT

SPEAKERS
Jaume Illa Antich Smart Region Program Manager - Barcelona County Council
Josep Ramon Ferrer i Escoda Director Smart City - Barcelona City Council
Frank Kresin Research Director - Waag Society
Paula Z. Segal Founding Director - 596 Acres
Kristina Verner Director, Intelligent Communities - Waterfront Toronto

MODERATOR
Karna Gupta President and Chief Executive Officer - ITAC | Information Technology Association of Canada

 

16:15 - 17:30
S2 - Smart cities initiatives
SESSION 2

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

SPEAKERS
Anne Isabelle Roussy VP Marketing and Product Development - Cogeco Câble Canada
Gregory Cerallo Cofounder - Heritage Software
Céline C. Mertenat Architect - Provencher_Roy inc.
Damien Silès CEO - Quartier de l'Innovation de Montréal
Yannick Roy Planning Advisor at the Transport Directorate - City of Montreal
Pierre Fortin CEO - The Quartier des spectacles

16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee break / Expo visit

17:30 - 18:30 - Welcome Cocktail presented by:

16:30 - 17:15
Keynote Speaker

SPEAKER
Gil Peñalosa Founder and Chair of the Board - 8 80 Cities

MODERATOR
Stéphane Garneau

URBAN RESILIENCE

The future of our cities is increasingly dependent on the ability to confront risks and emergencies and, at the same time, create the conditions for citizens and communities to gain autonomy. Urban resilience is the core concept behind certain global movements such as climate change adaptation or the sharing economy, creating new ways to build stronger cities and neighborhoods. This theme will specifically address how urban resilience is being promoted by international organizations supporting local policies as well as how individuals, communities and civic startups are putting urban resilience in practice by innovating in new social services, new forms of collective action and new forms of citizen engagement.

OPEN GOVERNMENT

The way cities deliver public services is changing rapidly thanks to new forms of designing personalized and on-demand services, new demands for citizen co-creation in public services and new demands for transformed and transparent approaches to public information through open data. This theme will address these challenges for a new generation of urban policies and the tools available to build them. In this sense, this theme will highlight practical examples on open government initiatives and the challenges city councils face to create open policies. It will also take a detailed look at the use of open data and mobile apps, while shedding light on the role citizens can have as active agents in the open government scenario.

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

Urban mobility has become one of the cornerstones of global sustainability and the future of urban quality of life is considerably based on the way we create a new equilibrium of transportation modes. This theme will adress the existing link between urban mobility and global carbon emissions as well as how it is determined by urban planning decisions. It will give a broad overview of urban mobility systems and how current innovations can foster a shift towards more sustainable systems. This theme intends to share practical examples of sustainable mobility implementation projects and how it can create new conditions for a better quality of life.

ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Energy consumption has become a major challenge for cities around the globe. The systems where the driving forces of this trend take place can have a crucial role in lowering the energy demand by improving efficiency and promoting ambitious plans for renewable energy. Citizens, on their side, can also push these changes forward by developing new ways of consumption. This theme aims to present the patterns of energy consumption derived from urban systems and to set the main paths for cities to commit themselves in climate change policies. It will also showcase practical examples on how to apply transformative urban policies towards a new energy system, ranging from national frameworks to support local governments actions to concrete initiatives taken by leading cities and companies.


SESSIONS
 

Showcase sessions

Our showcase sessions feature the top names in smart city related industries and projects, bringing insightful commentary and attention to some of the major issues facing smart city development. Showcase sessions are practical studies on concrete projects or experiences with smart city projects using interactivity and audience participation. The moderator will conduct a Q&A at the end of the sessions.

Dialogues

An Active discussion between 4 speakers on our main themes: Energy and climate change, urban resilience, open government, sustainable mobility & smart cities in Quebec. Speakers will answer questions and debate about current challenges. A moderator will conduct every dialogue.

Keynotes

Sharing their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields, the keynotes will inspire and set the stage for the subsequent congress themes. Following these presentations, the audience is invited to interact with the keynotes through a question/answer period.

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