Overview


The increased pressure on the cities due to increased numbers of inhabitants, an increased necessity to generate economic growth and increasing environmental challenges leaves the cities in need to develop a sustainable way of living. This sustainability is developed through environmental sustainable solutions combined with a full use of the possibilities the digitalization of the society has given us. This means enabling the technology to gather data, which can be used by the technology itself in order to adapt to the most sustainable and smart behaviour. Enabling the technology to communicate, be able to share the gathered data with people or other technologies or borrow relevant data from elsewhere and make the technology multifunctional, they provide solutions to not only one, but to multiple problems. The Smart Cities Awards will recognize pioneering projects designed to make cities more livable, sustainable and economically viable. Businesses, entrepreneurs, research hubs, non-governmental organizations and public or private consortiums pitch their innovative smart city strategies and solutions to transform our cities in the field of technology, energy, governance, sustainability and mobility. Applicants are invited with impressive projects that use new innovative technology to engage citizens, increase efficiency, empower sustainability, generate business and improve quality of life.

Dr. R. L. Bhatia


With Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President Of The Republic Of Singapore At Singapore International Water Week 2016.












Role Players 2019

Role Players : 2018  |   2017  |   2016



Invitations for Speakers now open

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Session Chairman


Cedric Grignard

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Cedric Grignard

Enriched by an eclectic background that took him on 4 continents, Cedric has worked dedicatedly on Smart City and related investments for the city of Lyon since 2014. In close relations with numerous - if not all - the major innovation-driven stakeholders, he brings his 5-yr experience in tech, 10-yr experience in business development and 20-yr experience on international contexts to facilitate and accelerate foreign-born innovation finds productive ground in Lyon to develop.

Involved in many startup programs, but also very keen to share his knowledge and the pioneering stand of Lyon as a healthy and smart city with over 100 run projects, Cedric spendsalso his time discussing with partners, peers and concerned actors to contribute to the 17-SDGs 2030-UN challenge, including by applying ourselvesastrong CSR policy so that our Investment Promotion Agency ‘Invest in Lyon’ contributes by being exemplaryat the local level and as an international player.

Working on economic outlook and future trends, Cedric acts as a catalyzer to identify tendencies to ensure that people and citizens remain at the core of our economic development. His connections to key actors make his input of high added-value, both for local and international stakeholders.


Session Chairman


Joubert Fortes Flores Filho

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Joubert Fortes Flores Filho

Mr. Joubert Fortes Flores Filho, 62, has extensive experience in transports and people management. He began his career in Metrô Rio in 1974. Nowadays he is senior adviser in Metrôrio. He served during 12 years as engineering Director and Institutional Relations and Humans Resources Director. Mr. Flores earned his degree in eletricianengineering at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).In addition Mr. Flores was the President of one of the most prestigious associations in Brasil: ABRAMAN (Brazilian Association of Asset Management and Maintenance - 2003/2007) / FIM (Ibero American Federation of Maintenance - 2003/2005). In ANTP (National Association of Public Transports) he is the President of its - Metro-Railway Comittee. Mr. Flores is also the President of ANPTRILHOS (National Association of Passenger Rail Operators), Vice Chairman of Metro Division of UITP (International Association of Public Transport, Member of the Board at CNT (Brazilian National Confederation of Transport).
In 2011 and 2017, he was the Chairman of Nova Benchmarking Group of Metros at Imperial College, London University, encompassing the systems of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Montreal, London DLR, Nanjing, Brussels, Newcastle, Shenzhen, Vancouver, Barcelona, Lisbon, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Istambul, Bangkok and Oslo.
On top of that, he is the Co-author of book “Gestão Estratégica - Indicadores de desempenho” (Strategic Management - Performance Indicators) part of the Maintenance collection.
Besides that, he is gran official of the order of transport merit.



SALLY A. LEE

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SALLY A. LEE

Mayor Sally Ante Lee was born in Lapog, Ilocos Norte in 1942 where she spent most of her younger years before moving to Sorsogon in 1966 when she married the former Governor of the Province of Sorsogon, Hon. Raul R. Lee.
She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession but during the early stage of their marriage she opted to focus on being a hands-on mother to her three children and as first lady of the municipality where Atty. Raul Lee first served as Mayor.
At that time she was also very active in church and has been joining evangelization efforts. She was also doing outreach programs and services to communities.
She decided to enter the public service when she realized that she could do more for her people by becoming a leader. In 2001, she ran and was elected first City Mayor of Sorsogon.
She now holds the distinction of being the first ever lady Mayor since the creation of Sorsogon as a political unit in 1894 and of being the first City Mayor since the merger of the municipalities of Bacon and Sorsogon into one City.
She served as Mayor of Sorsogon City for two (2) consecutive terms; from 2001 until 2007.

In 2010, she became the first lady Governor of the province of Sorsogon.
In 2013, Mayor Sally returned as Mayor of Sorsogon City and carried on with her development agenda under a flagship program called HEARTS meaning Health, Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Tourism and Shelter. Initiatives were further introduced which led to the declaration of Sorsogon City as Character, Prolife, and Organic City.
In her second term as City Mayor, Mayor Sally is even more determined in pushing forward her agenda on healthy lifestyle and healthy eating, going organic, community-based tourism, good governance/participatory governance, and localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which she believes shall transform Sorsogon into a livable and sustainable City.
Mayor Sally is now a prominent figure in international forums, being invited to speak and share Sorsogon City’s experience in local governance particularly in anti-corruption practices, in climate change and disaster risk management, in migration and development, in the role of women in governance and women empowerment, in housing and resettlement, and in urban and sustainable development.
Recently she has been keen in putting Sorsogon in the global map for organic agriculture practices; particularly in promoting and enhancing the potentials of the local product, the “Pili” especially its elemi which she believes can be a good source of stable income to farmers, livelihood organizations, and local entrepreneurs.
She now leads a team that is devoted to aggressively implementing strategies to “Position Sorsogon as the Home of High Value Pili and Abaca Products”. Because of this, Sorsogon has recently been conferred a Silver Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia for its good governance efforts in boosting the City’s economy by opening more livelihood opportunities through the enhancement of the pili as well as other crops.

Despite all the commitments, she still finds way to deep dive in communities to personally interact with her people – truly, a passionate and dedicated Mother of her City, Sorsogon.



Manuel De Araujo

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Manuel De Araujo

Mr. Manuel de Araujo has been Mayor of Quelimane since 2011. Recently re-elected on the 10th of October 2018 elections. He holds office as Vice President for ICLEI Africa and he is also the Global Executive Portfolio Member of ICLEI GexCom. He has many years of experience in the field of International Development.



Aashish Agarwal MRICS

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Aashish Agarwal MRICS

Aashish leads the consulting practice at Colliers International in India and South Asia, with dedicated platforms for developer and occupier consulting. Over the past 14 years, he has worked across real estate, financial services, infrastructure and risk consulting in India and the Asia Pacific region.

Aashish works with corporate occupiers, developers, investors and government organisations to formulate strategies, support decision making and help clients create and maximise value from their real estate assets and investments.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Aashish has led a number of development consulting assignments across asset classes, ranging from high density city-centre residential and commercial developments, hotels, malls, mill land and slum redevelopment projects to large townships and scale special economic zones spread over thousands of acres.

On the occupier side, he has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on city-and-country level location strategies, agile workplace strategies, consolidation plans involving alignment of business and CRE goals and scenario planning for office, data centres, R&D infrastructure, warehousing and industrial assets.

Aashish’s experience with sovereign wealth funds, multilateral institutions and private equity clients has given him exposure to a diverse spectrum of investment challenges across sectors. He has also worked closely with global and Indian law firms on complex transactions, dispute resolution strategies and stressed assets.



Chungha Cha

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Chungha Cha

Cha has been in the finance industry for 20+ years (Citibank, Yasuda Trust Bank, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate Funds Korea). And now, since 2008, Cha has been focused in the areas of green buildings and smart, sustainable cities. He co-founded Re-Imagining Cities Foundation to facilitate the convergence of “technology and real estate” to drive “smarter and greener” real estate developments. By working closely together with cities, local real estate developers, PropTech solution providers, and global investors in major cities around the world, we strive to accelerate smart cities by demonstrating that "smarter and greener” can be attained at attractive investment returns.

Cha serves as a Global Smart Cities Advisor to LG Electronics to help collaborate with real estate developers who want to build “greener & smarter” urban developments. Other positions currently held are:
• Smart Cities Advisor to the Andalucia Smart City Cluster, Spain
• Chair of Green Working Group, EU Chamber of Commerce in Seoul
• Vice Chair of the Korean Green Building Council, Seoul

Cha graduated Columbia Business School, MBA Degree 1985 (Majors in Accounting, Finance & Real Estate) and the Wharton School, BS in Economics Degree 1979 (Majors in International Finance & Computer Science)



Renato de Castro

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Renato de Castro

Renato de Castro is a Smart City Expert. He is the ambassador of Smart Cities at the TM Forum from London, a member of the global advisory board at the NGO Leading Cities from Boston, and Volunteer Senior Adviser at International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations information and telecommunications agency. He has accumulated over two decades of experience as a global executive within Asia, the Americas and Europe. He is fluent in 4 languages, and is a PhD candidate in Global Law at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Renato has visited more than 30 countries, lecturing about smart cities and advising governments on urban projects. Currently, he is based in Barcelona where he serves as CEO in a disruptive spinoff related to Smart Cities.



Rizwan Hussain

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Rizwan Hussain

Rizwan Hussain is the Government Industry and Smarter Cities Leader for IBM's Middle East and Africa business. He leads IBM's vision, strategy and market development efforts for teams active in cities within the region. The delivery of citizen services and the integration of transport, water management, public safety, energy, social services, health and urban management are at the heart of IBM's Government industry initiative.

Over the past twenty years, Rizwan has built a successful international career working with clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. He is a seasoned industry executive and thought leader in the areas of cognitive government, digital transformation, citizen services, transportation, emergency management, water management and social welfare delivery. His depth of industry experience has seen him advise city leaders and elected officials on strategy development and project implementation as well as partner with private companies to deliver associated services. Prior to his current role, he has also held management and marketing roles. In addition, he has been part of the Leadership Development Program, Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge program at IBM.

Rizwan has an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird in Arizona, USA. He also received leadership education from Harvard Business School, USA. Originally from Pakistan, he is currently based in Dubai with his wife and daughter.



Ron Zimmer CAE

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Ron Zimmer CAE

Ron Zimmer President & CEO of CABA is committed to achieving the organization’s vision:

“CABA advances the connected home and intelligent buildings sectors.”

For more than twenty years with CABA, Mr. Zimmer has worked with a variety of industry leaders to promote and home/building automation throughout the world.

Ron’s works closely with the CABA Board of Directors, as well as with various industry committees/councils hosted by CABA, the Automation Federation Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board for IBcon, an intelligent buildings conference hosted by Realcomm.

He was instrumental in establishing the CABA XML and Web Services Committee (oBIX), which now resides with OASIS. He was also on the transition team that integrated the Internet Home Alliance into CABA, which became CABA’s Connected Home Research Council.

Ron is a Certified Association Executive with over 30 years of Association Management experience. He has authored a number of articles and documents including, “Smart Communities: A Concept Paper,” and he regularly makes presentations on integrated buildings and home/building automation at many international industry events.



Valrie Grant

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Valrie Grant

Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision and the Executive Chairperson of Marlie Technology Park.

With over 15 years of experience in the Geospatial Sciences with engagements spanning several territories across the global, Valrie is helping government and corporate entities develop data driven geospatial solutions to address organizational challenges and meet corporate goals. She is an advocate of Smart cities and actively engages in promoting the understanding of its capabilities to solve some of our most enduring problems. Her latest initiative Marlie Technology Park will be an example of a “Smart Community”, where nature meets innovation.

Valrie maintains several certifications, affiliations and memberships. She serves on a number of national, regional and international Boards. This award winning entrepreneur enjoys mentoring other women entrepreneurs, working with youths and doing all she can to leapfrog innovation in the Caribbean and beyond.



Aleem Kanji

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Aleem Kanji

Aleem Kanji is a strategic leader in government relations, public policy and communications disciplines.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Aleem was Manager of Government Affairs and Stakeholder Relations with Toronto Pearson International Airport. He led high profile, complex and politically sensitive regulatory, legislative and policy files while effectively managing relationships with numerous individual stakeholders and groups.

Aleem has worked in government for the Province of Ontario and City of Kitchener as well as the private sector for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. He has also led policy and public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Canada’s largest local Chamber of Commerce.

Aleem serves as a founding member, appointed by Toronto City Council, on the Board of Directors for Invest Toronto Inc., Toronto’s economic development agency. He also lectures at York University and the University of Waterloo on Economic Development. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelors in Urban & Regional Planning, Masters in Local Economic Development) and is a regular media political commentator.



Mark Thomas

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Mark Thomas

Mark is an entrepreneur, business leader and smart cities expert. He leads international smart cities’ consulting enterprise Serviceworks Group based in Singapore.

His expertise is in urban mobility, economic development, smart cities planning and citizen engagement. He is a regular key note speaker and international media commentator on these issues.

Mark also has significant experience in the information, infrastructure, financial, health and transport sectors, and in working with a wide range of international organisations and multi-ethnic communities.

He was an elected member of Australasia's largest local authority, the Auckland Council, for six years. Auckland is regularly one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world and received a special mention at the 2016 World Cities Summit.

Mark is a member of the ASEAN Business Council and the USA based Smart Cities Group. He is on the boards of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and the Australia and New Zealand Association in Singapore. He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Smart Cites Council Urban Mobility Taskforce.





Dr. Uzman Zafar

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Dr. Uzman Zafar

Dr. Uzman Zafar is an accomplished UAE based Business Management and Technology Executive who has a successful track record in building and transforming result oriented professional organizations by implementing complex programs & business change initiatives with full P&L responsibility.

His extensive experience and remarkable accomplishments in both private and public sector have recently gained a lot of exposure in the region.
Dr. Zafar is a trusted advisor to both the government as well as privately owned enterprises and he has been collaborating with various organizations in the UK, Europe, Canada and the US, implementing channel management strategies to increase the organizations’ profitability and enhance business operations in order to achieve their fullest potential.

Specialized in Investment Management Dr. Zafar has held several Executive level positions in major Blue-Chip and Fortune 500 Technology Corporations advising organizations on acquiring new ventures and all aspects of global expansion. A highly influential executive who has collaborated with several private and public sector decision makers, Dr. Zafar is very well connected in the political as well as various other business sectors.
Having at all times been at the forefront of many of the region’s (MENA) multi million $ IT projects, he has exclusively been recognized for his expertise in the areas of eGovernment, e - services, ERP, process automation, specialized training initiatives and Strategic IT Planning.

Dr. Zafar possesses over an integrity driven personality that is not only performance-orientated but with a proven success in developing effective and profitable partnerships with business stakeholders in risk adverse environments.
Furthermore, he is a strong and detail orientated communicator and a creative solutions provider, who is at all times focused on efficiently doing the right thing, in the right way. As an organized Strategist and Entrepreneurial team player, he has provided strategic leadership to fully own and manage the Life Cycle of Business Management in corporations.

He has introduced innovative solutions to global marketing practices, and improved contract/proposal management processes for various well known corporations. Amongst other major accomplishments his work has produced



Sandra Baer

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Sandra Baer

Throughout her career, Ms. Baer has been a champion of creative collaboration between the public and private sector. She has worked with city leaders and smart city companies, worldwide, for over 20 years, helping them discover the power of partnerships across the city ecosystem to build trust and create prosperous communities.

Ms. Baer is the President of Personal Cities, http://personalcities.org/, a smart city company focused on city branding and identity, social inclusion and the acceleration of digital technology investments. She has recently been appointed a Global Ambassador for the Edison Electric Institute, http://www.eei.org, where she will work to showcase the unique collaboration opportunities for utilities and smart cities around the world.

Ms. Baer joined Alto Consultores, (http://aaltoconsultores.com/sobre-aalto-consultores/) in 2017 to expand the vision of CEO, Adolfo Borrero, focusing on alliances for the development of innovative projects that genuinely transform cities, territories and ecosystems. “Ms. Baer’s skill as a smart city expert enhances the international presence of Aalto Consultores; even more, she understands the value of relationships around the globe to develop business, forge smart strategies and build successful conferences worldwide,” said Mr. Borrero.

As Senior Advisor to Social Coin/citibeats, Ms. Baer will support its mission is to create an economy of impact by rewarding the positive actions that improve our communities, (https://thesocialcoin.com). An AI-based platform, citibeats visualizes what citizens of a city are saying about a specific topic and identifies the “real” needs of communities.

Recently, Ms. Baer was a member of the Board of Directors of CIVIQSmartscapes, based in Boston, and later became the Chief Marketing Officer where her team built a strong brand for CIVIQ’s digital kiosks through events, social media and thought leadership, creating a new awareness of CIVIQ across industries and geographies.

She is the former Senior Director for Alliances at the Smart Cities Council, and has led business development efforts at the Discovery Channel, Nextel/Sprint, Ridge Global and Bloomberg Government. She has served as a board member and advisor on several professional and civic organizations, including Cityzenith, Nektria, The GreenBiz Group, the UN Foundation and the Washington Bach Consort. As a professional speaker and moderator, Ms. Baer has spoken at Smart City/Digital Out of Home conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Ms. Baer has an MBA in Marketing and graduated from the Global Advanced Management Program at Georgetown University.Ms. Baer believes that the smart city future is bright, “Our commitment to improving city life and our enduring collaborative relationships will enable us to create a future that all of us want to visit.”



Saumendra Mohanty

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Saumendra Mohanty

Saumendra Mohanty , popularly known as Sam in the industry is a B.Tech (Electronics ) NIT Calicut (1984-88) and MBA from IMI New Delhi (1990-92) and has more than 30 years experience in IT /Telecom Industry ranging from IT , Software , Satellite , Mobile VAS and Digital Marketing (Wipro , Hughes , Primus and ValueFirst).Prior to his current assignment in Corporate sector ,Saumendra was a serial entrepreneur and has successfully started and sold previous ventures : Hotwire Internet Pvt Ltd (India's first Ethernet broadband services set up in year 2000 to Primus Telecom in 2004 )
-Packet Shaper Technologies Pvt Ltd (software development of Telecom Software Products like Soft Switch , IP PBX , Predictive Dialer and Mobile VAS services like email2sms ) to Ms ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt t Ltd (in 2010 ) .ValueFirst is 325Cr ( $50M) SMS & Mobile VAS leader with multiple round of VC funding (NEA , UK and HSBC Headland Ventures Hong Kong)

Saumendra's experience is an unique blend of technology entrepreneurhip and Sales /Marketing in IT /Telecom sector and has indepth knowledge of the IT /Telecom/Mobile Ecosystem.Saumendra was one of the founding members of ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India ) in 1994 and was part of Govt task force for drafting the ISP Plolicy

Saumendra is currently working with ValueFirst as Sr Vice President & Head -Smart City Solutions with a specialised team which bids in Smart City tenders Pan India offering unique Citizen Central Platform , a single platform of Mobile App , Chatbot , SMS , Voice and Email alerts for all citizen centric smart city services



Jai Thampi

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Jai Thampi

Jai Thampi is an established thought leader in disruptive innovation, digital transformation and IoT domains, and an evangelist for all things future. He believes in the smart and meaningful use of technologies to solve the planet’s bigger challenges.

Currently, as the head of digital transformation and IoT at Electrolux for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions, he is reimagining sustainable smart home solutions for emerging markets by leveraging new business models, emerging technologies like connectivity/IoT and AI, lean innovation with startups, M&A etc.

Jai is also founder-CEO of Artha Strategies, an advisory consulting firm in Singapore where he helps peer CXOs envision digital roadmaps and accelerate corporate innovation. He is a mentor-advisor for many startup founders and helps groom the leaders of tomorrow at top-tier business schools around the world.

Prior to Electrolux he held senior leadership roles at some of world’s highly admired companies like Cisco, Belkin-Linksys and Philips where he built a track record of business turn-arounds, organic and inorganic growth. Jai is also an award-winning international keynote and has featured in multiple best-selling business books and publications



Sumanta Ghosh

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Sumanta Ghosh

Mr. Sumanta Ghosh is a Transport Planner with 17+ years of rich International experience, focussed on Transportation Sector, covering a number of subsectors including Transport Policies, Guidelines and Standards, Transaction Advisory, Intelligent Transport Systems, Urban Transport and Development Planning, Rural Roads/ Highways/ Urban Expressway, Transport Sustainability, Rail Transport and Water and Air Transport. He has successfully delivered major transportation initiatives worth of 100bn USD. Some of his signature contribution includes FIFA World cup Stadiums, Lusail Smart city, Dubai and Abu Dhabi Trip Generation and Parking Rates Manuals, Dubai Parking Policy, Doha ITS evaluation, Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL) assessment and accessibility modelling (ACCESSION) for London, UK, Carbon emission model formulation, Travel Plan Implementation & Monitoring Framework – UK, Enhanced Railway Connectivity to Major Ports in India, Public Transport Strategy formulation for Eco-Towns – UK, more than 1,500 lane-km Rural Highway in India along NH-58, NH-8, NH-1A, NH-10 etc. including PPP Projects and Multi-level Urban Expressways in UAE and Qatar etc.

He is an active orator and presented his thoughts as Advisor & Panellist, Projects Qatar (2018), Moderator and Key Note Speaker at World Intelligent Cities Summit, Turkey (2017), Future Arab Cities Conference, Qatar (2017), Smart Parking Conference, Qatar (2017), Moderator at MEED Round-table Conference (2016), Qatar etc.



Sascha Westermann

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Sascha Westermann

From 2012 to 2017 Sascha Westerman was in charge for the development of a holistic Intermodal Traffic Management for the port of Hamburg. The core of the intermodal Management System has initially been the intelligent management of the road traffic. Some of the most important projects in this context were realized in the context of smartPORT logistics.
A key task was to make the transport infrastructure in the port more intelligent and to link them to the users.

Since 2017 Sascha Westermann is in charge of the Project Management Office (PMO) for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Projects of the City of Hamburg. Hamburg is professionalizing its ITS activities and the PMO is coordinating the various ITS projects of the city. In this role, they ensure that the goals of the ITS Strategy of the city of Hamburg are achieved and the right projects are initiated. This includes the networking of the partners and the cooperation in terms of TM2.0 - Traffic Management Next Generation.

The ITS PMO is located at the Hamburger Hochbahn AG, the Public Transport Provider of the City of Hamburg. In this context he also cares about new ideas like Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Urban Air Mobility.



Kuldeep Tickoo

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Kuldeep Tickoo

Mr. Kuldeep Tickoo leads the Digital Grid business for the Siemens Energy Management Division in Middle East. He has over 18 years of experience in the area of Power Transmission & Distribution. His key areas of expertise include protection, substation automation and smart grids. He has been active member of various protection committees in CBIP India and has published various papers on Power system protection & Automation at multiple forums.



Nicolas Keutgen

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Nicolas Keutgen

Nicolas Keutgen began his career with Schréder in 2010, working in the Americas and Central & Eastern Europe before becoming Chief Innovation Officer in 2016. Based in Belgium, Nicolas leads R&D, product design and smart initiatives across the 40+ countries where Schréder is active.

His dedication to the company goes back much further: founded over a century ago, Schréder is a family-run company and Nicolas represents the fourth generation to be involved. His experience of working worldwide has resulted in a passion for smart cities, sustainability and innovation. Building on Schréder’s pioneering work lighting roads, tunnels, and illuminating monuments he and his team created a vision known as Lightability™.

Pushing back the limits of traditional public lighting, Schréder extended its expertise by transforming lighting in a tangible and open smart cities enabler. As such, Lightability™ means to help the elected leaders of communities to design the best solutions that fit their community’s aspirations, applications and needs.

Nicolas’ involvement in various social entrepreneurship projects, makes him a believer in the transformative power of light helping to create safe, inclusive spaces that improve accessibility- another key aspect of Lightability™.

Prior to joining Schréder, Nicolas worked for 10 years with Schneider Electric in a wide variety of capacities. He holds a management engineering degree from the UniversitéCatholique de Louvain as well as a CEMS Master’s degree from ESADE, Barcelona





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Award Categories

THE PROCESS

Award Winners : 2018  |   2017  |   2016

ORGANISATION CATEGORIES

  • Smart Waste Management Initiative
  • Smart Security Initiative
  • Smart Governance Initiative
  • Smart Real Estate Projec
  • Smart Real Estate Project
  • Smart Banking & Finance Initiative
  • Smart Building Initiative
  • Smart Utilities Initiative
  • Smart Energy Initiative
  • Smart Street Lighting Solutions
  • Best energy Asset management Initiative
  • Best Project in Building Smart Cities.
  • Tourist Attraction City Award
  • Green City Award
  • Smart Urban Development Initiative
  • Smart Transport Initiative
  • Smart Water Conservation
  • Best Clean Technology
  • Best Smart City Initiative
  • Smart Urban Development Initiative
  • Best Transport Initiative
  • Smart Infrastructire Intiative
  • Smart Green Building Intiative
  • Smart City Surveillance Intiative
  • Smart Technology for Smart City
  • Smart Health Project
  • Smart Urban Traffic management initiative
  • Smart CSR Initiative
  • Smart Municipality/Municipal Corporation
  • Smart Public-Private Partnership Initiative
  • Best Innovation Initiative
  • Best Sustainability Districts
  • Best Historic City Award
  • Best City for Integrated Planning
  • Healthy City Award

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

  • Smart City Leader of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Person of the Year - Smart Cities
  • Person of the Year - Smart Cities


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