Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Innovation
Open Government of Catalonia
Technologies are steadily increasing their procession of creation; developed so quickly we have yet the capability to adopt them as fast. Some of these emerging technologies will be the “next big thing”, disrupting the business or social landscape, transforming the way businesses function and interact. The Open Government of Catalonia has embarked on a journey to identify which disruptive technologies (AI, AR/VR, big data, the Blockchain, drones, IoT, etc.) matter, and how they can be applied throughout a city by its government to ensure seamless operations, and enhanced customer experience.
• Which are the disruptive technologies that are driving the current digital revolution
• What are the outstanding issues of cities and local governments in the areas of mobility, public safety,
public infrastructure, social care, environment tourism and governance
• What are some of the best initiatives around the world to solve these outstanding issues using the