The objective of this Urban Innovation Session is to explore how digital technologies can act as a catalyst to achieve the SDGs by attracting private sector participation to finance sustainable management systems for smart cities.
The proposed session will bring both public and private sector viewpoints to analyse the potential of technologies from technical, financial, legal and regulatory perspectives. It will consist of a panel of speakers from different backgrounds to represent all these perspectives.
The Urban Innovation Session is expected to last 90 minutes and it will include 5 presentations (10 minutes each) followed by 5 minutes Q&A for each session. The presentation will end with a debate (15 minutes) to allow the speakers to interact with the audience and to debate together:
Title: Creating Innovative Policies to Attract Private Sector Participation in Urban Financing
Speaker: Jyoti Bisbey, UN-ESCAP
Title: Trends in Water Infrastructure in cities in Asia – The Big Picture
Speaker: Shubhomoy Ray, Finnacle Capital
Title: Digital Technologies & Big Data – Building Smart Cities to Reach SDGs?
Speaker: Cedric Joutet, InfraBlocks Technologies
Title: Achieving Digital Transformations to Reach the SDGs
Speaker: Kushibe Yuji, Marubeni
Title: Legal approach to finance water infrastructure
Speaker: Margarita Salvina, Global Legal Solutions