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5th Brazil-Canada IST Forum: Smart cities in Brazil - Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend the 5th Brazil-Canada IST Forum, focused on Smart Cities in Brazil: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities, that will take place online at the BCCC Event Platform on December 10th, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST.
The development of Smart and Sustainable Cities has become a big challenge for Brazilian municipalities. With that in mind, the Brazilian Federal Government has created an initiative to provide guidance to the municipalities on how to use digital transformation to achieve a smarter and more sustainable city.
The concept of Smart Cities in Brazil was mistakenly linked to the concept of technology, much influenced by the USA and Europe – but the reality is that the notion of Smart Cities in a developed country is very different from developing countries. In developed countries, Smart Cities is described as how technology can improve quality of life and streamline public services, as well as improve efficiency, and reduce costs on a service that currently exists. In developing countries, those services not always exist – which means something has
to be created and not improved. One of the biggest milestones for Brazil in that sense is the new regulatory framework for Basic Sanitation, which will bring sewage and water treatment services to over 100 million Brazilians that currently don’t have access to this basic service.
The revolution is just starting, and the opportunity to harness the shift to digitalization is colossal. Smart Cities can form a part of the policy response to the challenges resulting of increasing urban population densities and the knock-on effect on housing, transportation, waste, water and energy network infrastructure.
The objective of this event is to showcase to Canadian companies what are the trends, challenges and opportunities in the Brazilian Smart Cities market. We will hear from experts about the current state of Brazilian Smart Cities and how the public and private sector are working together to create cities that are inclusive, people-focused, connected, innovative, safe and sustainable.
As governments deal with the immediate after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and seek to get economies up and running again, this is a great momentum to proactively engage with private sector partners to leverage the transformative potential of private capital and realize the opportunity of the global digital infrastructure revolution in the years ahead.
Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Send an email to http://firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be pleased to follow up with you and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to having your company participating in the 5th Brazil-Canada IST Forum.
Thursday, December 10th
12:30 PM | Networking
1:00 PM | Opening Remarks
Marcelo Sarkis, Professional Engineer, Chair of the BCCC IST Committee & Principal and Founder of Prima IP
1:05 PM | Welcome Remarks
Bill Macheras, Trade Commissioner & Manager, Info Centre, Ontario Regional Office at Global Affairs Canada
1:15 PM | Keynote Speaker: Brazilian Smart City Scenario & Opportunities
Dr. Janaina Pasqual Lofhagen, Smart City Expert at iCities Academy
Eduardo Mazzarolo, Founder at iCities Academy
1:30 PM | Smart Cities Development: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Renato de Castro, Smart City Expert at Salvador Smart City
1:45 PM | State of Sao Paulo Initiatives in Smart Cities: Projeto CITI
Daniela Reboucas, Senior Developer at InvestSP
1:55 PM | The Perspective of the Public Sector - Monteiro Lobato, a Success Story
Daniela De Cassia, Mayor of Monteiro Lobato and President of the Brazilian Municipalities National Counsel
2:10 PM | A Smarter Urban Future
Bruno Peters, Global Smart Cities Lead at IBI Group
2:20 PM | 5G and the future of Smart Cities
Jason Lee, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Platform at MaRS Discovery District
2:30 PM | The Brazilian Innovation Ecosystem for Smart Cities
Rodrigo Cardoso, Business and Innovation Manager at Itaipu Technologic Park (PTI)
2:40 PM | Legal Aspects / Regulatory Aspects
Roberto Lima, Partner at Cescon Barrieu
Cristina Bueno, Partner at Cescon Barrieu
Luiz Di Sessa, Partner at Cescon Barrieu
3:00 PM | Q&A
Moderated by Marcio Francesquine, Trade Commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo
3:20 PM | Closing Remark
3:30 PM | End of Event
5th Brazil-Canada IST Forum - Smart Cities in Brazil: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
5th Brazil-Canada IST Forum: Smart cities in Brazil - Trends, Challenges & Opportunities - presentations
- A Smarter Urban Future by Bruno Peters, Director, Smart Cities IBIGroup (on 2020-12-10)
- CIHE 2030 - Cidade Inteligente, Humana e Encantada by Daniela De Cassia, Mayor of Monteiro Lobato and President of the Brazilian Municipalities National Counsel (on 2020-12-10)
- INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) - Legal Aspects in Brazil by Roberto Lima, Partner at Cescon Barrieu / Cristina Bueno, Partner at Cescon Barrieu / Luiz Di Sessa, Partner at Cescon Barrieu (on 2020-12-10)
- 5G and Smart Cities in Canada by Jason Lee, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Platform at MaRS Discovery District (on 2020-12-10)