Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance

As the world becomes increasingly urban and digital, smart cities are emerging as ground-zero for new approaches to development and governance. On Thursday, January 23rd, CSIS will convene a diverse panel of experts to distinguish between leading smart city models and discuss how their technologies, including in the areas of public safety and surveillance, are impacting the power of citizens, governments, and corporations, both within and between countries. 

Featuring keynote remarks by:
Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A presentation by:
Jonathan E. Hillman, Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project and Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

And a panel discussion with
Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Michelle Holland, Director of Consulting & Deals, PwC Canada and former Chief Advocate for the Innovation Economy, City of Toronto
Abha Joshi-Ghani, Senior Adviser, World Bank
Michael Sherwood, Director of Technology and Innovation, City of Las Vegas

Moderated by
Peter Raymond, Senior Associate, CSIS

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