More than half of the world’s population lives in cities – a number that is set to increase to 70 percent by 2050. With so many people living, working and traveling to cities, many urban hubs around the globe are facing significant challenges. As a technology leader, Mastercard is committed to being a driving force in the private sector to help cities become more resilient, more sustainable and more inclusive.
We understand that no one can get there alone. It takes collaboration between partners across industries and sectors – for example through organizations such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Global Cities Business Alliance and 100 Resilient Cities Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – to unlock the full potential of today’s technologies and to realize the vision of cities that are better serving their citizens.
Join us and our partners Cubic Transportation Systems and Masabi at Smart City Expo in Barcelona on November 15-17 (booth C318) to learn more about how Mastercard is harnessing payment technology and data analytics to make cities better and make better cities.
Discussing How Smart Cities are Connected Cities:
Tuesday, Nov 15, 12:15-12:45 pm: Hany Fam, EVP Enterprise Partnerships, will be joined by Rosalia Simon, Director IoT, Smart Cities, Telefonica, for a fire-side chat on “Citizen Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility” (Hall P2, D448).
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2-3 pm: Ian Slater, SVP Enterprise Partnerships, will join a panel on “Implementing Flexible and Multi-Modal Transport Services” (Room 3).
Tuesday, Nov 15, 3:15-4:15 pm: Carlos J. Menendez, President Enterprise Partnerships, will participate in a panel on “Entrenching Sustainability and Resilience Principles: Shaping the Future of Cities” (Main Auditorium).
Wednesday, Nov 16, 3:30-4:30 pm: Craig Driver, VP Government Services and Solutions, will join a panel on “Public-Private-People-Partnerships and New Forms of Collaboration” (Room 1).
Thursday, Nov 17, 1-2 pm: Sarah Quinlan, SVP Market Insights, will present on “Getting Smart About Tourism – Understanding Where and How Consumers Will Spend in 2017” (Room 1.5).