Why Smart Cities Must Be Open by Default

Presented By: Kris Villanueva-Libunao

This presentation will discuss how communities and cities in emerging markets can leapfrog and sustain their smart city initiatives through an open-by-default approach. It explores the benefits of open source, and open data in the development of smart cities. Finally, the presentation provides the Philippine landscape of smart city initiatives as case studies.

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Who Should Attend?

  • People, businesses, and organizations interested in entering and sustaining smart cities initiatives in the emerging market

About the Speaker

Kris Libunao Headshots 2019 7 squareKris Villanueva-Libunao has more than a decade of policy action research, urban planning, and strategic management consultancies. Currently, she is the Executive Director and Chief Sustainability Officer of SmartCT, an NGO registered in the Philippines which aims to make smart cities open. She is passionate about sustaining how digital transformation is being done in Asia, especially in developing countries like the Philippines.

She is trained under the ASEAN Smart Cities Leaders Programme of ASEAN Foundation, Smart Community Leadership of Pepperdine University, and  Data Stewardship under The Gov Lab of New York University. She also serves as a Director for Initiatives of The Maximal Impact Foundation in Belgium, as a Global City Mentor with Open Data Policy Lab - City Incubator, a Smart Sustainable Cities Instructor with IoT Academy and International Telecommunication Union Academy (ITU-Academy), and the Director for ICT and Cyber Relations of US-ASEAN Youth Council.

On the personal side, she loves working out. She used to be an ultramarathoner and also trained Muay Thai and now does a lot of weightlifting and just started wall climbing.

Competencies: open data, data stewardship smart sustainable cities, urban planning, ASEAN, Philippines, project management, policy action research

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Open source; open data; open government; smart city; smart cities; itu; open north