IEEE Smart Cities Futures Summit 2022
13/15 December 2022


The Main Program

IMPORTANT: times are IST, local time in Israel

Tuesday, 13 December 2022
09:20-09:30 Welcome from the organisers
09:30-10:00 Keynote:
Alon Tal, Professor of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University; Former Member of the Knesset
10:00-10:30 Keynotes:
Khouloud Abejja, Director of the Digital Transformation Dept., Digital Transformation Agency, Morocco
Tuan Trinh, Regional Director East, EIT Digital
10:30-11:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
11:00-12:00 Action Tank: Self-Sufficient Cities 1
101 resilience for survival
12:00-12:30 Keynotes:
Elad Topel, CEO, Arava EC&T
Roy Sahaf, SVP, Business Development & Strategic Alliances of
12:30-13:00 Keynote:
Richard Foster-Fletcher, Executive Chair at MKAI
13:00-13:30 Keynote:
Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head for Smart Technologies for Communities, European Commission
13:30-14:20 Lunch break
14:20-14:40 Keynote:
Yoav David
, City Architect, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality
14:40-15:00 Keynote:
Ehud Lazar
, CEO, Herzlia Municipality
15:00-15:30 Keynote:
Shivam Kishore
, Co-lead Digital Transformation - Sustainability, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
15:30-16:30 Action Tank: Future Cities 1
Digital transformation in education and healthcare
16:30-17:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
17:00-18:00 Action Tank: Climate Crisis 1
Responsible technology for combating the climate crisis
18:15-19:15 Roundtable:
Latest Trends In Public Safety Technology (IEEE Public Safety Technology Initiative)


Wednesday, 14 December 2022
09:00-09:30 Keynote:
Chen Shalita
, CEO and Founder at Alfa Sustainable Projects LTD; Chairman of the ILGBC
09:30-10:30 Action Tank: Climate Crisis 2
When disasters hit - recovery and mitigation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
11:00-11:30 Keynotes:
Eli Lankri, Mayor of Eilat Municipality
Uriel Babczyk, Head of Sustainable Energy Department, Ministry of Energy
11:30-12:30 Startup Challenge - IEEE SCF 2022
Group 1 - Pitches
12:30-13:30 Action Tank: Self-Sufficient Cities 2
Sustainable energy in the face of a crisis
13:30-13:50 Keynote:
Alex Golberg, Head of the Dept. for Environmental Studies, Porter School, TAU, Head of the Environmental Bioengineering Lab
13:50-14:10 Keynote:
Yoav Evenstein, Industry & International Research Collaborations GM, Tel Aviv University AI/DS Research Center (TAD)
14:30-15:00 Mini-Lunch break
15:00-16:00 Action Tank: Future Cities 2
New urban landscapes - where social well-being meets digital
16:00-16:30 Keynote:
Craig Bauhaus, Industry Solution Executive, Industry Manufacturing Team at Microsoft
16:30-17:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
17:00-17:30 Keynote:
Cristina Andersson, Advisory Committee Member for DT4REGIONS (EU); Steering Committee of the Riihimäki Municipality
17:30-18:00 Keynotes:
Anandita Mitra
, CEO of the City of Chandigarh
Aslı Ceren Mavikurt, Smart City Solutions Designer & Consultant for the City of Istanbul
18:15-19:15 Roundtable:
Energy Needs and the Climate Crisis (IEEE Planet Positive 2030)


Thursday, 15 December 2022
09:00-09:30 Keynote:
Stephanie Camarena, Strategic Advisor for Source Agility
09:30-10:30 Action Tank: Self-Sufficient Cities 3
The 8 billion - how are we going to feed all these people?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
11:00-12:00 Action Tank: Self-Sufficient Cities 4
Access to water, and responsible waste management
12:00-13:00 Startup Challenge - IEEE SCF 2022
Group 2 - Pitches
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Action Tank: Future Cities 3
Urban regeneration, jobs and circular economies in the 4th Industrial Revolution
15:00-16:30 Action Tank: Climate Crisis 3
Bringing together cities and industry for solution co-creation
16:30-17:00 Coffee break with Speed Networking!
17:00-18:00 Action Tank: Future Cities 4
Opportunity for everyone - digital equality, connectivity and mobility
18:00-18:15 Announcement of IEEE SCF2022 winner of the "Startups Challenge" and closing
18:15-19:15 Roundtable:
Achieving Inclusive Sustainable Smart Cities (Symphony, USA)


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