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SMART Cities: Global Trends, Local Delivery – Case Studies from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States

On September 28th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Hans Teuben of Deloitte Consulting in Amsterdam, Denise Lee of Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States, and Jim O’Gara of Deloitte & Touche LLP  in the United States.

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Better place making, governance, planning, and partnerships are requirements at the heart of making “smarter” cities and communities. Join a panel of global Deloitte leaders from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States as they discuss Deloitte’s work in SMART cities, with a focus on global trends, showcasing local delivery.

The webinar will feature three SMART City case studies: Amsterdam – Deloitte Netherlands’ collaboration to help enhance the city as a SMART City, including developing innovative approaches to poverty reduction and smart mobility and supporting an innovation accelerator that uses techniques such as personas and lean start-up; Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) – Deloitte South Africa’s collaboration with EMM to achieve their 2055 growth and development objectives of sustainable urban integration, environmental well-being, and realize citizen-centric empowerment opportunities through the adoption of innovative technologies and SMART Government strategies; and the United States-Mexico Border – Deloitte US’s current effort in support of a SMART Border, focusing on Cross-Border Connected Cities (CBCC), using advanced technological infrastructure and improved governance approaches to help improve cross-border transportation, security, and economic and social development for citizens on both sides of the border.


Hans-TeubenHans Teuben

Strategy and Innovation Director
Deloitte Consulting, Amsterdam

Hans Teuben is Strategy and Innovation Director at Deloitte Consulting in the Netherlands. He has over 25 years of experience as management consultant with strategy and innovation, strategy alignment and execution, service delivery concepts, target operating models, large scale transitions and strategic stakeholder management for state and international European Union agencies, higher education and large cities. Over the last two years, he has worked on smart cities in a partnership with the City of Amsterdam that has led to the Deloitte Netherlands’ Point of View on Smart Cities. Currently, he is working with a team on smart solutions for poverty reduction and on smart mobility and setting up an Innovation Accelerator.

Denise-LeeDenise Lee

Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Denise Lee previously served as the Deloitte Africa Smart Cities & Emerging Technologies Leader, having recently relocated to Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States. Denise has over 20 years of experience working with various multinational clients across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United States in the public and private sectors. She specializes in licensing & intellectual property, eCitizen Solutions, ubiquitous connectivity, Smart Data Governance, and Big Data Analytics in SMART Cities.

Jim-OGaraJim O’Gara

Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jim O’Gara is a Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States. Over the past 30 years, he has worked for private and public sector organizations concerned with location-based economic development initiatives. His favorite topics include Special Economic Zones, Development Poles, Science and Technology Parks, SMART Cities, and Sustainable Urban Development. He has provided development policy advice at the highest levels to Multilateral Financial Institutions, national and local governments, often followed by leading the implementation of these economic development plans in more than 20 countries. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jim worked for a fortune 500 professional services company specializing in the Architectural and Engineering sector, as Senior Vice President for International Government Services. He also was a senior executive in Shannon Development, an Irish economic development agency.

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September 28, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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