Smart Cities New York, scheduled for May 2018, is an annual gathering of thought leaders, to explore various challenges and opportunities facing the world’s cities today. The forum encourages problem solvers to engage with urban citizens to develop the best solutions for global cities.
Similarly, the One Globe Forum has been India’s leading conference for focus groups of thought leaders, academicians, educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, influencers, businessmen, government and corporate leaders to discuss, debate and deliberate on development of smart cities and building a 21st Century knowledge economy.
“Both One Globe Forum and Smart Cities New York share a common objective: We have always believed that cities are the best place to improve the quality of life of citizens, whether it’s cleaner air, less congestion, or better security. Having served as a Vice Chair and speaker at the One Globe Forum for many years, I have seen how innovators and government leaders have spurred cities across the country to use technology to build smarter cities, not only in India but across South Asia. By joining Smart Cities New York with One Globe Forum, we will reach a wider audience and achieve our common goal.” said Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Smart Cities New York.
The event comes at a time when dense smog blankets most of North India, so finding new solutions for India’s cities is urgent. One Globe Forum, in partnership with Smart Cities New York, will convene experts and leaders to develop new solutions with a focus on life in the 21st century.
Harjiv Singh, Convener, One Globe Forum and Founder and CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, says:
“India is seeing massive urbanization with over 600 million people expected to be living in India’s cities by 2030. This urban migration is creating new challenges, which need to be addressed urgently. Only then will India be able to compete for talent and produce sustainable economic growth in the global marketplace. For all these reasons, we are delighted to partner with Smart Cities New York in the seventh edition of the One Globe Forum to combine the vitality of New York City with the innovative and entrepreneurial talent of India. The result will be new ideas and solutions that will help India address these challenges.”
‘Smart cities’ has been a major topic of discussion at One Globe Forum for the past seven years and has helped the Government of India develop the urban strategies that are transforming India’s 100 smart cities. The previous speakers at the One Globe Forum have included Shalabh Kumar, Founder, Republican Hindu Coalition; Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal; H.E. Daniel Carmon, Israel’s Ambassador to India; Shri P.P Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs; Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers; Manish Tewari, Former Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India; Salman Khurshid, Former Cabinet Minister of External Affairs; Kapil Sibal, Former Human Resource Development Minister of India; Dr. Bibek Debroy, Fulltime Member, NITI Aayog, and Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and former diplomat, currently serving as Member of Parliament and; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, among others.
About Smart Cities New York 2018
Smart Cities New York (SCNY) is North America’s leading global conference to address and highlight critical solution-based issues that cities are facing as we move into the 21st century. With the global smart city market expected to grow to $1.6 trillion within the next three years, guided by its “Powered by People” theme, SCNY brings together top thought leaders and senior members of the private and public sector for discussions. The leaders will discuss investments in physical and digital infrastructure, health, education, sustainability, security, mobility, and workforce development to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
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About One Globe Forum
The annual One Globe Forum brings together global thought leaders to discuss how we build a 21st century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. With over 40 speakers and 200 delegates each year, it is India’s leading forum exploring the intersection of technology, innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration, and education and their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy. Connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn page.
Founded in 2004, Salwan Media Ventures owns a portfolio of businesses in education, consumer, and business information, primarily targeting South Asia. We view South Asia as an emerging force in the education, media, and information industries. We believe the region will witness an increasing demand for education and information in the next two decades as penetration of both mobile devices and high-speed Internet spreads. Our businesses use technology as an enabler to empower the people of this region with information and knowledge. Headquartered in New Delhi, Salwan Media Ventures also has offices in New York and London.