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Smart City Innovations to Overcome COVID-19 in Swiss Cities

April 16, 2020 | 9:00 AM |


Dear colleagues,

As we had to postpone the Smart Cities Switzerland Study Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to bring the Swiss expertise to your home!

Smart City Hub Switzerland, SmartCities Alliance, InnoSuisse, SECO, World Economic Forum and Risk Reduction Foundation are collaborating on a platform to combine efforts of private and public stakeholders in applying Smart Technologies to address Smart Cities challenges in Switzerland and transfer the best technologies and solutions to emerging markets.

As part of these efforts, the Global Smart City Partnership Program and Smart Cities KSB is providing the opportunity to present ongoing efforts related to applying Smart Technologies to fight COVID19.

Presentations will be follow-up by Q&A.

Hyoung Gun Wang, Senior Economist and Smart Cities KSB lead, World Bank

Introduction Remarks
Andrei Iatsenia, co-founder and the CEO, Risk Reduction Foundation


Valentin Legger, Head of Federal Labor Inspectorate, SECO

Anne-Claire Pliska, Founder, Managing Director, SmartCities Alliance, Founder, Managing Director, EcoVanes

Stefan Metzger, Chief Digital Officer, City of Lucerne, Board Member, Smart City Hub Switzerland

Olivia Zeydler, Global Leadership Fellow, Acceleration Team & COVID Action Platform, World Economic Forum 

Emile Dupont, Team Leader, Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency, Coordinator of the Swiss Enterprise Europe Network consortium

Smita Misra, Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
Dharmendra Gill, MD, Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL)
Denis Obarcanin, Operations Officer, IFC