Leading experts from public and private sectors are joining AI & Blockchain Summit

We are glad to present you some of the keynote speakers who will be giving their speeches at AI & Blockchain Summit.

Maria-Luisa Marsal Llacuna is an Architect with two Masters and two Doctorates in the fields of urban planning and applied ICT.

She worked for the government in the UK and now in Catalunya, at Government’s of Catalonia, Catalan Institute of energy. Before working for public administrations, she spent 15 years in the academia, in different research and leadership roles in public universities. Her academic career includes:

  • The creation and direction of world’s first official scientific master’s program in smart cities;
  • Several competitive and commercial research projects in the domains of smart and sustainable cities;
  • Postdoc scholarships in Germany (2006) and the USA (2011);
  • A US patent on urban planning standards technology;
  • The publication as main author of about twenty papers in top peer-reviewed academic journals.

She served as UN Habitat III expert and held two mandates as a chair at UN’s U4SSC initiative, with her second term focused on exploring blockchain applications for cities. Maria’s expertise on blockchain for governments has awarded her with the leadership of the Barcelona Chapter at the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) and participation in GBA’s leadership advisory committee.

At the summit, Maria — Luisa will be performing in the first track of the second day of the Summit dedicated to The Cities & Regions: Innovation, sustainability and new balance. There, you will be able to learn the latest insights concerning innovations for regional development & sustainability from the decision-makers of the most advanced governments.

Dr. Stefan Junestrand holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and is considered to be a leading international expert in areas related to Smart Cities, Intelligent Buildings, Sustainability and Blockchain.

He is the CEO and co-founder of Grupo Tecma Red, Spain’s leading Media Company specialized in providing information and knowledge about Sustainability, Energy and New Technologies for Buildings and Cities.

Stefan Junestrand is a futurist who has written more than a dozen books and scientific papers. He has published hundreds of articles and is a frequent Speaker at Conferences and Events in Europe, America and Asia. He is also a member of the “EU Blockchain Observatory” and a main contributor to the “Blockchain 4 Cities” report by U4SSC (United Nations / ITU).

On the first day of AI & Blockchain Summit in the second track dedicated to smart payment, Stefan will tell you about how to create a new payment ecosystem for cities and citizens. If you are interested in omnichannel payments, digital wallets, peer-to-peer transactions, stable coins and cities currencies, open API and platformification, Stefan would be the right person to listen!

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