The City of the Future

25 May , 10:15–11:30
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Trianon Dialogue Session
Pavilion F, Conference Hall F1

The city of the future is being defined by the technology of the future – from fully integrated infrastructure and automated mass transit platforms to driverless cars, sensory-powered street lighting, parking and traffic monitoring networks, and advanced waste-disposal systems. The smart city of the future is increasingly being driven by big data and AI computing capabilities. To make such a hyper-connected environment fully effective, the DNA of urban environments, i.e. their people, must also be educated and reprogrammed. What cities have been effective in not only introducing new urban management systems, but also ensuring broad take-up by citizens? What new technologies are coming on stream that will reshape futuristic urban landscapes? What measures should urban officials put in place to mitigate new risks arising from the deployment of tech-driven urban management systems?

Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Welcoming address
Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue Forum; Ambassador of the of the French Republic to the Russian Federation (1992–1996)
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University

Christian de Portzamparc, Architect
Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Natalia Kuzmina, Founder, RESTAVRACIA N, LLC.
Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes, President of Nantes Metropole
Svetlana Sagaydak, General Director, Bid Committee, Expo 2025
Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ

Front row participants
Alexey Lyaschenko, Member of the Committee on Financial Markets, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Malinovskiy, Partnet, Legal Capital Partners