IPFA Americas: New York: Smart Cities - How to Spur Innovation
Getting Procurement, Funding & Financing Right to Meet Future Needs.
Today’s overcrowded and polluted cities are facing unprecedented levels of pressure on their infrastructure, which is often in dire need of major and urgent upgrade. At the same time, advances in digital technology and automation are likely to change our way of life dramatically. How can we ensure that infrastructure investment decisions made today will sufficiently meet our future and evolving needs to improve our quality of life? Join us for a lively, informative discussion on smart city initiatives, and how we should be thinking about the urban environment we’ll need in the future.
- What kind of projects should we expect?
- What’s the role of the private sector?
- How can cities get smart in thinking about their future needs?
- How should the financing community be thinking about these projects?
5.30pm Opening Remarks
Cherian George, Managing Director, Americas Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
5.35pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Chad Lewis, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Jahred Kallop, Investment Director, Star America Infrastructure Partners
Samir Saini, IT Commissioner and Citywide CIO, New York City
Suhrita Sen, Principal, Infrastructure Advisors LLC
Raj Shelat, Director – Global Infrastructure Projects, KPMG
6.35pm Closing Remarks
Saavan Gatfield, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
6.40pm IPFA Update
6.45pm Networking Reception Kindly Hosted by Fitch Ratings