Plastic in the construction sector: a circular solution to recycling plastic waste?

Plastic in the construction sector

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas Could bricks made from reused plastic be a partial solution to the plastic pollution problem? As anyone who has stepped barefoot on a Lego brick knows, plastic as a construction material can withstand an incredible level of pressure if the quality is high and the design is appropriate. Plastic as […]

Barcelona’s innovative smart water management makes the most of every drop

Smart water management in Barcelona

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas Barcelona is the second must populated city in Spain, with 1.6 million people, with this figure increasing to 3.3 million in its metropolitan area, and the city is a European and global leader in smart water management, thanks partly to the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) to its […]

Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

The Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) is the competent authority in the Kingdom concerned with data and AI including big data. SDAIA is also the national reference in all matters related to the organization, development, and handling of data and AI; in addition, it has the original competence in all matters related to operation, […]

Margaret Mitchell: What values are being prioritized in AI?

Margaret Mitchell needs no introduction in the world of AI ethics and machine learning. Chief Ethics Scientist at Hugging Face, recognized as one of Time’s 2023 Most Influential People, former Google AI Staff Research Scientist and a prolific researcher with over 50 published papers, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise as we get to discuss […]

Michael Hancock, City of Denver: Smart is a value of us, not a program

With an illustrious career in public service and a passion for innovative urban development, Mayor Hancock has been a driving force behind Denver’s transformation. From his early days in city government to his current role, he has championed sustainable initiatives and smart city solutions. As a key figure in shaping Denver’s future, Mayor Hancock brings […]

Louise Holden, VISA: Governments have an essential role to play embracing change

Louise is a digital payment specialist who builds sustainable payment technology programmes for organisations including governments, humanitarian and development NGOs, and the private sector. She has 30 years’ experience of working in large multinational organisations, including roles at Barclaycard, American Express and Mastercard.