Digital Solutions
for Urban Resilience

International Forum

December 9, 2021 - 9.00 AM Mexico City Time,
4.00 PM CET, 9.00 PM SIN/KUL

A pathway towards resilient digital cities

Digitalization is a trend that is increasingly permeating urban systems. The multiple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated this process, making it a defining issue for the future of cities.

In February 2020, Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) and Visa announced that they would collaborate for the development of the Latin American region. Following up on this commitment, they created the Resilient Cities Shaping a Digital World program which promotes the creation of digital solutions to address the greatest resilience challenges facing Latin American cities.

This Forum seeks to communicate the results of the program and make available the knowledge and practical learnings acquired during the its first edition, focusing on the on the work completed in the search of digital solutions with the State of Jalisco in Mexico, the Metropolitan District of Quito in Ecuador and the Municipality of Salvador in Brazil.

Speakers

Main Forum: Digital Solutions for Urban Resilience

Event in Spanish with simultaneous translations in English and Portuguese



Romina Seltzer

SVP - Products and Innovation
Visa Latin America and the Caribbean
Visa



Eugene Zapata

Global Director Strategic Partnerships,
Head Latin America and the Caribbean,
Resilient Cities Network



Julián Suárez

Sustainable Development Vice President,
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)



Aida Esteban

Head of Urban Mobility and Smart Cities,
Latin America and the Caribbean,
Visa



Luis Bonilla

Senior Consultant, Partnership Strategy,
Resilient CIites Network



María Camila Uribe

Coordinator
the Cities Network of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)



David Jácome-Polit

Metropolitan Director of Resilience,
General Secretariat of Planning
of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito



Diego Monraz Villaseñor

Secretary of Transportation
Ministry of Transportation of the Government of the State of Jalisco



Magda Andrade

Systems Analyst
Salvador de Bahía Electronic Governance Company (COGEL)
Startup Investment and Acceleration Coordinator (SEMIT)

Deep dive 1: Urban Mobility, Digital Technology for an Open Payment System in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Event in Spanish




Mónica Sánchez

General Director,
General Directorate of International Affairs of the Government of the State of Jalisco



Mariana Bulos

Director of the Integrated Collection System
Ministry of Transportation of the State of Jalisco



José Rodríguez

Head of Urban Mobility and Smart Cities,
Mexico, Visa



Diego Noreña

Director, LAC Urban mobility and smart cities,
Visa



Luis Bonilla

Senior Consultant, Partnership Strategy,
Resilient CIites Network

Deep dive 2: Digitalization to Improve Production and Local Commerce in the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador.

Event in Spanish



David Jácome-Polit

Metropolitan Director of Resilience,
General Secretariat of Planning,
of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito



Aldo Villagrán

Responsible for Productive Strengthening,
CONQUITO



Alexandra Rodríguez

Responsible for AGRUPAR,
CONQUITO



Ignacio Cordero

Manager of Business Development,
Visa Ecuador



Diana Cedeño

Manager of Products and Innovation
Visa, Ecuador



Álvaro Soldevila

Lead, LatinAmerica and the Caribbean,
Resilient Cities Network

Deep dive 3: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Supporting Employment with a Focus on Digital Citizenship in the Municipal Prefecture of Salvador, Brazil

Event in Portuguese



Marcelo Sarralha

Sr. Director, Products
Visa, Brazil



Ivan Paiva

Resilience Director,
Ministry of Sustainability and Resilience (SECIS)



Odir Spada

Solutions Director
Visa, Brazil



Luciana Cardoso

Global Programs and Impact Consultant,
Resilient Cities Network

Agenda

Main Forum: Digital Solutions for Urban Resilience

Event in Spanish with simultaneous translations in English and Portuguese
9:00 am -10:30 am Mexico City Time, 4.00 PM CET, 9.00 PM SIN/KUL

The Main Forum will feature a panel comprised of high-level speakers and experts in inclusive digitization and urban resilience and will highlight the solution-oriented actions of the alliance and the program, as well as trends and opportunities for inclusive digitization in Latin America and the Caribbean.


9:00 am

Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:10 am

Institutional Video

9:15 am

Introduction to the Alliance and the Program

9:20 am

Key Note Speaker: Trends and Future of Digitalization
Intervention on trends and the future of digitization as a tool to build urban resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean

9:35 am

Panel: Building Resilient Solutions for Cities
Discussion about the solutions designed in the program with high-level representatives of the State of Jalisco in Mexico, the Metropolitan District of Quito in Ecuadorand the Municipality of Salvador in Brazil

10:25 am

Closing Remarks

Deep Dive Sessions: City Solution Profiles – three simultaneous sessions

10:50 am -11:50 pm Mexico City Time, 5.50 PM CET, 10.50 PM SIN/KUL

After the closing of our Main Forum: Digital Solutions for Urban Resilience, we will invite guests to participate in one of our three in-depth sessions that will occur simultaneously. Each one will focus on the experience of one of the cities participating in the program with a panel made up of actors who were and will be key to the creation and implementation of the project.

The three cities will reflect and share their experience and lessons learned in this collaborative process.


Deep dive 1: Urban Mobility, Digital Technology for an Open Payment System in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Event in Spanish


Deep dive 2: Digitalization to Improve Production and Local Commerce in the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador.

Event in Spanish


Deep dive 3: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Supporting Employment with a Focus on Digital Citizenship in the Municipal Prefecture of Salvador, Brazil.

Event in Portuguese