About The Speaker
Vladimir Bataev is an expert in smart & circular deeptech urban solutions — applications of novel technology in urban environments. He focuses on tight integration of transport, energy & urban infrastructure with the help of technology, facilitating strong collaborations between municipalities, urban designers, architects & technologists. His particular emphasis is on building urban innovation ecosystems with the help of startups & SMEs. He has presented or moderated sessions at 30+ events on smart cities & innovation globally, including the World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi (AE). Since 2018 he is an international advisor in the Advice for Small Businesses initiative & mentor in the Star Venture program of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. In 2017 together with Boyd Cohen (the author of the definitive Smart City Wheel model) he developed & taught a people-/innovation-centric smart city induction course to the municipality officials at the Public Administration Academy of Kazakhstan. In 2016 he was nominated for the Global Smart City Leader & Promoter Award by the Smart Cities UK program.