Miguel de Castro Neto is Assistant Professor and Associate Dean at NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) where he coordinates NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab, and directs the Post-Graduation program in Smart Cities.
He was Secretary of State of Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation in the XIX and XX Portuguese Government.
Smart Cities Personality of the Year (Green Business Week 2017 / Fundação AIP).
Founder and Vice-President of the Data Science Portuguese Association, member of the Sustainable Growth Platform think tank and President of the Festival Terras Sem Sombra Curators Board.
He develops his research and teaching in the field of Business Intelligence and Smart Cities.
Smart Cities Future Co-creation
Smarter cities governance of urban areas is a global trend either to confront the challenge of more efficient services and infrastructure management or to fight climate change, yet always focused on providing quality of life for those live, work or visit the city. This new reality is heavily supported by advances in information technology with a special focus on the growing capabilities of sensing everything, from equipment to people, and creating a completely new environment where planning and management are supported by real time information of the cities’ metabolism taking advantage of data science and analytical approaches. This reality is creating new opportunities but also new challenges – are we fulfilling the dream of an utopic city or are we building a dystopic society. How can we collectively tackle the challenge and co-create a smarter city future ?