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Cities of the future will be denser and significantly more dynamic. While municipal leaders will seek to efficiently and sustainably improve infrastructure, healthcare, architecture and security, these are daunting tasks. And while unprecedented opportunities exist for governments, companies, investors, and citizens to work together, there are unprecedented opportunities for issues to arise as well. Cities around the world may offer enhanced quality of life, more efficient governance and economic growth – or will they?

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About the speakers:

Dr. Jonathan Woetzel is Senior Partner of McKinsey, director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and global leader for McKinsey's Cities Special Initiative. Based in China since 1985, and instrumental in building McKinsey & Company's China office. Jonathan holds a doctorate in Philosophy (Political Science and Government) from the University of Southern California.

Yisha Peng is COO of TianRang Intelligence, City Brain. Over the past ten years, Yisha has been a product manager, a startup founder, and an investor, all in high-tech, living and working in the US and China. Yisha holds a master's degree from Stanford University.

Wang Yi is Vice General Manager and Chief Business Officer of ArcTron Data & Innovation Technology Co., (an Arcplus company). He is in charge of business development and management, as well as the Smart City and Building BU apart from Investment and Integration responsibilities. Wang Yi has extensive engineering experience in how cities have been and how the future will be embraced using tech.

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