Staying Ahead of the Next Societal Challenge

The Next Societal challenge is here. Some are classic challenges such as the ageing population, improving healthcare systems or building more egalitarian societies. Others are recurrent, such as the future of education or the future of work, which need to be periodically rethought. In any case, new and innovative solutions must be sought. What are the new avant-garde approaches to face societal challenges? Mar Santamaría, co-founder of 300.000 km/s, is the chair of this session with keynotes by Salvatore Martello, Mayor of Lampedusa, and Diego Fernández, Secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation of the Buenos Aires City Government. The debate is joined by Malu Molina, Special Adviser for Sustainable Development of São Paulo Municipal Government, Pastora Valero, Senior Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs at Cisco Systems, and Mark Wheeler, Chief Information Officer of the City of Philadelphia.