Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Dr. Denisa Žiláková, MBA is the Director General of the Central Coordination Body under Slovak Deputy Prime Minister´s Office, the government entity entrusted with digitalisation, coordination of European funds and investment in Slovakia.
Dr. Žiláková leads the ‘The Smart City Initiative’ – the platform for smart city implementation across the country primarily financed by European Funds being implemented by cities and regions in Slovakia.
In addition to her responsibilities in the Smart City initiative Dr. Žiláková serves as a coordinator of projects funded by European Commission.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Žiláková served as a legal councellor at the European Commission and as of 2006 she was responsible for the implementation of European projects oriented to the e-government and ICT as a Director at the Ministry of Finance.
In 2012 she joined the Ministry of Transport where she has worked as a Director General and Head of Managing Authority responsible for EU funds for transport infrastructure.
During her illustrious career Dr. Žiláková has committed herself to effective transformation of the country through proactive implementation of projects financed by European Commission.
She holds expertise in a number of programmes of the European Commission (Horizon 2020, INTERREG III B, CEF) and European Investment Bank. Ms. Žiláková is a Member of the Board of Slovak Road Society. She is also a Member of the Board of Supervisors in Slovak Public Ports, and she holds the same position also in the Slovak Investment Holding.
Ms. Žiláková holds an MA degree from the Faculty of Law at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She continued with a university semester study program in Paris and later on received M.Phil. from the University of Economics in Bratislava. She successfully accomplished her studies of European Law at the King´s College in London as well. In 2015 she received a degree Master of European Funds from the European Academy of Taxes, Economics and Law in Berlin and in 2018 Master of Business Administration from Cambridge Business School in Prague.
10:00 - 11:30
FC Pillar Session 2 - Smart Mobility and Future of Urban Development
According to the United Nations ‘World Urbanisation Prospects’ report published in 2014, 75% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by the year 2050. Currently, 54% of the global population is located in cities. Between now and 2020, the global urban population is expected to jump by about 1.84% per year.
- Population boom and urbanisations puts a lot of strain on resources & calls for smart cities with meticulously urban design to promote efficiency, eco-friendly and sustainability.
- Transforming traditional cities to smart cities and their challenges.
- Identifying solutions to combat security issues
- Building the trust of smart city citizens
- Building smart cities with safety and intelligent mobility.
- Future of Autonomous and Electric Cars and its impact.
- How will future mobility impact the residents of tomorrow's smart cities?
- Traffic Management: Top priority for many smart cities