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Dr. Denisa Zilakova

Director General
Central Coordination Body under Slovak Deputy Prime Minister´s Office

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.


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

10:00 - 11:30

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 

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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Miguel Eiras Antunes
Global Smart Cities, Smart Nation & Local Government Leader
Deloitte

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Caspar Herzberg
President, Middle East & Africa
Schneider Electric

10:20 - 10:35

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Lacina Kone
Director General
Smart Africa

10:35 - 11:25

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Hugues Parant
Chief Executive Officer
Euroméditerranée Public Urban and Economic Development Agency
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Harj Dhaliwal
Managing Director, Middle East and India
Virgin Hyperloop One
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Karen K Burns
Co-Founder & CEO
Visory
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Alan Williams
Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship & Operations
UPS
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Dr. Denisa Zilakova
Director General
Central Coordination Body under Slovak Deputy Prime Minister´s Office
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Dr. Davor Meersman
Chief Executive Officer
Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)

11:25 - 11:30