Smart Cities with purpose: Strategies for cities - Premios Verdes

Smart Cities with purpose: Strategies for cities


We will present proposals and solutions that incorporate innovation, project development, programs and policies that encourage the transformation of cities.

City: Miami, Florida

Date: Wednesday, April 20 2022

Time: 15:00 - 16:15 MIA

Place: Fieldhouse at Watsco Center - University of Miami

Language: English & Spanish


Susana Carillo

Deputy Mayor nº1, Delegate Councilor of the Urban Digitization Innovation Area, and Spokesperson of the Municipal Government of Malaga

Susana was Director of Smart City Málaga Living Lab from 2015 to June 2019. She was also responsible for Network Planning and Quality, and Smart City Malaga Project Manager within the Enel group, Endesa. She has made more than ten academic publications between 1997 and 2018. She was an associate professor of the Higher School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Malaga from 2002 to 2004.

Matt Haggman


Matt Haggman is the Executive Vice President of Opportunity Miami at the Beacon Council. Haggman is an ardent believer in entrepreneurship as a way to transform communities from the ground up. Previously, as the Miami Director at Knight Foundation, he created and built the foundation’s program focused on propelling high-growth entrepreneurs and civic innovators to drive innovation, expand opportunity and stir greater community engagement.

Camilo Pinzón

Executive Director of CIFAL Miami

Has an MBA and is an economist specialized in Sustainable Development. One of the 50 most influential people in the private sector in Ecuador in 2019, according to Vistazo Magazine. He is executive director of EDES Business School, the School of Developmental Business and Social at UTPL. He is also president of the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation —AEI, co-founder and member of the Leaders to Govern Corporation, as well as co-founder and president, for 6 years, of the Ecuadorian Corporation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship —CEIE. In addition, he is co-founder of Start Up & Ventures and since 2017, he is the representative of Ecuador for the Global Entrepreneurship Network - GEN.

Carlota Sanz-Ruiz

Co-founder, Strategy & Enterprise Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab

She is the Co-Founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) and DEAL’s Strategic Lead, a role that combines her background in corporate management consultancy with her passion for regenerative economics. Her work focuses on enabling the concepts of Doughnut Economics to be turned into transformative practice, while ensuring they spread wide and with integrity. Prior to co-founding DEAL with Kate Raworth, Carlota worked for a decade in the financial sector in Spain and the UK, was the co-director of Economy for the Common Good in the UK and studied economic transformation at Schumacher College in the UK.


Bianca Dager

Vice Minister of Environment of Ecuador

As the current Vice Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador she has led high-profile international sustainable development projects and has promoted innovative public policies in environmental matters in the city of Guayaquil and in her current position has promoted the bioeconomy and the protection of natural resources, increasing the national territory under conservation by 5%. She worked 16 years in the private sector and as of three years has been dedicated to public service where she has successfully promoted innovation, entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability. She is a mentor for Women4Climate and SDG Ambassador in Ecuador. She has received several awards throughout her career. She is co-founder of Premios Verdes, the largest community in the region that works for social and environmental development in Ibero-America.