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Ms. Karuna Gopal, is an Internationally acclaimed Thought Leader, IVLP Fellow , Keynote Speaker and Advisor on SMART CITIES. She is the Founder President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, a Think Tank that has influenced Urban Transformation in India for over a decade. Ms Gopal contributed to the design of the 100 SMART CITIES MISSION of Government of India and has been an invited speaker at the launch of the mission by the Prime Minister. At the event, her innovation “CITIZENS for CITY – 2007” a disruptive tool to engage citizens in governance, has been showcased as a National Best Practice. Her innovation ‘Sculpt Your City’ has shaped the guidelines of the Mission. Ms Gopal was a member of the Speaker delegation representing the India at COP21-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), PARIS 2015. In the past, she served as an Urban Expert for The World Bank, DFID (Department for International Development, UK), USAID (United States Agency for International Development), BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) & ADB (Asian Development Bank). Ms Gopal regularly gets invited by Country Governments like Singapore, Philippines, Turkey, Israel, USA & UK to lend her expertise in Urban Transformation. Recently she was offered ‘Eminent Member’ position at RICS (Royal Society for Chartered Surveyors), UK. She chairs and addresses conferences around the world and is a special invitee to meetings of FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) exploring investments into India.

Sessions

12/02/2018
09.20 - 09.40
Arena Hall
As more devices are connected to the internet and a sci-fi lifestyle becomes a reality, the future of living must incorporate connectivity and Smart design. Injecting internet capabilities into your house and office without the need for a device will have a transformative effect on the way we live our lives. In this session, Du and the pioneers of Smart Living will tell us about how Smart Homes and Smart Offices will help disrupt our daily lives for the betterment of mankind.