2017 Speakers

Jamil Anderlini
Asia Editor, Financial Times
Dora Bakoyannis
Former Mayor, City  of Athens
Carl Bildt
Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sweden
Sophie Body-Gendrot
Emeritus Professor, Université Sorbonne-Paris IV
Irina Bokova
Director-General, UNESCO
Brendan Carr
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland
Gert Christen
Director of Technology, City Innovate Foundation
Henry Cisneros
Founder and Chairman, City View
Ivo Daalder
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Caroline Daniel
Partner, Brunswick and Former Editor, FT Weekend
Reinier de Graaf
Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Andres de Leon
COO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
US News Editor, Financial Times
Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago
Richard Florida
Co-Founder and Senior Editor, The Atlantic City Lab
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
Commissioner, London’s Metropolitan Police
Mark Hoplamazian
President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Martin Kimani
Director, National Counter-Terrorism Center, Kenya
Niamh King
Vice President, Programs and Strategic Content, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Khalid Koser
Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Gerald Lawless
Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council; Head of Tourism and Hospitality, Dubai Holding
Edward Luce
Chief US Commentator and Columnist, Financial Times
Patricia McCarney
CEO, World Council on City Data
Robert Muggah
Research Director, Igarapé Institute
Michael A. Nutter
Former Mayor of Philadelphia
Jim O'Neill
Former Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury
Leoluca Orlando
Mayor of Palermo, Italian Republic
Eduardo Paes
Former Mayor, City of Rio de Janeiro
Jussi Pajunen
Mayor of Helsinki, Republic of Finland
Vikram Patel, FMedSci
Professor of International Mental Health; Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science
Carlo Ratti
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab; Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati
Oussama Rifahi
Executive Director, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Jannette Sadik-Khan
Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
Gillian Tett
US Managing Editor, Financial Times
Jay Walder
President and CEO, Motivate
Karen Weigert
Senior Fellow, Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Keith Williams
President and CEO, UL LLC
Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times