Curacao Smart City, 2016 – “After hearing Gary speak at an international event, we ask him to keynote our Smart City launch in Curacao. He set the stage for the audience and the initiative focusing on human-first design. Gary is a very compelling speaker that customized his talk to our needs.” Franklin Sluis, CEO at Bureau Telecommunication and Post, Curacao
Cities historically succeed or fail based on their ability to adapt to the needs of their citizens. From the Italian city states of the 1500s to technology-driven smart cities of 2016, building better communities always required a human-centric design methodology. We need a keen intuition of what solutions will enhance the users experience in a car, home or city. Rich data, while important, will not provide the value and warmth to build an inhabitable city. Gary Schwartz, award-winning author, shared insight and lessons from the past that can inform our future investments.