Hazem Galal is PwC’s Cities and Local Government Global Leader. He has expertise in strategy formulation and implementation for cities and local government entities, including smart cities. He is currently the project adviser for the World Economic Forum’s research on “IoT and 5G sustainable models for impact” and previously advised on the “Future Cities and Urban Services: Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services”, “Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda” and a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. He was also the co-chair for the working group on city connectivity , as part of the ITU and UNESE’s initiative Smart Sustainable Cities. Hazem is also the co-author of the book “Delivering Sustainable Competitiveness - Revisiting the organising capacity of cities”. He worked with numerous cities and state governments around the world in both developed and developing countries conditions Hazem has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BSC in Computer Science/ Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University. He speaks fluent English, Arabic and Portuguese and can also communicate in Spanish.