In Episode 22 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, the Executive Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation, P3 SmartCity Partners, and the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development on the future of smart cities.
Sergio has an amazing background and his journey around the world has brought him unparalleled knowledge in the space of smart cities. His titles are many and all play a major role in the future of smart cities and its quest for sustainability and equality amongst populations.
Sergio is the Executive Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation, Chairman of P3 SmartCity Partners, Co-founder of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development, advisory board member of The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and also on the Big Data Advisory Board at Rutgers University.
Within all his endeavors, Sergio leads the global development & policy work behind structuring Public Private Partnerships around smart infrastructure & policy framework with local, state and federal governments.
In his philanthropic endeavors, as Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation he leads the foundations engagement with Governments from the White House to the United Nations & multinationals; public & private. Having developed partnerships, that today hosts; the Latino Impact Summit, SDG Media Zone & Media for Social Impact Summit & Blockchain for Impact; all in support & collaboration with various UN agencies. The collective platforms all focus on raising awareness and encourage action for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Sergio has been celebrated locally & internationally for the work of his various business for over a decade. In 2012, Dell Inc. named Sergio one of its #Inspired 100 leading global influencers. In 2015 Meet LATAM recognized Sergio as Entrepreneurial Latin Global Leader & Influencer. In 2016 the Humanitarian Innovation Forum honored Sergio at the UN with the Global Social Impact Award. In November, Crain’s honored Sergio as a Visionaries’ finalist to the Hispanic Executive & Entrepreneur Award & he was most recently named top 3 most influential people, by the United Nations Social 500 list & in 2018 was celebrated as the Real Leaders magazine’s Top 100 Global Visionary Leaders.
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