WOMEN ONLY PLEASE. Wednesday January 18, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM ***Please arrive prior to 6PM when our Guest Speaker begins her discussion***
WiRE Guest Speaker January - Join Mikele Brack -Founder at Urban Living Futures
With a career of over twenty years in sustainability, technology and the built environment in Europe, North America and Asia, Mikele is a recognised leader in urban innovation.
Mikele is the founder of Urban Living Futures, accelerating the commercial impact of built environment innovations via multiple deployments with global property and city clients. She is an advisor to smart city and energy start-ups, and an expert assessor for SME funding.
Recently Mikele designed & led a pioneering initiative at Canary Wharf, London, UK – Cognicity, an innovation program to attract novel smart city technologies from around the world to enter an accelerator, learn how to make their solutions interoperable and pilot them on the estate. The program kick-started an on-going smart city innovator ecosystem at CW.
Currently, Mikele is establishing a similar program in Toronto, UPPlift: Toronto in which multiple test beds will be will pilot emergent smart and cleantech solutions around the city.
Mikele helped to establish the UK government’s Future Cities and Energy Systems Catapults. She has also been a consultant to the Greater London Authority (GLA), developing a commercial building energy retrofit program and to the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, organizing the Canadian delegation.
Previously, Mikele led the Cities and Government sector in General Electric’s Global Growth and Operations team, developing commercial models for decentralized energy and energy efficiency solutions.
Earlier in her career, as an urban planner, Mikele worked on property and infrastructure masterplans, sustainable development studies and economic impact assessments for urban regeneration areas and urban infrastructure systems in Asia, Europe and North America.
Thanks to our networking host and sponsor: Urban Living Futures
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KPMG has built one of Canada’s largest Power & Utilities practices comprised of professionals who have relevant industry backgrounds and devote their talent and tactical skills to helping clients grow, enhance shareholder value and succeed in the marketplace. Our specialized group serves leading organizations in the generation, transmission, distribution and retail energy and electricity sectors. Clients range from new start-up clean-tech and renewable energy firms, to major power and utility corporations.
KPMG’s Power and Utilities team serve organizations involved in all aspects of the Power & Utilities sector, from generation and transmission through to distribution and retail. Our multi-disciplined professionals understand the sector’s unique and ever-changing issues that affect the entire industry, as well as regional regulatory complexities. We offer customized, industry-focused Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Our industry-trained and highly qualified professionals focus on company specific needs and draw on international resources when required.”
Thanks to our networking host and sponsor: KPMG