ITU Focal Point on Environment and Smart Sustainable Cities Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 20 "Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)" TSB/ITU focal point for Latin America.
With the pandemic accelerating the adoption of digital technologies in both public and private sectors, cities and communities need to revaluate their smart strategies in order to connect to the new priorities while limiting their exposure to recurring global challenges. This presentation will explore the expanding role of digital transformation in driving innovation, sustainable growth and inclusion as well as responding to crisis situations in cities and communities using international standards (e.g. ITU standards). It will also present examples of how IoT can be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Cristina Bueti is the ITU Focal Point on Environment and Smart Sustainable Cities. She is also the Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 20 "Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)" at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She also serves as TSB/ITU focal point for Latin America. Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Law and International Cooperation and development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation and Telecommunications Law in Europe. She also holds a specialization in Environmental Law with a special focus on Telecommunications. In 2003, Ms. Bueti built on her academic credentials by completing a specialized course in peace keeping and international cooperation with special focus on telecommunications at the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. As part of the International Women's Day 2016, she was named as one of the twenty Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment. She has authored over 40 reports on telecommunication issues. A native Italian speaker, Cristina is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.