Lorenzo Madrid

Track 4 Chair, Invited Session 4 Panellist

Lorenzo Madrid

Smart City Business Institute, United States

Mr. Madrid is the President of the Smart City Business Institute America, a Think Tank on Smart Cities and Government IT, promoting High Level Networking within the Industry and Government Agencies, as well as consulting services. As an expert with extensive international experience in the information technology field, Mr. Madrid has more than 35 years of experience in public and private sector work, including over ten years at Microsoft Corporation, having served as Worldwide Senior Director in three positions (Smart Cities & Transportation, Government Interoperability, and Technology). As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Madrid oversaw IT project development and implementation for Governments in over 50 countries. He earlier served as Microsoft’s CTO for Latin America, and as Vice President for Public Sector for Brazil.

Mr. Madrid also served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Secretary of Education of the State of São Paulo – Brazil, responsible for managing and implementing computerized management systems on behalf of 6 million students and 300,000 students. Previously, Mr. Madrid founded Princeton Systems, a Brazilian software development and distribution firm, serving national, provincial and city government clients through a network of international partners, providing diverse service offerings.

Mr. Madrid is recognized by clients and academic institutions for his work in governance, public policy and ICTs to promote economic and social development; he was a member of the Advisory Board of the ICEGOV (International Congress of Electronic Governance), organized by the United Nations University. Mr. Madrid has also served as a lecturer at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policies in Singapore, at the School of Business in Dubai, and at the FIA-Management Institute at the University of São Paulo. He has presented at numerous Smart City conferences including Andalucia Digital Week (Spain), Smart City Business (Brazil), the Samos Summit on ICT-enabled e-Governance (Greece), and Future Cities (Slovenia), among others.

Mr. Madrid received a Fellow nomination from the Centre of Technology in Government – State University of New York, and has published books and scholarly articles on Smart Cities, government IT interoperability, IT investing, and their critical linkages to economic and social development.