Peter A. Cabral

Singularity Expert: Disruption, Future of Cities, Mobility

Political Scientist, specialized in Economy, Business Administration, Computer Science/Programming and post studies in Marketing. Expert in Urban Mobility, Smart Cities, Public-Private Partnerships in infrastructure and public assets, government relations and public policy. Strong focus on the triple bottom line framework, while leveraging disruptive technologies in the generation of abundance for social, economic and sustainable development, along with political/public governance impact – the embrace of privatization with a digital & exponential mindset towards design/building, planning and managing friendlier/smarter, more humane cities, because people matter. Contributing agent of City Transformation, Urban Regeneration and Digital Placemaking for the Future of Cities. Global pioneer in Sharing, Collaborative Economy and Gig Economy Solution Platforms. Responsible for the deployment of the Bicycle Sharing experience in LATAM/Brazil and Argentina. A senior Business Executive with a successful track record in B2G, B2B and B2C operations; including early-stage startup breeding and business acceleration. A Business mentor and a market reference in Smart City Solution Design. Public Speaker, Business Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member, Startup Business Advisor in the areas of Urban Mobility, Disruptive Technologies, Big Data and AI. Coauthor of “Mobilidade, Muito Além de Trânsito”, a book on the challenges that modern Cities face concerning Urban Mobility, Public Policy, Public Transportation and Smart City Design. Author of papers and articles published in journals and other outlets.

Speaking Topics

Future of Cities: Smart by Concept and Design

The deployment of innovative technologies in a city environment – the advent of big tech. The Future of Cities edified on the deployment of exponential technologies as drivers of Economic, Social, Sustainable Development & Improved Governance/Public Policy. The opportunity of renewing, redesigning and building public infrastructure as result of modernized privatization efforts. Bridging the gap between public and private sectors, while seeking transformative change through the generation of big data. The embrace of privatization with a digital mindset as opposed to analog, thus accelerating growth and returns for social, economic and sustainable development. Public Private Partnerships as the legal framework for city transformation, aimed at improved planning and management of public infrastructure, assets and services.
Placemaking and Digital Placemaking as engines of Urban regeneration towards building friendlier and more humane cities – because people matter; Smart Cities, the importance of digital, data, and design.

Future of Government and Governance: Role, Policy and Trust

Strengthening relationships between public, private sectors, civil society and communities. Building citizenry and social engagement focusing on what are people’s needs and expectations of government. Public and Private sector working together towards devising the tools necessary to address today’s biggest challenges.
The impact of exponential and digital mindsets in government, devising a disruptive framework essential to build new public policy programs, while generating social, economic and political development. Models of government, shared power principle, anticipatory government – improve public policy, regulatory programs and services by collaborative public-private design thinking, utilize technology to build legitimacy, trust, and generate cross segment opportunity paired with sustainable growth. Big Data and IoT sensors as sine qua non vectors for smart city design – the importance of data analytics, and predictive analysis towards providing tailor made services that solve public/city’s biggest challenges.The concept of Government and public services as a digital platform – machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communications, technologies and services.

Urban Mobility, Alternative Mobility & Micromobility Solutions

The impact of micromobility/sharing economy solutions in city centers – the future of city transportation – a true driver of change towards the creation of improved public policy, innovative city planning and public transportation. How sharing mobility platforms redesigned urban mobility, public services and city planning. The role of alternative/micromobility solutions in the development of multi modal public transport integration systems and how said impacts city/urban planning, social development and quality of living. The Brazilian and the Argentinian Bicycle Sharing Experience as a disruptive precursor of social change, economic impact and improved systems of public governance and policy. Shift in Mindset, ownership to access: building trust, the foment of sharing, the evangelization of collectivism and social good. Shared micromobility solutions and the private enterprise – entrepreneurship and the impact of gig economy towards social development and change in status quo.

Urban Mobility, Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Cities

The deployment of innovative technologies in an urban environment as a vector of accelerated and disruptive change. We are at the brink of an incredible opportunity to embrace the privatization effort of public infrastructure with a digital mindset, so that we create a future of new economic wealth, improved governance and social development. Stop thinking analog, let’s think digital; start thinking exponential as opposed to linear, and let’s think global instead of local.

Urban Mobility, Public Services and City Infrastructure Through The Lens Of The Social Contract - The Analysis

The analysis of urban mobility, infrastructure and public services based on the political philosophy constructionist social contract theory. Whereby under a liberal democratic system both elected government and civil society assume responsibilities, duties, obligations and rights. How the entropy of the social contract deteriorates the foundation of the agreement while weakening the bond between public-private sectors and civil society. The cost of opportunity that this phenomenon generates, while impairing cities to develop and generate wealth, thus preventing civil society from embracing transformative change and economic growth. How government and civil society must strengthen ties, hence work together in the embrace of disruptive digital technologies, while seeking the creation of organizational structures, public policy and regulatory sandboxes aimed at empowering the public sector to drive innovation forward. Improved governance, social change and economic development rely heavily on it, so does the future of humans, cities and civilization.