Hazem Galal is PwC’s Cities and Local Government Global Leader. He has expertise in strategy formulation and implementation for cities and local government entities, including smart cities. He led and contributed to multiple cities reports for the World Economic Forum and has been a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on the Cities of Tomorrow. He was also the co-chair for the working group on city connectivity , as part of the ITU and UNESE’s initiative Smart Sustainable Cities. Hazem is also the co-author of the book “Delivering Sustainable Competitiveness - Revisiting the organising capacity of cities”. He worked with numerous cities and state governments around the world in both developed and developing countries conditions Hazem has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BSC in Computer Science/ Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University. He speaks fluent English, Arabic and Portuguese and can also communicate in Spanish.