Competency Development for Leaders of Smart Cities: Lessons Learned in Colombia

  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•12•09    10:30 - 12:00


    The purpose of the seminar is to share the process of building and developing of the first postgraduate program on Smart Cities in Latin America.


    Marco Peres is a lawyer at the Externado University of Colombia and researcher on legal aspects of electronic commerce at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT, Rome, Italy). He holds a certificate in Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence by the Council of Europe and is the delegate of the Colombian government for the Commission and Electronic Commerce Group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Marco Peres is the member of the Drafting Commission of Law 527/1999 on data messages, electronic signatures and certification bodies, and member of the regulatory body. He is advisor for the regulation of the Electronic Government Strategy of Bogotá and lecturer at the Externado University of Colombia between 1993 and 2014. He is also coordinator of the Technical Secretariat for the definition of public policies of Smart Territories and Cities of Colombia (2013) and currently the Director of the Observatory of Society, Government and Information Technologies of the Externado University of Colombia and Director of Data Territory.


    DSI Auditorium, School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém, University of Minho
    4800-019 Guimarães

  • Email:
    Phone: +351 253 510 850 (Mário Peixoto)