Principal Consultant, Zaz Ventures, Switzerland
Vladimir Bataev is an independent expert in smart & circular deep tech urban solutions — applications of novel technology in urban environments. He focuses on tight integration of transport, energy & urban infrastructure with the help of ICT. He facilitates strong collaborations between municipalities, urban designers, architects & technologists, with particular emphasis on startups & SMEs. In 2017 together with Boyd Cohen, he developed & taught a people-innovation-centric smart city induction course to the municipality officials at the Public Administration Academy of Kazakhstan. In 2016 he was nominated for the Global Smart City Leader & Promoter Award by the Smart Cities UK program.