Smarter Cities, Simpler Cities

Date: November 8, 2018 | Time: 12:00 pm

What is meant by a ‘smart city’? Watch this recorded webinar with ACCA and the City of Mississauga to understand the adoption of smart cities globally and the key role professional accountants play in the journey any city undertakes when becoming ‘smart’.

You’ll hear from two public sector experts, Gary Kent, Commissioner, Corporate Services and CFO, City of Mississauga and Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA, on how this trend is unfolding globally, as well as particular case examples from India and Canada.

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Gary Kent

Gary Kent

Gary currently leads a team of seven Directors who provide innovative, strategic and integrated services to the public, staff and Council. A diverse portfolio, their commitment is delivering strong Customer Service, Value for Money and ensuring the Corporation has the right Talent and Technology available to achieve its vision.

Previous experience includes senior Transit roles in the UK and Canada; Director of City Strategy & Innovation and Director of Finance in the City of Mississauga.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Enersource Corporation, a strategic partnership between Borealis Inc. and the City. Enersource owns 31% of the shares of Alectra Inc., the second largest municipally-owned electricity utility in North America.

Alex Metcalfe

Alex Metcalfe

Alex Metcalfe is the head of public sector policy in the Professional Insights team at ACCA. He leads on developing thought leadership for the public sector and represents ACCA at senior global member forums.

Alex has previous experience in the UK and Canadian Civil Service, including working as a Senior Economist – specialising in tax policy – at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Canada. He has frequently given evidence to UK committees and ministerial roundtables, and was a member of the Home Office Employers’ Representative Group on EU Exit. His published research includes work on the labour and skills needs of small firms after Brexit, as well as economic analysis on the cumulative cost of government policy on small firms.

He studied at Oxford, Cambridge and Queen’s universities.