Dr Marco Macagnano is the Smart Cities Leader at Deloitte Consulting. Marco holds over 14 years of experience leading architectural design and project delivery across most sectors. We chat about his background and role at Deloitte, Africa’s Smartest Building, What a Smart City means in an African context, how we ensure everyone benefits and not just the few, key technologies that will emerge, Africa’s biggest challenge and his vision for the future.
The Smartest Building in Africa
’Smart City’ in an African context
Ensuring smarter, sustainable cities include all citisens and do not only benefit the few?
Key technologies that will emerge
Biggest challenge Africa must overcome
Marco’s vision for future cities
About Marco Macagnano
Smart Real Estate and Smart Cities Leader at Deloitte Consulting SA, providing management consulting and strategic solutions for smart buildings and cities in the digital age. Smart buildings leverage end-to-end IoT solutions in design, delivery and operations to create value from data allowing for responsive and connected built environments. Advantages are offered in dynamic and adaptive design, asset management, technology strategy and new era revenue generation.
Award winner: Building Design and Construction (BD+C) 40 Under 40 2018 in the category of Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC).
Marco holds over 14 years of experience leading architectural design and project delivery across most sectors (retail, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, urban design, mixed-use design, residential) with specialised expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Sustainable Development.
Marco is a Director of the Green Building Council of South Africa, and a member of the advisory board to the University of Pretoria Dept. of Architecture.
His Doctorate (2018) focused on evolving Built Environment processes and products to adapt to Industry 4.0 and create agile, smart and sustainable built environments. This research established a revised model for sustainable development and an integrated system-design methodology for the built environment in the Information Age.
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