Professor Mariana Mazzucato joins UITP Global Summit 2023 as keynote speaker

Posted: 10 May 2023 | | No comments yet

Mariana Mazzucato, economist and policy advisor, is set to deliver a keynote speech at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, sharing her insights on innovation and the role of the public sector in shaping the future of urban mobility.

Professor Mariana Mazzucato joins UITP Global Summit 2023 as keynote speaker

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The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has announced that Mariana Mazzucato, economist and influential thinker on innovation, is set to captivate audiences as the keynote speaker at the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona, held from 4 June to 7 June 2023. 

Recognised globally for her extensive work on technological change and the role of the public sector in driving innovation, Mazzucato has played a pivotal role in shaping high-level policies worldwide. Her ideas and expertise have reached a wide audience through various international outlets, both in print and on broadcast platforms. As an advisor, author and professor, Mazzucato has devoted her career to turning economic theories into actionable policies that promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

The UITP Global Summit gathers influential figures in the sector to discuss and define the future of public transport. Mazzucato’s role as a conversation starter and thought leader aligns with the summit’s mission to drive the direction of the transportation industry.

As a professor at University College London (UCL), Mazzucato teaches the Economics of Innovation and Public Value. She is also the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. 

Beyond academia and authorship, Mazzucato holds key positions as an advisor on various councils and panels, such as the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All and the OECD High-Level Advisory Panel on Climate and Economic Resilience. Her broad expertise encompasses areas such as collective value financing, mission-oriented policy and purpose-driven corporate governance, with a focus on transitioning from the public good to the common good.

With her vast knowledge, Mazzucato is poised to inspire and shape the discourse on innovation, public policy, and urban mobility at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit

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