Published on : Wednesday, February 5, 2020
In 2018, City Possible was introduced by Mastercard as a co-creation effort planned to provide city leaders a platform to make use of insights and come up with solutions in regards to academia and the private sector to make cities safer, healthier, sustainable and more inclusive.
Few of the distinguished partners include Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University (TECH), the United Nations Global Compact, IDEMIA, Here Technologies and Willis Towers Watson, in addition to the community of over 40 global cities.
“We recognize that meaningful change will require a fundamental shift in the way city and business leaders work together, so we established City Possible to enable public-private collaboration,” said Miguel Gamino, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Cities at Mastercard. “With Amadeus’ heritage in travel and tourism technology, and their ongoing focus on innovation, they will help our network of cities tackle one of the biggest present challenges – urban mobility.”
Amadeus introduced a new Smart Cities initiative in 2018 and dedicated task force in Asia Pacific that would combine new technology with current infrastructure to develop mobility for residents, commuters and tourists.
“Inclusive mobility should be the cornerstone of any city’s plans for the future – to ensure that existing transport systems continue to work for everyone,” said Simon Akeroyd, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Asia Pacific at Amadeus. “We’re passionate about using our expertise in travel technology to help cities modernize their infrastructure and becoming a City Possible partner now allows us to do this on a bigger scale.”