Né le 2 janvier 1961, marié et père de trois enfants, Philippe MATTHIS est diplômé en droit (1984) et en affaires publiques et internationales (1985). Après avoir exercé la fonction d’avocat de 1987 à 1993, il est nommé au poste de Directeur commercial au Port de Bruxelles à la création de la société en 1993. Il devient directeur général adjoint du Port en 2009. Depuis juin 2010, il est également membre du Conseil d’administration de l’AIVP, le réseau mondial de villes portuaires, dont il devient président en 2015.
Il est par ailleurs Président-fondateur d’une association s’occupant du transport de conteneurs humanitaires à destination de la République Démocratique du Congo. Passionné de vélo, il a organisé une vingtaine de raids en Europe et en Afrique.
Bob Nelson was sworn in to represent the City of San Diego in January 2011. His 40 years of government and political service includes participation as President Clinton’s representative on the U.S. Competitiveness Policy Council, and serving as chair of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and City of San Diego Revenue Review and Economic Competitiveness Commission. He has also served on the City of San Diego Public Utilities Advisory Commission and in various advisory capacities to the Mayor of San Diego and the San Diego County District Attorney. He also serves on the Board of Directors of CleanTECH San Diego and Middle Class Taxpayers Association. Prior to public service, Nelson built one of America’s largest independent public relations agencies, now part of Porter-Novelli Group. His clients have included American Water, Anheuser-Busch Companies, the Association of American Railroads, California Teachers Association, The Irvine Company, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on researching, teaching and outreach in the areas of urban innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and smart cities. Along with Hunter Lovins, Boyd released Climate Capitalism in 2011. Boyd released his next book on urban entrepreneurship in May 2016 with a foreward by Richard Florida. Also, alongside Esteve and Henry Chesbrough, he is lead editor of a special issue of California Management Review on Smart Cities, Open Innovation and the Collaborative Economy.
Boyd developed the Smart Cities Wheel as a framework for developing and implementing smart city strategies and for benchmarking cities around the globe. It has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew and Dutch among other languages.
After finishing a three-year stint at Accenture, Boyd obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado (2001). Boyd is a professor, researcher and consultant in the sustainability and smart cities arena. Boyd has been an advisor to green developments such as the Vancouver Athlete’s Village and cities such as Buenos Aires and Beaverton, Oregon. Boyd has co-founded numerous green startups in real estate, ICT and carbon origination. Boyd is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) having taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain), INCAE (Costa Rica), Universidad de San Andres (Argentina) and la Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile).
Boyd has published numerous academic articles at the intersection of entrepreneurship/innovation and sustainability and is a regular contributor to Fast Company. He is currently Deputy Director of Research and professor at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic.