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Renato de Castro

Motivational Speaker Renato de Castro
  • Smart Cities of the Future, Investment & Strategy.
  • International Advisor for The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments.
  • Author and international keynote speaker in five languages.
  • ...

Renato de Castro

Motivational Speaker Renato de Castro
  • Smart Cities of the Future, Investment & Strategy.
  • International Advisor for The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments.
  • Author and international keynote speaker in five languages.

Renato de Castro is an urban strategist visionary, specialising in the concept of ‘smart cities’. The Doctor of Business Administration candidate at Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, is a prolific writer and video blogger at Actual Smart City Magazine. This is a leading global publication about Smart City and is seen in over 120 countries worldwide.

Renato has been an MBA professor for a period of seventeen years and is responsible for courses and subjects relating to international marketing and globalization strategies at a number of universities around the globe. His education started with a BS Business Administration from Universidade Federal da Paraiba, followed by a Master in Global Management from Hochschule Bremen.

Amongst his many positions he counts:

  • Vice-president of International Affairs at The Brazilian Human Smart Cities Network
  • Smart City Ambassador of TM Forum
  • Senior vice president for smart city investments at Commercial Real Estate Financing, Inc.
  • Member of the advisory board of Smart Cities Asia (1016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Member of the global advisory board of Leading Cities NGO, Boston, US
  • Member of the advisory board of Architect Corner, Hyderabad, India
  • International Advisor for The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments, with the headquarters in Seoul
  • Founder and executive board member and senior consultant at Baumann Consultancy Network for Smart Cities projects and internationalisation strategies

Renato has upwards of twenty years’ experience in developing market entry strategies and investment managing when it comes to smart cities development on a global scale. As Founder of City SmartUp he is leading smart business and investment between smart cities in Europe, South America and Asia.

Renato de Castro – Speaker

Renato has spoken at more than thirty global events, amongst them two TEDx Talks, on topics related to smart cities. He originates from Brazil and resides and travels from Barcelona, Spain. Renato presents fluently in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English

Smart Cities are places where everything conspires to make your life better.” – Renato de Castro

Speaking Topics

  • International strategies and investments attraction for smart cities
  • Smart cities, smart citizens
  • Smart city trends
Biography

Client Testimonials

"Renato de Castro is an excellent lecturer and business strategist; he has communication skills in the field of smart city. I spoke with Renato after the panel smartexpo event in Barcelona where he engaged the audience into the discussion. Renato explained well the different approaches to smart cities in different countries, showing as you can plan smart cities in small...more"

"Renato is a very talented speaker and is capable to focus attention on very complex topics even under limited time constrains. His competences on Smart Cities are wide and embrace various real cases and applications "

"A global Vision with local flavor. Renato help us outperform the company competition by constantly looking for international best practices that could be translated into our market, always "tropicalyzing" the ideas into local unique selling proposition. "

Client Testimonials

"Renato de Castro is an excellent lecturer and business strategist; he has communication skills in the field of smart city. I spoke with Renato after the panel smartexpo event in Barcelona where he engaged the audience into the discussion. Renato explained well the different approaches to smart cities in different countries, showing as you can plan smart cities in small...more"

"Renato is a very talented speaker and is capable to focus attention on very complex topics even under limited time constrains. His competences on Smart Cities are wide and embrace various real cases and applications "

Read More
City SmartUp - Smart cities for a better quality of life | Renato de Castro | TEDxUSP (Portuguese)
City SmartUp - Smart cities for a better quality of life | Renato de Castro | TEDxUSP (Portuguese)
Renato de Castro - Chile Digital 2015
Renato de Castro - Chile Digital 2015
Urbantec China - Renato de Castro. Beijing 2016
Urbantec China - Renato de Castro. Beijing 2016
Smart City Summit India - Renato De Castro
Smart City Summit India - Renato De Castro

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