Accelerating Sustainability and Connectivity in Cities The COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a screeching halt earlier this year. Many once-bustling cities around the world saw the number of cars on their streets dwindle and a dramatic decline in C02 emissions. By June 2020, global carbon emissions were projected to decline 8% in 2020, falling to levels not seen … [Read more...] about Digital Payments for Urban Mobility
Aida Esteban Millat
Aida Esteban Millat
Aida Esteban Millat is the Head of Urban Mobility and Smart Cities for Visa Latin America and the Caribbean. Aida leads the Urban Mobility and Smart Cities initiatives and is responsible for defining the product strategy and expansion of mass transit capabilities throughout the region’s markets. As a passionate advocate promoting cities as hubs for innovation through technology, design and entrepreneurship, Aida works closely with Visa teams across the disciplines to build a holistic approach to regional opportunities. Aida’s professional focus has been on digital transformation, innovation and smart cities for over ten years. Prior to serving in her current position, Aida worked at pioneering and globally recognized organizations such as Citymart and Living Labs Global as well as NGOs and start-ups, focused on helping cities be more efficient through innovative and transformative solutions. Through training programs and workshops, Aida has coached European and Latin American governments and start-ups on topics ranging from helping cities solve problems and improve city life through innovation and sharing smart solutions to urban services through sensor networks and intelligent transport solutions, among other topics. Her international experience includes the development of new methods to approach urban challenges that are now used by more than 100 governments and their stakeholders around the world in cities like Barcelona, London, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico and Cape Town. Aida holds a master’s degree in urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. She co-wrote the book Connected Cities: Your 256 Billion Euro Dividend published by the Royal College of Art & Design London UK and the University of Barcelona.