Senior Managing Consultant
Water and Transportation
Talk Title: The future of cars: how will cities change?
Jean-François Barsoum has 20 years of experience at IBM and has been working on developing smart city concepts and understanding environmental impacts since 2000.
His role is to communicate and popularise innovation, smart city, and climate change concepts, and give dozens of presentations on those topics every year.
In 2008, he was selected by Al Gore's Climate Project to be trained by the Nobel peace laureate to become a climate leader. In 2011, he joined the board of directors of Mr. Gore's "Climate Reality Project Canada".
He regularly advises smart city startups for accelerators, during hackathons or pitch competitions, and is collaborating on large research collaborations with several Canadian universities.
He is also a director at the Canadian Water Network, a member of the AQTr’s Smart Transportation experts’ committee, has advised the Canadian government on cleantech programs, and belongs to the transportation committee of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce.