For the next episode of our second season of the Skift Podcast, we’re focusing again on cities and talking to our friends at MasterCard about how technology companies are looking to urban areas to develop smarter, more seamless environments.
In the first part of this podcast, we tackled how to create the smarter city for tourists and locals alike. In this week’s followup, we discuss smarter and more efficient bike-share programs, how wise cities set aside politics for transportation progress, and the ways contactless payments make everything easier for tourists.
As with last week’s edition, joining us for the podcast is Hany Fam, a 20-year veteran of MasterCard and its President of Enterprise Partnerships, where he is focused on bringing the company’s network, analytics, products and solutions to areas outside of its traditional payment sphere. Along with Fam, we hear from Seth Schultz, Director of Research, Measurement & Planning at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. C40 is a 10-year-old network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.