ABOUT PABLO


Urban Planner, Lawyer and Strategic Advisor on Urban Innovation, Policy Making and Smart Cities. Co-founder and CEO of Sánchez Chillón Abogados and Eolex Citylab, two teams of strategists and social innovators, helping private and public stakeholders to ideate, develop and disseminate innovative Smart City projects. Pablo is Strategy and Public Affairs Advisor and Urban Counselor for Cities, Mayors and Institutions and a renowned consultant on Urban Affairs, Private-Public Diplomacy and Communications, and CEO (from 2016) of Foro Global Territorio and GlobalGOV, private fostered Forum on Public Affairs, Intangible Assets and Institutional Strenghthening, based in Alicante (Spain). Both institutions work as Public-Private Platforms for Urban Diplomacy and dialogue between Government and Private Sector on diverse matters (Advocacy, Phylanthropies, Communication and Influence).

 

In July 2017, Pablo has been appointed Director of CMAP, Master en Comunicación Política & Asuntos Públicos (Executive degree on Public Affairs & Political Communication), a renowned and pioneering Program on Advocacy and Institutional Relations endorsed by Foro Global Territorio and GlobalGOV and IMEP/UMH.

 

Pablo has a Law Degree in ICADE (Madrid, 1997), and has completed Post-graduate Studies on Urban Public Affairs (PDAP – ICADE Madrid, 2014), Urban Planning (FUNDESEM BUSINESS SCHOOL, 2013) & Public Management (FUNDESEM, 2013). Pablo have followed superior studies in Political Science.

 

Pablo has been invited Lecturer at the Master of Advanced Tools for Sustainable Planning Università degli Studi di Sassari (IT), Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (ES) & Pontificia Universidad Católica Puerto Rico (PR). He has recently joined EIC, International School of Communications & Public Affairs  (Madrid) and ICEM ESIC University as a Faculty member.

 

Pablo was appointed CEO of Elche Smart City Project (Spain) and member of the Steering Committee of the Smart City Exhibition Bolonia (Italy 2012-today), My Neighbourhood Project (Portugal, 2013- Today)) y Executive Advisor for the Corredor Digital Santurce Project/ Smart City (San Juan de Puerto Rico, 2013-Today) and for the EU Project UrbanIxD. (2013-2014) and Executive Director of Foro Global Territorio / GlobalGOV (2016)

 

With a solid experience as International Keynoter on Urban Innovation, Strategy and Smart City matters, from 2013, Pablo co-organizes the Smart City Congress “Thinking Capitals”, the regional event in Valencia (ES) about the Smart City paradigm and the role of Digizens, new Digital Citizens (term coined by Pablo).  

 

Pablo is Editor of the influential blog URBAN 360º on Urban Innovation, Digital Cities & Urban Diplomacy and guest editor of the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence and contributes to the Tech Magazine of Le Monde – IBM/ Planète Plus Intelligent, and UCLG (The Global Network of Cities, Local & Regional Governments) and World Bank City Sense. 

 

Pablo is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian & Valencian/Catalan.