Sébastien Turbot is the Executive Director at the NewCities Foundation where he oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s mission, activities, events and outreach. At NewCities, Sébastien is currently working with city and industry leaders on key urban issues such as Smart Cities, Urban Mobility, Wellbeing, Artificial Intelligence, Civic Participation and Infrastructure Financing.
He has also been the Curator of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), the leading global event on education organized by the Qatar Foundation. Sébastien was also Editor-in-Chief of TEDxParis and curated content on topics that are shaping our world and future.
Turbot cofounded and served as the CEO of Sayara Strategies, a top social communication and public information agency operating in Afghanistan. Sébastien has also been a visiting professor at Sciences Po, one of the most prestigious universities in France.