Marco Kamiya

Marco Kamiya

Marco Kamiya is Chief of the Division of Digital Transformation and AI Strategies at UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Managing a top UNIDO team at the Division of Innovation and Digitalization, under the Directorate of Digitalization, Trade, and Agri-Business. Working globally on innovation, digital transformation, and frontier technologies applied to value chains for productive transformation and economic growth. Almost 40 global field projects in value chains, supply chains, innovation ecosystems, and cluster development. Developing analytical studies on innovation, digitalization, and technologies. 


Marco Kamiya was the Coordinator of the Urban Economy and Finance Branch at UN-HABITAT. He was senior officer at CAF Development Bank for Latin America in Caracas, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC, and senior economist of PADECO Co., Ltd., a development consulting firm in Tokyo. 


He has worked in more than 30 cities and countries, and has extensively published academic papers, policy reports and position articles. His recent publications include “The Shenzhen Story: Innovation Policies in Practice (UN-Habitat, 2019), “Economic Foundations for Sustainable Urbanization” (with Serge Salat (2018), UN-Habitat and Morphologie Institute Paris), “Finance for City Leaders handbook (2018, with Le Yin Zhang, UN-Habitat and University College London), the “Global Urban Competitiveness Report” (annual since 2016) with Prof. Ni Pengfei. 

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