Cities

Unleash powerful ideas from citizens and stakeholders through distributed input and transparent decision-making processes

For civic leaders and smart cities looking to tap into the distributed intelligence of their constituents and stakeholders, and engage people within your community to create previously unrevealed civic solutions and unimaginable new futures.

Need

Leveraging the knowledge within your community to develop more effective urban policies or innovative solutions to new age challenges can be a daunting process. Public leaders spend an enormous amount of resources collecting feedback, interpreting preferences and building consensus using a string of tools – from online surveys, to public consultations, workshops and participatory budgeting campaigns – all of which produce variable results in making community members feel sufficiently heard, and helping delivery high quality solutions that are defensible and leverage the available collective intelligence within the community.

Stakeholders

Mayors, Policy Makers, Heads of Communities and Institutions

Solution

Swae helps civic leaders and city planners tap into the power of distributed intelligence for consensus building and collective decision-making to bring new levels of trust, transparency, accountability and a solution-oriented approach to challenges within communities. Swae provides an inclusive platform that automates this process, tapping into the wealth of knowledge cross-functionally in a transparent and meritocratic way, delivering well diligence and defensible solutions.

Smart Cities

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21st century digital public consultation (stakeholder consultation)

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Inclusive Policy Making

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Beyond engagement, digital participatory budgeting and policy design

Soushiant Zanganehpour Founder & CEO

Soushiant is a social scientist, entrepreneur and Founder of Swae.io, an AI-powered platform for smarter organizational decisions and 21st century governance. Swae helps companies, cities and organizations of all sizes benefit from the collective intelligence of their employees, stakeholders and citizens helping source innovative ideas, program and product feedback, and policy, budget, and strategy suggestions, at a fraction of the cost. Stakeholders and AI build compelling proposals together from the bottom-up that are crowd-vetted and the best move to a decision-round for implementation, creating a bi-directional pathway for governance. Soushiant is a recognized global practitioner in the fields of business innovation, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability having spoken at numerous international conferences and published in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, and Entrepreneur magazines. He is on Harvard Business Review's Advisory Council, and a board advisor of Biocarbon Engineering, a reforestation startup using drones to replant a billion trees per year.
Soushiant earned his BA (PoliSci & IR) from the University of British Columbia, a Diplôme in International Affairs from Sciences-po Paris, an MPP (Public Policy & Economics) from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and attended Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program as a Google Scholar. He was awarded a full scholarship by the UK's Foreign Office as one of four Canadian Chevening Scholars for his Masters. .

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