Global EMPA, Class of 2016 | City Hall, City of Rio de Janeiro


Pedro Arias has a BSc in Geography, a MSc in Cartographic Engineering and a MBA in Executive Management. Since 2010, he has worked for the City of Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall, where he now advises on the management of 1746, Rio’s Non-Emergency Contact Center. The equivalent of New York’s 311, 1746 has been hugely successful in ensuring the safety and well-being of Rio’s citizens through efficient allocation of resources.

Prior to this position, he was working as a data scientist at PENSA, Rio’s Big Data Unit. PENSA has been a global leader in innovating public services delivery, preventing dengue fever, and providing assistance to the public during major events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. He is a member of “Carioca Leaders,” a program through City Hall that aims to identify professionals with leadership skills and provide strategic training toward managerial positions of the organization.

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