Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah

Co-founder, Igarapé Institute; Executive Director, SecDev Group

Robert Muggah is a globally recognized specialist in cities, security and new technologies. He is a principal of the SecDev Group – a digital risk consultancy working at the interface of the digital economy and urbanization. At SecDev Group, Muggah leads a team to help city, corporate and non-for-profit leaders improve their future preparedness through high resolution diagnostics, strategy development, exponential leadership training, and public talks. In addition to his work at SecDev, he is also research director of the Igarapé Institute - a think and do tank - known for developing award-winning data visualizations and technology platforms to improve public safety.

Muggah has spend decades tracking past and future trends in urban risk. He is faculty at Singularity University, senior adviser to McKinsey and Company, a fellow and adviser to the World Economic Forum, chair of the Global Parliament of Mayors, and a regular consult to the United Nations and World Bank. Muggah is the author of seven books and hundreds of peer-review and policy-oriented studies, including Impact: Maps to Navigate our Past and Future (Penguin, with Ian Goldin, out in 2020). His research is featured in global media, including the BBC, CNN, Economist, Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times, USA Today and Wired. He has given several TED talks viewed by millions, and speaks regularly at the Davos Summit. Muggah received his DPhil from the University of Oxford and his MPhil from the University of Sussex.