Smart Cities Workshop 2018 An interactive debate on the potential of smart cities to answer human development challenges in Latin America. The WISE inaugural workshop was organized in partnership with swissnex Brazil and took place on September 18 in Glória (RJ). The event “Smart Cities for Sustainable and Inclusive Societies” aimed at creating a panel of experts ready to generate a critical debate on the role of technologies and information within current Latin American urban challenges, especially looking at how they can be better put in the service of our societies. During this first event of WISE, experts across sectors presented and discussed ongoing initiatives in Rio de Janeiro and identified potentially interesting topics to advance research. We are very thankful to our panelists, Maria Esteves (UFRJ), Luiza Mesquita (ITS), Jhessica Reia (FGV), Eduardo Barbosa (BNDES) and Daniel Ribeiro (MPRJ).