Arab Future Cities Dubai 2017

30-31 October 2017
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
منتجع وسبا سوفيتيل دبي بالم

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Day 1 - 30th October 2017
08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 09:40

Official Opening & Ministerial Address

09:40 - 09:50

Keynote Address

09:50 - 10:10

Dubai Plan 2021

  • An overview of initiatives being undertaken by Dubai Government
  • Strategies in place for achieving Dubai's 2021 goals - Happiness, sustainability, smart governance, smart mobility and energy efficiency
  • Future plans for improving citizen engagement along with making Dubai the innovation hub and the most connected city
10:10 - 10:30

Future of City Resiliency: Economical, Ecological and Sociological

  • How do we achieve greater economic equity?
  • How do cities lead in global efforts to protect our environment?
  • How do we advance a human-centric approach to creating smart cities?
10:30 - 10:50

Safe and Secured Connected Cities

  • Creating a secure, reliable and resilient smart city with a robust information and communications technology
  • Leveraging city wide digital information while guarding against malicious damages, unintentional destruction and natural disasters
  • Developing robust laws and policies to improve cyber security of the future cities
10:50 - 11:10

Case Study Presentation: Dubai Design District – D3 Smart City Initiatives

This presentation will cover the initiatives being undertaken by D3 in the areas of mobility, people, economy, environment, living & governance.

11:10 - 11:30

Smart Cities – Fostering Innovation Hubs

  • Why cities need to foster an environment for entrepreneurship and innovation?
  • How to build an agenda for city innovation?
  • Unlocking growth potential with tech start-ups
11:30 - 12:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO FUTURE CITIES LOUNGE

12:00 - 12:20

Smart Mobility & Smart Transportation

  • How intelligent transport will change the way our cities move?
  • Time to re-think our urban mobility
  • Economic and environmental impacts of smart urban mobility
12:20 - 12:40

The Power of Open City Data

  • Why governments need to embrace open data?
  • How sharing city data can improve life of its citizens?
  • How city data can help plan and compare cities around the world?
12:40 - 13:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Autonomous Vehicles – Connected Cars for Smart Cities

  • Way forward for autonomous vehicles
  • Safety and security challenges for autonomous vehicles
  • Deployment approaches
13:20 - 13:40

Creating Cities of the Future

  • Planning the data-driven city
  • How data and technologies can create thriving economies and communities
13:40 - 14:40

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:40 - 15:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Happy City – Dubai’s Journey to be the Happiest City

  • How do we measure happiness?
  • How government services impact happiness of its citizens
  • Private sector participation – What steps do we need to take to achieve the happiness goal?
  • How to implement a culture of happiness
15:20 - 15:40

Smart Society – Case Study on Peterborough’s Smart City Program

  • Why citizens need to be at the center of city planning
  • Citizen engagement and participation
  • Social innovation
15:40 - 16:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Digitizing Government Processes and Service Delivery

  • Framework for setting digital priorities
  • Automation of transactional services
  • Engaging citizens & businesses
16:20 - 16:30

MC CLOSES

16:30 - 17:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO FUTURE CITIES LOUNGE

Day 2 - 31st October 2017
09:20 - 09:50

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

MC OPENS

10:00 - 10:20

Collaborative Digital Social Innovation

  • Creating an ecosystem that supports a collaborative economy
  • Social innovation with the power of the internet
10:20 - 10:40

Smart Lighting – Enhancing the Look of Future Cities with Smart and Sustainable Lighting

  • Embedding sensor-equipped lighting solutions for reduced energy consumption
  • Use of latest innovative lighting solutions to augment the prominent look of smart cities
  • Incorporating energy solutions aiming for net zero energy requirements/net zero carbon emissions
  • City’s lighting infrastructure enabling data gathering and delivering information and services to and from millions of devices
     
10:40 - 11:00

Showcasing a Legacy of Digital Leadership – Blueprints for Emerging Economies with Smart Infrastructure

  • Enabling optimised & efficient use of city resources
  • Ensuring seamless services at all human touchpoints
  • Delivering a positive impact & enriching human experiences
11:00 - 11:20

Smart Healthcare in Smart Cities

  • Integrating technology with delivery of healthcare services
  • Need for healthcare solutions to be instrumented, interconnected and intelligent
  • Connecting patients, doctors, hospitals and pharma manufacturers in a techno circle of e-healthcare
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO FUTURE CITIES LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Designing Sustainable Cities – Urban Regeneration

  • Urban planning & design principles for sustainable cities
  • Citizen-centered design approaches
  • Landscape planning and design
12:30 - 13:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Blockchain and the Smart City

  • How can blockchain help Dubai achieve its smart city objectives?
  • Impact of blockchain on government services
  • How the technology can increase both efficiency and quality of life
  • How blockchain could help Dubai's plan to go paperless by 2021
13:10 - 13:30

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Smart Cities

  • Exploring different energy sources for producing, storing and distributing urban energy in sustainable smart cities
  • Transforming UAE's smart energy mix
  • Developing a low carbon city strategy
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Air Taxis – Driverless Passenger Drones

14:50 - 15:10

Economical and Sustainable Smart Vehicles

  • Understanding the practicality of using electric cars by saving fuel consumption and improving mobility
  • Alternative energy vehicles
  • New approaches to sustainable transportation
15:10 - 15:30

Smart Water & Waste Management for Smart Cities

  • Innovative initiatives in water and waste management
  • Exploring smart water technologies
  • How to optimize water distribution & treatment plants?
15:30 - 15:50

Architecture of Future Cities Design Perspective

  • What does the architecture of a building in a smart city look like?
  • Harnessing big data to design smart architecture
  • Innovative planning tools
15:50 - 16:00

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

16:00 - 16:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO FUTURE CITIES LOUNGE

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30-31 October 2017

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منتجع وسبا سوفيتيل دبي بالم

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