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

Summit Agenda

Day 1 - 30th October 2017

08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:40

Official Opening & Ministerial Address

09:40 - 10:00

Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:20

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 most connected city

10:20 - 10:40

The Power of Open City Data

  • Why Governments need to embrace Open Data?
  • How sharing City data can improve life of it's citizens?
  • How City Data can help plan and compare cities around the world?

10:40 - 11:00

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?

11:00 - 11:20

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

11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

Creating Cities of the Future

  • Planning the data-driven City
  • Case study: Smart City London
  • How Data and Technologies Can Create Thriving Economies and Communities?

12:10 - 12:30

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

12:30 - 13:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Blockchain and the Smart City

  • How can Blockchain help Dubai achieve it’s 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 - 14:10


14:10 - 14:50

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?
  • What steps do we need to take to achieve our goal?

14:50 - 15:10

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

15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Digitizing government processes and service delivery

  • Framework for setting digital priorities
  • Automation of transactional services
  • Engaging citizens & businesses

15:50 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


Day 2 - 31st October 2017

09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority - Smart City Initiatives

  • The presentation will cover the initiatives being undertaken by DSOA in the areas of Innovation, Technology and Convenience for Business and Residential Community

10:20 - 10:40

Dubai Design District - D3 Smart City Initiatives

  • The presentation will cover the initiatives being undertaken by D3 in the areas of Mobility, People, Economy, Environment, Living & Governance

10:40 - 11:00

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

11:00 - 11:20

Economical and Sustainable Smart Vehicles

  • Understanding the practicality of using electric cars saving fuel consumption and improving mobility
  • Alternative energy vehicles
  • New approaches to sustainable transportation

11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

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

  • Way forward for autonomous vehicles
  • Safety and security challenges for autonomous vehicles
  • Deployment approaches

12:30 - 12:50

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

12:50 - 13:10

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

13:10 - 13:30

Smart Metering and Smart Grid Infrastructure

  • Modernizing power systems through self-restoration, automation, remote monitoring, and control, and establishment of micro grids
  • Building reliable, sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure for a smart city
  • Determining load response, improve forecasting and enhance decision making with advanced metering infrastructures, meter data management systems and advanced data analytics

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:50

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

14:50 - 15:10

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

15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Designing Sustainable Cities - Urban Regeneration

  • Urban planning & design principles for Sustainable Cities
  • Citizen-centered design approaches
  • Landscape planning and design

15:50 - 16:00


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