Arab Future Cities Dubai 2018

3-4 September 2018
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
منتجع وسبا سوفيتيل دبي بالم

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» Day 1 - 3rd September 2018

» Day 2 - 4th September 2018

Day 1 - 3rd September 2018
08:00 - 08:45


08:45 - 08:55

Ribbon Cutting/ Opening Ceremony

08:55 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Ministerial Address

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development ​​​​​

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi
09:10 - 09:20

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy & Industry

H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi
09:20 - 09:30

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem
09:30 - 09:35

Welcome Address by Premium Sponsor

Julien Bertin, SAP Managing Director- UAE and Oman, SAP

Julien Bertin
09:35 - 09:55

Smart Governance – Enabling Responsive, Transparent and Inclusive Decisions  

  • A fundamental attribute of a smart city is smart governance and open government policies
  • The evolution of technology and how it can be used to strengthen democracy, citizen participation and transparency
  • The role of data in smart governance – Enhancing decision-making capabilities

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez, Government Director, Diputació de Barcelona

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez
09:55 - 10:15

Inspiring New Realities

  • Chronology of Smart Dubai’s 2021 Vision
  • Applications and emerging technologies enabling the future of the city
  • Data, the backbone of Dubai’s smart city transformation
  • Education and Digital Skills powering a smart city ecosystem

Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai

Younus Al Nasser
10:15 - 10:35

Beyond Smart and Connected: Empowering Digital Economic Growth

  • Convergence of exponential technologies in business context
  • The path to deliver intelligent enterprise: practical examples of purpose-driven innovation
  • Synergies of AI national strategies with real life business impact

Pedro Pereira, Digital Transformation Leader, Innovation Office - EMEA South, SAP

Pedro Pereira
10:35 - 10:55

Future-proof Smart Cities & Powering the Digital Economy

  • The focus areas to enable and maintain a smart city
  • The importance of Operational and Information Technology
  • Success stories from Naya Raipur, India and Istanbul, Turkey

Marwan Zeidan, Director, Schneider Electric

Marwan Zeidan
10:55 - 11:25


11:25 - 12:05

Panel Discussion: Transforming the Government Sector - Making Smart Cities Responsive

  • Power of data analytics in offering citizens better services – How are government bodies using big data analytics in executing citizen centric decisions?
  • Examples of successful data analytics delivery for citizens’ benefit in healthcare, public safety, environment, security and transport in creating connected lifestyles for citizens
  • Embracing innovation - How city data allows for better planning, service delivery and where does the future lie as population in cities are on a rise
  • What is more important when creating a connected city: A people-driven approach, or an efficiency-driven approach?

Abdulla Naqi, Director Innovation and Smart Technologies, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism
Amani Mahmood AlJassmi, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Health Authority
Andrew Collinge, Advisor, Smart Dubai
Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal, Chief Information Officer, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority
Stephen Severance, Head, Program Management and Marketing, Masdar

Abdulla Naqi Amani Mahmood AlJassmi Andrew Collinge Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal Stephen Severance
12:05 - 12:25

Enhancing Building Performance and Creating Perfect Places – Expo 2020 Dubai

  • Responsible for 41 percent of the world’s energy consumption, buildings offer a huge potential for energy savings and climate change mitigation.
  • Creating a perfect place is about enhancing building performance to optimize reliability, comfort, and water and electricity consumption alongside environmental and sustainability goals.
  • Siemens pioneering smart building technologies to improve experiences and manage costs as seen at Expo 2020 and Dubai Airports.

Markus Strohmeier, Senior Executive Vice President, Building Technologies, Siemens

Markus Strohmeier
12:25 - 13:15

Panel Discussion: Urban Mobility – The Paradigm Shift 

  • The importance of multi-modal transport in smart mobility initiatives
  • Technology and transport will shape the urban environment of the future city
  • How does the emergence of new business models, such as Mobility-as-a-Service, enhance public transport in smart cities?
  • How can governments overcome the challenges associated with implementing new transport services?

Abdulla Balalaa, Director, Real Estate Development and Design, Masdar
Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan, Chief Executive Officer – Public Transport Agency, RTA
Alex Rentier, Managing Director, Dubai Metro & Tram, Serco Middle East
Andrew Bevan, Smart Mobility Director, Parsons Corporation
Roger Cruickshank, Global Director - Transport, Atkins Acuity
Samer Halabi, Regional Managing Director, MEA, KONE

Abdulla Balalaa Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan Alex Rentier Andrew Bevan Roger Cruickshank Samer Halabi
13:15 - 13:35

What’s next in People Flow?

  • What the urbanization megatrends mean for vertical transportation
  • Connectivity is key in a digital age
  • The power of data in improving people’s experiences
  • How elevators and escalators are getting ready for tomorrow

Joakim Modeen, Global Head of Service Business, KONE

Joakim Modeen
13:35 - 13:55

AI & DL Unlocking the Potential of Future Cities

  • Market & Technology trends accelerating the future cities movement
  • Why AI? Why now? And how it is unlocking the potential of smart cities
  • How Nvidia’s metropolis platform is enabling AI City?
  • Case studies: AI in action

Charbel Aoun, AI City Managing Director EMEA, Nvidia

Charbel Aoun
13:55 - 14:35

Panel Discussion: Smart Cities Mean Smart Security

  • The competition between ever-evolving technology and the necessary security measures – Who wins?
  • Identifying solutions to combat security issues
  • Building the trust of smart city citizens
  • Digital protection is just as important as physical protection

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi, Chief Information Security Officer, Dubai Municipality
Claude Fachkha, Senior Security Consultant, University of Dubai
Elizabeth de Freitas, Regional Manager, Darktrace
Marwan Al-Zarouni, Director of Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center
Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Emirates Safer Internet Society
Noora Al Ahbabi, Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Economy

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi Claude Fachkha Elizabeth de Freitas Marwan Al-Zarouni Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa Noora Al Ahbabi
14:35 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:45


Day 2 - 4th September 2018
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

5G is the Future of the Smart City

  • How 5G deployment can unlock substantial growth and economic gains?
  • The characteristics of 5G technology that can deliver smart city benefits:

    o   Reliable and increased speed

    o   Better coverage

    o   Complete adaptability

  • Benefits of 5G networks on various industry sectors

Jasim AlAwadi, Senior Vice President - Service Operations, du

Jasim AlAwadi
10:20 - 10:40

A New Digital Deal: Beyond Smart Cities

  • Blocks of community digitalization
  • Towards achieving City as Service (city that digitally consumed, serviced, managed and experienced)
  • Experiences of some Arabic cities towards community digitalization
  • Community digitalization: fears and hopes

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President, RIT University

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf
10:40 - 11:20

Panel Discussion: Dubai Blockchain – Driving the Future Economy

  • Blockchain will create the future of Dubai
  • The Dubai Blockchain strategy – Government efficiency, industry creation, international leadership
  • The effect of Blockchain on citizens of the city – What does it mean for them?
  • What role does Blockchain play in making Dubai the happiest city on earth?

Hans Henrik Christensen, Vice President - DTEC, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Miguel Angel Villalonga, Vice President of Data Center & Cloud, Etisalat
Mohamad Easawy, Head of IT Excellence & Innovation, Dubai Customs
Mohammad AlSaraira, Director – ICT Commercial, du
Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi, Director, Information Technology Department, Department of Economic Development, Dubai

Hans Henrik Christensen Miguel Angel Villalonga Mohamad Easawy Mohammad AlSaraira Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Smart Infrastructure – Combining Physical and Digital Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure of the future needs to be proactive, rather than reactive
  • Realising new values from existing infrastructure assets
  • Using data and intelligence to make better decisions
  • Impact of IoT, sensors, machine learning & networks on infrastructure planning & delivery

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat, Vice President - Major Projects, McKinsey & Company
Ian Smith, Chief Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist, Roads and Transport Authority
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director & Head of Transport Planning (MENA), Aurecon
Nic Jacobs, Regional Director (Digital Business Systems), Faithful+Gould
Sam Au-Yeung, Vice President, Global Development Service, PCCW Global Limited
Wilson Craig, Head of ITS, AECOM

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat Ian Smith Nadeem Shakir Nic Jacobs Sam Au-Yeung Wilson Craig
12:30 - 12:50

Planning a Smart State, the 4th Kuwait Master Plan and the Kuwait National Ordinance

  • The national planning ordinance, a tool for planning and managing smart cities.
  • How to get more development with less resource (power, water, etc).

Shawn Meyers, Senior Urban Designer - Architecture, Perkins+Will

Shawn Meyers
12:50 - 13:10

The Future of Innovative Sustainable Architectural Planning and Design

  • Future Proofing: Sustainable Planning and Design
  • Investing in Quality & Innovation
  • Case Study: DEWA HQ

Markus Rutschmann, Branch Director, Obermeyer
Marlon van Maastricht, Head of Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture, Obermeyer

Markus Rutschmann Marlon van Maastricht
13:10 - 13:50

Panel Discussion: Smart Cities to Drive Sustainability Focused Urban Planning

  • Connecting people with innovative public spaces
  • Citizen-centric decision making on both policy and planning levels
  • Creating shaded sidewalks to increase walkability and better lifestyle
  • Improving city services for pedestrians and bicyclists

Holley Chant, Executive Director – Sustainability, KEO International Consultants
Janus Rostock, Design Director, AECOM
Manosh De, Technical Director - Urban Planning Middle East, CH2M
Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, Green Building Council
Shaun Killa, Design Partner, Killa Design

Holley Chant Janus Rostock Manosh De Saeed Al Abbar Shaun Killa
13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00


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3-4 September 2018

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منتجع وسبا سوفيتيل دبي بالم



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