16-17 September 2019
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Summit Agenda

Day 1 - 16th September 2019

08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address by Guest of Honor

10:00 - 10:20

Blueprint on Digitizing Future Cities – Decoding City Data

  • Is there an urgency to comprehend vast city data which is an inexhaustible resource?
  • The significance in implementing apt technology to interpret enormous urban data-sets
  • Developing a digital sphere for open, safer and connected smarter cities
  • Integrating data from various domains – Best practices from around the world which can be implemented in this region

10:20 - 10:40

Dubai pioneering Smart City Initiatives in UAE

  • The progress in e-government accessibility and efficiency – enabling and adopting city wide reforms
  • Overview of smart city initiatives launched – understanding the percentage of citizen adoption
  • Dubai Paperless Strategy – Phase 1 completion: What are the various limitations faced in execution of this project across various government departments?
  • Putting Dubai on the world map as one of the leading smart cities.

10:40 - 11:00

Artificial Intelligence - Enabling Smarter and Connected Cities

  • Using AI to plot the future of smart cities and revolutionizing urban growth
  • Enabling AI to make an impact on citizen’s day-to-day lives – smarter decision making for a better future
  • Understanding how AI plays a role in changing the landscape for better urban governance
  • What are the constraints in provisioning actionable insight and city data management with an ever increasing population?

11:00 - 11:40

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Power of Data Sharing within Government Organizations

  • Making sense of the vast enormous data-sets that each government entity accumulates
  • Enabling big data and analytics for governing bodies to make citizen – oriented decisions and devise tailor made strategies contributing to citizen happiness
  • Will transformation in the government sector and improved data sharing, enable creating smarter and connected cities of the future?
  • How to ensure ‘Data’ is in the generic code for intelligent governments of the future?

11:40 - 12:10


12:10 - 12:30

Future Mobility – Overcoming the Challenges of Urban Transportation in Smart Cities

  • An overview of global perspectives on the future of mobility - enabling efficient people movement
  • What are the challenges of urban transportation?
  • Intelligent mobility – preparing communities for public autonomous transportation and achieving the vision of efficient, safe and sustainable mobility within city-limits

12:30 - 12: 50

Smarter Governance – The Use of Data and Technology to Enable the Paradigm Shift from Traditional Governance Models

  • Exploring global perspectives in how big data and technology adoption have changed governance structures and empowered cities to become smarter
  • Bringing together transparency, accountability and citizen engagement – headway towards government-public partnerships and creating innovation ecosystems
  • Shaping future governments – understanding challenges faced while adopting innovative government models and preparing for a dynamic future
  • How to transition existing government models to that of one infused with technology and active citizen participation?

12:50 - 13:10

Rising importance of GX – Government Experience & Delivering to Evolving Citizen Expectations

  • Understanding citizen expectations have changed in the last 10 years and analyzing how they will evolve
  • What are the implications of evolving citizen expectations on government services?
  • How to overcome challenges being faced by governments in delivering citizen centric government services

13:10 - 13:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Smart Mobility Revolution

  • Urban mobility to achieve citizen happiness – what role does data play?
  • Providing options for citizens to customize their commutes – does technology implementation still represent a significant challenge?
  • Innovative urban transportation – is it all positive or are their economic & environmental impacts to consider?
  • Finding the next generation mobility system that is a point-to-point transit system using self-driving technology, digital navigation tools while improving convenience, reducing costs and enhancing street safety
  • Integration of smart vehicles and city sensors towards a safer city- A fast approaching reality?

13:50 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:10

Smart Cities that Never Sleep - Internet of Things (IoT) in Motion

  • Using IoT to make sense of urban data in smart cities that never stop to rest
  • Changing the way cities function – how AI and IoT can work hand in hand to deliver positive living communities
  • What are the challenges in using IoT to empower digital connectivity of a city?

15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Using Blockchain Technology in Today’s Smart Cities

  • Using multiple layers of digital ledger technologies on a city domain – creating long term mechanism to crater to smart governance strategies
  • What are the limitations associated with city-wide adoption of blockchain technology?
  • Dubai Blockchain Strategy - ushering of a new economic wave and digital innovation

15:50 - 16:10

Incorporating Smarter Video Surveillance Technology to Secure Our Cities

  • Using big-data & video analytics to gain real-time feedback & insight – using technology for maximum efficiency
  • Embedding intelligent technology into existing video surveillance infrastructure – are there cost-effective methods to secure our cities thoroughly?
  • Overview of best practices for real-time communication with first-responders during times of crisis
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in video surveillance infrastructure to reduce crime rates is gaining global momentum – are there obstacles to overcome with implementing similar concepts in the Middle East region?

16:10 - 16:20


16:20 - 16:30


Day 2 - 17th September 2019

09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Artificial Intelligence Dependent Healthcare – The Intriguing Nature of AI’s role in this sector

  • Integrated technology in healthcare – ensuring its services are across borders
  • AI and the health sector - Data management of health records is one of the most popular applications of AI. How well is this used in the region?
  • Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Strategy by DHA – the future of healthcare.
  • What are the challenges in implementing these policies in day-to-day life?

10:20 - 10:40

5G Network – Connecting Seamless Smart Cities

  • 5G Ultra high-speed connectivity – providing the bandwidth required for smart cities of the future - A revolution in the making: overview of the journey and milestones
  • 5G networks – the keys to unlocking economic benefits for the region. How fast paced is the adoption of 5G network into city systems?
  • 5G network positives – Empowering government entities, enabling enterprise digital transformation, smart city development and 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Disrupting Lifi in the region - what are the challenges faced and does it outweigh the potential benefits of Lifi?

10:40 - 11:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Multi-purpose Smart Infrastructure – The Dream of Seamless Cities

  • Smart city developments embedded with technology, create real time analysis and proactive citizen
  • Transitioning from smart strategies to smart, resilient frameworks. How can infrastructure leverage data intelligence and IoT technologies to boost the smart city dream?
  • Understanding the challenges in the future of digitization of existing infrastructure and ensuring we create data driven - smart infrastructure cities

11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Protecting the Intelligent City – Securing against Smart Attacks

  • Adoption of city-wide digital security with focus on best practices – a regulatory framework mandate
  • Cyber proofing cities – growing number of cases on cyber hacking lays emphasis on protection of its networks
  • What are the best practices that can be followed from smart, cyber - secure government models across the globe?

12:30 - 12:50

Interweaving of Smart Sensors into Public Spaces to Enrich Urban Experience

  • Installing smart sensors into public equipments, revamps user experience and transforms interaction among citizens
  • What are the best practices in bridging the constellation of smart sensors across a city to generate real time data and enable better city planning?
  • Case study on how is UAE setting an example in enhancing livability of citizens with smart sensors that have been placed across parks, beaches and common open spaces

12:50 - 13:10

Crossroad of Technology and Urban Resilience - Sustaining Future Cities

  • Integrating the use of technology to solve urban exigencies – preparing to create resilient cities
  • Robust network – ensuring well planned and safe infrastructure are in place
  • Efforts to reinforce cyber resilience – What are the common data practices followed to ensure resilience in cities
  • Embed resilience in urban areas – ensuring the community is resilient proof and a holistic approach is implemented

13:10 - 13:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Constructing Inclusive, Connected, Livable Cities

  • Greener districts – achieving urban regeneration and economic value
  • Pedestrian friendly approaches – emphasis on zero emission mobility
  • Human centric approach – following citizen oriented development in cities and ensuring it is sustainable
  • What are the most common challenges in redesigning cities for the well-being and happiness of its citizens

13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00


Agenda is subject to change

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