19 - 20 March 2018


Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, UAE

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40+ Professional Speakers


Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of attendees from around the globe. We aim to provide a platform where public business managers, directors, urban administrators, international  authorities responsible for developing urban policies can offer their services for the development of smart cities. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Applications such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Fog computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance.

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Conference Schedule / Smart City Expo Dubai 2018

Lev Levine

Day 1 – Keynote I

Use Case Monetization for Smart Cities

Ethem Eldem

Day 1 – Keynote II

Dubai’s Smart City vision enabling Payment of Things; Etisalat Digital Perspective how Fintech has been shaped by UAE 2021 Vision

Rizwan Hussain

Day 1 – Keynote III

Keynote III: How to Fund and Sustain Smart City Projects and Infrastructure?

Akin Adamson, Jorge Sebastiao, Ahmed Qurram Baig

Interactive Panel Discussion

“Cyber Security Strategies and Trends”

  • How to respond to growing threats to the networks
  • Minimum Standards introduction and enforcement for devices in a network to ensure Cyber
Fadi Shanaah

Keynote IV

Case Studies of Smart Health Services

Ammar Sabbagh

Keynote V

IOT monetization in Smart city

Mahmoud El-Banna

Keynote VI

Smart Grids empowers Smart, Safe and Sustainable Cities

Jorge Sebastiao

Keynote VII

Smart Cities of the Future

Dr. Usman Zafar

Keynote VIII

An Overview of E-Government and Smart Governance Projects Worldwide

Ahmed Ibrahim, Dr Usman Zafar, Sami Tayara

Interactive Panel Discussion

“The Role of Blockchain in Smart Dubai”

  • The role of Blockchain technology in Dubai’s plan 2021
  • The role of blockchain in Smart Governance
  • Addressing Blockchain’s Key Security
Jawad Abbassi

Day 02 – Keynote I

Importance of the mobile eco system as a foundation and an integral part of smart cities

Samir Abdullah

Day 02 – Keynote II

How regulation hastening IoT and Big Data adoption

Dr. Seppe Verheyen

Day 02 – Keynote III

Smart City, Smart Diplomacy

Dr. Seppe Verheyen, Nadine Bitar

Interactive Panel discussion

“Standards & Metrics to Measure a City’s ‘smartness’”

  • How do you identify parameters and metrics that relate to the context of the city?
  • How are objectives and
Sami Tayara

Day 02 – Keynote IV

Blockchain Top Benefits for Smart Cities

Wessam Mamdouh

Day 02 – Keynote V

Towards Smart Mobile Money Services

Simone Vernacchia

Day 02 – Keynote VI

Smarter Solutions for a better tomorrow

Akin Adamson

Day 02 – Keynote VII

The Internet of People: Our role in a Smarter World

Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud

Day 02 – Keynote VIII

Internet of things and digital transformation: considering the User experience in optimizing Smart cities


Day 02 – Keynote IX

Urban Planning and Design Guidelines for Smart Sustainable District

Dieter Hovorka

Day 02 – Keynote X

SmartCity requires Smart IT and Smart Technology, how Artificial Intelligence (A) could boost adoption rate

List of Past Exhibitors, Sponsors & Participating Companies in SCEWF

Keynote Speakers / Meet with Smart City, IoT & Big Data Analytics Experts

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Critical Design Thinking of Smart Cities Applications


Innovative CyberSecurity and Privacy for Internet of Things: Strategies, Technologies, and Implementations


Smart Cities Expo World Forum Upcoming Events

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Date: 3rd – 4th Sept 2018   Venue:  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia.

Date: 26th – 27th November 2018  Venue: Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Free Expo Visitor / Limited seats available

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Cutting-edge tech that’s shaping the cities of the future

Smart cities offer thoughtful technology as a solution to the problems facing 21st century urban centres. Experts warn that our aging infrastructure, inefficient energy consumption, and traffic congestion promise to become more than headaches over the next few decades. But smart cities

Dubai calls Global Innovators to Solve City’s Future Challenges

In 2016, Dubai ranked 15th in a global league table‑conducted by PWC‑of the world’s 28 most innovative cities. The city soared past major business hubs Shanghai, Madrid, and Milan. This year, the desert giant geared up efforts to attract foreign innovation initiatives. Cisco Systems just announced a ‘first of a kind’ innovation

Dubai Innovation Map 2018

In the last articles, we talked about the future of innovations in Dubai. To summarize our findings in one sentence: it is happening in the desert. The government is funneling money into future‑driving projects and cooperates with leading innovators from around the world. Dubai is taking Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s words

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