Conference Program

Day 1 – 19th March 2018

Day 2 – 20th March 2018

Day 1 – 19th March 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM
REGISTRATION AND MORNING TEA

9:30 AM- 9:40 AM
Welcome Remarks & Overview

9:40 AM- 10:05 AM
Use Case Monetization for Smart Cities

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Lev Levine, Director, EMEAR IoT Market Development, Cisco

Lev Levine

10:05AM-10:30AM
Dubai’s Smart City vision enabling Payment of Things;
Etisalat Digital Perspective how Fintech has been shaped by UAE 2021 Vision

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Ethem Eldem, Senior Director/Digital Payments & ecommerce Solutions, Etisalat, UAE

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10:30AM-10:55AM
Smarter Cities:
Fast forward through leadership and innovation

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Rizwan Hussain, Government Industry Leader, IBM Middle East and Africa

Rizwan Hussain

10:55AM- 11:35AM
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 Security
  • Changes in Technology, Practice, Policy, and law for assuring Cyber Security

By
Akin Adamson, Chief Executive Officer, BPC Plus
Jorge Sebastiao, Cloud Practice Leader, ICT Expert, Solutions Manager, Huawei Technologies
Ahmed Qurram Baig, CRISC,CISSP,CBCP,CISM,CISA,BCCP

11:35AM- 12:00PM
Case Studies of Smart Health Services

Orange Business Services

Fadi Shanaah, Regional Director Business Development, MEA – Smart City & Healthcare, Orange Business Services, United Arab Emirates

Fadi Shanaah

12:00 PM-01:00 PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM-01:25 PM
IOT monetization in Smart city

Ericsson

Ammar Sabbagh, Head of Business Development – Technology & IOT solutions, Ericsson, UAE

Ammar

01:25 PM-01:50 PM
Smart Grids empowers Smart, Safe and Sustainable Cities

NOKIA

Mahmoud El-Banna, Director, Global Solutions Management, Nokia, UAE

Mahmoud El-Banna

01:50 PM-02:15 PM
Smart Cities of the Future

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Jorge Sebastiao, Cloud Practice Leader, ICT Expert, Solutions Manager, Huawei Technologies

Jorge Sebastiao

02:15 PM-02:40 PM
An Overview of E-Government and Smart Governance Projects Worldwide

DUC International Consulting

Dr. Usman Zafar, Founder & CEO, DUC International Consulting, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Usman Zafar

02:40 PM-03:05 PM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK

03:05 PM- 3:50 PM
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 Concerns

By
Ahmed Ibrahim, Technical Sales Manager Cloud & Communication Service Providers- MEA at Intel Corporation,
Dr Usman Zafar, Founder & CEO, DUC International Consulting, United Arab Emirates,
Sami Tayara, Co-Founder and CEO, AIQUAL Technology – FZE,

03:50 PM-04:30 PM
POST EVENT & NETWORKING BREAK

04:30 PM
End of Day 1 – Conference Day One – 19th March 2018

Day 2 – 20th March 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM
REGISTRATION AND MORNING TEA

9:30 AM- 9:40 AM
Welcome Remarks & Overview

09:40AM-10:05AM
Importance of the mobile eco system as a foundation and an integral part of smart cities

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Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA, United Arab Emirates

Jawad Abbassi

10:05AM-10:30AM
How regulation hastening IoT and Big Data adoption

DU

Samir Abdullah, Director – Managed Services Solution Architecture, du Telecom, UAE

Samir Abdullah

10:30AM- 10:55AM
Smart City, Smart Diplomacy

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Dr. Seppe Verheyen, Research Fellow at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), United Arab Emirates

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10:55AM-11:35AM
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 KPI’s set? Who are the stakeholders involved in this?
  • Is it possible to build an evaluating model?

By
Dr. Seppe Verheyen, Research Fellow at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), United Arab Emirates,
Nadine Bitar, CHIEF PLACEMAKING OFFICER AND DIRECTOR

11:35AM-12:00PM
Blockchain Top Benefits for Smart Cities

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Sami Tayara, Co-Founder and CEO, AIQUAL Technology – FZE

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12:00 PM-01:00 PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM-01:25 PM
Towards Smart Mobile Money Services

Addengreens

Wessam Mamdouh, CEO, Addengreens, UAE

Wessem Mamdouh

01:25 PM-01:50 PM
Smarter Solutions for a better tomorrow

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Simone Vernacchia, Senior Digital & Technology Consulting Director, PwC, UAE

Simone Vernacchia

01:50 PM-02:15 PM
“The Internet of People: Our role in a Smarter World”

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Akin Adamson, Chief Executive Officer, BPC Plus

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02:15 PM-02:40 PM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK

02:40PM-03:05PM
Internet of things and digital transformation: considering the User experience in optimizing Smart cities

Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud, CEO & founder, QuantaSmart

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03:05 PM-03:30 PM
Urban Planning and Design Guidelines for Smart Sustainable District

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NADINE BITAR, CHIEF PLACEMAKING OFFICER AND DIRECTOR

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03:30 PM-03:55 PM
SmartCity requires Smart IT and Smart Technology, how Artificial Intelligence (A) could boost adoption rate

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Dieter Hovorka, CTO, Skillz Middle East

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04:00 PM-04:30 PM
POST EVENT NETWORKING BREAK

04:30 PM
End of Day 2 – Conference Day Two – 20th March 2018

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