16 - 17 April, 2019
RODA AL BUSTAN, DUBAI

Connected Mega Cities Forum Conference Day One: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

BREAKOUT AND START OF INDIVIDUAL FORUMS

SMART CITY CONNECTIVITY

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: 5G REVOLUTIONS IS AT OUR DOORSTEP – is your city ready for its rollout?

Collin Boyce - Chief Information Officer, City of Lansing, Michigan
5G promises to change the world we know today. It is set to revolutionise data connectivity, move driverless car into transport mainstream and optimise healthcare, energy and industrial manufacturing. How can cities prepare infrastructure to welcome this game changing revolution?

  • How will 5G rollout impact the existing 4G use cases
  • How will intelligent traffic and transportation systems evolve with 5G
  • Facilitating communication and heavy data load using 5G
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Collin Boyce

Chief Information Officer, City of Lansing
Michigan

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: IMPROVING IOT POWERED CITY INFRASTRUCTURE- How will cities infrastructure evolve in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez - Open Government Director, Barcelona Provincial Council
Cities around the world are expected to spend $41 trillion on IoT technologies in the next 20 years according to the Harvard Business Review. City sectors such as healthcare, energy, agriculture, have been impacted by sensors, AI, IoT, cloud services and other innovations. While IoT promises to improve city efficiency it also presents several important challenges that cities will have to address to maximise its benefits.

  • How to integrate IoT into legacy Infrastructure
  • Addressing underutilized data Interoperability
  • How to ensure the data-gathering systems are designed together with analytics
  • How to protect citizens data while implementing IoT
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Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Open Government Director
Barcelona Provincial Council

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE AND IoT

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP A

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION
Enabling robots to automate infrastructure in your city. Where to start and where to implement robotics? How do you maximise return on investment?

WORKSHOP B

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTERNET OF THINGS
Using IoT solutions to resolve growing problems of sustainability and renewable energy.  

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (DIGITALIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION USING AR/VR)
How does innovation right from BIM and AR/VR expedite the construction process?

WORKSHOP D

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm DATA ANALYTICS
How to leverage maximum benefit by analysing data? Where to start?

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

IDG One

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The power of autonomous vehicles and usability for smart transportation

IDG Two

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The role of RPA in a connected city; curse or boon?

IDG Three

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm What affordable and clean energy solutions are most meaningful to intelligent cities?

IDG Four

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Unleashing the potential of AI in a Hyper-Connected World

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm END OF DAY ONE