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

11:40 am - 12:00 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: 5G REVOLUTIONS IS AT OUR DOORSTEP – is your city ready for its rollout?

Dan Mathieson - Mayor, City of Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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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Dan Mathieson

Mayor, City of Stratford
Ontario, Canada

12:00 pm - 12:20 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

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

BLOCKCHAIN

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm EXECUTIVE THINK TANK: MOVING BLOCKCHAIN BEYOND THE HYPE - A deep dive into the key challenges cities are faced with while implementing blockchain technology

Raeffaele Gareri - Chief Technology Officer, Brescia & Chairman, The Smart City Association, Italy
Dr. Petar Stojanov - Managing Partner, Ebtikaar, UAE
Around 10% of global GDP is likely to be stored on the blockchain by 2027 *( Source. World Economic Forum). Blockchain has the power to transform the way data is shared and improve its transparency. While cities around the world were among the first to recognize the benefits of this technology there are still many challenges inhibiting cities blockchain use cases.

  • Creating a blockchain powered society
  • Discovering new blockchain applications and importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Limitations of Government blockchain networks
  • How to improve functionality of blockchain networks
  • Key takeaways from government blockchain projects
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Raeffaele Gareri

Chief Technology Officer, Brescia & Chairman
The Smart City Association, Italy

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Dr. Petar Stojanov

Managing Partner, Ebtikaar
UAE

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP A

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ROBOTICS IN SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
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 SUSTAINABILITY IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Using IoT solutions to resolve growing problems of sustainability and renewable energy.

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SMART TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
How does innovation in ITS help in traffic management? How data analytics is disrupting monitoring and management

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

IDG One

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm The power of autonomous vehicles and usability for smart transportation

IDG Two

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm The role of robotics in day to day jobs; curse or boon?

IDG Three

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm What does affordable and clean energy mean to intelligent cities?

IDG Four

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm What could be the apt funding options for developing the smart cities?

IDG Five

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm How are shared economies playing a vital role in intelligent cities?

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm END OF DAY ONE