16 - 17 April, 2019
ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI

Connected Mega Cities Forum Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

CONNECTED MEGA CITIES

Intelligent City initiatives will attract technology investments of more than $81 billion globally by 2019, and spending is set to grow to $158 billion in 2022*
*the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide

9:30 am - 9:40 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS


CYBER SECURITY THE NEW CITY RISK

First generation of virtual assistants exposed algorithm fallacies- from Facebook’s algorithm election controversy to voice command software struggling to understand female voices etc. The developments in autonomous drone manufacturing pose major threat for city security and freedom. How can cities work together to create a common regulatory environment where technology can thrive while providing safety and security for citizens?
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Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
California

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Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Open Government Director
Barcelona Provincial Council

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Dr. Nasser Alsaedi

Head of Information Security
Abu Dhabi Police

10:10 am - 10:30 am INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: SECURING CITY INFRASTRUCTURE – Mitigating risks caused by 5G adoption

As more cities adopt new technologies running on different architecture designs they become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The more technology cities use, the higher the threat of it being compromised. How can cities build, maintain and protect infrastructure from cyber sec vulnerabilities?

  • How can cities protect from cyber attacks in t 5G
  • How much of AI surveillance is too much?
  • How will AI powered surveillance look like
  • How much surveillance is too much

10:30 am - 10:50 am Reserved for sponsor

10:50 am - 11:20 am COFFEE BREAK

MOBILITY

11:20 am - 11:40 am MOBILITY BEYOND AUTONOMOUS– Mapping out the road ahead for next generation mobility

Raeffaele Gareri - Chief Technology Officer, Brescia & Chairman, The Smart City Association, Italy
Automotive analysts are predicting that US$ 1.3 billion global car fleet is set to double by 2030 * (Source, McKinsey) This puts an unbearable pressure on city infrastructure to tackle growing congestion and pollution concerns. How can public and private sector work together to leverage technological advancements, improve regulations to enable a more sustainable mobility in cities?

  • How will emerging tech such as EV,AV resolve future mobility challenges
  • Can cities of the future solve regulatory challenges for ride-hailling disruptors?
  • Public VS Private transport of the
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Raeffaele Gareri

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

11:40 am - 12:00 pm EXECUTIVE THINK THANK: NAVIGATING DRIVERLESS CITIES. How prepared are cities’ infrastructure for the advent of autonomous vehicles?

Dr. Nasser Alsaedi - Head of Information Security, Abu Dhabi Police
As AVs power ahead on solving key city challenges, are we not paying enough attention to their legal implications and technical limitations?

  • What does autonomous city infrastructure readiness really means?
  • Who to achieve seamless integration of driverless cars into the city infrastructure
  • The case of error, who is to be blamed?
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Dr. Nasser Alsaedi

Head of Information Security
Abu Dhabi Police

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: GEARING UP TO NEXT GEN MOBILITY WITH ITS - How to improve digital operation of city transport to fully benefit from ITS innovations

Over 82% of GCC transport companies who took part in a recent survey said they expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option within the next decade while 35 %t believe they will be a reality on our roads in the next five years* (Source. Trade Arabia)..

  • How data analytics is disrupting monitoring and management?
  • What are the innovations in GPS tech for ITS systems
  • How to better leverage data and sensors for

SUSTAINABILITY

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION FUELING THE CITY – for smart and energy efficient future

Oualid Ali - President, Future Cities Council
Energy supply and consumption have a tremendous impact on building sustainable, inclusive and environmentally responsible cities. Smart technology has the ability to provide various service benefits to improve citizen quality of life but how can cities utilise data and smart technology to conserve energy and reduce CO2 emission?

  • How can technology help achieve clean energy transition in cities
  • Overcoming smart grid challenges
  • Smart grid tech for connected cities
  • How to make cities carbon-neurtal?
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Oualid Ali

President
Future Cities Council

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP A

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PREPARING FOR 5G
Exploring the opportunities of 5G connectivity for new services

WORKSHOP B

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CYBER SECURITY IN CITY
Innovations in cyber security and how to improve cyber hygiene in your department

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm HYBRID CLOUD AND THE CITY
Examining the power of the virtual cloud in enabling seamless service delivery

WORKSHOP D

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT
Using IoT solutions to resolve growing waste management problem.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MEGA CITY INFRASTRUCTURE WORLD STARTUP PITCHES

As per the new knowledge economy policy, Dh300 billion is available in the adoption of science, technology and innovation out of which 6 billion is available for innovation incubators.

Mega City StartUps will be a benchmark for startup acceleration for city planners. It will be the grass root innovation incubator and accelerator for mega city developments. It will leverage from Mega City Infrastructure World’s powerful government and business partnerships to enable innovative startups connect and find an execution path for their ideas.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm NETWORKING DRINKS AND MATCHMAKING SESSION

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm CLOSE OF DAY TWO