16 - 17 April, 2019
ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI

Roads, Bridges And Highways Forum Conference Day One: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

PLENARY SESSIONS

AI POWERED INFRASTRUCTURE – CREATING THE NEXT ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE

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

9:40 am - 10:00 am TRAILBLAZER: GOING BEYOND THE KNOWN WITH AI

Jonathan Reichental - Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto, California
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Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
California

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to boost the global economy by $13 trillion by 2030, adding roughly 1.2% to global GDP a year (Source. McKinsey). While a number of countries are in race to be the first to adopt AI, USA and China are maintaining the lead .How will the global race change the world we live in? What must countries and cities do to increase AI adoption to gain global competitive advantage?

  • What countries must do to increase AI adoption?
  • What will be more important in future cities – automated domination or leadership?
  • How can cities ensure that AI is used as a tool of progress?
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Collin Boyce

Chief Information Officer, City of Lansing
Michigan

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H.E Marwan Jassim Al Sarka

Executive Chairman
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, UAE

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Mark DeSantis

Chief Executive Officer
RoadBotics, Inc, Pittsburgh

10:20 am - 10:40 am CREATING THE NEURAL NETWORK OF THE CITY: Enabling digital transformations to be seamless and agile

The global big data market is expected to reach USD 123.2 billion by 2025* (Source, Grand View Research, Inc.)
By 2020, we will create approximately 44 trillion gigabytes of data each year. From placing millions of sensor across cities to implementing open data initiatives, cities are increasing efforts to transform urban data into smart cities information. The key challenge cities are faced with when it comes to big data is how to make sense of it.

  • The edge VS the cloud
  • Defining edge computing opportunity
  • Innovative tools that cities can use to make sense of big data toimpact change?
  • How cities can use AI to make data driven decisions for their residents?
  • How can we empower citizens to leverage open data to resolve key city urban challenges
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Dr. Abdulqader Amir

Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs
Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia

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Raeffaele Gareri

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

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Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Open Government Director
Barcelona Provincial Council

11:00 am - 11:20 am COFFEE BREAK

11:20 am - 11:40 am SPEED NETWORKING

Imagine making more contacts in one hour than some people do in a career. Welcome to Speed Networking, an intensive session of one-minute mini meetings. It’s all about maximum impact, because after your one minute each way is up, the whistle blows, and you change partners!

BREAKOUT AND START OF INDIVIDUAL FORUMS

SMART CITY CONNECTIVITY

  • Identifying key challenges and opportunities in PPPs: ensuring successful collaboration among domestic and international investment vehicles
  • Addressing the legal and contracting processes behind successful PPPs to promote entity cohesion
  • Identifying and providing attractive financing methodologies in order to improve transport infrastructure investments
  • How to engage private sector firms, such as operators, in order to improve collaboration on PPPs
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Dr. Abdulqader Amir

Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs
Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia

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Sulaiman Abdulrahman AlHajri

Director General - Roads
Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

Khalid Nidal Omar

Chairman
Road Department, Government of Umm Al Quwain, Planning and Survey Department, UAE

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Reserved for Elite Road Supplies Company



LEVERAGING TECH TO ENHANCE DESIGN AND PROJECT DELIVERY

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Activating the opportunity of artificial intelligence for road projects in reducing project delivery by 54%?

Alex Lubbock - Manufacturing and Technology Lead, Transforming Infrastructure Performance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, UK Government
The usage of AI technology has the potential to reduce project duration along with fuel consumption, manpower dependence and requirement of equipment and manpower will also decrease by 37%, 80% and 40%, respectively.
Key question: How can AI applications driving considerable savings on your project?

  • AI in action! Case study insights into using AI in project engineering
  • How to harness the power of AI for environmentally friendly and sustainable construction
  • How leaders can get ahead of the curve with AI project management and risk assessment
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Alex Lubbock

Manufacturing and Technology Lead
Transforming Infrastructure Performance, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, UK Government

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Reserved for Jotun



1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Dubai Roads Transport Authority (RTA) BIM Journey aimed at reducing project management by 12% and maintenance costs by up to 15% in 3years.

Wajdi Mereb - Chief Specialist - BIM Projects Manager, Assets Management Department, Roads Transport Authority, UAE
Dubai RTA was the first government entity in MENA to launch a BIM-specific hub to drive the implementation of best practices for configuration management (CM), collaborative information management (CIM), and building information modelling (BIM). They became the first government entity in the world to achieve BIM Level 2.
To facilitate the implementation of BIM processes and standards within the implementation plan, the RTA selected its “Route 2020” Project as a pilot project.
This session will highlight:

  • Discussing the Route 2020 Mega project
  • Key achievements & BIM efficiencies
  • The future of BIM in the RTA roadmap
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Wajdi Mereb

Chief Specialist - BIM Projects Manager
Assets Management Department, Roads Transport Authority, UAE

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 importance of energy-efficient technologies and customer-focused approach for transport infrastructure

IDG Two

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

IDG Three

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Will the weather of a city determine the type of infrastructure we incorporate for our transport?

IDG Four

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm How far are we from achieving the Vision Zero?

IDG Five

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm The roads of tomorrow – solar roads

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