16 - 17 April, 2019
ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI

Raeffaele Gareri


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


10:40 AM EXECUTIVE THINK TANK: TAKING BIG DATA TO THE NEXT LEVEL- How can cities better utilise big data to improve smart services and understand the needs of citizens and visitors?

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

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

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

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

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

10:40 AM EXECUTIVE THINK TANK: TAKING BIG DATA TO THE NEXT LEVEL- How can cities better utilise big data to improve smart services and understand the needs of citizens and visitors?

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

10:40 AM EXECUTIVE THINK TANK: TAKING BIG DATA TO THE NEXT LEVEL- How can cities better utilise big data to improve smart services and understand the needs of citizens and visitors?

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

10:40 AM Back to the Future: Learnings from global counterparts on how they have ensured the infrastructure is ready for the world of Autonomous Vehicles, electric cars and beyond

By 2030, 25% of cars will be autonomous in the region, but the question is; how are we preparing our infrastructure to support this change? With autonomous vehicles, electric cars, flying taxis; how are we ensuring the safety and legislations that define the legal landscape are met?

This session will identify the strategic plans required for future transport infrastructure and connected vehicles.

  • How to plan your infrastructure to adapt to new vehicles on the road
  • Can autonomous vehicles and human drivers operate in the same lane?
  • What is the impact on your design and planning strategies