Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent Rd, Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Mon Sep 3 BST - Tue Sep 4 BST (over 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Sep 3 12:00am - Tue Sep 4 12:00am
Location Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
East Crescent Rd, Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

Since the launch of the Dubai Smart City project by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the city is in a race to meet its smart goals ahead of Expo 2020, and under several innovative programs, has already made much progress towards its goal of becoming the world’s smartest city.

The 5th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit will lay emphasis on the current trends, evolving technologies and new opportunities in achieving the city’s ambition of becoming one of the smartest, most sustainable and connected ‘Smart Cities’ in the world.


2018 Speakers

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi
Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development ​​​​​

H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem |H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem
Chairman, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi
Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy & Industry

Younus Al Nasser |Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai

Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan |Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan
Chief Executive Officer – Public Transport Agency, RTA

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib Yousef Ahmed Baselaib
Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi |Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi
Chief Information Security Officer, Dubai Municipality

Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi
Director, Information Technology Department, Department of Economic Development, Dubai

Amani Mahmood AlJassmi |Amani Mahmood AlJassmi
CIO, Dubai Health Authority

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez |Carles Agusti i Hernàndez
Government Director, Diputació de Barcelona

Roger Cruickshank |Roger Cruickshank
Global Director - Transport, Atkins Acuity

Ian Smith |Ian Smith
Chief Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist, Roads and Transport Authority

Julien Bertin |Julien Bertin
Managing Director, SAP

Caspar Herzberg |Caspar Herzberg
President, Schneider Electric - Middle East & Africa

Joakim Modeen Joakim Modeen
Global Head of Service Business, KONE

Pedro Pereira |Pedro Pereira
Digital Transformation Leader, Innovation Office - EMEA South, SAP

Markus Strohmeier |Markus Strohmeier
Senior Executive Vice President, Building Technologies, Siemens

Samer Halabi |Samer Halabi
Regional Managing Director, MEA, KONE

Charbel Aoun |Charbel Aoun
AI City Managing Director EMEA, Nvidia

Sam Au-Yeung |Sam Au-Yeung
Vice President, Global Development Service, PCCW Global Limited

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf |Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf
President, RIT University

Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal |Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal
CIO, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Saleem AlBlooshi Saleem AlBlooshi
Chief Infrastructure Officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC)

Noora Al Ahbabi Noora Al Ahbabi
Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Economy

Abdulla Naqi |Abdulla Naqi
Director Innovation and Smart Technologies, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism

Marwan Al-Zarouni |Marwan Al-Zarouni
Director of Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center

Mudassir Sheikha |Mudassir Sheikha
CEO, Careem

Miguel Angel Villalonga |Miguel Angel Villalonga
Vice President of Data Center & Cloud, Etisalat

Andrew Collinge |Andrew Collinge
Advisor, Smart Dubai

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat |Dr. Ghassan Ziadat
Vice President - Major Projects, McKinsey & Company

Stephen Severance |Stephen Severance
Head, Program Management and Marketing, Masdar

Jose Francisco Fernandez |Jose Francisco Fernandez
Director IoT & Blockchain Solutions, du

David Green |David Green
Leader of Cities and Sites EMEA, Perkins+Will

Markus Rutschmann |Markus Rutschmann
Branch Director, Obermeyer

Andrew Bevan |Andrew Bevan
Smart Mobility Director, Parsons Corporation

Hans Henrik Christensen |Hans Henrik Christensen
Vice President - DTEC, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Shaun Killa |Shaun Killa
Design Partner, Killa Design

Holley Chant |Holley Chant
Executive Director – Sustainability, KEO International Consultants

Wilson Craig |Wilson Craig
Head of ITS, AECOM

Marlon van Maastricht |Marlon van Maastricht
Head of Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture, Obermeyer

Janus Rostock |Janus Rostock
Design Director, AECOM

Manosh De |Manosh De
Technical Director - Urban Planning Middle East, CH2M

Simon Chambers |Simon Chambers
Project Director, NORR

Nic Jacobs |Nic Jacobs
Regional Director (Digital Business Systems), Faithful+Gould

Nadeem Shakir |Nadeem Shakir
Technical Director & Head of Transport Planning (MENA), Aurecon

Claude Fachkha |Claude Fachkha
Senior Security Consultant, University of Dubai

Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa |Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa
Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Emirates Safer Internet Society

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• Schneider Electric
• Siemens
• PCCW Global
• EE-Consulting AG
• Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN)
• Exelen
• Fluentgrid Limited
• OpenDataSoft
• Johnson Controls
• Evreka
• Xerox Emirates LLC
• Smart Cities Council
• Veeam

Media Partners

• Oxford Business Group (OBG)
• SmartCity.Press