Connected Mega Cities Forum Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019
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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
9:40 am - 10:10 am EXECUTIVE THINK THANK: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CITY FROM ALGHORITH BIAS, DATA ACCESS, KILLER ROBOTICS AND GENOME EDITING?Carles Agusti i Hernàndez - Open Government Director, Barcelona Provincial Council
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?
Carles Agusti i HernàndezOpen Government Director
Barcelona Provincial Council
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
DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF MEGA CITY PROJECTS
10:30 am - 11:00 am How Jeddah Economic City embedded digital infrastructure into their $60billion master planning framework to ensure they are future-ready
Fawaz Alharbi is heading the entire master planning and project development for Jeddah Economic City.
The main goal for the project is to become a sustainable green city and to support this goal through fulfilled development.
• How to ensure every plan is ready for the future
• Understanding the key pillars of a digital-first approach to city planning
• Preparing infrastructure today for housing of tomorrow: insight into the master planning for JEC
11:00 am - 11:30 am COFFEE BREAK
THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT AND ITS
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm FIRE SIDE CHAT: MOBILITY BEYOND AUTONOMOUS– Mapping out the road ahead for next generation mobility
Automotive analysts are predicting that US$ 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 future
· How does high speed rail expedite the future of mobility?
12:30 pm - 12:50 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
12:50 pm - 1:15 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION FUELING THE CITY – for smart and energy efficient futureOualid Ali - President and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center, Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)
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?
Oualid AliPresident and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center
Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
WORKSHOP A2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PREPARING FOR 5G
Exploring the opportunities of 5G connectivity for new services
WORKSHOP B2:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEXT GEN HVAC
Innovations in HVAC, what does it mean for energy efficiency?
WORKSHOP C2:00 pm - 3:30 pm HYBRID CLOUD
Examining the power of the virtual cloud in enabling seamless service delivery
WORKSHOP D2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CYBER SECURITY
Innovations in cyber security and how to improve cyber hygiene. Where to start?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MEGA CITY INFRASTRUCTURE STUDENT AND 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 Student + StartUps will be a benchmark for innovation 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 millennials and startups connect and find an execution path for their ideas.