05 - 07 April, 2020
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Oualid Ali, President and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center at Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)

Oualid Ali


President and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center
Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)

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

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


12:50 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION FUELING THE CITY – for smart and energy efficient future

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?

Housing & Residential Development Forum Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


12:00 PM FUELING THE CITY – for smart and energy efficient future

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?  

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


9:40 AM MOVING TECH BEYOND THE HYPE - A deep dive into the key challenges cities are faced with while implementing smart city infrastructure

Technology and IoT 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 technology use cases.

·         Creating a network powered society
·         Discovering new IoT applications and importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration using 5G
·         Limitations of IoT networks
·         How to improve functionality of IoT networks?

Day One Plenary Sessions: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019


9:10 AM CITY PLANNER INNOVATION PANEL: TECH & THE CITY. WHO WILL WIN THE RACE FOR GLOBAL AI DOMINATION?

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?