AGENDA

01 May 2018

9:00 am

Welcoming Address – 
Lucy Hedges, Presenter, BBC

11:00 am

Keynote Address: The Pursuit of Happiness

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Dubai is advancing at an exponential rate in becoming one of the smartest cities in the world. The city has passionately embraced new technologies and is now held as hub for innovation however this is...

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11:30 am

Outlining Dubai’s IoT Strategy

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The Dubai IoT Strategy was announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE in Oct 2017. The strategy aims to make Dubai one of the most interconne...

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12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Cognitive Cities – Discussing the convergence of new technologies with IoT to create thinking cities

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Examining the how data can enable administrators to make more informed decisions Utilising cognitive computing to allow cities to react to change autonomously Assessing how cognitive will facilitate b...

Speakers

12:45 pm

Dragons Den: Smart City Innovation

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3 Dragons, 3 innovative solutions and only 1 winner. Each presenter has 15 minutes to present their solution or new technology that will change the way we interact with future cities. After the presen...

Speakers

1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

2:30 pm

Exploring the role of blockchain in future cities

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Understanding how Blockchain and IoT can intograte together to enable a more efficient city Assessing how blockchain will give citizens control of their digital data to improve transparency Examining ...

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3:15 pm

Understanding the impact of 5G to identify how it will benefit IoT

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The 5th generation of mobile communication technology is set to be rolled out in the next 24 months. This will allow data to be transferred 10 times faster than currently possible in addition to a muc...

3:45 pm

Creating unified standards for smart cities to facilitate greater private sector

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Discussing the importance in having unified standards to facilitate better compatibility between technologies Understanding the economic impact of a disjointed ecosystem to minimize the possibility of...

Moderator

  • Chris Ballinger CFO and Head of Mobility Services - Toyota Research Institute, USA

4:30 pm

End of Day 1

02 May 2018

9:00 am

Welcoming Address – 
Lucy Hedges, Presenter, BBC

11:00 am

Keynote Address: Smart Cities and Disruptive Tech – The Next Frontier

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In this talk Dr Suzuki will navigate you through the fascinating world of smart cities and disruptive tech, the key features and the driver technologies of IoT, and the physical digital integration wi...

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12:15 pm

Case Study: Enabling innovative solution and better services through IoT

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Amsterdam is a pioneer of the Internet of Things. The global LoRa network was founded in Amsterdam, and the brand-new Amsterdam Open Beacon network was launched in September 2016. How does it work? Th...

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12:45 pm

Panel Discussion – Securing your smart city against cyber attack

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Adopting a layered approach to secure your infrastructure Protecting data transmission through advanced cryptography Creating a collaborative cybersecurity network to identify and manage threats effec...

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  • View full profile for Jamie CuddenJamie Cudden Smart City Project Manager - Dublin City Council
  • Naimish Shah SVP - Head of Innovation & Emerging Technology - Emirates NBD

1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

2:30 pm

Case Study: Examining the essential ingredients for delivering a smart city – the Dublin Experience

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Smart Dublin is delivering a programme that encourages the creation of solutions to address city needs. It has an emphasis on using the opportunities offered by emerging technology and public data. Sm...

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  • View full profile for Jamie CuddenJamie Cudden Smart City Project Manager - Dublin City Council

3:00 pm

On stage interview: Utilising technology to improve business performance

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Freedom Pizza is a growing multi-unit carry out and delivery pizza company, founded and based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with international ambitions and capabilities. It has over 200 employees. F...

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3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Creating an environment to harness innovation and capitalize on the economic opportunities created by IoT

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Assessing the role of government and enterprise in fostering tech innovation Creating partnerships between public and private sectors to drive social and economic benefits Examining how to collaborate...

4:15 pm

End of Day 2

03 May 2018

9:00 am

Welcoming Address – 
Lucy Hedges, Presenter, BBC

11:00 am

Keynote Address: Examining the latest trends in consumer IoT

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IoT is driving the reinvention of consumer technologies. Connected products are providing platforms for new business models, content providers are leveraging greater bandwidth to enable new experience...

Speaker

  • Mr Kai Gait Senior Global Digital Director - GlaxoSmithKline, UK

11:30 am

From sensors to solutions – how predictive analytics and artificial intelligence can improve decision making

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Providing a quantitative foundation to rapidly identifying new market opportunities Structuring your data in order to enable more efficient analysis Improving business processes to meet specific organ...

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12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Examining strategies to monetise your IoT implementation

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Understanding how to turn efficiency into profitability Discussing the appropriate business models to allow long term commercialization of IoT Facilitating frictionless payment technologies to drive w...

Speakers

12:45 pm

Panel Discussion: Assessing change management strategies to enable effective digital transformation

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Obtaining stakeholder support and engagement from inception stage to increase chances of success Changing corporate culture to promote an environment for transformation Making ambitious targets to cre...

Moderator

1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

2:30 pm

Examining the convergence of IT and OT to deliver effective industrial IoT

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Optimising business decisions and improving efficiency through IT and OT convergence Utilizing VR & AR with IoT to improve inspection and training Highlighting uses cases to demonstrate the practi...

3:00 pm

Improving workplace efficiency through robotic process automation and IoT

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Implementing Robotic Process Automation as part of your paperless strategy Identifying the correct processes for your proof of concept project Assessing the return on investment to justify cost of imp...

Moderator

  • View full profile for Said AmaraSaid Amara Global Procurement Process Automation Strategy & Planning Lead - Nokia

3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Rise of the robots – will robots steal your job?

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Robotics and artificial intelligence have been rapidly gaining traction in various industries and there has been constant reports that humans will lose their jobs due to the efficiencies and cost effe...

Moderators

4:15 pm

End of Day 3