Day 1 - Smart Cities World MENA - Monday 4 June 2012

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SUSTAINABLE MASTER PLANNING

08.50
Host’s opening remarks
09.00
Keynote Welcoming Address
Hani Bin Mohamed Bin Ahmed Abu Ras at Smart Cities World MENA
09.10
Keynote: Championing smart city development to counter accelerated urbanization and infrastructure bottlenecks
Josep Miquel Pique at Smart Cities World MENA

Battle the existing urban infrastructure deficit by putting ICT at the forefront of master planning.

09.40
Applying Greenfield learnings to existing cities to improve urban lifestyle
Christopher Sorensen at Smart Cities World MENA

Innovate established cities by transferring exemplar design and development strategies from Greenfield smart cities.

10.00
Creating a technology master plan to design and build intelligent developments
Marcus Southworth at Smart Cities World MENA

ICT planning with urban planning to build connected and innovative urban spaces.

10.25
Keynote: Linking municipal systems for strategic revitalization of city assets and public services
Osama Al Bar at Smart Cities World MENA

Integrate disparate government systems – from transit networks to energy, waste, water and healthcare – to transform legacy infrastructure into cost and energy efficient networked communities.

10.50
Morning refreshments & networking break

THE CITY: WIRED

11.20
Concentrating economic initiatives within smart clusters to maximize wireless capacity and ROI
Nidhal Taibah at Smart Cities World MENA

Develop intelligent urban architecture that attracts growth as global cities compete for resource, enterprise and investment.

11.45
Designing and implementing smart multi-energy systems
Andreas Brun at Smart Cities World MENA

Advance energy efficiency across the entire city-wide architecture to drive sustainability.

12.15
Giving ICT a more proactive role in urban governance to deliver the next generation of citizen services
Nasser Al Kuwari at Smart Cities World MENA

Recognize ICT as an integral component of urban planning as information architecture becomes the 4th utility.

12.40
Keynote: Smart infrastructure vision for the city of Abu Dhabi
Abdullah Al Shamsi at Smart Cities World MENA

Integrating ICT into city infrastructure and assets to deliver smart urban architecture and public services

13.00
Networking lunch

URBAN INFORMATICS

14.00
Facilitating interaction between people, places and things
Steve Lewis at Smart Cities World MENA

Leverage discreet sensor networks to end the reliance on subjective planning by equipping urban stakeholders with methodical and real-time data analysis.

14.20
Making city data actionable through a cloud-based urban platform that enables stakeholders to leverage multi-dimensional data
Mr Michael Jansen at Smart Cities World MENA

Enable informed decision making by facilitating access to coordinated and authenticated information

14.40
Geospatial data modeling framework for smart cities
Nedal Al Hanbali at Smart Cities World MENA

Transform city operations from planning to delivery by enabling the city to learn from its own activity and optimize service delivery to match citizen demand.
 

15.00
In Conversation: Making sense of intelligent building “info – structure”
Mohammed Shah at Smart Cities World MENA

Filter through volumes of operational data to extract insights which translate to effective management of urban assets. 

15.30
Afternoon refreshments & networking break

SMART INTERFACE DESIGN

16.00
Designing eServices to fuel adoption of digital services
Maher Ahmad Neamatolla at Smart Cities World MENA

Explore mobile as the preferred information access mechanism in the era of ubiquitous connectivity and service orientated architectures.

16.30
Empowering citizens to evolve systems of interaction with the city via social software and sensor networks
Ger Baron at Smart Cities World MENA

Create interfaces which effectively capture citizen behaviour in real time to reinvent engagement and drive a bottom-up approach to urban governance.

17.00
Host’s closing remarks
17.15
End of conference day one
17.30
Networking drinks reception