Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the city’s first event that brings together top company executives, high-ranking public officials, academic speakers and startups with a high-rated audience of decision makers, mentors and incubators, will take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers on September 15 and 16.
The event, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, will feature a number of panel discussions on the smart city ecosystem of Dubai and the smart city trend globally, plus presentations of smart solutions, workshops and a start-up competition.
Opening remarks will be held by H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, followed by keynotes on Dubai’s ambition to become the smartest city of the world by H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and H.E. Hani Al Hamli, Secretary General of the Dubai Economic Council.
Top-notch moderators and speakers on the first day will dive into topics such as Creating a Smart Ecosystem, Big Data and Smart Government Solutions, Urban Development, Transport and Utilities, as well as the Future of Education, a panel hosted by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.
Day two puts in the spotlight startups and entrepreneurs that are a crucial part of a smart city ecosystem. Panels will focus on Creating an Innovation Hub, Funding & Scaling Startups and the Startup Ecosystem in the Middle East. The programme also features a competition where startups will be pitching their smart city solutions to a prominent jury. Winners will be announced in the afternoon.
Moderators and panelist include representatives from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Schneider Electric, San Francisco Mayor's office, University of California Berkeley and the Government of Dubai, among others.
The event is organised by Inside Investor and Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development in partnership with Dubai Municipality.
For additional information, please contact Smart Living City Dubai under www.smartlivingcity.com. Startups entering competitions and pitching their products and services are listed on www.incept.co.