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Day 1 - ( Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 ) Day : 12
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
09:00 AM Keynote: Transformational and the Changing Role of Municipality in the Era of World Cities Transformation

  • Municipality Leadership in the Era of Changing and Transformational Global Cities
  • Authorities, Strategies, New Infor Structure, Liveable and Sustainable Cities

Role Models and Innovative Cities of the Future: (Strategies for Transitioning to Role Model Cities (R.M.L)

  • Municipalities Role in Cities' Innovation and Citizens Capabilities Development
  • Preparing for the Next Generation of Cities of the Future and Deploying Innovative Governance
Mr. Abdulmajeed Alsolim
Eastern Province Municipality Consultant for It and Communications
10:00 AM Why Geosmart Community Solutions & Services are Important for Our Cities Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth
Joseph Abdo
Partner – Director of Professional Services.
10:30 AM GIS in Smart City Initiative
Mr. Alaa Shuaib
GIS Technical Specialist
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Cities Management and Governance

  • Transparency, People Partnership and Engagement
  • Private Sector Partnership
  • Cities Services Outsourcing (Process and Management)

Clean and Green Cities 

  • Municipalities Tree Planting and Green Cities Challenges
  • Waste Management and Recycling Strategies
  • How Communities can React and Co-operate
Dr. Usman Zafar
Founder and CEO DUC Consulting International
& Board Advisor cloudBuy UK & imex Systems Canada
12:00 PM Technology Transformation and Municipalities and Cities Challenges:

  • City Technology
  • 5G and the Connected Cities Of The Future
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data - Municipal and City Data at Your Fingertips
  • Critical Cyber Security Challenges and Data Privacy Issues
Dan Quinn
Senior Vice President
Tejari/BravoSolution MENA
12:45 PM Panel discussion - Challenges to Provide the Provinces and Urban Neighborhood Needs in:

  • Advanced Global Competitive Smart Cities Compatibility
  • Advanced Global Competitive Health Care, Water and Energy, Roads and Transportation Systems
  • City Quality Education to Create Sustainable Cities with Knowledgeable Citizens

Mega Cities are Overtaking Traditional Cities and the World is Becoming Increasingly Urbanized

  • Challenges and Impact of the Global Transformation on Societies
  • Growing Threats to Social Stability and Societal Relationships in the Era of Global Technology

Strategies to Transform Province’s and Urban Neighborhood to Innovative Cities and Municipality

  • Transforming the Province’s and Urban Neighborhood to Knowledge Based Cities
  • Empowering the Urban Neighborhood Economically, Technologically and Developing the Contents Policy
  • Empowering the Urban Neighborhood Economically, Technologically and Developing the Contents Policy
01:30 PM Lunch & End of Day 1
Day 2 - ( Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 ) Day : 12
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
09:15 AM Holy Makkah Municipality's Journey Towards Excellence
Engineer Ibrahim Bin Hamed Sayegh
Director of Quality Management and Corporate Excellence
Holy Makkah Municipality
09:45 AM GCC Challenges in Achieving the Advanced Global Competitiveness in City Construction and Development

  • The Rule of GCC Municipalities in Governing the Construction, Safety and Building Materials Quality
10:30 AM Food Safety Aspects of Smart Cities
Dr. Suheel Ahmed
Arabian Farms Dev. Co Ltd
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Leaders Networking
11:30 AM Future City Knowledge Management Strategies
Dr. Seppe Verheyen
Research Fellow
the Emirates Diplomatic Academy
12:00 PM Panel discussion - GCC Cities Future Transportation Structure in the Era of Smart City

Future Open Road Policies and CITY Transportation Technology Innovations Impact on GCC Regions

  • The Impact of the 3rd Party Services and Public Transportation Challenges
  • The Impact of Latest Transportation Technology and Innovations & Government Challenges
  • The Impact of the 3rd Party Services On Taxis and Limousine Companies

Is GCC Region Ready For Self-Driving Cars in the Era of Smart Government and Smart City

  • Self-Driving Cars Technology and Innovations and Government Challenges
  • Fleets of Vehicles that Don’t Require a Driver Behind the Wheel is it Acceptable
  • Does Public Trust Self-Driving Cars Technology and Innovations

Smart Transportation and Mobility

  • How to Achieve the Aim of Zero Carbon Transportation and Mobility in the Smart Cities
12:30 PM City’s New Look via Latest Innovations

  • Global Competitive City Infrastructure Development
  • Global Engineering Innovations and the GCC Challenges
  • Vacant Land Use Planning
Dr. Ahmad Tahlak
President & Chairman
01:15 PM Honoring Winners of the 7th Middle East Municipalities and Smart Cities Excellence Awards
01:20 PM Winners Photo Sessions and Media Interviews
01:30 PM Lunch and End of Awards Ceremony
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