ArabNet Digital Summit 2015, taking place from 27-28 May has partnered with Smart Dubai for the event. The bid for Dubai to be the happiest city on the planet has been launched and Smart Dubai, leading on this revolution, is sharing how this feat will be achieved.
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, assistant director-general of the Executive Office, member of the Smart Dubai Executive Committee and team leader of the Smart City Taskforce, says, in a press statement, “Guided by the vision and leadership of His Highness, we have been hard at work laying the foundation for the future of Dubai based on innovation and smart technology”. Dr. BinBishr continues, “Our goal is to make Dubai the happiest city on earth and to improve ease of doing business of all residents and visitors. To achieve that we are setting a plan to foster and integrate smart services across the public and private sector together with our strategic partners.”
“We’re excited to partner with Smart Dubai, with whom we have a shared vision to promote innovation and to highlight the corporates and entrepreneurs who are leading this drive towards innovation,” says Omar Christidis, Founder and CEO of ArabNet.“This partnership between Smart Dubai and ArabNet will bring to the fore the government’s vision and commitment to build Dubai into a global innovation hub and a world-class smart city, not only in infrastructure and governmental services, but also in efficiency, economic opportunity and the free flow of people and ideas,” he continues.
Leaders from various Dubai government departments and leading enterprises will cover the challenges and opportunities in building a smart economy, in panels on smart government services, social media and mobility for enterprise, and corporate innovation strategies.
“As enterprises in MENA are increasingly investing in innovation to keep up with new technologies and market trends, they are also building the new Smart Economy,” says Christidis.
Abdulrahman Mutrib, Al Tayyar Group CEO, Anthony Butler, CTO IBM Cloud and Alejandro Carbon, executive director, Majid Al Futtaim Finance and others will will be participating in these discussions and sharing their perspectives on corporate innovation.
Dr. Bin Bishr concludes, “For over a decade, Dubai has been committed to creating an ecosystem that fosters technology innovation from corporations, start-ups and individuals. We will continue to do so and to lead by example, establishing Dubai as a benchmark for Smart Cities in the emerging world.”