Smart Cities Without Borders

Smart Cities Without Borders  Symposium

Challenges and Opportunities during COVID-19
10th-11th June, 2020 | Virtual Event








About The Event 
The orientation towards consolidating the concept of smart cities globally had been a requirement in the past few years among few countries, but the pandemic COVID-19 has changed the equation in many countries towards utilizing modern technologies. Even those countries that preceded adopting smart city projects raised the bar of requirements and needs due to the existence of unexpected new challenges that need to be included in its plans on how to organize and implement smart city guidelines and frameworks.

This Symposium Without Borders is organized by Oman Smart City Platform www.smartoman.om with the aim of discussing the challenges and opportunities facing smart cities before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions that can be found by identifying the experiences of professional practitioners and researchers in smart city technologies and trends.

Event Objectives
The event is a series of interactive sessions delivered by experts. The topics of the events centered on the following objectives:
  • Identifying the challenges and opportunities for smart cities that resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Highlighting successful models of smart cities around the world and identifying the reasons for their success.
  • Promoting the importance of adopting the concept of smart cities to stakeholders most importantly to the decision makers.
  • Recognizing the latest research and results regarding the effectiveness of smart cities in improving the economy, education, and living standards of society.

Event Scope
The event will cover the following themes:
  • Smart Governance and Economy
  • Smart Health Monitoring 
  • Smart Data Collection
  • Regulations of Smart Cities
  • Sustainability of Smart cities 
  • Smart City Indicators 
  • Top 4IR technologies used during COVID-19
  • Smart Cities Initiatives 
 
Target Audience
The Global Community is encouraged to register in this event. The organizer shall stream down the number of target audience to 3,000 participants only.


Speakers
Day One Speakers
Day One Speaker: Dr Salim Al Ruziqi
Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi
CEO, Ministry of Technology and Communication, Sultanate of Oman

Dr Amy Hochadel Director, Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult, UK
Dr Amy Hochadel
Director, Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult, UK

Dr. Jonathan Reichental CEO, Human Future,  Professor, United States
Dr. Jonathan Reichental
CEO, Human Future, 
Professor, United States

Vladimir Bataev Principal Consultant Zaz Ventures, BY/NL, Italy 
Vladimir Bataev
Principal Consultant
Zaz Ventures, BY/NL, Italy

Yousuf Al Harthy CEO, Oman Technology Fund
Yousuf Al Harthy
CEO, Oman Technology Fund

Said Al-Mandhari Group CEO Oman ICT Group
Said Al-Mandhari
Group CEO
Oman ICT Group

Vitor Manuel A. Pereira Journalist and Comms  Expert, Portugal
Vitor Manuel A. Pereira
Journalist and Comms 
Expert, Portugal


Day Two Speakers
Dr. Kashif Nisar Faculty of Computing and Informatics, University Malaysia
Dr. Kashif Nisar
Faculty of Computing and Informatics, University Malaysia

Abdullah AL Raqadi GM of IT  Ministry of Health
Abdullah AL Raqadi
GM of IT 
Ministry of Health

Ross McKenzie Executive Director, RMA Advisory, UAE
Ross McKenzie
Executive Director, RMA Advisory, UAE

Dr Judy Backhouse Senior Academic Fellow, United Nations University, Portugal
Dr Judy Backhouse
Senior Academic Fellow, United Nations University, Portugal

Deniz Susar Digital Government Branch, Governance and Public Administration Officer, UN
Deniz Susar
Digital Government Branch, Governance and Public Administration Officer, UN

Dr Nawar Alawa Regional Adviser on Technology for Development, UN House, Beirut, Lebanon
Dr Nawar Alawa
Regional Adviser on Technology for Development, UN House, Beirut, Lebanon


About the Organizer
Oman Smart City Platform (SCP) is a knowledge-sharing consortium to drive smart city initiatives in Oman. The objective of the platform is to provide a knowledge-sharing, collaborative and networking environment among smart city stakeholders. The platform functions as an enabler and facilitator for smart city innovations through funding research and hosting innovations’ competitions (For more details, visit http://www.smartoman.om). 

Contact Details
Coordinator: Dr. Huda Salim Al Shuaily
Email Address: info@smartoman.om
Mobile Phone: +96899299570







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