13th International Smart City Expo 2021, Dubai - Awards

Oct 4 - 5, 2021 · Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Smart City Expo 2021 provides a platform for citizens and organizations to discover emerging Future World Trends in Cities of the Future.

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Discover Future World Trends & Digital Transformation of Services in Cities of The Future at 13th International Smart City Expo. Explore Case Studies of Smart City, Sustainable Economic Development, Business Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Big Data Analytics, 5G, SmartCity Public Private Partnership (PPP), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s, Smart Utilities, Smart Health, Smart Transportation, STEM, Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence from World Renowned Speakers at this event.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges, personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa or smart home security applications create opportunities for more efficient living. While the ideas of “Smart Cities” has been proposed as the future of urbanism, the question remains: how do we connect this new technology for the ultimate "efficient" society?

Smart City Expo 2021 enables you to understand Digital Transformation of Urban Services through the utilization of Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, 5G, Smart City Financing Models, Public=Private Partnership (PPP), Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

The conference themes encompass following emerging trends:

  • Smart City
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart Utilities
  • Blockchain
  • 5G
  • Future Currencies

Conference Programme


Speaker Renato de Castro

International Advisor for The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments


Topic: Emerging trends in the post COVID-19 world


Speaker Marouan Aouri

Digital Transformation Director and Chief Architect, Cognizant


Topic: Connected vehicles, autonomous drones, and Smart Cities become our new reality


Speaker Dr. David Soldani

CTO, HUAWEI, Aus. and Chairman of IMDA 5G Task Force IMDA


Topic: Connectivity of People and Devices Ensures a Better Future


Speaker Alexander Holt

Emerging Opportunities and Partnership, Digital Directorate at The Scottish Government

United Kingdom

Topic: GovTech - why startup innovation is essential for future public service delivery - but how do you procure what you don’t know exists?


Speaker Sunil David

Regional Director - IOT (India and ASEAN region) at AT&T


Topic: How IIOT serves a critical role during COVID-19


Speaker Zafar Imran

GTM Leader OCI Security & Integration A&C ECEMEA at Oracle


Topic: Cloud security in the age of data breach


Speaker Muhamed Sadek

Founder, CEO

COM-IoT Technologies


Regiane Relva Romano

Advisor MCTIC, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication


Topic: How Brazil is getting post-pandemic ready for the future of work

03:00PM-03:30 PM

Speaker Dr. Musa Shaikh

Advisor to H E Shaikh Khalifa Al Hamid

Smart Governance Policy Advisor


Topic: Smart card for effective governance


Speaker Frank Sheehan

CEO – Managing Director at HyperSphere

Topic: Importance of AI/ML and Seamless Integration in City Operations


Speaker Nadine Bitar Chahine

Consultant /Advisory services, Regional & Strategic Urban Planning


Topic: Smart places and resilience


Speaker Jorge Sebastiao

CEO Global Blockchain Organization


Topic: Visions for the future of blockchain


Speaker Paul Kayrouz

Head of Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies PwC

Middle East

Topic: BigTech financial services: trends and potential growth



Speaker Mark Thomas

Managing Director, Serviceworks Group Ltd.

New Zealand

Topic: Harnessing technology to manage pandemic response in the city


Speaker David Cavanagh

Managing Director, Integrated Energy Pty Ltd.


Speaker Rafi Rich

Chief Urban Disruptor




Panel Discussion on Digital Transformation


Fadi Shannah, 5G, IoT, Smart Cities & Digital Transformation expert, Sr. Director at Etisalat, UAE

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef, Lecturer, Victoria Univ. Sydney.

Sunil Mysore Kempegowda Principal Enterprise Architect, Digital Transformation & Innovation CloudTech Info Pty Ltd.


Speaker Tracey DeLeeuw

CDO, Co-Founder, Future Land


Topic: Post Covid Future Of Work


Marwan Zeidan Real Estate and Healthcare Segment Director – MEA at Schneider Electric


Topic: Smart City Building Blocks


Speaker Bob Sharon

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Blue IoT


Topic: Digital transformation in smart buildings and cities



Managing Director, United Arab Emirates

Topic: Sustainable Digital ECOSystem for A Smart City.


Prof. David Provenzani Managing Director, ARCH ITALY


Misha Mittal

Strategic Planning & Management of Urban Developments / Urban Planner / Architect


Topic: Smart Urban Planning Case Studies in Abu Dhabi


Speaker Vikas Kanungo

Senior Consultant - Digital Development Global Practice, The World Bank


Speaker Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud

Innovator and Evangelist


Topic: Case Studies of Iot in UAE

Smart City Awards Session

The IoT and Smart Cities Awards will serve the purpose of international appreciation and recognition for start-ups, entrepreneurs and corporates involved in IoT and Smart Cities Application Development. The highlights of Smart City Awards 2019 can be found on the following link: Smart City Awards

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Categories for IoT and Smart Cities Projects

We present 10 categories of project entry for both Start-ups and Established Companies. These categories include:

· Best IoT Start-up

· Best IoT Established Company

· Best Smart Cities Start-up

· Best Smart Cities Application Established Company

· Best Smart Grid Startup

· Best Smart Grid Established Company

· Best Smart Health Startup

· Best Smart Health Established Company

· Best Smart Transportation Startup

· Best Smart Transportation Established Company

Future-Tech Workshops

Smart City Expo 2021, Dubai also presents various workshops on innovative technologies such as 5G, Data Analytics and Smart City. The details of these workshops can be found on the following links:

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Business Intelligence (BI) Conference Session

Explore how to transform data into actionable intelligence that informs an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions at Future Business Intelligence conference session.

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Digital Transformation Conference Session

Digital transformation is on every organization’s agenda. Digital transformation is all about using technology to better solve customer problems. Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning play a big part in helping IT innovate and improve business outcomes. Explore cutting-edge case studies of Digital Transformation of Business at Digital Transformation Conference Session.

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Smart Transportation Conference Session

Explore opportunities and challenges posed by a number of technology developments and how these could change customer mobility, and the capabilities of transport providers:Technology-enabled mobilityWorld-class mass transit for our customersMore service possibilities with connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)Using drones to support the future transport taskTransport powered with alternative fuels

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E-Commerce Conference Session

E-commerce is growing rapidly, with worldwide sales anticipated to be $4 trillion in 2020. The evolution in e-commerce can be partially credited to the developments within innovative payment methods such as e-wallets, new payment options, in-app purchasing, and peer-to-peer lending and payments (like Venmo and even Facebook cash). Explore how consumers can utilize emerging payment methods for online payments security, accessibility, convenience, and efficiency at Future of Payments conference session.

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Smart Buildings Conference Session

The Future of Buildings belongs to buildings with sensor networks that can monitor electricity and water usage in real time, track sustainability performance and interact with other parts of the smart city. Data collected and insights generated by smart building technologies can lead to changes in facilities management that reduce energy consumption for climate and sustainability goals and help improve public health and safety. On the surface, Amazon and Google compete fiercely for smart home dominance. In just a few years, both have carved out leading positions with devices like voice-activated speakers, smart thermostats, connected doorbells—the stuff that excites consumers.

Explore emerging Smart Building Technologies at Future Buildings conference session.

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Smart City Conference Session

Smart City conference session will enable you to understand Digital Transformation of Urban Services through the utilization of Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Smart City Financing Models, Public Private Partnership, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

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Blockchain Conference Track Session

Learn how to transform your business and digitize your transaction work flows using Blockchain at Blockchain conference session. Blockchain allows businesses to transact more smoothly and efficiently.

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Artificial Intelligence Conference Session

Explore numerous applications and huge possibilities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which continues to expand human capability beyond our imagination at AI conference session.

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Smart Utilities Conference Session

Are utilities prepared for what is coming, do they have a viable strategy in a changing marketplace? On the one hand there is the smart home but on the other are the disruptive activities of technology companies like Amazon and Google and other stakeholders like Enel, Engie, and Shell Energy. Collectively, the changes in the industry go deeper, wider, and portend a much different energy landscape over the horizon. Explore various case studies of emerging Smart Utility Systems at Future Utilities conference session.

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Cybersecurity Conference Session

Cybersecurity should be a major concern for every organization in business today. Cybercrimes affect all types of organizations (large, small, well-known, private, public, etc.) and seem to be making news headlines nearly every day. The impact of a breach on your organization can mean significant profit loss, regulatory fines, reputation destruction and the loss of valuable customers. When customers trust your organization, you are expected to protect their customer data. That’s why organizations need to learn how to collect, properly utilize and eventually eliminate customer data, all while maintaining robust security posture.Explore how organizations can be transparent, prepared and vigilant for cybersecurity threats at cybersecurity conference session.

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Who Should Attend?

Smart City Expo 2020, Dubai is designed for all the people involved in local, state and Federal government decision making and analysis. Moreover, this event is also beneficial for private sector companies which want to participate into the development of smart cities. The executives from the following categories are suitable for this course:

Local, State and Federal Govt. Professionals

IT Engineers, CIOs and CTOs

Strategic Development Personnel

Researchers & Students

Professionals Working on Public private Partnerships

Project Managers

Urban Planners

Economic Development Professionals

Media Professionals

Government Employees


The 2019 Smart City Expo’s Best Smart Transportation Solution Award Goes to Reviver’s Rplate


Contact Us:

Smart City Expo 2021, Dubai is organized by Smart Cities Expo World Forum Team. The details of Smart City Expo can be found on the following links:


Email: Info@SmartCityExpo.ae

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