H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

Minister of Economy, UAE

His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori has been appointed as Minister of Economy in the UAE, effective 17th of February, 2008.

H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah

DG Dubai Municipality

Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah was appointed as Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality effective February 2nd, 2006. He was promoted to Director General on January 7th, 2009.

Mark Chandler

Director of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce

Mark is responsible for the international programs of the City of San Francisco, including Sister City ties, trade and investment projects, trade missions, import and export promotion, investment promotion, diplomatic relations and global policy formation.

Robert I. Sutton

Professor of Management Science at the Stanford Engineering School

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science at the Stanford Engineering School and researcher in the field of Evidence-based management. Sutton is also a NY Times best-selling author & speaker.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar

Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar is currently the Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) as well as Honorary Visiting Fellow in Organization and Information Management at University of Bradford, UK.

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

MD of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Dr. Ryan Chin's research focuses on developing new urban systems for a post-oil, connected world in the areas of sustainable mobility, resilient energy systems, urban food production, transformable live/work space, and Big Data urban analytics.

Dr. Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor at NYU and Co-Founder of Terreform ONE

Dr. Mitchell was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and was chosen by Wired magazine for “The Smart List: 15 People the Next President of USA Should Listen To”.

Anousheh Ansari

Co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems and First Female Private Space Explorer

Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station.

Charbel Aoun

Senior VP Smart Cities, Schneider Electric

Charbel Aoun joined Schneider Electric in 2012 to lead the company’s Smart Cities strategic initiative. As Senior Vice-President for Smart Cities, Charbel Aoun now leads the Schneider Electric smart cities Business globally.

H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli

Secretary General, DEC

H.E. Hani Rashid Al Hamli is the Secretary General of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC) since 2006. The Council envisioned acting as the strategic partner for the Government of Dubai in economic-decision making.

Marwan Bin Haidar

Dubai Smart Government

Eng. Marwan has contributed to DEWA's countless international and regional awards in the field of Business Transformation, Mobility and eServices, mServices.

Amr Salem

MD Smart Cities & Internet of Things at Cisco Systems

Amr leads Cisco's Global Sales and Marketing for Smart Cities - Internet of Things (IoT), focused on Large Critical Infrastructure projects in the areas of Traffic, Transportation, Energy, Public Safety and Security and eGovernment.

Ashish Cowlagi

Smart Cities Business Leader, IBM

Ashish is the worldwide offering leader for IBM Software Group, where his responsibilities span strategy, product/asset development, marketing, and business development for the Government & Education industry solutions and Smarter Cities business.

Ignasi Vilajosana

CEO of Worldsensing

CEO of Worldsensing and co-founder of Sensefields, Ignasi has extensive experience of all stages of company start-up and development, with over 10 years of experience in the geophysical sector. He holds a PhD in Physics, having authored numerous high impact publications.

Yousif Almutawa

CIO at DP World and Founder at TURN8

Yousif Almutawa is the Chief Information Officer of DP World, responsible for Information Systems and Information Technology strategy, global business solutions for the company and new revenue making opportunities.

Aben Kovoor

Regional Director DX Middle East & Africa, Microsoft

As the Regional Director for the Developer Experience and Evangelism Group, (DX), Aben leads a team of professionals who are responsible to drive the awareness and value of the Microsoft platform to Developers and IT professionals.

Kamal Hassan

Founder, President and CEO of Innovation 360

As founder, President and CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of Innovation 360, Kamal works with organizations of all sizes and specialties to enhance value creation through innovative products, services and business models.

Suneil Mishra

President at Mishra Consulting

Focus on US technology start-ups. Over 45Mn products shipped across industries from mobile to gaming, gesture to digital entertainment and TV. Expert in building branded application ecosystems around novel core technologies worldwide.

Mr Laurent Marini

Managing Director, Orange Business Arabia and Country Manager

Laurent has more than 15 years of commercial leadership in the telecoms sector, including senior positions in Saudi Arabia and Jordan for organisations including the Orange Group, Lucent Technologies and Devoteam.

Sitaram Chodimella

Head of Smart Grid Division – Middle East, Siemens

Sitaram is responsible for the division Smart Grid which supports its customers like power producers, grid operators, industries, multi utilities, cities and rail operators in expanding intelligent transmission and distribution energy grids.

Tarek Abdalla

Head of Marketing – MENA, Google

Tarek joined Google in 2012 with a mandate to drive adoption and penetration of Google’s consumer and business products as well as drive the Google brand across the region.

Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, Re:Imagine Group and GreyArea Foundation

Hirshberg first helped bring Apple into the online services arena., then acted as strategic adviser to Microsoft, AOL and NBC. Along the way, he was CEO of Gloss.com and Elemental Software. Hirshberg is a trustee of the Computer History Museum and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Ali Nimer

Government Solution Director, Microsoft

Ali currently serves as the Government Solution Director for Microsoft. He leads key and strategic government programs including Microsoft CityNext and the National Cloud programs in all Gulf countries.

Smart Living City Dubai 2014

15th - 16th September 2014 | Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

Smart Living City - Dubai 2014 is an event to accelerate smart business programs in Dubai and will be 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.

The goal is to bring together high-level representatives from startups, investors, corporations, foundations, researchers and cities; including the Government of Dubai, Stanford University, MIT, Microsoft, Terreform ONE and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed SMART University (Anchor partner).

This event brings the best of technology and the best practitioners across continents to the fore. It provides them with the unique opportunity to share their ideas with government representatives, company executives, technology investors and business accelerators.


PANELS: 15th September

  • 09:50

    Welcoming Remarks

  • 10:00

    Opening Remarks by His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

  • 10:15

    Creating a SMART ecosystems

  • 11:10

    Keynote: Public-Private Partnerships by Dubai Economic Council

  • 11:15

    Big Data and SMART Government Solutions

  • 12:00


  • 12:10

    Keynote: Dubai's SMART Urban Development

  • 12:15

    Urban Development

  • 13:00


  • 14:00

    Keynote: Mobility & Transport

  • 14:05

    Mobility and Transport

  • 14:50


  • 15:00

    Keynote: Electricity & Water

  • 15:05

    Electricity & Water

  • 15:50


  • 16:00

    Keynote: Future of Education

  • 16:05

    Future of Education

  • 16:50

    Closing Remarks

WORKSHOPS: 15th September

  • 12:15

    Workshop by Orange

  • 14:00

    Leadership and Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton (Stanford University)

  • 15:50

    Big Data For a "Small World": Designing a New Urban Reality by Frog Design

PANELS: 16th September

  • 09:15

    Welcoming Remarks

  • 09:25

    Opening Remarks

  • 09:30

    Creating an Innovation Hub

  • 10:20

    COMPETITION 1: Startup Exhibitors Innovation Showcase

  • 11:00

    Funding & Scaling Startups

  • 12:00


  • 13:00

    COMPETITION 2: Dubai New Concepts Pitch

  • 14:00

    Announcement of Winners

  • 16:30


WORKSHOPS: 16th September

  • 09:30

    Post Sustainability; New Directions in Ecological Urban Design for the Near Future By Mitchell Joachim of NYU.

  • 11:00

    Microsoft BizSpark Workshop

  • 13:00

    Post Sustainability; New Directions in Ecological Urban Design for the Near Future By Mitchell Joachim of NYU.

  • 14:00

    Beyond Smart Cities By Dr Ryan Chin of MIT Media Lab

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