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SMART CITIES FORUM

REGISTER FOR OUR SMART CITIES FORUM ON MONDAY JUNE 21, 2021

Join global industry leaders, including KONE and Nokia, as we take an in-depth look at the digital building blocks of a thriving smart city.

EVENT OVERVIEW

EVENT OVERVIEW

DATE: MONDAY JUNE 21, 2021

TIME: 12PM (GST)

LOCATION: VIRTUAL 

During Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Smart Cities Forum, global industry leaders and experts will discuss:

  • How systematic public and private sector collaboration is key to ensuring we create smarter, more sustainable cities
  • How our Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion replicates the smart buildings we see in Finland’s cities
  • Why the key to unlocking future city transformations lies in intelligent, digital infrastructure
  • How 5G smart poles can enable the digital infrastructure needed for smart cities
  • How decreased water leakages will reduce the need to invest in energy-intensive desalination

We have brought together leading global experts in the fields of sustainable urbanisation, smart building technology, digital infrastructures, 5G, IoT and smart water management to share their insights, knowledge and guidance in a series of expert interviews, panel discussions and live Q&As.

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SMART CITY OBJECTIVES IN FINLAND AND THE UAE

SMART CITY OBJECTIVES IN FINLAND AND THE UAE

It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will migrate to cities and produce approximately 75% of the world's emissions. This presents significant challenges, causing an impact on city safety, energy consumption, air quality, transportation and the overall quality of life. Many people associate smart cities with technologies; however, to build a smart city, a collection of technological systems are required to achieve relevant city goals. We combine science and technology within the smart city model to solve challenges such as population growth, environmental conservation, transport and energy supply. Smart cities aim to build a more sustainable, adaptable society that provides a higher standard of living without burdening the environment.

Similarly, sustainable urban development is a focal point of the UAE’s vision, with strategic initiatives such as Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan already underway. In a bid to enhance the quality of life for city residents and reaffirm its position as a global hub for business and tourism, Dubai aims to upgrade key urban areas, improve resource efficiencies and increase environmental sustainability. We aim to draw parallels between Finland and the UAE and their collective visions for smarter, greener cities.

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OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS

Severi Keinälä, Commissioner General

Amy Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

Visa Rauta, Design Director, Global Head of Design

Kimmo Mattila, Head of Software and Data Business

Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer

Janne Summanen, Director of Project Management

Veikko Martiskainen, Head of International Operations

Hacene Terghini, Business Development Director - FM Tech Advisor

Jacques Vermeulen, Director Future Cities

Pekka Wainio, Research Manager

Dr. Markku Heino, Principal Consultant at Spinverse and Ecosystem Leader

Tommi Roman, Head of Smart City and Emerging Business Development

Dr. Jani Väre, Head of Innovations & IPR

Dr. Topi Helle, Managing Director

Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist

Gary Conway, Head of Energy Sales MEA