DATE: MONDAY JUNE 21, 2021
TIME: 12PM (GST)
During Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Smart Cities Forum, global industry leaders and experts will discuss:
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.
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.
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