Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Lacina Kone

Director General
Smart Africa

Mr. Koné was the Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, in charge of Digital Transformation and Public Reforms. Subsequent to that, he was the advisor to the President for seven years. Mr. Kone is a professional of the ICT industry with over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications, satellite and intelligent transport system. Prior to that, Mr. Koné held several high level technical and managerial positions with prestigious firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Intelsat. Mr. Kone is a graduate of three continents. While at the United Arab Emirates, he obtained a bachelors degree in electronic engineering. In the UK, he received a master’s degree in data communication systems from the University of Brunel, and in the United States, an MBA from George Washington University.


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

10:00 - 11:30

According to the United Nations ‘World Urbanisation Prospects’ report published in 2014, 75% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by the year 2050. Currently, 54% of the global population is located in cities. Between now and 2020, the global urban population is expected to jump by about 1.84% per year.
- Population boom and urbanisations puts a lot of strain on resources & calls for smart cities with meticulously urban design to promote efficiency, eco-friendly and sustainability.  
- Transforming traditional cities to smart cities and their challenges.
- Identifying solutions to combat security issues
- Building the trust of smart city citizens
- Building smart cities with safety and intelligent mobility.  
- Future of Autonomous and Electric Cars and its impact.
- How will future mobility impact the residents of tomorrow's smart cities?
- Traffic Management: Top priority for many smart cities 

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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Miguel Eiras Antunes
Global Smart Cities, Smart Nation & Local Government Leader
Deloitte

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Caspar Herzberg
President, Middle East & Africa
Schneider Electric

10:20 - 10:35

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Lacina Kone
Director General
Smart Africa

10:35 - 11:25

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Hugues Parant
Chief Executive Officer
Euroméditerranée Public Urban and Economic Development Agency
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Harj Dhaliwal
Managing Director, Middle East and India
Virgin Hyperloop One
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Karen K Burns
Co-Founder & CEO
Visory
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Alan Williams
Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship & Operations
UPS
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Dr. Denisa Zilakova
Director General
Central Coordination Body under Slovak Deputy Prime Minister´s Office
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Dr. Davor Meersman
Chief Executive Officer
Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)

11:25 - 11:30