Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Mr. Lacina Kone, is the Director General/CEO of Smart Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Koné was the advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (2017-2018), in charge of Digital Transformation and Public Reforms, and was also the advisor to the President from 2011-2017. Mr. Kone is a professional of ICT industry with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications, satellite and intelligent transport system. Prior to that, Mr. Koné held during his career 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. United Arab Emirates, he obtained a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, in the UK, it has validated its Polytechnique rank at the University of Brunel, and the United States, his MBA from George Washington University.
13:30 - 14:30
Future Cities Pillar Session 2 - IoT and Interoperability: Unlocking Limitless Potential Within Smart Cities
As urbanization intensifies, cities are looking to solve complex and evolving challenges with technology when it comes to reducing traffic congestion, ensuring citizen safety, reduction of energy consumption and environmental footprint. IoT plays a vital role in helping cities by using data from connected infrastructure. However, the deployment of these infrastructures is slow, costly and complex. This session will highlight
Why 82% of smart cities pilot fail and the obstacle the smart cities face during deployment
Capitalizing IoT and how IoT plays a vital role in Smart cities?
What’s next for smart cities?