Future Cities: Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Investment Trends
The 2020s will see many smart city concepts become reality, harnessing digital technology innovations to improve the lives of inhabitants, enhance resource efficiency, and enable sustainable production and consumption. Governments in MENA have been at the forefront of these initiatives, creating new, purpose-built smart cities and/or making existing cities smarter, in response to rapid urbanisation, changing consumer lifestyles, limited resources, and growing calls to tackle issues around climate change.
The GSMA Intelligence future cities workshop will bring together professionals from the mobile ecosystem, public sector and investor community to discuss the outlook for smart cities in the 2020s and beyond. Key focus areas will include;
• Trends and technologies that will underpin innovative smart city solutions, including 5G, AI, IoT and advanced mapping techniques
• Impact and outlook of smart solutions on key sectors and services, such as transport, public safety, healthcare and utilities
• Emerging funding models and investment opportunities in smart city initiatives