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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Yousef Khalili

General Manager Smart City and Digital Transformation
NeXgen Group

Yousef is the General Manager - UAE at NXN, the region’s leading Smart City and DigitalTransformation consulting and managed services firm. In his role as GM - UAE, Yousef oversees some of the world’s most ambitious Smart City, Smart District and Smart Government transformation engagements in the world and manages executive client relationships. Yousef has 25 years of experience and assumed senior leadership roles at leading multinational and local companies operating in the EMEA region. He spent 9 years at Cisco Systems Inc. and his last role was the Director of Operations covering the EMEA region with a mandate of transforming the sales business model from a customer-led model to a $3 billion partner-led one, and introducing a higher level of innovation within the eco-system of channel partners. Prior to joining Cisco, Yousef served as the head of marketing for Microsoft Inc. and was responsible for Microsoft’s overall brand positioning, CSR, and corporate communications & affairs in the Middle East region. Yousef worked within the public sector as well, and was part of the founding team behind Dubai e-Government with a mission to help achieve H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid’s vision of having 70% of all Dubai government’s transactions done online within 3 years back in 2001. Yousef holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD (GEMBA 14) and a BA, Business
Administration from University of Jordan.


Sessions of the speaker

23-MAR-2020

23-MAR-2020

10:00 - 13:00

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

Speakers:
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Kenechi Okeleke
Senior Manager
GSMA Intelligence
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Wiktor Barcicki
Senior Director
Etisalat International
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Yousef Khalili
General Manager Smart City and Digital Transformation
NeXgen Group
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Trsika Hamid
Editorial Director
Wamda