Orange to outline vision at conference
Dubai, November 14, 2011
French telecommunication group dedicated to B2B services, Orange Business Services, will outline its vision for the future of smart cities during Smart Cities World Mena to be held from November 21 to 23.
The company will set out its vision of the network as a service delivery platform to connect community, devices and people, whilst evaluating industry needs to offer next-generation services for utilities, transportation, and healthcare and integrating all functions to unify city telecoms management.
The session will also cover the Orange approach to designing and building smart cities, including how they can be made energy efficient and sustainable and the partnership and funding models that are critical for success, a statement from the company said.
It will outline some examples of work in this area and how it already successfully manages smart city operations around the world.
Giorgio Heiman, head of global services, Emerging Markets at Orange Business Services, said: “This event is hugely significant for the Middle East and is the perfect platform for us to underline our commitment and focus on our smart cities initiative. Companies in the region have already recognised that by working with Orange they are able to focus on core business activities while benefiting from state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure and services.”
“Our smart cities expertise and experience can bring benefits which can have a positive impact in areas like economic growth, socio-economic issues, eco-efficiency, public sector initiatives and environmental policy,” he said.
Event speakers will include urban planning and real estate development experts outlining their strategies for developing and integrating ICT solutions within physical city infrastructures to enable the delivery of innovative services that are responsive to citizen needs. The event will be held at the Hotel Dubai Marina, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service