Cisco to showcase smart city vision at Gitex
Dubai, August 13, 2014
Cisco is set to showcase its Smart and Connected Communities (S+CC) technology solutions, aligning with the Dubai Smart City goals, at Gitex Technology Week 2014 in October.
Under the umbrella theme of the Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco’s solutions will cover across several themes, including smart+connected communities, smart government, and smart tourism and hospitality.
It will explore how to protect the opportunity the IoE presents from cyber-attack, to enable it to fulfill its maximum potential.
Cisco will also unveil new research on security behaviours and trends in the workplace in the UAE, and the latest solutions from the Cisco Security teams.
Rabih Dobboussi, general manager for Cisco UAE, said: “Our return to Gitex Technology Week, coupled with our focus around smart and connected communities, not only demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to the Smart Dubai vision, but also to the UAE and the Middle East region as a whole.”
Smart cities are being fuelled by the IoE globally, which can lower costs, improve productivity, increase revenue, and improve citizen benefits for the UAE’s public and private sectors.
The IoE will create $19 trillion in value at stake globally, Cisco has predicted, and of that amount, $4.6 trillion is in the public sector.
The cities alone can achieve $1.9 trillion in value through initiatives such as smart buildings, smart gas and water monitoring, smart parking, and smart waste management, it said.
“The IoE will have a profound impact on the UAE, particularly as it seeks to deliver on initiatives like the Dubai’s Smart City initiative and World Expo 2020. By leveraging our experience and expertise with many of the world’s leading Smart Cities, the UAE and other Middle East countries will be able to transform daily lives of citizens and businesses, and set the benchmark in the global marketplace,” added Dabboussi. - TradeArabia News Service