Dubai ‘Smart City’ event to highlight role of ‘Big Data’
Dubai, August 19, 2014
The role of advanced ‘smart’ concepts such as ‘Big Data’ and ‘Cloud Computing’ in the development of genuinely ‘smart cities’ will bethe focus of discussions and exhibitions at the Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 expo next month.
The event, which will take place on September 15 and 16 at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, will feature successful local and international ‘smart’ technology startups and explore the ‘smart city’ vision through various master classes, discussion panels and exhibitions.
It will highlight how going ‘smart’ is integral to Dubai’s vision of becoming a ‘City of the Future.’
Big Data, machine-to-machine (M2M) and Cloud Computing technologies have been identified as essential elements for Dubai to become a Smart City, said a statement.
Many aspiring Smart Cities are leveraging these innovative technologies to provide essential public services to their citizens such as security, transportation, water and energy management, healthcare, utilities, and emergency response, it said.
For Dubai, the challenge will be to set up cost-effective and sustainable data centres that can collect, process, share, store and analyse data to transform Big Data into useful information using cloud computing.
Masood Al Awar, CEO, Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing, said: “Many cities across the world are now making the shift to being a Smart City with an aim to make their urban environment more desirable, secured, sustainable and eco-friendly for their citizens, residents and tourists.
“There is no denying that Big Data will play a highly significant role in enhancing essential services in Dubai by improving its infrastructure, planning and management. Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 will offer a platform to brainstorm about Smart technologies that can offer many new windows of opportunities for informed decision-making and better citizen engagement in a Smart City.”
The keynote address titled ‘Big Data and Smart Government Solutions’ will discuss real opportunities to be gained from a Smart City as well as key development and challenges, he added. - TradeArabia News Service