MENA Summit 2018

MENA Summit 2018

Smart Cities and the Future of Urban Infrastructure

Thursday, February 8, 2018 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Technology has long been the catalyst driving the evolution of infrastructure in global cities. Significant advancements in transportation, infrastructure, energy usage, and connectivity have influenced urban planning and design, affecting how we interact with our surroundings in nearly every capacity. From the evolution of personal passenger cars to the adoption of autonomous taxis, to electronic data collection and more efficient management of resources, this session will discuss the future of the urban areas we live in and advise on how to best navigate potential obstacles and unintended consequences of adopting exponentially advancing technologies.


Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Director's Fellow, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation


Lukasz Gadowski

Founder, Team Europe; Chairman, Volocopter

Karl Magnus Olsson

Chief Xperience Officer and Co-Founder, Careem

Hamed Zaghw

Chief Executive, AECOM Middle East Ltd.

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