Smart Cities – Plan to Reality

Industry analysts estimate the Smart City Market will touch $2.1 trillion by 2020 and the Middle East market seems to be taking an active role in investing in their future. Spends of over $63 Billion in the next five years in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE alone, is proof of realisation of a need to create an integration of technology that drives sustainability, citizen well-being and economic development. To boost the industry optimism and address the real needs of the GCC regions, Fleming Gulf in association with leading project management group QPM, will host ‘ The Middle East Smart Cities Summit ‘ in Doha, Qatar between 28th and 30th May 2012.

Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, the Executive Director of QUWIC, who will be a keynote speaker at the summit will address ‘ Factors & Solutions leading towards the move to Smart Transportation’. On the occasion, Dr. Abu-Dayya commented, “As an emerging innovations leader in the area of smart living services in general and intelligent transport applications, in particular, QUWIC is pleased to participate and contribute to this important summit. As the first independent mobility innovations institution in the region, QUWIC has been deeply looking into sensing and mobility technologies to design and deploy intelligent services which are optimised for different market segments in Qatar and the region”

A series of case studies on existing projects in the GCC will bring to light learnings from the journey so far and leading companies such as CNIguard and Saia-Burgess Controls, will showcase their innovate technologies that are implemented in the smart city market the world over. Exploring the full potential of smart technologies that drive intelligence, streamline connectivity and work on shared resources will enable future smart city project stake holders to turn ambitious smart city plans to a desired reality.

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