Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit Second Advisory Board Meeting Gathered more than 40 High-Level Governmental and non-Governmental Stakeholders

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  • The meeting took place physically last week
  • The advisors discussed plans for the summit’s upcoming edition
  • The summit is taking place under the patronage of DMT and is slated to bring together more than 400 high-level attendees on 23 – 24 November

Abu Dhabi: The second advisory board meeting for the Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit took place recently, bringing together a large number of key governmental and private-sector stakeholders to discuss the Summit’s plans for the upcoming edition.

The Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit is taking place under the patronage of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), and is supported by more than 25 governmental and semi-governmental entities from the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s Federal authorities.

This prestigious gathering of high-level decision-makers will be held physically in Abu Dhabi on 23rd and 24th November 2021, at the Conrad Abu Dhabi – Etihad Towers, with the aim of consolidating initiatives to create the Smart City of the Future.

The summit’s second Advisory Board meeting was chaired by H.E. Eng. Salem Almemari, Executive Director of Municipal Services Sector at Abu Dhabi City Municipality and the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Smart City Steering Committee.

The second meeting of the Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit Advisory Board was marked by a remarkable participation that contributed to the development of an integrated framework for this year’s second edition, which is considered one of the region’s leading events to unify efforts in planning and developing resilient technology-led future cities.  

The DMT said it is working closely with all public and private sector partners to develop an integrated vision, which reflects the leadership’s efforts to create community- and aspiration-driven cities of the future, with flexible infrastructure capable of coping with all variables, while having sustainable planning based on sound data and forecasts of Abu Dhabi’s demographic and geographic growth. The Department stressed that the summit represents a valuable opportunity that will enable everyone to achieve these goals and more. It is an exceptional experience and a step towards the vision of the cities of the future. 

Bayanat, a G42 company, the summit’s Platinum Sponsor also took part in the Advisory Board meeting, highlighting their recent geospatial AI-enabled initiatives. Commenting on Bayanat’s participation, Mr. Hasan Al Hosani, CEO of Bayanat said “We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s summit and be able to contribute to the realization of a visionary smart city. Bayanat’s capabilities in geospatial technologies, advanced mapping, and artificial intelligence are instrumental to the development of cutting-edge smart city solutions and we look forward to showcasing our autonomous driving and mobility-as-a-service solutions, as well as our cloud native intelligent geospatial platform, Geogenius, to all those attending the summit.” 

Also in attendance were key governmental partners and supporters of the summit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ministry of Interior, Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Global Market Authority, Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Center, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Ports, Al Ain City Municipality, Al Ain Distribution Company, Al Dhafrah Region Municipality (DRM), Masdar and Tadweer.

The Summit’s key sponsors include Bayanat, Cisco, Huawei, Foresight, UBERBINDER, Streamax, Software AG, Injazat, Tahaluf, Consent, EE Consulting AG and PTV Group.

About the Department of Municipalities and Transport DMT:

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) was established by Law No. 30 of 2019 and is the entity responsible for managing the urban planning and transport sectors, and three regional municipalities.

As the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate, the DMT guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities. The expert authority improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities.

The DMT ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological developments of land, air and maritime transport networks of the Emirate, in line with the highest international standards and UAE legislation.

One of the DMT’s top priorities is to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of our UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 

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