Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 40 - Page 48

COUNTRY FOCUS: UAE With Dubai widely considered to possess the world’s most technologically advanced agenda on the planet, unsurprisingly it is the location of choice for the region’s leading technology events. There is much to choose from and here we take a look at the highlights of what promises to be an exciting year of technology conferences and exhibitions. ///////////////// Exhibiting technological success Smart City Expo Dubai Systems, Enterprise IoT, Fog Computing, Big Data, analytics and Smart Governance. The Smart Cities Summit World Forum combines the power of collocated conferences with a state-of-the-art expo floor with the aim of educating people about Smart Cities and urban planning technologies. It provides a platform where public business managers, directors, urban administrators, and international authorities responsible for developing urban policies can offer their services for the development of Smart Cities. The conference programme covers Smart City vertical applications such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management DATES: March 17 and 18 LOCATION: Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai SMART CITY EXPO DUBAI 48 INTELLIGENTCIO 3TECH Summit 3 TECH SUMMIT Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Alnehayan, the 3TECH Summit brings together global leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to challenge them on how these three technologies will converge in the future. The convergence of AI, Blockchain and IoT can already be noticed in numerous cases, for instance, with smart devices in healthcare, autonomous cars in transportation and drones in the aerospace industry. Other areas that will see the convergence include finance and insurance, energy and supply chain among others. The summit will focus on understanding what the future will look like and what the opportunities will be in this new integrated scenario. The event, which is organised by AEBICON Group DMCC, aims to incorporate high-level debates, panel presentations and technical sessions while uniting world tech leaders and creating a unique platform for discussions about the future. DATE: March 18 LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton DIFC Dubai