GITEX Showdown Debate - Unifying the Smart City: Enabling Circular Economy

08 Oct 2019
Vertical Stage 2, Za'abeel Hall 6
SMART CITI ZENS (Smart Cities)

IDC estimates that smart cities will spend $135 billion on technology by 2021, applying blockchain, 5G & IoT will truly enable smart cities. Urban Metabolism is the key to enable circular economy in cities and decarbonise urban life. Which digital, IT and hardware metabolism are needed? What policies and ideas are needed to create new urban tissue for this metabolism? Hear from experts how will new IoT use cases develop with 5G launches, how can citizen trust be gained? What are city governments doing about it?


Emanuele Bompan, Editor-in-Chief - Renewable Matter
Randall Lee Pires, Chairman- Board of Advisors - Government Blockchain Association
H.E. Mr. Adel Afiouni, Minister of State for Technology and Investment Affairs - Lebanon
Dr. Frans Jorna, Executive Director Digital City and Innovation - City of Almere
Iina Oilinki, Chief Innovation Officer - Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation
Chris Johnson, SVP Global Enterprise - Nokia
Andrew Jackson, HM Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates - Director of Trade and Investment

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