18 June 2014

Defining Smart Cities

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) had hosted the first session of the Dubai Smart Cities Forum earlier this year, which facilitated discussions on issues relating to the Dubai Smart City initiative that was announced in February 2014 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 
 
Rashik Parmar, President, IBM Academy of Technology and Dr. Hichem Maya, Head of Business Transformation Services, SAP, led the session. 
 
In this video, we speak to Dr. Hichem Maya on his views on the Smart Cities initiatives. He goes on to say: “A smart city improves living standards, transforms governments and boosts economic prosperity. If we are to achieve this objective, we need to ensure that the public and private sector is flexible, agile, innovative, and capable of engaging individuals and communities.”
 

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