Conference

  • CTA predicts that smart cities spending will reach $34.35 billion by 2020

    Significant investment from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) and financial company Deloitte - has helped highlight the opportunities presented by the emerging sector in smart cities technology and solutions at this year’s CES 2018. The Consumer Technology Association has estimated that spending in the smart city sector will reach $34.35 billion by 2020.

  • Experts warn that Asian smart cities could become ‘stupid cities’

    A team of smart city experts have issued a stark warning to many Asian countries currently embarking on a mission to make its cities 'smart'. They have warned that many are at risk of creating 'stupid cities' because of its current approach - which is to work in 'isolation' and resist technological innovation.

  • Huawei showcases AI technologies at partner summit

    Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei hosted its annual Middle East Partner Summit in Dubai on 7 May. Taking place under the theme 'Leading New ICT, the Road to Win-win Ecosystem', the summit hosted participants from 12 countries across the Middle East who gathered to form a collaborative platform in order to explore the current requirements for a successful digital transformation and ushering in the Artificial Intelligence era, exchange ideas, share success stories and best practices, targeted at empowering Huawei's channel partners in order to increase their ability to cater to the region's increasingly demanding technology innovation needs, and to establish an open and collaborative ecosystem.

  • Microsoft launch ‘smart cities toolkit’ to help urban planners assist people with disabilities

    US technology giants Microsoft has made a number of exciting announcements at Smart Cities NYC 17 that are set to revolutionize the smart city sector. However, one announcement in particular struck a chord with many - and that was Microsoft's revelation that it has created a new accessibility toolkit specifically designed to help city officials, architects and urban planners design cities which would have inclusive features aimed at assisting people with disabilities.

  • Mission Critical Technologies Africa 2019 to establish smart and safe city deployments

    Co-located with AfricaCom, (12-14 November 2019), Mission Critical Technologies Africa is a dedicated conference stream that targets those involved in critical communications, and command control sectors of working cities. 

  • TRA says its strategic focus is to promote a safe cyber culture in the UAE

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today its participation at RSA® Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi, the region's premier security conference and exposition, which aims to connect attendees with the people and insights that will empower them to stay ahead of cyber threats.