Region

  • Schneider Electric says GCC region is spearheading global smart cities market

    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today ahead of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai that the Middle East and North Africa, and especially the GCC, are spearheading the USD 2.6 billion global Smart Cities market.

  • VP of Japanese tech firm believes Africa is not ready for ‘smart cities’

    A leading technology expert based in the African region believes the topic of 'smart cities' is not 'relevant' in Africa. Chad Baker, who is the VP of Sales in Africa for Japanese company NEC made the admission during a recent interview at MWC. According to Baker he feels that Africa should revisit and explore the 'smart cities' objective in five years - citing that infrastructural, regulatory and attitudinal hurdles currently prohibit the region from being in a position to implement and develop smart city initiatives in the continent.