September 09, 2015

Dubai Smart Cities Forum #7 Videos

5 min - OPENING REMARKS: Welcome delivered by HE Ahmed Bin Byat.
  • The opportunity for Dubai to lead on mobile payment integration/ adaption.
  • The opportunity for mobile payments to improve customerinteractions & quality of life.
20 min - DUBAI VIEW: Keynote delivered by DED Director General Sami Al
Qamzi. Time for Q&A included.
20 min - GUEST VIEW: Keynote delivered by MasterCard Head of Global
Products & Solutions for MEA, Milan Gauder. Time for Q&A included.
20 min - PANEL: Joint panel discussion moderated by Dr. Bassem Younes
5 min - CLOSING: Closing remarks delivered by Dr. Bassem Younes
  • Date and Topic of next Forum/Upcoming Smart events
20 min - NETWORKING: Post event networking
*Networking time not included.

Osman Sultan

Osman Sultan is a veteran of the telecom sector and one of its most well-recognised and influential leaders. He is credited with leading du as its CEO to become one of the region's most vibrant success stories, with his vision of creating a telecommunications company that would transform the UAE's telecom sector. Under his dynamic leadership, du has grown exponentially to become the Middle East's fastest growing telecom company with a market share of nearly 50% in mobile subscribers in less than five years and reaching profitability in just two years of its operations.

A. Mohammed Shael AlSaadi
CEO, Business Development & Strategy Sector
Department of Economic Development (DED)
A. Mohammed Shael AlSaadi is the CEO of Business Development & Strategy Sector at the Department of Economic Development (DED). He plays a strategic role in strengthening the competitiveness of Dubai’s business environment in line with the its reputation as a business and investment hub. Mr. AlSaadi joined DED in 2008 and has made significant contributions to streamlining business activities in Dubai and supporting investor relations with an emphasis on quality, eciency, transparency and modern technology. He is credited with developing a suite of smart services for Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) transactions and in contributing to improving the UAE’s global ranking in Doing Business year after year.

Marwan Alzarouni
Head of Information Services Department
Dubai Electronic Security Center
Marwan Alzarouni currently holds the position of the Head of Information Services Department at Dubai Electronic Security Center. He is an Information Security professional with more than 17 years' experience. He was one of the first UAE nationals to embrace internet technology at its infancy where he created the UAE's first website on the World Wide Web. Marwan is lifetime member of a number of technology associations including the Internet Society (IS) as well as the Bitcoin foundation. He has published a number of blind peer reviewed publications on wide variety of subjects including digital forensics, information security and information superiority.

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