Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • “The Smart City Expert”
    Telecom Review interview with Ghazi Atallah

    Formerly the MD of Cisco ME and VP of Emerging Markets Ghazi Atallah is now the MD of NXN group. Commonly known as ‘The Smart City Company’, the company consults the governments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in building the strategy and master plans for realising their smart city ambitions. Telecom Review spoke to him […]

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  • Smart City by Association – The ITU View

    Kicking off our series on institutions involved in the Smart City arena, we take a look at the contribution from a global telecom heavy weight. Today, all Cities want to be Smart. More and more cities worldwide are committing to simplified daily lives and a brighter future for their citizens using the latest technologies. But […]

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  • Diving into the Data Lake for the Smart City

    A central tenant of Big Data, the Data Lake Concept has been gaining popularity recently, as many vendors have incorporated Data Lakes to their existing enterprise analytics software or have created whole new platforms around the concept. Should the increased data requirements of the Smart City take advantage of the concept? THE GENESIS In the […]

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  • Congress: 2015 GSMA Ministerial Programme

    Stimulating Innovation for the Fully Connected Society When and Where 2-5 March 2015 Barcelona Topics The Ministerial Programme is the cornerstone of the GSMA’s government programme and focuses on debate and knowledge-sharing of the revolutionary power of mobile. In 2014, the Programme again saw record attendance with the participation of 139 government delegations and 22 […]

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  • Congress: Arab Future Cities Summit 2015

    Smart Solutions For Sustainable Cities When and Where 13 – 14 April 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha West Bay Lagoon – Qatar Topics Arab Future Cities Summit (AFCS) the Middle East’s premier smart cities event will take place on 13-14 April 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar. In its 4th year running, the event will […]

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  • 10 Tech Trends for the Smart City Manager to look for in 2015

    The past 12 months have been an exciting time for the Smart City world. Many entities have focused their attentions to the problems of cities with cutting edge technologies and the major standards organisations have issued significant work. Even for those involved for a long time in technical solutions for cities, there have been some […]

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  • Open Sourcing the City

    As the Cities around the world gather speed in their efforts to gain efficiency and add services thorough ICT, the Open Source movement has not been ignored. The ever revolving cycle of shrinking budgets and increasing needs for services have put a sharp spot light on the total cost of ownership of technology and the […]

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