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Smart Dubai Podcast

The Smart Dubai Podcast shares stories on latest technologies and smart city development from global government and private sector thought leaders. How are building smart cities going to affect people and the environment? Why is everyone obsessed with data? What really is Blockchain? How is Artificial Intelligence going to change the way we live and work today? Learn about all these topics and more. We will be releasing an episode every two weeks! Subscribe now!

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What are Circular Cities?

In this week’s episode we welcome Dr.Okan Geray, Strategic Planning Advisor at Smart Dubai. Dr.Geray discusses why governments must look at building circular economies to ensure cities become more sustainable, and unveils key highlights from his recently authored “A Guide To Building Circular Cities” published by the United Nations.


11 May 2021

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How is technology shaping the future of work?

In this week’s episode we welcome Thierry Nicault, Regional Vice-President for Middle East and Africa at Salesforce. Thierry discusses why digital transformation is now a key priority for majority of organizations across the globe, and how organizations can support employees in developing the digital skills needed in the workplace.


27 Apr 2021

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Making peer-to-peer payments simple, social and fun – introducing Ziina

In this week’s episode we welcome Faisal Toukan, CEO, Ziina. Faisal will be discussing how Ziina aims to be the default peer-to-peer payments platform in the Middle East, and how they plan to achieve that by helping consumers make payments to friends and vendors seamlessly, with minimal fees, whilst also enjoying the social aspect of using the application.


13 Apr 2021

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How harmful could a QR code be? Outlining the importance of cyber-security in the post-COVID era

In this week’s episode we welcome Haider Pasha, Chief Security Officer of Palo Alto Networks Middle East & Africa. Haider will be outlining the importance and benefits of cybersecurity in today’s age and how the sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


30 Mar 2021

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How are Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies enabling a better internet?

In this week’s episode we welcome Ahmed Al Balaghi, Co-Founder and CEO of Biconomy. Ahmed shares his story on why he founded Biconomy, how it aims to accelerate the development of Blockchain powered applications and why he believes in the future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Ahmed is also the founder and host of the region’s leading Blockchain focused podcast titled Encrypted.


16 Mar 2021

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How are technology trends impacting car manufacturers and consumers

In this week’s episode we welcome Salah Yamout, Chief Operating Officer, Arabian Automobiles Company. Salah will be sharing his thoughts on what key technological trends are impacting or are likely to impact car manufacturers and car consumers, and how the Arabian Automobiles Company is supporting Dubai’s Autonomous Strategy 2030.


2 Mar 2021

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Introducing Nabidh: The integrated electronic health record system for all Dubai residents

In this week’s episode we welcome Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, Director of the Project Management Office, Health Informatics and Smart Health at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Dr.Redha will be discussing DHA’s latest initiative called Nabidh, that will help build and foster a stronger and more connected electronic health records ecosystem across the city.


16 Feb 2021

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The rise of cloud technologies and defining what a hybrid cloud approach is

In this week’s episode we welcome Hossam Seif El Din, General Manager, IBM Middle East & Pakistan. Hossam will be sharing his thoughts on the current rise in the global adoption of cloud technologies and what makes IBM's hybrid cloud approach truly unique.


2 Feb 2021

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What does the future of sustainable mobility look like?

In this week’s episode we welcome Eng. Nada Jasim, Director of Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning Department at RTA, who discusses RTA’s latest updates towards meeting the goals of the Dubai Autonomous Strategy 2030 and also shares her thoughts on what the future of sustainable mobility will look like in Dubai.


19 Jan 2021

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Outlining Smart Dubai’s Vision For The Next 50 Years

This week’s episode not only celebrates the One Year Anniversary of the Smart Dubai Podcast, but also bring us into the year that celebrates the UAE’s 50th National Day. Our guest on today’s episode therefore is none other than H.E. Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai and CEO, Dubai Data Establishment. H.E. shares his views on how the UAE’s forward-thinking vision helped us battle the global pandemic in 2020 and what his plans for Smart Dubai’s future is over the next 50 years.


5 Jan 2021

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