Dubai leading field in smart city revolution
Smart cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are set to grow and grow with consistent growth predicted in the near future, according to a report by KPMG released at the recent sixth Annual Arab Future Cities Summit (AAFCS).
The AAFCS took place in Dubai and looked at several key issues in the Middle East, noting especially the region’s efforts to become a global leader in smart cities, with Dubai being at the forefront.
The supply chain is central to the smart city vision of the Middle East, as enabling fast, digitized trade allows next-generation technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoTs) and artificial intelligence (AI) to expand and develop.
Rémi Pouchucq, Business Development Manager for the MEA, with Schneider Electric said: "Large investments are going into technologies that enable smart cities, and the UAE has set itself as a benchmark for smart city innovation in the region.
"With urbanization moving at its current pace, developing solutions that tackle issues in terms of energy, safety, mobility, sustainability and overall wellbeing remain at paramount importance to us at Schneider Electric.
"Thanks to the numerous government-led initiatives, businesses and individuals are becoming increasingly aware of new gateways that technology opens for them, helping them identify and respond to the critical need to be planet- and profitability-compatible.”
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