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DSO to focus on smart cities at 17th TechForum

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority to highlight launch of AED1.1bn Silicon Park project at annual event

DSO to focus on smart cities at 17th TechForum

Free zone technology park, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), is set to host its 17th annual TechForum, this year focusing on smart city technology projects in the GCC region.

The event will take place on 11 November from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority's headquarters, and will bring together technology professionals, academics and students.

In the opening session, Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, vice president of Engineering Management and chairman of the Smart City Committee at DSOA, will highlight the organisation's work as part of the Dubai Smart City vision, with particular focus on the recently launched AED1.1bn Silicon Park smart city project.

Dr Mazen Zein, business development and strategy director, Schneider Electric, Dr Philippe Bouvier, adjunct professor, RIT Dubai, and Fatih Simsek, product manager, Philips Lighting, will also speak at the event.

"Dubai Silicon Oasis TechForum provides a platform for local and global experts to come together in a knowledge incubation space," said Al Katheeri. "With the recent launch of the Silicon Park project in Dubai and other smart cities around the world, we believe this is an opportune moment to focus on the topic.

"The upcoming knowledge session will highlight the role of digital technologies that make cities truly smart and sustainable. The event will also reiterate the importance of introducing smart living aspects with its quantitative and qualitative criteria."

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