Digital Grids And Smart Cities Leading To The Future

Fleming.'s 2nd Annual Digital Grids And Smart Cities Forum, scheduled to take place between 05 - 06 May 2014 at the Riyadh Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has garnered immense response from technology pioneers who have turned reality into digital networks thereby enabling a contact-less and automated world. Baud Telecom Company (BTC) - acknowledged as one of the largest integrated ICT solution providers in the Middle East, who has played a primary role in the development of today’s local and regional information and communication technology, headlines the forum with a presentation on ' Laying the critical foundation for Saudi Smart Cities & Smart Grids'. BTC is recognized for its ability to introduce and integrate the latest global communication advancements there by maintaining its position at the fore-front of implementable Information Communication Technologies

Breakthrough ideas and advancements in the field of digital grids, smart web, smart communication and smart mobility that contribute to the development of interconnected and intelligent networks will also be showcased at the forum by leading solutions providers such as Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Coba, Dell, Mesh Works, Atheeb Intergraph, IBA, Amplex, eMaximo Solutions, Saudi Lighting Company (SLC), Middle East Electric Meter Factory (MEMF), Granlund, Top Screens and EXI Light. Sharing his opinion on the forum, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah, Holy Makkah Municipality, Vice Mayor – IT, said “I like the idea of this summit because it gives me the opportunity to share experiences with experts in smart cities. Smart cities is new concept that integrates several fields such as urban planning,ICT , economy and energy. Therefore, such an occasion improves the understanding of the challenges and promotes sharing successful smart cities initiatives.”

The opening key note address on day 1 will be delivered by Dr. Osama Al Bar - Mayor of Makkah, Holy Makkah Municipality and joining him will be Dr. Imad Hoballah, Chairman and CEO - Telecom Regulatory Authority - Republic of Lebanon, Dr. Abdulgader Othman Amir - Vice Mayor – Strategy Planning and Chief Planner - Jeddah Municipality, Ahmad Al Khiary - Yesser E Government Program, Assistant Director General - KSA, Ahmed Baig - Dubai Government Entity Information Security and Compliance Officer and other high caliber speakers from the region.