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Protecting Future Connected Cities and Citizens

Resilient, innovative and secure future urban environments 

Over the past decade exponential growth in the development of urban cities has occurred. Such environments are dynamic spaces for work, rest and play. Ensuring the sustainability, safety and quality of life of citizens is critical to economic development, investment and tourism.

In a world with ever-increasing threat levels this conference will focus on three distinct areas which include safe cities, secure future urban environment and connected urban infrastructure, highlighting how the development and expansion of urban cities has fuelled the demand for responsive and high-quality safety, security and fire operations.

The three day conference programme brought together global government leaders, municipalities, policymakers, consultants and technology experts to communicate, share ideas and identify solutions required to create and maintain safe and resilient cities using the latest cutting-edge technologies and best practices from around the world.

Agenda

FUTURE URBAN ENVIORNMENT
13:30-14:00 Registration, coffee and networking
14:00-14:00 Opening remarks from the conference chair
Planning and designing secure environments
14:00-14:30  International Speaker
Japan: Well-Being as Ultimate Goal of Smart Cities in Japan - Key to Bridge Civic Engagement and Digital Technologies
Gain insights on how Japan is leading the way in innovative and sustainable design for future cities. He will share how well-being is considered as ultimate goal of human centred cities. He will also share insights on the key to bridge civic engagement and digital technologies

Takehiko Nagumo, Executive Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan (virtual)
14:30-15:00 International Speaker
What is SMART Dublin? IoT in Motion – Sensing in Dublin

Using innovation, change and transformation to create safe cities IoT & Local Government – Piloting new technologies in Dublin City

Nicola Graham, Smart City Operations Manager, Dublin City Council
15:00- 15:30 International Speaker
City of Toronto: Community safety & wellbeing planning

Scott Mckean,
Safe TO - Community Safety & Wellbeing Planning Toronto,  Justice Centres - City of Toronto
15:30-16:15 Panel Discussion: Future City planning
How can cities drive greater collaboration between government entities and civil societies?
What is the role of emerging technologies?

Panelists:
Scott Mckean,
Safe TO - Community Safety & Wellbeing Planning Toronto,Justice   Centres-City of Toronto
Jan Fox,
Executive Director - Safe Communities, REACH Council for Safe Communities & Co-Chair of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention
Amy Siciliano,
Public Safety Advisor, The Halifax Regional Municipality
16:15-17:00 Panel Discussion: Building safe, connected, inclusive and liveable cities of the future
Designing and constructing safe future cities using state of the art technology
The use of smart device systems in smart operating environments
Reducing noise pollution and energy by avoiding telephones in communities – use pc and other networks instead of telephone wires.

Moderator
Martin Tillman, Director Transport Planning, AECOM

Panelists
Dr. Naseem Mohammed Rafee, Director of Health & Safety Department, Dubai Municipality
Takehiko Nagumo,
Executive Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan
Nicola Graham,
Smart City Operations Manager, Dublin City Council
Mohannad Salam,
Senior Manager, Smart Cities, Atkins
17:00-17:30 Use of emerging technologies for future safe cities

Khaula Alkaabi,
Associate Professor - Chief Innovation Officer, Geography & Urban Sustainability Department –CHSS, United Arab Emirates University (virtual)
17:30 Closing remarks and end of day 1
10:00 Registration & Networking 
10:40-10:45 Opening remarks from the conference chair
Ashok Ganapathy Iyer, Professor & Chairperson, School of Design & Architecture Head - Certification Programs (MAHE - Dubai)
 FUTURE SAFE CITIES 
Strategic leadership insights on safe cities
10:45-11:00 Dubai a new paradigm for safe cities

Eng. Arif Al Janahi, Director of Security Engineering, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)
11:00-11:20 Creating Safe homes: Key trends and challenges in home safety 
Overview of the initiatives that can provide safe homes by protecting future connected cities and residents.

Engr. Mohamed Rashed Obaid Alobaid Al Dhanhani, Manager of Safety Section, Dubai Municipality
11:20-12:15 Avoiding Silos based Smart Cities: Driving Innovation through Standards

Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Senior Director, IEEE (online)
12:15-12:40 Panel Discussion: Regulating the Global Security Industry
Developing innovative regulatory responses to the rise of the private security industry
Examining the regulations globally to assess their relevance for the global security industry

Moderator:
Rick Mounfield, Chief Executive, The Security Institute

Speakers
Eng. Majid Ibrahim Al Zarooni, Director of Licensing & Permits Department, SIRA
Adil Abdel-Hadi,
Deputy Chairman, Security Professionals Association
Srikanth Chandrasekaran,
Senior Director, IEEE
12:40-13:10 Reimagining Public safety
Overview of safe connected city initiatives to ensure public safety and security
Current trends of technological advancements and how it could be utilized

Amy Siciliano, Public Safety Advisor, The Halifax Regional Municipality
13:10-13:30 The role of citizens for in Safe Cities 
Engaging citizens to improve community safety and well-being
Aligning systems to improve collaboration in crime prevention and to impact true systemic change

Jan Fox, Executive Director - Safe Communities, REACH Council for Safe Communities & Co-Chair of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention
13:30-14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15-14:40 International safe community future programs

Michal Grivna, Professor & Director-Institute of Public Health - College of Medicine & Health Sciences
14:40-15:10 Oman Case Study: The role of government concerning adopting to emerging technology
Creating a unified operational platform with seamless integration to enable safe city and ICT technologies
Understanding how biometrics, facial recognition and advanced CCTVs are changing today’s security in mixed used developments
Preparing organizations to embrace the emerging technologies of 4IR

Thuraya AlHarthi, Project Manager of the National Unified Government Portal Oman, Ministry of Transport Communication and Information Technology (MTCIT)
15:10-15:40 Addressing the safety of iconic attractions and entertainment in Dubai
Highlighting the precautions and safety measures of key iconic attractions including Ain Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts and Global Village

Azam Soukar, Director Health and Safety, Dubai Holding Entertainment
15:40-16:00 Fire chat: Dubai Airport: A city on its own
A transformational journey of building a defense center for creating the world’s largest international airport

Tareque Choudhury, Vice President - Technology Risk & Infrastructure Operations, Dubai Airports
16:00-16:30 Promoting security at large scale global venues
Delivering the highest level of safety is a priority by identifying the key challenges in today’s world. Identifying the current physical threats and the tools and expert insight to ensure safety and security while creating safe experiences

Amjad Alata, Senior Manager, Security, HSE & Business Continuity, Emaar Entertainment
16:30 Closing remarks and end of day 2
10:00-10:45  Registration and Networking
Future proofing for tomorrow and beyond
10:55-11:00 Opening remarks from the conference chair

Tom van Arman, Director and Founder, Tapp (Amsterdam)
11:00-11:30 Safety Concepts: Towards a better understanding

Dr. Naseem Mohammed Rafee, Director of Health & Safety Department, Dubai Municipality
11:30-12:00
Helping cities adopt to new technologies to ensure for safety and security for future urban infrastructure developments
How can we effectively pilot test the latest innovations and then run them through communities safely?

Tom van Arman, Director and Founder, Tapp (Amsterdam)
12:00-12:30 Capacity building programmes for safe cities
Addressing human resources (Staff) and their skills, qualifications and development to be able to effectively operate emerging technologies, tools or systems      
Providing effective training and development to enable staff in using the provided technologies for safety and security
Insights on how to motivate, train and empower staff to adopt revised methods of working and appreciate the resultant benefit

Areej Al Shaibani, Director HRD, Ministry of Transport Communication and Information Technology (MTCIT)
12:30-13:00 Future of public open spaces- Post pandemic recovery for safe cities
Future trajectory of public open spaces and how they are going to be a crucial piece in the ‘smart’ urban fabric. It also takes into account the impact of the post pandemic ‘recovery phase’ which we all are currently heading into.

Arushi Malhotra, Asst. Professor & Program Coordinator (Design) School of Design and Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
13:00-13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45-14:00 Registration for the SIRA Forum
14:05-14:10 Introduction to the SIRA Forum

Adil Abdel-Hadi, 
Deputy Chairman, Security Professionals Association
14:10-14:30 Technical Guidance and Interpretation of New Regulations in the Dubai Security Law

Eng. Arif Al Janahi, Director of Security Engineering, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)
Eng. Mohammed Saleh
, Deputy Director of Security Engineering Senior Representative, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)
14:30-16:30  Live Q&A Session with the SIRA Team

Moderator:
Adil Abdel-Hadi,
Deputy Chairman, Security Professionals Association

Panelists:
Arif Aljanahi,
Head of Security Engineering Dept., SIRA
Ahmed Ismail,
Head of Security Training Affairs Dept., SIRA
Majid Alzarouni,
Head of Licensing & Permits Dept., SIRA
Khalid Alhamadi,
Head of Metrology & Controlling Dept., SIRA
Rodha Almeheiri,
Deputy Chairwoman of SPA, SIRA
Sarah Ibrahim,
Manager of Services Section, SIRA
16:30-16:45 Closing remarks and end of day 3

Speakers

Advisory Board Members

  • Safe cities: Protecting and securing connected cities
  • The role of law and enforcement in keeping cities safe (gov perspective)
  • Case study: Safety in mixed used developments 
  • Malls as micro cities : How to manage security at malls
  • Integrating fire alarm, access control, public address, video security on a single platform for office and residential spaces 
  • Understanding how biometrics, facial recognition and advanced CCTVs are changing today’s security
  • Utilising new digital platforms to improve security measures
  • Importance of safe city and ICT technologies required for the implementation of successful safe city projects
  • Creating safe venue environments: using technology to balance health and safety in times of crisis
  • Principles of protective security layers of operation to enable safety, security & service at major events
  • Transporting spectators across major events: The process, planning and safety requirements
  • Implementing effective security protocols within the development of a venue to prevent mass crowds and potential hazards
 

 

  • Managing, monitoring and controlling high density crowds
  • Planning for concerts and mega events – Venue and organiser perspective
  • Technology and tools for surveillance, monitoring and control 
  • Emergency and disaster preparedness action plans and tools needed for large scale events 
  • Integrated security concepts of operations for major events

 

 

The Protecting Future Connected Cities and Citizens will bring together key decision makers from:

  • Government Authorities and Municipality Public Safety Leaders
  • Police, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Accident and Emergency Services
  • Security Defense and Intelligence Services
  • Disaster Relief Agencies
  • Local Provincial and Federal Planning
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Community Organization Focused on Crime Prevention
  • Community Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Hospitals and Health Departments
  • Major Developers/ operators/ contractors/ consultants/Architects
  • Urban Planners and Consultants
  • Public Infrastructure and entertainment centres 
  • Special Events Authorities
  • Stadiums and Religious places 
  • Mega events and mall owners/ operators/ contractors/ consultants/Architects

They will be working at all levels and includes SVPs, VPs, Directors, Superintendents, Supervisors, Specialists, Engineers, Leaders, and Managers of:

  • HSSE/HSE 
  • Industrial Safety and Security
  • Planning
  • Mobility
  • Smart Services
  • Facility Management
  • Crisis and Emergency (Disaster) Management 
  • Cyber, Information, Emerging Technology and IT Security 
  • CIO/CTO/CISO
  • Emergency Services 
  •  Asset Security, Protection and Facilities Management 
  • Business Continuity 
  • Corporate Security 
  • Infrastructure Security 
  • Urban Design and Planning 
  • Risk Assessment and Management 
  • Safety and Security Training 

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