“Smart Cities for African Inclusivity, Sustainability and Productivity” is this year’s theme for the 4th annual African Smart Cities Summit. Join participants from across the world on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, and discover Africa’s readiness for creating innovative, integrated smart cities.
The Smart Platform
The CPD-Accredited Summit will be hosted on a digital platform for the first time ever, providing the most interactive and compelling alternative to a live event possible. Take a candid look at Africa’s ambitious smart city goals and be part of the comprehensive case-study-led panel discussions, digital exhibition and Smart Talks workshops.
“The continent is uniquely positioned to integrate the latest in smart infrastructure from the ground up. Just as cellular communication technologies have shown Africa to be rapid technology adopters, the equally rapid rate of urbanization demands the broadest exposure of the best in integrated smart solutions on every front. From infrastructure maintenance, to customer engagement and transactions, Africa is a new frontier in a world where this a rare commodity. This year we will evaluate the current status, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” says Tracy-Lee Behr the Project Direct for the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo.
Kicking off with smart opportunities
The Summit kicks off with a panel unpacking the latest in innovative funding and investment tools for smart-city developments in Africa. From there, you will hear from those charting the course of smart development from within public sector infrastructure development, including those who have allowed Nigeria and Singapore to excelled in the area of policy and execution.
Digital connectivity is the key the fourth industrial revolution, and its availability leads ingenuity, from cities to villages. Even the concept of the future city is changing. Could the future city not as easily be comprised of a network of villages, as much as the densely populated urban sprawls we are accustomed to?
Mobility and sustainability – a think tank for the future
Bottom line is that connectivity is the driver of smart development, making quality and reliability the key to unlocking Africa’s ingenuity. Utilities and infrastructure, from communications, transport and energy. All function together, and planning cannot be smart if it is not equally matched with the agility and ingenuity of how we use them. What does public transport look like when remote offices replace mass commuting? What do roads look like with smarter vehicles, capable of self-navigation? Find out and join a think tank on Smart mobility and Sustainability.
Smart tools – smart skills
Training our spotlight on the smart city developments already at work across Africa, the correlation of community benefits and skills investment will be explored, with the summit concluding with stories of true change and positive impact on daily life through smart technology investments.
Sponsors and speakers – guaranteed to bring you up to speed
- Rose Moyo, Director Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Huawei
- Dominic Papa, Vice President: Smart State Initiatives, Arizona Commerce Authority, USA
- Sasheen Rajkumar, Project Engineer, SANRAL, South Africa
- Reuben Reddy, President, South African Institute of Architects, South Africa
- Bridget Shoo, Regional Director, The High Commission of Republic of Singapore
- Eng John Tanui, Chief Executive Officer, Konza Technopolis Development Authority, Kenya
And with partners like Waterfall City, The South African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation and Deloitte, you are guaranteed the latest in actual, practical and indispensable knowledge, adding value to your practise, your company and our futures.
To register, or for more information on African Smart Cities Summit, go to: http://www.africanconstructionexpo.com/african-smart-cities-summit/
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