Smart Dubai Podcast

The Smart Dubai Podcast invites smart city leaders from across the globe in an effort to share knowledge on opportunities and challenges faced by the governments and private sector entities when building citizen-centric smart cities.

In addition to the Smart Dubai website, the Smart Dubai Podcast is also available on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify. Look out for a new episode every two weeks!

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Episode 43

What To Expect At Dubai Expo 2020

In this week’s episode we welcome Zakaria Haltout, Managing Director, SAP UAE. As SAP is the Dubai Expo 2020’s official Innovative Enterprise Software Partner, Zakaria discusses how the Expo 2020 is leveraging technology to enhance various services across the Expo site - such as - providing a seamless visitor journey, helping People Of Determination easily navigate the site and also powering sustainable solutions at the venue.

July 20 2021
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Episode 42

Defining Digital Wellbeing

In this week’s episode we welcome Dr.Ali Alazzawi, City Experience Advisor, Smart Dubai who discusses what it means to live a happy life, the impact of technology on wellbeing, and why the concept of Digital Wellbeing is more important today than ever before as people continue to embrace technology in every aspect of their lives.

July 06 2021
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Episode 41

Are today’s startups innovating with a purpose?

In this week’s episode we welcome Massimo Cannizzo, CEO and Co-Founder, Gellify Middle East, an innovation platform that helps companies design and implement digital transformation solutions. Cannizzo discusses current gaps in the market that startups can leverage as business opportunities, and touches upon how the business community can support emerging tech entrepreneurs in developing smart cities.

June 22 2021
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Episode 40

How can we make Social Commerce for SMEs seamless in the Middle East?

In this week’s episode we welcome Ramy Assaf, Co-Founder & CEO of Zbooni, the Middle East’s newest application for social commerce. Assaf discusses key issues SMEs were facing in order to receive payments prior to Zbooni, how Zbooni is accelerating the building of a cashless ecosystem in the Middle East and what are the implications that a cash to digital transition is having on VAT, accounting, and liability from the perspective of SMEs.

June 08 2021
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Episode 39

Dubai Future Labs – defining the future of Applied Research in the UAE

In this week’s episode we welcome Khalifa AlQama, Head of the Dubai Future Labs at Dubai Future Foundation. AlQama discusses why the Dubai Future Labs was formed and how it envisions to impact Dubai and the UAE? AlQama also sheds lights on key success of the Future Labs since inception, highlighting products or solutions that can be expected from the Labs in the future.

May 25 2021