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 17

You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest in global markets

Nadine Mezher, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Sarwa discusses how her Dubai grown digital financial advisory firm is helping new investors make smarter, diversified and cost-efficient investment decisions. Investors can start an account with as low as USD 500 and leverage Sarwa’s algorithms to invest in different portfolios depending on their risk appetite.

July 21 2020
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Episode 16

What will life after COVID-19 look like

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted business models for a lot of industry sectors, with many traditionally offline businesses now primarily functioning online. Will this trend continue even after COVID-19? In this episode we speak to Patrick Noack, Executive Director of Future Foresight and Imagination at the Dubai Future Foundation, discussing the Life After COVID-19 series of reports which share insights on the impact the pandemic has had on several industry sectors such as Education, Retail, Financial Technologies, Logistics and more, and what the future of these sectors will look like.

July 07 2020
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Episode 15

Is agro-tech the future of farming and global food security

As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single country across the globe, governments have realized the importance of food security and being agriculturally self-sustainable. Today, agro-tech is a solution, particularly for countries with harsh climates that primarily rely on imported food. In this episode Nikita Patel, Founder of homegrown vertical farming company Oasis Greens talks about the future of farming and how agro-tech can be answer the globe’s food challenges.

June 23 2020
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Episode 14

Defining why there is a need for city-level AI regulation and how it can be achieved

As the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is made in almost every decision affecting people’s lives today, Andrew Collinge, Advisor, Dubai Data Establishment shares his thoughts on what AI precisely is and why it is important for governments to regulate AI on a city-level to ensure ethical implementation of this rapidly evolving technology. Additionally, if you are a tech startup in the AI space, listen to this episode to learn more on how you can collaborate with Smart Dubai to further enhance Dubai’s AI ecosystem.

June 09 2020
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Episode 13

How has technology transformed the real estate market in the UAE and what has been the impact of COVID-19

Haider Ali Khan, CEO of Bayut, discusses how technology has played a key role in Bayut’s success, what technologies can residents look forward to in the future, and how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the local market.

May 26 2020