The Internet of Things World Forum 2015

6 December 2015 08:00 - 8 December 2015 18:00

Cisco announced Dubai as the host city for the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) during John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco closing session at this year’s IOTWF in Chicago.

IoTWF is a global event that aims to unite thought leaders, business leaders and practitioners in business, industry, government and academia to accelerate the development of the rapidly emerging Internet of Things market. At the second Internet of Things World Forum that took place in Chicago, October 14–16, 2014, more than 1,500 attendees and 49 sponsors brought together the best and brightest thinkers, doers, and innovators from business, government, and academia, making it the largest Internet of Things conference in the industry.

The third annual Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai will once again bring together a global IoT community from all industries including manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, utilities, government, healthcare, sports and entertainment, education and retail. Attendees will contribute first-hand to accelerating how the Internet of Things is changing industries, including cities, worldwide and its impact on the global economy.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai outlined his vision to make Dubai the ‘Smart City of the Future’ in 2013.  . The goal for Smart Dubai is to improve the quality of life by utilising technology for the establishment of a new reality in the city of Dubai, a different life, and a different development model.

Smart Cities are being fuelled by the Internet of Things, where technology enables governments to help lower costs, improve productivity, increase revenue, and improve citizen benefits for the public and private sector through initiatives such as smart buildings, smart gas and water monitoring, smart parking, and smart waste management.

The IoTWF Steering Committee is delighted to select Dubai as the venue for its next annual meeting. In Dubai, government and citizens services are already being transformed, putting the emirate at the forefront of innovation and driving the initiatives to support this momentous change that will deliver on His Royal Highness’ Smart City Vision.  As more people, processes, data and things become connected, these interactions become more relevant and valuable than ever before, enhancing and supporting the technology vision of forward-looking organisations such as the Dubai Government.

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