The Environmental Center for Arab Towns and PwC, with the valuable support of the Dubai Municipality and the Arab Towns Organization, hosted their first virtual conference on AI and IoT for Sustainability and Environment.
Two leaders of Oliver Wyman, John Romeo and Anshu Vats, joined influential thought leaders during 2 sessions on November 17.
Artificial intelligence is evolving rapidly and will take an integral part of our daily lives, with enormous potential for achieving sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The conference aimed at providing the following:
• Exceptional opportunity for the cities' officials to meet and exchange their collective experiences
• Indulge in an open dialogue to discuss the ideas and the solutions arising from the applications and technologies
of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for supporting sustainability and the environment
• Five Training Sessions
AI and IoT Governance And National Strategies
Nov. 17, 2020 | 12:00-01:00 PM (GST)
John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum, joined a keynote panel, to discuss governance of technology use: strategic planning, policies, legislations, action plans and the ethical considerations of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications and technologies for supporting sustainability and environment.
Moderator: Hazem Galal, Global Leader for Local Government Partners, PwC
John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum
Saqr Bin Ghalib, Director of Artificial Intelligence Office, UAE Government
Dr. Mohamad Al Nawar Al Awa – Regional Advisor for Development, UN-ESCWA
Best Practices Session
The AI City Readiness Index In The Middle East
Nov. 17, 2020 | 1:20-01:40 PM (GST)
Partner Anshu Vats, who leads the Public Sector and Policy Practice, held a presentation on the AI City Readiness Index in the Middle East. The Oliver Wyman Forum has conducted extensive global research on 105 cities to better understand the potential disruption brought by AI. Our goal: to move beyond admiring things like “smart cities” and start a data-informed conversation about how to address the very real opportunities and challenges of AI disruption.
Speaker: Anshu Vats, Partner, Global Lead of Public Sector and Policy Practice