GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Conference

The rapid stretch of globalization has revised the perception of environmental planning and development owing to the dynamic leverage in the municipality and town development progress that is fundamental for the growth of the citizens and the region. Under such circumstances, a successful collaborative planning and cooperation of all sectors will provide a healthy social ecology and a sustainable economy.

Datamatix proudly presents the ‘4th GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Conference ’ aspiring to bridge the gaps and locate the loopholes that influence the infrastructural development and discuss the rare opportunities igniting global competitiveness.

The conference aims to gather community leaders and policy makers to promote the initiatives for socio-environmental vulnerability, disaster management, and infrastructural development and strive to formulate a globally competent community, country, and region.


12:30 PM - Day 1 -   (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)

Panel Discussion : GCC Municipalities Role in Cities' Innovation and Capabilities Development

  • Architectural heritage
  • Megacities are overtaking traditional cities  
  • The world is becoming increasingly urbanized 
  • GCC cities are growing more prosperous  
  • Innovation will determine success  
  • Towards Environmental Sustainability
  • Meeting the innovation challenge  
  • Deploying innovative governance
  • Encouraging innovative companies  
  • Fostering innovation in firms  
  • Supporting innovation hubs and hotbeds 
  • The rewards of innovation


Eng. Rashad M. Bukhash 

Executive Director of Architectural Heritage

Department Dubai Municipality

Ms. Holley Chant LEED AP, GSAS CGP 

Executive Director of Sustainability,KEO International’s

Former Planning Manager ,Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

Mr. Ronald Duncan

CEO, cloudBuy

Mr. Mohammed Al Rais

Senior Vice President and Managing Director

Hills Middle East Project Management Group

Mr. Ummer Sahib

Executive Director

Informap Technology Center


Ronald Duncan @ Burj Al Arab Dubai - smart cities conference http://ow.ly/BRffa  #cloudtour @RonaldDuncan