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Opening Address: An AI vision for transportation, the UAE and the region
H.E. Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (Invited)
How the RTA’s AI programme will help make Dubai a smart city and improve transit
Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA; Chairman of AI Committee, RTA (invited)
Meeting the connectivity demands of artificial intelligence in transport systems
What network services, broadband, and cloud innovations will smart, multi-modal communication require to make AI work safely, efficiently and cost-effectively for the transportation sector?
Noel Kirkaldy, Business Development - Public Sector EMEA, Nokia
What to look for when AI lets you can see inside moving vehicles
AI, paired with IT edge computing and imaging technology (lidar, x-ray or GPS), will soon make it possible to tell how many people are in each vehicle and if weapons are on board, among other things. Useful applications include accurate passenger traffic analysis, shipment reviews, and security.
Jorge Sebastiao, CTO Eco-System, Huawei
Measuring economic benefits of using big data in the transportation sector
Showing is believing. Learn how transport operators service users can save time and money, how transport data and related insights can be sold to third parties, and how newly enabled MaaS technologies may generate revenue from passengers.
Zeina Abotteen, Smart City & Big Data Consultant, Surface Mobility Consultants
Tarek Saeed, IBM Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, IBM Middle East
Meet & greet with speakers
Probabilistic mapping and navigation to curtail advanced driverless vehicle uncertainty
We will survey the latest theory and technologies for simultaneously mapping and localizing uncertainty data. The university’s Robotics Research Center develops robotics showcases for this technology, through testing and validating new techniques in the domain.
Dr. Jorge Dias, Professor of ECE/Robotics, Khalifa University
V2X data: How it can help public transportation and industrial transport evolve
As vehicles, pedestrians and infrastructure become increasingly rich with data, how will transportation change for individuals and for companies using the roads?
Roman Rohrberg, Regional Marketing Manager EMEA, Miovision Technologies
The role of distributed AI for future transportation
How decentralised AI nodes will work in parallel to create an environment for future transportation. This can be supported with AI wherein the Intelligent System within the self-driving cars will communicate with the other independent distributed AI to create an autonomous driving experience.
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director – Middle East Transport Planning Leader, Aurecon
Local accident data and what they show about road safety and policing
As Dubai matured as a metropolis, several policing policies were rolled out to improve road safety. Some focus on the individual, while others put the responsibility for safety with officers. The combination has been effective. What lessons can be taken from this example?
Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Director of Dubai Traffic Police, Dubai Police (invited)
Data analytics for greater safety transparency
Transportation strategy, when it comes to protecting drivers and roadside pedestrians and cyclists, should be based on the numbers. Hear what data is most insightful, how to collect it, and ways to create processes that assure up-to-date data is available to decision makers.
Ase Elvebakk, Senior Business Development Manager - Traffic and Travel Information Product Unit, TomTom
How Dubai Arena will handle traffic during major events
Opening in 2019, the Dubai Arena seats 17,000 sports fans and covers 47,000 sqm. Challenges for the venue go beyond size, though. They include its mixed-use location that also caters to visitors, thereby increasing traffic – and types of traffic. Hear how the sports event management firm AEG Ogden has planned for this, based on previous experiences.
Thomas Ovesen, Chief Programme Officer, AEG Ogden
What drives UAE motorists?
Understanding the psychology of drivers is key to creating signage, laws and other safety tools in creative ways to successfully influence safer driving decisions on the road. In the UAE, every nationality – and driving style – is present, but all share the same basic motivators, which can be instructive in road safety strategies.
Thomas Edelman, Founder & Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE
How to mitigate truck dangers on the road
Truck safety has always brought efficiency to its commercial users. Tomorrow’s driverless trucks promise more of the same, but how will trucks’ interaction in the traffic ecosystem change in ways that will support road safety?
How technology is helping cities internationally make our roads safer
Policies and policing can only do so much. These days, there are some sophisticated technology solutions showing what can really be done when transit authorities think creatively about safety.
Shahid Tanvir, Chief Specialist – CEO Office, Corporate Technology Support Services, RTA
The technology of tires and how they can save lives
Faulty tires cause a broad range of road accidents, but by creating the optimum tread depth, size of contact with the road, and CPC, many can be avoided. Hear what the research shows when it comes to tire manufacture and maintenance when it comes to safety.
Ricardo Martins, Head of Marketing ME, Continental Tyres
An international wish list of legislations to reduce traffic fatalities
Every transport authority wants safe roads, but how the issue is approached can vary widely. Some policies are unpopular with city residents; others with business. But what has worked best, around the world?
Phil Clarke, Director, 4E Road Safety & Transport Consultants
How the Kingdom plans to monetise its highways and change its funding structure
TBA, Ministry of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Transport infrastructure and traffic vision of the future
TBA, General Directorate of Highways; Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communication, Turkey
Meet and greet with the ministries
MULTI-MODAL: The development of intermodal connections and corridors
What are the challenges of building and maintaining the new surge in corridors in the greater Middle East region? What new business opportunities arise from the region’s emerging multi-modal corridors, and how can the potential additional risks be mitigated?
Dr. Yarob Badr, Regional Advisor Transport & Logistics, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Africa (UN-ESCWA)
SHARING: Nimble infrastructure with new mobility
How technology can help transit planners quickly adapt to sprawling cities. Hear case studies featuring on-demand shuttles as first-/last-mile feeders, modernised legacy paratransit systems, and other virtual infrastructure case studies.
Victoria Markewitz, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation
HYPERLOOP: Commercialising the technology in the Middle East, India and cargo markets
Hear the latest strategies behind the pending launch of hyperloop technology in the UAE, and what it will take to make this super train pay for itself and become financially viable.
Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One
Meet and greet with speakers
WIM: Designing a weighing system for improved maintenance, safety and revenues
Transport inspection strategies are key to lower operating costs, fewer traffic accidents, and even greater toll revenues. Learn what factors to consider when designing a weighing system for both public and private roads.
Carlos Martinez Mendez, Commercial Director, Kineo
PPP: Funding future infrastructure by sharing costs and total life cycle responsibilities
Hear what innovative private funding initiatives (PFIs) and public private partnerships (PPPs) are taking shape in the region to meet new funding requirements for Middle Eastern infrastructure.
Sudheer Balakrishnan, Managing Director, Riyah Middle East General Contracting
Identifying the greatest demand for parking in the Middle East
Comparing parking demand in Middle Eastern countries with ITE parking demand rates and regional transportation impact studies. Can we have uniform parking demand rates across the Middle East?
Dr. Eng. Mohamed Abdelghany Elsayed, Associate Professor, Zagazig University
Parking enforcement: How Amsterdam changed the game and how the MENA region can too
Digitised enforcement has made parking tickets virtual, their management remote, prices more exact, and their collection much easier. What lessons have they learned with this role out?
Steven de Vos, Director of Parking Enforcement, Municipality of Amsterdam
From pain point to painless: Parking’s future is smart
As part of a smart city, parking must become a holistic element of the mobility eco-system. Hear where the newest technologies are taking us, and how they will help save resources.
Eman Martin-Vignerte, Head of External Affairs, Governmental and Political Relations-Region Great Britain & Head of Smart Cities UK, Bosch
Creating efficient customer flow with smart parking systems
Drive retail revenues by moving new clients in and out of your parking space and learn how to measure returns accurately.
TBA, Zone Parking Solutions