Forum discussing concepts of smart cities opens in Madinah

February 06, 2022

MADINAH — Under the patronage of Prince Faisal Bin Salman, governor of Madinah Region and chairman of the Madinah Development Authority, Madinah witnessed Sunday the launch of the Smart Madinah Forum 2022, which is organized by the Madinah Development Authority.

The forums saw the participation of thought leaders and technology partners from across the world to share knowledge, expertise and experiences in the field of smart cities.

Director General of the World Competitiveness Center, affiliated with the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Prof. Arturo Bris; President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD) Patricia McCarney; Human Future Founder Jonathan Reichental; and CEO of Data and Innovation at the Madinah Development Authority Abdulrahman Ibrahim participated in the first session of the forum.

The forum aims at discussing concepts of smart cities and their relations to improving the quality of life and ensuring the sustainability.

This is in addition to reviewing the experience of Madinah in changing into a smart city, discussing the role of innovation in enhancing sustainable development, getting acquainted with tools of civil innovation, as well as contributing to the empowerment of entrepreneurs to develop technological products through innovation laboratories and smart cities platforms. — SPA

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