Dubai’s Next Ace: Becoming the Scholar of Smart Cities Meg October 30, 2015 Lifestyle DUBAI: Investvine, a business news portal and intelligence provider, today published the exclusive report Dubai’s Next Ace: Becoming the Scholar of Smart Cities that focuses on the efforts Dubai is undertaking to become the world’s smartest city. This free digital report, downloadable on www.investvine.com, looks at how Dubai has laid out its roadmap for achieving this challenging and ambitious target. It covers what’s behind the Smart Dubai Initiative, which includes a wealth of online portals, mobile services, and electronic channels that allow for easier communication between the government and its citizens. It also takes a glimpse into the strategy behind this transformation, namely the strategic maps and themes of Dubai Smart Government, as well as a number of citywide smart initiatives and programmes, including door-to-door waste collection management, a pioneering smart government-training programme and a first look at robotic police. Furthermore, the report looks at how a smart city can handle societal impacts and the challenges of urbanity in a data-driven environment by including interviews from renowned technology and innovation experts and the leaders in charge of moving Dubai forward. Interviews in fields such as open data, the Internet of Things, urban mobility, and the future of entrepreneurship and start-up culture are woven into this report to highlight the global relevance of Dubai’s smart city initiative. Interviews for this report include H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, the UAE’s Minister of Economy; Dubai Smart Government Director-General H.E. Ahmad bin Humaidan; Andreas Weigend, former Chief Scientist at Amazon.com, who now lectures at Stanford University and advises firms such as Alibaba, Goldman Sachs, Lufthansa, SAP, Thomson Reuters, as well as the World Economic Forum; Nina Curley, Managing Director of Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi; Mickey McManus, principal of MAYA Design and co-author of Trillions, a breakthrough work on the evolution of the Internet of Things; Dr. Ryan Chin, Managing Director at the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab; Dave McClure, CEO and founder of 500 Startups of San Francisco; and Ken Singer, Managing Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of California in Berkeley. For more information, please email [email protected].