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Smart City Global Summit to be held in Africa in June

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Smart City Global Summit to be held in Africa in June


International government and industry leaders are set to gather in Algiers, Algeria for the Smart City Global Summit to held in June. The gathering will assess global and regional Smart City growth strategies with a special focus on Africa and emerging markets.

The Summit and Exhibition, will feature over 4000 Delegates including International City Mayors, Government Ministers, Smart City Investment Heads and Industry CEOs and CIOs from Telecoms, Tech, Infrastructure, Finance, Energy, Security and other sectors.

Commenting on the summit to be held from June 27-28, the Mayor of Algiers said technology provides a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of all Citizens through smart, connected investment into infrastructure and services. ‘’We are committed to harnessing that force to boost growth for our City and others across the region and globally.” he said.

”Government’s role in stimulating new technology and Smart cities investment will be a key focus of the event agenda, with eight key Smart City investment themes featured over 50 sessions”

Government’s role in stimulating new technology and Smart cities investment will be a key focus of the event agenda, with eight key Smart City investment themes featured over 50 sessions: IT & Telecoms Infrastructure; Data & Technology; Finance and Economy; Governance and Partnerships; Safety & Security; Mobility; Sustainability and Society.

Read>> Opinion: Why Africa needs Smart Cities more than any other continent

Separate dedicated streams will also focus on new technology investment opportunities. Specifically, two key themes will be highlighted, given their strategic importance to the success of Smart City projects in emerging markets: A startup and innovation ecosystem development stream and a diaspora stream focused on reverse brain drain strategies as a way to fast track innovation and technology development.

The Smart City Algiers project will also be in focus at the event. “The “Algiers Smart City” project has focused on crafting a pragmatic execution strategy that blends in the best synergies in terms of tech startups enablement, industry and government partnerships, and the leverage of leapfrog technologies” commented Dr. Riad Hartani, Strategic Technology Advisor, Smart City Algiers. “This is potentially seen as a template that could provide a baseline for cities in emerging markets in particular”.

Smart City Global Technology and Investment Summit, is organized by global news and events business TMT Finance, and hosted by Smart City Algiers.

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