Smart Dubai Podcast

The Smart Dubai Podcast invites smart city leaders from across the globe in an effort to share knowledge on opportunities and challenges faced by the governments and private sector entities when building citizen-centric smart cities.

In addition to the Smart Dubai website, the Smart Dubai Podcast is also available on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify. Look out for a new episode every two weeks!

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Episode 47

Why a startup founders’ passion is the most important factor for venture capital investment

In this week’s episode we welcome Basil Moftah, General Partner, Global Ventures. Basil clearly defines what precisely a Venture Capital is and the steps that his firm Global Ventures takes to pick the startups they wish to invest in and nurture to success.

September 14 2021
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Episode 46

International Perspective – Building A Smart Israel

In this week’s episode we welcome Ram Sidis, Deputy General Director and Director of Innovation at the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel. Ram shares details on the key initiatives and strategies that are being led by the Federation of Local Authorities to build a smart and sustainable Israel, and also highlights key projects and initiatives the Federation is working on in collaboration with the UAE Government and Private Sector entities.

August 31 2021
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Episode 45

How technology plays a key role in you getting dinner tonight

In this week’s episode we welcome Jeremy Doutte, Vice-President for Talabat UAE. Jeremy discusses how Talabat’s Tech Hub is leveraging technology and data science to enhance its offerings to the city’s citizens, residents and visitors, and how Talabat is supporting home-grown business to succeed.

August 17 2021
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Episode 44

Exploring the future of logistics with UPS, the Official Logistics Provider for the Expo 2020 Dubai.

In this week’s episode we welcome Christina Struller, Vice-President of Public Affairs for the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa at UPS. Christina discusses how UPS has partnered with Dubai Exports to run a women’s empowerment program called SheTrades, and what it means to be the Official Logistics Provider for the Expo 2020 Dubai.

August 03 2021
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Episode 43

What To Expect At Dubai Expo 2020

In this week’s episode we welcome Zakaria Haltout, Managing Director, SAP UAE. As SAP is the Dubai Expo 2020’s official Innovative Enterprise Software Partner, Zakaria discusses how the Expo 2020 is leveraging technology to enhance various services across the Expo site - such as - providing a seamless visitor journey, helping People Of Determination easily navigate the site and also powering sustainable solutions at the venue.

July 20 2021