20 Mar SecurMiddleEast Symposium: Smart Cities Keynote Speech from Eng. Arif Al Janahi
Attendees at the SecurMiddleEast Symposium were witness to a driving keynote speech from Eng. Arif Al Janahi who presented and discussed the requirements, challenges and technologies involved to develop Dubai as a smart city.
In his speech, Janahi explained: “Everybody knows what a safe city is, and I’ll explain the layers of safe cities and how to achieve it and how we vision to achieve a safe city.”
Within his speech, Janahi explained how practices have evolved to hold those advocating for new technology and pushing for sales of new products and systems should now be held responsible if they fail to work. Janahi commented: “One of the regulations that I proposed last week is that if a person sells something which is an over expectation and it doesn’t work, he has to be criminally charged. This is related to a safe city, so if a person comes in and says my camera does this, this, this and it didn’t do and the crime happens then he must be partially responsible for that crime. People will be more responsible.”
The event, sponsored by ISS and Intel, allowed attendees to hear about how smart city technologies have evolved and continue to shape technology practices and standards for implementation of smart cities such as Dubai.
To view the full keynote speech via our YouTube channel, visit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FPgsfrNNDs