Laila Al Hadhrami

Laila Al Hadhrami

Managing Director & Smart Sustainable Cities Advisor, Communities Connect Cities (C3)

Laila is a highly respected global futurist leader with over 18 years of experience in the Government and Private sector. As a renowned expert in Smart Sustainable Cities and Digital Transformation, she has been at the forefront of Metaverse development since 2006.

With a strong focus on the Middle East, Laila has become one of the region's leading Smart Cities advisors. She is currently leading an advisory company in smart and sustainable cities, while also serving as an advisor for different global consulting firms. Laila has worked extensively with various UN organizations and has held a Research fellowship in UNU eGov. Additionally, she founded the Smart Cities Ambassadors program, which aims to empower individuals to become leaders in the field.

Laila is an award-winning global leader and considered one of the most inspiring and influential women in the Middle East. In 2021, she was recognized as one of the top 50 inspiring women in Oman and the Middle East, as well as one of the most inspiring personalities in Oman. She is a global jury and mentor in different competitions and is passionate about empowering others.

As a global keynote speaker, Laila has participated in over 100 conferences and is an accomplished author and traveler. Her insights and knowledge have been sought after by organizations around the world. Laila's energy and commitment to leading change make her a powerful force in the field of Smart Cities and Digital Transformation.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Digital Infrastructure Enablement in Smart Cities

  • How can various digital infrastructure networks be rationalised to support various aspects of smart city implementation?
  • What role do policymakers and regulators play in ensuring a smooth transition from existing networks to the next level 5G networks in smart cities?
  • How to bridge market demand and digital infrastructure supply services?
  • What will be the next level of digital infrastructure services?

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Decoupling Economic Growth & Emissions Through Data

  • Key preparedness required to accelerate decoupling initiative.
  • Key challenges in decoupling economic growth and emissions and the best practices so far.
  • Planning and monitoring decoupling pathways through data-driven approach.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Panel Discussion: Inducing Community Participation in City Surveillance

  • How city communities can be engaged to improve city surveillance.
  • Real-world examples of how smart city surveillance has been used to improve the quality of life.
  • What is the future of smart city surveillance and what are the challenges and concerns that should be addressed?

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Citizen Empowerment in Driving Sustainable Smart Cities

  • How can cities ensure that their decision-making processes are inclusive and representative of diverse communities?
  • Uncover the practices and innovative strategies for engaging citizens in decision-making processes.
  • How can technology be used to promote citizen engagement and participation in decision-making processes?

High Level Forum: Intensifying Smarter Cities Through Public Private Partnership (PPP)

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  • What are the benefits to the governments on PPP?/li>
  • How private sector capabilities can accelerate and provide greater value to governments ?/li>
  • What are the best practices in PPP for smart cities?
Moderator: Kamarul Bahrin Haron, Journalist, Editor, Moderator

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