• Smarter Solutions, Smarter Cities, Smarter Living: How can IT standards make cities a better place to live?

      Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has risen out of the sands of the Arabian Desert over the last 40 years to become a lively cosmopolitan city. How can the application of IT standards improve the urban experience for residents of Abu Dhabi and other cities?

    • Industry, Infrastructure and E-Government: Abu Dhabi, a global leader in E-enabled government services.

      The UAE E-Government programme is an important element of the UAE Government Strategy that paves the way to achieving UAE Vision 2021.

      In May 2013 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the ‘Mobile Government’ initiative to further realize his vision of providing services to people wherever they are and at any time.

      Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the initiative was another step towards better public services highlighting that the UAE was ranked 7th on the ‘online service index’ in the UN’s E-Government Survey 2012.

      How can standards help the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to build on their position at the forefront of IT to connect with the public?

    • Solutions and Security for the Digital World: Threats and innovations in today’s internet security

      ISO/IEC JTC1/ SC27, IT Security Techniques, is responsible for helping lead the fight against the growing problems of cyber-security attacks, online fraud, information, and identity theft. The UAE is on the frontline of tackling these information security issues. How can the world of IT standards aid citizens and governments in improving cyber-safety?

    • Improving learning through IT-enabled educational solutions

      Information Technology is revolutionizing educational techniques for lifelong learning.  ISO/IEC JTC 1 established SC 36 in 1999 to examine the topic of information technology for learning, education and training.  How can Abu Dhabi residents get the maximum benefit from IT- enabled educational solutions?

    • Now Trending: The future of IT, 2015 and beyond

      The Global Information Technology Report indicates that the UAE leads the Middle Eastern region in leveraging ICT for increased economic diversification and competitiveness.  Speakers on this trending topic will stimulate discussion on exciting IT technology trends. These talks will explore the question of how can Abu Dhabi use IT technology trends to achieve the ambitious targets of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030?

    • Green IT: Sustainability for and by information technology

      Green IT, or ICT sustainability, is the study and practice of environmentally sustainable computing or IT. How will intelligent standards encourage sustainability in the critical intersection of resource efficiency and IT? ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 39, established as a JTC1 Sub-Committee in 2012, examines the issues and solutions. How can Abu Dhabi lead the MENA region in adopting best practices and innovative ideas in support of a sustainable future?