Shaping the Future of UAE’s Smart Buildings and Cities

Inspiring Transformation

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, November 18, 2019


The impact of digital transformation is all around us. We’re seeing the benefit of this in our buildings, cities and organizations; improving employee and customer satisfaction, as well as operational performance.

As the region delivers on its strategic social and economic development plans, creating sustainable living environments and world-class infrastructure; digital transformation plays a critical role in achieving these goals. The event will provide an in-depth understanding of the transformative impact of IoT and how Honeywell is shaping the future of smart buildings and cites in Abu Dhabi and the broader region.

Combining keynote presentations with hands on demonstrations, understand how Honeywell can help achieve your digital transformation goals.

  • Experience firsthand Honeywell’s very latest cutting-edge solutions for deploying critical smart city infrastructure. In use within smart city projects across Egypt and India, understand how Honeywell’s Integrated Command and Control Platform is supporting the strategic visions of governments across the region and providing safe, secure and efficient smart city services to citizens.
  • Take the opportunity and see how Honeywell Forge for Buildings is revolutionizing the management of building portfolios by helping business owners and operators decrease operating expenses by 25%, improve energy consumption and manage space optimization across an entire building portfolio while also enhancing the individual occupant experience.

Key highlights

  • Learn how to embrace digital transformation for your business and realize the benefits
  • Experience Honeywell’s very latest solutions delivering critical infrastructure for the region’s smart cities
  • Understand how building owners and operators can decrease operating expenses by 25% with Honeywell Forge for Buildings
  • Network and connect with peers and industry experts


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Networking


Event Inauguration


Welcome & Introduction


Creating Smarter, Safer and More Connected Buildings and Cities

Philipose Jacob
General Manager - Projects, HBT META
People spend 80% to 90% of their time in buildings; at home, in the office, at a shopping mall, universities, hotels or airports. As the pace of urbanization increases, city residents are demanding better user experiences from the infrastructure they use every day, and at a sustainable cost. Philipose outlines the impact of digitization and IoT on the buildings sector and its future role in enabling smarter, safer and more productive buildings and cities in UAE.

Driving Greater Value from Connected Buildings

Cuneyt Comez
General Manager - Services, HBT META
Cuneyt discusses the transformational impact of advanced data analytics on business operations; introducing a new cloud-based platform that is transforming the way owners, operators and occupants interact with their buildings. Introducing Honeywell Forge for Buildings, attendees will learn of its revolutionary impact on managing building portfolios; decreasing operating expenses, improving energy consumption and managing and managing space optimization. Equally, as built environments become increasingly ‘smart’, learn from Cuneyt about the steps to take for reducing your cybersecurity risk and the importance of combining IT and OT for reducing cybersecurity risks within buildings.

Customer Presentation

Simon Currie
Executive Director - Arkan Security Management Solutions

Networking Break & Innovation Centre Demos


The Evolution of Smart Cities

Phil Ward
Vertical Leader, Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Protection (META) - Honeywell Building Technologies
Our speaker outlines how through digitization and IoT, smart cities are managing the challenges of rising urban populations. With investment in smart cities increasing, learn how IoT solutions capture data, analyze it and provide real-time insights to boost safety, security and energy efficiency. Through sharing insights to Honeywell’s smart city projects in India and Egypt, attendees will learn of how smart city visions are quickly being realized.

Panel Discussion: The Role of Technology in Enabling the Foundations of Vision 2030: Creating a Secure Society and a Dynamic Open Economy
Panel Chairperson: Philipose Jacob, General Manager - Projects, HBT META

Tarek Akrama
Cybersecurity Business Leader - Honeywell Building Solutions
Stephen Severance
Head of Program Management and Marketing - Masdar
Sreedhar K. Reddy
Director of Digital Transformation - Aldar Properties
Dr.Hoda Alkhzaimi
Director of Center of Cyber Security, New York University Abu Dhabi
Tarek Nizameddin
Senior Executive Director, Commercial - Ejadah Asset Management
Philipose Jacob
General Manager - Projects, HBT META
This panel will discuss how Abu Dhabi is meeting its goals of establishing safe, secure and sustainable working areas in the country, how smart building technology solutions can support the goals and how business leaders can adopt and incorporate these technologies.

Innovation Centre Demos


Lunch & Innovation Centre Demo


Event Close

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