World Expo 2020 site: A blueprint
for future smart cities

Virtual Conference sponsored by Siemens

January 15th, 2020

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET

What you'll learn:

Cities are under pressure. More than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. This is creating a wide range of challenges, such as the poor quality of air in Los Angeles, inefficient water systems in Buenos Aires, and gridlock on roads from London to Mumbai. Get insights on how to address these issues by intelligently utilizing data. All cities are creating data; they just aren’t yet gathering, analyzing, and using the information effectively. In the context of the World Expo project, you will learn how using loT technologies to turn data into smart data can make cities better for society and the environment.

Join this virtual conference to learn how technology can dramatically enhance life in cities and reduce the environmental impact of the metropolitan areas. While technology runs in the background and most people won’t see it, every one of the 25 million people who visit the World Expo will benefit from it. As the infrastructure Digitalization Partner at Expo 2020 Dubai, Siemens is turning the site itself into a showcase for smart applications and creating a blueprint for future smart cities. The technology could be applied to other cities that are developing smart infrastructure, and help them to make decisions that will optimize operations and reduce emissions and waste.

Key Topics Covered

  • How to turn big data into SMART DATA, making cities better for society and environment
  • How to integrate a city’s infrastructure into the IoT
  • How does tech enhance sustainability in cities, e.g. energy optimizaion in buildings, green hydrogen, IoT
  • How has District 2020 been designed with the future in mind?
  • The development of the post Expo site known as District 2020
  • Insights on the first megawatt-scale, solar-driven green hydrogen electrolysis plant in the Middle East
  • Application and use cases focused on Waste Management, Environmental Monitoring, Public Safety, Smart Buildings & Utilities, Smart Operations
  • Q&A


Oliver Kraft is the Executive Vice President, Expo 2020 for Siemens LLC in Dubai, leading Expo-related project and account management activities since 2017. From 2014 until 2017, Oliver Kraft was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence in Corporate Technology at Siemens AG, providing guidance on

Nadimeh Mehra joined Expo 2020 Dubai in early 2015 and has the responsibility of overseeing the commercial development of the post-Expo site known as District 2020. Prior to joining Expo 2020 Ms. Mehra headed the Development Capital division of UAE-based Daman Investments for 10 years where she had the responsibility of

Afzal Mohammed joined Siemens LLC in October 2010 and is Head of the MindSphere and Command & Control team for Expo 2020 at Siemens, since 2018. Until December 2017, he was Head of Business Development & Strategy of the Building Technologies Divisions for the Lower Gulf region, with a key role

Greg previously served as the CEO of Tangent Company, inventor of the Watercycle™, the only commercial residential direct potable reuse system in the country. Greg holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Business