United Arab Emirates

Safder Nazir

Senior Vice President - Digital Industries, Huawei

Safder heads Huawei’s Digital Industry Center of Excellence, prior to which he has held various leadership roles in global ‘blue chip’ companies. With over 20 years of experience across the world in industries from smart cities to telecom B2B services, Safder has enabled global companies to deliver exceptional results in new lines of business. Key to this success has been the innovative use of technology to drive business transformational outcomes.

Having held senior leadership positions as the customer, the consultant and the vendor, this 360 degree view combined with over 10 years in the Middle East region gives Safder a rounded perspective of the market, challenges and opportunities. He has worked directly with city and government leaders to help formalize their strategies to enable next generation services to be delivered.

Additionally Safder is:
Advisory Board Member for Dubai Silicon Oasis Smart City Program
Associate Rapporteur in the ITU-T Study Group 20 on Smart Cities & IoT
SAMENA Council Working Group Member on Digital Services
Global thought leaders and key note speaker on Smart Cities, IoT & Digital Industries


17 OCT
2:50 pm
3:10 pm

Evolution of smart cities into cognitive cities of the future (topic TBC)

Digital Cities x AI
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