The city of Doha was the host of the leading event on smart cities and urban solutions under the slogan “Safe, Smart Cities”. The summit addressed issues related to the development of cities and sustainability such as transport, infrastructure and public spaces; and dealt with aspects related to technology and security such as Big Data, blockchain, privacy regulations, cybersecurity and data protection.


Reem Al-Mansoori

Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development
Reem AlMansoori, has expertise in the field that spans more than 2 decades of experience in digital transformation in Qatar’s government, spearheading initiatives and programs that have made substantial impact on Qatar’s technological advancements and capacity building.

Jung Hoon Lee

Yonsei University Professor
Prof. LEE is currently served as the chair of Smart City Committee for the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea and Director of Information Systems Intelligence (ISi) Lab, Yonsei University which is one of leading think-tank institutions that advices Smart City strategy, development & policy.

Andy Purdy

Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer
Andy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security program (since 2012). A former federal prosecutor and congressional counsel, Andy helped draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003) and later was the lead U.S. govt official for cybersecurity working at the Department of Homeland Security.

Sergio Jerez

FC Barcelona Chief Information Officer
Managing transformation processes through technology in the last 25 years.He is currently the CIO of Football Club Barcelona,member of the Executive Committee and leading the digital transformation and the smart stadium initiative.He is also a board member of Esade Alumni Digital Business & ICT club.

Hakob Arshakyan

Government of Armenia Minister of the Ministry of High-Tech Industry
Hakob Arshakyan the Minister of High Tech Industry of Armenia, was tasked with the key mission to lead Armenia’s Technological Revolution after the Velvet Revolution in the country in 2018. Hakob Arshakyan holds Master’s degree in Computer Systems from Armenian National Polytechnic University.

Faith Keza

Irembo CEO
Faith Keza is the CEO of Irembo, a technology company that develops digital products for the emerging markets. IremboGov, Irembo’s pioneer product, is a government services platform. IremboGov has created access for over 8M citizens and foreigners to access 98 public services online.

Amine Bermak

College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Professor and Associate Dean
Amine Bermak received the PhD from Paul Sabatier University, France in 1998. Prior to joining HBKU in 2015,he was a full professor at HKUST. He is an IEEE Fellow recognized as a world-leading author in the sensors area with over 400 articles as well as the inventor of time-domain sensing.

Daniel Sumner

Microsoft Director Bus Strategy Gov – Corp
Daniel leads Microsoft’s business strategy in Smart Infrastructure for Cities and Sustainability and is based in Seattle. He joined Microsoft in 2005 in the UK and subsequently has had various roles in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Hasan Iftikhar

Deloitte Director Consulting
Hasan is a Director at Deloitte Consulting and a senior practitioner in the TMT industry. He has been involved in advising clients on a variety of high profile digital investment & digital adoption programs in various sectors in the region including Government, media, telcos and e-commerce.

Ahmed Hefnawy

Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) Policy Section Head
Ahmed is an experienced Strategy, Policy, Planning and Project Manager with 16 years of experience in the Public Sector. He is also a university lecturer and startup mentor. Mr. Hefnawy holds PhD in smart city lifecycle management, Master of Communications Management, and Engineering Degree (BSc).

Andreas Scherdel

Alexander & Partner Partner
Andreas is attorney and mainly supports project business of international companies including project management. International collection and transfer of data for industrial purposes (IIOT), become increasingly important in projects. Andreas deals with the legal implications of IIOT related issues.

SCEWC around the world

Expansion beyond borders

Smart City Expo Doha forms part of the internationalisation strategy of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the main international summit on smart cities and urban

SCE Doha 2019, organised by Fira Barcelona and the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications, was held from 30th to 31st October as part of QITCOM 2019, one of the benchmark technology events.