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Cisco has chosen Dubai

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Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, announced Dubai as the host city for the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF).

dubai-3nightIoTWF is a global event that aims to unite thought leaders, business leaders and practitioners in business, industry, government and academia to accelerate the development of the rapidly emerging Internet of Things market. At the second Internet of Things World Forum that took place in Chicago, October 14–16, 2014, more than 1,500 attendees and 49 sponsors brought together the best and brightest thinkers, doers, and innovators from business, government, and academia, making it the largest Internet of Things conference in the industry.

The third annual Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai will once again bring together a global IoT community from all industries including manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, utilities, government, healthcare, sports and entertainment, education and retail. Attendees will contribute first-hand to accelerating how the Internet of Things is changing industries, including cities, worldwide and its impact on the global economy.

Mr Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Smart Dubai Initiative and the CEO of Dubai Holding said, "It is an honour that the third annual Internet of Things World Forum will take place in Dubai in 2015. This is an exciting time for Dubai, the UAE and the entire Middle East region as a whole as we adopt sustainable technology solutions for better public safety and security, transportation, buildings, utilities, healthcare and education. We look forward to welcoming and hosting the IoT community in Dubai in 2015 to once again enhance their understanding of what they can do to advance the Internet of Things, and maximize its benefit for their cities, organizations and the industry as a whole."

Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, and Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco said, "The 2014 Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago demonstrated that IoT is already here and now. By selecting Dubai as the location for the 2015 annual meeting, we will focus on how to accelerate the IoT industry. Dubai has established a proven track record in accelerating all aspects of city planning and realization, and we expect to mirror this success in advancing the IoT industry as the basis for country, city and industry digitalisation."

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