The “Doha Smart Cities Summit” organised by Msheireb Properties on 24 November was a success. The conference, in which I had the opportunity to participate, brought together experts, practitioners and the general public to discuss among other things the role of Doha as a Smart City and its strategy during and after the Covid-19.

At the summit we were able to see the work of leading developers, pioneers in technologies that will empower cities and their inhabitants. In addition, there were discussion panels, the first of which addressed cyber security in smart cities and the importance of implementing digital systems services. The second panel focused on mobility, autonomous vehicles and the presentation of a new transport business model.

This was followed by innovative and sustainable ideas and solutions, ranging from lifestyle change to climate change. Msheireb Properties also presented a model of autonomous vehicles that will provide services at Msheireb Downtown.

We presented two major solutions that we have developed at the BISITE group: Deep Intelligence – Deepint, a tool that transforms data into valuable information and helps companies make the best decisions, and Deep SIEM – Deep Security Information and Event Management, a platform that collects an organisation’s records and analyses them in real time in search of threats.

One of Qatar’s objectives for 2030 is to achieve sustainable evelopment and conferences such as this one help to strengthen its position on a global scale, as well as showcase its progress, level of innovation and projects within the framework of urban development. Our solutions can improve the efficiency of companies, organizations and facilitate management in connected cities.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.