Internet Of Things In Dubai? Yes that’s right. Time is running in Dubai’s favour these years as the networking giant CISCO chose Dubai as the host for its 2014 Internet Of Things World Forum (IoTWF). This was announced by the CEO of CISCO, John Chambers, during a speech at 2014’s forum in Chicago.

Internet Of Things Forum in Dubai will be a global event aiming to unite business leaders in order to help developing the Internet of Things market. The last event in Chicago attracted around 1500 attendees along with 49 sponsors. This can give you an idea about the scale of this event.

The Internet of Things Forum in Dubai will bring together people from manufacturing industry, sports, entertainment, retail as well as education. The attendees will contribute in accelerating Internet of things and the way it is changing industries with a good impact on the society and economy.

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If you remember His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum talking about Smart Dubai, we are sure you can easily relate it to Internet of Things. The goal for Smart Dubai is to improve the quality of life by utilising technology in the best way possible.

Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer at Cisco said, “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 realisation, and we expect to mirror this success in advancing the IoT industry as the basis for country, city and industry digitalisation.”

His Excellency Ahmed Bin Byat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Smart Dubai Initiative and CEO of Dubai Holding, added: “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.

Watch this video if you are among the ones who still don’t know what Internet of Things is.