SURE VIP DAY - The Future of Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience (recording)

The City of Tampere, Insta Group and Business Tampere welcome you to the SURE VIP Day online streaming from World Expo 2020 Dubai

SURE as a solution has a lot to offer for ambitiously planned and implemented events in smart cities and venues. At the core of SURE are capabilities that enable a shared view and predictive AI to city authorities, event organisers and other stakeholders. The end result is a smooth event experience for visitors and residents, providing a seamless combination of safety and ambience. The solution is based on extensive research, innovative collaboration between different stakeholders, joint simulations and the latest urban security technologies, thus making it ideal for smart cities and event organisers around the world.


12 pm Registration & Networking Lunch

1 pm Opening words by Aino Salmi, Deputy Head of Mission at the Finnish Embassy of UAE

1.10 pm Greetings from Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere – “Smart and Secure Tampere”

1.15 pm Welcome words from Severi Keinälä, Commissioner General, Finland at Dubai Expo 2020

1.20 pm Launch of SURE – “Introduction to the SURE concept”

  • Perttu Pesä, Director of Major Events, City of Tampere
  • Anniina Autero, Head of Project & PhD, City of Tampere on EU/UIA Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience (SURE)
  • Sari Mäenpää, Senior Business Development Manager, Insta IBA-solutions

1.50 pm Panel discussion – “Smooth Security & Hard Technology: A Seamless Blend of Technology and Ambiance for Urban Events”

  • Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, Director, Information Services, Digital Dubai, Information Services, Digital Dubai
  • Dr. Lt. Col. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Head of Telecom Division: Infrastructure Department, ICT Center, Abu Dhabi Police
  • Brig. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue, Dubai Civil Defence
  • Ayesha Lootah, Director Internal Audit, Risk Management and Information Security, Dubai Economy and Tourism
  • Anniina Autero, Head of Project & PhD, City of Tampere on EU/Urban Innovative Actions Initiative, Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience (SURE)

2.20 pm Coffee break

2.50 pm Keynote speaker Ali Khalifa Al Ghais, Chief Security Officer World Expo 2020 – “Unique Event security Challenge: Dubai Expo 2020, Major Event On a Global Scale”


3.20 pm Keynote speaker Joseph Bradley, CEO, Neom Tech & Digital Company – “Enable the worlds first cognitive city – Establishing data trust that enables seamless digital to physical experience”

3.50 pm Talk from SURE partner –“Tampere Smart City – The Nordic Capital for Security and Smooth Life” by Oliver Hussey, Senior Business Advisor, Invest in Tampere Region, Business Tampere

4.20 pm Closing comments by Anniina Autero, Head of Project & PhD, SURE

4.30 Refreshments and networking