Digital Clusters as Ecosystems to Enable Innovation
Digital clusters are driving economic growth by stimulating innovation and knowledge spill overs. These cities and regions are experiencing rapid job creation, economic growth, and International investment are attracting global talent. As part of Qatar Smart Program, the Qatari government are embarking on a Digital Cluster Strategy which will form alliances with other global Digital Hubs and foster start up partnerships internationally. In this session we discuss how governments can embrace emerging business models and modes of financing to enable innovation through Digital Cluster Strategies.
Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, CEO, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar
Marwan Marouf R.S. Mahmoud, Chairman, MOSECO Qatar
Scott Cain, Chief Business Officer, Future Cities Catapult, UK
Steve Fifita, Executive Director, City Digital, UILabs, USA
María Benjumea, Founder and CEO, Spain Startup, Spain
Bas Boorsma, Director, Internet of Things & City Digitization North Europe, Cisco, Netherland