Company: Smart Dubai Office
Designation: Director General
Dr Aisha Bin Bishr’s smart journey began during her tenure as the assistant director general of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, where part of her role was leading the Smart Dubai task force team. Since the Smart Dubai initiative was announced in March 2014, she has been a key player in Dubai’s drive to become a smart city.
Dr Bin Bishr carries more than 20 years of experience in ICT development in public and government sectors. She possesses analytical, coordination, communication and advocacy skills relating to ICT, public reform trends and strategies. She also leads the creation of ‘The Smart City Index’, the first-ever benchmark for smart city implementation across the globe in cooperation with ITU and the United Nations.
As a renowned digital transformation and smart cities thought leader globally, she represents Smart Dubai in the City Protocol Society, Smart City Expo World Congress and GSMA. In addition to her responsibilities at Smart Dubai Office, Dr Bin Bishr serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils, and the World Happiness Council where she heads The Council of Happy Cities.