Director Innovation

Ad Dammām

Location

Ad Dammām

Salary

Salary (including base, housing, transport), Flights, Bonus, Schooling

Job Type

Permanent

Reference

70760

Job Summary

Head of Smart City Technology and IoT (inc Erp & IT)
The Head of Smart City Technology and IoT is a strategic leadership role responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of smart city technology initiatives and Internet of Things (IoT) projects. This position plays a crucial role in driving innovation, enhancing city infrastructure, and improving quality of life for guests through the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

Experience Required
You will have worked for a major real estate developer, hospitality operator or technology company/consultancy shaping the technology for the most advanced and sustainable cities of future.

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Leadership
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive smart city technology strategy aligned with the city's vision and goals
  • Provide visionary leadership to drive innovation and transformation in city services and infrastructure.
Project Management and Implementation
  • Oversee planning, execution, and monitoring of smart city projects, ensuring alignment with established objectives and timelines
  • Collaborate with internal departments, external partners, and stakeholders to facilitate project implementation and integration of IoT solutions

Technology Evaluation and Adoption
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and IoT solutions relevant to smart city initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for technology adoption and innovation to address urban challenges and improve city services
Data Management and Analytics
  • Develop data management strategies to collect, analyze, and leverage data generated by IoT devices and smart city systems
  • Utilize data analytics and insights to optimize city operations, enhance decision-making, and improve service delivery.

Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships with technology vendors, research institutions, government agencies, and community organizations
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to foster a supportive ecosystem for smart city initiatives and ensure alignment with community needs.

ERP & IT Infrastructure
  • Implement robust ERP systems that are futureproof and fit for purpose.
  • Ensure compliance with privacy regulations and standards to safeguard sensitive information collected by smart city systems.

Education
  • Engage with stakeholder and colleague to raise awareness and promote understanding of smart city initiatives
  • Provide educational resources in shaping the future of the city.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Urban Planning, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Proven experience (10+ years) in technology leadership roles, with a focus on smart city initiatives and IoT projects
  • Strong understanding of urban planning principles, city governance, and public administration
  • Expertise in project management methodologies, technology evaluation, and data analytics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices, privacy regulations, and compliance standards related to IoT and smart city deployments
Marco Cassandro

London

Marco Cassandro

Managing Director - International Clients

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