Dr. Oualid Ali is considered as one of the international well-recognized experts in the fields of Future foresight, Trends watching, Emerging technologies & innovations, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Future cities (Smart, Sustainable and innovative Cities), etc. He has participated in several projects related to these fields as a researcher, consultant, or trainer. Specifically, within the field of Smart cities, he has been involved in the planning and implementation of several future cities projects in various verticals such as “Smart mobility, Smart Education, Smart tourism, Smart energy, Smart health, Smart logistics, Smart waste management, Smart water management, Smart security, Smart policing, Smart buildings & Infrastructure, etc.” to mention few. He has given several training and seminars related to these fields.
Dr. Oualid is a member of several organizations related to the area of Future foresight, Future and Smart Cities or Urban technologies. As a global speaker and world traveler, he has been invited, as keynote or guest speaker, to several local, regional and international events. Dr. Oualid is the Founder and President of the ecosystem platform FutureCitiesCouncil.org with members from the quadruple helix: government (cities), industry, academia and civic society and The Founder and CEO of the Future platform Future-is-here.co and The University of the Future .