About

INTELLIGENT CITIES

A public sector event comprising of various summits, interactive workshops, exhibitors showcasing various products and lots of networking oppotunities.

Meet the team behind INTELLIGENT CITIES

Hifazat Ahmad
President & CEO

Hifazat 'Faz' Ahmad has 18 years of experience in managing and growing business, conference organizations across three continents. He has organized over 300 events in over 20 countries.

Prior to coming to Canada Faz had worked with some of the largest U.K based media and events companies like Emap, Daily Mail Group, Informa and Terrapinn and has sold, produced and managed conferences, large scale exhibitions, awards and managed event businesses.

In 2013 Faz left Top Right Group, where he was commercial director responsible for over US$30 million revenue and team of 45 people to migrate to Canada where he established Faz Inc.(IoT Events) a conscious capitalist events and consulting business focused on empowering Canadian businesses to become efficient, help SMEs explore international growth and preparing businesses for opportunities and challenges presented by Millennials generational transition.

Poornima Wasdani
Conference Producer

Dr. Wasdani, is a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow from Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada. Prior to her PhD, she earned a short-term fellowship in the School of Business, Kwansei Gakuin Daigaku (University), Japan, which was fully funded by a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Business Management. While doing her Ph.D. Dr.Wasdani joined the editorial team of the South Asian Journal of Management as its Associate Editor, which she continues to hold.

To date, she has published numerous books, national and international journal articles, chapters, and case studies largely adopting critical theoretical perspectives to conceptualize various organizational phenomena. Dr. Wasdani has held full-time and visiting appointments at academic institutions in several different countries-Canada, Japan and Dubai.

She has been a co-investigator for many research projects funded by several national and international agencies including Asian Development Bank Institute; Expenditure Management Commission, Government of India; National Foundation of Corporate Governance, Government of India; Fiscal Policy Institute, and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Government of Karnataka.

She has spearheaded international academic and industry conferences, workshops, and summits in South East Asian Region with over 1000 participants.