DUBAI, Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, has emphasised that recruiting young minds and offering them the opportunity to communicate, exchange experience, gain knowledge, and employ capabilities in cooperation with companies specialised in emerging technologies, will contribute to the development of a young, knowledge-based workforce, as well as build a better future for communities worldwide.
The CEO's statement came during preparations for the upcoming EmTech MENA Conference, which will be held for the first time regionally in Dubai on 23rd-24th September, 2018.
The conference aims to present the most important developments and innovations in emerging technologies worldwide, and gather C-level executives, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs under one roof to discuss how to best make use and employ these technologies in finding solutions to technical challenges. The gathering also provides an opportunity for networking and communication between experts in the technological fields.
"During the past years, Dubai has succeeded in adding several new technology platforms, and in providing the knowledge and contacts needed to reinforce the capabilities of its youth. The city has helped them assume their role in overseeing a future based on finding solutions for technological challenges by embracing young innovators and supporting the developers of entrepreneurial projects that contribute to creating the future and its services," Belhoul said.
The conference, organised by the Dubai Future Foundation and Haykal Media, will host more than 20 international and local speakers who will discuss the future of artificial intelligence, and its effect on various aspects of our daily lives and the global economy. In addition to discussing smart cities, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and bioengineering, the conference will also cover the latest in the transformation of energy.
Commenting on the conference, Ammar Haykal, CEO of Haykal Media, the regional publisher of MIT Technology Review Arabia, said, "EmTech MENA is the first step for a regional platform for emerging technologies and their applications, reinforcing the institutions of innovation and technology. The conference, in its inaugural edition in Dubai, will gather major speakers from various vital sectors including professors from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The gathering will allow participants from the UAE and the region to discover the latest research into developing automation, government operations, and sustainability."
Source: Emirates News Agency