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    Embracing The Digital Economy

    25 AUGUST 2021 - 150 DELEGATES - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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​​ABOUT

The AB Technology Forum unpacked moves by the UAE to embrace and enhance its digital economy and how businesses can grab the opportunity of the future. The future for some is an undiscovered country, but for the UAE it is a destination, and the journey there is already being planned.

The brightest minds in the sector looked at what decisions business leaders need to make now to ready themselves for the realities of the digital economy – whether that’s enterprise software, AI, data management, communication, e-commerce, marketing and the ever-increasing concerns of cyber-security.

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​WATCH ON DEMAND

All sessions from this edition of the AB Money Forum are available to watch on-demand.

Take advantage of this free-to-watch content by simply clicking each panel tab below.

Panel One
Panel Two
Panel Three
Fireside Chat
Panel One

It's never too late to invest Digital Landscape of the Future – What smart cities mean for businesses.

In order for the regions enterprises to leverage the power of digital transformation, first governments and city administrators must lay the foundations by way of next generation infrastructure, that supports the exponential growth of urban populations in a sustainable and efficient manner, that unlocks the digital economy and empowers enterprises to future proof their business. This panels pulls together the vendors and regulators to discuss what makes a smart city and the pivotal role they will play for the region’s economies.

Akef Alaqrabawi
​CEO | Injaz Al Arab

Moza Al Suwaidan
​Director of Strategy & Innovation | Smart Dubai

Thibault Werlé
Managing Director & Partner | Technology, Media & Telecommunications - Emerging Technologies | BCG

Dr. Mai ElBarachi
Associate Dean of Research & Associate Professor - Faculty of Engineering & Information Services Technologies | University of Wollongong, Dubai

Panel Two

Digital Agenda - What do you need to prioritise today to future proof your business for tomorrow.

We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and companies; institutions and governments are turning their attention to the needs of digital transformation with increasing urgency. But what are the priorities for businesses in the region? What is the future that needs to be embraced? What are the technologies and tools that need to be identified and deployed? This panel will gather some of the brightest minds in the sector to look at what decisions business leaders need to make now to ready themselves for the realities of the digital economy – whether that’s enterprise software, AI, data management, communication, e-commerce, marketing and the ever-increasing concerns of cyber-security.

Bilal Sabouni
Managing Director | Middle East, North Africa & Turkey | Guidepoint

Genny Ghanimeh
​UAE Entrepreneur | Mind Cloud Academy & Mind Academy Tribe

Sumanta Roy
VP & Regional Head, TCS Middle East, Africa, Mediterranean | Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Madan Mohan
Director, Technology Advisory | MBG Corporate Services

Panel Three

Case Study - A customer story of a digital transformation

Discussing how the company went from trash to Tesla trucks, evolving for a new sustainable age by becoming a digitally-focused sustainability company with an AI-powered headquarters inspired by science fiction stories using the very latest in technology designed by the famed architect Dame Zaha Hadid.

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat - Lessons from a unicorn, how to make mistakes and succeed

The team from Kitopi will join us for a special session to answer the question ‘How does a digital company become a unicorn?’  The company should have some of the secrets of success having just crossed the $1 billion valuation mark.

​​FEATURED PANELLISTS

HE Khaled Al Huraimel

Group CEO

Bee'ah


Genny Ghanimeh

UAE Entrepreneur

Mind Cloud Tribe & Mind Cloud Academy

Thibault Werlé

Managing Director & Partner

BCG

Moza Al Suwaidan

Director of Strategy & Innovation

Smart Dubai

Sumanta Roy

VP & Regional Head, TCS Middle East, Africa, Mediterranean

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Madan
​Mohan

Director, Technology Advisory

MBG Corporate Services


Bilal
Sabouni

Managing Director - MENA & Turkey

Guidepoint

Jihad Bou Nasr

Regional Managing Director

Kitopi


Akef Alaqrabawi

CEO

Injaz Al Arab


Dr. Mai ElBarachi

Associate Dean of Research & Associate Professor - Faculty of Engineering & Information Services

University of Wollongong, Duba

​PRACTICAL INFO

Wednesday, 25 August, 2021

08:30 AM - 13:00 PM

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
​Dubai Ballroom, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Embracing The Digital Economy
Moderated by Editor-in-Chief, ​Scott Armstrong

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