Distinguished industry leaders to speak at Innovation Live! Summit during UAE Innovation Week

  • Key global and regional industry leaders are set  to deliver insightful talks at Innovation Live! in association with Dubai Chamber, addressing the innovative initiatives taken in the UAE to fulfil the National Innovation Strategy and the UAE Vision 2021.

As an official anchor event of the widely celebrated UAE Innovation week, the summit will take place on 21 November 2016 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The distinguished lineup of speakers include H. E. Hamad Buamim, CEO Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai amongst others. International celebrity speakers includes world renown Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow, Silicon Valley Author and Evangelist, Jonathan Labin, Managing Director Facebook, Middle East and Pakistan, Bibop G. Gresta, Co-Founder and Chairman Hyperloop Technologies and Norm Gilsdorf, president of Honeywell high growth regions, Russia, Middle East and Central Asia. These guests will address innovative methods that have been introduced globally and how this region has been able to adapt to the rapidly evolving technological advancement.

Jonathan Labin from Facebook shared comments on the technological revolution leading to a more ‘connected world, ’“Technology has transformed our lives. Over the next ten years, it will continue to do so gradually and incrementally. At Facebook, we’re working daily to ensure that we continue to connect and build even better solutions to ensure that connectivity.”

The topics of discussions range from the art of innovation, innovation of ecosystems smart buildings and sustainability, usage of disruptive technology, revolution of big data and many more.

The government and the private sector are continuously working towards collaborative methods to align to the national agenda set out by the Vision 2021 for which sustainability and ‘connectivity’ of fundamental assets is at the forefront.

Norm Gilsdorf from Honeywell stresses on the importance of an event such as Innovation Live! and commented saying, “The UAE continuously strives to embrace new visions, innovation and the latest technologies that connect us and drive us forward. Connectivity is at the core of everything we do at Honeywell, and we are truly excited about the opportunities this presents to the country’s future growth and development.”

“At Innovation Live!, we look forward to highlighting how ‘smart’ buildings form the fundamental buildings blocks of ‘smart’ cities, and sharing insights obtained through the Middle East’s first Honeywell Smart Building Score™ survey. By adopting technologies and solutions that make buildings more green, safe and productive, we can work together for the continued success of UAE Vision 2021 and the Smart Dubai Initiative towards a better, brighter future for the country.”

The summit will attract over 600 experts from government and business sectors and covers the latest cutting-edge concepts and innovations such as design thinking, open innovation, customer centric design, culture, collaboration, the future generation, disruptive technology and more. It is held as part of a broader Innovation Live initiative, which aims to enhance cooperation between private and public sectors. This cooperation is achieved by collating innovative ideas and presenting solutions for the challenges that a number of vital sectors face. These sectors include sustainable energy, smart cities, health care, transportation, education, industrial diversity, and startups.

Innovation Live! in association with Dubai Chamber has also announced its full list of partners which includes: Dubai Chamber (Headline Partner), Healthcare Authority Abu Dhabi (Healthcare Innovation Partner). Masdar (Strategic Partner), Federal Transport Authority (Strategic Partner), Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Strategic Partner), Emirates Foundation (Strategic Partner), Hitachi (Social Innovation Partner), Bentley (Platinum Partner), Honeywell (Platinum Partner), Hyperloop Transport Technologies (Platinum Partner), GE (Platinum Partner), Valiant Clinic (Platinum Partner), PepsiCo (Platinum Partner), Atkins (Gold Partner), DuBox (Gold), Lafarge Holcim (Gold Partner), SAP (Gold Partner), Visa (Gold Partner), Esri (Silver Partner), Autodesk (Silver), Pfizer (Silver Partner) and Barco (Experience partner), B.U.T (Experience partner) and Howdy (Experience partner).

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