DEWA sponsors EmTech MENA Conference & Convention 2018

DUBAI, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will sponsor the Emerging Technology (EmTech) Conference & Convention 2018, to be organised by the Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with MIT Technology Review Arabia. The conference will be held for the first time in the region on September 23rd-24th September 2018, at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.

DEWA’s sponsorship of the conference is part of its efforts to strengthen Dubai’s global position across the scientific and technological landscape, and to consolidate its leadership in the fields of technological development in infrastructure, future cities and telecommunications, and alternative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), enhanced reality, and Internet of Things (IoT).

The conference focuses on several key themes, including future governments, and related topics such as infrastructure, smart governments, energy and sustainability, cybersecurity, and social media and the future of communications. The conference reviews the prospects of AI, IoT, enhanced reality, and other EmTechs. The event will also announce the Innovators Under 35 (IU35) list for the MENA region, to join the world of brilliant minds around the world.

Saeed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, has confirmed DEWA’s interest in supporting the objectives of Dubai Future Foundation, which, he said, will contribute to the implementation of the Dubai Future Agenda, inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, to explore and shape the future of the strategic sectors in the short and long term.

“At DEWA, we aim to support Dubai’s efforts to create a brighter future for upcoming generations, unleash the potential of our youth, support its development, and attract the best international technical expertise and skills. We also support the Emirate’s efforts to keep abreast of the latest research in technical science in order to position the UAE as one of the best countries in the world, in line with the UAE Centennial 2071 and the UAE Vision 2021. EmTech is of increasing importance for stakeholders as it provides them with the platform to exchange experiences and share knowledge about the latest developments in emerging technologies that shape the future of this world. We are keen to sponsor this event and strengthen national efforts to shape the future, ensuring rapid development through innovation and creativity in order to achieve the National Innovation Strategy of making the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world,” said Al Tayer.

Source: Emirates News Agency