Rethinking analytics Analytics and AI for a post Post- Pandemic World
8:05 am - 8:25 am
Data Science Stage
With lockdowns easing in many countries across the globe, AI and analytics have emerged as critical enablers for businesses in a post- pandemic world. Yet many organizations are re-evaluating their commitments in these areas given the degree of investment and cultural change required. In this presentation, Ryan will assess the importance of embracing smart technology, what has truly changed, what this means for businesses, and how to successfully transform your organization into one able to unlock the value of its data. From people to platforms, the foundations are still the same. Even if the climate has changed, but the inherent transformative value of leveraging AI, data, and other digital tools has not.
AI is a horizontal comprehensive technology that has solutions and applications across multiple verticals, data types, and business problems. Organizations are all negotiating the transformation from being “data-rich” to “AI-first”. This session will demystify how businesses can successfully transition from a reactive to proactive approach to become a fully AI-powered organization.
Billion-dollar e-commerce firm, Noon known as a “small yet most aggressive organization” according to its founder. From its acquisition of retail site JadoPado, recent partnership with Chinese technology company Neolix to trial driverless delivery vehicles to its recent launch of grocery delivery service Noon Daily , the homegrown startup champion has been fearless in using technology initiatives to spearhead it’s regional domination
With the unexpected pandemic super accelerating the demand for retail e-commerce, how will Noon now leverage this unprecedented opportunity to fast track its regional leadership, and perhaps globally?
What challenges continue to prevail in the regional e-commerce ecosystem since Noon’s inception?
As the operator of the largest shopping mall and the foremost e-commerce site and with the recent profound shift towards online retailing, how are the playbooks adjusted and balanced to optimize returns to the various stakeholders in the two ecosystem?
What reflections, learnings and emerging aspirations has this historic pandemic evoked that impact the leadership future priorities and the wider business roadmap.
In conversation with a celebrity AI futurist: Building global partnerships for social good
9:45 am - 10:00 am
From launching the culture tech platform, i.am+; through investing in one of the World’s Most Advanced AI Platforms Stradigi AI; to partnering with top tech giant IBM, will.i.am has been at the forefront of recent AI developments. A member of two World Economic Forum (WEF) working groups, the Fourth Industrial Revolution Advisory Committee (4IR) and its Global Artificial Intelligence Council, he will share valuable insights on the recent uptake of AI during these unprecedented times, and its unbridled promise for good in a digitally accelerated world.
Digital Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Teleworking Applications, UAE
On-stage Interview: Welcoming the world; Expo 2020 Dubai
10:00 am - 10:20 am
As it progressively prepares to welcome the world in 2021, Expo 2020 is ramping up its technology infrastructure to cross major milestones in global adoption. From AI to 5G to advanced IoT, the greatest show on Earth will also become a proud celebration of Dubai’s fast-rising status as an industry-defining tech hub. Expo 2020 takes the stage to discuss their progress in preparations, technology aspirations, as well as share the planned strategies to deliver a key objective – building an awe-inspiring collaborative showcase of humanity’s resilience, creativity, culture, innovation and technological advancements.
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Keynote Address: Leading a New Era in Healthcare: Digital transformation driven innovation
10:20 am - 10:25 am
At the frontline of the pandemic battle, healthcare has played a pivotal role in reinforcing positive public health measures as well as minimizing the economic side-effects of a rampaging pandemic. Now governments are more than ever placing greater attention to the state of the health services and re-positioning healthcare on the political agenda. But where does healthcare go from here? Leading the nation’s efforts from the front, Dubai Health Authority delves into the positive healthcare measures, the record-speed technological adoptions and the coordinated agile responses that have added to the UAE’s resilience against the pandemic, and will continue to as we head into the future.
On-stage Interview: 126 days of online schooling - Can education ever be the same again?
10:25 am - 10:40 am
The World Bank estimates 1.5 billion / 90% of the world’s students have been impacted by the global pandemic as schools across the globe were forced to take their classrooms online. On 8th March 2020, schools across the UAE closed. Students of all ages along with parents were compelled to embrace online-learning technology in an instance. What lasting changes should be expected come August 2020 when students resume their curriculums. Research suggests that 20 to 40 percent of teacher’s time can be reallocated to support greater student learning with technologies (Mckinsey, Jan 14 2020) How can AI technologies improve education resilience to enable a successful hybrid learning experience? Successfully implementing AI and emerging technologies, both technically and culturally, is no small feat. How are education policymakers looking to execute visionary federal policies relating to the future of learning and work as the world moves in unison to create a new academic paradigm?
Leadership Pivot: Beyond the Great Lockdown: Turning adversity into advantage
10:50 am - 11:30 am
As the world went into lockdown, full-scale AI thrived. Accenture reports that AI improves average business profitability by a massive 38% - which could prove vital in fast-tracking economic recoveries in the post-lockdown scenario. From healthcare, retail to the ride hailing economy, many leading organisations have been exemplary in pivoting the crisis with AI and emerging technologies and seemingly already looking ahead with more tech transformation. Here to explain how and what they did to unlock the infinite potential of AI for renewed growth, are some of the country’s top AI-driven public and private organisations and implementers.
How are the country’s pace-setting organisations mobilizing AI to navigate the COVID-19 storm and augment their businesses in the capricious years ahead?
The UAE government is a significant investor in AI and frontier tech to create a highly digitized society. How far has public private partnerships fueled digitization in commercial organisations.
What are the profound reflections from this historic pandemic, and the consequent strategies and priorities hence force as we transitioned into a seemingly volatile economic landscape
Leadership Pivot in Regulation and Business: Travel and tourism gears up for industry’s biggest come-back
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
IATA estimates a loss of $84 billion for the air travel industry this year. In the GCC, tourism revenue is estimated to decline by over 30%. Despite the subdued outlook, the region’s tourism sector has persistently proven its resilience and capacity for sharp recoveries over previous economic downturns. In close co-ordination with the local and overseas authorities, Emirates has started to fly again to 58 cities in recent weeks as Dubai airport reopens to welcome visitors again last week. Once again, Dubai reigns as one of the first cities in the world to restart its travel and tourism sector safely. Responses from interviews conducted with travelers who have made trips in the last two months, however, reveal that the recovery of the travel industry hinges on more than pent-up demand. Frustrations over limited entry points, last minute changes of rules and regulations, multiple new checkpoints, and inconsistent administration of safety measures are some of the common laments underscoring the stress of flying again. Disjointed policies and protocols across different actors in the travel ecosystem – airports; airlines; immigration control; travel authorities – have added to the considerable friction of travel in the emerging reality. As Dubai welcomes back visitors:
Beyond the reopening, how else is the Dubai government and private sector stakeholders across the ecosystem collaborating to make travel attractive again to international visitors?
What profound changes have been made to the global business and marketing playbook to restore passengers’ and tourists confidence to woo their steady return.
What’s the come-back strategy and roadblocks to rebuilding the Dubai tourism and travel brand as the steep decline thwarts the impressive growth story of cities around the world.
what’s needed behind the regulatory backdrop to multiply the travel corridors to facilitate the steady influx of business and leisure tourists again
Evaluating the reopening strategy of Dubai’s travel and tourism sectors, how has the emirate performed in its early efforts to reassure travelers and tourists on safe visit to Dubai and what other efforts are imperative to expand the early mover advantage over other cities and travel hubs.
Digital Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Teleworking Applications, UAE
Leadership Panel: A roadmap for the resurgence of the hospitality industry
12:15 pm - 12:55 pm
The World Tourism Organization reported that worldwide hotel occupancy is at 29 percent, more than halved from the 72 percent mark during the same period in 2019. As the industry warmly welcomes green shoots of recovery with destinations like Dubai reopening its doors to travelers, there remain anxieties and new preferences amongst travelers that have redefined the industry’s loyalty drivers. The need for greater choice and flexibility in reservations and itineraries, amidst an uneven reopening of international borders; the proliferation of digital touchpoints and personalization; and the need to find a meaningful way to connect with guests in a world where welcoming smiles are now obscured by facemasks, are facets of a new reality that have necessitated a rethink by hospitality operators in everything from product offerings, through customer touchpoints and service standards. A Kantar-WeChat survey in the world’s largest tourist source market reveals that travel ranks as the second thing people most want to resume after the Great Lockdown, with 78% of Chinese consumers attesting to a sharp uptick in demand. Our panel of hospitality leaders gives us a preview of how they are going beyond merely reassuring travelers with safety protocols, and embracing the challenge of unearthing new opportunities for creating exceptional guest experiences that underpin our enduring affinity for travel.