The UAE has evolved into one of the leading technological countries in the world, making for an ideal place to host this year’s Future Innovation Summit. We at Chic Icon, being the official media partner of the event, had the wonderful opportunity to host an interview with Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi regarding the Future Innovation Summit taking place this year on October 13th-14th at one of Dubai’s most reputable business venues, the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Organized in partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi brings you a unique platform for businesses, organizations, and individuals alike to share their knowledge and experience on current and innovative technologies. With a multi-faceted agenda, there will be a wide range of subjects addressed from healthcare, education, real estate, A.I., Blockchain, digital assets, and N.F.T.’s. With a core goal of innovation and improving the lives of humankind, leading professionals will touch on their ideas and plans for the future. Not only will you be hearing from professionals, but an assortment of startups will be the center stage for their business pitches. Touching all sectors of the world and backed by multiple highly touted organizations and individuals, this is a great networking platform that you do not want to miss.
How important is it to bring so many platforms to one stage for the world to see?
UAE has become one of the leading countries of future technologies in the world, making Dubai one of the most attractive international hubs in such fields as education, healthcare, telecommunication, new technologies, and much more. All these sectors have one thing in common – Innovations. In this Summit, we are creating an opportunity for worldwide brainstorming to lead innovation processes. Our aim is to build a bridge with these new technologies for the next generation. The second aim is to have Dubai as an influential center for the rest of the world, especially for developing countries.
How does this year’s summit reflects the Vision 2040 Dubai’s mission?
Vision 2040 is our future. From our side, we want to accelerate development as much as possible in key sectors such as healthcare, education, construction, artificial intelligence, and so on. That is why we have gathered leading specialists and leading companies from these industries under one roof at our Future Innovation Summit.
What would you say is the main theme of this year’s summit?
The main theme of Future Innovation Summit 2021 is to write milestones for the last quarter of 2021 – and the first quarter of 2022 to start few realistic projects.
A reoccurring topic in this year’s agenda is that of Blockchain, Crypto, and NFT’s. How have these innovations of technology shaped the future of technological innovation?
Nowadays, every person has heard about crypto and Blockchain. While everyone perceives these technologies as innovations in the field of finance, the Future Innovation Summit aims to reveal this technology from the other side. After all, Blockchain can be used in many other fields of activity, including security, IT innovations, entertainment, space exploration, etc.
With the dawn of COVID-19 in 2020, how significant are healthcare and education moving forward?
The pandemic showed us the real need for worldwide healthcare language to have the opportunity for countries to help each other. In a similar process, the educational system was facing big challenges how to control the system by online studies. In these two fields, the challenges brought countries to build new technologies and systems for the people’s needs.
UAE leaders always incorporate sustainable innovation in their plans, how important is sustainability for the future of the UAE?
“Sustainability” works within the limits of a system: recognizing the economic, social, and environmental impact of choices and actions. In practice, it is a process of continuous improvement. Nowadays, sustainability is no longer just a buzzword; it is a necessity for humanity. Governments, as well as individuals, cannot make long-term plans without considering E.S.G. principles. The UAE is moving in the right direction where A shift from “why invests sustainably” to “why not” is happening.
Sustainability is the future of investing and can no longer be ignored. It is still an immature but rapidly growing sector, more than a sector- “the new normal” where unicorns are still ahead.
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