Dr. Mansoor Al Awar
I welcome you all to Innovation Arabia 13.
The Conference will be held under the theme ‘Building the Future of Business and Innovation: The Internet of Things (IOT) and People’, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU).
With its all-new theme and tracks, Innovation Arabia 13 will be a reflection of our true keenness to keep aligned with the vision that inspired us since the first version of the Conference. In this sense, IA13 is a new step forward along the ambitious directions set by the great leadership for the United Arab Emirates to become a global hub of innovation.
With a theme that puts together business, innovation and technology, the Conference will be the perfect platform for scholars, academics, businessmen and decision makers to share their perspectives on the future of technology and innovation from business perspective among others, and how they interact to develop the smart cities of tomorrow.
The importance of innovation for businesses and communities cannot be overestimated. Therefore, it is one of the highly regarded objectives that we introduce and bring here all tools and means that can help in the Emiratization of Technology. This is a goal whose achievement can no longer be postponed by the UAE, since the country’s position keeps rising on many global indices related to business competiveness and innovation.
We pride ourselves on the record of accomplishments made by the Conference during the past years, yet we have never been more confident that greater successes are still ahead. Meanwhile, we continue our efforts to expand our global outreach and widen our global audience in partnership with INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions. It is my pleasure to thank them for their unwavering commitment to Innovation Arabia.
A well-deserved thank you is due to the sponsors and partners of Innovation Arabia 13. Without their generous contributions and support, our vision for the Conference would not have become reality.
I wish you all a wonderful event.