GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels

 
  Share
During the Global Aerospace Summit webinar, industry specialists highlighted the need for continual investment in talent, systems and policies in order to ease and stimulate future advancement 
 
09 September, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Industry leaders from aerospace and defence discussed the challenges and opportunities brought by rapid advances in technology during a webinar - hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 in collaboration with the Defense Services Marketing Council. The sector specialists analysed how people, processes and systems intertwine across the aerospace and defence industries both in the Middle East region and globally. 
 
Matthew Cochran, Chairman and CEO, Defense Services Marketing Council moderated the session. He put forward to the panel a range of questions, which focused on the importance of localisation, development of intellectual property (IP) and how future talent can utilise modern solutions to build careers within the defence sector. 
 
Matar Ali Al Romaithi, Chief Economic Development Officer, Tawazun opened the webinar by outlining how the UAE continues to look at investment in technology very closely. He highlighted three key pillars within the UAE's strategy; the investment of people and resources, the need for organisational structures and processes (including legislation) to be in place, and finally ensuring that the appropriate technologies and systems are procured and implemented. 
 
He commented: “The UAE is advanced in terms of educating its people and having the right systems, legislations and technologies in place to be competitive. For example, Artificial Intelligence has become a key part of future thinking, and that is why we have a Minister dedicated to that sector. Also, the UAE made early advances into manufacturing, and this was critical in ensuring that we developed the defence industry into what it is today.”  
 
Al Romaithi spoke about the fact that years ago there was a link missing between the industry, academia and government directions. Through specific and strategic changes in policy he believes that this gap was successfully addressed and this enabled international and local organisations to equip nationals with the right expertise and move the UAE industry forward. A good example of this is the Sustained Enhanced Emiratization in Defence and Security programme (SEEDS) by Tawazun. This program is a demonstration of Tawazun's commitment to developing people skills, knowledge and capabilities that will achieve the ambitious objectives and needs of the UAE. 
 
 
Robert S. Harward, Lockheed Martin's chief executive for the Middle East began by explaining how the UAE has set the pace in terms of technology adoption in the region through proactive and focused development in the area. He emphasised how technology is enabling defence entities to optimize every level of their operations at a rapid rate, to help enhance the industrial base and create high economic value and strategic benefits for the UAE. 
 
Harward underlined the importance of developing IP for localisation and discussed how his company is investing to support human capital development in the region to help the local workforce gain new skills and capabilities. He added that successful technology integration is essential - from the development stage to procurement to implementation - and that this has significantly helped the progress of the defence sector in the region and across the globe.  
 
Harward commented: “Technologies such as AI and UAVs have become increasingly important for the future of defence. Building the IP within the UAE will be achieved by motivating, challenging and supporting young talent so that they can have long careers that support the goals of the country.” 
 
He described the challenge of capacity in ensuring that bright and talented graduates are attracted to the right careers within the defence and aerospace industries. Harward explained that there is a limited talent pool in some cases, and that graduating engineers and scientists need the right opportunities to pursue fruitful careers within the defence and aerospace sectors. 
 
Jay Little, Vice President, Collins Aerospace described how his business is 75% commercial which enables them to invest in areas such as MRO on the defence side. He added that they are investing in communication across different platforms and the security that goes with it. Being able to export these solutions will be critical he explained. 
 
Alan Davis, Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates spoke about how the challenges and obstacles brought by COVID-19 are driving creativity and innovation. He mentioned the UAE Hope Probe Mars mission is a remarkable example of continued success even during the pandemic. Development and advancement of technology for security and space will be essential for the future of the sector he said.  
 
The webinar was held as part of a series of virtual events focused on a range of topics, which will form part of the virtual programme for the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 on 28th & 29th September. The international thought leadership forum will be hosted by Mubadala Investment Company and EDGE and is being organised by Streamline Marketing Group and Tarsus F&E. More details on the Summit will follow over the coming weeks. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 2735 times
Posted on : Wednesday, September 9, 2020  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : IATA Launches Platform to Improve Visibility on Air Cargo Infrastructure and Capabilities
Next Story : Etihad Airways Keeps Guests Protected With Global COVID-19 Insurance
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Lockdown Showdown: Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Series to Get Back on Track in Berlin i...
Three Eggs get Yemeni National a Guinness World Records Title
Omega's Antimagnetic Tourbillon Is a Watchmaking Breakthrough
Lamborghini SCV12: Squadra Corse Hypercar Ready to Hit the Track
The new BMW M5 and BMW M5 Competition
Toric Tourbillon Slate
GROHE Smart Control Review
Twitter tests Tweeting with Voice
Saxo Bank Launches Loyalty Program for MENA Region Clients
Hyundai Motor and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unique and Pioneering Mul...
American Aesthetic Medical Center Has Something in Store for the Esthetical Figu...
WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Attractions, Car Hire and Short-Term Rental
NUDESTIX Launches - Nudies Blush, Bronze, and Glow Shade Extension
Volvo Cars Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity
Range Rover Marks 50 Years of All-terrain Innovation and Luxury With Exclusive N...
Under-12 and Over-60 Can Now Take Part in Sports Activities: Dubai Sports Council
Dabur Ensures Safety with Hand Sanitizers and Personal Protection Kits as UAE Es...
Let's Brigthen Up! The Face Shop's Ultimate Summer Skincare Range From Belif is Here!
Handy Helper for Content Creators: The Compact A6100 Mirrorless Camera from Sony...
Pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition now open in...
Experts Highlight need for Young Talent to Develop Skills for a Post-Covid-19 World
Dabur Launches Pure Organic Coconut Oil: Natural Protection for Hair, Skin, and ...
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail Improves Rating to 'Very Good' in KHDA DSIB 2...
Etihad Airways to Recommence Flights to Athens
Dubai Sees Pronounced Uptick in Demand for Retail Units
Book Building of Amlak International's IPO of 30% of Shares
Sanctuary for the Senses: All-New Lincoln Corsair Arrives with Whisper-Quiet, Co...
Essence Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
Registration Opens for Training On the Camel Trek and Camel Marathon for Expats
Covid-19 Leads UAE Businesses to Adopt Upgraded Green Building Solutions
Dubai Sports Council Discuss Upcoming Sports Events With Federations and Organisers
Dubai Sports Council to Celebrate Dubai's COVID-19 Heroes Through Commemorative ...
Turkish Airlines Was the Busiest Operator in the Eurocontrol Area After Restarti...
Celebrate Father's Day With Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph Slate'
INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles presents Dubai Islamic Bank customers Super Sale...
Crude Oil Headwinds on Virus and Technicals
Customers can Benefit from Increasing Gold Rate by just Paying 10% Advance at Ma...
Canadian University Dubai Receives Prestigious Certification in Education for Pu...
Report Reveals the Six Fintech Innovations That Will Boost the ‘Financial Health...
Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director for Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram
Big Bang Integral King Gold
Pan Emirates Unveils Exclusive New Collection
Digital Vision Technology Signals On-Track Success for Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Schneider Electric Extends Strategic Partnerships with AVEVA, Lenovo and Stratus...
Celebrate World Music Day with HONOR Magic Earbuds
The 11th Edition of the Arab Fashion Week to Launch Virtually Today, from June 2...
New Bentayga to Launch Beyond100
Cairo Amman Bank Adopts the Latest Technology to Enhance Performance and Securit...
Celebrate Summer Safely with the New, Shopping Normal at BurJuman
Registration open for Dubai Watersports Summer Week