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 >> Technology

 
  Share

Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age 

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the opportunities and challenges associated with an ever-increasing digital world. 

The session, entitled ‘Technology and The Future of Smart Living', focused on how advancements in technology have created a double-edged sword. While connectivity brings significant benefits, the speakers asserted how governments must continue to talk to each other and collaborate to collectively enhance digitalization and smart living for its citizens. 

Osman Sultan said: “In today's digital environment, nations need to talk to each other as technology issues become increasingly generalized in a hyper-connected global world. We need to ask the right questions and seek to find the right answers in a world full of uncertainty. If governments and the private sector properly embrace this uncertainty through dialogue and collaboration, we can turn it into digital opportunities for all through smart technologies and ultimately enhanced quality of living.”

Karuna Gopal said: “Smart living started more than a decade ago and things have advanced at a tremendous level in recent times. Today, what is needed is extreme collaboration, even more than just protocols achieved through memorandums of understanding. To maximize future opportunities that have been introduced through smart technologies, we need to ensure governments collectively engage in dialogue and focus on collaboration to achieve results.”

Gopal was a member of the speaker delegation representing the Union Ministry of Urban Development at COP21-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris 2015. In the past, she has served as an Urban Expert for the World Bank, DFID (Department for International Development, UK), USAID (United States Agency for International Development), BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) & ADB (Asian Development Bank). She was one of the urban experts engaged by ADB to carry out a mid-course evaluation of the National Mission Program ‘SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN'.

Osman Sultan is a veteran of the telecom sector and one of its most well-recognised and influential leaders. He is credited with leading du as its CEO- one of the region's most vibrant success stories, with his vision of creating a telecommunications company that would transform the UAE's telecom sector, while adhering to its values and delivering on its promise. Under his dynamic leadership, du has grown exponentially to become the Middle East's fastest growing telecom company with a market share of nearly 50% in mobile subscribers in less than five years and reaching profitability in just two years of its operations.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Government Summit 2018 runs from February 11 to 13 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The landmark event convenes more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 16 international organizations.

Hosting more than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions, WGS 2018 features six distinct forums that examine the challenges of vital sectors for the future with a view to finding the best resolutions for the greater global good. Furthermore, over 20 specialized global reports spanning key sectors and topics of the summit are being launched during the event.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11358 times
Posted on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Top 5 Considerations in Transitioning to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the Digital Workplace
Next Story : Reality Modeling Comes of Age Helping to Streamline Brownfield Projects for the Process Industry
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
GUESS Trend Alert | The Summer Blues
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery
Beautiful Freaks
Alfahim Announces New Three-year Partnership With UAE Triathlon Federation
Danube Properties launches Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, ad...
Samsung Introduces Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue Editions for the Galaxy S9 and S9+
UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italia...
Back to the 90s with GUESS Originals
RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer ACDC Limited Edition
Shop and earn Skywards Miles at The Dubai Mall
The Rado True Open Heart Automatic
Keep cool with Marks & Spencer's linen collection
Tommy Hilfiger introduces latest SS18 women's watch collection
TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gulf victory in the 24 Hours of...
Realty exhibition brings plethora of investment opportunities for expat Indians
Skyline Suhoor Night 2018
What's better than a good breakfast on your Birthday? One that is free!
The 22nd edition of Indian Property Show to take place in Dubai from 21-23 June 2018
Eberhard & Co. Scafograf Black Sheep
Dubai Tourism Launches State-of-the-art Airport Installation to Inspire Dxb Tran...
Make a style statement on your wrist
Learn to enhance your body and home energy quotient
EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA
Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club
Sharjah's Economic Realities Focal Point of Statistics and Community Development...
Saint Honore Allure Lady-Charming colour
KHDA accredited Parent Education Courses equip parents with positive parenting tools
Orolia Awarded $34 Million Contract to Deliver Personnel Recovery Devices to the...
TAG Heuer back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Abu Dhabi International Airport Achieves Sustainability Milestone
Emirates Motor Company wins prestigious global award for outstanding customer se...
Dubai Customs showcases its experience to Chinese delegates
RAYMOND WEIL celebrates the stellar world with the new Maestro Moon Phase
Abu Dhabi Airports Opens New Sleeping Facility for Transfer passengers in Terminal 3
DAMAC Properties to showcase five of its Dubai flagship properties at LPS Beijin...
Drive home in a Dodge RAM, dance with your favourite Looney Tunes stars and rev...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Agreement for Commercial System in U...
A Fresh New Look to the World's Oldest Islamic Bank
The New Limited Edition Bremont Endurance - Tested Beyond Endurance on Trans-ant...
Swiss Soccerr Star Ricardo Rodríguez Signs With Lucerne-based Watch Manufa...
Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 mill...
Zurich launches Allocated Passive funds, offering investors a new, simple, low-c...
Why The Global Sukuk Market Is Stalling In 2018
Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018
Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducted ‘Safety for All' training in association with ...
Commitment and Protection – the increasing importance of DIFC Wills amid economi...
Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation...
Making the leap from leasing to UAE home owner
Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy...
Infinix Partners With Google to Launch New Mobile Innovation in the Middle East ...