UAE IT and security experts to discuss the future of tech

Technology, business and government leaders and experts charged with delivering technological innovation and security to the UAE will convene in Dubai for the Future Technology Week.

Rich Browning real life Iron man at last year’s Future Technology Week

The event, set to take place on 2nd to 4th April 2019 aims to attract futurists, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, IOT and telecoms from all over the world.

Future Technology Week will be spearheaded by its advisory board which includes Col. Saeed Al Hajri, Director Cybercrime, Dubai Police; Ahmed Al Zarouni, VP IT, Investment Corporation of Dubai; Fuad Al Ansari, VP IT, ADNOC Refining; Dr Marwan Al Zarouni, Director Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Centre; Amer Sharaf, Director, Compliance, Support and Alliances; Khalifa Al Marri, Director Infrastructure Operations Department, Smart Dubai Office; Lt. Col. Rashed Lootah, Director Forensics, Dubai Police; Lt. Col. Salem Obaid, Dep Director Cybercrime, Dubai Police; Sanjeev Walia, CEO, Spire Solutions; and Tarek Mohammed, Dubai Police.

Now in its 7th year, the newly formed Advisory Board is charged with giving the strategic direction needed to both, align it to Dubai’s super-charged mission to become the most technologically advanced city in the world, and also draw thousands of visitors to the city to be wowed by the world’s most exciting emerging technologies.

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Colonel Saeed Al Hajri, said, “Future Technology Week is about to see a seismic shift. With Dubai Electronic Security Center, Smart Dubai Office, and Dubai Police all throwing their support behind this mission, we intend to make this a globally-attractive event where people come to find true innovations in security and technology.”

Fellow board member, Ahmed Al Zarouni, who is VP IT at Investment Corporation of Dubai, said, “It is important for all IT leaders and specialists to address what could disturb their systems and services and to be able to deliver a state-of-the-art experience, with added value – this is what we are trying to achieve with Future Technology Week.”

Dr Marwan Al Zarouni, Director of Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center and a key advisor on information security, AI and blockchain for Dubai Future Academy, is helping to mastermind the speaker faculty which will consist of futurists, tech evangelists, global thought leaders and ground-breaking inventors.

He said, “Last year the event attracted global C-Level speakers from companies like IBM and Amazon Pay. Now that we have heard from the strategic masterminds behind tech innovation, we are going to expand the 300+ lectures and debates to include people on the bleeding edge of the tech revolution too. The success of this event and its speaker faculty will be a reflection of Dubai’s global position as an industry leader and its position being the first globally in the share of FDI in technology transfer, according to the recent index revealed by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED)”.

Future Technology Week will take place on 2-4 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will see over 200 exhibitors showcase the most cutting-edge technology in their fields.


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