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 >>

 
  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 12761 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
Brow Contour Pro 4-in-1 defining & highlighting brow pencil
Jessica Kahawaty in Dubai to Celebrate the Launch of SUKIN, Australia's No.1 Nat...
BodyO launches officially its AiPod for a full body check-up during the Gitex Fu...
The World of Aigner Wunderkammer
Get flawless skin with Rodial's new Booster Drops
Johnson's launches Fresh Hydration Range – Cleansed, hydrated skin in just #OneSwipe
Manero Peripheral (43 Mm) Classic Watchmaking Meets State of,the Art Technology
Curate your perfect Autumn Winter wardrobe, with Robinsons
Fifi & Friends - Now available at more outlets across the UAE
Corum Heritage Eleganza- Dedicated to the stylish woman
Halloween “Catwoman” mask using BROW products
BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai introduces 11 new shows with a new line up of performance...
Dubai Shopping Festival Returns With Much-awaited Mega Raffles
With more collections and a more spacious car parking, Kalyan Silks moves to El...
Win up to 250,000 Gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds this festive season
Joyalukkas Celebrates the Festival of Light with Irresistible Offers
OMEGA gets set to time the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018
Malabar Gold & Diamonds to triple number of outlets to 750 and raise Group turno...
Dubai's newest social hub - Bar Baar introduces ‘Thela Baar Brunch'
Sharjah Government pavilion highlights digital transformation of Sharjah at GITE...
Hour Choice presents Coach Park Collection (Suede straps)
Introducing the Nokia 7.1 to the UAE
Saddle Up With kate spade Fall 2018
Michael Kors to Introduce a Special-edition Whitney Handbag for the Middle East
W Motors and Safe City Group introduce the BEAST PATROL at GITEX: One of the mo...
Be Thankful with Tub of Butter This Thanksgiving
CITIZEN Unveils 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection
Rado DiaMaster Ceramos Automatic
Scuderia Ferrari Aspire Watch Special Edition Gift Set
The Ford F-150 Raptor: Your Ultimate Partner for Off-Road Adventure
Sharjah Girl Guides Unleash their Power on International Day of the Girl Child
Toyota's legendary King goes urban with the 2019 Land Cruiser Grand Touring Edition
Nissan to Make Official On-track Formula E Debut
Western Digital powers AI-enabled storage for futuristic surveillance and security
Sunglasses Trends for Fall/Winter 2018
SIBF 2018 Invites Young Visitors to the Wondrous Land of Edutainment
Provacuno - Spain's largest Inter-professional Association introduces Spanish Be...
UAE Toastmasters community to host the world champion of public speaking
Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘sil...
Daikin eyes significant expansion of business in the UAE
Delizioso! The Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World Returns to the UAE
Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time
Synx, Pand.ai, and AIMLedge named winners of startAD's Artificial Intelligence V...
HUGO BOSS Watches Jump Collection
Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 36.5% growth in total membership since th...
Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th
Epson Introduces the New A3 and A4 business inkjet aimed at busy workgroups duri...
Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) Honors Union Coop for its ...
Tissot Bella Ora Round Style incarnate
Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October