Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) and the ICT Fund today announced a partnership to launch working groups to boost innovation and research and development (R&D) in the UAE ICT sector.
Announced at the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021), ICT Fund joins GMIS as a Foundation Partner to establish working groups that will gather industry experts, including researchers and academics from local and global organisations to identify opportunities within R&D aimed at further developing the UAE ICT Sector.
Eng. Omar Al Mahmoud, CEO of ICT Fund, said: “We are honored to join the list of founding partners of this event that aims to advance societies by leveraging digital technologies to achieve prosperity. We are pleased to convey the message of ICT Fund to the world through the participants and attendees. We are part of the process of making the future in the UAE, and based on this fact, we spare no effort to support all projects and initiatives that employ digital technologies and enhance future skills.”
Commenting on the partnership, Badr Al Olama, Head of the Organising Committee of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation, said: “The role played by the ICT sector is inherent to channel the future of advanced manufacturing along 4IR standards. ICT acts as the backbone of structural and data generated infrastructure, without which 4IR technologies would have never come into existence. Together, IoT, Machine Learning, AI, the Cloud and 4IR technologies all function within the prism of the ICT network. Nurturing such innovative capabilities through ICT is thus invaluable to position industrialisation at the heart of rapidly changing standards. Partnering with ICT Fund is a natural step towards maintaining this momentum for the benefit of all of humanity. We are immensely excited to be partnering with ICT Fund and look forward to advancing ICT prospects across expert working group discussions.”
Under the theme – ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity,’ the #GMIS2021 Summit took place on November 22-27 and gathered a cross-section of close to 250 global leaders from the public and private sector. The first day of the Summit featured a series of keynote addresses and panel sessions involving Heads of State, Ministers, and thought leaders from some of the world’s leading organisations. Discussions focused on global collaboration with critical topics including Society 5.0, the digitalisation of the power sector and ways to best interpret data intelligence, but also the potential for digital transformation to serve economic prosperity.
The GMIS Week ran from 22 to 27 November at Expo 2020’s Dubai Exhibition Centre under the theme ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’. The platform included #GMIS2021, the Green Chain Conference, the Global Prosperity Conference, country-focused conferences in partnership with the UK, Australia, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates, the Generation Future conference, the Esports Conference, and a six-day manufacturing and advanced technology exhibition showcasing some of the UAE’s most innovative capabilities.
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) was established in 2015 to build bridges between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s (4IR) transformation of manufacturing to enable the regeneration of the global economy. A joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), GMIS is a global platform that presents stakeholders with an opportunity to shape the future of the manufacturing sector and contribute towards global good by advancing some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The first two editions of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit were held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March 2017, and Yekaterinburg, Russia in July 2019, respectively, with each edition welcoming over 3,000 high-level delegates from over 40 countries. The third edition, GMIS2020, was held virtually in September 2020 and convened over 10,000 attendees and close to 100 thought-provoking leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society.
GMIS2021, the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, will be held once again in the United Arab Emirates from November 22 to 27, alongside EXPO Dubai, under the theme – Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity. To learn more about GMIS, please visit https://gmisummit.com/ and follow GMIS on Twitter: @GMISummit, Instagram: @gmisummit, LinkedIn: GMIS - Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit, and Facebook: @GMISummit.
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