Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri

How UAE is preparing its talents for the new era of AI?


In 2017, the UAE has announced an inspiring national AI strategy aimed at boosting government performance, the rate of accomplishing achievements. One theme of the strategy focuses on preparing talents to lead in this new era. This presentation will focus on capacity building efforts in research & education and training programs to prepare talents to lead the AI revolution. An overview of the UAE AI strategy, along with the adopted approach and efforts to execute the strategy will be presented. Innovative examples and use cases of how AI is transforming government services in UAE will be highlighted. Finally, the challenges facing government in talent development with suggestions how to resolve them will be presented.

Short Bio

Dr. Saeed is an academician and ICT and Innovation specialist. He has advised and consulted several government organizations in areas including IT systems development, smart government & smart cities, innovation management, and cybersecurity. He was appointed in 2004 as a Director General of the newly formed Emirates Identity Authority. He established and led the authority for two years. He has led and participated in local and international assessment teams of several programs and awards including the GCC e-government award, and the UAE Drones and AI & Robotics for Good Awards. He is a member of the international advisory committee of the UAE space agency. Also, he is on technology advisory panels of several universities in UAE. He enjoys speaking about the new disruptive technologies and their impact on business and society, and on government service delivery.

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Until September 30th, 2018