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There is a general consensus that digital technologies have emerged as a key to improve work performance, safety, security, tailored services and general quality of life of our people. In many parts of the world, be it from large companies’ R&D centers or at an enthusiast’s garage, technological advances that we need for our advancement as a global community are readily available or at least are in the making.Our challenge and responsibility is to create bridges between innovators and foster durable links with the potential investors and partners that will help bring tomorrow faster.
Smart Technologies are a priority focus for the UAE investment policies. Specifically, when their applications serve individuals, society, companies, smart government, resource planning and infrastructure management. We believe that the digital revolution cannot and should not be opposed. We chose to embrace the challenge and made it the opportunity to transition our economy towards a more diversified, inclusive and knowledge-based model.
The UAE is a young nation and as we have high expectations for the next generations to continue fueling the boom of smart technologies, we will keep laying down the ground work for the country to become a global leader. For this reason, the UAE government is leading the digital initiatives to encourage young entrepreneurs, startup companies and SMEs to be our partners in harnessing global digitization.
AIM Startup 2019 will help innovators tackle financial challenges, meet with like-minded technology enthusiasts and find advice from experts with a view to make their vision a reality. The 3-day event brings together policy makers, corporate representatives,consultants, IP law experts, financial institutions, startups, SMEs and solution providers under one roof to facilitate global investment partnerships and collaborations.
The tomorrow we envision for youth, founders and SMEs will be achieved by actively driving economic growth. Only by taking the necessary steps and empowering them now, are we assured of a prosperous and sustainable future.
The global adoption of digital technologies has undeniably changed the way organizations operate. The shift in consumer expectation, the growing need for new technologies and the prospect of greater economic benefits are driving digitization and digital transformation. The trend has been reshaping the economy thereby creating the need for a specialized expertise to help organizations navigate their way through digital transformation.
As an example, AI technologies offer a way for many companies to reach most or all of their audience. They have improved operational efficiency, reduced costs associated with customer service and supported sales and marketing functions. So far, these applications are merely scratching the surface of what technologies could offer an organization. Yet digitization has already created the need to invest in blockchain, process automation, digital workforce and cybersecurity to name but a few areas.
Though these interactive systems are taking a number of forms and are existing as part of numerous ecosystems and platforms, they are still underutilized by organizations. This phenomenon exists not for the absence of the technologies, but rather due to unfamiliarity to the technology and the fluctuating manner of the existing ones, combined with the lack of strategic management of resources to adapt to this new era’s market demands. For several years, business trends leaned toward digital transformation without any monitored action plans This has created a widening gap between organizations that are taking the leap towards adoption and ones that are watching conservatively and cannot fully understand and utilize this alien technology.
But no more.
AIM Startup 2019, themed “Harnessing Global Digitization to Empower Startups and SMEs”, will not debate the Sci-Fi like possible future that technology could bring us, but will rather critically discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities that being at the frontline of the Industry 4.0 holds. AIM Startup 2019 brings together policymakers, industry experts, innovative entrepreneurs and financial institutions under one roof with a view to bridge the gap in the utilization of technology and set forth the action plans for the next decade. Furthermore, the event aims to maximize real and current opportunities at a time when a range of technological ideas are ripe for commercialization.