Policies for the Future Dialogue

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Dubai Future Accelerators Main Auditorium

The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Offices, 1st Floor, Emirates Tower

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Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

The HKS Alumni Network of the UAE is launching its first annual Public Policy Dialogue: Policies for the Future event

Agenda:

5.15 p m – 5.50 pm Registration and networking

5.50 pm – 6:00 pm Introduction Dubai Future Accelerators

6:00 pm Key Note Speech:

H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE

Opening Speeches:

Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Professor of Political Science, Chairman, the Arab Council for Social Sciences

6.30 pm – 6.50 pm Panel on the Circular Economy and the 4h Industrial Revolution

Moderator: Mr. Fadi Farra, Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School, Whiteshield Partners

Mr. Abdullah Sultan Alfan Alshamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Industrial Affairs, UAE Ministry of Economy

Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Mr. Franco Bossoni, Head of Strategy, DMCC

Dr. Michael Allen, Provost, Faculty Affairs and Research, Zayed University

6.50 pm – 7:00 pm Q&A

7:00 pm – 7.30 pm Panel on the Technological Explosion and the UAE unique approach

Moderator: Mr. Mr. Cyrus Hodes, HKS MPP 2007, Co-Founder Smart City Robotics

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai, Government of Dubai

Mr. Chris Vasquez, Director of Product Development, Hyperloop One

Ms. Joanne Kuba, HKS MPP 2007, Head of Public Policy, Uber Middle East & Africa

Mr. Selim Edde, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google MENA

7.30 pm – 7.45 pm Q&A

7.45 pm Reception and Networking

The aim of the Policies for the Future Dialogue is discuss the evolution of public policies in social and economic sectors, major shifts in global and local policy landscape, the consequences of those shifts and their impact on people.

The Policies for the Future Dialogue aims to discuss challenges of today and tomorrow, including the impacts of NBIC technologies (nanotech, biotech, Information technologies and cognitive sciences) on societies, present policy suggestions and seize opportunities as a result of the global trends.

1. The Circular Economy and the new Industrial Revolution

What it is: A new economic model based on rethinking the entire value chain eco-system for an industrial economy that promotes greater resource productivity aiming to reduce waste and avoid pollution by design or intention. This is contrast to a Linear Economy which is a 'take, make, dispose' model of production.

2. The Technology leapfrog and the UAE unique approach

What it is: The 1st Industrial Revolution mechanized production through steam power. The 2nd created mass production through electricity. The 3rd automated production through electronics and IT. The 4th Industrial Revolution is building on the convergence of NIBC technologies and their exponential growth.

We look forward to a very stimulating dialogue, the first in its kind!

Sincerely,

Co-Chairs of the Policy Dialogue

Ms. Gayane Afrikian, President of the Board, HKS Alumni Network of the UAE

Mr. Cyrus Hodes, Member of the Board, HKS Alumni Network of the UAE

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Dubai Future Accelerators Main Auditorium

The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Offices, 1st Floor, Emirates Tower

Dubai, UAE

If you come by car, please be advised to park The Boulevard Car Park (self-parking), which is complimentary for 2 hours

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