PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS:19 FEBRUARY 2020Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, UAE

CONFERENCE:20 FEBRUARY 2020ADGM Building, Al Maryah Island, UAE

Pre-Event Workshops

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Workshop A
08:30

Registration

09:00 - 13:00

Future Tech: Re-thinking the Capabilities of Technology in Economics

What is the impact of technology on economics? Over the last 15 years, technology forecasts have severely under estimated the capabilities of technology, with many tasks that were believed to out of reach of automation have now been automated. Why are predictions so far from reality and what can we expect in the future.

  • What roles and tasks have bee predicted to be automated by traditional views of the future?
  • With technology advancing at a fast pace, which new non-routine tasks will be automated, and will this affect you?
  • What is the new outlook on technological capabilities and how will this affect the future economy and wages?
  • How will my role, business and sector be affected by technology?

Workshop B
08:30

Registration

09:00 - 13:00

Career Development: Hack Your Brain

Hack your brain?! How can you unlock your unique human potential in the digital age? Neuroscience provides answers! In this interactive and humourful workshop, you will receive an inspiring insight into how the brain processes information and performs throughout a working day. In addition, you will learn a powerful strategy that significantly boosts mental strength, performance in the brain, decision making and quality of life. This session will forever change the way you think about yourself and others.

This workshop will help you reach your potential through:

  • Influence of information overload and digitalisation on brain performance
  • Discovering unique human capabilities in the digital age
  • Performance and potential development in the brain re-defined
  • Self-regulation as a key competence to master yourself – and the rest of the world
  • Correct and regular practice of self-regulation to increase your mental strength, performance, decision making and quality of life

Speaker
Dr. Karolien Notebaert
Founder,
One Step Ahead
Workshop C
13:30

Registration

14:00 - 17:00

Emerging Markets: Investment Opportunities in Tech with a focus on the growth of the Chinese Tech Sector

The Chinese technology sector has grown rapidly over the last 2 decades resulting in China become a world leader in digital advancements. This has helped the Chinese economy grow and influence the global economy but is the growth sustainable and what can the region learn from China to continue on an accelerated growth path.

  • Analysis of the development of the Chinese tech sector
  • How does the sector compare to Silicon Valley?
  • What are the drivers of growth for investments and how does this compare to MENA?
  • What is the size of the opportunity for investors and which strategies can successfully deliver meaningful returns in this emerging market?
  • How can you get involved?

Speaker
Zhengrong Tang
Co-Founder & CEO,
FibreT
Workshop D (Repeat of Workshop A)
13:30

Registration

14:00 - 17:00

Career Development: Lead Your Way to the Future

What is the impact of technology on economics? Over the last 15 years, technology forecasts have severely under estimated the capabilities of technology, with many tasks that were believed to out of reach of automation have now been automated. Why are predictions so far from reality and what can we expect in the future.
This workshop focuses on the following:

  • What roles and tasks have been predicted to be automated by traditional views of the future?
  • With technology advancing at a fast pace, which new non-routine tasks will be automated, and will this affect you?
  • What is the new outlook on technological capabilities and how will this affect the future economy and wages?
  • How will my role, business and sector be affected by technology?