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Sessions

29/03/2022
11.20 - 11.40
DEWA Hall
The world’s most prevalent pandemic occurred three months into the 2020s; there is no denying that this decade, for the better or worse, is changing the course of history. It is a critical period for the global health system; climate mitigation and adaptation; technological innovation; and scientific exploration. Major breakthroughs are anticipated this decade, and their impact on humanity will be decided by whether governments have acted on lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and if they will be prepared to seize opportunities. In this session, Gerd Leonhard outlines key developments occurring in the 2020s that will shape the 21st century.
29/03/2022
11.40 - 12.00
DEWA Hall
Technology is creating new possibilities as it simplifies processes, enables instant feedback, and ultimately improves customer experience. In the public sector, digitalization and artificial intelligence are creating a new model of governance – “invisible” governments that are more agile, responsive, human-centric, and data-driven. In this session, global policymakers and experts will share their bold vision and experience in utilizing technology to eliminate bureaucracy and innovate government services for the future.
29/03/2022
11.00 - 11.20
DEWA Hall
Whether it is artificial intelligence, data governance, or the new space race, geopolitics is being redefined by such developments coupled with the emergence of new national and supranational powers. These new frontiers require a close examination of their impact on geopolitics and vice versa. In this session, George Friedman outlines how global power dynamics are constantly shifting and what they could look like by 2050.
29/03/2022
02.50 - 03.10
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hall
Successful governments actively invest in innovation to meet the growing needs and expectations of citizens now and well into the future. Financial resources are not enough to achieve government priorities; to create impact, people must be at the heart of strategy implementation, where multitalented taskforces are assembled to solve cross-sector challenges and devise comprehensive solutions. In this session, John Hope Bryant outlines what government taskforces of the future could look like.
29/03/2022
03.10 - 03.30
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hall
In high-performing governments, civil servants are equipped with valuable soft skills to work as one team, manage various stakeholders, and build enduring partnerships. Research suggests that there is a range of emotions that prevail in a government setting, and when civil servants are aware of them, they build emotional intelligence that delivers impact in surprising ways. In this session, Professor Steve Jarding outlines what comprises an emotionally intelligent and human-centered civil service.
29/03/2022
02.20 - 02.50
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hall
The digital revolution has transformed communication channels across the world, giving rise to the content economy where different segments of society can participate in producing and consuming media. With the emergence of new platforms and their respective virtual communities, governments had to adapt their communications strategies, which was accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this session, communication thought leaders discuss what could governments’ participation in the content economy evolve into, given the latest trends.
29/03/2022
03.30 - 03.40
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hall
Government communication channels with the public have evolved and expanded over the years, from mass media channels to social media ones. Successful governments nowadays are focusing on utilizing social media outlets to broadcast news and share information, engage with citizens, and deliver services more quickly and effectively. As a result, this calls for the creation of novel forms of media content that can easily reach and make a lasting impact on the intended audiences. In this session, Nuseir Yassin, Chief Executive Officer of Nas Academy will discuss this new shift in content creation, and how governments can successfully leverage new media platforms.
29/03/2022
04.20 - 06.30
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hall
A closed roundtable session, attended by government and business leaders, policymakers and experts to collectively discuss recent trends and shifts in key industries, and how governments and businesses can stay proactive and up to-date in the face of future distruptions and upcoming shifts.
30/03/2022
02.20 - 02.35
Dubai Munciplaity Hall
A trailblazer, will.i.am is merging the worlds of technology, art, and design through his various ventures drawing on his multitalented background. Passionate about technology, will.i.am is actively embracing emerging technologies and exploring their potential, whether in music, consumer products, or philanthropy. In this session, will.i.am will share his vision for a future where technology unites humanity and creates opportunities for all.
30/03/2022
02.50 - 03.30
Dubai Munciplaity Hall
The digital universe is undergoing a metamorphosis driven by dynamically evolving technological innovations, with Metaverse being among the top transformative forces. At the nascent phase of mass adoption of Web3, it is a prime time to investigate how related moral and ethical frameworks can evolve alongside its technological foundations. This panel will address overlapping rights and responsibilities, abundant digital public infrastructure, and mechanisms for accountable governance.
30/03/2022
02.05 - 02.20
Dubai Munciplaity Hall
The fireside chat will provide an overview on the Metaverse, what it is and what are some of the values it will bring to communities. It will also touch on the importance of building the metaverse responsibly and collectively.
30/03/2022
02.35 - 02.50
Dubai Munciplaity Hall
The internet is fast evolving to become more dynamic and interactive than ever before. Technologies that will enable Web 3.0, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), are gradually entering the mainstream and they are set to transform digital experiences and build life-like digital communities and marketplaces. In this session, Charlie Fink demystifies the metaverse, explaining how three-dimensional virtual worlds will emerge and enable new possibilities for work, life, and leisure.