Inaugural Abundance 360 Summit Announces Final Speaker Lineup

Saturday 23 March 2019
Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation
Dubai - MENA Herald:

A world-class speaker line up has been confirmed for the signature Abundance 360 (A360) Summit in Dubai, taking place at Emirates Towers on March 26-27 2019.

Conceptualized by renowned futurist Peter Diamandis, A360 is hosted by Dubai Future Foundation, and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

The 2-day event kicks off a highly curated one-year program for entrepreneurs, C-level executives and government leaders that showcases some of the most exciting developments in disruptive technology and innovation today ranging from machine learning to robotics, virtual reality and blockchain, showcasing how these and other emerging technologies will impact business and the world in the next one to three years.

Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said: “Organizing this global event in Dubai for the first time is an unprecedented opportunity for companies, talents and experts to learn more about the emerging global trends in emerging technologies".

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills will be joining Dr. Peter H. Diamandis onstage to discuss the future of cities and how the UAE government is leveraging exponential technologies, and how other global leaders can create stability for their citizens while experimenting with disruptive new business models.

Lino Cattaruzzi, MENA Managing Director at Google will join Peter in discussing how exponentials will transform various industries, in the UAE and beyond delivering insights on new business models, disruptive threats and exciting opportunities.

The longevity session at the event will be led by Dr. Robert (Bob) Hariri, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Celularity, a pioneer in the field of biomedicine where his discoveries and contributions to the study of stem cells and tissue engineering have sparked the development of nearly all existing stem cell therapies. Joining Hariri on the panel for this exciting session is David Karow, Chief of Radiogenomics & Interim CEO, Human Longevity, an innovative leader in advanced MR imaging and genomic analytics.

Also attending the first-ever A360 Summit in Dubai are Avi Reichental, the founder and CEO of XponentialWorks and Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity. Both Avi and Philip will be sharing their insights and expertise during the highly-anticipated discussion Future of Tourism, Hospitality and Retail highlighting how technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality will transform how and where we shop, travel and live.

Shedding light on energy disruption, Ramez Naam, Co-Chair, Energy and Environment at Singularity University will present how technology is enabling energy abundance sharing exciting, data-driven glimpse of the historic advances in renewable energy and where it’s going.

“For the first time in the region, high level executives and entrepreneurs are getting access to a world-class technology-centered leadership summit designed for them, by someone who has been doing this for the past seven years in the US. Dr Diamandis and the group of speakers will be giving attendees a sneak peek into the future, empowering them with unfair advantages for their organisations. We are extremely honored to have the support of the Dubai Future Foundation for this historic summit and look forward to delivering an exciting two days of next level insights for the region’s leadership”, said Aman Merchant, Chief Disruptor at d’labs and A360’s exclusive strategic partner in the region.

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