Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Vice President of the World Government Summit (WGS)He stated that fostering dialogue and collaboration with international organizations is essential for the World Government Summit, especially as the world is witnessing an era of unprecedented challenges.
He World Government Summit (WGS) continues its unwavering commitment to global collaboration and partnerships, as exemplified during a series of high-level meetings led by Al-Olama as well as conversations with several notable individuals, each representing an organization dedicated to shaping the future in their respective fields.
He further noted that the high-level meetings with international organizations reflect the fundamental role of the Summit in incubating and motivating positive collaboration that aims to anticipate and seize future opportunities, and emphasized that the vision of the Summit is to build collaboratively a future centered on humanity.
Raphael Grossi, Director General of Energy Sustainability, Science and Technology of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), discussed that energy sustainability, science and technology are key pillars to address the world’s environmental challenges. This meeting aimed to strengthen cooperation in the advancement of clean and sustainable energy solutions and nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In the context of the evolution of energy sustainability and global energy markets, discussions with Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) covered the key role played by oil-producing nations in maintaining economic stability and energy security, while supporting sustainable energy practices and transition that will shape the future of energy.
He OPEC Fund is a multilateral development organization, focused exclusively on financing non-member countries for development. In a meeting with Dr. Abdulhamed Al Khalifa, Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, Al Olama, discussed the role of AI in accelerating decision-making and magnifying the positive impact of the Funds’ work, while welcoming the opportunity for greater dialogue and collaboration at the upcoming World Government Summit.
a meeting with Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (ONOV), sought to strengthen collaboration around the use of technology and artificial intelligence to combat crime and work towards a framework that focuses on prevention. UNODC is working with governments to establish operational and policy agendas to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and corruption on a global scale, with a focus on creating a safer world.
In a high-level meeting with Jean-François Manzoni, President, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), education took center stage as it plays a critical role in developing the leaders of tomorrow. IMD is consistently ranked as one of the best schools for its MBA program. When addressing MBA students and faculty, Al-Olama We discussed the importance of combating ignorance when it comes to technology and the option we have as global feedback to turn it into a force for good. Conversations with Manzoni focused on the importance of AI and the role of governments, the private sector and society in helping shape its evolution in the service of humanity.
Discussions with Philippe Amon President and CEO of SICPA focused on SICPA’s new UNLIMITRUST campus and technology-driven security solutions for governments and organizations. The goal is to inspire confidence and pave the way for safe, efficient and innovative services globally.
Al-Olama He held a series of high-level meetings and side engagements with CEOs of global companies across multiple industry sectors to discuss ways to leverage AI and disruptive technologies to drive greater innovation in the digital economy.
In his speech at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services and in other parallel meetings with prominent CEOs, Al-Olama covered wide-ranging questions and some concerns expressed by industry leaders around AI regulation, the digital economy, and security. These discussions and new collaborations will be deepened and showcased at the upcoming 2024 World Government Summit in February.
He World Government SummitThe commitment to strengthening ties with key international organizations shows its dedication to addressing global challenges collectively. These meetings serve as a testament to the importance of collaboration in shaping the future in various sectors.
Through these collaborative efforts, the World Government Summit continues to be a catalyst for positive change, fostering dialogue and forging partnerships that transcend borders and contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future for all.
News source: Emirates News Agency