Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 78 - Page 10

NEWS

MBZUAI celebrates the first class of executive programme graduates

“ The Executive Programme demonstrates MBZUAI ’ s commitment to support the vision of our leadership by building a community of future innovators and leaders who can drive economic growth and transformation towards the realisation of key national priorities .

Mohamed bin Zayed University of

Artificial Intelligence ( MBZUAI ) recently celebrated the graduation of 41 participants from its inaugural Executive Programme comprised of leaders from government and business throughout the UAE at the University ’ s Masdar City campus .
The Executive Programme ’ s first cohort included CEO ’ s , directors general , ambassadors , and executive vice presidents from various organisations in the UAE . To graduate , participants were required to complete 12 rigorous weeks of coursework , lectures , and collaborative project work .
Congratulations to all the graduates on this special milestone . The skills and knowledge they have gained will enable them to incorporate innovative AI solutions within their organisations , enhancing their performance and competitiveness . Integrating AI applications throughout organisations in the public and private sectors is an important step to achieving the vision of our nation ’ s leadership , as outlined in the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031 ,” said H . E . Dr . Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber , UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBZUAI .

UAE ’ s Metaverse pioneer BEDU officially launches operations in Dubai

BEDU , Dubai ’ s foremost pioneer in Web3 technologies and solutions , has announced its UAE launch along with a pledge to empower businesses , governments , and individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to ‘ build the next digital frontier ’.

BEDU was formed to bring expertise and investment from around the world to the UAE to accelerate the realisation of the vision for Web3 , Blockchain , nonfungible tokens ( NFT ) and the Metaverse .
“ BEDU is committed to creating world-leading blockchain , Web3 , and Metaverse solutions within the UAE and then expanding that progress throughout the MENA region and beyond , because we see the country as a potential Silicon Valley for NFTs and blockchain ,” said Khaled Al Huraimel , Co-Founder and Chairman , BEDU . “ We are born out of the UAE , but global in our vision for the next iteration of humanity ’ s shared digital world . We are the leader in the blockchain space – a gateway to the Metaverse for the UAE and the region . Together with our clients , we shall build a new virtual economy and the next digital frontier .”
Khaled Al Huraimel , Co-Founder and Chairman , BEDU
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