The four-day global conference on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, which is being held in Dubai from Dec 13-16, will be discussing primarily the impact of the pandemic on digital transformation in the Middle East and North Africa.
Organised by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), University of Dubai and The Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the fifth edition of the event is being attended by close to 40 countries at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
Held under the theme, Societal Impacts of Digital Disruption, conference will also host a number of discussions and presentations of working papers and scientific research in the field of AI and IoT and their impact on industry and government trends.
There will also be a number of technical workshops and related events like the Industry Summit, the finals of Africa IoT & AI Challenge, Women in Tech Summit, IEEE Summit for 5G Technologies, and an exhibition of graduation projects and innovative ideas for startups.
Mohamed Aboud, Chair of IEEE TEMS Regional Activities, MENA Region, said: “Today we have a real opportunity to shape the future and determine the right path for sustainable development endeavours based on digital tools and solutions to improve the efficiency of the work of key sectors.”
The conference is sponsored by Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), Borg Al Arab Innovation Cluster in Alexandria, National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt, and International Telecommunication Union. The activities of Africa IoT & AI Challenge Finals are sponsored by Benya, IEEE Africa Council, and IEEE TEMS.