Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Abdulaziz’s interest in food security began during his time at McKinsey & Co. working extensively with
GCC governments addressing a variety of national risk challenges. A serial investor in disruptive
technologies (Lyft, Indigo Ag, among others), he is dedicated to addressing the food security challenge.
He dedicates time to the region’s food ecosystem as a mentor at Savour Ventures, the Middle East’s first
accelerator focused on food. Previously a banker with HSBC, Abdulaziz holds a BA from University of
Pennsylvania and MBA from Wharton.
Madar Farms quote below:
“Madar Farms wants to create lasting change, and platforms like AIM are integral to helping us achieve
that, as it gives us the chance to talk about the future of AgTech in the region ”
10:00 - 11:00
SME Pillar Session 4 - Digitalization of Agriculture in SMEs
The Agriculture industry has been going through a phase of innovation. The legacy agriculture model is facing pressure in meeting the demands for the future: demographics, scarcity of natural resources, climate change, and food waste all these challenges are not working in favour of the traditional methods. To address these challenges, government, investors and innovative agriculture technologies need to combine their efforts to meet future needs.