Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Mr. Khalifa Hassan Alforah Alshamsi is currently holding the position of Group Chief Strategy & Governance Officer of Etisalat. Prior to that, he was the Chief Digital Services Officer of Etisalat Group and was tasked with managing the newly established Etisalat Digital Services Unit at a Group level. Mr. Alshamsi was instrumental in building that new unit, creating new and futuristic revenue streams. With over 26 years of experience in the Telecom, Media and ICT industry, previously Mr. Alshamsi successfully led many functions within Etisalat including Mobile Networks, Marketing, Sales and Digital Solutions. Specifically, Mr. Alshamsi was behind the success story of Etisalat UAE where he was responsible for leading the deployment of mobile services, fibre- based broadband and advanced data/ICT services. Mr. Alshamsi is also the Managing Director of Etihad Etisalat "Mobily" in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a Member of the Board of Directors at PTCL/Ufone in Pakistan, Etisalat Afghanistan and Chairman of eVision - the UAE-based TV, content and multimedia company. Mr. Alshamsi is a graduate from the University of Kentucky, USA in 1993, with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.
15:00 – 16:00
FDI Pillar Session 1 - Disruptive Investments: Investing in Industry 4.0
AI adoption will account for 45% of the world economy’s total gains by 2030. AI & Robotics are revolutionising industries, creating new markets and disrupting the existing once. In this phase of disruption, what do IPAs need to do? How to manage these changes and how to make the local environment conducive to change? What promotion strategies need to be utilised to attract the right investors.