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Dubai Future Academy launches Future Design programme

Programme seeks to train executives from public and private sectors to prepare them to adapt to technologies of the future

Staff Report
15:49 March 14, 2017

Dubai: The Dubai Future Academy launched its Future Design executive education programme, which seeks to train executives from both the public and private sectors and prepare them to adapt to the technologies of the future, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The programme is being organised in partnership with THNK Creative School of Leadership and Innovation in Affiliation with Stanford University. It aims to raise awareness around global future trends in key sectors such as renewable energy, water, transportation, education, health, technology, and space.

The first batch of the programme attracted a high-profile group of executives from government institutions and major private companies, along with a group of executives from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Maha Khamis Al Mazeina, Project Manager at Dubai Future Foundation, said: “The Dubai Future Academy’s programmes embody the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has called for leaders to hone their skills and be prepared for the challenges of the future.”