MENA 2019: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Arab World

Emerging technologies are transforming how value is created and distributed in society. As the region embraces and adapts to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, how can it simultaneously ensure that human-centred governance structures are also in place?

On the Forum Agenda:
– Mapping risks and consequences of deploying new technologies
– Adopting agile governance approaches
– Deploying accountability measures
This session was developed in partnership with Al Arabiya.
This session is associated with the Platforms for Shaping the Future of Fourth Industrial Revolution Governance.
· Wafa Ben-Hassine, Counsel, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Policy, Access Now, USA
· Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence of the United Arab Emirates
. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Bahrain
· Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Careem, United Arab Emirates
· Murat Sönmez, Managing Director; Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Global Network, World Economic Forum

Special Remarks by
· Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Moderated by
· Lara Habib, Senior Presenter, Al Arabiya, United Arab Emirates

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