H.E. Dr. Saeed Aldhaheri

H.E. Dr. Saeed Aldhaheri

Director of Center for Futures Studies at University of Dubai

Short Biography

Dr. Saeed is a futurist, thought leader, author and a public keynote speaker. He has been into many positions: the founder and former Director General of the Emirates ID Authority, a former member of the scientific advisory committee of the UAE Space Agency, and a former Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on information technology.  

Currently, He is the director of the Center for Futures Studies at the University of Dubai, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University course: Artificial Intelligence: cloud and edge implementation, president of the UAE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), a member of the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Metaverse, and he is on industrial advisory boards of several universities in the UAE.    

He co-authored the book Digital Nation: How the UAE is building a future based on tech innovation. He has written several articles and reports that were published in Harvard Business Review Arabia, MIT Technology Review Arabia and Dubai Policy Review Journal. He has been invited to speak at prestigious universities and international platforms including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the WEF, the UN, and OPEC.    

His interest for the last 5 years covers areas including future foresight, Innovation & digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Data Ethics, and studying the impact of emerging technologies on businesses and society.

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