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Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Business Council (MENA-RBC) has taken part in a panel discussion titled ‘Going Digital in the Arab World’, highlighting innovative approaches and landmark initiatives being implemented by the UAE and other Arab countries to harness the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The session addressed how emerging technologies are revolutionising industries in every region of the world and how MENA governments are becoming more agile and inclusive in their decision making to reap the benefits of technology’s potential applicat-ions. The panelists also discussed macro and micro challenges and suggested strategic solutions that would help the Arab wo-
rld move confidently into the future.
During the discussion, Al Qasimi said, “I believe start-ups and SMEs are going to lead the digital future of many countries in the Arab world. UAE and some other countries have taken a proactive approach in building smarter, digitally run cities and infrastructure. Supporting SMEs is key to our success in creating a digital Arab future.”