Digital Nation.

The first book that explores the digital transformation of the UAE
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HOW THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IS BUILDING A FUTURE BASED ON TECH INNOVATION is a first-of-its-kind book on the unique journey of the UAE to build a future based on harnessing disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and driving digital innovation.

The book offers insight into the ground-breaking vision and innovative plans, experiences, and successes and challenges of the country on this journey. The story of how the UAE pursues its digital vision and strategy to execution has lessons for leaders, executives and innovators around the world in this era of digital transformation.

Based on our interviews with senior public and private sector leaders and executives, the book showcases the triumphs and challenges faced by the country as it leads the charge towards a digital future.

  • - Foreword by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai
  • - Digital Transformation at the Centre of the National Vision
  • - Reimagining Government
  • - From Smart to Happy Nation
  • - Data-Driven Nation
  • - Safe Nation
  • - Globally Competitive Nation
  • - Innovative Nation
  • - AI Nation
  • - Creating a Digital Future
  • - Interview Excerpts

Arif Amiri: Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Mohammed Shael Alsaadi: Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector at the Department of Economic Development, Dubai

Dr. Noah Raford: Futurist-in-Chief and Chief of Global Affairs at the Dubai Future Foundation

Abdulla Qassem: Group Chief Operating Officer of Emirates NBD

Yousuf Mohammed Al Shaiba: Digital Transformation and AI Advisor to the Chairman at the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department

Colonel Ali Hassan Almutawa: Assistant Director of Safety and Protection at the Dubai Civil Defence

His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori: Director-General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer: Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority

Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr: Director General of Smart Dubai

His Excellency Wesam Lootah: Chief Executive Officer of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment

His Excellency Younus Al Nasser: Assistant Director-General of Smart Dubai and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Dubai Data

His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar: Chairman of Emaar Properties and Founder of Noon

Badr Salim Al Olama: Director of Aerospace at the Mubadala Investment Company

Salem Humaid Al-Marri: Assistant Director-General of Scientific and Technical Affairs at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Saleh Abdullah Al Abdooli: Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi: General Director of Artificial Intelligence at the Dubai Police

Digital Nation

The first book that explores the digital transformation of the UAE

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