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Top leaders to discuss the impact of AI at the Impact Council sub-committee meeting

Industry experts address opportunities and some of the most pressing challenges in AI.

Top leaders to discuss the impact of AI at the Impact Council sub-committee meeting
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

Is artificial intelligence (AI) changing how companies work? Are we building AI we can trust? Although organizations envision using AI, there are significant barriers to broad adoption due to insufficient AI expertise and a lack of confidence in AI-related data and analysis.

As businesses worldwide navigate this, the Fast Company Middle East Impact Council members—an invitation-only collective of leaders from various industries—will share their insights on AI technology to achieve impact at scale.

The council’s inaugural AI sub-committee, organized in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, will bring together 15 leaders to deliberate on AI’s impact on the economy and society on 22 September in Dubai.

The closed-door discussion will include prominent AI sub-committee members like Abdel Kader Es Slami, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Data at Etisalat, Abrar Abdulnabi, Head of Arabits and Arabic AI Technology at Alef Education, Dmitriy Dovgan, Head of Data Science at Al-Futtaim, Dr Hosni Ghedira, Director of Engagement Services at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Dr Jassim Haji, President at Artificial Intelligence Society of Bahrain, Elias Baltassis, Partner & Director at BCG, Fady Al Najjar, Head of AI and Robotics Lab at United Arab Emirates University, Guillaume Thfoin, Head of Data Science at Schneider Electric, Lamya Abdulaziz AlOmair, Head of AI & Bioinformatics at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Mohammed Jamal, Head of Data Science at Aramex, Nur Aitzhan, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Bupa Arabia, Raghad Arab, Data Analyst at Thawani Pay, Valerie Hawley, Executive Director at Center of Artificial Intelligence, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Waleed AlSobhi, Head of Data Science and AI at Saudi Investment Bank and Ravi Raman, Publisher & Editorial Director at Fast Company Middle East.

The Impact Council group meets several times a year to discuss some of the greatest opportunities and most pressing challenges of our time. It’s also an opportunity to network and ideate with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

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