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Dubai: The ‘Leading Digital Transformation in an Era of Uncertainty’ international virtual conference began on Tuesday with a keynote speech from Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The conference, which will go in till May 27, brings together speakers and experts from major international technology companies. DEWA is the diamond sponsor of the conference.

Over three days, the conference will discuss several topics including ‘How AI Initiatives and solutions are Helping Nations Recover and Emerge Even Stronger after the Pandemic;’ Innovation in Remote Hiring and the Skills for Success;’ Innovation & Growth, Lessons Learnt from Silicon Valley;’ ‘Optimising Your Organisation's Innovation Strategy in Times of Uncertainty;’ and ‘New Virtual World: How Digital Is Crucial in The Post Pandemic World,’ among other topics.

Digital transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed organisations around the world to work in a new normal and focus on digitalisation as one of the most important major trends and tools to manage the situation, said Al Tayer.

DEWA’s head noted that the conference plays a crucial role in promoting skillsets and exchanging knowledge among participating organisations as they focus on excellence, performance improvement, and ways to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for growth.

“Dubai has presented a successful model for designing the future and ensuring high levels of preparedness to deal with unforeseen challenges. In line with this success, DEWA continues to implement the forward-thinking vision of the leadership, which focuses on anticipating and preparing, for future challenges, to enhance the UAE’s leading global position in various sectors,” said Al Tayer.

He noted that the pandemic has resulted in every organisation around the world now working in a new normal. Public and private sectors have changed their strategies to focus on digitalisation as one of the most important major trends and tools to manage the situation.

DEWA has been able to easily transform its operations and adjust its strategy to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. The utility activated its crisis and business continuity plans across the organisation, and reviewed its plans to manage the location and timings for critical staff.