Unlocking the power of data-driven innovation

SAS National Innovation Summit to bring together UAE’s policymakers and Global thought leaders and key stakeholders

Innovation is becoming increasingly essential and notable within organizations across multiple sectors for improved efficiency and effectiveness in decision-making capabilities. Breakthroughs in data driven technologies have put innovation at the heart of strategies to drive economic success, and is considered as a pillar of growth for governments and businesses alike.

With its unique business model and solid reputation for data driven innovation, SAS, the leader in analytics, is organizing the SAS National Innovation Summit to be held on 4th November 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Abu Dhabi, in line with the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy.

“For over three decades, SAS have provided advanced solutions targeting the unique needs of government agencies globally. The SAS National Innovation Summit will serve as a perfect platform to draw strategic insights that will push the envelope in understanding the significance of harnessing data that will contribute to economic growth, improve business scenarios, and encourage data-informed decision-making,” said Shukri Dabaghi, Regional Director for the Middle East and Francophone Africa at SAS.

Under the theme of ‘Taking UAE Government agencies from Data to Insight and Innovation’, the SAS National Innovation Summit will bring together policymakers, data science thought leaders and key stakeholders to address the need for data-driven innovation and the opportunities it presents. In addition, the summit will highlight how data is used in building a culture of innovation, which will play an essential role in implementing and revolutionizing government policies and mechanisms that reflect pioneering processes and frameworks.

Among the key speakers at the summit are Altijani Huissin, Lead Health Economist at Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Colonel Barakat Yakoub Alkindy, Head of the Systems & Development, Abu Dhabi Police; Khawla Al Qubaisi, Director of Information Technology, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD); Marco Rohrle, Manager – Advanced Analytics, National Health Insurance Company (DAMAN); and Dr Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Mualla, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE, Senior Vice President – Research & Graduate Studies, Khalifa University.

In addition, international speakers from SAS include Simon Dennis, Director of Central Government Practice, SAS UK, who will talk about data and digital dividend; and Dr. Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist, SAS Institute from Cary, USA, who will discuss big data and analytics for government innovation.

The event aims to explore the opportunities associated with utilizing, expanding and applying analytics to drive innovation in government departments’ mission and business objectives. With the UAE already making tremendous progress to improve information systems, the event will focus on achieving greater productivity across government bodies.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

 

 

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