Mini Trip Report: Dubai
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 1 March 2017
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Greetings from Hind Hind AlMualla (هند المعلا), Dubai Millennium Project Node Chair and Paul Epping, the new Co-Chair of the Node who is Principal at Philips Healthtech and heads the Singularity Chapter in the UAE.
It looks like we may have the MP-PC meeting in Dubai in October or November with sponsorships by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the Dubai Police Headquarters, and the Dubai Future Foundation DFF). All three have agreed in principle to sponsor the MP-PC meeting, but will probably be a month or so follow-up to make sure. As part of a three one-week futures methods training program for the Dubai Police we may create the Dubai SOFI and collective intelligence system for their Early Warning System. The Dubai SOFI and Dubai collective intelligence system might also have KHDA and DFF involved as well giving it a larger scope than just police matters.
At the suggestion of Puruesh Chaudhary, Pakistan Node Chair, The Eisenhower Fellows program brought me to Dubai to address their South Asia Rising Conference in Dubai. All the presentations should be available in a few days at their conference website: http://www.southasiarising.com/. Puruesh and Paul accompanied me to meetings with Cafe Scientifique of 1776 incubator (at the suggestion of Jose Cordeiro MP Venezuela Chair), Dubai Future Accelerators, Dubai Future Foundation (in the first 3D Printed Building), and ended with a great meeting with Hind and her staff.
As you may remember, the first MP Future Work/Tech Charrette workshop was held in Milano in cooperation with the Singular University Milano Chapter. The proposed future work/tech workshop in Dubai would also collaborate with Paul Epping’s SU Chapter in UAE. And just before I left for this trip, I had a good conversation with Ron Nail (the new head of Singularity University) who has agreed to work with MP to conduct the long-range work/tech workshop in Silicon Valley.