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ABU DHABI, 16 June / WAM / Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, chaired the first meeting of the members of the Industry Pioneers Network, in the presence of 17 CEOs e of major national and international industrial companies and a number of officials of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology With the aim of discussing ways of cooperation and accelerating the adoption of advanced technology in the UAE industrial sector.

The meeting, held at the ADNOC Business Center in Abu Dhabi, included Edge, Honeywell, Unilever, Schneider Electric, Emirates Global Aluminum, Cisco, Siemens, Aviva, SAP, Etisalat, IBM, Huawei, Strata, Microsoft and BT Bad .

During the event, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology announced the support of 25 experimental technology projects in the sector, under the umbrella of the Industry Pioneers Network, assisting a number of companies that want to digitally transform into fourth-generation technologies, in addition to the raising awareness and knowledge of industrial companies The importance and availability of these technologies and their role in improving the industrial competitiveness of UAE products in the local and international markets, and the companies will undertake the implementation of these projects.

Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri said: “In accordance with the precepts of the wise leadership, to improve the performance of the industrial sector in the UAE and to enable it with advanced technology solutions and the concepts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, work we within the network of industry pioneers by integrating roles in collaboration with large companies in the country, to promote the acceptance of this transformation, To support the flexible transition of solutions to small and medium-sized companies, which is reflected in increased investment in priority industries and industries of the future. ” Her Excellency added that the Industry Pioneers Network is one of the mainstays of the Fourth Industrial Revolution program / Industry 4.0 /, as it plays an important role in supporting the growth of the industrial sector in the country, it brings bring together the key institutions that are best and ready to contribute to the technological transformation of the sector and improve the capabilities of small and medium-sized enterprises. The industrial sector will benefit from the conclusion of new partnerships that support efforts to advance advanced technologies take advantage of emerging projects and small and medium-sized enterprises, and create more industrial investment opportunities.

During the meeting, Her Excellency addressed the progress made in the “Industry 4.0” program, the importance of partnership between the public and private sectors, and the UAE’s readiness for a new phase of growth and progress in the next fifty. year, during which the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be a necessity, which will improve the competitiveness of UAE industries on the regional arena and globalization by building a foundation for technology in existing industries, and promoting the development of new industries that are mainly based on rely on advanced technology solutions.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, His Excellency Omar Suwayna Al Suwaidi, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Mohammed Al Qassim, Director of the Department of Adoption and Development of Advanced Technology, Abdul Nasser bin Kalban, CEO of Emirates Global Aluminum, Mansour Mohammed Al Mulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE Group, and Mohamed Muhaisan, Regional President and CEO of Honeywell; Khalil Yassin, Vice President of Unilever Arabia; Ahmed Khashan, President, Schneider Electric, Golf Land; and Abdelilah Nejri, managing director for the Gulf Region at Cisco.

Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens Middle East, took part; Nayef Bou Shaya, Vice President of AVEVA; Sergio Macauta, Senior Vice President, South Middle East, SAP, Saad Touma, General Manager, IBM; Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei in the UAE; Ismail Ali Abdullah, CEO of Strata; Abdullah Ibrahim Al Ahmad, Vice President of Major Government Institutions at Emirates Telecom Group, Stefano Rinaldi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BTC for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Tariq Hegazy, Regional Director of Public Sector at Microsoft.

During the event, the most successful practices and best practices of the Fourth Industrial Revolution were reviewed, in a way that reflects the crucial role of the network in leading the technological transformation of the national industrial sector, to improve the performance of the industrial sector , and make it possible with the capabilities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will play a vital role in contributing to sustainable economic and social growth in the country.In addition to participating in dialogue sessions on funding opportunities, industry, sustainability, and others.

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology has announced its collaboration with Edge Group to expand the services of the LiF Center for Learning and Innovation to include its services throughout the industrial environment. From next August, the Ministry and Edge will launch a training program provided for managers to support skills refinement and acceptance of “Industry 4.0” application solutions. A comprehensive and more comprehensive program for CEOs, including initiatives that are important to make a technological leap in the industrial sector.

During the meeting, the ministry signed memoranda of understanding with Strata Manufacturing, Huawei and BTC to join the “Industry Pioneers Network” so that these companies would become the latest joiners in the groundbreaking network. Under these agreements, the companies will work with the Ministry of Dissemination of the benefits of Industry 4.0, review use cases and solutions, and promote skills skills, research and development.

Launched in October last year, the Industry Pioneers Network is one of the mainstays of stimulating and accelerating the adoption of the fourth industrial revolution solutions in the industrial sector of the UAE, enhancing its competitiveness, improve productivity and quality, the local talent base, reduce costs and increase industrial efficiency. .

The Emirates Development Bank also hosted a workshop in which 48 companies interested in investing in advanced technology in production lines participated, where the bank, the strategic partner of the Ministry, worked together to enable companies to finance advanced technology projects. . It also provides customized packages that include various products such as asset-based financing, value chain financing and long-term financing.

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