About 4,000 leading visionaries from the worlds of technology and innovation met this week to share their ideas and provide a glimpse into the future at the at the DLD Live Tel Aviv festival. The global innovation festival, which is being held digitally due to the coronavirus pandemic, takes place for four days until Thursday. Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to the event's innovation summit with dozens of speakers from around the world. The festival, headed by world-renowned entrepreneur Dr. Yossi Vardi, is organized by Cybertech and Hubert Burda Media.
Yesterday there were panels on Israel as a startup hotbed; how to cultivate an innovative ecosystem; the role of hi-tech in society; unicorns, multinationals and startups; and more. Among the prominent speakers were the legendary former chairman of Cisco, John Chambers, who had a fireside chat with the person in responsible for innovation in the Netherlands, Prince Constantijn Van Oranje, on the growth of different startup companies during the coronavirus period; advertising giant Sir Martin Sorrell, who spoke about economic challenges in the coming year; and Huda AlHashimi from the UAE who told about the comprehensive innovation plan of the Emirates. The day's final panel, on the topic of creative cities, brought together Haim Bibas, chairman of Israel's Federation of Local Authorities, along with Essam Hammad from Bahrain and Aynour Alhussein from Dubai, marking the first time that representatives from Israel, Bahrain and the UAE took part in a panel together. In addition to the speakers, the UAE has a delegation of about 50 people participating in the conference.
The business and technology summit as well as the entire DLD Live Tel Aviv conference will come to a close on Thursday. The panels will focus on "the new normal" and discuss topics such as the race to cope with COVID-19 and the future of cities following the pandemic; the home as the new center of life; AI, drones, robotics and the future; Dentsu for startups: your bridge to Japan; and the connection between man and machine and how it affects us in our everyday lives. There will also be a special address by Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Foreign Affairs Columnist for The New York Times.
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