Global Innovation Summit 2016 in Dubai – Impact of ICT Developments

On 21 September 2016 at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is the annual Global Innovation Summit, “a platform that celebrates innovation and highlights the new paradigms of business and leisure.” This is a summit that provides a framework for Modelling ICT for Overcoming Societal Challenges.

UAE’s ICT Economic Model Projected:

  • A positive impact in productivity
  • An even higher proportion of GDP growth
  • A better and longer-term ROI

These and other benefits of ICT have become increasingly evident. Various elements of the ICT strategy include Research and development (R&D) that uncovers radically new technological possibilities driven by big data, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), smart objects, usage of cloud computing by public services, which have led to UAE’s Role and Impact of ICT Investments.

The summit addresses developments of innovative projects in technology and will show why there is a continuing positive trend in ICT that has influenced both supply and demand side of products and services ranging from enabling technologies to applications that creates value for which customers will pay.

The UAE has transformed into an innovation-led economy based on service with progressive products. ICT underpins innovation and competitiveness across all sectors and enables scientific progress in all disciplines.

This ICT-related event in Dubai brings to the fore visionary leaders—researchers, decision-makers and industry representatives who bring visibility into research, ideas, and prototypes relevant to new technologies—who will be on hand to give insight on specific technologies that can make the UAE society more efficient. You do not want to miss their presentations!

You will have a glimpse of all things in ICT that can contribute to the bettering of the global economy, community and environment (like Green Tech) and of the right tools and opportunities to innovate by applying new conceptual and methodological approaches across all industries.

Why attend Global Innovation Summit? To understand the impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on people’s lives. The theme of the Global Innovation Summit 2016 will increase awareness of new innovations and it will focus on digital transformation through innovation with ICT adoption applicable to the business sector involving products, services and companies.

It is also a setting to reach thousands of top quality clients and potential partners and an occasion to exchange knowledge and expertise to support the integration of ICTs for the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Visitors will learn the effects of using ICT solutions that can help UAE businesses thrive to better engage potential customers, boost revenue and deliver better results.

The event will bring forward the best practices in the use of ICTs in key sectors of the economy. This is where the highest-level decision-makers in the ICT industry will discuss their views regarding the impact these technologies have upon regional development.

The conference, provided by SPI Group in partnership with Dubai SME that will host the Global Innovation Summit 2016, will bring in a great panel of speakers coming from a range of industrial companies advocating for ICT innovative solutions that can ensure a sustainable future and make the world a better place.

Awards will also be presented at the annual summit.

ICT Innovator Awards: Prizes will go to recognize and acknowledge demonstrated exemplary innovation (based on Dubai’s Strategic Objectives for offering a range of innovative capabilities) in diverse sectors. Award Categories include Best in Education, Healthcare, Retail, Business Growth, Sustainability and Public Good. Awards will be given to great ideas / prototypes, as long as they are viable, to recognize the people and companies that are driving innovation in the UAE. A panel of judges will select winners following the evaluation criteria on 4 comprehensive parameters:

  • Innovation (examples: 3D printing, wearable tech)
  • Societal Impact
  • Financial Growth
  • Corporate Governance

The closing date for innovator award entries is 10 September; all submissions that have any viable solution that can turn ideas into genuine solutions for ICT devices, systems and applications which can be implemented and taken-up by the community for better public services or to suit their needs, should be submitted only through The “Disruptive Innovator Awards 2016” winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony during Global Innovations Summit 2016 on 21 September 2016 at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

Ticket Type:

  • Visitor Pass – FREE
  • Visitor Pass – VIP – Cost is $100.00
  • Visitor Pass – Silver – Cost is $28.00

Ticket Sales End Date: Sep 21, 2016

If you want to attend the event, you must register.


If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact SPI Group at: or you can call 04 265 9704.


Global Innovation Summit 2016 in Dubai – Impact of ICT Developments

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