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1 NREN: Towards Creating Prosperous & Smarter Societies December 10, 2014 e-AGE 2014, International Connectivity of the Pan Arab Network December 2014, Muscat, Oman

2 Strategic Vision After Oil…  Strategic Vision for UAE “To achieve a long-term sustainable, prosperous & productive lifestyle after oil for UAE’s next generations”

3  Introduction & Vision  Requirements for Achieving Smarter Cities A.Leadership & Innovation B.Smarter Society Eco-System 1.Education: UD as an Example 2.Research & Business Development (R&BD)- Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3.ICT Infrastructure: NREN (Ankabut: A Project for R&E) C.Future Trends My Speech…

4 Leadership & Innovation… Leadership & Innovation…

5  “I want you, young leaders, to be lions and work towards leading lions, who initiate, suggest, debate and achieve.” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Leadership for Innovation…

6  “ Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organization and the country.”  “Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India Leadership for Innovation…

7  “ We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard.” - John F. Kennedy Leadership for Innovation…

8 "Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential." Prof. Warren Bennis Leadership Skills… Source: Jon Boyes, Employability and Graduate Development, University of Exeter

9 “Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things” (Warren Bennis and Peter Drucker) “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” Warren Bennis Warren Bennis, Author of: On Becoming a Leader Peter Drucker: Author of: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Peter Drucker Warren Bennis Leadership for Innovation…

10  “The job of the leader today is not to create followers. It is to create more leaders” Ralph Nader Leadership for Innovation…

11 In a Smart City Citizens are placing increasing demands on leaders….. Leaders must innovate across services to meet and exceed citizen expectations For the first time in human history the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. WorldBank.org 3 billion people – half the world’s population – live in cities Two-thirds of all people will live in cities by 2050 Almost 180,000 people move into cities each day Source: IBM

12  A leader should have a vision…  A leader should know how to plan to reach the vision…  A leader should be ambitious and innovative…  A leader should lead by example…  A leader should empower…  A leader should enable (provide necessary tools)…  A leader should produce leaders…  A leader should be bold…  A leader should think out of the box… Leadership Characteristics…

13 Education Towards Innovation… Education Towards Innovation…

14 Innovation Eco-System Meeting the Trends Education A Trained Workforce Instill a love of subject in the young students Instill a love of subject in the young students Ease them towards subject related higher education Ease them towards subject related higher education Encourage pursuit of advanced degrees in subject related fields Encourage pursuit of advanced degrees in subject related fields Bold – Imaginative – Action Oriented – Creative Made Locally Sold Globally Basic & Applied R&BD Innovative Breakthroughs Enable Academic and Private sector research institutions Enable Academic and Private sector research institutions Create an environment that facilitates breakthrough thinking applied to real- world issues Create an environment that facilitates breakthrough thinking applied to real- world issues Encourage Government, Academia & Industry Collaboration in UAE Encourage Government, Academia & Industry Collaboration in UAE Fund Applied and Basic Research in the subject area Fund Applied and Basic Research in the subject area Incubation & Startups Commercial Success Fund Govt. and Private incubators, incubatees and startups Fund Govt. and Private incubators, incubatees and startups Create a framework of support for transforming ideas to commercial success Create a framework of support for transforming ideas to commercial success Ensure “Home Grown” knowledge creation and market acceptance Ensure “Home Grown” knowledge creation and market acceptance Knowledge creation is not restricted to technology:  Book: to be sold globally  Literature: global standards  Art: performed or done in UAE exported abroad  Technology: made in UAE as per global standards  Cinema: produced in UAE watched globally  Medicine: produced locally & treated globally  Industry: innovating in UAE competing globally  Franchising: Boutique, Restaurant, etc…

15 University of Dubai… An Example of Quality Education…

16 College of Laws College of IT College of Business Administration Center of Executive Development

17 Research & Business Development- Innovation & Entrepreneurship… Research & Business Development- Innovation & Entrepreneurship…

18 R&BD: A Value-Added Concept Towards Innovation Element One Element Two Element Three Academia Culture Industry Identify the constituents Plan for activities and events to change & adapt the R&BD culture Find research areas applicable to all the constituents Collaborate with local & international institutes for technical creation Set mechanisms for knowledge transfer initiatives (e.g labs, R&BD, BTIC, etc) Identify industrial needs & requirements Link them with the academia Create the R&BD Culture: Through well prepared Strategic plans & actions R&BD Constituents Private Element Four Government is a very essential constituent to initiate funds and create the culture Government Element Five The private sector should play the role of what is known in the industry as: Partner, VC or CSR, (Corporate Social Responsibility)

19  "Never underestimate the value of an idea… Every positive idea has within it potential for success if it is managed properly” Innovation & Entrepreneurship…

20 “The biggest risk is not to take the risk” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid “You miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take” “You miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take” Innovation & Entrepreneurship…

21  “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it” Innovation & Entrepreneurship…

22  “ Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” -Albert Einstein Innovation & Entrepreneurship…

23 Understanding A Success Story… The Success Recipe of Silicon Valley: 1.Universities and R&BD: Stanford University & UC Berkeley 2.Skilled Knowledge Workers: Graduates of the aforementioned universities 3.Early Adopters: US military were too willing to buy new and unproven products 4.Service Infrastructure: Interconnected network of firms such as law firms, investment banks, recruitment agencies, marketing agencies, accountancy firms and other highly specialized service providers 5.Available Venture Capital: By 1974 there were more than 150 VC firms in Silicon Valley 6.Complementary Organizations: Outsourcing is easy & possible Source: “Sand to Silicon,” Jeffrey Sampler & Saeb Eigner

24 ICT Infrastructure… Ankabut: An NREN Project… Idea & Concept Design: By Eesa Bastaki ICT Infrastructure… Ankabut: An NREN Project… Idea & Concept Design: By Eesa Bastaki

25 Ankabut – an NREN Project… Idea & Concept Design: Eesa Bastaki  Vision: “Create an opportunity for the UAE to be a global leader in Research and Education.”  Mission:  Provide Leading Edge Network Infrastructure to centers of Learning and Research within the UAE to foster collaboration and co-operation between them.  Provide for connectivity with peers at the international level to effectively participate and collaborate in research activities.  The Name: The name proposed for the UAE Research and Education Network is ANKABUT.  ANKABUT means Spider in Arabic.

26 Ankabut – an NREN Project Ankabut has 26 institutional members and applicants with connections to over 70 campuses throughout the UAE. Advisory Board Members

27 ANCHOR

28 BASN Ankabut: Possible R&BD Areas of Interest  Wireless Technology  Security and Encryption  Broadband Technology  Satellite Communications  Wireless Sensor Networks  Body Area Sensor Networks (BASN)*  Next Generation Wireless Communications  Next Generation Internetworking  Software Engineering  E-Health Applications  Areas of vital National Interest *Source: University of Virginia-Engineering

29 Anakbut: ICT R&BD in Medicine…  Internet of Medicine (A Special Case of IoT)  Healthcare Telematics (ICT)  Medical Records & Archiving  Medical Warehousing (Reporting & Data Analysis)  Digital Imaging  Telemedicine  Medical Virtual Reality (Ankabut)  Mobile Medicine  Smart Medicine (MEMS & NEMS)  BASN (Body Area Sensor Network)

30 Ankabut… Virtual Reality

31 Future Technologies… “ The technology that is miniaturizing, converging, integrating, going beyond the imaginative boundaries, penetrating the unknowns and emerging to unprecedented scientific innovations” Eesa Mohammed Bastaki

32 Mobile Towards 5G… 1.Design of radio networks taking into account both energy efficiency and spectral efficiency 2.Base station processing is moved to the Internet cloud (C-RAN approach) 3.Moving from cell-centric toward device-centric (cognitive) and focus on the needs of user terminal 4.More intelligent terminals that are capable of mitigating interference and communicating directly with other devices without network assistance 5.The adoption of new technologies such as massive MIMO, full duplex technology and machine-to-machine communications Source: IEEE Communications Magazine, February 2014, Volume 52, No, 2

33 Machine IQ…  Machine Intelligent Quotient 1.Thinking humanly, i.e. to be conscious of thinking 2.Acting humanly, i.e. to make decisions and take actions by applying evolved moral reasoning, as well as appear to be “human- like” in the action 3.Thinking rationally, i.e. processing information in a rational manner 4.Acting rationally, i.e. producing outcomes that comply with rational reasoning Source: Turing Dreams

34 Machine IQ…  Machine Intelligent Quotient 1.Television 2.Coffee Maker 3.Refrigerator 4.Air Condition 5.House 6.Car 7.Road Navigator 8.Phones 9.Any Device

35 35 Improved Connectivity Source: Dr. Khaled Ben Letaief, HKUST, 2012

36 36 Communications: From Person-to-Person to Machine-to-Machine Source: Dr. Khaled Ben Letaief, HKUST, 2012

37 “Fortune Favors the Bold” “Fortune Favors the Bold” By Lester Thurow I have Ambitions For Innovations…  The Future Favors the Bold  The Future is what our imagination Leads us to  The Future is What We Create Now  And the Imagination of the Future is Limitless

38  Who are the learned? They who practice what they know.  The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) I have great knowledge towards innovation

39 شكراً... THANK YOU… الدكتور عيسى البستكي Dr. Eesa Bastaki رئيس جامعة دبي President, University of Dubai


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