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Innovation Day 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 09:00 – 14:30, at the Dubai Opera

Unlock the potential with digitalization


Innovation Day 2018

The Siemens Innovation Day will bring together some of the brightest minds driving innovation, globally and in the region. Through enlightening and thought-provoking discussions, the event held in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority aims to not only highlight the most compelling technologies of our time and how they will shape the future, but also examine the journey towards their implementation. We bring together representatives from government and the private sector, topic experts and trendsetters to illustrate this future.


We will also display the latest technologies from our global R&D departments, talk about Siemens’ innovation strategy for the next years and discuss how innovative solutions – especially from the field of digitalization – are creating value for our customers.


In partnership with


Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, April 15, 2018

Dubai Opera

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Event moderation: Omar Al Busaidy, entrepreneur and author

New technologies and their role in achieving grid stability. Examining hydrogen as a fuel for the future, and the increasing role that blockchain and AI will play in future energy systems.  

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Middle East, and Ana Lytics

H.E. Marwan Al Sarkal, CEO, Sharjah Development and Investment Authority

Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Bureau

Dr. Roland Busch, Member of the Managing Board and CTO, Siemens AG

New technologies and their role in disrupting industries. Examining hydrogen as a fuel for the future, the increasing role that blockchain and AI will play in future energy systems and how they are disrupting conventional industries.



Anthony DiPaola, Middle East Energy Correspondent, Bloomberg



Dr Alexander Ritschel, Head of Technology at Masdar Clean Energy

Paul McCusker, VP Energy Storage, Middle East, UK and Ireland, FLUENCE

Prof. Armin Schnettler, Senior Vice President Corporate Technology, Research in Energy and Electronics, Siemens AG

Dr. Thorsten Loehl, Vice President, Innovation, Borouge

Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle, futurist, author and one of the world’s most influential business thinkers

Pioneering the innovation space and impact on society – a glimpse into our future. We look at who’s leading the innovation space, regionally and globally, the challenges they face, and how they see technology changing the way we live, work and interact.



Jean Salamat, Senior Director, Middle East, Strategy&



Michael Ibbitson, EVP, Technology & Infrastructure, Dubai Airports 

Dr. Roland Busch, Board Member and CTO, Siemens AG

Badr S. Al-Olama, Head of Mubadala Aerospace

Khaled Talhouni, Managing Partner, Wamda

Dr. Noah Raford, COO and Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Middle East