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High-profile speakers share ideas on futuristic topics at Women in Technology MENA Forum at SRTIP on International Women’s Day

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SHARJAH, 9th March, 2022 (WAM) — A galaxy of women achievers, leading experts and entrepreneurs from all over the world and the region shared ideas on futuristic topics at the 3rd Women in Technology MENA Forum held at the Sharjah Research Technology Innovation (SRTI) Park on International Women’s Day, March 8.

The high-profile event, billed as the decade’s largest Women in Technology Conference, was hosted by Women in Tech and Sharjah Research Technology Innovation Park (SRTIP), where Tech met the Arts, celebrating women in STEM featuring inspiring plenary sessions, keynotes and artistic performances.

Some of the most critical and relevant topics in technology discussed at the forum included Reimagining Technologies to Advance Human Longevity; Cryptocurrency — Funding the Future of Female-led Startups; and Metaverse — the Good, the Bad and the Future.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park, said the Park was thrilled to be part of a major event that has brought together eminent speakers, especially women achievers, from around the globe. He said: “SRTI Park has positioned itself as the heart of a vibrant ecosystem for innovation-driven startups and is already witnessing some amazing innovations in action. In this scenario, women are equal partners and SRTIP strongly believes in gender parity.”

Mariam Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, speaking virtually, at the opening ceremony underlined the need to raise awareness about emerging technologies and urged women to take greater interest in new innovations, so they could be active participants in the workforce and businesses.

In a welcome speech, Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder and President of Women in Tech Org, said holding this major event on International Women’s Day was highly significant. She said the emergence of women leading from the front in the field of technology is an encouraging sign and expressed the hope that the topics discussed at the forum would serve as signposts for all women.

Mohamed Hilal, Founder and CEO of Mohamed Hilal Group, in an opening speech, spoke about the emerging trends in the field of technology and complimented the organisers for hosting an event that throws light on pioneering new technologies through real achievers.

The three-session forum began with a panel discussion on Reimagining Technologies to Advance Human Longevity, which provided valuable insights into the brave new world of extending human life.

The second session titled ‘Cryptocurrency — Funding the Future of Female-led Startups’ provided updates on the exciting new trends in cryptocurrency, and how it is poised to dominate the world of finance. The third panel shed light on the exciting new world of Metaverse, which basically simulates digital environment using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and blockchain, combined with concepts from social media
The forum which was attended by invitees interested in emerging technologies witnessed interactive participation from the audience, with attendees asking questions and the speakers providing enriching ideas and pointers for engagement in the new fields that are set to dominate the world of business and commerce.

The forum concluded with a tour of the SRTI Park and a gala dinner for the distinguished speakers and participants.

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