Derasat researchers took part in the 3rd Youth Economic Forum organised by the Young Pioneers Society, held in strategic partnership with Tamkeen on Saturday 30 November, 2019. The forum aims to create a dialogue between Bahraini youth and economic decision-makers and spread awareness and culture in the digital economy, as well as to discuss obstacles facing young people giving them the opportunity to participate in the development of appropriate economic solutions.
The first panel entitled, “Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence, Where to Start?”, was presented by Amin Al-Tajer, CEO of Infiniteware, Dr. Fatima Al-Subaie, Analyst, Derasat, Nizar Marouf. Assistant General Manager for Business Development and Marketing at BENEFIT, and Mishal Al Helou, President of the Technology and Business Association.
The second session discussed the “Environment of Invention, Innovation and Scientific Research”, with Prof. Riyad Hamza, President of the University of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Vice President of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Raed Shams, Director General of BIPA, and Amina Al Hawaj, Director of Bapco Innovation Center.
The third session reviewed “Areas of Sustainable Economy”, with the participation of Mr. Jamal Fakhro, KPMG’s partner, Fakhro Bahrain, Dr. Omar Al Obaidli, Director of Studies and Research at Derasat, and Mr. Afif Barhoumi, representative of the United Nations Development Program.