The 35th edition of the World AI Show & Awards shines a spotlight on AI’s contribution across industries

The 35th edition of the World AI Show & Awards shines a spotlight on AI’s contribution across industries

The event brought together leaders, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts while also crowning the winner of the finals of the Startup World Cup.


The 35th edition of the much-awaited World AI Show & Awards, held under the aegis of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, concluded successfully by highlighting the role and importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across industries.

The show, attended by Hisham Al Gurg, the CEO of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and Seed Group, along with members of the management and senior executives, brought together the most powerful voices in the global AI and robotic process automation (RPA) space as the biggest gatherings of elite global AI, RPA leaders and enthusiasts.

The longest-running event in artificial intelligence also crowned the UAE-based Affinsys as the winner of the finals of the Startup World Cup. Affinsys is a startup running AI solutions for banks, telecoms, and insurance companies. For the Startup World Cup, a pitch competition by Pegasus Tech Ventures, the winner will be flown to San Francisco to compete for a chance to earn a USD 1,000,000 investment award. For the Startup World Cup, Hisham Al Gurg, the CEO of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, was one of the jury members.

Talking about the successful culmination of the event, Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and Seed Group, said, “It is with efforts like the AI Show & Awards that we are able to examine and explore the potential of technologies like AI and also reward the companies/start-ups that are making progress in the field. The participation was reflective of the fast-growing AI industry and the standing of the UAE in the global technology landscape.

The event aligned with the aim of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum to facilitate learning and experience sharing among stakeholders with an underlying mission to better understand emerging technologies and their impact on society. The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum invests in potential business opportunities and creates rare collaboration options for AI innovators.

The World AI Show & Awards featured expert keynotes and engaging panel discussions designed specifically to help create meaningful interactions in the ever-evolving AI and the RPA ecosystem. It also saw the launch of the inaugural World AI Awards, which acknowledged excellence, hard work, and achievement of organisations that exemplify the use of emerging technologies.

Photo credit: The World AI Show

About the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum

The Private Office was established by Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum to directly invest in or assist potential business opportunities in the region, which meet The Private Office’s criteria. Over the past 16 years, the Office has formed strategic alliances with leading global companies representing diverse regions and industries. These companies have propelled their business interests and goals in the Middle East and North Africa region through the support and strong base of regional connections of The Private Office. The Office’s goal is to create mutually beneficial partnerships with multinational organisations and to accelerate their sustainable market entry and presence within the MENA region.

About World AI Show

The World AI Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that take place in strategic locations across the world. The show is a one-of-a-kind gathering of pre-qualified CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of AI, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation, and international AI experts. Witness powerful keynotes, workshops, use-case presentations, product exhibitions, panel discussions, and tech talks to find solutions for issues and trends within the AI and RPA space.

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