World AI Show and Awards end on a high note by celebrating achievers in AI

Group photo of inaugural World AI Awards winners with jury members. — Supplied photos
Group photo of inaugural World AI Awards winners with jury members. — Supplied photos

The inaugural edition of the World AI Awards was hosted with many AI visionaries and true flag bearers of the Mena region.



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Published: Sat 28 May 2022, 6:19 PM

Last updated: Sat 28 May 2022, 6:22 PM

The two-day 35th global edition of World AI Show & Awards, the longest running AI series, organised by Trecon, closed on a high note with the inaugural World AI Awards to recognise contributions in various fields on Thursday.

Held under the patronage of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, a member of the royal family of Dubai, the World AI Show and Awards brought together the most powerful voices in the global AI and RPA space.

“Dubai has always welcomed talent and we always looking to create a better future, so it was only natural for us to be associated with this event,” said Hisham Al Gurg, CEO at the Private Office. “AI is the future and it is nice to see so many experts and leading companies at World AI Show & Awards.”

Aditya Bhagat,  Affinsys co-founder with the Startup World Cup award.
Aditya Bhagat, Affinsys co-founder with the Startup World Cup award.

The second day of the World AI Show kick-started with a panel discussion on Women in AI. The confluence of global AI women leaders equivocally stressed the significance for women to prove their worth and get recognition on merit. There was a broader representation of views with panelists from the UAE, Germany, and Oman on stage.

James Connolly, the regional director of DarkTrace, spoke about using artificial intelligence to surgically respond to fast and furious attacks and the threat landscape in 2022.

Padam Kafle, the Aster Hospitals head of IT and Automation, touched on the growth in enterprise adoption of the 5G network. Kafle took the award for best project implementation under the best AI use-case award in the private sector on behalf of Aster.

Other sessions included topics such as ethical uses of AI, ways for successful rapid implementation, trends, and scaling the adoption of AI to deliver business outcomes.

Fahad Alhamed receiving the AI Visionary of the Year award from Roula Moussa, CEO of AI Venture Labs.
Fahad Alhamed receiving the AI Visionary of the Year award from Roula Moussa, CEO of AI Venture Labs.

A special award was handed out to Eng Fahad A Alhamed, the Founder and Chairman of the Saudi Cloud Computing Association, who was given the AI Visionary of the Year award.

Emirates NBD Bank had three innovations shortlisted in the banking category and the team representing faced some nervous moments before knowing that it was the model they created for ensuring compliance with financial regulations using a quantitative scoring system with scorecards to identify bottlenecks.

In addition, they have created a call center analytics that uses AI to predict consumer behavior, as well as a Multiplier effect that gives the next-best action and personalization for a better banking experience. With his ENBD colleagues, Sachin Chandna received the best AI use case award private sector in the banking segment along with his head of customer intelligence who received the AI proponent of the year award in the private sector as well.

The opening day saw the UAE finalist being spotted for the Startup World Cup. Affinsys, a startup running AI solutions for banks, telecom and insurance companies, won after the jury took a live decision based on final pitches from the top contenders and voted for UAE's representation among 60-plus countries from where the World Cup winner will receive $1 million funding.

The inaugural edition of the World AI Awards was hosted with many AI visionaries and true flag bearers of the Mena region receiving the award for their contribution in the field of artificial intelligence. Below is the list of all the AI Awardee winners:

Winners of World AI Awards:

Best AI use-case in Private Sector:

Healthcare – Mr. Aliasgar Bohari, Zulekha Hospital

Education – Shameed Sait, GEMS Education

Banking – Sachin Chandna, Emirates NBD

Financial Services – Saurav Suman, The Family Office

Manufacturing – Wissam Al Adany, ADES Arabia Holding

Retail – Mustafa Hussein, IKEA, Saudi Arabia

Best Project Implementation – Padam Kafle, Aster Hospitals

Best AI use-case in Public Sector:

Healthcare - Dr Maryam Alsharaf, Emirates Health Services

Best Project Implementation - Dr Maryam Alsharaf, Emirates Health Services

Education – Saud Aldajah, Higher Colleges of Technology

Energy & Utilities – Awad El-Sidiq, Adnoc Distribution

Others

Best Young Role Model – Maya Hiba, Al Ramz Corporation

Best Value Chain - Raman Nathani, Rafed Pure Health

Most Popular Proponent of the Year – Sachin Chandna, Emirates NBD Bank

Visionary of the Year – Fahad Alhamed, Saudi Cloud Computing Association chairman. — business@khaleejtimes.com


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