Anderson to speak at du CEO Forum

Online pioneer, author and Wired magazine editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson will be addressing the UAE’s top business leaders at du’s CEO Forum 2012, the third held under the aegis of the du Leadership Series.

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Published: Mon 7 May 2012, 10:08 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:33 AM

The CEO Forum 2012 is an invitation-only event and will be held May 9. Through these events, du aims to bring together the UAE’s top business leaders for a series of sessions with some of the world’s most thought-provoking thinkers such as Anderson.

Described as “one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and articulate voices at the centre of the new economy”, Anderson is globally renowned for his thought leadership on new business models. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More and Free, and the founder of DIYDrones and 3DRobotics. During his time as editor-in-chief of Wired, he has led the magazine to two dozen National Magazine Award nominations with three wins in 2005, 2007 and 2009, in the prestigious general excellence category.

“We are proud to present our third CEO Forum, which will be yet another joining of the best business minds in the UAE — this time with the inspirational presence of Chris Anderson as our event’s speaker. His forward-thinking in terms of web innovation and proposing business models to make the most of current trends represents the exact thinking that we hope to encourage at our CEO Forum events, expanding possibilities by combining industry expertise, innovation, and leadership tactics,” du CEO Osman Sultan said.

In the first CEO Forum held in 2010, top business leaders were inspired by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, who shared his views on the disruptive innovation and growth opportunities in the local and regional markets.

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