UAE’s MoIAT & EDGE organize 1st CEO 4.0 program for business leaders

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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MoIAT-EDGE conducted CEO 4.0 program
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UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and EDGE Group have successfully conducted the first CEO 4.0 training program as part of a series of initiatives to activate the ‘Industry 4.0 Enablement Centre’ within the Ministry’s initiatives to accelerate digital transformation.

The CEO 4.0 program is part of both MoIAT and EDGE’s efforts to promote the adoption of advanced technologies and Industry 4.0 solutions in the UAE industrial sectors.

The Ministry aims to empower national business leaders with knowledge on Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and practices, which can boost productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

This follows the MoU agreement which was signed by the two parties in August 2022, which aims to expand the offerings of EDGE’s Learning & Innovation Factory to the UAE’s industrial ecosystem.

According to the statement, “CEOs from some of the UAE’s largest industrial companies underwent a training course focused on Lean, Lean Digital, and Industry 4.0-related solutions at the EDGE Learning & Innovation Factory in Abu Dhabi.”

The one-day training sessions provided insights to manufacturing leaders on how to enhance and improve factory processes and operations in daily operations to reach better efficiency and customer satisfaction.

The training also served as a discussion platform for industrial leaders and experts, and a way to encourage companies to implement best practices, as per the statement.

Mr. Tariq Al Hashmi, Director of Technology Adoption and Development at MoIAT, stated that, “Our partnership with EDGE will support the national industrial ecosystem to evolve and ensure that all its stakeholders can participate in and benefit from the UAE’s journey towards becoming a global hub for innovation and manufacturing.”

Mr. Ahmed Al Khoori, Senior Vice President – Strategy & Excellence, at EDGE, said that, “The CEO 4.0 program is the first initiative that the EDGE Learning & Innovation Factory is hosting for external stakeholders, and is a testament to our ambition to expand the facility’s offerings to, and enhance collaboration within, the wider industrial ecosystem.”

“Our partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology demonstrates EDGE’s commitment to establishing the Learning & Innovation Factory as a center of excellence,” Mr. Al Khoori added.

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