Global outlook on digital transformation and finance in the digital economy

New York and Zurich, December 1, 2018 – XY, an international group specialized in strategic consulting and the control of large estates, announces that members of the XY Advisory Board have an important opportunity to meet with top-class digital transformation experts from around the world at the Digital Economy Conference ( taking place on 16-17 December at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. XY Advisory Board members are invited to speak at the two-day conference, held under the Patronage of the UAE Government and the League of Arab States and organized by Wise Media, and to participate also in the exclusive networking activities organized as part of the event program.

Sophie Boyer de la Giroday, President of Wise Media and Chairman of the XY Advisory Board, will moderate the conference session on the Global Outlook of the Digital Economy on the morning session of the opening day, featuring speakers such as Stefano Manservisi, Director General, European Commission DG DEVCO, Major General Gert-Johannes Hagemann, Deputy Commander, NATO HQ Rapid Reaction Corps, Tarek Amer, Governor, Central Bank of Egypt and Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The Digital Economy Conference takes place with the support of the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the League of Arab States. The event opens its doors as eighth Sustainability Summit initiative endorsed by the European Commission with the participation of the Director General International Cooperation & Development. It is supported by the League of Arab States, the Council of Arab Economic Unity and by the Arab Federation for Digital Economy as hosting government sponsor.

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Designed as a summit on how to foster the regional alignment of digital transformation agendas in order to drive societal development, the government-sector initiative will see the launch of the “Arab Digital Economy Strategy”, engaging high profile speakers from the United Nations, World Bank, OECD, League of Arab States, European Commission, NATO, prime academic institutions from around the world and representatives of the 22 countries of the League of Arab States. Government delegations will convene in Abu Dhabi to contribute to a vibrant exchange on how to best anticipate the needs of the digital society at a regional level to promote peace, progress and sustainable development.

A key conference session on “Finance in the Digital Economy” will be moderated by Prof. Gregory Curtin, Global Advisory Board, Future of Urban Development & Services at the World Economic Forum. Utpal Chakraborty, Head of Artificial Intelligence and EVP, Yes Bank (Mumbai, Florida), Prof. Stan Uryasev, University of Florida (Gainesville, US) and Bill McCluggage, Former CIO, Government of Ireland, President & Head of IS and Assurance, UK Open Banking Programme are among the speakers invited to contribute to the panel.

The XY Advisory Board is an independent initiative that XY promotes together with Wise Media as of 2016. It engages key figures from the world of business with global expertise in top management and industrial processes, luminaries in economics and societal development and scientists fathering disruptive technology innovation. Their contribution strengthens the effort of the government representatives and policy makers from around the world engaged over the years in Wise Media’s Finance Transparency Forum.

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