Abu-Ghazaleh Keynote Speaker at Human Resources Conference in Sharjah

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Published February 12th, 2018 - 12:40 GMT
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), was the keynote speaker at the Fifth Sharjah Human Resources Conference held under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The two-day conference entitled “Modern qualification strategies in the knowledge-based society” was organized by the Sharjah Government and held at the Medicine and Health Sciences Complex, the University of Sharjah.

In his speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh defined a knowledge society as "a society where everything is managed by computer, an Internet-based society in all its aspects".

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that the future will see an inclination to shift from a technological era to the Age of Artificial Intelligence, adding that we "are embracing a different world where things become smart".

He warned of the risks associated with this advanced era, stressing that "we have to be ready to face challenges related to Artificial Intelligence".

He affirmed the need for education to adapt to the future’s rapid advancements in the fields of creativity and innovation, adding that "a number of countries have already changed their education methods since we are moving towards a different education system where a child can learn through devices".

Moreover, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh reiterated that a knowledge-based society consists of a digital society whereby innovation is achieved through the use of the internet, and in which the business sphere encompasses the largest knowledge-based companies in the world such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also talked about capacity building and shifting from education to learning for the purpose of promoting creativity and innovation.

At the end of his speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh extended his gratitude to His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, saying, “It’s an honor to stand before Your Highness and my words come from the uprightness of my heart. I had the privilege to follow up your inspiring leadership journey for decades.” He also thanked Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadem, Chairman of the Directorate of Human Resources, and Chairman of the High Organizing Committee of the Conference.

The Conference discussed various aspects of human resources development, the reality of human resources in the Arab world,  developmental changes in the knowledge society, and the empowerment of national cadres in the presence of specialists, academics, administrators in the field of human resources as well as representatives from the public and private sectors.

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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) is the largest global group of professional service firms in the fields of Accounting , External Audit, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, Taxation, Educational Consultancy, Economic and Strategic Studies, Management Advisory Services, Professional and Technical Training, Technology Transfer Project Management, Real Estate Management, Investors and Business Advisory Services, Human Resources and Recruitment Services, E-Government, E-Commerce, E-Education, IT and Security Audit, Web Design, Professional Interpretation and Translation, Website Arabization, Domain Names Registration, ICT Strategic Planning, ERP Consulting Services, IT and Internet Skills Training and Examinations, Intellectual Property News Agency, IP Business and Asset Valuation and Branding Services, IP Registration and Protection, Intellectual Property Renewals, IPR Protection and Management, Legal Services, and Public Offering.

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