Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

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Keynote Address:

Creating Impact: Innovation to What End

Mr. Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

The imperative for universities to innovate has never been more urgent- accelerated by the advent of generative AI and the need for graduates to have career-ready, durable skills. Yet, during the process, most higher education institutions revert to the latest technological platforms to address the innovative process in a piecemeal way, often forgetting the very purpose and mission of what higher education is for: nurturing better decision makers for a better world.

In this keynote, Ben will address how innovation should be foundational to ensure that universities remain mission-driven.