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Emirates to Tackle AI, Blockchain in New Initiative

Emirates partners with Dubai Future Accelerators

Emirates and Dubai Future Accelerators an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation have launched the sixth cohort of the Accelerators programme with an opening ceremony to welcome the seven participant teams at Emirates Towers.

The three challenges defined by Emirates for the foundation to tackle are:

  • Using the latest technologies in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, build a platform that will redefine business-to-business purchasing and procurement for the airline
  • Create an integrated platform to support a seamless pre-airport arrival experience for customers travelling on Emirates
  • Develop an online system that consolidates all the different processes and steps involved in a cabin crew duty travel

The opening event was attended by Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Khalfan Belhoul, CEO, Dubai Future Foundation, along with senior representatives from both organisations.

The Dubai Future Accelerators programme brings together innovative tech start-ups from around the world to collaborate with government and corporate entities in Dubai to develop solutions around specific challenges outlined by the host entities.

For the first time in Dubai Future Accelerators programme, Emirates will have a dedicated cohort of seven teams working exclusively to address the challenges put forth by the airline.

Representative of Emirates and the DFF
Representative of Emirates and the DFF

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer said: “Emirates is delighted to welcome the participants of the sixth cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

“We joined the Dubai Future Accelerators initiative in 2017 as it offered great opportunities to present some of our challenges to be solved by innovators from around the world, supporting our work to transform the customer journey into a better experience and support a more efficient day-to-day dynamic operation.

“We look forward to a fruitful nine weeks of working together and we hope that the interactions will result in a number of innovative proposals and deliverables in addressing the specific challenges we have outlined during the Dubai Future Accelerators.”

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