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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made significant strides in embracing cutting-edge technology, positioning itself as a global hub for innovation and investment. Among the various emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics stand out as areas of immense potential for the UAE.

Our speaker for this event, Mr. Tipusultan Guntagali, has worked with some of the leading-edge innovations throughout his career, notably on digital and mobility solutions, some of which have been nominated for awards at various international forums. He joined Emirates Airlines in 2013, where he is currently heading the Robotics and Future Technologies division in the Innovation space at Emirates Airlines.

Between 2018-2022, he was specially seconded to Expo 2020 as the director of digital activation in charge of innovation and digital activation projects across the site. Special projects of mention include working on the largest robotics project in the Middle East, deploying 152 robots of various kinds at Expo 2020, AI systems, and Visitor experience (VR) solutions. He was involved in the creation of the famous yellow mascot robot, Opti, and was fondly called “Abu Opti”. This implementation won him the award for the best use of robots and AI in the social space at the “World AI Summit 2023.

He mentors various startups on technology, product, and go-to-market strategies as a pro bono consultant. Recently, he has been awarded the coveted UAE golden visa in recognition of his services to the UAE and Expo 2020 Dubai.

In this event, you will get an introduction to how social robots played a key role at Expo 2020. The topic will also cover the types of robots and their relevance in the current context, the use of robotics across different areas of business and how Roboverse, Metaverse, and AI will converge.


October 7, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


KEL Dubai Member Event
India Social Club
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai Chapter