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M12 Innovation Summit brings together startups, government officials, and decisions makers

M12, Microsoft Corp.’s venture fund, held their “M12 Innovation Summit: Leveraging Data and AI”, at Dubai Future Foundation’s Area 2071 in a demonstration of the company’s steadfast commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and economic growth in the UAE.

The two days summit brought together customers and decision-makers from across the region and connected them with global startups that are prepping up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation said: “Strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading global companies such as Microsoft is a testament to the Foundation’s efforts in attracting global talents and practices that create an environment which encourages and welcomes innovation and creative thinkers to further position Dubai as a hub for innovation and a testbed for emerging technologies”

Sayed Hashish, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf expressed excitement on hosting the M12 Innovation Summit in the UAE. He states that Microsoft has long been a key player in promoting and supporting startup and SME success and growth in the region. “Our aspiration is to connect our leading global customers with some of the brightest stars in our global startup ecosystem. Their track-record of working with some of the world’s biggest brands, as well as local and national government entities, speaks for itself. These innovators come to you with the raw power of the intelligent Microsoft Cloud behind them – the power to engage citizens and customers, empower public servants and employees, optimize operations and reinvent products, services, and business models,” he said.
During the Summit, M12 has selected startups they’ve invested in, or ones that have participated in the Microsoft ScaleUp program. Some of these startups include agolo, AIRMAP, Consensys, Contrast Security, docswallet, KrypC, Talview, Witty Parrot and InCorta.
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