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Talent from Qatar takes center stage during the Innovation by Design Summit – Doha News

Big names attending the event include Snoonu CEO Hamad Al Hajri, esteemed singer-songwriter and composer Dana Alfardan, and entrepreneur and comedian Hamad Al Amari – among many others.

‘Can design save the world?’ is the question of the hour for the upcoming Innovation by Design Summit (IDS).

Nestled in the heart of downtown Doha, the Doha Design District will transform into a forum for topical panel discussions, innovative installations and breakout sessions for the Qatari creative community to unravel the crucial role design plays in shaping society around us.

Led by the Fast Company Middle East, the IDS will bring together the world’s leading artists, architects, business leaders, government officials, educators and sustainability and technology experts in the capital of Qatar.

Notable Qatari speakers on the event’s program include Abdulrahman Al Muftah, a designer, and Hamad Mubarak Al Hajri, founder and CEO of Snoonu.

Alongside Miguel Viana, the CEO and co-founder of UnlockBrands and Sharifah Alhinai, the co-founder of the Khaleeji Art Museum, Al Muftah and Al Hajri will explore the potential of local design that resonates with a wider audience during the ‘Can the Middle Eastern design language become global?’ panel.

Meanwhile, Nayef Al Ibrahim, the founder and CEO of Ibtechar, and Mohammed Al Qassabi, the head of the Robotics and AI Department of the Qatar Scientific Club, will discuss the precarious nature of the advancement of technology and its impact on creativity during the ‘ Stimulates Does technology suppress creativity or does it suppress it?’ discussion.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency, Al Ibrahim gave a preview of his thoughts on the subject.

“As we navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of design and innovation, it is critical to recognize the potential of technology as a tool for empowerment. By harnessing the power of AI and other emerging technologies, we can push the boundaries of creativity and develop solutions that address the challenges of our time,” he said.

‘Design can change the world’

The list of dynamic speakers that will be on display at the IDS is immense.

Qatari entrepreneur and comedian Hamad Al Amari will join fellow entrepreneurs and content creators, namely Aya Ibrahim, Farah El Kordy and Yasser Ahmed, to discuss the global creative economy and how countries can positively contribute to the growth of this ecosystem .

QNA also reported on Saturday that IDS visitors will also be treated to lectures by Shaika Al-Nassr, the director of the Museum of Islamic Art, Fahad Al Turky, the manager of exhibitions and programs at Msheireb Museums and Dana Alfardan, the esteemed national leader. composer and singer-songwriter.

International keynote speakers include Nasser Abulhassan, the director and co-founder of AGi Architects, Arthur Huang, the founder of MINIWIZ, Charu Kokate, a senior partner at Safdie Architects – and many more.

According to Hafiz Ali Abdullah, Senior Director Corporate Communications of Msheireb Properties, the IBS will not only inspire the creative community in Qatar, but also pave the way for solutions needed for our planet.

“Design has the power to change the world. By bringing together brilliant minds from Qatar and around the world, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of designers and innovators to create solutions that have a positive impact on our communities and the planet,” he said.