13 episodes

When will electric vehicles become more mainstream? How will high-tech precision farming change the way we eat? Why can’t we stop hearing about the metaverse?

Welcome to the Future Forward podcast, an unusual tech dialogue which sheds light on all sorts of amazing technology developments around the world, and why they should matter to you. Brought to you by Masdar City, and hosted by Steve Severance, Head of Program Management and Marketing, and co-host comedian Ali Al Sayed, this quirky podcast asks the questions you want answered on a range of topics including 5G, electric vehicles, agri-tech, AI, and the famed Metaverse. Featuring a line-up of exciting experts and changemakers as guests, join us in our 6 episode series to explore the advancements leading us into the future.

Future Forward: An Unusual Tech Dialogue Masdar City

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When will electric vehicles become more mainstream? How will high-tech precision farming change the way we eat? Why can’t we stop hearing about the metaverse?

Welcome to the Future Forward podcast, an unusual tech dialogue which sheds light on all sorts of amazing technology developments around the world, and why they should matter to you. Brought to you by Masdar City, and hosted by Steve Severance, Head of Program Management and Marketing, and co-host comedian Ali Al Sayed, this quirky podcast asks the questions you want answered on a range of topics including 5G, electric vehicles, agri-tech, AI, and the famed Metaverse. Featuring a line-up of exciting experts and changemakers as guests, join us in our 6 episode series to explore the advancements leading us into the future.

    Building Bridges to the Future: London’s sustainable Tech Innovation

    Building Bridges to the Future: London’s sustainable Tech Innovation

    Explore London's journey to a sustainable future in the final episode of our second season. Delve into the city's green spaces, energy-efficient housing, and technological advancements driving transformation. Learn from Juliet Davenport, a prominent figure in the sustainable energy sector, as she discusses programming languages for energy, eco-friendly innovation hubs, and the role of SMEs. Don't miss the insights about diversity, innovation, and community in shaping a greener London.
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    • 30 min
    Creating a Start-Up Paradise: The Abu Dhabi Story

    Creating a Start-Up Paradise: The Abu Dhabi Story

    In this episode of Future Forward, we’re staying in Abu Dhabi, a leading city in sustainability and innovation. Dive into the thriving tech scene and discover how Abu Dhabi's ecosystem nurtures startups and drives technological advancements. Our guest, Ahmed Ali Alwan, Deputy CEO of Hub71, provides valuable insights into the city's role in shaping a sustainable future. Uncover the diverse initiatives, partnerships, and opportunities that establish Abu Dhabi as a global innovation hub. Tune in to this captivating episode where we delve into the intersection of sustainability, technology, and Abu Dhabi's vision for a brighter tomorrow.
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    • 29 min
    Harnessing digital twins: Singapore's journey towards sustainable innovation

    Harnessing digital twins: Singapore's journey towards sustainable innovation

    Singapore has become one of the world's strongest economies and is the number one smart city in Asia, but do you know the work that’s been done to get it there? In this latest episode we learn about Singapore’s commitment to green spaces, developing affordable housing for all and its relentless pursuit of technology to continue to transform. Our guest for this episode is Linh Le, the principal program manager at Amazon Web Services. Listen as he also explains all about how Singapore is the only country in the world to create a digital twin of its entire nation!
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    • 30 min
    Investing in Innovation: A Look at Jerusalem's Tech Growth

    Investing in Innovation: A Look at Jerusalem's Tech Growth

    Were you aware that Jerusalem is one of the world’s leading tech cities? Setting the scene for global development and discovery in the food production and medical space, learn all about the incredible work being done to change the way we look at the world and use it’s resources from Jonathan Medved - Founder and CEO of OurCrowd.
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    • 25 min
    Explore Stockholm, the first European Green Capital

    Explore Stockholm, the first European Green Capital

    Discover the secrets behind Stockholm's journey to become a fossil-free city by 2040 with Anna König Jerlmyr, former Stockholm mayor, president of EUROCITIES and member of C40 Climate Group. From real-time data to green energy in public transport, hear how the city is using sustainable practices to improve citizens' day-to-day lives.
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    • 30 min
    The Metaverse: Meet Zero, the first Virtual Influencer from Atlanta

    The Metaverse: Meet Zero, the first Virtual Influencer from Atlanta

    What do a Metaverse-based virtual influencer and his creator from Atlanta think about the future of virtual reality? And how has Atlanta shaped the world’s approach to technology and sustainability? To find out, join us in the first episode of Future Forward season two, where we’ll delve into the world of the metaverse, discover Atlanta’s approach to green tech, and ask all the questions you’re eager to know about a virtual influencer!
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    • 32 min

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