DFM will also organize workshops in order to promote innovation and creative thinking amongst its employees. Moreover, the DFM trading floor will host a smart services stand in order to educate market participants about the leading services developed as part of the Smart Borse strategy. The Innovation Week program will also include a number of workshops and brain storming session in cooperation with leading financial institutions in the UAE and beyond such as National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Citibank, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank as well as leading experts in the field of innovation.
Commenting on this, His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM, said; “DFM is at the forefront of the most innovative and smart service providers amongst financial markets and our efforts further strengthen the position of Dubai and the UAE as a top provider of smart and innovative solutions globally. For this purpose, DFM has launched numerous services and products that saved the time and effort of investors, listed companies, brokerage firms and many other participants. Our innovative solutions include; the eIPO platform, the iVESTOR Card for cash dividend distribution, and smart phone applications. DFM has been steadfastly devoted to innovation and provision of its services through smart solutions in line with the vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. In addition, our efforts are in line with the National Innovation Strategy that aims to place the UAE among the most innovative nations in the world. In fact, the DFM has been reaping the fruit of its Smart Borse strategy and the utilization of the most advanced technologies, which delivered numerous innovative solutions that have been widely welcomed by various market participants.”
It is noteworthy that DFM has successfully participated in the inaugural round of Innovation Week in 2015, as the exchange received 60 feasible suggestions and many of them have been implemented over the past few months. The exchange will launch some of these new projects during Innovation Week 2016 such as the creative lab and the DFM services directory.
Agenda of DFM’s participation in Innovation Week:
DFM will organize a diversified series of activities during Innovation Week in order to reinforce the innovation culture amongst its employees and explore ways to develop innovative solutions. The activities include:
1- Robot workshop in cooperation with Robotex, Sunday, 20 November
2- Employees brainstorming session, Monday, 21 November
3- Lecture on positive energy and innovation by Khalid Al Ameri, Motivational Speaker & Workshop Leader, Tuesday, 22 November
4- Award distribution for Suggestion program , Wednesday, 23 November
5- Workshop about best practices in financial services in cooperation with National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Citibank, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank, Thursday, 24 November