Lastly, to sum it all up Dr Eesa Bastaki took over the stage. Dr. Eesa Bastaki is the President of the University of Dubai and former CEO of the ICT Fund. He is the recipient of UAE’s highest award “The Emirates Awards for Science, Arts and Literature” in sciences in 2009. He is also the recipient Sheikh Rashid’s Award for Scientific Excellence. In 2014, he received the Middle East “ICT and Knowledge Development CEO Excellence Award”.
His speech began with thought provoking quotes by Sheikh Zayed, which states , “wealth is not money, people are money”. He very cleverly brought about the fact on why Sheikh Muhammad wants Dubai to be number 1.
According to him the recipe for success are leadership and innovation. He shared a number of quotes by Abdul Kalam, John F Kennedy and Warren Bennis . A leader should not only have a vision, but should know how to reach that vision. He talked about every innovation Dubai has in mind for the next few years. His innovative ideas had everyone mystified.
The Innaugration ceremony was completed by honoring the speakers with mementos.