Leading Future Tech

The Leading Future Tech Program helps executives analyze global technology trends and how they affect industry & sector development.

Delivered in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation at the Dubai Future Academy, this program offers participants insight into a wide range of emerging trends from artificial intelligence and robotics to synthetic biology, supporting executives to develop their own strategy and leadership in response to the latest technological developments.

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Build your leadership capacity to address global future trends in key sectors such as renewable energy, water, transportation, education, health, technology, and space.

Key Takeaways

Develop Your Leadership Capabilities

Learn to Lead Change in Your Organization

  • Seek inspiration broadly: tease out new insights from weak signals, chance encounters and diverse fields, to unearth opportunity
  • Master ambiguity: work through contradicting signals, lack of clarity and multiple perspectives
  • Take a contrarian stance: purposefully challenge existing norms and conventional boundaries to provide an original point of view
  • Think big and beautiful: envisioning compelling and tangible solutions to users needs that create a better world
  • Develop creative solutions: build ideas that surprise with their elegance, simplicity and effectiveness
  • Optimize for shared value: improve the planet or bettering peoples’ lives with sustainable economic returns

Build your tech know-how

Understand and Experience New Technologies

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Through the program, you will understand the current status and future roadmaps technologies like:

  • Robotics and Machine Intelligence
  • Internet of Things & Connected Worlds
  • Smart contracts & Blockchain
  • Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Synthetic Biology

What you'll take away

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Join

This four-day intensive program is designed for leaders with a passion for innovation and the drive to lead and shape groundbreaking innovation within their organization, whether in the government or private sector.

This program is ideal for Senior Managers, Department Heads, Executive Directors, and CEOs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Open to public and private sector
  • Bachelor degree
  • Minimum 5+ years work experience


This program will not be running in 2019. In the meantime, optimize innovation in your organization with our pop-up innovation bootcamp!

Learn More

Get in touch with THNK Partner Mark Vernooij with questions or to learn more about the program

Meet Program Faculty Michell Zappa

Sneak Peak

Meet technology futurist and program faculty Michell Zappa.


Often, technology can be overwhelming. Michell works with students to make sense of the future, using a technological perspective.


How would you lead your organization if you had a rich understanding of what tech will be available around the corner and deep into the future?