“Sheikh Hamdan’s hologram speech wows WGS audience”
-The Khaleej Times
We had the honour of working with the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at this year’s World Government Summit that took place in Dubai from February 10th to the 12th, 2019. Sheikh Hamdan appeared as a hologram during his session on February 11th, 2019 titled ‘The 7 Shifts Shaping Future Cities.‘
His talk focused on the seven major transformations that will take place in the cities of the world and while addressing the audience, Sheikh Hamdan said “cities are the foundation of the future. They are the cradle of ideas and a source of capital. Countries are nothing but a bundle of cities.” He added, “the future is intimately related to the city of Dubai. Many of the world cities look at Dubai being a city of the future. But the future is not just about technology, it is about the potential of the human being, innovative ideas and tolerance.”
To support his speech, Sheikh Hamdan presented a dynamic series of visual aids, imagery and video, created by London based Four:55 studios, to accompany his hologram and reinforce that we need to utilize the power of innovation & creativity to help set the path forward for cities in the future.
He went on to say that Dubai continues to be a model for future cities, much in credit to his father, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has built a metropolis that continues to be more advanced than other countries.
By utilizing ARHT Media’s Holographic Telepresence technology combined with the dynamic visual content, displayed on massive video walls on each side of our holographic display, Sheikh Hamdan was able to add a whole new immersive dynamic to his message. Bringing a sense of the future to the audience at the summit in beautiful 4K visual quality. The event staging and setup was made possible in partnership with Dubai based GAME Commercial Photography Production LLC and SNAP Live Theatrical Show Production LLC.
ARHT Media’s hologram technology offers a unique way to communicate with your audience. By delivering lifelike holograms that bring a sense of presence and make it feel as though the speaker is actually in the room with you even when they are not physically. Combined with rich 3D content and visuals, we can deliver dynamic holographic experiences that are like no other.
This year’s annual gathering of the World Government Summit, brought together over 4000 participants including world leaders, international organizations, thinks and experts from over 150 countries. The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments, focusing on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.
Watch Sheikh Hamdan’s Full Speech
Media Coverage From The Event
- Khaleej Times: Sheikh Hamdan’s hologram speech wows WGS audience
- Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia: Sheikh Hamdan Just Gave A Speech As A Hologram
- Esquire Middle East: Sheikh Hamdan’s hologram just gave a speech at World Government Summit
- The National: Sheikh Hamdan: Cutting commuting times will bring happiness and wealth
- Gulf News: Shaikh Hamdan uses a hologram to make his point
- Arabian Business: Future cities will become ‘food baskets’, says Dubai Crown Prince
- Gulf Business: Sheikh Hamdan: Our goal is to make Dubai ’10 years ahead of world cities’
- Financial Post: WGS 2019: Urban Areas Can Become World’s Food Basket, Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Says
- Dubai Media Office: Hamdan bin Mohammed sets the seven shifts shaping future cities
- Arabian Industry: Crown Prince of Dubai gives holographic address at the seventh World Government Summit
The Buzz On Social Media
Today, I utilised hologram technology to address the audience at the #WorldGovSummit on the topic of ‘7 Shifts Shaping Future Cities’. Anticipating future shifts & challenges, we need to harness the power of innovation & creativity to set standards for smart cities. pic.twitter.com/3aPVAZSCkx
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) February 11, 2019
— Balquees Basalom (@balquees94) February 11, 2019
— UAE News (@UAENews) February 11, 2019
— WAM News / English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) February 11, 2019
— Nick Webster (@NickWebster75) February 11, 2019