Urban Farming (Connected Food Ecosystem)

As the race to solve food security and water sustainability intensifies, Future Banking by Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic demonstrates the opportunity for UAE residents to become urban farmers. In line with the UAE’s aim to be the world’s leading hub in innovation-driven food security.

The exhibit will feature a hydroponic vertical farm powered by smart technology, with interactive screens alongside to provide visitors a hands-on experience of the complete value chain of urban farming. Aspiring urban farmers in the UAE can benefit from a designed for purpose marketplace embodying the principles of a Connected Food Ecosystem. The marketplace aids aspiring urban farmers to choose their farm set-up, apply for a trade license and set up their business,and sell their produce online. . The data-driven concept demonstrates how new farmers can monitor crop health and sell farm harvest to B2B clients through an online marketplace, thus creating opportunities for climate conscious residents to contribute to the UAE’s food security agenda and join the thriving SME sector.

Quantum Computing

Cybersecurity threats have exponentially compounded the risks of financial crime and fraud. With the advent of 5G and connected devices, as customer transactions increase, so will the challenge of managing data and and deriving real-time actionable insights. This is where the increasing computational power of Quantum Computing (QC) comes in.

This gamified educational concept is underlined by Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic's long-term advocacy of financial wellbeing and security. Visitors will take on the persona of the bank’s fraud prevention officer and learn how to spot real life fraudster attempts, using a Sherlock Holmes style method of solving scenarios. The concept will challenge visitors to match wits with the QC, man against machine, to detect and block fraudulent transactions from being processed, while balancing customer experience to prevent false negatives.

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