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Innovation Managers Forum hosted by DEWA
September 14th 2017, Dubai

HYPE Forum for Innovation Managers

HYPE's Regional Innovation  Forums are designed for practitioners working in the field of innovation management. The Forums are hosted by HYPE clients at locations across the globe, with the aim of bringing together fellow professionals, to share their successes, setbacks, and learnings.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 people, to ensure the discussion is focused, and everybody has a chance to collaborate fully.

You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and with new connections to fellow professionals.




Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority - DEWA

Fadi Hindi from DEWA

Fadi Hindi

Chief Innovation Officer at DEWA 

Anand Budhan from Al-Futtaim

Anand Budhan

Business Analyst - Performance Improvement at Al-Futtaim

Asad Zaidi

Asad Zaidi

Director of Procurement & Performance Improvement at Al Futtaim

Shafnas Siddiq from GASCO

Shafnas Siddiq

Senior Analyst - Strategy & Excellence  at GASCO

Nils Müller

Nils Müller

CEO & Founder

Khattab Al-Ali

Khattab Al-Ali

Director Professional Services Middle East at Hype Innovation

Dietmar Breyer

Dietmar Breyer

VP Alliances at Hype Innovation


08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 08:45 Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWAWelcome
08:45 - 09:15 HYPE InnovationIntroduction and Agenda
09:15 - 10:00 Fadi Hindi, DEWAPresentation of DEWA's innovation program
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 Anand Budhan & Asad Zaidi, Al-FuttaimThe Ignite program: sponsor's perspective and innovation manager journey
11:15 - 12:00 Shafnas Siddiq, GASCOIdeas Oasis - the Road Ahead
12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break - Prayer break
12:30 - 13:15 Nils Müller, TRENDONEFrom Trends to Innovation: empower your innovation process
13:15 - 13:30 Wrap-up
13:30 - 14:00 Sustainable energy guided tour
14:00 Lunch

Companies that hosted  previous forums




Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn about blue prints for success from experienced innovators


Share your experience with others


An intimate setting for honest discussion


Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals


Develop yourself as an expert in your field


It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy


Free swag, drinks and food at a fabulous location .


DEWA is going to host us in DEWA Sustainable Building Office  Al Quoz in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

There are many hotels around, check out Booking.com for some inspiration.

DEWA's sustainable building in Dubai

DEWA Sustainable Building Office  Al Quoz

6th Street, Al Quoz – Dubai


Fill in the form below to register for the Regional Innovation Managers Forum in Dubai, with DEWA, on the 14th of September.
You will receive an email from us shortly after submitting your form.

Registration will be closed when we will have reached the maximum number of participants - First come, first served.


"The event was sensational and above all very inspiring"
"Very professional - chapeau! "Family Gathering" describes it very well."
"There was a lot of room for personal exchange, but is was not too dominant! That's a good mix."
'Good to have academic insight. Inspiring new information. Challenges and how to work with that. Definitly very experienced".  On the keynote of John Bessant.
"Thank you! Loved the event! Great food!"
"Exellent - Not only to network on a business level but also as an information exhange regarding the HYPE Platform."