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Smart Dubai Office sponsored the participation of Emirates Digital Association for Women at the Grace Hopper Conference 2017, held annually in Orlando, USA, to highlight the potential of women in computing, technology and artificial intelligence.

The Smart Dubai Office sponsorship is part of its continued efforts to highlight the achievements of Emirati women, especially in international forums, in addition to the Office's efforts to empower Emirati women and provide all support needed to develop their skills in the latest tech innovations globally.

"The continued progress and development by the UAE women at local and international levels is the result of the continuous support and guidance of our wise leadership, which aims to raise the status of women in society," said Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office.

HE Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment, commended the efforts of Smart Dubai to empower Emirati women in the field of information technology by sponsoring the participation of Emirates Digital Association for Women at the Grace Hopper Conference 2017.

Shamaa Almigini from the Emirates Digital Association for Women said: "The Emirates Digital Association for Women seeks to support women by organizing and providing innovative and diverse programs to build the capacity of its members in the field of information systems and technology. I am an engineering student from Khalifa University and I participated in this program with five of the Association's distinguished members to represent UAE at this conference and benefit from the workshops, panel discussions and exhibitions that introduce the latest in technology and information systems."

The Grace Hopper Conference focuses on information technology, computing, entrepreneurship and women's role in emerging technology projects and technology investment, as well as highlighting their engagement in computer science, industry and the higher education sector.

The conference will host distinguished scientists and researchers from all over the world. There will be special sessions where distinguished women will speak, as well as a series of workshops, seminars, introductory lectures and other activities related to technology and the latest findings of modern science.

The Grace Hopper conference is the world's largest annual technical gathering for women and one of the most important conferences dealing with women and their experience in the field of computer and information technology since 1994. The conference hosts a large number of women leaders in computing and information technology from all the world to discuss the latest scientific findings and to provide advice to women in the fields of computers.