The Metaverse: Policy Implications For A New Digital Frontier

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The Metaverse: Policy Implications For A New Digital Frontier

October 31, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


As CEO of The Metaverse Institute, I’m honoured to join Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) and Whiteshield on:

💻 “The Metaverse: Policy Implications For A New Digital Frontier” with
🔹 Ahmad Bhinder, Policy Innovation Director, DCO

Ahmad Bhinder is a seasoned public policy professional currently serving as the Policy Innovation Director at the DCO. In this pivotal role, he spearheads digital policy initiatives fostering cooperation among DCO Member States. With profound expertise in policy and regulation, he helps to shape the DCO’s policy agenda, contributing significantly to the organization’s mission of promoting Digital Prosperity for All. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Leeds, UK, with a Master’s degree in Telecommunications. He previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. With over 18 years of experience in ICT policy and regulation working for the governments, corporates and international organizations, he has been formulating and influencing innovative policies that drive connectivity and boost the growth of the digital economy.

🔹 Philippe Nahhas, Partner, Whiteshield

Philippe Nahas is a highly experienced Digital Transformation Technologist and Management Consultant, boasting an extensive career spanning over 20 years in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. His wealth of expertise encompasses Digital and Business Transformation, IT and Technology Strategy, Telecommunications and Applications, Business Analysis, IT Processes, and Greenfield telecoms launch, as well as Brand and operation re-launch.

He drove policy changes in the UAE, particularly related to international telecommunications, smart cities, government services, and data management. His notable achievements also include the comprehensive revamp of the service portfolio for the Abu Dhabi government, enhancing their operational efficiency and service quality. Philippe holds executive education certificates from Harvard University and MIT, and a B.Eng. degree in Computer and Communications from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

🔹 Thomas Flynn, Partner, Whiteshield

Tom is leading Whiteshield with in depth experience in economic public policy, public sector transformation, human capital development, labour policies, investment policy and private sector development.

Over the past few years, Tom led with Whiteshield major policy transformation projects leading to enacted employment policies and positive impact in the job market. He also led complex human capital and labour models to assess impact of policies and organisation change in leading public authorities.

He is a recognised expert in his field having worked with many governments on institutional reforms, laws and regulations, and policies to better attract investment and help create jobs. He has published studies on entrepreneurship support, youth employment including Central Bank financing mechanisms to support startups. Tom is also also an expert in econometric modelling and policy impact evaluations. He leads within Whiteshield the econometric trainings programs.

Prior to joining Whiteshield Tom worked with the OECD advising governments on their economic reforms including the governments of Jordan and Iraq. He is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also fluent in Arabic.

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✅ A global multilateral organization that aims to enable digital prosperity for all by accelerating the inclusive growth of the digital economy.
✅ Founded in 2020 with 15 member states, account for 0.5 billion people.
✅ The DCO brings together governments, the private sector, international organizations, NGOs, and civil society together on digital inclusion.
✅Secretary General Deemah AlYahya was previsouly leading Saudi Arabia’s National Digital Transformation Unit,Chief Innovation Evangelist at Microsoft.


✅A public policy & strategy advisory firm which advise Fortune 500, governments and international organisations on their strategic priorities, options and delivery requirements with senior leadership team including
⭐ Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO (2009–2017)
⭐ Paweł Wojciechowski Former Minister of Finance of Poland, Former Ambassador to the OECD
⭐ Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Laureate in Economics
⭐ Patricia R. Francis CD Head of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016)

📚 Metaverse Whitepaper:
🎊 Congratulations to DCO and Whiteshield for producing such great whitepaper on metaverse. You can download it here

🔗 Register here

✴ Topics Covering:
✓ A complete understanding of the metaverse and its policy implications.
✓ The innovative approaches and technologies that shape the metaverse.
✓ How the metaverse is revolutionizing diverse sectors, from medicine to education and beyond.
✓ Real-life examples and case studies demonstrating the transformative applications of the metaverse.
✓ The practical ways that individuals and businesses can adapt and thrive in the metaverse.


October 31, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO)