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Keynote Address: Skyline University College Alumni Business Meet

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Keynote Address: Skyline University College Alumni Business Meet

  1. 1. Alumni Business Meet 27 - May - 2014 Keynote: Professor Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri Director General, Emirates Identity Authority United Arab Emirates
  2. 2. Unquestionably heartening to see “the connection” that the University is enjoying with the Alumni.
  3. 3. Inspiration: comes from words written over blurry images! True inspiration, is not always clearly worded or identifiable..
  4. 4. Our imagination and the resulting actions that inspire are what counts
  5. 5. Of a world population of 7 billion+: 1 in every 5 has a personal computer… & now 1 in every 4 has a smart phone!
  6. 6. Interestingly, number of phones in use today is nearly (5 billion); 1.5 times the number of toothbrushes used today (3.5 billion)!
  7. 7. Internet evolution caused a revolution! It has simply reshaped humankind
  8. 8. Internet is now a resource of knowledge ..
  9. 9. Internet as a platform created a vast content repository and enabled universal access It is a platform where we can get together on.. and develop this world together ..
  10. 10. Are we as humans doing enough? We, as individuals, have our own responsibilities to discharge. Once we realise this, the question would then become, whether we do this consciously? Or we do it diligently?
  11. 11. Are we aware of our existential responsibilities? Each one of us is here on Earth with a purpose. Each one of us is here for a reason.
  12. 12. “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive it isn’t” Richard Bach American Writer Our purpose is more than achieving mere organizational goals. Our purpose is to benefit our people, our nation, and our faith! And make this world a better and sustainable place!
  13. 13. Be prepared to faces challenges of life! We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges .. Pressures of life typically crumple us; weigh us down; restricts us, but such pressures make us the humans that we are.
  14. 14. A diamond is merely a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well! Remember this: Would you like to be a diamond or remain a piece of charcoal?
  15. 15. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Theodor Seuss (1904 –1991) American writer, poet, and cartoonist
  16. 16. We decide who we become! It is always us! Let us write our own future (It is not going to be easy though!)
  17. 17. Leo Burnett “When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either” (1891 –1971) An advertising executive and was considered to be among the most 'creative' men in the advertising business Let us make this world a better place for everybody..
  18. 18. Read our recent research : Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri Director General Emirates Identity Authority United Arab Emirates ali.alkhouri@emiratesid.ae www.emiratesid.ae @DrAliAlKhouri

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