Fadi	Salem

Fadi Salem

Director, Research and Advisory, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Fadi Salem is the Director of Research and Advisory at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government). He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Innovation and Future Government Group in the School. Earlier, he was a Research Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); and a Fellow with the I+I Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), National University of Singapore. He is currently a PhD in Public Policy candidate at the University of Oxford and a graduate of the London School of Economics. Fadi’s areas of expertise extends to innovation policies, smart cities development; policy implications of Artificial Intelligence, the 4th Industrial Revolution, IoT, big data and open government data. Additionally he has extensive policy and scholarly publications on digital governance, social media and public engagement, ‘future of government’ applications, and the impact of digital transformations in the Arab region, including the widely cited Arab Social Media Report series and the Arab World Online series. Fadi has over fifteen years of multidisciplinary working experience in the public sector, media organization and policy research fields, including projects with the OECD, UN, WEF and the World Bank. Prior to joining the School, he worked in The Executive Office in Dubai, advising senior government leaders on technology policy and digital economy. He also previously worked as an editor of two pan-Arab periodicals.