Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited employees of government and private organisations and stakeholders from the UAE and around the world, to take part in DEWA’s International Excellence Forum 2020. DEWA organises the forum virtually on Monday, 7 December 2020 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. This is part of DEWA’s strategy to promote excellence as a sustainable organisational culture. Held under the theme ‘Operational Excellence and Crisis Management – Post COVID-19 and lessons learnt,’ the forum discusses three main topics: Role of Business Agility, Business Continuity & Organisational Resilience in Disruptive Times and the New Norm; Water Efficiency & Water Network Management – Best Practices in Water Loss Reduction and Control; and Human Capital Management Before & After COVID-19. Those wishing to participate can register via DEWA’s website www.dewa.gov.ae
“The challenges that all sectors have witnessed as a result of the spread of Covid-19 have forced organisations to upgrade their work systems to be more flexible and agile to keep pace with the rapid developments. Hence the importance of this forum in sharing global knowledge acquired by utilities during the pandemic and disseminating best practices of sustainable excellence among all stakeholders. The forum also promotes a culture of excellence by focusing on practical solutions to emerging challenges, as well as best experiences and global practices in the field of excellence,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
DEWA’s International Excellence Forum will discuss three main topics. The first session, ‘Role of Business Agility, Business Continuity & Organisational Resilience in Disruptive Times and the New Norm,’ focuses on experiences of utilities in Saudi Arabia, North America, the Caribbean and South Korea in dealing with COVID-19 and other crises. The second session, ‘Water Efficiency & Water Network Management – Best Practices in Water Loss Reduction and Control,’ focuses on reduction and control water losses in a cost-efficient and sustainable manner. The third session, ‘Human Capital Management Before & After COVID-19,’ discusses the efforts of HR in achieving a balance between business continuity and human factors in light of the pandemic.
The list of speakers included: Carmine Marcello, CEO of Hetherington Kearney Group; Emanual Da Rosa, Vice President of EWPB; Bader Saeed Al-Shahrani, Excellence & Compliance Advisor at Saudi Aramco Power Systems; Rob Quail, Principal at Robert Quail Consulting; Dr. Jarrah Mahmood Al Zu’bi, Sr. Manager- Excellence DEWA; Bambos Charalambous, Director at Hydrocontrol; Stuart Hamilton, MD of Hydrotec; Roland Liemberger, Advisor at NRW Management Advisor; Lynn Doleman, Founder & MD of ROC Human Resources; Tanya Bateman, Head of HR & Business Partner at Kantar; and Thanj Kugananthan- Founder & Consultant at Visible HR Consultancy.
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority