Join the #UberOnDXB Conversation

The Event

On April 22nd, Uber, together with the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC and the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network of the UAE, bring together Sultan Al Qassemi in conversation with David Plouffe, Uber SVP widely known as the ‘architect’ of one of President Obama’s campaigns, on creating the right eco-system for technology and innovation to thrive.


The conversation will be streamed live on our YouTube channel, and later available to watch here on our blog. Follow us on Twitter @Uber_Dubai and join the conversation using the hashtag #UberOnDXB.

David Plouffe

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 3.23.14 PMAfter serving as the campaign manager in the 2008 presidential election, Plouffe was an outside advisor to the President since his first day in office. He served inside the White House as Senior Advisor to the President from 2011-2013.

Plouffe has managed campaigns at all levels of politics, served as an award-winning producer of television advertisements, served as a consultant to leading Fortune 500 companies and has been a ubiquitous presence on national news shows.

In September 2014, Plouffe joined Uber as Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy.

Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al QassemiSultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a columnist and Twitter commentator on Arab affairs. His columns on the Middle East have appeared in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy and Open Democracy. Rising in prominence during the Arab Spring, Sultan’s tweets became a major news source, rivalling the major news networks at the time, until Time magazine listed him in the ‘140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011’.

Sultan is an MIT Media Labs Director’s Fellow. In 2014, Arabian Business placed Sultan in its list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs under the Thinkers category.



Join the conversation! Watch LIVE on our YouTube channel, follow us on Twitter @Uber_Dubai and use the hashtag #UberOnDXB!
Featured articles

Uber for Business now makes it easy to give your customers a ride

We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.

UberEATS: Using technology to build a reliable food delivery experience

A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–

Let’s take care of each other

This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.