Professor Ghassan Al-Qaimari, Provost and CAO, has been invited to deliver the keynote speech at the 1st International Conference on Business and Technology Trends, which was held in the American College of Dubai on January 21st 2020, and he was also one of the panelists who participated in the discussions. Prof. Al-Qaimari spoke about the role of higher education institutions during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He discussed the need for higher education institutions to reinvent  themselves and give adequate opportunities to students to prepare them for future jobs in an era of disruptive innovations that significantly alter the way that consumers, industries, and businesses operate. Professor Al-Qaimari stated that disruptive technology is no longer the occasional exception, but the rule,and educators need to equip the young generation with necessary tools to face the challenges.