GITEX Technology Week

About GITEX Technology Week

For 38 YEARS, the most renowned names in technology have come alive at GITEX Technology Week. 1 week showcasing the global technology and innovations that are converging sectors and industries 365 days a year.

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Speakers

Mazen Abdullah Melib...
Artificial Intelligence Lead, MISK Foundation
Zhexuan Song
Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei
Giles Babinet
Vice President, National Digital Council & Digital...
Neal Cross
Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank - Singapore
Phil Davis
President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer , H...
Ian Evans
Managing Director EMEA, OneTrust
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Rimas Kapeskas
Managing Director Strategic Enterprise Fund, UPS -...
Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist, Google - USA
Jonathan Lacoste
President, Jebbit - USA
Brian McBride
Chairman, ASOS - UK
Wanli Min
Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba Grou...
Paul Misener
VP of Global Innovation Policy, Amazon - USA

Agenda

14:00 - 14:05
Gitex Keynotes
Welcome Address from Chairman

14:05 - 14:35
Gitex Keynotes
Opening Keynote Address

14:30 - 16:30
Tech Talks
Opening Session

14:35 - 15:05
Gitex Keynotes
Keynote Panel: AI and decision making – how AI is transforming decision making in major sectors
Ali Dalloul
Cassie Kozyrkov
Igor Perisic
Jonathan Woetzel
Wanli Min

15:05 - 15:25
Gitex Keynotes
Session Reserved for Accenture
Mike Sutcliff

15:25 - 15:50
Gitex Keynotes
Alibaba’s digital transformation journey
Wanli Min

15:50 - 16:10
Gitex Keynotes
Accelerating value for our Digital Lives
In a world where everything computes, technology is the intrinsic enabler to advance the way people live and work. HPE and partners are accelerating the realization of objectives of your Digital Trans ...
Phil Davis

16:10 - 16:30
Gitex Keynotes
Huawei’s innovation to build an intelligent world
Huawei’s AI solutions and applications in digital transformation
Zhexuan Song

16:30 - 16:55
Gitex Keynotes
Innovation at Amazon
As Amazon has grown from a startup to today, it has maintained its core principles and ability to innovate and, relatedly, its willingness to experiment and to fail. An Amazon VP for over 18 years, P ...
Paul Misener

16:30 - 18:00
Tech Talks
Mining Big Data: Changing Industries with their Own Insight

16:55 - 17:00
Gitex Keynotes
Closing remarks by Chairperson

17:00 - 17:00
Gitex Keynotes
End of GITEX Keynote Day

09:00 - 09:05
Huawei Innovation Day
Welcome Speech - 5G Ecosystem Conference

09:05 - 09:20
Huawei Innovation Day
5G is Now, from eMBB to Digital Society

09:20 - 09:40
Huawei Innovation Day
Accelerate 5G Development through Industrial Policies

09:40 - 10:25
Huawei Innovation Day
Global 5G Use Cases Sharing Session

10:25 - 10:50
Huawei Innovation Day
Release of the ME 5G Whitepaper and Top Use Cases

10:50 - 11:00
Huawei Innovation Day
Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40
Huawei Innovation Day
Promoting the growth of 5G Industry and Ecosystem in ME

11:00 - 11:20
X Labs
The Ultimate Blockchain Ecosystem for Blockchain Mass Adoption

11:00 - 11:05
Smart Cities
Welcome Address from Chairman
Samuel Burke

11:00 - 11:05
Retail
Welcome Address from Chairperson
Ian Khan

11:05 - 11:30
Smart Cities
Keynote address - Smart Dubai: Inspiring New Realities
Dubai’s strategy to build world's most advanced AI ecosystem
Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

11:05 - 11:35
Retail
On stage interview: Innovation in e-retail
Ian Khan
Paul Misener

11:30 - 11:55
Smart Cities
Case Study: Digitalisation in Catalonia
Discussing the digital policies in Catalonia and highlighting how the creation of a digital ecosystem is promoting urban innovation in cities and advancement of innovative solutions in the industry.
Jordi Puigneró

11:35 - 12:00
Retail
Making your brand relevant for customers
From starting to test to fully exploiting the latest technology how can any business ensure that they are making the right decisions for their unique customers? From initial customer segmentation thro ...
Gareth Rees-John

11:40 - 12:00
Huawei Innovation Day
MoU signing and Presentation of Partnership Certificates

11:55 - 12:20
Smart Cities
Case study: City brain: Developing a neural network across your city
More and more cities are now creating a cloud-based system where information about a city, and as a result everyone in it, is stored and used to control the city.
Wanli Min

12:00 - 14:30
Tech Talks
Automation: The Impact of Robotics
Jean Luc Scherer

12:00 - 12:45
Retail
How to transform your CX at 7 critical points in the lifecycle; research findings and best practices from Shiseido
Learn why today’s CX, personalization and personas are not effective, and yet, in spite of privacy concerns, customers are willing to provide deep explicit preference data in exchange for improved, “s ...
Ernan Roman
Welington Fonseca

12:00 - 13:30
Huawei Innovation Day
Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:20
X Labs
Pepper, the robot: Transforming customer experience

12:20 - 12:45
Smart Cities
GAAP READINESS
Imagine government acting as an intermediary: facilitating collaboration, connecting people and providers and coordinating ground-breaking public service delivery models of the future. Government as a ...
Gianmario Pisanu

12:30 - 12:50
X Labs
Inducing intelligence to your existing applications

12:45 - 13:15
Smart Cities
In conversation with Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion, France
Blockchain transforming the way government and business operate Interviewed by: Samuel Burke, Business and Technology Correspondent, CNN Money
Giles Babinet
Samuel Burke

12:45 - 13:15
Retail
Retail in an age of experience
On a regular basis, we see headlines and news pieces about store closures heralding the “death of retail,” right alongside those celebrating a “never-ending boom” in e-commerce. Such inflammatory stor ...
Tarek Sultani
Thomas Muller

13:00 - 13:20
X Labs
GDPR is here, now what? Top Predictions for the GDPR Era

13:15 - 14:15
Retail
Lunch and Networking

13:15 - 14:15
Smart Cities
Lunch and Networking

13:30 - 13:35
Huawei Innovation Day
Welcome Address- AI Conference

13:35 - 13:50
Huawei Innovation Day
Government AI Strategy Keynote

13:50 - 14:05
Huawei Innovation Day
Huawei AI Keynote

14:05 - 14:20
Huawei Innovation Day
Huawei Partner AI Keynote

14:15 - 14:35
Smart Cities
Case study: Wise Mobility in the city of Lisbon
Miguel Gaspar

14:15 - 14:40
Retail
Driving digital transformation - Integrating e-retail within your sales strategy
What are the most important factors every organization needs to consider while driving digital transformation? Why do we have to start from consumers and how they are evolving? Is digital transformati ...
Vladimir Stankovic

14:20 - 14:35
Huawei Innovation Day
Case Study: AI in Smart Government

14:30 - 16:30
Tech Talks
IoT Future - Opportunity of New Infrastructure
Alberto Delgado
Judhi Prasetyo
Mazen Farraj

14:30 - 14:50
X Labs
Worlds Most Popular Database

14:35 - 14:50
Huawei Innovation Day
Case Study: AI in Smart City

14:35 - 14:55
Smart Cities
The Future of Efficiency
Imagine a future where custom ML / AI solutions were easily available to all city administrators and business leaders.What effect will this have on our cities and how should decision-makers think abou ...
Cassie Kozyrkov

14:40 - 15:05
Retail
On stage Interview: AI in retail
Interviewed by: Ernan Roman, President, ERDM Corp
Ernan Roman
Japjit Tulsi

14:50 - 15:00
Huawei Innovation Day
Coffee Break

14:55 - 15:20
Smart Cities
Cloud Services – Risk or Necessity?
As Dubai Airports - the world’s busiest airport - continue to grow while constrained by space, technology plays a vital role in running the airport operations efficiently. In today’s world where cyber ...
Michael Ibbitson

15:00 - 15:20
X Labs
Lessons from Retail at the Edge

15:00 - 15:15
Huawei Innovation Day
MoU signing

15:05 - 15:30
Retail
The Death of Retail Has Been Overstated and Why Millennials and Robots Will Save It
Millennials are the largest living generation in history and their choices, preferences and behaviours have disrupted every major industry for everyone, and everything. Retail has undergone a major di ...
Jeremy K. Balkin

15:15 - 15:30
Huawei Innovation Day
Case Study: AI in Vertical Transformation

15:20 - 15:40
Smart Cities
Lessons from the most digitally advanced country –Estonia
Kristo Vaher

15:30 - 16:00
Retail
Customer centricity and your business
Examining Customer Centricity and what it means from a Facebook point of view. Highlighting the latest trends impacting retail, why customer centricity is important and what it means for your business ...
Mansour Salameh

15:30 - 15:45
Huawei Innovation Day
Huawei AI Solution Launch

15:30 - 15:50
X Labs
SparkCognition: Forget Data Science, Get Real-World AI!

15:40 - 16:00
Smart Cities
Panel Discussion: Living in a blockchain powered world
Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Kris Benett
Kristo Vaher
Ranjit Rajan
Ulysses Vinson

15:45 - 17:00
Huawei Innovation Day
Panel Discussion: Innovate Digital Transformation with AI

16:00 - 16:10
Retail
Chairperson’s closing remarks
Ian Khan

16:00 - 16:10
Smart Cities
Chairperson's closing remarks
Samuel Burke

16:00 - 16:00
X Labs
END OF DAY ONE

16:10 - 16:15
Gitex Keynotes
Opening remarks by host
Ian Khan

16:10 - 16:10
Retail
The GITEX Keynotes

16:10 - 16:10
Smart Cities
The GITEX Keynotes

16:15 - 16:45
Gitex Keynotes
So You Want to AI? The Role Data Plays in Bringing AI to the Global Economy
So You Want to AI? The Role Data Plays in Bringing AI to the Global Economy What does a delightful online shopping experience have to do with predicting the jobs of the future? At a fundamental level, ...
Igor Perisic

16:30 - 18:00
Tech Talks
Emerging Technologies to Build Smart and Secure Cities
Danish Farhan
Lina Moustafa
Ahmed Abdelaal Hediah
Philippe Blanchard
Ziad Matar

16:45 - 17:15
Gitex Keynotes
An Open World of Tomorrow, Starts Today
In our increasingly digital world, Visa anticipates there will be more change in the payments industry in the next few years than we have seen in the past few decades. To get through – and thrive – du ...
Paul J. Walsh

17:00 - 17:00
Huawei Innovation Day
Closing

17:15 - 17:15
Closing Remarks by host

11:00 - 23:20
X Labs
Digital Technology adoption in the Enterprise

11:00 - 11:05
Smart Cities
Welcome Address from Chairman
Ian Khan

11:00 - 11:05
Finance
Welcome address from chairperson
Matteo Rizzi

11:00 - 11:05
Energy
Welcoming Address from Chairman

11:05 - 11:30
Smart Cities
Keynote address: Dubai's paperless strategy
Wessam Lootah

11:05 - 11:25
Energy
Keynote Address: Oil’s Well for AI
How technology and the digital wave is rippling across the energy - disrupting everything from drilling and discovery to power generation, distribution and electricity management in its path. Our open ...

11:05 - 11:30
Finance
Panel Discussion: Future of Finance: How AI and Blockchain will shape the future
Dan Morgan
Tal Elgar

11:25 - 11:55
Energy
The Smart Energy Loop: Designing The Digital Energy Market
Digitalisation has the power to unlock a virtuous circle of energy production and consumption – breaking down boundaries between energy sectors by increasing flexibility of energy supply and enabling ...

11:30 - 12:00
Smart Cities
Panel Discussion: AI in your city: an apocalypse or the next business opportunity?
Mazen Abdullah Melibari
Fabio Fontana
Megha Kumar
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Renil Paramel

11:30 - 11:55
Finance
Regulatory approaches to financial innovation and its emerging threats? A snapshot from the U.S. Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC)
The rapid advancement of technology and innovation in the financial sector has created new opportunities and challenges for regulators, from evolving cybersecurity threats in a more interconnected wor ...
Brian Quintenz

11:30 - 11:50
X Labs
Success Mantra for a Cloud ERP project

11:55 - 12:20
Finance
Blockchain in trade finance: from Hype to Reality
Discover how a project from nine Banks, moved rapidly from Design Thinking, to Development, to Production, to Creation of a Legal Entity, to Distribution to Banks and Clients and is now ready to expan ...
Roberto Mancone

11:55 - 12:15
Energy
Case Study: The Global Digital Oil Company
In this case study session, Microsoft discusses its work helping the global energy industry prepare for the digital wave.

12:00 - 14:30
Tech Talks
Financial Technologies - The Changing Face of Money
Gaurav Anil
Omar Soudodi

12:00 - 12:50
X Labs
MISK

12:00 - 12:25
Smart Cities
Smart Nation From Concept to Reality
Joe So

12:15 - 12:35
Energy
Green is the new black: Building a sustainable energy future
Global initiatives to deploy low-carbon technologies are flourishing but are they moving fast enough? What innovations are showing the most promise? And with a global goal to provide affordable energy ...

12:20 - 12:45
Finance
Case Study: Insights into Zurich Insurance's award winning cognitive claims program
By using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to make decisions like a human brain, Zurich?s cognitive solution analyses text and understands the meaning, structure and logic of policies. Throu ...
Gero Gunkel

12:25 - 12:50
Smart Cities
Moscow Smart City Strategy 2030
Andrey Belozerov

12:30 - 12:50
X Labs
Building a Smart City from the ground up

12:35 - 12:55
Energy
The Energy Company of the Future
The oil and gas industry is experiencing a major transformation as a result of recent and upcoming disruptions. This is opening up opportunities for oil and gas companies to change their fortunes with ...

12:45 - 13:15
Finance
Mimecast: Live Hack

12:50 - 13:15
Smart Cities
Empowering an Intelligent City: HPE digital (r)evolution of a Smart City
Lorenzo Gonzales

12:55 - 13:25
Energy
Panel Discussion: Re-distributed power?
Smart grids have been the talk of energy town for some time. Now microgrids are being proposed as a means of providing reliable access for everyone. What’s the reality behind the hype and what progres ...
Kuldeep Tickoo
Nauman Afsar
Talal Eskandar

13:00 - 13:30
X Labs
Innovation Around Oracle Cloud Solutions

13:15 - 14:15
Finance
Lunch and Networking

13:15 - 14:15
Smart Cities
Lunch Break

13:25 - 14:15
Energy
Lunch and Networking

13:30 - 14:30
X Labs
LUNCH BREAK

14:15 - 14:40
Finance
AI Disruption and Financial Services
AI explosion and how research centers like Borealis AI, funded by the Royal Bank of Canada, have emerged from a gap in industrial R&D opportunity to retain Canadian talent, increase productivity, and ...
Foteini Agrafioti

14:15 - 14:35
Smart Cities
Data – The oil of the future
Younus Al Nasser

14:15 - 14:35
Energy
Empire of the Sun: Our Energy Future
What role will technology play in delivering tomorrow’s energy solutions?

14:30 - 16:30
Tech Talks
Enterprise Cloud Strategy: Balancing Risk with Digital Business Innovation
Andrew Grenville
Ezzat Sayegh
Kuldeep Singh Bhatnagar
Miguel Villalonga

14:35 - 14:55
Smart Cities
Empowering nations with digital innovation
The Digital Revolution has brought fast and transformative changes to the digital landscape of nations and cities across the region, especially Kuwait. On January 30, 2017, the Government of Kuwait un ...
Eaman Al Roudhan

14:35 - 15:05
Energy
Panel Discussion: Blockchain – (Re)Imagining Energy as a Fully Tradeable (Digital) Asset
Could blockchain be the ultimate digital disruptor for the energy market? This session explores the potential applications of blockchain technology in the energy industry, and discusses what progress ...
Johan Ander

14:40 - 15:05
Finance
Quantum computing not a myth
With developments in the quantum field it is expected that quantum computing will fundamentally disrupt the Finance industry. Whilst mainstream operation isn?t expected till 2030 it is important for c ...

14:55 - 15:15
Smart Cities
Deep Learning For Smart Cities
Data and Sensors: Lifeblood of the modern city IoT: Live a better life Novel algorithm to make predictions in sensors’ data
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

15:00 - 15:20
X Labs
Low-code assembly line for modern apps

15:05 - 15:35
Energy
Panel Discussion: Mission Critical? Energy Building the Future
Consuming nearly one third of all energy and accounting for over 55% of all electricity use worldwide, construction and buildings are one of the largest consumers of energy and natural resources. At t ...
Ala Hason
Markus-Erich Strohmeier

15:05 - 15:35
Finance
Son of a Breach: A Data Mess
Everything is on youtube. On twitter. On linkedin. Everything Is online. But somehow one step away from reality. We created the internet. We are creating Data. Each and every day. The largest asset cl ...
Bianca Lopes

15:15 - 15:40
Smart Cities
Case Study: Smart Region
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Mateo County is a growing technology center facing a number of challenges. Housing costs, traffic, and last mile mobility are regional problems that require ...
Ulysses Vinson

15:30 - 15:50
X Labs
Group presentation- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure- Oracle Technology (PaaS)- Oracle (SaaS)

15:35 - 16:00
Finance
Leveraging Blockchain to Transform Global Payments
In an age where we can talk to people all over the world instantly and for free, why are global payments so costly, inefficient and unreliable? How can we enable the world to move money and other asse ...
Dan Morgan

15:35 - 16:00
Energy
Robots and Drones: Helping energy companies perform operations faster, safer and cheaper
Potential savings from digital technologies across the power sector could amount to as much as $80 billion a year until 2040. Drones and robots are already helping reduce the heavy operating and maint ...
Chris Fleming

15:40 - 16:00
Smart Cities
Recent MGI Smart Cities findings
Abdulkader Lamaa
Vinay Chandran

16:00 - 16:10
Smart Cities
Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:10
Energy
Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:10
Finance
Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:00
X Labs
END OF DAY TWO

16:10 - 16:15
Gitex Keynotes
Opening remarks by host

16:10 - 16:20
Smart Cities
The GITEX Keynotes

16:10 - 16:20
Energy
The GITEX Keynotes

16:10 - 16:20
Finance
The GITEX Keynotes

16:15 - 16:45
Gitex Keynotes
Case Study: Innovation at DBS Bank
Neal Cross

16:30 - 18:00
Tech Talks
Innovations in AI - Business opportunities and Challenges
Manan Suri
Safdar Hussain

16:45 - 17:15
Gitex Keynotes
Future of Tech – Millennial point of view
Ian Khan

17:15 - 17:15
Gitex Keynotes
Closing remarks by host

11:00 - 11:05
Digital Marketing
Introduction from Chairman
Lucy Hedges

11:00 - 11:20
X Labs
Optimized Oracle Architectures Ready for the Cloud

11:00 - 11:05
Future Mobility
Welcome address from chairman
Peter Hopwood

11:05 - 11:30
Future Mobility
Keynote Address: Shipping Off Into The Future
Making the supply chain faster, better, and smarter. With terminals in 78 countries across six continents, DP World is creating the future of cargo transportation through utilization of breakthrough t ...
Ibrahim Al Najjar

11:05 - 11:30
Future Mobility
Keynote address: The Future of Urban Mobility
With a plan to launch UberAir–commercial, on-demand air transportation to 3 cities –within 5 years, Uber is firmly back in the driving seat (or cockpit?) of transport innovation. Still the world’s lar ...
Anthony El-Khoury

11:05 - 11:35
Digital Marketing
Panel Discussion: Is AI the future of marketing? Artificial Intelligence Secrets Revealed: Impacts for Digital Marketers
Ian Khan
Jonathan Lacoste
Steve Lok
Welington Fonseca

11:30 - 11:50
X Labs
Kino-Mo

11:30 - 12:00
Future Mobility
Panel Discussion: Smarter Transport Systems for Smarter Cities
Leveraging Emerging Technologies -from AI and AutonomousVehicles to Drones and Big Data -to Build Smart Transportation Systems. From self-driving vehiclesto traffic management and energy efficiency -b ...
Burak Omeroglu
Jebin George
Kevin O’Grady
Khaled Nuseibeh

11:35 - 12:00
Digital Marketing
The New Era of Programmatic: Living in a Data Driven World’
Access to data in real time is transforming the way we work and how we interact with brands in our daily lives. The Fortune 500 companies have never faced greater threat of disruption from new brands, ...
Amir Malik

12:00 - 12:25
Future Mobility
Driving to 2040: The Future of Urban Mobility
As ride-sharing, smart city technology and demand for public transportation takes off across the MENA region, what does the future hold for the next generation of smart transport? Futurist and innovat ...
Matthew Griffin

12:00 - 12:20
X Labs
Leveraging IOT to gain distribution efficiency'

12:00 - 14:30
Tech Talks
Machine Learning: AI driven Knowledge and Content Generation
Debbie Botha
Richard Fitzgerald

12:00 - 12:25
Digital Marketing
The future of consumer data: machine learning, and, personalization -hype or reality?
Data is the new wealth, it allows your brand, consumers and business to target and personalize contextually relevant experiencesto the right target market. This session will discuss the benefitsof mac ...
Jonathan Lacoste

12:25 - 12:50
Future Mobility
Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: What Blockchain Really Means for Global Trade
The world’s largest container shipping company is jumping on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way. The company’s collaboration with IBM announced in January has already racked up 154 million shipping ...
Lars Kastrup
Scott Austin

12:25 - 12:55
Digital Marketing
Panel Discussion: Developing a rockstar social media strategy
Carlo Nohra
Joe Federer
Lavina Israni
Mthayel Al Ali
Pam Moore

12:30 - 12:50
X Labs
NASSCOM

12:50 - 13:15
Future Mobility
Renault-way Success? Making the (Business) Case for Electric Vehicles
France’s Renault is at the forefront of electric mobility. Nearly 1 in every 4 electric vehicles sold in Europe is a Renault. The group offers the widest range on the market and by 2022, will have a 8 ...
Marwan Haidamous

12:55 - 13:15
Digital Marketing
Data driven marketing The importance of using people based measurement in a mobile first world to drive business impact
The importance of using people based measurement in a mobile first world to drive business impact
Rishi Saxena

13:15 - 14:15
Digital Marketing
Lunch and Networking

13:15 - 14:15
Future Mobility
Lunch and Networking

14:15 - 14:35
Digital Marketing
How Video is Redefining What's Happening on Twitter
Meghan Doyle

14:15 - 14:45
Future Mobility
Start Your Engines: Driving Innovation Through Collaboration
Chinese automotive giant Geely’s innovation arm discusses their experience in working with startups to create the future of transportation.
Borhene Ben Mena

14:30 - 16:30
Tech Talks
AR/VR/MR: Challenges and Practical Applications
Jamil Abuwardeh

14:35 - 14:45
Digital Marketing
Living in a post - GDPR world
Nicola Roviaro

14:45 - 15:10
Digital Marketing
Panel Discussion: GDPR for marketers by marketers
Fiona O’Carroll
Ian Evans
Nicola Roviaro

14:45 - 15:10
Future Mobility
Revolutionising Car Manufacturing: Using 3D printing to drive cost effective product development
Case study on how automobile companies can use additive manufacturing techniques to improve product design, identify design flaws at an earlier stage, create lighter parts and bring fuel efficiency ga ...
Ajay Purohit

15:00 - 15:20
X Labs
How bots are taking over the live chat experience

15:10 - 15:35
Digital Marketing
Ignite your digital brand with brand storytelling, online influencers and user generated content
How to leverage the power of the OPC (other people’s content and community) to increase the ROI of every piece of content youcreate, every dollar invested, and every minute spent on social media. The ...
Pam Moore

15:10 - 15:35
Future Mobility
Panel Discussion: The world of autonomous transportation - 2020 and beyond
Will autonomous vehicles become mainstream? With the new tech being implemented will cars even be needed? This session will discuss what the next decade holds for us and how the industry needs to evol ...
Alexander Biron Von Curland
Bruno Vasconcelos Maia
Rachid Maalouli

15:35 - 15:55
Future Mobility
A world without traffic? Waiting for the next Uber moment
Uber single-handedly created a new field of transportation – what might future transport innovations look like? Global forwarding and delivery services business UPS discusses their view of innovation ...
Rimas Kapeskas

15:35 - 16:00
Digital Marketing
Sharpening Your SEO Strategy
Nick Wilsdon

15:55 - 16:00
Future Mobility
Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:10
Digital Marketing
Chairperson's closing remarks
Lucy Hedges

16:00 - 16:00
X Labs
END OF DAY THREE

16:00 - 16:10
Future Mobility
The GITEX Keynotes

16:10 - 16:15
Gitex Keynotes
Opening remarks by host
Leading technology journalist for the BBC and UK media
Lucy Hedges

16:10 - 16:20
Digital Marketing
The GITEX Keynotes

16:15 - 16:45
Gitex Keynotes
Case Study Presentation: From 9 million to 90 million in just 4 years
Discover how the economist grew its subscription business by 10 folds in just 4 years.
Steve Lok

16:30 - 18:00
Tech Talks
Autonomy in Transportation - Opportunities Galore

16:45 - 17:15
Gitex Keynotes
Zero Hunger by 2030
Hunger is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today, with 1 in 9 people going to bed hungry. WFP is deploying innovative technologies to help us reach zero hunger by 2030. These technolog ...
Robert J. Opp

17:15 - 17:15
Gitex Keynotes
Closing remarks by host
Ian Khan

11:00 - 11:05
Healthcare
Welcome Address from Chairman
Lucy Hedges

11:00 - 11:05
Education
Welcome address from the chairperson
Kris Benett

11:05 - 11:30
Education
Always Learning or Learning All Ways? Enhancing the Classroom Experience with Digital Tools
The need for education systems to move in step the demands of the global economy is certain. But the question of how to implement this change in classrooms is less clear. This session will explore the ...
Rania Hadi

11:05 - 11:30
Healthcare
The Third Wave in Digital Health: Enabling Healthcare’s Next Breakthrough
Digital technologies have the potential to unlock over $300 billion in potential savings across healthcare over the next decade –spanning everything from disease detection to drug development and digi ...
Robert G. Urban

11:30 - 11:55
Healthcare
Health of Nation? The Role of Government in Healthcare Innovation
How can governments take advantage of the 3rdwave in healthcare innovation to improve the range and quality of services on offer while improving the lives of citizens? The government of Abu Dhabi thin ...

11:30 - 11:55
Education
The Analytical Revolution: AI and the Future of Education
Spain’s leading business school talks about how AI is impacting delivery of education and the value and role of data and analytics in the classroom of tomorrow
Marcos Ramirez

11:55 - 12:20
Healthcare
Hype or hope? What’s Real About the Potential of AI in Healthcare?
Health AI and machine learning companies raised close to $3 billion in funding in the six years to 2017 in a market that could unlock up to $150 billion in healthcare savings in the US alone by 2026. ...

11:55 - 12:30
Education
Panel Discussion: Class of 2040: #sheinnovates – ensuring digitalization drives access and delivers better education. For everyone.
While learning and teaching systems have advanced radically over the last decade – the demographic balance in the classroom has not kept pace. A high level panel discusses the importance of gender ba ...
Andrey Belozerov
Desiree El Chebeir
Ghadeer Abu-Shamat
Dr Mariam Matar
Umar Garba Danbatta
Wissam Kadi

12:00 - 14:00
Tech Talks
3D Printing: Applications for a Creative New World
Mazen Farraj Mazen Farraj, Corporate & Government Affairs Director - Intel Corporation - UAE

12:20 - 12:50
Healthcare
Driving Efficiencies in Health: Identifying Opportunities for Application and Adoption of Blockchain in Healthcare
In a recent survey of US health professionals over 70% expected blockchain to have substantial potential benefits for healthcare. Despite this, live implementations so far are in short supply. In this ...

12:30 - 12:55
Education
VR: The Immersive Learning Experience
Virtual Reality is already making progress in the classroom as an immersive, real world application to improve the learning experience and educational outcomes. Hear one of the world’s leading experts ...
Natasha Taylor

12:50 - 13:15
Healthcare
Panel Discussion: Building A Virtuous Health Circle: Towards a holistic healthcare innovation ecosystem
The UAE is at the forefront of efforts to build a healthcare innovation ecosystem –working across government, healthcare institutions and innovators. What progress has been made and what has been lear ...

12:55 - 13:15
Education
Start-up Central
Hear how innovators in India are using mobile technology to improve access and quality of education in remote areas
Vinod Karate

13:15 - 14:15
Healthcare
Lunch break

13:15 - 14:15
Education
Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00
Tech Talks
The Insatiable Demand for Infrastructure - Data Centres, Connectivity and Power

14:15 - 14:45
Healthcare
5 Key Emerging Technologies Transforming Healthcare
A global survey found over 75% of patients of all ages expect, and want, to use digital health services in the near future. As global healthcare enters a third wave of digitization, Emerging technolog ...
Jay Srage

14:15 - 14:40
Education
Class of 2040: Access all areas
AI, analytics and advanced technologies are re-shaping education – driving down costs and increasing access. Where will future innovations come from and what are the opportunities for the education s ...
Mohammed Al-Bitar

14:40 - 15:05
Education
Creating the First Wave of Blockchain Developers
As a recent TechCrunch article put it, “Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent”. Who’s providing the much-needed skills and training to create a generation of blockchain engineers and practiti ...
Hisham Elaraby

14:45 - 15:10
Healthcare
Enhancing Drug Discovery: Using Advanced Techniques to Accelerate Medical Breakthroughs
R&D costs for new drugs can make, or break, pharmaceuticals companies –does deep digitalization hold the key by improving the time to develop new drugs and create efficiencies in the supply chain? Rec ...
George Okafo

15:05 - 15:30
Education
Case Study: The rise of the digital classroom
Digital advances — from the internet to touch-screens and video-conferencing — is changing not only the way students learn, but what is being taught. In this session, the world’s leading nonprofit onl ...
John Schwartz

15:10 - 15:35
Healthcare
Surgery in 3D? VR and AR At Health’s Cutting Edge
The market for Virtual and Augmented Reality in healthcare could be worth as much as $2.5 billion by 2020 –with applications ranging from therapy to diagnostics and training including immersive 3D ope ...

15:35 - 15:55
Education
Robo-teachers? The classroom of tomorrow
Using AI to re-imagine 1-to-1 teaching. Hear how IBM’s intelligent tutor uses enriched AI to create a natural, engaging learning environment with measurable outcomes.
Lin Zhou

15:35 - 16:00
Healthcare
Saving Lives Through Automation: Using Machine Learning to Improve Diagnostics
A US study found that mis-diagnosis of patients contributed to around 10% of patient deaths and nearly 1 in 5 of all hospital complications. Mistakes that have cost the US medical profession nearly $4 ...

15:55 - 16:00
Education
Closing Remarks by Chairperson

16:00 - 16:10
Healthcare
Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:10
Education
The GITEX Keynotes

16:10 - 16:20
Healthcare
The GITEX Keynotes

High+

Start:
Oct 14, 2018, 1:00 PM
End:
Oct 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
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