Agenda

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

  • 8:00
    8:00 - 9:00
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    9:00 - 9:05
    Event Launch
    9:00 - 9:05
    Abdulsalam Haykal CEO, Haykal Group
  • 9:05
    9:05 - 9:15
    Welcome to EmTech MENA
    9:05 - 9:10
    Khalfan Belhoul CEO, Dubai Future Foundation.
    9:10 - 9:15
    Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau CEO and publisher, MIT Technology Review.
  • 9:15
    9:15 - 9:25
    Opening Remarks
    9:15 - 9:20
    Dr. Anas Tawileh Executive Director, EmTech MENA.
    9:20 - 9:25
    Dia Haykal, Editor-In-Chief, MIT Technology Review Arabia.
  • 9:25
    9:25 - 10:25
    Emerging Technologies and Our Future
    9:25 - 9:55
    Dr. Prof. Christoph Meinel President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam
    9:55 - 10:25
    Prof. Fiona Murray Professor of Entrepreneurship & Associate Dean of Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • 10:25
    10:25 - 11:00
    Break & Networking
  • 11:00
    11:00 - 11:15
    Sponsor Presentation - DEWA
    11:00 - 11:15
    Marwan Bin Haidar Executive Vice President Innovation and The Future, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
  • 11:15
    11:15 - 12:25
    The Intelligent City
    11:15 - 11:40
    Prof. Carolina Osorio Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), MIT
    11:40 - 12:00
    Miloš Milisavljević Founder and CEO, Strawberry Energy
    12:00 - 12:25
    Ambarish Mitra CEO and Co-Founder, Blippar
  • 12:25
    12:25 - 13:30
    Lunch and Prayer Break
  • 13:30
    13:30 - 14:45
    The Transformation of Energy
    13:30 - 13:55
    Prof. Donald Sadoway John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT
    13:55 - 14:20
    Prof. Fikile Brushett Raymond A. and Helen E. St. Laurent Career Development Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
    14:20 - 14:45
    Dr. Lin Wen Hu Director, Research and Services, MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
  • 14:45
    14:45 - 15:00
    Sponsor Presentation - RTA
    14:45 - 15:00
    Abdulaziz Al Falahi CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector
  • 15:00
    15:00 - 15:30
    Break & Networking
  • 15:30
    15:30 - 16:00
    The AI Driven Future
    15:30 - 16:00
    Prof. Una-May O'Reilly Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL, MIT
  • 16:00
    16:00 - 16:30
    Meet the Innovators Under 35
  • 16:30
    16:30 - 16:40
    Closing Remarks

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

  • 8:00
    8:00 - 9:00
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00
    9:00 - 9:05
    Opening Remarks
  • 9:05
    9:05 - 10:00
    Nanotechnology and Bioengineering
    9:05- 9:35
    Prof. Munir Nayfeh Professor of Physics, University of Illinois
    9:35 - 10:00
    Ms. Noor Shaker Co-Founder and CEO, GTN Ltd
  • 10:00
    10:00 - 10:15
    Sponsor Presentation - Udacity
    10:00 - 10:15
    Clarissa Shen Cheif Operating Officer, Udacity
  • 10:15
    10:15 - 10:45
    Break & Networking
  • 10:45
    10:45 - 12:00
    Securing Our Future
    10:45 - 11:10
    Dr. Stefano Zanero Associate Professor Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan
    11:10 - 11:35
    Justin Fier Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics, Darktrace
    11:35 - 12:00
    Anthony Butler CTO, IBM's blockchain business in Middle East and Africa
  • 12:00
    12:00 - 12:15
    Sponsor Presentation - Parsons
    12:00 - 12:15
    Dr. Rida Hamza Vice President, Global Business Development, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Parsons Corporation
  • 12:15
    12:15 - 13:15
    Lunch and Prayer Break
  • 13:15
    13:15 - 13:30
    Sponsor Presentation - Dubai Municipality
    13:15 - 13:30
    Salem Albedwawi Head of Smart Transformation, Dubai Municipality
  • 13:30
    13:30 - 14:00
    Meet the Innovators Under 35
  • 14:00
    14:00 - 14:30
    Break & Networking
  • 14:30
    14:30 - 15:20
    Government and Transformation
    14:30 - 14:55
    Dr. Saleh Alhashemi Managing Director, Krypto Labs
    14:55 - 15:20
    Siim Sikkut Government CIO of Estonia
  • 15:20
    15:20 - 16:00
    A Look Ahead and Closing Remarks - Fireside with H.E. Omar Al Olama
    15:20 - 16:00
    Omar Al Olama Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates