Gitex Technology Week 2014

12-16 October 2014

Dubai World Trade Centre


Big Data Conference

Big Data
09:00 - 09:30
Big data is not about data. It’s about how we as a community can empower citizens with information and intelligence.
Speaker(s)  Simon Torrance, Member, Big Data Programme, World Economic Forum
09:30 - 10:00
Social Networking Sites have revolutionized everyday communication, marketing, as well as our perception of the world. Furthermore, various physical social technologies which enable harvesting of the collective intelligence of groups have started to become more widely spread. On the other hand, data mining techniques have started to become tailored to...
Speaker(s)  Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
Big Data can mean big benefits for business, if you understand how exactly to approach it in your industry. This session will take you through: What are the things we've done wrong in approaching Big Data How can we stay clear of inflated expectations Learning to...
Speaker(s)  Haritha Ramachandran, Industry Manager Information and Communication Technologies, Frost & Sullivan
11:45 - 12:15
Big Data is at the heart of conversation today and the leaders are no longer taking decision without a better understanding of the audience they are addressing. In the session, Linkedin will share key insights about its members globally and in MENA , plus we reveal what we call the...
Speaker(s)  Rajai El Khadem, Government Alliances Manager, LinkedIn
12:15 - 12:45
The transport sector will overtake industry as the largest energy user by 2020 & this sector has major negative economic, social and environmental side effects. This session will talk about using big data to develop policy frameworks which are aimed at mitigating negative externalities of transport. Interestingly, the session will...
Speaker(s)  Prof. Dr. Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University
12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:15

Big Data opportunities offer the regional governments a real opportunity to get closer and understand their citizens better. This session will look at interesting ways in which regional authorities and industry bodies are making progress by combining data and digital economics.
Speaker(s)  Mrs. Omobola Johnson , Honorable Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria
Prof. Dr. Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University
14:15 - 14:45
Big Data and Cloud is here to stay! But like any other new technology, it has certainly brought more complexity into the business landscape. It has made not just Information Technology more complicated, but also forced CIOs to constantly evaluate ways to use and integrate data while managing the security...
Speaker(s)  Illyas Kooliyankal , Director - Information Security, Information Technology, ADS SECURITIES
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30

Progressive organisations can take different approaches to gain user feedback. This can help create a powerful community for customers and new business opportunities. This case study will look at: How can you communicate better with your customers? – Create strategies to build a digital...
Speaker(s)  Parminder Singh, Managing Director SEA, India & MENA, Twitter
15:30 - 16:00
As more organisations are jumping on the Big Data bandwagon, there is a growing demand for professionals with the right skills to collate, analyse and architect intelligence from disparate data sources. This session will review the skills in demand from key industries and also discuss: Why data analytics...
Speaker(s)  Dr. James Stranger, Senior Director, Product Development, PhD , CompTIA
16:00 - 16:10


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