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CONFERENCE

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Conference Programme

For the first time, GITEX Tech Week & GITEX Future Stars had a combined conference programme, bringing the best of both worlds – tech titans and startups – in one truly empowering agenda.

- Power-packed keynote sessions and 9 sector-focused conferences
- 290+ hours of debating and discussing major trends: 5G, Healthcare, Marketing & more

5G - The countdown has begun, but is 5G ready for the big time and what will it look like? The only consensus is that it’s a major breakthrough that will revolutionise connectivity, of both people and devices, to transform every industry and sector out there. This conference is for companies delivering the future to make plans today for leveraging 5G technology for their business


LINE UP INCLUDES:

FADI PHARAONFADI PHARAON
SVP and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson

JAY GIRAUDJAY GIRAUD
Founder & CEO, Damon


DR. MOHAMED MADKOURDR. MOHAMED MADKOURVP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei


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S mart Cities - are more than a buzz—they're the wave of the future, 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050. With citizens at the epicentre of a smart city, just how smart are the world’s smartest cities? And what is on the horizon? Find out here.


 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

EDUARD LYSENKOEDUARD LYSENKO
Minister and Head of Department of IT, Moscow Government

GARY GARY BRANTLEY
CIO, City of Atlanta


CARLOCARLO RATTI
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab


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Startups - Times have changed, and the rules of the game have changed. Inventors today, need more than just a great idea. But, a complex set of skills to take their great idea to the next level and ensure success. Perfect your game: Get valuable tips from the leaders of the world’s most successful companies on how to achieve and maintain growth.

 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

MAGNUS OLSSONMAGNUS OLSSON
Co-Founder, Careem


AMY GOLDINGAMY GOLDING
Chief Executive Officer, Opus Talent Solutions

ANTHONY EL-KHOURYANTHONY EL-KHOURY
General Manager, Sonder Inc
 


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FinTech - 2020 will not be a continuation of the past when it comes to banking technology. Which technology trends will matter most in the coming years? AI? Cloud? Digital-only banks? Ignoring these questions is to the detriment of financial institutions. At moneyTalks, experts find the answers for you.

 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

Evans MunyukiEVANS MUNYUKI
Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD

MARK TAVERNERMARK TAVERNER
Global Ambassador & Head of Market Development, Bitfury

HIMANSHU SHRIVASTAVAHIMANSHU SHRIVASTAVA
MD, Head of Digital Technology APAC & EMEA, Citibank

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Digital Marketing -  marketing is at the core of every company for how it communicates, presents itself and by extension, shapes its preferences, and expectations of the audience. This track is at the intersection of technology and culture, where you will discover new paths to innovate the ways you reach and engage with your audience.

LINE UP INCLUDES:

BERNIE SUBERNIE SU
Three-time Emmy Award-winning Interactive Storyteller

Christian LarsonCHRISTIAN LARSON
Film maker and Creative Director, CDLP

STEPHANIE PETERSONSTEPHANIE PETERSON
VP Digital Marketing, Planning & Activation, Adidas


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Retail Tech - Using tech to compete against disruptive giants like Amazon and Alibaba, will continue to be at the forefront of retailer’s strategy. But what should your tech check-list comprise of? Here, experts discuss technology putting your consumer at the centre of your strategy.
 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

ZAKZAK NORMANDIN
Founder & CEO, Iris Nova


ZAK NORMANDINKAI SCHMIDHUBER
Digital & Innovation Expert


MARIA INTSCHERMARIA INTSCHER
Vice President & Design Director RTW, Vera Wang


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Energy - Advancements in energy have long seen a linear development in improvements to efficiency and price of energy production and distribution. New technology is now placing the sector on the cusp of total disruption to redefine the realm of possibilities for how we plan cities and industry. This conference forecasts and explores these trends from exploration, renewables, storage and distribution.


LINE UP INCLUDES:

CHRIS MOWRYCHRIS MOWRY
CEO, General Fusion


ADRIANA KARABOUTISADRIANA KARABOUTIS
Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, National Grid

DR. FENG ANDR. FENG AN
Founder & Executive Director, ICET




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Healthcare - There’s never been a more exciting time to be living than right now! What do the most influential physicians think? What are startups developing to help further? What more is there to offer? Hear our experts discuss P4 of medicine; prevention, prediction, personalization and participatory healthcare.


 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

DR.JOEL SELANIKIODR.JOEL SELANIKIO
Co-Founder & CEO Magpi, Physician, Georgetown University

DR.AZIZ NAZHADR.AZIZ NAZHA
Director, Center of Clinical AI, Cleveland Clinic

CHRISTOPHER P. BOONECHRISTOPHER P. BOONE
VP & Lead, Global Medical Epidemiology & Big Data Analysis, Pfizer


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Education - Re-inventing the global education system and sparking innovation, technology is already sweeping through classrooms as more and more products are being designed to enhance education. What does modern education look like today? Be a part of the changing face of education - connect, collaborate and engage.


 


LINE UP INCLUDES:

HER EXCELLENCY UZA. MARYA DIDIHER EXCELLENCY UZA. MARIYA DIDI
Minister of Defence, Republic of Maldives

DR. ABDULLA AL KARAMDR. ABDULLA AL KARAM
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Director General, KHDA

HE MOTHANNA GHARAIBEHHE MOTHANNA GHARAIBEH
Minister of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship, Jordan


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