Data is the new oil; blockchain city & building smart & secure financial networks, just a taste of the key topics that are being tackled in this year’s free to attend, GITEX Tech Talks.

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Check out session details below:

 

Day 1: Sunday 08 October 2017

Time: 2:30PM

Session: Blockchain City - The Technology Future of Government

Moderator: Prashant 'PK' Gulati, The Assembly & SmartStart Fund, Founder

Panelists:

  • Dr. Noah Raford, Dubai Future Foundation, Chief Operating Officer, “Futurist-in-Chief"
  • Carlos Domingo, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Spice VC
  • Danish Farhan, Xische & Co, Founder & CEO
  • Bashar Kilani, IBM, Region Executive - Middle East (Gulf Countries & Levant)

Day 2: Monday 09 October 2017

Time: 12PM

Session: Building Smart & Secure Financial Networks

Moderator: Aaron Oliver, Next Money DXB, Director

Panelists:

  • Gaurav Dhar, Marshal, Manager – Business Development
  • Ajay Bhandoola, International Finance Corporation, Consultant
  • Kalpesh Desai,  Agile Financial Technologies, CEO

Day 2: Monday 09 October 2017

Time: 4:30PM

Session: Artificial Intelligence - Augmenting Humans or Replacing them?

Moderator: Matt Karau, NYU, Lecturer of Engineering Design

Panelists:

  • Manan Suri, IIT Delhi, Asst Professor
  • Gilles Fayad
  • Tarek Saeed, IBM, Chief Technology Officer, Artificial intelligence

Day 3: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Time: 2:30PM

Session: SAAS & Cloud - Losing Control or Simplifying Life

Moderator: Omid Mahboubi, MENA Cloud Alliance, Founder

Panelists:

  • Ezzat Sayegh, Cloud For Work, Managing Partner
  • Mahesh Jaishankar, du, Vice President - International Connectivity and Infrastructure
  • Sanjay Ahuja, Middle East & Africa, AGC Networks, LLCSVP & Country Manager

DAY 4: wednesday 11 OCTOBER 2017

Time: 12PM

Session: IOT Connected Devices and Networks

Moderator: Jean-Luc Scherer, Innoopolis, Founder

Panelists:

  • Alberto Araque, KHDA, Etisalat, VP Digital Marketing and IOT
  • Hani Yassin, Sr. Director, Technology, Qualcomm
  • Santiago Castillo, Principle, Roland Berger

Day 4: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time: 4:30PM

Session: Data is the New Oil - Big Data & Bigger Insights

Moderator: Himanshu Vashishtha, CEO, SixthFactor Consulting 

Panelists:

  • Philippe Blanchard
  • Debbie Botha, Executive Information Architect, IBM
  • Maha Muraish, VP - Data Monetization and Digital Marketing, Etisalat Digital

DAY 5: THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

Time: 2PM

Session: Cloud Future - The Opportunity of New Infrastructure

Moderator: Kuldeep Bhatnagar, Environmental Agency AD, CISO

Panelists:

  • Sanjay Ahuja, SVP & Country Manager - Middle East & Africa, AGC Networks
  • Elie Dib, METNA, Riverbed Technology, Senior Managing Director
  • Deepak Verma, Wanna Go Cloud Services,  CEO and Founder

Day 1: Sunday 08 October 2017

Opening Time: 4:30PM

Session: Digital Transformation - Building the Enterprise of the Future

Moderator: Sanjay Ahuja, SVP & Country Manager - Middle East & Africa, AGC Networks LLC

Panelists:

  • Kamal Kant, Network International, VP - DCC & Strategic Projects
  • Francisco Salcedo, Etisalat, Senior Vice President Digital Services
  • Pedro Pereira, SAP, Head of Digital Transformation MENA
  • Ashok Pamidi, NASSCOM, Senior Director & Lead Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Day 2: Monday 09 October 2017

Opening Time: 2:30PM

Session: Enhanced Reality - Reaching Prime Time

Moderator: Anis Zantout, FP7, Head of Digital Business Unit

Panelists:

  • Ritesh Tilani, Enhance, Founding Partner
  • Dany El Eid, Pixelbug, Founder
  • Amir Mortezaie, Director Smart Home Services, du

Day 3: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Time: 12PM

Session: Video, VR and Telepresence - Changing Education from the Inside

Moderator: Anna Batchelder, Bon Education, CEO & Co-Founder

Panelists:

  • Krishan Meetoo, Co-Founder / CIO, Proversity
  • Badr Ward, Lamsa world, CEO
  • Amol Kadam, RBBi, CEO and Co-Founder

DAY 3: TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017

Time: 4:30PM

Session: APIs - Monetization and Creating Ecosystems

Moderator: Anthony Butler, IBM, CTO, IBM Cloud and Blockchain, Middle East and Africa

Panelists:

  • Maha Muraish, VP - Data Monetization and Digital Marketing, Etisalat Digital
  • Gary Sheynkman, Principal, The Fly Labs
  • Naimish Shah, Head of Innovation & Fintech, Emirates NBD

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2017

Time: 2:30PM

Session: Flying Objects - The Need for Regulation

Moderator: Matt Karau, NYU, Lecturer of Engineering Design

Panelists:

  • David Gallacher, Zayed University, Drone Ecologist
  • Hussein Wehbe, Aramex, Regional Director
  • Ashish Tandon – Global Service Delivery Transformation, Nokia

DAY 5: thursday 12 OCTOBER 2017

Time: 12PM

Session: Network Security in the Age of IoT and Mobility

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram Baig, CISO Council, Founder and CEO

Panelists:

  • Dr. Cherif Sleiman, Infoblox, Vice President EMEA
  • Ebrahim Hamdan, ENEC, Al - Alkeem, Head of information security governance 
  • Kuldeep Bhatnagar, Environmental Agency AD, CISO