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11:30
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    10 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Following on from the great success of his TEDx talk titled “Never underestimate an 8 year old!”, Adam El Rafey, one of the youngest TEDx speakers to date, shifts his focus to businesses and companies with his new talk "Recruit me! I'm 9!"

11:45
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    30 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
12:00
  1. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
    Need help growing your brand awareness? Established in the heart of Dubai, V7 Digital was built specifically to assist Startups and SMEs in the Middle East who are struggling to find help with managin ...
12:15
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Driven by the rise of megacities and the way technology has reinvented ownership, fuel and power, developments within in mobility are having major effects on your clients. To create the products and s ...
13:00
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Moving away from traditional models, this session will establish from studies / research which industries are expected to feel the shift to the next generation the most.

13:45
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    60 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    The newest generation, Generation Z has started to enter the workforce. Their hyper-connected and high-tech upbringing will  bring a new set of behaviours, expectations and preferences. Thus, will change the fact of the workforce. Find out how to make your workplace ready for Gen Z and just how much change you can expect across the board!

13:50
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    10 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
14:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    Why sport proves that disruption and tradition can co-exist. How Wimbledon use AI, data and cloud technologies to turn a 150 year old tennis club into a data driven media business.

14:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    Exciting case study of a fast-growing Japanese startup that specializes in applying deep learning to the Internet of Things for factory automation and intelligent robotics. The session highlights the key business challenges and opportunities in building a research-heavy machine learning startup. We introduce a non-traditional marketing strategy for complex technologies and discuss the role of prediction contests in stimulating innovation and interest.

  2. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    The increased demand for innovation hubs stemmed from the need for corporate giants to launch new products or services faster. Innovation hubs nurtures new ideas and helps develop innovative technology solutions to help companies acquire new customers, compete in a new market, or find ways of working more efficiently.

  3. Hall 7A
    60 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
    Today’s enterprise resources planning (ERP) market is more dynamic than at any time in the last 20 years. In 2019, more than 75% of newly implemented ERP systems will be resident in the Cloud. Whether your company is a small-to-midsize manufacturer, a distributor, or a division within a global corporation, executives need to consider how this shift to a cloud-first mentality impacts and optimizes the industrial enterprise. Ahmed Sami, NetSuite Sales Director discussed the need of managing your Business on a True Cloud ERP system.
15:00
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    It would be a mistake to consider this most recent generation as simply “mini-Millennials” since they have characteristics that are uniquely their own. By 2020, Gen Z will account for 40% of all consumers. What are the characteristics of this generation you need to know in order to sell to them?

16:00
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    These new workers don’t remember a world without the internet and smartphones. While Millennials have sought work with a purpose, Gen Z’ers, are said to be driven by the fear of experiencing another recession, place a premium on a stable paycheck and a secure job. Ask them anything you want about the motivations on entering the workplace; what their expectations/requirements would be.

  2. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    With Artificial Intelligence evolving every day, it is evident that more meaningful customer experiences are not far from the radar. A complete shift and overhaul in customer experience is progressing forward as AI tends to seep into various industries and fields. From Tesla to Google's personal assistant making phone calls to your hairstylist, it is clear that AI is here to stay. Whether we call it a disruption or a transformation, the way we deliver and receive customer experience is changing each day, alongside the evolutionary nature of AI.

16:30
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Mobility and reachability have contributed significantly to the rise of M-Commerce. More and more people are shifting to doing their business  on their smartphones. However, technologies like Chatbots, Augmented Reality, and Instant Checkout also contributed to that growth by enhancing user experience; making it far better than that of a traditional E-commerce service. 

     The discussion of this panel will revolve around the benefits of M-commerce over E-commerce and the importance of online retailers creating buyer-friendly and personalized services. 

17:00
  1. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    120 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
    Looking to increase your marketing ROI? Mindshare is the MENA region's premier global communications group. Head of Digital, Sarosh Waiz has 15+ years of strategy experience across business, marketing ...
11:15
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    15 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
11:20
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    10 mins
    • Future Mobility
11:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Buzzwords in AI
    • Latest trends of AI in retail
    • Mind blowing applications in IoT
    • How AI is revolutionizing healthcare
    • What to expect in the next 5 to 10 years?!
  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    60 mins
    • Future Mobility
    China’s transportation system is improving dramatically and becoming increasingly electrified allowing China to significantly decrease emissions. As the vehicle fleet of ICEs is being phased out and replaced by electric vehicles, how will the global energy market be impacted and what lessons can be adopted by others?
  3. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Is passion something that can be found? There is an argument that unlike interests, skills or talents that can be gained or lost, our passion already lives within us and thrives when we focus our energy in meaningful work, often in the service of others. Meet Ben. Ben created a waste-free shampoo tablet at the age of 14 and now has built his business on a range of plastic-free products.
  4. Hall 1
    20 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Presenting criticality of data protection while operating with public cloud services. How to safeguard your business and user information

12:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United Arab Emirates. In the UAE; obesity levels are as high as 37 per cent of the population, which is double the world average. There are also a growing number of people with Type 2 diabetes, with a huge 20% of the population already suffering from the disease. 
  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility

    Affordable or commercially viable electric trucks is the next frontier in electrification after cars and buses. When thousands of electric trucks are on the road it will transform how energy grids, logistics, and infrastructure work together.

  3. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
    Feeling overwhelmed by the ever-evolving social world? Based on a collective appreciation for brand strategy, thumb-stopping content and communications that cut-through, SOUP Marketing will help you r ...
  4. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Same-day delivery is changing the way we shop and its demand is increasing significantly. Many companies have pivoted to integrate same-day delivery, including giant logistics providers. Not only does it enhance user experience, but it also reduces the need for inventory upstream and facilitates for a cost-effective distribution site. 

  5. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Many Technology people would be surprised at the amount of exciting stuff which can be done with Oracle MySQL. It is one of the most widely used databases for more than 20 years. Today it is used in a wide variety of applications: from small, private company websites to mission-critical applications such as Facebook and Booking.com. Many other successful companies that are listed on major stock market indexes use MySQL to keep their businesses up and running!
    In this session we present you some MySQL facts which all Technology people need to know. 
    Oracle MySQL is easy to work with and so is the MySQL team! Meet the MySQL team at the presentation!

12:15
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Research has shown that Gen Z find working for an organization that aligns with their social compass is important and could be, or most likely will be, the deciding factor in choosing their career and the company they work for. How should you do that?

12:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    According to PwC's global CEO survey, 85 percent of CEOs agree that AI will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years. A recent news mentions that, AI adoption will account for 45 per cent of the world economy's total gains by 2030

  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility

    Working to set the stage for a future of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, Gary will take the audience through the current technology and innovation that is guiding future mobility today and where it can go tomorrow. Focusing on the impact of consumer experience, Gary's keynote will highlight how the current trends in mobility will bring day-to-day opportunity for commuters, drivers and more. 

  3. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
13:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the earth's food system, feeding over 70% of the entire planet, yet they are amongst the most underserved community. There is massive information asymmetry in the industry, leading to food waste, market linkage and financial inclusion issues impacting over trillions of dollars annually. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to change this, creating wealth for those who adopt it and can also help feed the world.

  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    60 mins
    • Future Mobility

    A discussion between some of the world's leading auto manufacturers and innovative Start-ups on how revolutionising technology is taking shape in the form of EVs, micro-mobility, autonomous vehicles and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

  3. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Ashkay is from Harrow, North East London. He's a regular 19-year-old who completed his A Levels in 2018. He's also the millionaire managing director of online estate agent Doorsteps.co.uk, the “Uber” of the property world which was recently valued at £12 million after doing business for just over a year. How has he done it? Hear from him live today and learn from his story. 

  4. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    We all know the fundamental axiom that “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CARE”. However, it is a revolutionary challenge to inculcate the value of health & wellness in today's consumer-centric society, which thrives on varieties of processed food and sedentary life style. Innovations in cloud computing and Internet-of-Things enabled a US based healthcare technology company to successfully engage consumers in taking care of their own health through wearables, heath information exchange, cloud computing, and telehealth facilitating anywhere, anytime video calling between patients and their care providers.

13:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Future Mobility
  2. 30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
13:45
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
14:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    AI and Machine Learning are arguably considered to be the game changing technologies for business and society.. Opportunities are abundant, but with great opportunities come great risks and responsibilities. Enabling the positive transformational potential of AI while managing its new risks and liabilities requires a holistic approach taking into account not only the technical capabilities of AI but also its transformative impact on business and industries, the new skills it requires, corporate governance frameworks for responsible AI, and appropriate regulatory frameworks with possible coordination across national borders among others. In this event we will cover key concepts and ideas that touch upon diverse aspects of AI and factors that can enable not only efficient AI adoption but also effective AI adoption with positive, responsible impact. 

  2. 210 mins
    • BICSI Workshop

    Learn how to differentiate between the availability and reliability of data centres. Case studies will be used to determine how to classify data centres for the correct class based on the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Centre Design and Implementation Best Practices standard. Delegates will learn why ANSI/BICSI 002 is the best design guide for building data centres by using its class system.

  3. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    40 mins
    • Future Mobility

    The 10,000 USD two-seater electric micro car with swappable batteries allowing its owners to take part in a car-share model to earn revenue, and avoid the need to stop and recharge.

  4. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
  5. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    One of the benefits of Blockchain is that it creates transparency and trust by making all transactions visible across all points.  To maintain confidentiality and security, all parties involved need to agree on the information shared and develop a system of permissions to regulate data. Parties also contribute to the cost of setting up and running the Blockchain, making it a teamsport. 

     Panelists will discuss the effective collaboration of parties across different industries in integrating Blockchain and maximizing its benefits.

  6. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Capturing the innovation stories of Dubai American Academy, this session will visit the pathways developed for students to take classroom passion projects into viable global technological solutions.  Disrupting traditional models of education and having fun in the learning process this collection of stories will be a glimpse of what the future holds.

15:00
  1. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
    Today’s enterprise resources planning (ERP) market is more dynamic than at any time in the last 20 years. In 2019, more than 75% of newly implemented ERP systems will be resident in the Cloud. Whether your company is a small-to-midsize manufacturer, a distributor, or a division within a global corporation, executives need to consider how this shift to a cloud-first mentality impacts and optimizes the industrial enterprise. Ahmed Sami, NetSuite Sales Director discussed the need of managing your Business on a True Cloud ERP system. 
15:10
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    65 mins
    • Future Mobility

    Is treating electric vehicles as a saviour of the planet wishful thinking? Some claim it will do more harm than good. Capturing the full environmental impact of electric cars requires a complete lifecycle analysis taking all aspects into account: from pollution caused by battery production, to sourcing and recycling rare earth metals, to the conditions where the vehicles will be operating. 

16:00
  1. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
    LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network for people to connect with colleagues and businesses, with over 610 million members globally and generates over 80% of social media B2B lead ...
  2. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

     A New Blueprint of Society - Integration with other technologies through decentralized networks

16:30
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    With its unprecedented specificity and scale, Data Analytics has enabled enterprises to collect and analyze terabytes of data relevant to different fields, one of which is Security. Organizations are able to collect data related to network, software and application, hardware and infrastructure, and users' behavior. This information is used in creating a more enforceable, inclusive and adaptable security policy. 

     Albeit promising, this comes with challenges; privacy, authenticity and provenance of data to name a few. The panelists will discuss these challenges and how organizations can make the most out of the information collected, while mitigating the effects of inconsistent data

09:00
  1. 210 mins
    • BICSI Workshop

    While PoE has been around for quite some time, recent changes promise to take it from an occasional power source to the significant force in powering the IoT and intelligent buildings. With that change will come new capabilities and experiences for users along with new requirements affecting cabling design, installation, and testing.  This presentation will cover what designers, installers and maintainers need to know when working with the future of remote power delivery.

11:15
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    15 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
11:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    Beautiful processes are happening right now. New worlds are created, old worlds are being destroyed. Changes are happening at an incredible pace? AI has become a part of our human life. What's next? This session will explore collaborative AI, Healthcare, humanity, and Artificial evolution. 

  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    10 mins
    • Future Mobility
  3. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Does the education system today diminish creativity? Does it confine children to a certain path towards success? This session will empower you to think differently. Having personally followed a path of personalized education in order to create happiness, fulfillment and achieve her goals more efficiently, Haile tells us what she believes. 

  4. Hall 1
    20 mins
    • Tech Talks

    How risk-based approach to security operations in combination with orchestration & automation helps organizations supercharge their security operations

11:40
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    40 mins
    • Future Mobility

    A presentation on the aspirations of Virgin Hyperloop One to change the face of transportation for both passenger and cargo use and provide an update on technology and projects around the world.

12:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    First fully-integrated artificial intelligence (AI) office building in UAE and greater MENA region. ZHA-designed Bee'ah headquarters in Sharjah set to become a fully-integrated AI building

  2. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
  3. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Payment conventions are rapidly changing. The usage of cash is dropping everyday. Now, consumers are moving towards more “frictionless” payment options that allows them to check-out almost twice as fast as conventional methods. 

    Panelists will discuss the benefits of contactless payments, and the challenges it brings to merchandisers and banks: acquiring new connectivity partners, new security technologies and anti-fraud systems. 

  4. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
    Today’s enterprise resources planning (ERP) market is more dynamic than at any time in the last 20 years. In 2019, more than 75% of newly implemented ERP systems will be resident in the Cloud. Whether your company is a small-to-midsize manufacturer, a distributor, or a division within a global corporation, executives need to consider how this shift to a cloud-first mentality impacts and optimizes the industrial enterprise. Ahmed Sami, NetSuite Sales Director discussed the need of managing your Business on a True Cloud ERP system. 
12:15
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Eddy dropped out of high-school at 17-years-old to launch a tech accelerator for teen startup founders. Now four years later, he's founded Ayi Technology which has launched it's visually stunning Ayi Smart Mirror on Kickstarter. What advise does Eddy have to give young entrepreneurs on starting their first business?

12:20
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility

    AutoX was the first company to launch robotaxi services in California. This presentation focuses on how cities can fast-track autonomous vehicle technologies and enabling regulations. It will also look at the company's pilot projects  with auto manufacturers around the world to introduce autonomous grocery delivery and manufacturing, as well as its partnership with the electric vehicle manufacturer NEVS to pilot mobility as a service.

12:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    In this session, Mario Meir-Huber will talk about the key trends for the next months and 2020 to come. His session will focus on emerging trends and technologies, which now reach a level that makes them available for broad acceptance and implementation. Also, it will focus a lot on what is necessary to make AI projects a success - and what methodologies will arrive from that. Join this session for a journey through ground-breaking technologies, agility and other great stuff you should watch out for!

  2. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
12:50
  1. 70 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Book Signing with Venkat Sumantran, Author of ‘Faster, Smarter, Greener – the Future of Urban Mobility' (MIT Press) and former CEO of Tata Motors (India)
13:00
  1. 90 mins

    Book Signing with Venkat Sumantran, Author of ‘Faster, Smarter, Greener – the Future of Urban Mobility' (MIT Press) and former CEO of Tata Motors (India)

  2. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    As a part of the AI No Trace Expedition, Marek will travel through twenty countries starting and finishing in London, England, through Europe, Turkey, Iran, India, China, South Japan and the United States in a zero-emission car. Creating a new mindset by connecting people with technology, achieving this with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

  3. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    60 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
  4. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    How can data and information drive systemic change?
    We are making solutions with a significant impact on limiting global warming to 1.5 °C while creating new business. We work in transport, energy, built environment, waste & water, and consumer solutions.

14:00
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    15 mins
    • Future Mobility

    The V2I interface spans today 4,700 intersections in 13 cities. With its Traffic Light Information system, the car’s onboard 4G LTE connection communicates with a city’s traffic management system to optimize drivers time by recommending a certain speed to the driver to
    avoid red lights.

  2. Hall 7A
    90 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
14:15
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    45 mins
    • Future Mobility

    There is no consensus of either the technological potential or limitations of self-driving technologies. Few autonomous vehicles have yet been put in operation on public roads. 

  2. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
14:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    As organisations build their data science and AI capabilities, there is increasingly strong need to develop best practice processes and practices for managing data science projects effectively and efficiently. Data Science projects are unlike other business projects, arguably more like a hybrid between product development and technology implementation projects often with strong entrepreneurial characteristics. In this event, we will discuss principles of effective data science project management as well as how organisations can build their data science, machine learning, and AI capabilities best. The event will be a combination of lecture and group work. 

  2. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Immersive learning technology is seen as the future of learning and is changing the learning experience as we know it. The wide use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has made the technology more versatile than ever and are witnessing more prominent use in the classroom. Due to limitations of budget, equipment, safety, and space, many institutes are shifting to AR-VR to provide students with more practical demonstrations. 

     In this panel, we discuss the implications of AR-VR in universities, schools, workplace training, and in e-learning. 

14:45
  1. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    165 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Justin Shaifer, science educator and communicator, and Executive Director of Fascinate, Inc. is on a mission to attract more underrepresented students to STEM careers.
15:00
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    The Advanced Warning System for Motorcycles (AWSM™) system employs sensors, robotics and AI protection system to track the speed, direction and velocity of up to 64 objects at a time giving the rider 360º situational awareness. Detection algorithms inter-communicate and features cellular connectivity to a cloud platform where the AI engine continually learns and creates new algorithms to analyze and alert for potential risks in real time.

     
15:30
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    45 mins
    • Future Mobility

    This discussion will focus on the capabilities, limitations and realistic expectations of different technologies to make autonomous driving possible in the next decade. Different perspectives will be heard on the needed criteria for cars, software, chip designers to LIDAR and camera sensors. 

  2. NXG Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation

    Alex amassed a $72 million fortune building online sports retailer New Work Sports out of his parents’ home.

  3. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
16:00
  1. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
  2. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Details matter. Details make the big picture. A small change can cause unpredictable and undefined results. Can undesired results be avoided? Can the future be forecasted? This session will explore the intricacies of nature and humans, from suicide prevention systems to mind reading applications.

16:30
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Prediction is an example of multiple things that AI can do better than humans. However, one particular area that AI lacked was Reasoning. Recently, there has been significant and intensive research and development in the field of Deep Reasoning that allows machines to understand implicit relationships between different objects and events. 

     This panel discussion will revolve around some potential applications of Deep Reasoning, and how it can be implemented to build a “relational network” 

09:40
  1. 10x Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    40 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum

    Africa Business Briefing, discussions & Networking Breakfast.

    Hear the different perspectives on the impact on trade and investment from Chinese stakeholders. From funding major infrastructure alongside strategic entry by technology companies like Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba helping advance industries across the continent. Not everyone is positive to these developments and many sound of warnings ahead. African Continental Free Trade Agreement is introduced. 

10:20
  1. 10x Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    85 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum

    Africa Business Briefing & Networking Breakfast

    This discussion gives a real world perspective to help you prepare to take on and succeed doing business in Africa. The 2-hour CEO Connect breakfast features a series of sector briefings and roundtable discussions between CEOs from African companies alongside companies currently active in the African market or looking to enter. This is your chance to gauge and ask questions about sourcing business opportunities, investors and joint venture partners to navigating the regulatory landscape with imports and currency restrictions.

     

11:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    60 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    How do two of the most revolutionary technologies of today, Blockchain and AI merge to create deep value for businesses and society? With the unhindered and ubiquitous growth of AI, how can we democratize access to this transformative technology?  What are some ways that we can equip enterprises, developers, and individuals to design for a democratic and benevolent future? In this workshop, we will articulate the urgent need for a decentralized platform and also demonstrate some of the AI services on the platform, You'll be equipped with the necessary knowledge to interact with SingularityNET's ecosystem and community. This introductory workshop is open to all curious minds eager to learn about the next wave of innovation in the AI domain.

11:40
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Around the world, Bird has partnered with more than 100 cities to provide new transportation options, complement public transit systems, and invest in safety infrastructure that benefits everyone.
11:45
  1. Coffee Break
    15 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum
12:00
  1. 10x Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    15 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum
  2. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
  3. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
  4. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Hyper-personalization is one of trendiest growth-hacking strategies as more startups are moving towards more customer-centric models. This takes personalized marketing to a whole new level with a higher degree of targeting potential and specific customers. Hyper-personilaztion campaigns uses browsing, location, and behavioral data from multiple channels to tailor content advertised to each user. 

    Panelists will discuss how gathering and analyzing more data can lead to companies maximizing opportunities by tailoring content that matches each customer's demands. 

  5. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
    Today’s enterprise resources planning (ERP) market is more dynamic than at any time in the last 20 years. In 2019, more than 75% of newly implemented ERP systems will be resident in the Cloud. Whether your company is a small-to-midsize manufacturer, a distributor, or a division within a global corporation, executives need to consider how this shift to a cloud-first mentality impacts and optimizes the industrial enterprise. Ahmed Sami, NetSuite Sales Director discussed the need of managing your Business on a True Cloud ERP system. 
12:30
  1. 10x Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    30 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum
    Nigeria represents one of the biggest opportunities to harness the skillsets of its demographic. This discussion looks at current prospects to outsource services and operations to Nigeria and forseeing potential bottlenecks to overcome.
  2. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
  3. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Blockchain is a complex topic to understand, but it has the potential to solve huge problems around the world. During his presentation, Areez will talk about how it works, some notable cryptocurrencies, and some of its major applications that could solve global problems, including voting, property ownership, and counterfeit medicine.

13:00
  1. 10x Stage, Za'abeel Hall 5
    30 mins
    • Africa Investment Forum

    An Audience Interactive discussion on the Nigeria Startup Ecosystem According to a report by AppsAfrica, Nigeria is the top funding hub for tech startups in Africa with about $334.5M invested as at January 2019. By sheer size of equity investment deals, Nigeria drew more venture capital in 2018 than its Southern African and East African counterparts; and has sustained that trend in 2019. 

  2. 60 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Book Signing with Venkat Sumantran, Author of ‘Faster, Smarter, Greener – the Future of Urban Mobility’ (MIT Press) and former CEO of Tata Motors (India)
  3. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
13:30
  1. 60 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation
14:00
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Delivering personalized content can boost audience engagement and change the way people create, curate, and engage with the arts. Award Winning entrepreneur, investor and CEO in conversation with one of Hollywood’s most successful and creative digital episodic creators discusses how one of the largest media and entertainment industry in the world is spinning content in a AI first world.
  2. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility
14:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    The relentless development of technology to collect, store, and process information continues to transform business – as well as the way we live, think and feel. Neural networks are now overtaking humans in some intuitive tasks where human judgment was previously thought to be unapproachable. Nevertheless, with the rise of machine learning the role of more sophisticated human judgement is expected to rise, at least in the short to medium term. This requires a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of human brains, and how they can work together with and be complemented by machines. 

  2. 210 mins
    • BICSI Workshop

    Passive Optical LANs (POLs) are quickly growing as a cost-effective replacement    for traditional copper Local Area Networks by reducing power, space and cooling requirements while increasing the longevity of structured cabling. This seminar will provide fundamental knowledge on the underlying technologies in POL and  build on this knowledge by explaining the various components involved and existing design experience to design the infrastructure for a POL. The seminar will conclude with delegates having a full design-to-delivery understanding of POL.

  3. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    30 mins
    • Future Mobility
  4. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    IoT devices generate a large and continuous stream of data. For any of the connected devices to execute commands, data is sent to a centralized gateway to be processed and sent back to the sensors of connected devices. Big Data can make this process more efficient and handle extremely large data quickly. 

    IoT is revolutionizing industries. The panelists will discuss how organizations, big or small, must find ways of processing different types of data from different sources. 
     

  5. Hall 7A
    60 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Enterprises are equivocally focussed on digital transformation. Understanding the landscape to unlock the value of digital transformation in your organization is important to stay relevant and competitive in a world which is transforming itself dynamically and rapidly. This session helps assimilate the ecosystem and explore ways of creating a clear strategy for value innovation and business transformation across your business and help unlock the value of data in your organization.

15:00
  1. Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    20 mins
    • Future Mobility

    How Startups are Leveraing Technology to Change the Shape of Mobility in India! With a growing population, rapid urbanization, and rising environmental concerns, India has a lot on its hands as a growing economy. 

15:30
  1. Hall 7A
    30 mins
    • X Labs - Innovation

    Oftentimes the cloud is thought of as a single destination when in reality it is a unique journey. Every business is at a different stage when it comes to their cloud transformation. Some customers need guidance around a strategy to move to the cloud, many are in the cloud and looking to thrive, and others are already extending into multicloud scenarios. All share a common goal: to continually strive and get the most from their cloud investment. Join this session to learn how Oracle customers, all with very different business requirements, successfully adopted an Oracle Cloud operating model. Learn how Oracle Advanced Customer Services helped these customers reduce costs and extract maximum value from their cloud subscriptions.

16:00
  1. Stand D30, Za’abeel Hall 4
    180 mins
    • Marketing Mania Clinics
16:30
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    Artificial Intelligence is a solution to Cyber Security. It's also a threat. Companies are protecting their systems by integrating AI components into their security. These components can also be vulnerable to potential threats including manipulation of data, malicious configuration of devices, or cyber-criminals acquiring large amounts of sensitive data.

    The panel will discuss how organizations can build better protection against cyber-criminals by leveraging AI capabilities to detect, prevent, and protect against malicious attacks.
     

12:00
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    We have all viewed the visualisation of robots living alongside humans through its depiction in pop culture. However, that remains a fantasy as not many robots are currently being used in homes. While social robots seem like an exciting concept, realistically, consumer robots would have to solve, real, everyday problems to truly be successful.

    The panelists will discuss the possible future of robots in the general public's lives and how beneficial they would be.

13:00
  1. 210 mins
    • BICSI Workshop

    Remaining competitive in today's global marketplace largely depends on the reliability of your digital infrastructure. While switches and servers are replaced when a new generation of technology comes along, we expect our existing digital infrastructure to support these new advancements. It is therefore essential to plan and invest accordingly in a properly tested and certified digital infrastructure to ensure that the high expectations now and down the road are met. New applications such as Power over Ethernet and Lighting add new facets to the need for an efficient and future-ready infrastructure. This presentation will explore the best practices, normative requirements, test regimes, project management, and more to help determine if your digital infrastructure is ready for the technology economy—including steps to take if your current infrastructure does not meet future needs.

14:00
  1. Hall 1
    60 mins
    • Tech Talks

    The introduction of 3D printing has had a huge impact on the world. Not only does it make it easier to manufacture products, it has also made it easier to personalise the products to suit individual needs. Saving the environment, making healthcare affordable, creating cheap but sturdy housing and preserving historical artifacts are just a few of the current uses of 3D printing. As technology evolves, 3D printing is sure to find its way into other important fields. 

    The panelists will discuss how 3D printing continues to change the world around us and elaborate on its present-day purpose in major industries. 
     

14:30
  1. AI Conference, Hall 8
    120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence

    This session surveys applications of data, machine learning, econometrics, and related quantitative methods in marketing. Applications include dynamic pricing, advertising attribution, and ad creation. We will focus on the data challenges and methodologies that arise for different applications. Cases include a commercial bank attempting to allocate its digital advertising budget, an online fashion retailer dynamically optimizing prices, and a creative agency looking to efficiently produce social media ads at scale.

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