09 - 10 September, 2019
The Oberoi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am CXO Closed Room Breakfast Briefing One

Sponsors:
GE Healthcare


9:00 am - 9:30 am Conference Registration and Networking

9:10 am - 9:20 am IQPC’s Opening Remarks

9:20 am - 9:30 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Seth Adler, Editor at AIIA Network

Seth Adler

Editor
AIIA Network

AI IS HERE AND IT IS HERE TO STAY
With spending’s on AI and cognitive solutions to rise from $37.5m in 2017 to $100m in 2021 in the Middle East alone,
the 32% growth indicates the region’s strong commitment towards implementing and adopting AI technologies.
Though the adoption has been slower, it is clear that AI is here and it is here to stay with partner selection being a key challenge.

With AI having said to have an impact of 14% on UAE’s GDP and 12.4% of Saudi Arabia’s GDP by 2030, there is no doubt that the Middle East is going to lead the race in the AI revolution. From government operations to healthcare, to finance and almost everything we do going forward, AI will change the way businesses operate

Key question: Are we ready to move into a world influenced by AI?
  • Do we need AI and which industries really need it?
  • How do we evaluate ROI and how fast you need to implement this?
  • Do we have what it takes to govern and control AI?

Panellists:


Seth Adler, Editor at AIIA Network

Seth Adler

Editor
AIIA Network

His Excellency Mohammad Hassan, Executive Director of Data & Statistics Sector at Federal Competitiveness and Statistic Authority

His Excellency Mohammad Hassan

Executive Director of Data & Statistics Sector
Federal Competitiveness and Statistic Authority

Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi, Executive Director at Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship

Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi

Executive Director
Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship

Dr. Hamed Ali Al-Hashemi, Director of Strategy at Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Hamed Ali Al-Hashemi

Director of Strategy
Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General at International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), UAE

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Director General
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), UAE

Khaled El Shabrawy, Government Cloud Solutions Executive at Microsoft

Khaled El Shabrawy

Government Cloud Solutions Executive
Microsoft

10:00 am - 10:20 am EMERGING TECH Government 2.0: Revolutionizing the Delivery of City Services in an Era of Emerging Technologies

Zeina El Kaissi, Head of Emerging Technology and Global Partnerships at Smart Dubai Office

Zeina El Kaissi

Head of Emerging Technology and Global Partnerships
Smart Dubai Office

10:20 am - 10:40 am Fireside Chat - Where we are, where we ought to be – Reviewing Smart Dubai’s AI initiatives and a glimpse at what’s coming next


Hessa Al Balooshi, Director Of Smart Services at Smart Dubai

Hessa Al Balooshi

Director Of Smart Services
Smart Dubai

Seth Adler, Editor at AIIA Network

Seth Adler

Editor
AIIA Network

Almost everyday, multiple stories of successful deployment and use of AI technologies across the world arise. However, what we don’t see are the unsuccessful trials and the numerous struggles to deliver the promises this hyped-up technology offers. Learning from each other and understanding the reasons behind others failures is crucial to understand the best possible strategy.

Key question: How to identify where to implement AI and where it can bring maximum returns?
  • Understanding needs, drivers and priorities to identify areas requiring attention
  • A clear direction is key to the value proposition
  • Do you have the right set of people for it? Does your board believe in what you aim to achieve with AI?

Panellists:
Seth Adler, Editor at AIIA Network

Seth Adler

Editor
AIIA Network

Dr. Bernd van Linder, CEO at Commercial Bank of Dubai

Dr. Bernd van Linder

CEO
Commercial Bank of Dubai

Jalil Mekouar, Senior Advisor, Hospitality at Delos

Jalil Mekouar

Senior Advisor, Hospitality
Delos

Alya Zaid Mohammed Harbi, Director, Statistics and Research Center at Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE

Alya Zaid Mohammed Harbi

Director, Statistics and Research Center
Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO at Al Zahra Hospitals, Dubai

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany

CEO
Al Zahra Hospitals, Dubai

Dr. Walid Zaher, Group Clinical Research & Innovation Director, Corporate Academic affairs and Research Department at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA

Dr. Walid Zaher

Group Clinical Research & Innovation Director, Corporate Academic affairs and Research Department
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA

11:10 am - 11:30 am LEAD TECH TALK: Making Work Human

The session will highlight about the future of work, and the new paradigms of digital workers working alongside human workers. The session will discuss how AI and Machine Learning combine with RPA and real time analytics to augment the human workforce, and how these new operating models will enable legacy enterprises to compete more effectively with their new, digital competitors.


James Dening, VP & Digital Worker Evangelist at Automation Anywhere

James Dening

VP & Digital Worker Evangelist
Automation Anywhere




Necip Ozyucel, Azure Business Group Lead at Microsoft

Necip Ozyucel

Azure Business Group Lead
Microsoft

Steve Plimsoll, Partner, Data & Intelligence, Africa, India & Middle East (AIM) at EY

Steve Plimsoll

Partner, Data & Intelligence, Africa, India & Middle East (AIM)
EY



Necip Ozyucel, Azure Business Group Lead at Microsoft

Necip Ozyucel

Azure Business Group Lead
Microsoft

Steve Plimsoll, Partner, Data & Intelligence, Africa, India & Middle East (AIM) at EY

Steve Plimsoll

Partner, Data & Intelligence, Africa, India & Middle East (AIM)
EY

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Refreshments and Networking

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Speed Networking Session

Get your business cards ready and make connections that matter! Step onto the red and green lines and follow the instructions to ensure you and the rest have a fun networking session!

INFRASTRUCTURE READINESS
There is a direct correlation between digital readiness and AI readiness. Understanding your requirement and matching it with the infrastructure it needs is crucial to avoid failures and gain maximum benefits from the applications you deploy. Understanding the differences between narrow, general and strong AI and understanding your organisation’s capabilities enables decision makers to choose whether to build, buy or collaborate for successful AI adoption.

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Trustworthy Human-AI Partnership: A journey towards safe, trusted and explainable AI and how businesses can benefit from it

Dr. Daniele Magazzeni, Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London at Co-Director, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training In Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Daniele Magazzeni

Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London
Co-Director, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training In Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence

With so many options to choose from, it’s likely that organisations and decision makers face a challenge in choosing the best option for their AI journey. The wrong decision to whether buy end-to-end externally, build inhouse, or collaborate leading to an expensive, costly and negative publicity experiment, one that no organisation would want to have.

Key Question: How do you ascertain the readiness of your organisation to leverage data science?
  • Understanding one’s true internal data science capability to assess the direction needed. Do you have a capable data scientist team in your organisation? If not, do you have the capability of bringing in data scientists in your current line of businesses?
  • Finding the right vendor to cater to your needs and understanding each others capacities, approaches and mindsets
Sidharth Balakrishna, Former Head of Strategy and Innovation and Executive Director at Essel Group

Sidharth Balakrishna

Former Head of Strategy and Innovation and Executive Director
Essel Group

Dr. Mishal Al Kasimi, CEO at Capital Health (ADCG Healthcare Platform) Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital Health Shield Medical Center

Dr. Mishal Al Kasimi

CEO
Capital Health (ADCG Healthcare Platform) Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital Health Shield Medical Center

Jorge Sanz, Analytics & Data Director at ADS Securities

Jorge Sanz

Analytics & Data Director
ADS Securities

TRUSTING AI FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
Artificial Intelligence is a threat to cyber security, but if used right, can also be a strong solution to use against the rising and ever-advancing nature of cyber threats organisations face today. Using ML and AI can potentially help organisations and the cyber industry to identify threats more efficiently than other software-driven approaches. With massive funding’s and investments being done in AI-specific cyber security companies, and large-scale cybersecurity firms investing millions of dollars in AI and ML research, using AI for your cyber infrastructure does look like a good gamble after all

  • Using AI and its applications including ML to create more secured, efficient and interoperable infrastructures to work with
  • How AI is being used in licensing, regulating and creating a smoother and faster process
  • Handling large and confidential data sets and information using an AI and blockchain-powered infrastructure
Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR)

Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR)

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm The Future Impact of AI on Cyber Crime and the Shift to Self-Learning Self-Defending Networks

Sponsors:
Darktrace
With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defence has turned into an arms race.
 
This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets.
 
This session will go through the following key points:
  • Leveraging machine learning and AI algorithms to defend against advanced, never-seen-before, cyber-threats
  • How new immune system technologies enable you to pre-empt emerging threats and reduce incident response time
  • How to achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments
  • Why automation and autonomous response is enabling security teams to neutralize in-progress attacks, prioritise resources, and tangibly lower risk


James Connolly, Country Manager at Darktrace

James Connolly

Country Manager
Darktrace

Understanding the difference between data integration, data engineering and data science and knowing where your organisation stands in their journey is crucial to create strategies for the future and know the gaps in current infrastructure that need to be filled before you plan your data science team.
  • Leveraging data and analytics to optimise key business and operational processes
  • How data scientists can mitigate risks of security and compliance
  • Why you need one and how to maximise your organisation data internally
Dr. Hany Hossny, Data Science Project Manager at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Dr. Hany Hossny

Data Science Project Manager
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Dr. Mazin Gadir, Healthcare Management Consulting Principal and Executive Advisor at IQVIA and Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Mazin Gadir

Healthcare Management Consulting Principal and Executive Advisor
IQVIA and Dubai Health Authority

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

AI ACROSS INDUSTRIES
From healthcare to government functions, finance to ecommerce, marketing to urbanisation, energy to retail, cognitive technologies have been disrupting the news for almost all industries. Though not all industries have fully exploited the potential of AI, the finance sector, healthcare sector, energy sector and governments have already felt what such technologies can bring.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Invite Only Closed Room Masterclass: Tomorrow’s Tech, Today

Sponsors:
Microsoft
By 2025, it is expected that the world contains 80 billion connected devices that generate about 180 ZB of data, and that 95% of online and telephone interactions be through AI bots. In order to prepare ourselves for a world where change in technology is the only constant in our lives, Microsoft invites you to spend an hour discussing these topics of the future, as the future is now.
 
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft’s AI strategy is to build the best in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge, infused with artificial intelligence, which enables customers to create and innovate through the power of the Microsoft Cloud.
 
This session is designed to cover the topics of AI Bots and the Internet of Things. It will include use-cases, demonstrations and high-level architecture. 


Firas Bou Fakhereddine, Cloud Solutions Architect – Data & AI at Microsoft

Firas Bou Fakhereddine

Cloud Solutions Architect – Data & AI
Microsoft

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi AI experience in Health and Wellness

Dr. Shereena K. Al Mazrouei

Department Manager, Non Communicable Diseases; Public Health Center
Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Yousif Al Zaabi, Head of Foresight at Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Yousif Al Zaabi

Head of Foresight
Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: ENERGY: Applications of artificial intelligence in the global energy markets and economics

The following speech will focus on the applications of artificial intelligence in the global energy markets and economics, which is a ripe area for exploration in the field of energy. The presentation will address the following topics:
  • Significance of AI and ML in the energy industry
  • Deployment of AI in risk-averse corporations
  • iMarket Initiative
  • GANNATS Development Framework

Applications of AI in the Energy Industry:
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Refining/Petroleum refined Products
  • Pricing
Dr. Saud M. Al-Fattah, Corporate Consultant at Saudi Aramco

Dr. Saud M. Al-Fattah

Corporate Consultant
Saudi Aramco

DRIVING BOTTOM LINE IMPACTS
PwC reports that AI could contribute $320bn to the Middle East’s economy by 2030, equivalent to 11% of its GDP, showing just how well AI can leverage its potential, if done right. UAE and Saudi Arabia are said to gain the most from these technologies but the potential of increasing GDP and economies in the rest of the region are exponential too. Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman are said to gain more than $80bn through AI as well. From retail to healthcare, to e-commerce and government, every country has already started leveraging AI and the below showcases just a few stories from the region.

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT: SAUDI ARABIA: Case Study: An effective implementation of AI in smart cities

  • The use of AI in Virtual Traffic Lights in making safer roads
  • Enhancing traffic flow and urban development by using and analysing data
Dr. Ammar Alanazi, Director of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Technology at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Dr. Ammar Alanazi

Director of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Technology
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

4:10 pm - 5:40 pm Day 1 Workshops

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Close of Conference Day One