09 - 10 September, 2019
Park Hyatt, Dubai, UAE

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Registration

8:30 am - 9:00 am CXO Closed Room Breakfast Briefing One

8:30 am - 9:00 am CXO Closed Room Breakfast Briefing Two

9:00 am - 9:40 am Conference Registration and Networking

9:40 am - 9:50 am IQPC’s Opening Remarks

9:50 am - 10:10 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Seth Adler - Editor, AIIA Network

Seth Adler

AIIA Network

AI, RPA, big data, cloud, AR/VR, quantum computing – these are just a few technologies that have made their respective hypes and continue to do so.
As a decision maker in an organisation implementing these technologies, ensuring that the right technologies are adopted and that all technologies compliment each other is the most crucial attribute to ensure a digital success.

10:10 am - 10:30 am NATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Aligning definitions and ensuring we know what they are: AI - Machine Learning - Deep Learning - Chatbots - NLP - RPA.

Görkem Köseoğlu - Chief Analytics Officer, ING
Recent AI hype has caused misalignment in defining different applications of AI and their use in operations. Ensuring that every individual and organisation understands the real definitions and differences in different applications of AI is crucial to understand the best technology to invest in and gain maximum return on investment

Key question: How to, why and where to use different arms of AI?
  • Ensuring an organisation needs it and is prepared to adopt it

Görkem Köseoğlu

Chief Analytics Officer

10:30 am - 10:50 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Tech Integrity: All technologies promise enhancing your organisation. How do they all come together in ensuring maximum results?

Ramin Mobasseri - Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, Wells Fargo
Harphajan Singh - Head of Analytics, Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore
Mohamed Gamal Abdelmksoud - Director of IT, Al Zahra Hospitals
With plenty of technologies at our disposal, and all promising to enhance efficiency, engagement and advancement, choosing the right one to invest in is one of the toughest tasks leaders face today. Even if organisations have the budgets and capabilities to accommodate all technologies, knowing how they come together and compliment each other is key to a successful transformation.

Key question: How do we maximise the impact of all the available technologies and make them work together to enable a successful business transformation?


Ramin Mobasseri

Global Artificial Intelligence Lead
Wells Fargo


Harphajan Singh

Head of Analytics
Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore


Mohamed Gamal Abdelmksoud

Director of IT
Al Zahra Hospitals

10:50 am - 11:10 am TECH TALK: RPA: The view from the top: Assessing the real capabilities of RPA

Addressing AI’s influence on humans and how humans have been adjusting to AI will be the most important factor to an AI-powered society. From regulating AI to using AI ethically to the misconceptions that humans have on AI taking over their jobs, the human side of AI will shape the future of AI and humanity.

Everyone talks about harnessing the future with AI and how AI can help organisations and societies be more efficient. But harnessing the future of AI itself will be key to mass adoption, human acceptance and use

Ahmed Ghanim Al-Ali

Senior Project Manager – Future Services Lab
Prime Minister’s Office – UAE

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Refreshments and Networking

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm AI ETHICS FIRESIDE CHAT: Where do we draw the line? Can we control the power it possesses?

Dr. Masood Ahmed - Senior Sector Advisor, DigitalHealth.London
Ramin Mobasseri - Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, Wells Fargo
  • Accountability and responsibility of developers, adopters and stakeholders
  • Ensuring right explanations, both technical and non technical is a must for transparency and fairness
  • How organisations can remain ethical whilst exploiting its potential? What do you need to do to remain ethical?

Dr. Masood Ahmed

Senior Sector Advisor


Ramin Mobasseri

Global Artificial Intelligence Lead
Wells Fargo

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm ADVISORY TALK: Can regulators catch up with the fast evolving technologies?

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm STUDENT PROJECT SHOWCASE: A showcase of cutting-edge and next-generation ideas, projects and concepts by school and university students in fields related to AI

Our 2nd Artificial Intelligence Week will bring together aspiring, young and talented students from local and regional schools and universities to showcase next-generation ideas and projects in our special Student Project Showcase. Witness as they display what our future workforce looks like, how they see what AI can do for us and potentially invest in their idea. Who knows, a billion-dollar opportunity awaits you!
AI enthusiast students from universities and secondary schools can enter in teams of 3-4 participants/team
Build a prototype of an app/programme/software/hardware and present your product or idea to the judges
The top 5 finallists will present their product or idea on the mainstage of the 2nd Artificial Intelligence Week Middle East conference on 10th September!

Showcasing use cases of AI across several industries and how industries can learn from each other.

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: HEALTHCARE/ INSURANCE: Artificial Intelligence in Insurance Industry

Harphajan Singh - Head of Analytics, Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore
AI and all its application will and has already started to impact several aspects of the global insurance industry, from distribution to pricing, claims to underwriting and also for real time policy purchasing and binding

Ensuring preparedness and a strategic plan to bring in AI technologies and creating and executing a comprehensive data strategy would be key to efficient implementation of AI in the insurance space for enhancing efficiency, customer experience and to enhance returns on investments

Harphajan Singh

Head of Analytics
Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: HEALTHCARE: AI in Genomics: Gaining novel biological insights using machine learning and neural networks by analysing large, complex and heterogeneous datasets

Dr. Robert Hoehndorf - Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Dr. Robert Hoehndorf

Assistant Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Networking Lunch Break

Interactive Group Discussions (IDGs) are the perfect setting for audiences to come together and discuss their ideas, insights and opinions on specific topics. Each IDG has a leader who will lead the discussion and mention key points that the audience seated can engage in, creating a platform for interactive conversations and learnings from like-minded individuals.

Group 8


2:40 pm - 4:00 pm Training and developing competencies in existing workforce

Dr. Robert Hoehndorf

Assistant Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

IDG Three

2:40 pm - 4:00 pm Can we trust AI for law enforcement and regulations?

IDG Four

2:40 pm - 4:00 pm How 5G will affect AI?

IDG Five

2:40 pm - 4:00 pm Having accurate and efficient data is needed now more than ever!
Dr. Mazin Gadir - Senior Consultant, Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Mazin Gadir

Senior Consultant
Dubai Health Authority

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of Conference