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Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

Myth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence : (10-Truth) Organizations Should Know

  • The Future of AI - What’s coming in the Next Decade and Beyond ?
  • Do GCC Organizations have Enough Knowledge about AI Technologies ?
  • Do GCC Organizations need AI technologies ?
  • Do GCC Government Organizations have the Framework where AI can be Used?
  • Do GCC Government organizations have the Budget to Invest in AI ?
  • Do GCC Government organizations have the AI Experts to Run and Develop Projects ?
  • Do GCC Government Organizations have the Strategies to Evaluate the Return on Investment ?
  • Does GCC Government understand the Impact of AI and Robotics on Employment and Public Policy?
  • Is GCC Government Equipped to Regulate AI ?
H.E. Saeed Dhaheri
Chairman, Board of Smartworld
رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة سمارت ورلد، والمدير العام سابقا لهيئة الإمارات للهوية
09:30 AM
Smart Cities
Satyajit Dwivedi
Director, Process Sensor and IoT Global Practice
Bachelor in Electrical Engineering & Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Systems
10:15 AM
axs: TECOM Group’s Smart Gateway for Corporate & Government Services
Dr. Ayoub Kazim
Managing Director
axs
Ahmed Matar Al Mheiri
Executive Director of Government Services
axs
Abdulla Almohaisin
Executive Director – Corporate Services
axs
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Delivering Tomorrow’s Smart Government & SmartCity – Today
Daragh O’Byrne
Vice President, Global Head of Marketing & Alliances
Nucleus Software
12:30 PM
How do you see it in 2030
Eng. Zakia Karam
Head of Land Allocation and Services Department
Dubai Municipality
01:00 PM

Panel discussion:What GCC Organizations have achieved in the last 20 years in Smart Government and Smart Cities

Why to Have Accountability Authority Not Regulators

  • Focus on Technology, Budgets and People
  • Developing Assessment Criteria and Performance Standards  
  • To Create National Strategic Framework
  • Developing the Future Structure Technology
  • City and Country Connectivity and Cyber Security
  • Most Challenges (Citizen Engagement)
  • To Evaluate the Projects Success and Failures and Announce the Results

Lack of Standards in Smart Government and Smart Cities

  • Who is responsible for the Lack of Standards 
  • What types of Standards are Needed to be Followed
  • What GCC Organizations have Achieved in the last 20 years
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 1

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

Smart Government and Smart Cities Technology Integration Strategies and Frameworks

Dr. Eesa Al Bastaki
President of the University of Dubai.
09:45 AM
Integrating Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT in Smart Government and Cities Existent Systems and Infrastructure
Dr. David W. Kravitz
Vice President - Crypto Systems Research
DarkMatter
10:20 AM
Establishing Digital Trust is a Digital Connected World
Gert Botha
Chief Executive Officer
Hiving Technology
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Smart Identity- Providing Citizen Identity over Blockchain As Enabler of the Paperless Smart Government
Fadwa Mohanna
CEO
miCity
12:00 PM
Myth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence : (10-Truth) Organizations Should Know

Why Intelligent Automation Is Critical for the Future of Government
Mr. Dieter Hovorka
Chief Technology Officer / Strategic Alliances
SKILLZ Middle East FZ LLC
12:30 PM
Developing a Vision for Future Jobs and Skill Sets Required for Future Careers and Functions 
Dr. Ahmad Tahlak
President & Chairman
LEVENBERT
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 2

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

National Strategic Framework for Cyber Security  (2017 - Worst Year Ever For Cyber Attacks)

  • Security Challenges and Solutions
  • Organization IoT Security Challenges and Solutions
  • City IoT Security Challenges and Solutions  
  • Country IoT Security Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Náder Alyani
Director
Bloomsbert
10:00 AM
Smart Development and Institutional transformation 
Brett Preston
Talent Development & Organisational Capability Director
Gulf Marketing Group
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Preparing for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist - Future Jobs in the Era of Smart Government and Cities
  • GCC HR Challenges – 2030 - Required Knowledge For the Next Generation  
  • HR Strategies - Future Jobs Development That Don’t Yet Exist 
  • Preparing Organizations to Face the Challenges Related to Future Jobs that Don't Yet Exist
Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist
  • Strategies for Determining the Career Path of Human Resources
  • Corporate Strategies for Jobs Towards Advanced and Innovative Jobs
Future Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist vs. Disappearing Old Jobs
  • Organizational HR Strategies to Shift from Past to New Positions and Job
  • Preparing Organizations to Face Challenges Related to Transformation
  • Future Jobs Under the Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Technology
Dr. Usman Zafar
Founder and CEO DUC Consulting International
& Board Advisor cloudBuy UK & imex Systems Canada
12:00 PM
Cloud Technology in Smart Government and Smart Cities - What GCC Region has Achieved
Jorge Sebastiao
ICT Expert, DC Cloud Practice Leader Data Center Solutions
Huawei
12:30 PM
Panel Discussion -The Future of Government Services in the Era of Blockchain,  Smart Analytics ,Artificial Intelligence and IoT
Dr. Ahmad Tahlak
President & Chairman
LEVENBERT
Dr. Náder Alyani
Director
Bloomsbert
Muhammad Asif Abbasi
Chief Architect, SAS
Jorge Sebastiao
ICT Expert, DC Cloud Practice Leader Data Center Solutions
Huawei
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 3

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

The Future of Computing, Technology, Cities, and Self-Driving Cars and Roads

  • Driving in the Era of Smart Cities
Dr. Náder Alyani
Director
Bloomsbert
10:00 AM
eHouse
H.E Basheer Khalfan Al Mehairbi
Executive Director of Support Services
Abu Dhabi Housing Authority
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
The Future Of Digital Media
Hani I. AlGhofaily
Consultant to the Minister of Culture and Media
, Official Spokesman
12:00 PM
GCC Big Data and Analytics – What Happened and What We Have Achieved

  •     Large Data Standards in Accordance to Global Excellence and Competitiveness
  •     How to Receive Information Electronically in the Era of IoT Connectivity
  •     How Data Can Improve Cities Lives
Mr.Nesar Khan
Managing Director
FP Global Developments
12:30 PM

The Future of Enterprise Robotics

Would Customer Trust ROBOTs - Smart Government and Cities  4th Generation eServices Frame Work

  • National Strategic Framework for Developing the Single Window eService Platform  
  • e-Services in Accordance to Global Excellence and Competitiveness

New Directions of Customer Care Excellence Services

  • Customer Care Excellence Services in the Era of Artificial Intelligence  
  • Customer Care Excellence Services in the Era of Internet of Things

Would Government and Business Customer Care Excellence Centers Replace Humans With ROBOTs

  • Government Customer Care Excellence vs. Business Customer Care Excellence Services  
  • Fourth Generation e-Services - Would Customer Trust Robot?
Andreas Hadjioannou
Middle East Business Development and Sales Director
Virtual IT Consultants
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 4

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM
Insights on impact of smart technologies and AI on smart-cities safety and security
Mr. Ahmed Qurram
Founder - CISO COUNCIL & CISOCONNECT
10:00 AM
Cyber Attacks- the Greatest threat to Humankind?
Daragh O’Byrne
Vice President, Global Head of Marketing & Alliances
Nucleus Software
10:30 AM
How Analytics can beutilized for Anti-Corruption in Governments
Chris McAuley
Director, Fraud & Security Intelligence, EMEA & APAC
SAS
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
GCC Telecom’s Role in Building the Country IoT-(Internet of Things) - Integration
  • Cities and Countries Technology Structure, Infrastructure and Connectivity

City and Country IoT-(Internet of Things) - Integration Strategies and Frameworks

  • sGovernment IoT Connectivity
  • Smart Cities IoT Connectivity
  • Certified IoT Connectivity Organization
  • Certified IoT Connectivity City 
  • Certified IoT Connectivity Country
Dr. Usman Zafar
Founder and CEO DUC Consulting International
& Board Advisor cloudBuy UK & imex Systems Canada
12:00 PM
National Strategy for VAT Governance in the Age of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • VAT - Integrating it in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT
  • VAT - e-Signature Policy in The Era of Integrated Technology
12:30 PM

GCC Government Digital Currency in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities

  • Changing Payments Landscape
  • Global Payment Trends and the Future of Cash
01:00 PM
Announcing the Conference Conclusions and Recommendations
01:30 PM
Announcing the Winners of the 23rd Middle East Smart Government and Smart Cities Excellence Awards
01:45 PM
Photography and Media Meeting
02:00 PM
Lunch, End of Awards Ceremony and the Conference

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

Myth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence : (10-Truth) Organizations Should Know

  • The Future of AI - What’s coming in the Next Decade and Beyond ?
  • Do GCC Organizations have Enough Knowledge about AI Technologies ?
  • Do GCC Organizations need AI technologies ?
  • Do GCC Government Organizations have the Framework where AI can be Used?
  • Do GCC Government organizations have the Budget to Invest in AI ?
  • Do GCC Government organizations have the AI Experts to Run and Develop Projects ?
  • Do GCC Government Organizations have the Strategies to Evaluate the Return on Investment ?
  • Does GCC Government understand the Impact of AI and Robotics on Employment and Public Policy?
  • Is GCC Government Equipped to Regulate AI ?
09:30 AM
Smart Cities
10:15 AM
axs: TECOM Group’s Smart Gateway for Corporate & Government Services
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Delivering Tomorrow’s Smart Government & SmartCity – Today
12:30 PM
How do you see it in 2030
01:00 PM

Panel discussion:What GCC Organizations have achieved in the last 20 years in Smart Government and Smart Cities

Why to Have Accountability Authority Not Regulators

  • Focus on Technology, Budgets and People
  • Developing Assessment Criteria and Performance Standards  
  • To Create National Strategic Framework
  • Developing the Future Structure Technology
  • City and Country Connectivity and Cyber Security
  • Most Challenges (Citizen Engagement)
  • To Evaluate the Projects Success and Failures and Announce the Results

Lack of Standards in Smart Government and Smart Cities

  • Who is responsible for the Lack of Standards 
  • What types of Standards are Needed to be Followed
  • What GCC Organizations have Achieved in the last 20 years
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 1

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

Smart Government and Smart Cities Technology Integration Strategies and Frameworks

09:45 AM
Integrating Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT in Smart Government and Cities Existent Systems and Infrastructure
10:20 AM
Establishing Digital Trust is a Digital Connected World
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Smart Identity- Providing Citizen Identity over Blockchain As Enabler of the Paperless Smart Government
12:00 PM
Myth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence : (10-Truth) Organizations Should Know

Why Intelligent Automation Is Critical for the Future of Government
12:30 PM
Developing a Vision for Future Jobs and Skill Sets Required for Future Careers and Functions 
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 2

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

National Strategic Framework for Cyber Security  (2017 - Worst Year Ever For Cyber Attacks)

  • Security Challenges and Solutions
  • Organization IoT Security Challenges and Solutions
  • City IoT Security Challenges and Solutions  
  • Country IoT Security Challenges and Solutions
10:00 AM
Smart Development and Institutional transformation 
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Preparing for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist - Future Jobs in the Era of Smart Government and Cities
  • GCC HR Challenges – 2030 - Required Knowledge For the Next Generation  
  • HR Strategies - Future Jobs Development That Don’t Yet Exist 
  • Preparing Organizations to Face the Challenges Related to Future Jobs that Don't Yet Exist
Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist
  • Strategies for Determining the Career Path of Human Resources
  • Corporate Strategies for Jobs Towards Advanced and Innovative Jobs
Future Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist vs. Disappearing Old Jobs
  • Organizational HR Strategies to Shift from Past to New Positions and Job
  • Preparing Organizations to Face Challenges Related to Transformation
  • Future Jobs Under the Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Technology
12:00 PM
Cloud Technology in Smart Government and Smart Cities - What GCC Region has Achieved
12:30 PM
Panel Discussion -The Future of Government Services in the Era of Blockchain,  Smart Analytics ,Artificial Intelligence and IoT
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 3

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM

The Future of Computing, Technology, Cities, and Self-Driving Cars and Roads

  • Driving in the Era of Smart Cities
10:00 AM
eHouse
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
The Future Of Digital Media
12:00 PM
GCC Big Data and Analytics – What Happened and What We Have Achieved

  •     Large Data Standards in Accordance to Global Excellence and Competitiveness
  •     How to Receive Information Electronically in the Era of IoT Connectivity
  •     How Data Can Improve Cities Lives
12:30 PM

The Future of Enterprise Robotics

Would Customer Trust ROBOTs - Smart Government and Cities  4th Generation eServices Frame Work

  • National Strategic Framework for Developing the Single Window eService Platform  
  • e-Services in Accordance to Global Excellence and Competitiveness

New Directions of Customer Care Excellence Services

  • Customer Care Excellence Services in the Era of Artificial Intelligence  
  • Customer Care Excellence Services in the Era of Internet of Things

Would Government and Business Customer Care Excellence Centers Replace Humans With ROBOTs

  • Government Customer Care Excellence vs. Business Customer Care Excellence Services  
  • Fourth Generation e-Services - Would Customer Trust Robot?
01:30 PM
Lunch and End of Day 4

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

08:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM
Insights on impact of smart technologies and AI on smart-cities safety and security
10:00 AM
Cyber Attacks- the Greatest threat to Humankind?
10:30 AM
How Analytics can beutilized for Anti-Corruption in Governments
11:00 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
GCC Telecom’s Role in Building the Country IoT-(Internet of Things) - Integration
  • Cities and Countries Technology Structure, Infrastructure and Connectivity

City and Country IoT-(Internet of Things) - Integration Strategies and Frameworks

  • sGovernment IoT Connectivity
  • Smart Cities IoT Connectivity
  • Certified IoT Connectivity Organization
  • Certified IoT Connectivity City 
  • Certified IoT Connectivity Country
12:00 PM
National Strategy for VAT Governance in the Age of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • VAT - Integrating it in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT
  • VAT - e-Signature Policy in The Era of Integrated Technology
12:30 PM

GCC Government Digital Currency in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities

  • Changing Payments Landscape
  • Global Payment Trends and the Future of Cash
01:00 PM
Announcing the Conference Conclusions and Recommendations
01:30 PM
Announcing the Winners of the 23rd Middle East Smart Government and Smart Cities Excellence Awards
01:45 PM
Photography and Media Meeting
02:00 PM
Lunch, End of Awards Ceremony and the Conference
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