SPEAKERS

Dr Sid advises senior leaders and executive teams in the government and the private sector on developing and implementing frameworks to forecast, predict, and make projections about business events that may impact their strategy.

DR SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Advisor, Dubai Police;

Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN

United Arab Emirates

An award-winning veteran in the application of political and computing power towards population-level wellness, creating more resilient societies through the ever-improving the vitality of individual denizens.

Mubaraka M. Ibrahim

Director - Information Technology Department

Ministry of Health and Prevention

United Arab Emirates

nigel willson

Global Influencer and Advisor on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Technology,

(Ranked amongst top 20 AI Influencers in the World)

United Kingdom

Dr. Ahmad is Solutions Lead on AI & Data science at Google MENA HQs in Dubai and leads the Machine Learning & Data Science group to transform the marketing and ads ecosystem in the MENA region using AI techniques.

Dr Ahmad Khwileh

Data Science and AI Solutions Lead

Google MENA

United Arab Emirates

Mr Alshodari provides companies with IT insight, enabling businesses, guidance securely and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.

Majed Alshodari

Chief Information Security Officer

Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG)

Saudi Arabia

Khawla Albadi

Head of Innovation and Technology

Etihad Airways

United Arab Emirates

Ziad leads the business intelligence functions that focus on measuring the analytical performance of sectors and translating data into insights to lead destination marketing campaigns.

Ziad Ali Mohamad

Director - Business Intelligence

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism

United Arab Emirates

Eng Ammar Majed Safi

Member in Innovation & AI Team

Under Secretary Office, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, UAE

United Arab Emirates

In addition to being a member of DL(Blockchain) & Artificial Intelligence, Taskforce - Ministry of ICT, Government of Kenya, Mr Onyango possesses expertise in leading crisis communication response, anticipating emerging issues and developing viable solutions.

HON. MICHAEL ONYANGO

Member of Distributed Ledgers and AI TaskForce, Ministry of Information,

Communication and Technology Government of Kenya

Kenya

Often referred to as 'Venture Idealist', Dr. Satyam is one of the Top 50 candidates in India nominated to be on the Corporate Boards by the AgendaWeek, The Financial Times Group publication.

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Technology Fellow & Chief Data

Scientist - Halliburton;

United States

Dr. Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Advisor.

Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Managing Director/ Head of Information and Cyber Security

Standard Chartered Bank

United Arab Emirates

Mr Sandeep is a Global Operations and Technology Leader in Financial Services with over 30 years’ experience across the likes of Blue Chip Organisations: Barclays and Morgan Stanley to name a few.

Sandeep Chouhan

EVP - Group Head Operations & Technology

Mashreq Bank

United Arab Emirates

Dr Ebrahim holds a master’s degree with specialisation in Cyber Security. He holds worldwide security certifications like CISSP, CISA, CISM, GPEN, ISO 27001 LA, and COBIT5 I. & A. and has been an expert speaker and panel member in security events and summits

Dr Ebrahim Al Alkeem

Cybersecurity and AI Expert

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

United Arab Emirates

With over 30 years of ICT experience, he architects practical & business focused solutions using new-age technologies.

JORGE SEBASTIAO

CTO EcoSystem,

Huawei

United Arab Emirates

The Chairman of ‘Ideas Arabia’ and ‘Ideas Emirates’ and an accomplished business transformation expert with a proven track record in developing innovation culture methodologies for government departments across the UAE.

HUSSAIN AL FARDAN

Head of Innovation Centre

Dubai Customs

United Arab Emirates

Mr Foster possesses a wealth of experience leading complex IT business transformation projects, system enhancement solutions, information security, and infrastructure development solutions including private and public Cloud based solutions.

Mario Foster

Group CIO

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises

United Arab Emirates

With 10+ years of experience in product management and technical program management, Mr. Charafeddine possesses Technical & product expertise in applied AI at scale using deep learning and reinforcement learning.

Mohamad Charafeddine

Sr Director of Product, and Head of Data & AI

Careem

United Arab Emirates

Mr Chowan is an experienced professional working in areas of Retail Strategy, Business Analytics, Customer Loyalty and CRM, Retail Business Consulting and Supply Chain Management.

Piyush Kumar Chowhan

Chief Information Officer

LuLu Group International

United Arab Emirates

With over 19 years of experience, Mr Ibrahim has worked with several Banks and Financial institutes globally, partnered with Fintech and Startups to enable payment services.

Shafique R Ibrahim

Group Head of IT

Al Fardan Group

United Arab Emirates

Mohamed G. Abdalmksoud is a top-performing IT director with over 18 years’ experience managing business applications, technology innovation, IT security, and services management.

MOHAMED Gamal

Director of Information Technology

Alzahra Pvt Hospital Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Mr Chaudhry is a thought leader with over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure Mgmt, Enterprise Risk Mgmt, Business Resilience, Data Privacy, Audit & Compliance.

Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

The director of the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence based in GEMS Dubai American Academy, Sreejit worked as an external consultant supporting schools in implementing Robotics and STEM-based solutions.

Sreejit Chakrabarty

Director - Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

GEMS Dubai American Academy

United Arab Emirates

Sanjay Nadkarni

Director of Innovation & Research

Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

United Arab Emirates

Mr Ansar has over 12 years of experience delivering enterprise digital commerce products & solutions for large businesses in the MENA, Americas and European markets. He is also ranked among the Top 50 Tech Visionaries in the MENA region - Digital Commerce.

Ansar Kanhiroli

Head of Digital - eCommerce, Product, Tech & AI

Al Futtaim Group

United Arab Emirates