تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم ولي عهد دبي والرئيس الأعلى لجامعة حمدان بن محمد الذكية

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Dhahi Khalfan

HE Dhahi Khalfan Tamim

Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security | United Arab Emirates
Chairman of HBMSU's Board of Governors

Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security Chairman of HBMSU's Board of Governors

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Mansoor

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar

Chancellor | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University**

Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University. Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar is also the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE). Dr. Al Awar has started, built and led several innovative enterprises, like: • Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), the region’s first university with smart learning approach. • Innovation Arabia, the annual scientific conference with a focus on innovation in the Arab world. • First Qua [...]

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Mohammed

Prof. Mohammed Loutfi

Vice-Chancellor’s Special Envoy | United Kingdom
Coventry University

Professor Loutfi is the Vice-Chancellor’s Special Envoy at Coventry University, and served as the inaugural President of the Knowledge Hub, Coventry University’s branch campus in Egypt. Prior to this he held the Pro Vice-Chancellor post at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has multiple international roles of responsibility; he was a council member at the Observatory of Magna Charta Univeristatum of Fundamental University Values and Rights in Bologna, vice-president of the board of the A [...]

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David

Mr. David Qu

Vice President of Global Publications, Education, Electronic Products | United Arab Emirates
Joint Commission Resources/Joint Commission International

David Qu is an accomplished leader with 25 years of experience in healthcare management, strategy, technology, and innovation. He currently serves as the Vice President of Publications, Education and Electronic Products at Joint Commission International (JCI). In his previous career, David held General Manager role at Allscripts, a leading Electronic Health Record company, and CEO role at CellTrak Technology. David is a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) and a Cert [...]

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Nabil

Prof. Nabil Baydoun

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Professor Baydoun is an internationally recognized authority on the impact of culture and religion on accounting and financial systems. He is currently the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at HBMSU in Dubai. He also held senior academic positions and staffed key board committees at various institutions in Australia, Honk Kong, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Professor Baydoun has a record of accomplishment of launching innovative initiatives and building effective teams in large a [...]

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Martin

Prof. Martin Spraggon

Dean of School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Professor Martin Spraggon is a progressive professor of Strategy and Innovation Management. Before joining HBMSU as the Dean of the School of Business and Quality Management, he served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and Director of Executive Education for the School of Business Administration (SBA) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). His areas of specialization include strategic management, design thinking and innovatio [...]

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Ying- Ying

Dr. Ying- Ying Liao

Faculty Member, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Ying Ying Liao is an Associate Professor at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK. Prior to her current appointment, she was an assistant professor and acted as programme director at the University of Liverpool (China Campus). She received her PhD degree and served as post-doctoral researcher in the University of Kent, UK. She has been actively involved in several research activities internationally including joint PhD supervision, EMBA ex [...]

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Shamim

Dr. Shamim Siddique

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

PhD (Economics) degree in 1989 from Temple University, USA. MA (Economics) in 1979 from University of Karachi MS (Applied Economics) in 1980 from University of Karachi Taught courses in economics and Islamic Finance at the University of Brunei Darussalam, University of Karachi and Temple University. Published journal articles and papers in the areas of international trade, labor and development economics. Worked as an Economics Consultant for various development projects undertaken by public [...]

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Awoniyi

Prof. Awoniyi Awofeso

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Health and Environmental Studies | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Prof. Awoniyi Awofeso is a Professor at the School of Health and Environmental Studies at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. He has over 25 years of experience in universities of Nigeria and Australia in the fields of public health Projects’ management, public health surveillance, health sociology, correctional health care, and hospital administration. Professor Awoniyi has extensive work experience, at both middle and senior management levels. He also authored five books, three book chapte [...]

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Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed Al Nakeeb

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Ahmed Al-Nakeeb is an Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Quality and Business Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. Dr. Al-Nakeeb received his Ph.D. in Quality Management from the University of Glamorgan in Wales, United Kingdom. He also completed a Master in Business Administration, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering all from reputable Universities in the United Kingdom. He taught various courses in Management and Marketing [...]

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Sanjai

Dr. Sanjai Parahoo

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr Sanjai K Parahoo holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India; a Graduate Certificate in Business (Distinction) from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia; an MBA (Distinction, University Gold Medal and DCDM cash prize and trophy) from the University of Mauritius. Dr Sanjai has extensive experience in innovation management and contract research, having led projects of African and international funders in various African countries. His areas of re [...]

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Fadi

Dr. Fadi Al Sakka

Faculty Member, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Fadi Al Sakka is a proficient business and academic figure. With almost 15 years of business experience, he worked with all various strategic components such as strategic HR, leadership development, talents development programs, performance management, recruitment, compensating and benefits, training & development, career path, engagement & satisfaction & happiness schemes, HR information systems, and special strategic HR projects in order enhance the overall organization productivity level. [...]

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Mohammed

Dr. Mohammed Ghadi

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr Mohammed Yasin Ghadi is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Quality Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ghadi, worked for more than six years at Mutah University in Jordan and as a Chairman of department of Business at Mutah University. He also taught some Management courses at University of Wollongong in Australia. Dr. Ghadi’s teaching experience includes Human Resource Management, Staffing, Compensation Management, Strategic [...]

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Mohamed

Dr. Mohamed El Baradie

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Mohamed El Baradie is an Assisstant Professor of Accounting at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in the School of Business and Quality Management. Before joining HBMSU Dr. El Baradie worked as an Assistant Professor at Al Hosn University, Abu Dhabi and The American University in The Emirates, Dubai. He also taught Accounting courses at The University of Durham during his PhD studies. He worked as a Financial Controller with American Airlines, and an Accounting Controller with P. Tech Cor [...]

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Mayada

Dr. Mayada Moussa

General Education Director | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Mayada Moussa is the Director of General Education as well as an Assistant Professor of Public Health affiliated to the School of Health and Environmental Studies at HBMSU. She has MPH and PhD from Alexandria University in Public Health, majoring Environmental Health. She has been in the academic field of public health for over 10 years, teaching, supervising Master and PhD theses, developing programs and designing courses, and conducting research. She has worked on a variety of projects, [...]

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Ebrahim

Prof. Ebrahim Soltani

Faculty Member, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
HBMSU

Prof Ebrahim Soltani is Professor of Quality Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in the School of Business and Quality Management. Before joining HBMSU Professor Soltani worked at Strathclyde and Kent Universities in the UK. His teaching and research experience includes Operations Management, Quality Management, and Managing Quality in Supply Chain. Professor Soltani has published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented papers at international conferences. H [...]

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Omyma

Dr. Omyma Shehata

Faculty Member, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
HBMSU

Dr. Omyma is a faculty member in the School of Business and Quality Management. She is a TQM Expert with over thirty years of combined solid and in-depth experience in Academia Management, Quality Assurance Internal Audit, Training, and knowledge transfer. She is an academic advisor and supervised several postgraduate Thesis. She is also a certified leadership coach with a Professional Diploma in Mindfulness and Corporate Resilience

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Rashid

Dr. Rashid Karkain

Founder and Managing Director | United Arab Emirates
Sustainable Development Research, Training and Consultancy Organization

Dr. Rashed Karkain, founder and managing director of Sustainable Development Research, Training and Consultancy Organization has a Ph.D. in Environment and Health, Master of Science in Innovation & Change Management from HBMSU and a Chemical Engineer graduated from University of South Florida, with more than 22 years of experience on the Technical as well as Leadership level in the field of Environmental and Sustainable Development Leadership, Environmental Project Management, Environmental Stud [...]

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Mounir

Dr. Mounir Elkhatib

Faculty & Program Chair, School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Mounir El Khatib is an expert (academic and practitioner) with 22 years of varied experience in Europe and Middle East, in program and project management, covering engineering, business and management, and IT fields. He is an e-government and e-transformation expert, heavily involved in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and UAE Federal E-Government, covering the management & technical perspectives Dr El Khatib holds a PhD in Project and IT Management from UK. He is a certified project management professi [...]

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Hamdy

Prof. Hamdy Abdelaziz

Dean of School of e- Education | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

The winner of Khalifa Award for Education (Cycle # 7, 2014); Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Teaching in the Arab World. Professor of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Tanta University, Egypt. Professor of Distance Learning, School of e-Education, Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University, UAE. Prof. Abdelaziz holds a Ph.D. from University of Arkansas, USA, 2004, with first class honors (4 out of 4). Former supervisor of the National Smart Learning Center in Egypt. Former directo [...]

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Kathryn

Dr. Kathryn K. Leonhardt

Principal Consultant, International Quality & Patient Safety | United Arab Emirates
Joint Commission Resources/Joint Commission International

Dr. Kathy Leonhardt is Principal Consultant for Quality and Patient Safety at Joint Commission International (JCI), leading education and training on quality and safety to healthcare organizations around the world. Dr. Leonhardt is a preventive medicine/public health physician with 30 years experience as a leader in the public and private health care sector. She has conducted research, published and taught in the areas of performance improvement, patient safety, infection prevention, and patien [...]

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Khezna

Ms. Khezna Al Sadi

Learners Experience and Community Engagement Senior Executive | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University**

Khezna Alsadi is a Senior Executive of Learners Experience and Community Engagement at Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University. Currently she is doing her Master in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and holds a Bachelor of Business and Quality Management (Distinction with Honors). Her key strength is in her capability of being customer-driven and oriented; with 12 years’ experience in fields focusing on customer services and partnership management. Khezna has a talent as a voice-over specialist w [...]

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Maya

Ms. Maya Al Hawari

PhD Scholar | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

1st Emirati Arab Phd Scholar to research emotional intelligence and its effect on leadership in MENA. Author of 2020 book “أسرار التجديد في زمن الكوفيد" published and available in Sharjah international book fair 2020 Chairperson of the board of governors at Dubai Carmel School, Consultant in professional development: trained over 900 hrs to government employees around the emirates in the past two years. Tedex speaker 2019. 2017 & 2018 Ambassador of knowledge b [...]

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Sara

Ms. Sara Almarzooqi

PhD Scholar | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

More than 14 years of experience in the educational field. Started as a teacher in the Ministry of Education FOR 3 years before moving to Sharjah Ladies Club to be in charge of “Collage” Talent Center for children, teenagers and women. Worked for Sharjah Book Authority as Director of Sharjah Public Libraries and currently a PhD. Scholar in Educational Leadership at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.

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Latifa

Dr. Latifa DAADAOUI

Coordinator | United Arab Emirates
National Erasmus + Office (NEO)

Latifa Daadoui is a doctor in management sciences from Université Paris Dauphine- France. She is the National Coordinator of Erasmus+, the EU program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. She was a Management and innovation professor and researcher in French and Moroccan Universities and a visiting scholar in US University. Her research and expertise cover: education, international cooperation and mobility, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship and ecological behavior. She is also [...]

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Maryam

Ms. Maryam Abbas AlBalushi

Debate member - Learner | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Learner at HBMSU in Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and appointed as Learner Council president

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Ali Talib

Mr. Ali Talib AlShamsi

Debate member - Learner | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Learner at HBMSU in Master of Science in Organizational Excellence and Learner Council member

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Saeed

Mr. Saeed Mohammed AlShamsi

Debate member - Learner | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Learner at HBMSU in Bachelor in Business and Human Resource Management and Learner Council Vice President

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Eshrak Mohsen

Ms. Eshrak Mohsen Naji Al-Atoli

Moderator | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

• Bachelor degree in Business and Quality Management from HBMSU • Public Relations Executive in a Korean government organization, part of Korea's Ministry of Cultural, Sports, and Tourism. • An entrepreneur

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Muhammad

Mr. Muhammad Hussain

Debate member - Alumni | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

• Mohammad Hussain Gulfam graduated from the program of Bachelor of Business and Quality Management from HBMSU. He works as an Executive Education Officer in Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government. Furthermore, he is a member and secretary of the HBMSU Alumni Council. Also, he is passionate about volunteering with governments in Local occasions and global conferences.

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Omar Mohd

Mr. Omar Mohd Al Hemairi

Debate member - Alumni | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

• MSC in Innovation and Change Management from HBMSU. • Head of Strategy and Quality section in the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee. • President of The Supreme Legislation Committee Youth Council. • President of Alumni Council.

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Mohamed Ahmed

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Al Hammadi

Debate member - Alumni | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

• Bachelor in Business and Quality Management from HBMSU. • Master in Service Leadership and Innovation from Rochester Institute of Technology. • Certified Trainer in Emirates Association for Management Consultants and Trainers.

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Rami

Mr. Rami Zahran

Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer | Saudi Arabia
Saudi German Health, KSA

Rami Zahran is the Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of the Saudi German Hospital Group in KSA. He is responsible for the company’s Marketing, Communications, Digital and Events activities. He has been responsible for transforming the department completely since taking over the role and has been credited for a significant positive impact to brand awareness and equity, as well as an increase in financial performance of the business. Rami has 14 years of high-profile marketing ex [...]

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Moderator

Mr. Moderator IA

Title | United Arab Emirates
Index**

Bio

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Nilesh

Mr. Nilesh Patel

Executive Vice President Secure Solutions | United Arab Emirates
Digital14

As a technology industry veteran, Nilesh Patel brings over 25 years of experience in strategic product management, business strategy, go-to-market execution, and technology evangelism to his position as Executive Vice President Secure Solutions at Digital14. Serving as head of the Secure Solutions business for Digital14, Nilesh and his team drive the company’s strategy, execution, and delivery of end-to-end cyber security products and cloud services that protect customer’s devices, networks [...]

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Arash

Mr. Arash Dara

Group Chief Executive Officer | United Kingdom
Lootah Holding

Arash is the Group CEO of Lootah Holding, a family-owned conglomerate pursuing ventures in diversified industry sectors, contributing to the international expansion of the UAE’s national economy and creating the most innovative business opportunities. Arash has extensive strategy and leadership experience, bringing over a dozen years of consulting across the energy, FMCG, travel, financial, telecoms, public and health sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Lootah Holdi [...]

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Brigitte

Ms. Brigitte Khair Mountain

CEO & Co-Founder | United Arab Emirates
Gigthree

Brigitte Khair Mountain is the Founder and CEO of gigthree, a new tech startup based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Brigitte is a humanitarian, development and knowledge management professional, and recently became an entrepreneur. Increasingly interested in the power of the private sector to innovate, advocate for positive change, and impact livelihoods, she is keen on exploring ways in which international public servants like herself can impact the work of private sector entities for positive change throu [...]

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Kamel

Dr. Kamel Mellahi

Senior Manager | United Kingdom
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

I am Senior Manager at Dubai Chamber- Centre for Responsible Business. In 2020, I featured in Stanford University's list of top 2 per cent scientists in the world. Before joining the Dubai Chamber, I was a full Professor in Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, UK. I have authored/edited more than 10 books, and published over 100 articles in world leading business/management journals, and numerous practical tool-kits and guidelines. I served as a Senior Editor for Journal of World Bus [...]

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Jean-Luc

Mr. Jean-Luc Scherer

Business Development Manager | France
Khalifa Innovation Center

Jean-Luc Scherer is an industry thought leader with 20+ years of professional experience in the mobile industry and digital technologies. He has advised Tier-1 telecom service providers such as Etisalat, Turkcell, STC or Zain on digital transformation, IoT, big data and cloud. Over the years, Jean-Luc developed a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and became an innovation coach in 2014. Founder of Innoopolis, a digital innovation factory, Jean-Luc has more recently joined Khalifa Inn [...]

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Lina

Ms. Lina Hourani

Director | Jordan
Al Ahli Holding Group

Lina Hourani is the Director of Al Ahli Holding Group CSR Division, since 2008, responsible for several youth development programs and initiatives. The Global Business Opportunities program (GBO) was a major milestone in Lina’s professional path, helping Al Ahli Group to identify business opportunities, develop the entrepreneurial skills for youth, shifting them from being job seekers to job providers. Her success with GBO and also CSR in Action Program – an initiative that brings together s [...]

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Nancy

Ms. Nancy Stearns Bercaw

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor | United Arab Emirates
Ajman University

Nancy Stearns Bercaw has written about health, science, education, and technology for publications around the world including the New York Times, Korea Herald, and U.S. News & World Report. She also is the author of two health-related books: “Brain in a Jar” and “Dryland.” Since 2017, she has served as Chief of Staff and Communications & Marketing Advisor for Ajman University. Ms. Bercaw has been a participant on many international committees, including the QS EduData Summit Steeri [...]

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Ahmed

Mr. Ahmed Abdulrahman Alburkani

Director of Creative Thinking | United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

Speaker Biography: __ Eng. Ahmed AL Burkani is an engineer in Civil and holding a master degree in Business Administration. He started his career as a construction engineer in Adnoc Distribution. After his twelve-year career, Eng. Ahmed decided it was time for a change from the Oil Sector to the Government Sector in Abu Dhabi, where he was offered to be a Performance Development Consultant in Department of Economic Development. Eng. Ahmed was accredited on 2010 as Project Management Professio [...]

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Ivano

Mr. Ivano Iannelli

CEO | United Arab Emirates
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Ivano is widely acknowledged as the GCC foremost experts in the fields of Sustainability and Carbon Emission Management. He is currently the CEO of Dubai Carbon, a former United Nations senior official and a subject matter expert in environmental economics and low carbon strategies. Ivano has extensive experience in facilitating economically relevant low carbon pathways. For the past 2 decades he has aggregated and managed GHG National inventories across the GCC, NDCs and State Action Plans, wit [...]

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Abed

Mr. Abed Baidas

Founder, Group Chairman & CEO | United Arab Emirates
Identity Branding Forum

Dr. Abed Baidas has a successful business career spanning over 30 years. He has been involved in business endeavors worldwide. Heading a team of international branding experts, he pioneered the development of Identity Branding Forum fundamentals and processes, introducing the “identity branding culture” in the Arab World, combining the science of human development with the art of branding to build “brand’s identity” value aligned with businesses’ organizational behavior – where our [...]

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Fahad

Dr. Fahad Al Saadi

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Fahad Alsaadi has 20 years of experience in business administration and management. He holds a Ph.D. degree with distinction in Total Quality Management. His research focuses on e-service quality in higher education in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Fahad Alsaadi earned his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the American University of Sharjah (UAE), and Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Admin (Distinction with Honors) from Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai. [...]

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Bilal

Mr. Bilal Sabouni

Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey | United Arab Emirates
GUIDEPOINT

A seasoned business leader based in Dubai since 1999, Bilal Sabouni is Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey at the New York-based knowledge services firm, Guidepoint. Guidepoint is a global intelligence organization and the largest proprietary "brain trust" of on-demand Experts in the world. Guidepoint represents an expanding network of ~800,000 industry & subject-matter experts based in +190 countries and deploys their expertise, on-demand, for targeted government [...]

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Sana

Dr. Sana Farid

President & Co-Chair Digital Healthcare | United Arab Emirates
VRAR Association MENA

General Surgeon and pioneering XR and Ai expert in Healthcare, Dr. Sana Farid strives to utilize futuristic technologies to make the world a better place, through interactive tools helping to build bridges and reach people faster. Immersive tech coupled with Digital Health is bringing the Remote Healthcare dream to reality, Dr. Sana's adept approach has augmented Healthcare training, Patient-centric programs, and community wellness. She is extensively supporting initiatives related to buildi [...]

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Abdelkader

Mr. Abdelkader Es Slami Houssine

Head of Digital Education & Smart Government | United Arab Emirates
Etisalat Digital

Kader holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Valladolid University (Spain). He has over 20 years of experience working in different positions in IT Services, Project Management, Educational projects, and Business intelligence technology. He has the experience and knowledge in digital education projects (Solutions, Products, Consulting, ...) for K12 education, public and private universities. He has also a deep knowledge of e-Learning solutions & Platforms, Online Process, MOOC, Neutral Hub, LMS, [...]

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Naseem

Dr. Naseem Abdullah

Director of Health & Safety | United Arab Emirates
Dubai Municipality

Dr. Naseem is a creative professional in the UAE with having more than 14 years of managerial skills in the field of public health, public safety, occupational health & safety, emergency & crisis management, consumer products safety, customer satisfaction and service improvement. She holds a PhD in public health & occupational health from UAE University, a second PhD in Total Quality Management, MSc in healthcare management and a bachelor degree in pharmacy. She has several publications in the f [...]

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Ibrahim

Mr. Ibrahim Seksek

COO | United Arab Emirates
startupbootcamp

Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek is the current COO of MENA and Russia of Startupbootcamp, a Rainmaking company. Before joining Startupbootcamp he Co-Founded a couple of companies such as ZenHR Solutions, which addresses the entire HR cycle, and Crystel, Jordan's first business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. Ibrahim also worked as Head of Global Operations Support for Naspers, the parent company of dubizzle and OLX, which oversaw the operations in 70 countries.

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Anas

Dr. Anas Bataw 

Director | United Arab Emirates
Heriot-Watt University Dubai/ Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction

Anas is a recognized expert with over 10 years of establishing digital strategies and implementing large-scale technology solutions on an enterprise-wide global basis with strong leadership abilities for identifying, building cases and implementing smart city solutions that are responsive to the needs of rapidly growing organizations and Disruptive industries. With proven track record of creative planning and execution in Digital Transformation, Ecosystems Integration, Innovations strategies and [...]

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Essam

Mr. Essam Disi

Director of Strategy and Policy | United Arab Emirates
DUBAI SME

Essam Disi is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (Dubai SME), a government agency under the Department of Economic Development (DED) – Government of Dubai - tasked with the development of Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Dubai. In his present job, his main roles and responsibilities are to formulate long-term plans, strategies and policy support framework for SME development, in addition to executing strategic init [...]

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Krishnan

Mr. Krishnan Gopi

Group Chief Disruption Officer | United Arab Emirates
GEMS Education

Krishnan Gopi is the Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education. He is currently on a mission to disrupt from within and create efficient, sustainable, scalable and future-ready technology capabilities for the needs of education today and tomorrow. Krishnan is a strategic technology leader with two decades of international experience and a successful track record spearheading technology-led business transformation for Fortune 100 companies. He was named “Digital Disruptive Leader of the [...]

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Qussay

Mr. Qussay Abdul Wahab

Enterprise Development Acting Senior Manager | United Arab Emirates
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Qussay Abdul Wahab, 44 years old, an Iraqi-Canadian citizen with over 24 years of entrepreneurial experience in gastronomy, information technology, supply chain management and SME advisory. During his MBA studies, Qussay decided to join the corporate world and started with Injazat Data Systems, an IT outsourcing company, as a business consultant. A year and a half later, in 2008, he joined Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development as a business counselor assisting UAE Nationals to startup their ow [...]

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Ahmed

Prof. Ahmed Ankit

Dean of Research and Doctoral Studies | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Ahmed Ankit’s areas of interest for research include Applied Linguistics, Communication, e-learning and Education Leadership. He is the Dean of Research and Doctoral Studies at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was the Dean of Education at the American University in the Emirates and previously the Vice President for External Relations and Cultural Affairs at Ajman University, UAE, where he supervised collaborative projects with international organizations an [...]

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Shaima

Dr. Shaima Al Harmoodi

Assistant Professor – School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr Shaima AlHarmoodi is an Assistant Professor at Hamdan bin Mohamed Smart University. She has a PhD in the field of innovation project management focusing on understanding the relationship between stakeholders in sustainable projects and linking this relationship to the effectiveness of their innovation. Due to her dedication and passion towards her work, she won multiple prestigious awards such as Shaikha Fatima Al Nahayan Excellency Award and Rashid Award for Academic Excellence. She is a [...]

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Moetaz

Dr. Moetaz El Sergany

Associate Professor at the School of Health and Environmental Studies | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Moetaz ElSergany is an Associate Professor at the School of Health and Environmental Studies at HBMSU. He has over 25 years of technical and teaching experience in the Field of health and environmental studies. He taught and developed many environmental health courses (water and wastewater analysis, environmental legislation, water sanitation, integrated solid waste management, environmental aspects of pesticides, environmental impact assessment, industrial waste management, and hazardous wa [...]

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Meera

Dr. Meera Alreyaysa

Chair of Collaborative Research and Assistant professor at the School of Business and Quality Management | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Meera Al-Reyaysa holds a PhD in Project Management from the British University in Dubai in association with the University of Manchester. She is currently Chair of Collaborative Research and Assistant professor at the School of Business and Quality Management. Research interests include project management, sustainability and CSR. She has previously worked as consultant and acting programme manager at the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), for the Carbon Ambassadors Programme in coll [...]

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Khadeegha

Dr. Khadeegha Alzouebi

Faculty & Program Chair in School of e- Education | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Dr. Khadeegha has a PhD in education from the University of Sheffield, England. She also has an MEd and an MA in Education from the University of Sheffield, England. Dr. Khadeegha has worked extensively on educational policy, school reform, school effectiveness and innovation change management both in the UK and in the United Arab Emirates. She has over 23 years of experience in the education field in many capacities from working on educational policy, working with government, higher learning a [...]

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Abdalla Sulaiman

Dr. Abdalla Sulaiman Alhammadi

Chief Innovation Officer and the Head of Strategy Department | United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Justice

Dr Abdallah Suleiman occupies the position of the Chief Innovation Officer and the Head of Strategy department in the Ministry of justice – UAE. His experience adds up to more than 18 years in the government sector, in Strategy Management, Innovation and Excellence. He participated in various international and local conferences related to innovation such as the HR Forum in the Petroleum sector, the International Conference in Training and Development, Arab Administrative development Organi [...]

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Hamda

Dr. Hamda Hassan Khansaheb

Consultant Family Medicine and Head of Medical Research Section - Medical Education and Research Department | United Arab Emirates
Dubai Health Authority

Hamda Khansaheb is the Head of Medical Research Section in the Medical Education and Research Department in Dubai Health Authority and a consultant Family Physician. She graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in UAE University and completed her Family Medicine Residency in Dubai. She also holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and completed the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program from Harvard Medical School. She ser [...]

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Dr. Raja

HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg

Vice Chairperson and Managing Director | United Arab Emirates
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC

Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG), is a well-known businesswoman in the region. She has achieved laurels for her stellar leadership of the Group under the tutelage of her father, the Chairman, H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE. Her counsel and valuable insights have significantly contributed to the growth and expansion of ESAG. A leading business woman in her own right, Dr. Al Gurg has carved a unique niche for herself in t [...]

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Borhene

Dr. Borhene Chakroun

Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong | United Arab Emirates
UNESCO

Borhene Chakroun is an engineer and has a PhD in Education Sciences from Bourgogne University in France. Borhene worked, during the 1990s, as trainer, chief trainer, project manager. He has also worked as short-term consultant for the EU, World Bank and other international organisations before coming to the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2001. At the ETF, Borhene worked as Senior Human Capital Development specialist. He is now Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division at [...]

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Kaltham

Ms. Kaltham Almheiri

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
Musanada

Start-up

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Sarthak

Mr. Sarthak Sethi

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

Start-up

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Shaima

Ms. Shaima Abohatem

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Start-up

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Moustafa

Prof. Moustafa Hassan

Professor of Hospital Management, Vice Chancellor for International Cooperation | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Professor Hassan is a medical graduate. He obtained his academic qualifications from Alexandria University (Egypt) and Warwick University (UK). Since 1991, he has assumed several academic and professional roles. In the academic part, Prof. Hassan served as a full-time faculty, program coordinator, dean of School of Health, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and VC for University Advancement at Hamadan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). As he served in academic roles, he established se [...]

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Ramya

Ms. Ramya Venkatesh

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
AMITY

Start-up

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Farhat

Mr. Farhat Nuha

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
Amity

Start-up

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Wadima

Ms. Wadima Alkaabi

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
Applied Technology Highschool

Start-up

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Mariam

Ms. Mariam Mansour

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
Dubai National School Al Barsha

Start-up

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AJAYKRISHNAN

Mr. AJAYKRISHNAN RUPESH

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
SCHOLARS INDIAN SCHOOL

Start-up

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Mayssae

Ms. Mayssae CHIMI

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
AlMawaheb school

Start-up

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Samer

Prof. Samer Hamidi

Doctor of Public Health (Health Systems Management), Tulane University, USA | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

Professor Samer Hamidi is a professor at School of Health and Environmental Studies. He has 20 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of public health, health management, and online learning. He designed, developed, and delivered courses at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. He also led the accreditation of public health and health management programs. He is locally and internationally recognized scholar, an associate editor, editorial board member, and peer reviewer for [...]

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Huda Taher

Ms. Huda Taher Al Tamimi

Lifelong Learning Center Director | United Arab Emirates
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

 Bachelor in Communication and Media Sciences , Zayed University  Masters in Innovation and Change Management, HBMSU  Graduated from Women Leadership Exchange Program, Sweden - Dubai  Joined HBMSU in 2006 and worked in different areas such as: o HR Department as Staff Services section, Manager o Learners Relationship Management, Director o International Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Director o LLL Center, Director

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Moderator

Ms. Moderator Z.T

Moderator | United Arab Emirates
Innovation Arabia 14

Moderator

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Moderator

Ms. Moderator J.C

Moderator | United Arab Emirates
Innovation Arabia 14

Moderator

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Moderator

Ms. Moderator B.W

Moderator | United Arab Emirates
Innovation Arabia 14

Moderator

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Moderator

Ms. Moderator M.A

Moderator | United Arab Emirates
Innovation Arabia 14

Moderator

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 Shamma

Ms.  Shamma saif 

Start-up | United Arab Emirates
AL AIN MODEL SCHOOL

Start-up

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Abdul Salam

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani

Executive Chairman – Innovation Arabia | United Arab Emirates
Chairman – INDEX Holding

Executive Chairman – Innovation Arabia Chairman – INDEX Holding

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