Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

Conference 3 January 25, 2022

Innovation Systems for Sustainability

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Innovation Systems for Sustainability

January 25, 2022

Conference 3

Industrial development has adversely affected the state of the environment, leading to a negative impact on the quality of human life. In an era of increased environmental awareness, society now expects business institutions to reverse the trend by minimizing the impact of their operations on the environment, and to contribute to improving its physical state. One approach to this end is through innovation systems geared towards sustainable development. These emanate from setting up an institutional ecosystem conducive to the launch of new products, processes, and services that are designed for both efficiency and effectiveness. Furthermore, institutions are contributing to enhance our physical environment by implementing strategies geared to “doing well by doing good.”

This one-day virtual conference part of Innovation Arabia invites conceptual or empirical research presentations, and case studies, thereby enabling interaction and debate between academics, practitioners, and other stakeholders to critically analyse the policies and strategies related to the developments of innovation systems for sustainability.

It features a judicious mix of events, including keynote speech, panel discussions, strong mix of invited and contributed research presentations, and technical demonstrations.

Topics:

A broad definition of sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The one-day virtual conference part of Innovation Arabia will address a number of themes relating to the contribution on innovation systems to sustainable development, including inter-alia:

  • Adoption of environmental quality standards, lean production, and environmental performance
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Consumer adoption of green products and the marketing of sustainable business initiatives
  • Regulatory mechanisms, such as voluntary programs that act as information diffusion programs
  • Antecedents of environmentally beneficial activities
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Innovations for addressing Covid-19
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning in online environments
Speakers
Mousa

Mr. Mousa Al Raeisy

Director - Technology Strategy & Governance Department | Roads and Transport Authority | United Arab Emirates

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Fahad

Dr. Fahad Al Saadi

Vice Chancellor for Learners Development | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University | United Arab Emirates

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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Joelle

Ms. Joelle Saab

Head of the EXPO 2020 Project, Dulsco, Official Waste Management partner of EXPO 2020 | Dulsco | United Arab Emirates

As the Expo 2020 Project Head assigned to represent Dulsco who are the Official Waste Management Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, Joelle Saab is charged with the responsibility of overseeing all aspects pertaining to the delivery of a successful event including the design and execution of the waste management and recycling strategy, as well as achieving the sustainability related goals set for this event. Her academic background, including a bachelors degree in Biochemistry/Life Science and a masters [...]

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Olav

Mr. Olav Scholte

Strategic Alliances, Public & Government Affairs and Agriculture | Signify | United Arab Emirates

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam as MA in business economics, Olav started his career in 1999 as product manager for Philips Lighting in the Netherlands. After several positions in Latin America, Olav worked on the introduction of LED technology in Philips’ lighting fixtures for general lighting. Olav is based in Dubai since 2012 to bring LED technology and other innovations to the market in the Middle East, such as Dubai Lamp. Now Olav is looking after the agriculture busines [...]

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Ashraf

Dr. Ashraf Mahate

Chief Economist – Dubai Exports, Dubai Department of Economic Development | Dubai Department of Economic Development | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ashraf Mahate is currently the Chief Economist at Dubai Industries and Exports, which is the industrial development and trade promotion organisation within the Emirate of Dubai and an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development part of the Government of Dubai. In his current capacity, Dr. Mahate provides econometric analysis, evidence-based policy design and development, information and advice to key decision makers that promotes a structured as well as detailed understanding of i [...]

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Darshan

Mr. Darshan Dagli

Director Software Solutions, META | Honeywell Middle East - United Arab Emirates (UAE) | United Arab Emirates

Managing a world class team with a software mindset that can deploy latest IoT technologies. This allows customers to transform their building operations towards digital services resulting in sustainability and efficiency improvements.

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Muhammad Farrukh

Mr. Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan

Of Counsel | United Trademark and Patent Services | United Arab Emirates

Mr. Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan has been in IP law practice for almost forty years and is one of the busiest lawyers in the MENA region for brand enforcement and contentious causes. His work has been covered by many leading law reports. A frequent speaker and writer on the IP law around the world including organizations such as INTA, PTMG, APAA, Marques, AIPPI and WIPO. A member of leading international associations of law practitioners, a former member of Board of Directors of INTA. He has tau [...]

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Sanjai

Dr. Sanjai Parahoo

Associate Professor | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

Dr Sanjai K Parahoo combines an Engineering degree with an MBA and a PhD in Services Management. He is currently Associate Professor of Service Innovation and Management at the School of Business and Quality Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai. He has published over 40 articles in leading journals in Service Innovaton and Management in both Education and Business settings. He is formally trained in Innovation and IPR management and has over 10 years experience in securing f [...]

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Laila

Ms. Laila Alshaer

Owner and Founder | Hanover Medical Services | United Arab Emirates

A passionate Emirati Entrepreneur and businesswoman. Graduate from Michigan University in United States of America. Serving in Abu Dhabi Police Force and owner or Medical Health Care, Food and Beverage, Online Platform services.

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Mohamed

Mr. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Certified Human Development and Creativity trainer | The Ideology Training institute, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Master of Science in Service Leadership & Innovation, Bachelor in Business & Quality Management, and National Diploma in Aerospace Engineering Certified professional trainer excellence from Emirates Association for Management Consulates and Trainers focusing on leadership, innovation, service design and quality management. Experience professional having previously worked with various government projects and training programs. Over 15 years of experience working closely with clients providing ex [...]

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Ali

Mr. Ali Al Shamsi

Student | Ministry of Interior, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Student in HBMSU Master of Science in Innovation and Change management, Entrepreneur

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Hadeel

Mr. Hadeel Almuraqab

Freelancer photographer and social media marketing, UAE | . | United Arab Emirates

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Reem

Ms. Reem Alsuwaidi

Owner | United Football Academy, UAE | United Arab Emirates

An Emirati entrepreneurial and the owner of United Football Academy in Dubai. Currently enrolled in master’s degree of Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University with 15 years’ of professional experience in different sectors such as banking, customer service and human resources. Working in a government sector as a Deputy Senior Manager, the first Emirati to win two Global awards from the ROI methodology creator (Dr. Jack Phillips – ROI Institute – US [...]

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Saad E.

Mr. Saad E. Abbas

Smart Training Manager | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

Saad personally conducts several training programs such as Human Capital Development, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship Saad Has had a long and diverse career that led him to work in several organisations and different positions during his Thirty Seven years Including the post of Smart Training Manager Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Director Human Capital Development Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation Coordinator General Dubai Human Development Award, Head of Trade Industria [...]

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Moetaz

Dr. Moetaz El Sergany

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

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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Shamim

Dr. Shamim Siddique

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

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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Ebrahim

Prof. Ebrahim Soltani

Professor of Quality Management | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

Ebrahim Soltani (PhD – University of Strathclyde, UK) is a professor of Quality Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prior to his appointment, he was a professor of Operations Management at the University of Kent Business School, UK. Ebrahim’s recent research focuses on global supply chain and how the nature of upstream and downstream supply chain relationships influence the level of product quality

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Bostjan

Dr. Bostjan Gomiscek

Faculty Members, School of Business and Quality Management | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)** | United Arab Emirates

Prior to his appointment to Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Boštjan Gomišček (PhD - University of Technology Vienna, Austria) was working with different universities and research institutions: University of Wollongong in Dubai (UAE), University of Maribor and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Technology Vienna and Austrian Academy of Science (Austria). While working at this institutions he was occupying different positions (Associate Dean Research, Head of Quality Managem [...]

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Ying Ying

Dr. Ying Ying Liao

Faculty Members, School of Business and Quality Management | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)** | United Arab Emirates

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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Hamdy

Prof. Hamdy Abdelaziz

Associate | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)** | United Arab Emirates

Associate

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Ahmed

Prof. Ahmed Ankit

Chair of the Scientific Program | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

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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Lulu

Ms. Lulu Akkila

MC | HBMSU | United Arab Emirates

MC

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Awoniyi

Prof. Awoniyi Awofeso

Associate | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

Associate

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Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed Al Nakeeb

Program Chair – School of Business and Quality Management | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) | United Arab Emirates

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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Nabil

Prof. Nabil Baydoun

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)** | United Arab Emirates

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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Shaima

Dr. Shaima Al Harmoodi

Faculty Member, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, UAE | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University | United Arab Emirates

Dr Shaima AlHarmoodi is an Assistant Professor at Hamdan bin Mohamed Smart University. She has a PhD in the field of innovation project management. She is also an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem developer aiming to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide them with the necessary means to succeed. She leads the development and implementation of the university’s ecosystem long term strategy that incorporate impactful projects and initiatives. Dr. Shaima is [...]

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