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Covid-19 Update

After closely monitoring the development of Covid-19 situation, the conference organizing committee took the decision of making the 2020 IEEE GCAIoT a virtual conference. The conference is taking place from 12 to 16, December 2020. The benefits of physical events, like business and projects exhibition, networking and discussions, will be done virtually with the help of our virtual conference tool.

18:30 - 19:00

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Registration & Reception

19:00 - 20:00

(GMT+4)

Official Opening

Welcome Speeches, Conference Chair, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of Dubai University

Dr. Andy Chen, IEEE TEMS President

20:00 - 21:10

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Keynote Speech by Dr. Stephen Ibaraki, Chairman Stephen Ibaraki REDDS Capital, Founder AI for Good, Venture Capitalist

Title: 2021 Planet Reset - 5th Machine Age of Change

11:30 - 12:00

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Registration & Reception

12:00 - 12:05

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Opening Remarks and Welcome Notes

Dr. Eesa Bastaki, Conference Chair & President of Dubai University

12:05 - 13:05

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Panel: Digital Disruption in Education

Dr. Aawatif Hayar, President of University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, Egypt

Moderator: Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of Dubai University

13:05 - 14:05

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Panel: Governments & Digital Transformation

Eng. Tariq Al Awadhi, Executive Director Spectrum Affairs, Emirati TRA

Dr. El Sayed Azzouz, Vice President for Infrastructure Technology at National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA)

Moderator: Dr. Latif Ladid, Chair of 5G World Alliance

14:05 - 14:50

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Keynote Speech, Mr. Gerd Leonhard, Author, Futurist & Humanist, CEO The Futures Agency

Title: Redefining Digital Transformation for a post-covid world: the next 10 years

Moderator: Ir. Robert Bierwolf, Vice President at IEEE TEMS

14:50 - 15:50

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Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

15:50 - 16:20

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Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Keynote Speaker, Mr. Badr Al Olama, Chairman at STRATA Manufacturing, Executive Director at Mubadala

Industry/Gov. Track

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

16:20 - 17:20

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Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the brain behind Fourth Industrial Revolution: What impacts will AI bring to smart cities after COVID-19?

Ms. Cristina Bueti, Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT & Smart Cities and Communities (SC&C) at International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr. Jolly Wong, Visiting Professor, Institute of Smart City, Shanghai University, Former Chief Technology Officer and Acting Assistant Commissioner (Information Systems) of the Hong Kong Police

Dr. Mohamed Essaaidi, Dean of ENSIAS College of Engineering, Mohamed V University, Morocco

Eng. Joel Myers, Chair of Smart Cities for the IEEE IoT Initiative and Global Cities Alliance (GCA)

Moderator: Dr. Andy Chen, President of IEEE TEMS

Industry/Gov. Track

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

11:30 - 12:00

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Reception

12:00 - 12:20

(GMT+4)

Official Opening, Industry Summit & IEEE 5G Summit

Welcome Note by

IEEE 5G Summit Chair, Dr. Latif Ladid

Industry Summit Chair, Eng. Sohaib Sheikh

12:20 - 13:20

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Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel Discussion: Cities for a digital future

Dr. Maher Shirah, Smart Cities and Digital Transformation Advisor

Dr. Huda Al Shuaily, Chair of Smart Cities Platform, Oman

Eng. Sohaib Qamar Sheikh, Technology Associate - Smart Building Systems at Landsec, UK

Eng. Mansoor Hanif, Executive Director Technology & Digital Infrastructure at NEOM

Moderator: Faisal AlKhaldy, CEO of LinkersIOT, KSA

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Chih-Lin I, CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

Title: 5G & ORAN

Keynote Speech, Eng. Rick Kuhn, Computer Scientist at the National Institute of Standards & Technology

Title: Blockchain vs. DataBlockMatrix

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

13:20 - 13:50

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Keynote Speaker, Tommaso Gecchelin, Founder, Inventor and CTO at NEXT Future Transportation inc.

Title: Beyond self-driving, a modular collaborative vehicles ecosystem

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Jorge Pereira, Associate Editor, Mobile Radio incl. Vehicular Communications, VTS Magazine at IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Title: 5G Cross-Border Corridors

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

13:50 - 14:50

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Artificial Intelligence; Opportunities and challenges

Eng. Nasser Alrayes, Senior Consultant at the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA)

Dr. Hosni Ghedira, Director Engagement Services, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Mohamed Yaqub, Assistant Professor, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh, Director of Professional Services at Mohamed bin Zayed Uni. of Artificial Intelligence

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Ari Pouttu, Professor at Centre for Wireless Communications Oulu University, Finland

Title: 6G Flagship

Keynote Speech, Dr. Shucheng Will LIU, Industry Development Director of Datacom Strategy & Business Development at Huawei

Title: IPv6 Networking

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

14:50 - 15:20

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Keynote Speaker, Mr. Neil Sahota, IBM™ Master Inventor, Author, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor

Title: Convergence: The Powerhouse of Digital Transformation

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Satoshi Nagata, Vice Chairman at 3GPP TSG-RAN

Title: 3GPP Standardisation

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

15:20 - 16:20

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Innovation in the AI & IoT Industry

Mr. Sri Chandrasekaran, Senior Director (Standards & Technology), IEEE India

Mr. Santosh Srikantaiah, Sr. Director, Data and Intelligence, NTT DATA Services, India

Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute, India

Moderator: Dr. Sudeendra Koushik, Vice President at IEEE TEMS

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Magdy Bayoumi, Professor and Department Head, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Title: IoT Vision

Keynote Speech, Dr. Riad Hartani, Internet Technologist, Tech Investor, Author of "Tech Nomads of the Universe"

Title: New Space Internet Intersects 5G: Zoom on Low Earth Orbit Constellations

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

16:20 - 17:20

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: AI & IoT innovation ecosystem and supporting mechanisms in the MENA region

Dr. Heba Labib, Director, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center, Nile University, Egypt

Eng. Ahmed Sedky, Head of Digital Business Solutions at Vodafone

Dr. Hussein Al-Natsheh, Serial Tech Entrepreneur, CEO of Mowjaz and Chief AI Officer at Mawdoo3

Moderator: Eng. Mohamad Khawaja, Angel Investor, CEO at Startappz

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speech, Dr. Soumaya Cherkaoui, Director of the Interlab Research Laboratory

Title: AI-enabled Edge Computing

Industry/Gov. Track IEEE 5G Summit

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

11:30 - 12:20

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Reception

12:20 - 13:00

(GMT+4)

Official Opening, Women in Tech Summit

Welcome note by summit chair, Dr. Boutheina Tlili, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Fatma Taher, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Zayed University, UAE

13:00 - 14:00

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Digital Transformation: Present & Future in The Age of AI, Big Data, IoT, and Mobility

Eng. Hany Abdelkawi, Head of Travel Sales at Google, Investor & Mentor

Eng. Vidya Gugnani, Director, SAP Co-innovation Lab

Eng. Zakaria Tassamart, Principal Consultant at Oracle

Moderator: Eng. Mohamed Salama, Sr. Account Executive MEA at HERE Technologies

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Workshop: What is IoT? How is Linkers IoT Different?

Faisal Alkhaldi, Transformation Advisor & CEO of LinkersIoT

Abdulaziz Aljawharji, Customer Success Representative at LinkersIoT

Khaled Alkhaldi, Technical Manager at LinkersIoT

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Panel: Women in ICT Leadership and Empowerment

Dr. Najla Triki Boulila, Chief Information Officer and Head of cooperation and marketing department in the Telecommunication Research and Studies Center (CERT) in Tunisia and also general secretary of the Tunisian Association of Women in Engineering and Science (ATFI)

Dr. Bushra Albelooshi, Head of Research & Innovation, Dubai Electronic Security Center, UAE

Dr. Rasha Morsi, Professor, Norfolk State University, VA, USA

Dr. Sana Odeh, Professor at NYU, Founder & Chair of Arab Women in Computing

Ms. Jumana Baghabra, Digital Policy Expert at the National Digital Transformation Unit, Saudi Arabia

Moderator: Dr. Manar Abu Talib, Chair of Research Outreach Department at University of Sharjah, UAE

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

14:00 - 14:45

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Workshop: What is IoT? How is Linkers IoT Different?

Faisal Alkhaldi, Transformation Advisor & CEO of LinkersIoT

Abdulaziz Aljawharji, Customer Success Representative at LinkersIoT

Khaled Alkhaldi, Technical Manager at LinkersIoT

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Keynote Speaker, Ms. Augusta Spinelli, Global Services & Support Head. EMEA Region, SAP

Title:

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

14:45 - 15:45

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Digital Transformation & Sustainability

Eng. Ibrahim Eldeftar, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, Middle East & Africa, Ericsson

Moderator: Eng. Mohamed Salama, Sr. Account Executive MEA at HERE Technologies

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Fireside Chat,

Eng. Syed Qasim Ifzal, IT Director at Punjab Information Technology Board, Pakistan

Mr. Muttahir Salim, Associate Director - Security, BuroHappold Engineering

Title: Operationalising digital transformation and using data science to improve the security of life and assets

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Panel: Digital Transformation in the MENA Region

Dr. Neila Benzina, Co-Founder Holberton School, Tunisia

Dr. Rahma Beaugrand, Head of Customer Advisory & Presales at UAE & Oman, SAP

Ms. Laila Alhadrami, Director of Smart City Building Capacity & Awareness at Smart Cities Platform, Oman

Ms. Ghada Elkeissi, Head of Professional Services, Public Sector - Middle East & Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Eng. Hoda Mansour, Managing Director of SAP Egypt & New Frontiers South

Moderator: Dr. Hoda Al Khzaimi, President at Emirates Digital Association for Women, Director of Center for Cyber Security at New York University in Abu Dhabi

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

15:45 - 16:30

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Guest Speaker, Dr. Essam Mitwally, Founder & CEO at AiTech4U

Title: On the Road to an AI World

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

16:30 - 17:30

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Guest Speaker, Eng. Osama Al-Zoubi, Chief Technology Officer of Cisco Middle East and Africa, Author of “The Digital Disruption” book

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

11:30 - 12:00

(GMT+4)

Reception

12:00 - 12:45

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Guest Speaker, Eng. Ahmed Sedky, Head of Digital Business Solutions at Vodafone

Title: SMEs Digitization, Challenges and Technology Players Opportunities

Industry/Gov. Track

Keynote Speech, Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Director of ITU’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

12:45 - 13:45

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Investment opportunities amidst the digital transformation era, Industry 4.0 technologies, and tech-based startups

Eng. Anas Zeineddine, CEO of innovaMENA

Eng. Mahdi Fida Aladel, Chief Executive Officer of Aramco Ventrues

Eng. Aayush Rai, Co-Founder, Inito (YC W19). Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019

Moderator: Eng. Jamal Dabal, Investor, Chairman of DammInno for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Industry/Gov. Track

Panel: IoT & Smart Cities

Dr. Huda Al Shuaily, Chair of Smart Cities Platform, Oman

Dr. Aawatif Hayar, President of University Hassan II, Morocco

Dr. Syrine Tlili, CEO of National Agency for Electronic Certification

Dr. Sirin Tekinay, Dean of College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah - Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council

Moderator: Dr. Zahra Al Rawahi, Director of Innovation Capacity Building and Support at Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Oman

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

13:45 - 14:30

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Guest Speaker, Dr. Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler, Chief Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics & AI Practice leader, GBS at IBM

Title: Successfully generating impact with Data Science & AI - Lessons learned from Scaling AI, MLOps and DevOps

Industry/Gov. Track

Keynote Speech, Dr. Lobna Karoui, AI Strategy Growth Builder - Forbes & MIT Contributor - President at AI Exponential Thinker

Title: Artificial Intelligence Opportunities for Exponential Women

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

14:30 - 15:30

(GMT+4)

Technical Papers Presentations

Technical Track

Panel: Digital transformation & Industry 4.0: Investment opportunities in Africa & Middle East

Ahmed Mekky, Chairman & CEO of Benya Capital

Dr. Evans Woherem, Founder & Chairman of Digital Africa Global Consult Ltd

Eng. Ravikiran Annaswamy, CEO & Co-Founder of Numocity Technologies and VP at IEEE TEMS

Moderator: Eng. Ahmed El Beheiry, Founder of WAKANDAI Ventures

Industry/Gov. Track

Panel: Women in AI: Status, Challenges, and Recommendations

Dr. Mona Nabil Demaidi, Assistant Professor at Al Najah National University, Palestine

Dr. Houda Bouamor, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Machine Learning & Deep Learning Expert

Dr. Hoda Chakiri, Assistant Professor at AL Akhawayn University, Morocco

Dr. Alhanoof Althnian, Assistant Professor of AI at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Moderator: Dr. Hanan Salam, Associate Professor, Co-founder and Head of Education & Research at Women in AI

Industry/Gov. Track Women in Tech Summit

Pitching & Demo Day for Arab Teams

Finals of Arab IoT & AI Challenge

Triple Helix Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

15:30 - 16:30

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Closing Ceremony