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Conference Program

9:30 - 11:00

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Heading to Alamein International University from Alexandria Bibliotheca

11:30 - 12:30

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Arrival & Registration

1:00 - 1:40

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Official Opening Physical

Technical Conference Chair: Dr. Mustafa Elnainay, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Alamein International University, Egypt

Technical Conference Chair: Dr. Samy El-Tawab, Associate Professor, James Madison University, USA

IEEE Egypt Section Chair: Dr. Ahmad Hassan, Dean of Information Technology and Computer Science School, Nile University, Egypt

IEEE Region 8 Director: Prof. Antonio Luque, Director, IEEE Region 8

IEEE TEMS President: Dr. Ravikiran Annaswamy, Global President, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society

Conference Co-chair: Dr. Eesa Bastaki President, University of Dubai, UAE

Conference Chair: Dr. Essam Elkordi, President, Alamein International University, Egypt

Government Representative (Opening)

1:45 - 2:15

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Opening Keynote Speech Physical

Title: Smart Connected World: Is it Ready for Pandemics

Dr. Magdy Bayoumi, Director, The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) | Department Head, Computer Science Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

2:15 - 2:25

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Q&A

2:30 - 3:00

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Keynote Speech #1 Physical

Title: Toward Realizing Smart World by AIoT and Edge Computing

Prof. Keiichi Yasumoto, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

3:00 - 3:10

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Q&A

3:10 - 3:30

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Exhibition Opening & Networking Break

3:35 - 3:50

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Keynote Speech #2 Virtual

Dr. Stephen Ibaraki, Chairman REDDS Capital, Founder & Chair Outreach UN ITU AI for good, Founder Chair YPO Impact Advisory Board & European Impact Summit Advisory Board, Founder Chair Fintech Ideas Festival Technology Advisory Council

3:50 - 4:00

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Q&A

4:00 - 5:30

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Gala Dinner & Tour at New Alamein City

5:30 - 7:30

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Heading back to Alexandria Bibliotheca

8:30 - 9:00

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Registration

9:00 - 9:15

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Conference Opening Physical

Alexandria Bibliotheca Welcome Speech: Prof. Ahmed Abdullah Zayed, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Conference Welcome Speech: Dr. Samy El-Tawab, Associate Professor, James Madison University, USA

5G/Blockchain Wlecome Speech: Dr. Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM | Chair, IEEE ComSoc TC sub Internet of Things

Women in Tech Welcome Speech: Dr. Boutheina Tlili, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, UAE

9:15 - 10:15

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Panel Discsussion #1 Physical

Topic: Role of Academic Institutions and Universities in Accelerating the AI and IoT Industry in the Region

Panelist #1: Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, President, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt

Panelist #2: Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President, Dubai University, UAE

Panelist #3: Dr. Habib Kamoun, Head of Computer Science Dept, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sfax | IEEE Africa and Middle East zone Representative

Panelist #4: Dr. Esam El Kordi, President, Alamein International University, Egypt

Panelist #5: Dr. Mohamad El Saiidi, Professor & Past Director, ENSIAS College of Engineering, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

10:15 - 10:45

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Keynote Speech #2 Physical

Title: BSV Blockchain & IPv6: Big Scaling for a More Connected World

Speaker: Dr. Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President, Global Association for BSV Blockchain, USA

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Keynote Speech #1

Speaker: Dr. Marianne Azer, Member of the Egyptian Parliament | Associate Professor, Nile University | Director of Information Center | President, ISACA, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

10:45 - 11:05

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Panel Discsussion #1

Topic: Blockchain for Traceability & Sustainability Goals

Panelist #1: Joe Holles De Peyer, Founder & COO, Gate2Chain, (Spain)

Panelist #2: Dr. Alia Al Sadawi, Engineering System Management Researcher , The American University of Sharjah (UAE)

Panelist #3: Noura Thabet, CIC MEA Blockchain Practice Lead, IBM Consulting (Egypt)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Keynote Speech #2

Speaker: Eng. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister for Institutional Development at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

10:45 - 11:05

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Panel Discsussion #1

Topic: Blockchain for Traceability & Sustainability Goals

Panelist #1: Joe Holles De Peyer, Founder & COO, Gate2Chain, (Spain)

Panelist #2: Dr. Alia Al Sadawi, Engineering System Management Researcher , The American University of Sharjah (UAE)

Panelist #3: Noura Thabet, CIC MEA Blockchain Practice Lead, IBM Consulting (Egypt)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Keynote Speech #2

Speaker: Dr. Nadia Zakhary, Former Past Minister of Scientific Research | Professor of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

10:45 - 11:05

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Panel Discsussion #1

Topic: Blockchain for Traceability & Sustainability Goals

Panelist #1: Joe Holles De Peyer, Founder & COO, Gate2Chain, (Spain)

Panelist #2: Dr. Alia Al Sadawi, Engineering System Management Researcher , The American University of Sharjah (UAE)

Panelist #3: Noura Thabet, CIC MEA Blockchain Practice Lead, IBM Consulting (Egypt)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Keynote Speech #2

Speaker: Dr. Hoda Baraka, Advisor to Minister for Technology Talents Development, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology | Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Cairo University, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

11:50 - 12:20

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Exhibition Opening & Networking Break

12:20 - 1:20

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Egypt IoT and AI Challenge Opening Physical

Industry/Gov. Track

Panel Discsussion #2

Topic: Artificial General Intelligence, Identity & Blockchain

Panelist #1: Ian Grigg, Financial Cryptographer

Panelist #2: Konstantinos Sgantzos, Research Associate, Research Institute of Science & Engineering, University of Sharjah (UAE/Greece)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Panel Discsussion #1

Topic: Women Empowerment in Metaverse

Moderator: Dr. Hoda AlKhzaimi, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering | Director, Center of Cyber Security, New York University (NYU), UAE

Panelist #1: Ms. Mirna Aref, Country General Manager, Microsoft Egypt, Egypt

Panelist #2: Ms. Shaden Khallaf, Head of Public Policy, Meta, UAE

Panelist #3: Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity, USA

Panelist #4: Dr. Luise Frohberg, Founder, TAARA Quest, Germany

Panelist #5: Dr. Laman Mohamed, Ph.D. Candidate Researching Metaverse (Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR&VR) | CEO, Professions Media & Journalism Center | Executive Director, Media Center of Training, Projects and Programs, Egypt

Panelist #6: Ms. Rania Helal, Co-Founder & CTO, VRteek, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

1:20 - 2:20

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Egypt IoT and AI Challenge Opening Physical

Industry/Gov. Track

Panel Discsussion #3

Topic: Public Sector & Government Use of Blockchain, Big Data and A.I.

Panelist #1: Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency , Nigeria

Panelist #2: Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Co-Founder, Domineum Blockchain Solutions (Nigeria/UK)

Panelist #3: Vasilisa Marinchuk, Director of International Relations, Centre Blockchain of Catalunya (Spain) | Head of Partnerships BSV MENA Hub (UAE)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Panel Discsussion #2

Topic: Women Embracing Changes

Moderator: Mrs. Yousra Magouri, Engineering Manager | Communications Platform, Expedia Group, USA

Panelist #1: Dr. Neamat ElTazi, Founder and COO, AbuErdan | Associate Professor, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Egypt

Panelist #2: Dr. Rasha Negm, Head of FinTech & Innovation, Central Bank of Egypt, Egypt

Panelist #3: Ms. Dina Helmy, Data Science Subject Matter Expert, ESLSCA University | Head of Data Science, Capiter, Egypt

Panelist #4: Ms. Amel Bessghaier, EMEA Digital Sales manager, Software Business automation, IBM, Egypt

Panelist #5: Dr. Dr. Noorlizawati Abd Rahim, IEEE TEMS BoG Member (2022-2023) | IEEE TEMS Regional Leader Subcommittee | Professor, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

2:20 - 3:20

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Lunch Break

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

3:20 - 4:20

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Panel Discsussion #3

Topic: Women in Leadership

Moderator: Dr. Marianne Azar, Member of the Egyptian Parliament | Associate Professor, Nile University | Director of Information Center | President, ISACA, Egypt

Panelist #1: Ms. Marwa Abbas, General Manager and Technology Leader, IBM, Egypt

Panelist #2: Ms. Mirna Aref, Country General Manager, Microsoft, Egypt

Panelist #3: Dr. Mona Nasr, Vice Dean, Faculty of Computers and Information, Helwan University, Egypt

Panelist #4: Ms. Hoda Mansour, EMEA South Head of Business Process Intelligence (BPI), SAP, UAE

Panelist #5: Dr. Azza El-Shinnawy, Head of Egypt, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

4:20 - 5:20

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Panel Discsussion #4

Topic: Better Business & Personal Records with Blockchain

Panelist #1: Muhammad Salman Anjum, Chief Mate, MateSol & InvoiceMate | Head of MENA & South Asia Hub, BSV Blockchain Association (UAE/Pakistan)

Panelist #2: Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Co-Founder, Domineum Blockchain Solutions (Nigeria/UK)

Panelist #3: Dr. Catherine Lephoto, Executive Sales Director, Africa, VX Technologies (South Africa)

Panelist #4: Noura Thabet, CIC MEA Blockchain Practice Lead, IBM Consulting (Egypt)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Panel Discsussion #4

Topic: Women in AI

Moderator: Dr. Reem Bahgat, Former Chair, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cairo University | President, Egypt University for Informatics, Egypt

Panelist #1: Dr. Hoda Al Khzaimi, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering | Director, Center of Cyber Security, New York University (NYU), UAE

Panelist #2: Dr. Heba Abd El Atty, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Port Said University | IEEE Senior Member | Huawei Academy Manager, Huawei ICT Academy, Egypt

Panelist #3: Dr. Mona Nasr, Vice Dean, Faculty of Computers and Information, Helwan University, Egypt

Panelist #4: Dr. Samhaa El Beltagy, Dean, School of Information Technology, New Giza University, Egypt

Panelist #5: Eng. Yasmine N.Diab, Deputy & Technical Manager, Game Development Academy | Chairwoman, IGDA Egypt Chapter | Regional Organizer of Arab countries and North Africa local sites Regional Organizer of Arab countries and North Africa local sites, The Global Game Jam, Egypt

Panelist #6: Eng. Imen Ayari, Head of Innovation Factory, Talan | Project Director, Hannibal, Tunisia

Panelist #7: Ms. Reem Asad, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Cisco, UAE | Member, Board of Directors, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egypt

Panelist #8: Ms. Dina Helmy, Data Science Subject Matter Expert, ESLSCA University | Head of Data Science, Capiter, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

5:20 - 6:20

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Panel Discsussion #5

Topic: Research Trends for Blockchain, IoT & A.I.

Panelist #1: Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi, Chair, IEEE Morocco Blockchain Group

Panelist #2: Dr. Eva Porras, Managing Director & Lead Researcher, SmartLedger | Honorary Collaborating Researcher, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Contratado Doctor, ANECA (Spain)

Panelist #3: Dr. Alia Sadawi, Engineering System Management Researcher , The American University of Sharjah (UAE)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Panel Discsussion #4

Topic: Women in Entrepreneurship

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

Panelist #1: Dr. Irene Samy, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Service Engineering and Management Department, Nile University & American University in Cairo, Egypt

Panelist #2: Dr. Mireille Barsoum, BBA Program Director, Professor of Marketing, Monarch Business School, Switzerland | Strategic Marketing Consultant & Assitant Professor of Practice, Nile University, Egypt | Adjunct Professor, American University of Cairo, Egypt

Panelist #3: Dr. Eng. Samira Negm, Entrepreneur, AI Ride Sharing App: Raye7, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

6:20 - 6:50

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Panel Discsussion #6

Topic: Metaverse: & The Immersive Future with Blockchain

Panelist #1: Muhammad Salman Anjum, Chief Mate, MateSol & InvoiceMate | Head of MENA & South Asia Hub, BSV Blockchain Association (UAE/Pakistan)

Panelist #2: Vasilisa Marinchuk, Director of International Relations, Centre Blockchain of Catalunya (Spain) | Head of Partnerships BSV MENA Hub (UAE)

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Closing for Women in Tech

Speaker: Dr. Marianne Azer, Member of the Egyptian Parliament | Associate Professor, Nile University | Director of Information Center | President, ISACA, Egypt

Women in Tech Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

6:20 - 6:50

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Panel Discsussion #7

Topic: A future World with Blockchain: Opportunities & Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Jimmy Nguyen, CEO, Blockchain for All | Former President, BSV Blockchain Association (USA)

Panelist #1: Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency , Nigeria

Panelist #2: Dr. Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM | Chair, IEEE ComSoc TC sub Internet of Things

5G IoT Blockchain Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

8:30 - 10:00

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Registration

10:00 - 10:10

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Opening Keynote Industruy Summit Physical

Speaker: Mr. Sohaib Qamar

10:10 - 10:50

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Keynote Speech #1

Speaker: Mr. Mansour Hanif

Title: Neom Smart Cities in KSA

10:50 - 12:00

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Panel Discussion #1 Physical

Panel Moderator: Mr. Fady Ismail

Panelist #1: Mr. Mohamed Amin

Panelist #2: Mr. Hossam Reda Al Gamal

Panelist #3: Mr. Ahmed Sedki

Panelist #4: Mr. Khaled Al Attar

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Paper Session A Physical

Technical Track

12:00 - 12:40

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Keynote Speech #1 Virtual

Speaker: Dr. Pietro Manzoni, Professor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Title: AIoT for environmental Intelligence

12:40 - 1:20

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Fire Side Talk #1 Physical

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

1:20 - 1:50

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Exhibition Opening & Networking Break

1:50 - 2:20

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Keynote Speech #2 Physical

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

2:20 - 3:00

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Fire Side Talk #2 Physical

Speaker: Ms. Mirna Aref

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

3:00 - 4:00

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Lunch Break

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

4:00 - 4:30

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Keynote Speech #3 Physical

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

4:30 - 5:10

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Panel Discussion #3 Physical

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Paper Session B Physical

Technical Track

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

5:10 - 5:50

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Panel Discussion #4 Physical

Industry/Gov. Track Industry Summit

Paper Session B Physical

Technical Track

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

8:30 - 10:00

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Registration

10:00 - 10:20

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Keynote Speech #1 Physical

10:20 - 10:50

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Keynote Speech #1 Physical

Speaker: Prof. Suat Özdemir, Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Title: AI in Fog Computing

10:50 - 11:50

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Panel Discussion #1

Industry/Gov. Track

Paper Session C Physical

Technical Track

11:50 - 12:20

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Exhibition Opening & Networking Break

12:30 - 1:00

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Keynote Speech #2

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

1:00 - 2:00

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Panel Discussion #2

Industry/Gov. Track

Paper Session D Physical

Technical Track

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

2:00 - 3:00

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Lunch Break

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

3:00 - 3:30

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Keynote Speech #2

Speaker: Dr. David Mohaisen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF), USA

Title: Understanding the Privacy Dimension of Wearables through Machine Learning-enabled Inferences

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

3:30 - 4:30

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Panel Discussion #3

Industry/Gov. Track

Paper Session E Physical

Technical Track

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

4:30 - 5:30

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Panel Discussion #4

Industry/Gov. Track

Paper Session E Physical

Technical Track

Technology and Startups Exhibition

Triple Helix Exhibition

5:30 - 7:00

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Closing Ceremony & Conference Remarks