How will your organization adapt when disruption and change upend your business, industry, and market? What does the workforce of the 21st century look like and how can you best prepare? To survive, and thrive, you must have the information to identify the issues, the agility to efficiently and effectively adapt and the tools to optimize your resources. How do resilient leaders respond to change and what are they doing to prepare for the unfolding technical advances and the next unknown? What are the tech enablers that support the strategic imperative to respond rather than react - to change and how do you stay a step ahead of workforce dynamics?

22 June 2021

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

15:00 - 20:00

15:00 - 20:00 (GST)

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3:00 PM - 3:05 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks by MIT Technology Review Arabia

3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

Responsible AI for the Future of our Societies

Eric Xing

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI)

Episode 1. Leading the Business of Emerging Technology

With recent events accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies, which trends will shape the future of work, and when those trends become reality, how do we ensure positive adoption among business leadership and the workforce?

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Opening Boundaries: Globalisation & The Future of Work

Rachel Lipson

Director, the Project on Workforce
Harvard University

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

Preparing the next generation of leaders: upskilling, reskilling, training, and re-training

Nafez Dakkak

Exec. Chairman

Anand Chopra-McGowan

General Manager, UK & Europe

Abdulaziz Malik Almalik

Director General for Scientific Research and Innovation Support
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Moderated by:

Laila Ziko

Lecturer of Biochemistry
University of Hertfordshire
hosted by Global Academic Foundation
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biology Department
American University in Cairo

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Working from home is working

Jose Barrero

Assistant Professor of Finance
ITAM Business School

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Episode 2. Augmenting Intelligence

Autonomous AI is a concept of the past - Augmented Intelligence, accelerating the abilities and decision making of a human workforce and consumer through collaborative AI is the future. How will this new vision of automation unfold, and what groundwork must be laid for its success?

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Enabling Digital Transformation with Cloud & AI

Rania Khalaf

Director of AI Engineering
IBM Research AI

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM

Transforming the Future Organisation through Workplace Automation

Rami Darwish

Managing Director
Arrow Labs

Pierre Daher

Head of Account Management EMEA South & Emerging

Moderated by:

Babar Khan

Investment Manager

5:20 PM - 5:35 PM

Leveraging Cloud to reach your Digital Potential

Miriam Mclemore

Director of Enterprise Strategy and Evangelism
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

5:35 PM - 5:45 PM

Networking break (10 minutes)

5:45 PM - 6:05 PM

VR/AR and the Future of Remote Work

Jinha Lee

Cofounder, Chief Product Officer

6:05 PM - 6:50 PM

The impact of Intelligent Machines on the Workforce

Loubna Bouarfa

CEO & Founder

Samer Al Mobayed

Furhat Robotics

Cyril Kabbara

Co-Founder & General Manager
SHARK Robotics

Moderated by:

Tuka AlHanai

Innovator Under 35 winner
Assistant Professor/Emerging Scholar

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Reimagining Philanthropy: Working for a Brighter Future for Refugees

Houssam Chahine

Chief of Private Sector Partnerships for MENA

Moderated by:

Nadia Rouchdy

Chief Impact Officer, DUCKLIFE
Co-founder & MD, Reel Palestine

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Episode 3: Building a Cyber Resilient Organization

As the race into a more automated future unfolds, how can we safeguard data while keeping workers and users engaged?

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

How AI can help build a more resilient, loyal, and engaged remote workforce

Mark Esposito

Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder
Nexus FrontierTech

7:20 PM - 7:40 PM

Mitigating Workforce Risk

Ramses Gallego

International Chief Technology Officer

7:40 PM - 8:00 PM

Using Technology to Build Long-term Competitive Advantage

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

8:00 PM - 8:05 PM

Closing Remarks

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