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Day 1 - ( Saturday, May 13, 2017 ) Day : 12345
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM Conference Opening
Joe Clabby
Vice President
CLABBY ANALYTICS USA & Datamatix International Advisor
09:15 AM
Keynote Speaker

Managing and Governing Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • Smart Government and Smart Cities Governance Strategies  
  • Developing City Innovation, Leadership and Quality 
 
Managing and Governing the Nations, Cities, Countries and Economy Transformation
  • The Issues that are Reshaping the Nations, Cities, Countries and Economy  
  • Leading the Government Organization’s in the New Global Economy 
  • Governance Challenges and Global Competitiveness

Managing and Governing Smart Community: Transforming Society
  • Governance Strategies for Transforming Society 
  • A Global Perspective and Competitiveness Standards

Smart Systems for Managing and Governing City and Country Transformation
  • Smart Governance Strategies 
  • Performance Governance Systems 
H.E. Saeed K. Al Dhaheri
Chairman, Board of Smartworld
رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة سمارت ورلد، والمدير العام سابقا لهيئة الإمارات للهوية
10:30 AM Open Discussion
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM
Transforming and Governing GCC Provinces' and Urban Neighborhood to a Smart Government and Smarter Cities 
  • Transforming GCC's Provinces’ and Urban Neighborhood to 'SmartGov4.0'
  • Transforming Provinces’ and Urban Neighborhood to Knowledge Based Cities
  • Empowering Provinces’ and Urban Neighborhood Economically and Technologically
  • Public Participation in the Era of Smart Government and Smarter Cities
  • Empowering Provinces’ and Urban Neighborhood Portals as a Tool for Public Participation

Connected World Impacts on the Future of Government Postal and Private Sector Courier Services
  • Government Postal and Courier Services in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • Government Postal and Courier Future Revenue Framework and Revenue Sources  
  • The Role of Governments and Decision Makers 
  • What should be the GCC Innovation Strategy 
  • Why Should GCC Re-Engineer and Transform its Organizational Structure

The Future of GCC Connectivity in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities 
  • The Internet of Things and Its Impact on GCC Governments and Organizations 
  • The Role of GCC Telecom Regulators 
  • The Role of GCC Telecom Operators
  • The Role of the Telecom Smart Technology Providers

Connected GCC: Challenges and Opportunities
  • GCC Connected Citizens for a Connected Community - Mobility and Citizen Engagement
  • GCC Connected G to G: Connected Government to Government 
  • GCC Connected G to B   Connected Business to Business as a Connected Economy
  • GCC Connected G to C   Connected Government to Business   
  • GCC Connected Aviation for the Connected Travelers in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities  
Dr. Usman Zafar
Founder and CEO DUC Consulting International
& Board Advisor cloudBuy UK & imex Systems Canada
11:45 AM Open Discussion
12:15 PM
GCC V.A.T Governance and Transformation Strategies in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • Transforming the Region and its Organization to a (V.A.T Region) 
  • Is the GCC Region Ready for V.A.T 
  • The Impact and Role of Smart Government and Smart Cities on GCC V.A.T  
  • Challenges and Opportunities

Organizations Role in the Era of GCC V.A.T Policy
  • The Role of GCC Government Organizations  
  • The Role of GCC Business Organizations  
  • The Role of Financial Auditors  
  • The Role of Consultants and Legal Houses   
  • The Role of Banks and Financial Institutions    
  • The Role of Global Financial Official Institutions 
Dr. Ahmad Tahlak
President & Chairman
LEVENBERT
Gurdeep Singh Randhay
Tax and VAT Leader, GCC -
Grant Thornton, based in the UAE.
HUSSAIN AFKAR
DIRECTOR – AUDIT & ADVISORY
AXIS AUDITING & ACCOUNTING
Ali Al Kamali
Managing Director
Datamatixgroup
01:00 PM
GCC Government and Business Organizations V.A.T Calculation Smart Technologies  Governance Strategies 
  • Challenges in Developing Quality Infrastructure and Performance Governance Systems
  • Challenges in Successful Governance, Results Evaluation System and the Country's Global Competitiveness
02:00 PM Lunch and End of Day1
 
Day 2 - ( Sunday, May 14, 2017 ) Day : 12345
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM GCC Government and Business Organization's Blockchain Technology Strategy
Bilal M. Husain
Founder and CEO, Digital Transformation LLC
10:00 AM CIO 2017 Computing Trends in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities 
  • Cognitive Regulation
  • Cognitive Cybersecurity
  • Cognitive Systems Management
  • Blockchain and Systems Choices
Joe Clabby
Vice President
CLABBY ANALYTICS USA & Datamatix International Advisor
10:30 AM axs: Supporting Business Partners with Smart Solutions
Dr. Ayoub Kazim
Managing Director
axs
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM Putting a Smart City plan into action – linking together the various initiatives to a full picture of a smart future
Mr.Andreas Huber
Co-Founder and Managing Director
PublicOne and TDA Trusted Data Analytics in partnership with TerraFirma
12:00 PM
Smart Facilities Management in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities

Facility Management and the Internet of Things: Connecting

  • Smart Solutions for Facilities Management
  • How Smart Technology is Affecting Facility Management
  • Using Blockchains For IoT In Facilities Management
  • Sustainable & Green Facilities Management
  • Smart Facilities Management Core Competencies
Andreas Hadjioannou
Middle East Business Development and Sales Director
Virtual IT Consultants
12:30 PM Cognitive buildings
Fahd Ali Zahid
Continuous Engineering Practice Lead -Middle East, Pakistan & Saudi Arabia
IBM Watson Internet of Things
01:00 PM Cyber Security : Challenges in making  GCC Smart Government and Smart Cities secured
Dr. Ayad Aldaijy
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
02:00 PM Lunch and End of Day 2
 
Day 3 - ( Monday, May 15, 2017 ) Day : 12345
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM sGCC safe city & CCTV implementation
Jorge Sebastiao, CISSP
ICT Expert, DC Cloud Practice Leader Data Center Solutions
Huawei
10:00 AM Data Governance and Data Stewardship to empower a Smart City – How to discover the hidden sources of wealth: data
Mr.Andreas Huber
Co-Founder and Managing Director
PublicOne and TDA Trusted Data Analytics in partnership with TerraFirma
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM Unlocking smarter governments & cities through the open cloud
  • Challenges in migrating applications to the Cloud 
  • How the cloud empowers citizens 
  • Data sovereignty – why is it important 
  • Utilising cloud to ease government budget spending  
  • ‘Smart city’ is not only about governments but enterprise too
Clinton O’ Leary
Business Development Director at Yvolv
12:00 PM
Big Data vs. Smart Data - Show Me the Money! Turning knowledge into Cash – How
  • Big Data and What to Do with It
  • Data Rich, Results Poor
  • What to do with Big Data and Smart Data
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Strategies
  • Show Me the Money! Turning knowledge into Cash – How
Talal AlBakr
Seasoned Strategic Sales Executive and Cloud Architecture Consultan
Dell EMC
12:30 PM IDHS - Delivering healthcare services & solutions via Digital Technology
Elizabeth Adeshina
Founder & CEO
Integrated Digital Healthcare System Ltd
01:00 PM
Building the Workforce in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • Hiring and Retaining Challenges in Government
  • The Challenge of Attracting New Generation of Employees Into Public Service

The Machines are Winning in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities 
  • Are the Organizations Ready for the New HR Dreams Demography
  • New titles, Positions and Job Descriptions

Organizational Talent Management Systems in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities
  • Technology and Innovations For Governments to Manage Their Workforce
  • Using the Right HR Evaluation Tools In the Era of Smart Technology and Innovations
Ali Al Kamali
Managing Director
Datamatixgroup
02:00 PM Lunch and End of Day 3
 
Day 4 - ( Tuesday, May 16, 2017 ) Day : 12345
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM
Cyber Security : Challenges in making  GCC Smart Government and Smart Cities secured

Cyber Security and Crime Compliance Standards – What’s Next?
  • Crisis – 30 Years of Work Destroyed in 30 Seconds
  • Fostering a Security-Minded Culture in Your Organization
  • Why Security and compliance continue to be a top concern for IT leaders, government executives and officials
  • How to face the challenges:  Hackers continue to innovate, IT organizations will be challenged to keep up.
  • New Standards for Cyber Security in Government and Compliance Policy & Strategy
  • Challenges in the Era of Smart Government and Smart City
Mr. Mir Faisal Talpur
CEO
Cinch Group of Companies - UK
10:00 AM Data Driven Customer Experience and the roadmap to deliver happiness as part of the UAE vision
Ahmed Aly Shaban
Senior Consultant
in Prime Minister's Office of UAE
10:40 AM Organizational Talent Management Systems in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities
Ali Al Kamali
Managing Director
Datamatixgroup
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM Social Media Strategies Boosting Sales for SMEs
Dr. Usman Zafar
Founder and CEO DUC Consulting International
& Board Advisor cloudBuy UK & imex Systems Canada
12:30 PM IoT, IIoT, IoE are we safe? Security Insights...
Jorge Sebastiao, CISSP
ICT Expert, DC Cloud Practice Leader Data Center Solutions
Huawei
01:15 PM Open Discussion: Lessons Learned From the World’s Most Innovative Countries
02:00 PM Lunch and End of Day 4
 
Day 5 - ( Wednesday, May 17, 2017 ) Day : 12345
Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Leaders Networking
09:00 AM
Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 Impact in the Era of Smart Government and Smart City   
  • Saudi 2030 Impacts on GCC and Business Opportunities  
  • Saudi 2030 Impacts on Global and Business Opportunities   
  • Saudi 2030 Impacts on Digital Infrastructure in the Era of Smart Government and Smart City
Moaz Moqbel
E-Content Manager
Ministryof Culture and Media - KSA
09:30 AM
Smart Government and Smart Cities: A Future Without Oil Revenue : What Next
Ali Al Kamali
Managing Director
Datamatixgroup
09:50 AM
Designing the Smart Tourism Experience from Dream to Post Visit. 
  • Technology used to provide a personalised experience 
  •  Customer engagement – the smart way
  • Factors that will put cities on to the smart city map
  • How can Governments, Destinations and Stakeholders collaborate
  • Government and Stakeholder Benefits
Mr. Mir Faisal Talpur
CEO
Cinch Group of Companies - UK
10:30 AM Business process and digital content management for smart government services
Eng. Mohammed Dreera
Member of the Board of Directors
Al Daleel Information Systems
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM Water and Waste Solutions for Smart and Resourceful Cities
Jules El Adem
Commercial Manager
SUEZ Middle East Recycling
12:15 PM
Reinventing the Customer Happiness Experiences in the Era of Smart Government and Smart Cities 
  • The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Government and Customer Experiences
  • Next generation of Government and Business Customer Happiness  
  • How to Measure Effectiveness of Customer Happiness and Experiences  
  • Smart Services Innovation, Quality and Standards  
  • Mass or Personalized Services,
  • Data and Analytics
  • Mobility and Citizen Engagement
Dr. Ahmad Tahlak
President & Chairman
LEVENBERT
01:00 PM Announcing the Conference Conclusion and Recommendations 
01:30 PM Announcing the Winners: 22nd Middle East Smart Government and Smart Cities Excellence Awards
01:45 PM Photography and Media Meeting
02:00 PM Lunch, End of Awards Ceremony and the Conference
 
 
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