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Headliners, Keynotes & Debates

The future is here

And it’s powered by AI.

Immerse yourself in the AI Arena for our incredible Headliners, Keynotes and unmissable debates on groundbreaking AI, AI governance, AI in healthcare and finance and a future with AI. Join us as leading experts and visionaries take the spotlight to unravel the mysteries and potential of artificial intelligence.

From breakthroughs in machine learning to the ethical considerations of AI implementation, our Keynote speakers will explore every facet of this transformative technology.

Embark on a journey into the future with futurists, government officials, scientists, business leaders and mavericks as they unlock the limitless possibilities of AI on the main stage.

SPEAKERS GLOBAL AI SHOW 2024

  1. Sophia – Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics – Official Ambassador of Global AI Show
  2. H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government, UAE
  3. Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
  4. Miguel Angel Villalonga, COO, e& enterprise Cloud
  5. Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist
  6. Dr. Fatmah Boathman, Member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence by WEF, AI
    Society

Sophia

Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics

Official AI Ambassador
Sophia

Humanoid Robot

Hanson Robotics

Jamie Metzl

Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

Jamie Metzl

Author, Healthcare Futurist, and Geopolitical Expert

Dr. Divya Chander

MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

Dr. Divya Chander

MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

H. E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government

H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security

United Arab Emirates Government

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi

Director Digital Transformation - Cyber Security - AI Expert, Government of Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi

Director Digital Transformation - Cyber Security - AI Expert​

Government of Abu Dhabi (UAE)​

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili

Director, AI & Advanced Technologies Projects Unit, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology - Oman

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili

Director, AI & Advanced Technologies Projects Unit​

Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology - Oman​

Dr. Duaa Abaoud

Advisor, MOMRAH (Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing)

DR. DUAA​ Abaoud

Advisor​

MOMRAH (Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing)

Dr. Chris Cooper

CEO

AIQ

Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi

Chief of Information Technology, Ministry of Oil and Environment - Bahrain

ALI ABDULLA​ AL SADADI​

Advisor​

Ministry of Oil and Environment - Bahrain

Tamer Hamed

Chief Information Officer, Dubai Cable Company (Ducab)

Tamer Hamed

Chief Information Officer

Dubai Cable Company (Ducab)

Robert Hahm

CEO, Mashreq Capital

Robert Hahm

CEO

Mashreq Capital

Sven Herzing

CTO, Talabat

Sven Herzing

CTO

Talabat

Ram Kumar

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, CIGNA

Ram Kumar

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

CIGNA

Peter Larnholt

Chief Information Officer, du

Peter Larnholt

Chief Information Officer

du

George Yacoub

Group Chief Information Officer, Burjeel Holdings

George Yacoub

Group Chief Information Officer​

Burjeel Holdings

Kartik Bhatt

Chief Digital Officer, SONY

Kartik Bhatt

Chief Digital Officer

SONY

Veneeth Purushothaman

Group Chief Information Officer, Aster DM Healthcare

Veneeth Purushothaman

Group Chief Information Officer​

Aster DM Healthcare

Mohamad Charafeddine

Vice President of Product, Careem

Mohamad Charafeddine

Vice President of Product

Careem

Chandra Khatri

Head of AI, Ola Krutrim

CHANDRA KHATRI

Head of AI

Ola Krutrim

Valerie Hawley

Executive Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)

VALERIE HAWLEY

Executive Director

Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)

Dr. Thierry Lestable

Chief Researcher, Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

DR. THIERRY LESTABLE

Chief Researcher

Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Rodger Werkhoven

Independent Creative Director, Open AI | iO | D-ID

Rodger Werkhoven

Independent Creative Director

Open AI | iO | D-ID

Awad El-Sidiq

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, ADNOC Distribution

AWAD EL-SIDIQ

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics

ADNOC Distribution

Rashed AlSuwaidi

Head of Software Engineering & Development, Ministry of State Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (UAE)

Rashed AlSuwaidi

Head of Software Engineering & Development, Ministry of State Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (UAE)

Miguel Angel Villalonga

COO, e& enterprise Cloud

Miguel Angel Villalonga

COO

e& enterprise Cloud

Ali Alkhajeh

Director of Software Engineering & QA Department, Digital Dubai

Ali Alkhajeh

Director of Software Engineering & QA Department, Digital Dubai

Kamran Ahsan

Senior Director, Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise

Kamran Ahsan

Senior Director

Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise

Dana Alomar

Technology Reporter, The National News

Dana Alomar

Technology Reporter

The National News

Hassan Alnoon

CTO, AstraTech | Botim

Hassan Alnoon

CTO

AstraTech | Botim

Kevin Soltani

CEO, GIMA Group | Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group

Kevin Soltani

CEO - GIMA Group

Managing Partner - Orthogonal Global Group

Abdallah Abu Sheikh

Founder of Astra Tech and CEO of Botim

Abdallah Abu Sheikh

Founder of Astra Tech and CEO of Botim

Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police HQ

Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Transformation Consultant

Dubai Police HQ

Rashid Aljneibi

Director CX & Cloud Communication Technology, e& enterprise

Rashid Aljneibi

Director CX & Cloud Communication Technology

e& enterprise

Ritesh Dhanak

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Gems Education

Ritesh Dhanak

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer

Gems Education

Narrimane Benakcha

Head of Digital Policy, Middle East & Africa, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Narrimane Benakcha

Head of Digital Policy, Middle East & Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Francis Arul

Group Chief Information Officer, DAMAC

Francis Arul

Group Chief Information Officer

DAMAC

Yuri Berchenko

Head of Product Partnerships, You Tube

Yuri Berchenko

Head of Partnerships

YouTube Music + Premium

Paul Bloch

President & Co-Founder, DDN

Paul Bloch

President & Co-Founder

DDN

Paula Naofal

Senior Presenter, CNN Business Arabic

Paula Naofal

Senior Presenter

CNN Business Arabic

Manish Gurnani

CTO, Ksolves India Limited

Manish Gurnani

CTO

Ksolves India Limited

Dr. Doaa Taha

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology-Dubai

DR. DOAA TAHA

Assistant Vice Chancellor

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology-Dubai

Radovan Kavicky

Data Science & AI Evangelist, AIslovakIA - National platform for the AI development in Slovakia

RADOVAN KAVICKY​

Data Science & AI Evangelist

AIslovakIA - National platform for the AI development in Slovakia

Laurent Thiers

Vice President, DDN

Laurent Thiers

Vice President

DDN

Dr. Imran Shaikh

CTO, Virgin Mobile

Dr. Imran Shaikh

CTO

Virgin Mobile

Saravan Penubarthi

CTO

AIQ

Saket Dandotia

CEO & Founder, OneTabAI

Saket Dandotia

CEO & Founder

OneTabAI

Cinderella Amar

Managing Partner, Glass Ventures

CINDERELLA AMAR

Managing Partner

Glass Ventures

Vivek Sharma

CFO, e& enterprise

Vivek Sharma

CFO

e& enterprise

Alex Mukhin

Co-Founder and Managing Partner , Cryptomeria Capital

ALEX MUKHIN​

Co founder and Managing Partner

Cryptomeria capital

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00

Welcome and introduction to the Global AI Show

Pooja Samani, Global Head of Production, VAP Group

09.15
A FUTURE WITH AI

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Should robots dream? THE LIVE DEBATE

Rashed AlSuwaidi, Head of Software Engineering and Development, Ministry of State Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (UAE)
Sophia - Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics - Official Ambassador of Global AI Show

09.45
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: CyberSecurity and AI: Sustainable Future

H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government, UAE

10.05
GROUNDBREAKING AI

HEADLINER: Superconvergence: How AI, genetics and biotechnology revolutions will transform our lives,
work and world.

Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking
Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

10.35
A FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: Harnessing the power of data & AI for business excellence

Miguel Angel Villalonga, COO, e& enterprise Cloud

11.00
Networking coffee break & book signing with Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

11.30
AI IN HEALTHCARE

HEADLINER: Can you read my mind? The promises and perils of AI decoding in the brain

Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

12.15
GENERATIVE AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: The misconceptions of Generative AI - is the industry fuelling more trust than fear? How can the narrative be changed?

Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller,
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Ali Alkhajeh, Director of Software Engineering & QA Department, Digital Dubai
Hani Khalaf, CTO - IoT Edge & Digital Cities, Dell Technologies
Kamran Ahsan, Senior Director, Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise
MODERATOR: Dana Alomar, Technology Reporter, The National

13:00
Networking & Lunch Break

14.00
A FUTURE WITH AI

PANEL: Unlocking the potential of business conversational AI: trends in multimodal capabilities, efficiency boosting and platform selection strategies

Mohamad Charafeddine, Vice President of Product, Careem
Sven Herzing, CTO, Talabat
Hassan Alnoon, CTO, Astra Tech | Botim
MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani, CEO - GIMA Group, Managing Partner - Orthogonal Global Group

14.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK:10x Users & Ultracharging Tech - The Power of Bold Partnerships

Abdallah Abu Sheikh - Founder of Astra Tech & CEO of Botim

15.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

FIRESIDE CHAT: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Strategic imperatives for CXOs in navigating the autonomous vehicle landscape: safety, partnerships, and innovation

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili Director, AI & Advanced Technologies Projects Unit,Ministry of Transport, Communications
and Information Technology - Oman
Ahmad Al Tarawneh, Senior Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police

15.35
GENERATIVE AI

FIRESIDE CHAT: The era of multi-modal Generative AI – revolutionizing conversations beyond text, embracing language, visuals, and sounds in a unified AI experience

Rashid Aljneibi, Director CX & Cloud Communication Technology, e& enterprise
Ritesh Dhanak, CIO & CDO, Gems Education

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
A FUTURE WITH AI

AI: Balancing innovation and regulation

Narrimane Benakcha, Head of AI/ML & Digital Policy, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

16.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Transforming digital landscapes : harnessing AI in media, music & entertainment

Yuri Berchenko, Head of Partnerships, YouTube

17.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: Future of medtech, robotics, intelligent machines and smart cities: unveiling the power of innovations across industries

Ali Abdulla Alsadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment - Bahrain
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist
Francis Arul, Group CIO Damaac Properties
MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani, CEO - GIMA Group, Managing Partner - Orthogonal Global Group

17.50
Closing Remarks

18:00
The Networker - Official Drinks Reception, The Peacock Garden, Grand Hyatt

Have a drink and unwind with hundreds of top names in blockchain and AI surrounded by beautiful peacocks!

11.00

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: AI-driven leadership: transforming challenges into opportunities in the digital era

Peter Larnholt, CIO, du

11:20

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The Key to Success in World Class AI and Gen AI Implementations - How to Architect, Deploy and Operate Large Scale GPU-Based AI Data Centers and Cloud

Paul Bloch, President & Co-Founder, DDN

11:40

GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE: Prioritization of responsible use of AI for business value creation

Ram Kumar, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, International Health, Cigna

12.15

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE:AI-driven threats: 5 strategies to know to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks in 2024

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi, Director of Digital Transformation - CyberSecurity - AI Expert, Government of Abu Dhabi

12.35

AI IN ENERGY

PANEL: Green AI and advanced tools: Ensuring a future-ready energy sector

Awad Sidiq, Head of AI, ADNOC Distribution
Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment, Bahrain
Dr. Chris Cooper, CEO, AIQ
Ben Owen, Executive, Business Development & Ecosystems, Data and AI, IBM
MODERATOR: Paula Naofal, Senior Presenter, CNN Business Arabic

13.15

5 key lessons learned in AI

Ben Owen, Executive, Business Development & Ecosystems, Data and AI, IBM

13.25

KEYNOTE: Big data meets AI: Unlocking the potential for innovation

Manish Gurnani, CTO, Ksolves India Limited

13.45

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The era of AI & IoT: Global challenges and opportunities

Dr. Doaa Taha, Professor of Data Science and AnalyticsProfessor of Data Science and Analytics, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Chair, Women’s Empowerment Forum & National Board Secretary, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

14.05

KEYNOTEFUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The integration of AI with industry 4.0

Laurent Thiers, Vice President, DDN

14.25

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Government X Artificial Intelligence

Radovan Kavicky, Data Science & AI Evangelist, AIslovakIA – National platform for the AI development in Slovakia

15.15

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Transforming digital landscapes: harnessing AI in media, music & entertainment

Yuri Berchenko, Head of Product Partnerships, YouTube

15.35

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK: 10x users & ultra charging tech: The power of bold partnerships

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, Founder of Astra Tech & CEO of Botim

16.00

KEYNOTE: Revolutionizing customer experiences: the power of AI and digital transformation

Petrica Vlad, Regional Transformation Manager, EMEA & Global GenAI Expert, Teleperformance

16.20

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: AI startups: what does their future look like?

Valerie Hawley, Executive Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence

17.00

AI IN FINANCE

PANEL: The ROI of AI in finance - the ‘must haves’ of streamlining operations through AI

Robert Hahm, CEO, Mashreq Capital
Saket Dandotia, CEO & Founder, OneTabAI
Cinderella Amar, Managing Partner, Glass Ventures
Vivek Sharma, CFO, e& enterprise
MODERATOR: Alex Mukhin, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria Capital

17:45

Closing Remarks

18.00

OFFICIAL GLOBAL AI AWARDS CEREMONY

20.00

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