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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.

Official AI Ambassador
Sophia

Humanoid Robot

Hanson Robotics

JAMIE METZL

Author, Healthcare Futurist, and Geopolitical Expert

DR. DIVYA CHANDER

MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

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. 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. CHRIS COOPER

Director Digital Transformation - Cyber Security - AI Expert​

AIQ

Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi

Advisor

Ministry of Oil and Environment - Bahrain

TAMER HAMED

Chief Information Officer

Dubai Cable Company (Ducab)

ROBERT HAHM

CEO

Mashreq Capital

SVEN HERZING

CTO

Talabat

RAM KUMAR

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

CIGNA

PETER LARNHOLT

Chief Information Officer

du

FRANCIS ARUL

Group Chief Information Officer

DAMAC

GEORGE YACOUB

Group Chief Information Officer

Burjeel Holdings

KARTIK BHATT

Chief Digital Officer

SONY

VENEETH PURUSHOTHAMAN

Group Chief Information Officer​

Aster DM Healthcare

MOHAMAD CHARAFEDDINE

Vice President of Product

Careem

CHANDRA KHATRI

Head of AI

Ola Krutrim

RODGER WERKHOVEN

Independent Creative Director

Open AI | iO | D-ID

AWAD EL-SIDIQ

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics

ADNOC Distribution

VALERIE HAWLEY

Executive Director

Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)

DR. THIERRY LESTABLE

Chief Researcher

Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00
Welcome and introduction to the Global AI Show

09.15
GROUNDBREAKING AI

HEADLINER

Sophia - Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics - Official Ambassador of Global AI Show

09.45
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE

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: Distinguishing between the hype and progress in AI

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: Hijacking the human brain - how modern medicine and science can hack genome circuitry,
opening doors to digital control of the human mind

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?

Dr. Fatmah Boathman, Member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence by WEF, AI
Society
Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller,
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

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
Dr. Imran Shaikh CTO, Virgin Mobile
Sven Herzing, CTO, Talabat

14.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK: How to leverage strategic partnerships to double users and 10 x technical capabilities of an app

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, CEO, Co-Founder 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
Chandra Khatri, Head of AI, OLA- Krutrium

15.30
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

Rodger Wekhoven - Independent Creative Director, Open AI
Joseph Wehbe, Expert Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Building, World Economic Forum AI &
Entrepreneurship Expert

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
A FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: Exploring AI leadership and human governance: the boundaries of machine rule

Gary Marcus, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, Scientist, best-selling author, and
serial entrepreneur. Founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, acquired by Uber

17.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

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

Mr. Ali Abdulla Alsadadi, Chief of Information Technology, Ministry of Oil and Environment - Bahrain
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist
Dr. Duaa Abaoud, Advisor, MOMRAH (Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing)
Francis Arun, Group CIO Damaac Properties

17.50
Closing Remarks

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00
Welcome

09.10
FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: The roadmap to AI-powered enterprise reinvention

Reserved

09.30
GENERATIVE AI

KEYNOTE: Empowering human-AI collaboration: unleashing the potential of Generative AI

Reserved

10.20
FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: The roadmap to AI-powered enterprise reinvention

Peter Larnholt, CIO, du

10.40
FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The integration of AI with industry 4.0

Tamer Hamed, CIO, DUCAB

11:00
Networking coffee break

11.30
AI IN ENERGY

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

Awad Sidiqui, Head of AI, ADNOC Distribution
Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment, Bahrain
Dr. Chris Cooper, CEO, AIQ

12.20
Reserved

12.40
AI GOVERNANCE

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

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

13.00
Networking and Lunch break

14.00
A FUTURE WITH AI

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

Valerie Hawley, Executive Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence

14.20
GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE: How to drive enterprise-wide digital transformation with responsible AI-centric workflows for business value creation

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

14.40
AI IN HEALTHCARE

FIRESIDE CHAT: Smart healthcare futures: Unleashing the power of AI for precision diagnoses, personalized treatment, and innovative patient care

George Yacoub, Group CIO, Burjeel Holdings
Veneeth Purushothaman, Group Chief Information OfficerAster, DM Healthcare
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

15.10
GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: Navigating AI's impact across industries

  • Innovative applications
  • Operational advancements
  • Unveiling future trends

Dr. Thierry Lestable, Chief Researcher, Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
Kartik Bhatt, Chief Digital Officer, Sony, KSA
Mohammed Uzair, CIO, PepsiCo EMEA
Kamran Ahsan, Senior Director, Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise

16.00
Networking break

16.30
AI GOVERNANCE

KEYNOTE: AI harmony: risk, ethics, bias and privacy - achieving a balance

Reserved

16.50
AI IN FINANCE

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

Robert Hahm, CEO, Mashreq Capital
William Bao, General Partner, Orbit Ventures

17.20
Closing Remarks

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