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Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition 2018

Specialized Seminars Program – Day 1

DWTC – Hall 8
Monday April 9, 2018
Language Speakers Subject Time
Group 1
English /Arabic Dr. Ahmed Al Nuseirat,
Coordinator General, Dubai Government Excellence Program
Opening speech 10:00 – 10:10
English /Arabic Mohamed Mezghani,
Secretary General
UITP : Advancing Public Transport
Disrupting innovations: Threats or Opportunities? The Case of Urban Transport 10:10 – 10:40
English /Arabic Taekyoon Kim
Assistant Mayor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Smart cities in the future .. The role of governments 10:40-11:10
English /Arabic Mehis Sihvart
Director, Centre of Registers and Information Systems, Estonia
Efficient E-Governance in Practice: Estonian Case Study 11:10-11:40
Break 11:40-12:00
Group 2
English /Arabic Dr. Sébastien Tremblay,
Director, Joint Research Unit in Urban Sciences – Quebec City, Canada
Triple Helix Model 12:00-12:45
English /Arabic Gaute Hagerup
Head of Smart Cities & Communities innovation, Norway

How Norway is Electrifying its Transport Sector 12:45-13:30
English /Arabic Mani James
Vice President, Public Sector for Middle East, South Asia and North Africa, Frost & Sullivan
The Role of Global Mega Trends Shaping the Future of Business, Society and Cultures to 2025 and Beyond 13:30– 14:15
Break 14:15-14:30
Group 3
English /Arabic Mike Letzgus
Project Manager, Senior Researcher
Fraunhofer IAO, Smart Urban Environments
Why we need smart planning for smart cities? 14:30 – 15:15
English /Arabic Salem Humaid Al Marri
Assistant DG for Science & Technology Sector, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center
Experience: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center 15:15 – 16:00

Specialized Seminars Program – Day 2

DWTC – Hall 8
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Language Speakers Subject Time
Group 4
English /Arabic Léon Tossaint
Chief Executive Officer, EFQM
Keynote Address by EFQM 10:00 – 10:30
English /Arabic Ludvig Lindström
President, Global Happiness Organization
Achieving Global Happiness 10:30 – 11:15
English /Arabic Arber Berisha
Advanced Analytics Specialist, BearingPoint Norway
Delivering Socioeconomic Value with AI – Case: Reducing Traffic Accidents in Norway 11:15 – 12:00
Break 12:00-12:20
Group 5
English /Arabic Marloes Pomp
Program Officer Blockchain Dutch Government,
Dutch Blockchain Coalition
Blockchain: How Governments can use Blockchain in its Functioning? 12:20 - 13:05
English /Arabic Mona AbouHana
Partner – Government and Public Sector Consulting, PwC

Samer Geissah
Vice President of Innovation, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company – du

Dr. Bassam Mahboub
Program Director for Care Model Innovation, Dubai Health Authority

Ned Jaroudi
Senior Innovation Advisor, Expo 2020 Dubai

Innovation-Driven Government Perspective 13:05 – 13:50
Break 13:50-14:10
Group 6
English /Arabic Swastik Harish
Lead – Urban Practitioners’ Programme, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Urban Planning and Development: Capacity building for government officials and achievements 14:10-14:55
English /Arabic Dr. Wolfgang Katzmann General Manager; International Consultance
Excellence in Public Administration 14:55-15:40

Specialized Seminars Program – Day 3

DWTC – Hall 8
Wednesday April 11, 2018
Language Speakers Subject Time
Group 7
English /Arabic Alanus von Radecki
Head of Urban Governance Innovation
Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
The Value of Urban Data 10:00 – 10:45
English /Arabic Isra’a Mobideen
Middle East Manager, EFQM

Gianluca Mule
Chief Operating Officer, EFQM
Workshop: Achieving Excellence 10:45 – 11:30
Break 11:30 – 11:50
Group 8
English /Arabic Dmitry Karandin
Head of Special Projects, Smart City Lab - Department of IT, Moscow Government
Smart City Moscow case 11:50 -12:35
English /Arabic Salma Habib Ahmed
Dmitry Karandin Head of Special Projects, Smart City Lab - Department of IT, Moscow Government
The role of insurance in occupational safety and health and work environment 12:35 -13:20
English /Arabic Ayman Al-Mousawi
Manager of Design Department, Ministry of Public Works – Kuwait
BIM Adoption in the Ministry of Public Works of Kuwait 13:20 – 13:50
Break 13:50 – 14:00
Group 9
English /Arabic Counselor/ Salah Bu Farusha Al Falasi
Advocate General, Head of Traffic Prosecution- Dubai
Seminar: Awareness of Traffic Law 14:00 – 14:30
English /Arabic Sampo Suihko
General Director, Omnia/City of Espoo

Mervi Jansson
Chief Executive Officer, Omnia/City of Espoo
Educating the Happiest People in the World, Finland 14:30 – 15:15
English /Arabic Dubai Government Excellence Program
Summary Remarks 15:15 – 15:30

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