Arab Future Cities Dubai 2018

3-4 September 2018
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
منتجع وسبا سوفيتيل دبي بالم

Speakers

Ahmed Bahrozyan |
Ahmed Bahrozyan

Chief Executive Officer – Public Transport RTA

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib
Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Executive Director Masdar

Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri |
Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri

Director of Cybercrime Department Dubai Police HQ – CID

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi |
Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi

Chief Information Security Officer Dubai Municipality

Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi
Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi

Director, Information Technology Department Department of Economic Development, Dubai

Amani Mahmood AlJassmi |
Amani Mahmood AlJassmi

CIO Dubai Health Authority

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez |
Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Government Director Diputació de Barcelona

Roger Cruickshank |
Roger Cruickshank

Global Director - Transport Atkins Acuity

Ian Smith |
Ian Smith

Chief Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist Roads and Transport Authority

Markus Strohmeier |
Markus Strohmeier

Senior Executive VP, Building Technologies Siemens

Mudassir Sheikha |
Mudassir Sheikha

CEO Careem

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat |
Dr. Ghassan Ziadat

VP - Major Projects McKinsey & Company

Steve Severance |
Steve Severance

Head of Program Management and Investments Masdar

Andrew Bevan |
Andrew Bevan

Smart Mobility Director Parsons Corporation

Hans Henrik Christensen |
Hans Henrik Christensen

Director DTEC Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Wilson Craig |
Wilson Craig

Head of ITS AECOM

Nic Jacobs |
Nic Jacobs

Regional Director Faithful+Gould

Claude Fachkha |
Claude Fachkha

Cyber Security Senior Consultant & Educator University of Dubai

Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa |
Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa

Founder & Chief Operating Officer Emirates Safer Internet Society

Janus Rostock |
Janus Rostock

Design Director AECOM

Ahmed Bahrozyan

Ahmed Bahrozyan

Chief Executive Officer – Public Transport, RTA

Bahrozyan holds undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Colorado, USA, 1991.

In  2008 Ahmed Bahrozyan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Licensing Agency where he mainly focused on building a strong team, simplification of the services, improvement of processes and services.

Ahmed Bahrozyan joined the RTA in December 2005, one month after the organization was established, as Deputy Director of the Information Technology Department. He progressed to become the Director of the IT Department and then moved on to hold the position of Director of the Development and Corporate Performance Department where he was responsible for working with all RTA agencies.

Prior to joining RTA, Ahmed Bahrozyan was the Manager of e-Government Services at Dubai Municipality, where he oversaw the development of hundreds of online services that were focused on improving services.

Bahrozyan is RTA board member since 2008.

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Executive Director, Masdar

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib is Executive Director of Masdar’s Sustainable Real Estate division and its flagship project Masdar City, a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of our future cities.

He is responsible for driving the overall growth and direction of Masdar City’s initiatives, strategic partnerships, the development of research and innovation clusters within the City, and developing future opportunities in sustainable urban development in the MENA region and beyond.

Previously, Mr. Baselaib served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Masdar, with responsibility for ensuring the company’s strategic alignment with Masdar’s mandate to support the diversification of the economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

Prior to that role, he was seconded from Masdar to the UAE-Egypt Task Force (ETF), where he worked directly with the UAE Minister of State H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber to execute numerous developments and infrastructure projects designed to support Egypt’s social and economic stability.

With around two decades of operational experience, Mr. Baselaib has also specialised in supply chain management for both the construction and oil & gas sectors. Prior to joining Masdar in 2008, Yousef served as a senior manager for Dubai Properties, and as Head of Registration at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd, or GASCO. Mr. Baselaib graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri

Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri

Director of Cybercrime Department, Dubai Police HQ – CID

Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri is currently the Director of the Cybercrime Dept. at Dubai Police – Criminal Investigation Dept., and he has been with the force for over 25 years combatting cyber and financial fraud related crime; backed by a team of professionals who work tirelessly around the clock 24 hours a day, everyday of the year to protect both private and public interests.

He was previously the Chairman of the Interpol MENA Division overseeing and coordinating high-tech crimes. He holds a BSc in Law and Police Science from the prestigious Dubai Police Academy, and two postgraduate degrees in; (1) MSc in Innovation and Technology from Boston University (2007), and (2) MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from UCD Dublin Ireland (2015).

His goal is to serve the United Arab Emirates in his best capabilities under the wise leadership of the President of the UAE, Vice-President of the UAE, Minister of Interior of the UAE and Commander in Chief of Dubai Police.

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi

Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi

Chief Information Security Officer, Dubai Municipality

Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi

Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi

Director, Information Technology Department, Department of Economic Development, Dubai

Mohammad Khalifa Al Qaizi
Director, Information Technology Department
Department of Economic Development, Dubai

As Director of Information Technology at the Department of Economic Development, Mohammad Al Qaizi designs, implements and oversees programmes and initiatives that expedite the smart transformation of organizational processes and services aimed to achieve customer happiness. Recently, he displayed seven WOW factors, which cover applications that use artificial intelligence, cognitive analysis, BI (business intelligence) tools, prediction analysis in the sense of risk engine, mobile inspection tools and smart applications.

A Master of City Science in computer information systems, Al Qaizi has played a stellar role in managing IT systems and automating processes in leading government establishments and rising through the ranks. He joined DED in 2008, after starting his career with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority as a high school graduate in 2003.  His passion to innovate saw him developing, among others, a BI application that has significantly enhanced organizational performance by enabling Director General and CEOs in DED to electronically monitor operations and take prompt decisions when needed.

Amani Mahmood AlJassmi

Amani Mahmood AlJassmi

CIO, Dubai Health Authority

She has more than 18 years of experience in both technical and managerial role in IT field. She has started her career in Dubai Municipality as a System Administrator. After that, she became the Head of the Internet Operations Unit, where she was responsible and managing Dubai Municipality online services infrastructure. In 2008 she became head of Information Systems Security Section to manage all Information  security matters in Dubai Municipality , after that she was Head of development section.  Then she moved to Zayed University as IT director, finally she joined Dubai health authority as IT directory since September 2014.

She holds B.SC. In Computer Sciences from Ajman university , Master in Computing and  Information System from Hull University in UK, Master in Quality Management from University of Wollongong in Dubai, and Executive Diploma in  Public Administration  from Lee Kuan Yew university in Singapore.  She also has graduated from  Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Program For Leadership. Currently she is doing her PHD in business administration in Dubai University, 

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Carles Agusti i Hernàndez

Government Director, Diputació de Barcelona

Carles Agustí i Hernàndez is an expert in International Relations, Open Government, transparency, Open Data and new governance models, Innovation and management.

He's International speaker about this issues.

He, and his team, launched Barcelona Open Government (governobert.bcn.cat) and achieve that Barcelona meet 100% of international transparency criteria. 



He's now Open Government Director at Diputació de Barcelona and President of Compolcat (Catalan Association of Political Communication). He's member of advisory Committee of Open Data Institute Barcelona and Leading Cities Advisory Board member. 



Recently he was Innovation and Democratic Quality Director of Catalan Government. He's former Councillor of Citizen Participation and Associations of Barcelona city Council and also General Secretary of the International Organization of Participatory Democracy (OIDP).

Roger Cruickshank

Roger Cruickshank

Global Director - Transport, Atkins Acuity

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Chief Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist, Roads and Transport Authority

Markus Strohmeier

Markus Strohmeier

Senior Executive VP, Building Technologies, Siemens

Siemens has appointed Markus Strohmeier (47) as Senior Executive Vice President of the company’s Building Technologies division in the Middle East, effective January 1, 2018. Based in Dubai, UAE, Strohmeier will be instrumental in supporting customers in the region to build increasingly digitalized infrastructure for smarter, safer and more energy efficient buildings.

Since 2009 Strohmeier has been CEO of Siemens LLC in the Sultanate of Oman, responsible for developing some of the company’s most significant projects in the country. This includes delivering key components to the country’s newest petrochemical projects, and handing over the three most efficient combined-cycle power plants, Sohar 2, Barka 3 and SUR, additionally secured with long-term service contracts. Strohmeier also oversaw significant contracts for security systems and more than 100 landmarks controlled by Siemens Building Technology.

Commenting on his appointment, Strohmeier said: “There is growing emphasis on energy efficiency, security, safety and the digitalization of our buildings. Intelligent infrastructure is an enabler of social and economic development. As the Middle East continues to build increasingly smart cities, Siemens has an excellent portfolio and track record of applying smart building technologies to some of the region’s most prominent landmarks. I am excited to work with our local team and partners to grow this important business.”

Strohmeier began his career with Siemens in Germany in 1990 for Public Communication Networks, and his assignments have led him to Libya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and China. He went on to head the Mobility and Energy Management Divisions in Siemens Indonesia, in addition to his role as Board Member of the same organization. During his tenure as CEO of Siemens LLC in the Sultanate of Oman, he was directly heading the Divisions Power and Gas, Building Technologies, Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives. Strohmeier is an Electrical Engineer and graduated from Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt in Klagenfurt Austria.

Mudassir Sheikha

Mudassir Sheikha

CEO, Careem

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat

VP - Major Projects, McKinsey & Company

Steve Severance

Steve Severance

Head of Program Management and Investments, Masdar

Andrew Bevan

Andrew Bevan

Smart Mobility Director, Parsons Corporation

Andrew Bevan is Parsons’ Smart Mobility Director. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronic and electrical engineering (with honors) from the University of Bath, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer, holds Fellowships with two international engineering organizations and has nearly 20 years of experience, specializing in intelligent solutions and systems integration. He has worked on some of the most prestigious rail projects throughout the Middle East and has spent many years working for the federal government in Abu Dhabi developing the systems portfolio and the introduction for the national rail infrastructure. Before joining Parsons, Andrew was a subject matter expert with Ericsson in its Global Centre of Excellence and provided consultancy services across the world for clients such as the Istanbul Municipality on Integrated Mobility and Smart Cities and Network Rail in the UK on the adoption of disruptive technologies and IoT to improve efficiencies in operations and maintenance.

Hans Henrik Christensen

Hans Henrik Christensen

Director DTEC, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Hans is currently serving as Director of Dtec, the largest technology entrepreneur centre of its kind in the Middle East housing 790 Tech start-ups and incubators, labs and accelerators. He has 25+ years’ experience in building up departments in large organisations and starting companies in South America, Europe and the UAE. He is a frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship, Blockchain and AI technology and a judge at business plan competitions.

As an entrepreneur Hans attracted venture capital and acted as CEO for several start-ups and held important global positions in large IT and financial institutions. Hans built-up and directed the team of the first technology incubator of Siemens ICN and ICM in 2001, successfully spinning off its main venture which he joined as Co-founder and CEO.

As the Director of Dtec Hans’ directs a team of managers managing co-working, investments, acceleration and marketing, supporting entrepreneurs from 70 nationalities. He serves on the board of 10+ start-ups.

Hans, holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Bentley University, and an MBA from Hult International Business School.

Wilson Craig

Wilson Craig

Head of ITS, AECOM

Nic Jacobs

Nic Jacobs

Regional Director, Faithful+Gould

Nic Jacobs is business systems lead, for the Middle East region of SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business. He is also responsible for the digital transformation for the region, working closely with the global business’ team. With 18 years’ experience in the construction industry, he has worked across the entire project life-cycle on a variety of projects and programmes, from inception through to completion, with the last seven years, applying the knowledge managing the development and implementation of software solutions and technology for large projects and programmes, in both private and public sectors.

With an engineering and a business degree, he focusses on translating business requirements into digital solutions, to provide the ultimate project and programme management platforms to achieve business objectives. When not in the office, Nic is a passionate triathlete, who has successfully completed 3 full Ironman races the past 2 years, and is currently training for his 4th race.

Nic particularly enjoy the sport since it is based on the same principals of managing a large programme of works, with constant performance measuring through the application of mobile technology, analyses of Big Data for application of trends and KPI’s, as well as IOT.

Claude Fachkha

Claude Fachkha

Cyber Security Senior Consultant & Educator, University of Dubai

Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa

Mohamed (Saidalavi) Mustafa

Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Emirates Safer Internet Society

Janus Rostock

Janus Rostock

Design Director, AECOM

Janus Rostock is an architect, urban designer & master planner with +20 years’ experience.

Specializing in holistic design on complex multidisciplinary projects and masterplans, he has proven expertise in a wide variety of projects including the Dubai Opera project and its district, masterplanning, low rise office buildings, high rise residential towers, hotels, education, and transport.
Having received his M. Arch from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, after having spent a year at l’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville, Paris, Rostock worked for multi award winning firms Henning Larsen Architects and KHR.

He moved to Dubai and joining Atkins in 2006, where he was part of the team delivering the Dubai Promenade and Cape Town Waterfront masterplan.  In 2008 he moved back to Denmark as Associate Design Director to start up Atkins’ Architecture and Design department in Copenhagen.

Following this spell he once again returned to the UAE in 2011 and is now responsible for leading Atkins’ Middle East Architecture and Urban Design team.

His achievements so far include:

  • Middle East Architect Power List 2016 – First Place
  • Architectural Digest Middle East Top 50 – ‘Arabia’s top talent in Architecture and Interior Design’ 2016 & 2017
  • Commercial Interior Design Middle East Power 50 – ‘Most influential individualist the ME design Sector 2016
  • Arabian Property Award Winner 2017 – Best Public Service Architecture, Dubai Opera
  • ID Design Award – Project of the Year 2016 - Dubai Opera

Rostock has accumulated extensive international experience as the lead concept designer on projects and master plans in the U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, India, Azerbaijan, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

 


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