Arab Future Cities Dubai 2019

16-17 September 2019
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Confirmed Speakers

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi
H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi

Minister Ministry of Infrastructure Development ​​​​​

Noora Al Ahbabi
Noora Al Ahbabi

Chief Information Security Officer Ministry of Economy

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari
Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

Chief Information Security Officer Department of Health - Abu Dhabi

Jose Francisco Fernandez
Jose Francisco Fernandez

Director IoT & Blockchain Solutions du

Fahem Al Nuaimi |
Fahem Al Nuaimi

CEO Ankabut

Dina Mustafa |
Dina Mustafa

Head of Sustainability Operations - Sustainability Expo 2020 Dubai

Saif Salem Bamadhaf |
Saif Salem Bamadhaf

IT & Smart & Government Services Director Department of Energy

Ayman Al-Harbi |
Ayman Al-Harbi

IT & Smart City Director Royal Commission at Yanbu (RCY) - KSA

Ali Juma Al Ajme
Ali Juma Al Ajme

IT Director Ministry of Health

Chris Wan
Chris Wan

Head of Design Management Masdar

Hussain Al Fardan
Hussain Al Fardan

Head of Innovation Center & Innovation Oasis Dubai Customs

Eng. Nawal Yousef Alhanaee
Eng. Nawal Yousef Alhanaee

Head of Research and Technical Section - Sustainability and Technical Studies Dept. Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Capt. Saif Al Muheri
Capt. Saif Al Muheri

Director of Waterways Department of Transport

Ali El Ali |
Ali El Ali

Director, Planning Emaar, The Economic City

Abdulrahman Khaiwi |
Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Head of IT Emirates National Schools

Martin Tillman |
Martin Tillman

Director Transport Planning AECOM

Hamda Ahmed Bukalla*
Hamda Ahmed Bukalla*

Head of Creativity & Innovation Office - Chairmans Executive Office, Chair of Innovation Team Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Amina Abdulrahim* |
Amina Abdulrahim*

Head - Information Technology at Engineering Office Engineering Office of H.H of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Ahmad Mohy Al-Wathah Al-Montshri |
Ahmad Mohy Al-Wathah Al-Montshri

General Manager, Comprehensive Institutional Centre Ministry of Municipality & Rural Affairs - KSA

Eng. Isha Mohammad Aljassmy
Eng. Isha Mohammad Aljassmy

IT Director Ministry of Energy and Industry

Dhay Aldawyan
Dhay Aldawyan

Head of Center for Development of Urban Design and Planning of Saudi Cities Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs – KSA

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi

Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development ​​​​​

Noora Al Ahbabi

Noora Al Ahbabi

Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Economy

Noora Al Ahbabi holds the position of Information Security in the IT department at Ministry of Economy, UAE government, where she is contributing to improving, developing, and raising the security level in the ministry.

Noora holds a bachelor degree in information security and network technology in 2016. Graduate of Zayed University, UAE. She is certified in introduction to Networking CCNA1 (IT Essentials), in CCNA Exploration (Network Fundamentals), in CCNA Exploration (LAN Switching and Wireless), and in CCNA Routing and Switching (Routing Protocols). She is also ISO certified in information security from Merit for training and consultancy, 2018.

Noora’s aim is to implement HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE’s vision of creating a secure electronic space and to help consolidate the UAE's position among the world's safest countries in cyberspace and harnessing technology to create a new reality and a life of opportunity and a model for development and e-security worldwide.

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health - Abu Dhabi

Jose Francisco Fernandez

Jose Francisco Fernandez

Director IoT & Blockchain Solutions, du

Jose Francisco Fernandez has a strong background in management consulting and in the telecommunications sector with more than 15 year of experience where he has held a number of different positions with focus on business transformation, new strategy execution, and the implementation of new technologies. He has an Economics and International Studies degree from Hastings College in the USA and an MBA from IEDE Business School in Spain. Jose has broad functional and geographic experience with a multicultural mindset, and specific expertise in business transformation. He has lead du’s efforts on the regional adoption of IoT & Blockchain Technology and is responsible for the implementation of different POCs and some of the most relevant ICT Projects in the UAE.

Fahem Al Nuaimi

Fahem Al Nuaimi

CEO, Ankabut

Fahem Al Nuaimi began his ownership as Ankabut CEO on Nov 2011.

Fahem is a Technology Executive with over 26 years of experience in networking, systems and software engineering and is known for helping to pioneer the development of Broadband Internet, Voice over IP, Community Wi-Fi, and Business Services in the telecommunication industry in UAE.

He was most recently the Vice President of the Technology Strategy and project management at Etisalat. In that role, he led the architecture, engineering, and development of the telecommunications infrastructure for Residential and Business broad band Services (GPON & IPTV). Fahem is a weathered leader in the broadband industry and he possesses deep technical knowledge and an excellent track record of partnering and collaboration to convert technical capabilities into successful business outcomes.

Goal oriented, organized, highly motivated and a perfectionist with openness to learning with Strong analytical skills with problem-solving abilities. Product knowledge spans telecommunication and hi-tech integrated systems. Extensive experience in handling of projects, system engineering marketing strategy, planning and execution, and customer relationship management. Strong international exposure having traveled and provide a presentation to most events around the world.

Dina Mustafa

Dina Mustafa

Head of Sustainability Operations - Sustainability, Expo 2020 Dubai

As Head of Sustainability Operations at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dina Mustafa leads the development and implementation of the World Expo’s sustainable event management strategy.

Dina’s current focus includes sustainable development planning for event and legacy, stakeholder and market engagement, communications and awareness campaigns designed to extend Expo 2020’s sustainability impact beyond the boundaries of its physical site.

Before joining Expo 2020, Dina worked for Ernst and Young – Climate Change and Sustainability Services, advising high-profile clients including the UAE Ministry of Interior (MOI), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Dina began her career with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (UNFAO) where she conducted agricultural data collection, maintained budgets and prepared research papers.

Dina is a LEED-certified sustainability expert with more than 14 years of public and private sector experience. Her expertise enables her to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions that help Expo 2020 achieve its sustainability goals.

Dina holds a MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and an MBA in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Saif Salem Bamadhaf

Saif Salem Bamadhaf

IT & Smart & Government Services Director, Department of Energy

Ayman Al-Harbi

Ayman Al-Harbi

IT & Smart City Director, Royal Commission at Yanbu (RCY) - KSA

Ayman Alharbi, IT & Smart City Director, Royal Commission for Juabil & Yanbu, is responsible  for comprehensive management of the Yanbu Industrial City IT & Smart City Project. Ayman is also the IT / Smart City Project Director, Royal Commission at Jazan City for Primary & Down Stream Industry (RC-JCPDI), since  September 2015.  He holds an MBA from Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Scienes from King Abdul Aziz University. He has attended an Executive leadership Programs from NYU Abu Dhabi in 2016 He is a Certified Project Leader from Haward Technology Middle East since 2016. He is also a certified Value Engineering (AVS- Associate Value Specialist) since 2014.

During Ayman’s term at the RCY, he targeted a complete digital transformation on all RCY internal & external businesses. From a complete ERP solution to a wide range of E-Services application, that serves the investment & the resident of RCY. He leade’s the corporate digital transformation with rounded business, technology & operations experience. He sucssefuly manage and operate an international wining award smart city project in Yanbu Industrial city and reaplcating his success at JCPDI as well currently.

Before joining the Royal Commission at Yanbu, Ayman worked at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other private companies where he compined the government & private sectors knowledge and business process.

Ali Juma Al Ajme

Ali Juma Al Ajme

IT Director, Ministry of Health

Mr. Ali Juma Alajme is the Director of Health Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Health and Prevention. He received his bachelor’s degree in information technology, later he earned his master degree from Strategic Management from Dubai Men’s College-UAE. In addition, he graduated from Mohammed Bin Rashed government innovation center in association with Cambridge University in 2016. Mr. Ali AlAjme is an innovative professional offering 15 years of successful experience. He also worked in several places where he started as an Engineer in Tecom till he reached high managerial positions in the government. He featured of strategic insight, business acumen and resource planning skills to contribute to organizational growth and profitability.

He has worked in many projects such as Wareed (which is a Unified system that includes all MOHAP facilities files) and Rea’ayati (National Unified medical record of UAE) . He also was honored with MOHAP on working on best service on Smart Phone in Government Summit 2015. He also was in the first batch of the innovation pioneers program at MOHAP and was selected as a mentor. He recently joined Qyadat Program which is UAE’s Leadership program for the executive leaders.

Chris Wan

Chris Wan

Head of Design Management, Masdar

Chris Chi Lon Wan is the Head of Design Management at Masdar City—one of the world’s most sustainable communities and an emerging technology cluster in Abu Dhabi that also hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Wan is responsible for setting and guiding the direction of the building designs for Masdar City. He takes a holistic approach to building design. Through briefing, goal setting, budgeting, team building and efficient processes, he directs the creation of blueprints of buildings, ensuring that these buildings are developed to achieve the best balance between environmental, commercial and social requirements.

Among his many contributions to Masdar City, Mr. Wan was instrumental in setting the vision and design parameters that led to the construction of the Siemens Middle East Headquarters building in Masdar City. The building meets some of the highest levels of energy efficiency and reduced water consumption as measured against international sustainability standards.

Mr. Wan brings 27 years of international and local architectural design experience to Masdar City. He has worked on numerous environmentally driven projects for Richard Rogers Partnership in London and for Rocco Design Ltd in Hong Kong. More recently, he moved into building development, working for Sorouh Real Estate in Abu Dhabi. He joined Masdar City in 2008.

Mr. Wan, who is a registered architect in the UK and Hong Kong, has participated in conferences and roundtables as an expert on sustainable development. He has also given lectures on this subject at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

Mr. Wan holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Bath in the UK.

Hussain Al Fardan

Hussain Al Fardan

Head of Innovation Center & Innovation Oasis, Dubai Customs

Hussain Al Fardan is the Head of Innovation Centre – Strategy and Corporate Excellence at Dubai Customs, Chairman, Ideas Arabia & Ideas UAE, Board Member Ideas UK, Board Member World Innovation Organization. Hussain has over 20 years of experience in employee engagement, Innovation and Business Improvement with proven interpersonal and leadership skills. He is experienced in all aspects of Innovation both internal and external within the organization, with demonstrable success in Building Innovation Culture within a Governmental environment. Hussain has developed and delivered innovation culture method that is now used by many government departments across the UAE to develop employee driven creativity and manage continuous improvement.

Eng. Nawal Yousef Alhanaee

Eng. Nawal Yousef Alhanaee

Head of Research and Technical Section - Sustainability and Technical Studies Dept., Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Eng. Nawal Alhanaee is a PhD candidate in British University of Dubai in the Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment (ASBE) program. She is currently working as Head of Research and Technical studies in Ministry of Infrastructure development- Dubai. She was involved in the Municipality affairs and projects since 2003, and she was as the Head of building section in 2006. In addition, she was as the head of building section and building material laboratory in 2008. After that, she was as the Director of project dept. in 2011 and she worked as Director of Engineering & Land dept. & head of building section from 2012 until 2017 and her work experience is 15 years in FM.

She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the UAE University and she holds a master degree of urban planning from American University of Sharjah.  Her area of specialty is Transportation, and she has experience and contributions in making strategic plans and studies for the improvement of public and customer services, managing big projects and environmental protection, as she is one of the core team in Fujairah 2040 master plan.

Capt. Saif Al Muheri

Capt. Saif Al Muheri

Director of Waterways, Department of Transport

Ali El Ali

Ali El Ali

Director, Planning, Emaar, The Economic City

Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Head of IT, Emirates National Schools

Heading the Information Technology Department of Emirates National Schools. Responsible for the technologies in the organization. Dealing with the cost curve of technologies, working very closely with the business meeting the needs of various business units and facing the challenges of HR, finance and market place protecting the business through technology.

Being the catalyst of change as a strategic business partner my role is not limited to operations excellence and efficiency but exploring possibilities for revenue creation, driving innovation growth improving business offerings and demonstrate the ability to evolve maintaining the credibility of the role.

Taking advantage of the unprecedented velocity of change in technology to bring to the table new possibilities on how to leverage technologies exploring the opportunities for improved business plans.

Martin Tillman

Martin Tillman

Director Transport Planning, AECOM

Martin Tillman is Director at international consultancy Aecom leading Strategic Planning and Advisory for the Middle East.   He is responsible for transport modelling, development planning, transport technology, road safety, parking, and freight.

Martin has lived and worked in the UAE for the last 10 years.  Prior to this he worked in the UK, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Qatar, and France.

He is currently working on transit related master planning projects in the UAE as well as providing transport input to wider Middle East master planning projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Martin enjoys the challenge of providing innovative and value added advice for clients and adopting a collaborative approach with stakeholders.  His key aims are to encourage sustainability, future proof concepts through appropriate measures, and create smart, connected, and liveable communities.

Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and the Institute of Highways and Transportation.  He is also an advisory member of the Abu Dhabi University Civil Engineering Department.

Hamda Ahmed Bukalla*

Hamda Ahmed Bukalla*

Head of Creativity & Innovation Office - Chairmans Executive Office, Chair of Innovation Team, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Amina Abdulrahim*

Amina Abdulrahim*

Head - Information Technology at Engineering Office, Engineering Office of H.H of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Ahmad Mohy Al-Wathah Al-Montshri

Ahmad Mohy Al-Wathah Al-Montshri

General Manager, Comprehensive Institutional Centre, Ministry of Municipality & Rural Affairs - KSA

Eng. Isha Mohammad Aljassmy

Eng. Isha Mohammad Aljassmy

IT Director, Ministry of Energy and Industry

Dhay Aldawyan

Dhay Aldawyan

Head of Center for Development of Urban Design and Planning of Saudi Cities, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs – KSA

 


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