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UAE PPF 2020 Agenda

UAE PPF 2020 Agenda

Day 1: February 17 2020

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:05


09:05 – 09:25

Opening Speech

09:25 – 10:30

Panel 1: Design for Success: Exploring Agile in Public Sector

HE Huda Al Hashemi

Assistant Director General for Strategy and Innovation – UAE

Daniel Gerson

Project Manager, Public Employment and Management,OECD

Owain Service

CEO of BI Ventures. He is the former MD and Co-Founder of the Behavioural Insights Team – UK

Prof. Paul Light

Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service – USA



10:30 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 -12:20

Panel 2: Industry 4.0 and Being Future-Proof

Marten Kaveats

National Digital advisor of Estonia, Government Office of Estonia – stonia

Torsten Anderson

Deputy Director General at the Danish Business Authority – Denmark

Ahmed El Essawi

Microsoft – USA

Peter Ong

Chairman of Enterprise Singapore – Singapore

HE Massimo Falcioni

CEO, Etihad Credit Insurance – UAE



12:20 – 01:30

Lunch/ Simultaneous Press Conference/ Student Posters

01:30 – 1:50


01:50 – 03:00

Panel 3: Wellbeing and Agile – The Balance: Misnisterial Panel

HE Ohood Al Roumi

UAE, Minister of State for Happiness & Wellbeing and the Director General of the PMO at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future in the UAE government.

HE Abdul Rahman

UAE Minister of Health and Prevention

HE Nasser Al Hamli

UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation

HE Omar Sultan Al Olama

UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence


03:00 – 04:00

Faculty and Staff Paper Presentations & Poster/ Health Policy Council Workshop (closed session)

08:00 – 08:40


08:40 – 09:00

Future Government Insights: Dubai Economy

09:00 – 10:10

Panel 4: Moon to Mars and Beyond (English)

NASA (Speaker TBC)


Hazzaa Al Mansouri

Astronaut – UAE

HE Sarah Al Ameri

UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences

Salem Al Marri

Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC – UAE

Dr Jill Stuart

London School of Economics and Political Science Editor in Chief of the journal Space Policy – UK



10:10 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Panel 5: Governance in the Age of Tech – Opportunities and Regulation (English)

Fadi Ghandour

Co-Founder Aramex, Founder Wamda Capital, UAE

Christopher Schroeder (TBC)

Author, Investor and Founder – The Next Billion Ventures – USA

HE Abdulla Bin Touq

Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet – UAE

Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram

Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow – UK



12:00 – 12:20


12:20 – 01:20

Lunch Break

01:20 – 02:30

Panel 6: Leveraging Soft Power: Building Bridges

HE Reem Al Hashmi

Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee – UAE

Faisal Gillani

Senior Manager, Resource Mobilization, Private Sector Partnerships & Innovative Finance, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance – Switzerland

Dr. Rafic Makki

Head Technology at Mubadala Ventures – UAE

HE Saeed El Eter

Secretary General of the Soft Power Council, Director General of the Public Diplomacy Office – UAE

Dr. Manal Al Taryam

CEO Noor Dubai & CEO Primary Health Care, Dubai – UAE

02:30 – 02:50


03:00 – 4:30

Agile Skills Policy Council Workshop (closed Session) /AIBMENA paper (open Session)