Agenda

FastForward 2017 | Agenda

Registration Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Technology Work Sessions: All Day

DAY 1

08:00 - 09:00

Networking Coffee & Tea

09:00 – 09:30

Guest Speaker

09:30 - 09:40

H.E Hamad Obeid Al Mansoori, TRA DG: The Future Of UAE Digital

09:40 - 10:00

H.E Saeed Matar Al Marri, Deputy CEO, Dubai SME

10:00 - 10:30

Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director Programs & Policy, mGov, TRA

Networking Coffee & Tea

SESSION 1: Innovation & Tech Startups Enablement

Grand Ballroom

Worksession 1: Lafzaeya Room

Work Sessions 2: Khasifa Room

10:45 - 11:05

Christopher Free , Uber General Manager UAE & Qatar

No session

No session

11:05 - 11:25

Rajai El Khadem, Head of LinkedIn - Middle East & North Africa

Fast in Five| Sharjah University

University Smart Apps

Establishment of Trust for Software Defined Networking using TPM

Fast in Five| Dubai SME 

VoltLab

Dubai Technologies

11:30 - 11:55

Sleim Edde`, Google Head of Public Policy & Government Relations , MENA

Compelling Content for Websites and Social Media Delivered By: Julia Jackle co-founder and CEO creative971

Business Innovation as Art - Discovery & Mindset Delivered By: Mehrad Yaghmai, Managing Director at Power of Art & Head of Innovation at Honeybird & Reza Eskandar, Director of Operations at Power of Art

12:00 - 12:30

Fast-in Five | Mumzworld, Muna Ataya CEO & Founder | Sharethisspace.ae, Shahzad B. CEO

12:30 - 13:00

Zak Al Fassi, Facebook Strategic Partnership Manager

13:00 - 13:30

George Salama, Twitter Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, MENA

Networking Lunch

SESSION 2 : Digital Currencies And payments

Grand Ballroom

Worksession 1: Lafzaeya Room

Work Sessions 2: Khasifa Room

14:00 - 14:20

Omar Soudodi, Managing Director, PayFort

OpenUAE Developer Community

Delivered By: Dr. Manar Abu Talib, Sharjah University

 

Facebook Developer Office Hours 1:1 | work sessions Delivered By Zak Alfassi

 

 

14:20 - 14:40

What’s in a Name? The Importance of Domain Names for the Success of your Business Delivered By: Baher Esmat, ICANN, VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Middle East

Lean Startup Innovation, Delivered by: Hussam Mohsineh, Sahem.ae

14:40 - 15:00

Murat Eldem, Senior Director/ Digital Payments, ETISALAT

Fast in Five| Dubai SME 

HQ

Happizo

Millennium

15:00 - 15:20

Owais Manzoor, Head of Merchant Acquisition - at PayTabs

 

15:20 – 16:00

Fast-in Five | evento| SAHLPay | Etechan

End of Day1

 

 

 

Registration Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Technology Work Sessions: All Day

DAY 2

08:00 - 09:00

Networking Coffee & Tea

09:00 - 09:30

Omar Almahmoud, A/CEO, ICTFund

09:30 - 10:00

Essa AlZaabi, Vice President, Dubai Chamber

10:00 - 10:30

Krysta Fox, Executive Director, Free Zone

Networking Coffee & Tea

SESSION 1 : Money & Investors Talk

Grand Ballroom

Worksession 1: Lafzaeya Room

Work Sessions 2: Khasifa Room

10:45 - 11:05

Rita Huang, Founder of ePanda , Chinese Investment in Tech Startup,

Digital Guru platform, Delivered By: Dani Blizzard, Saif Kidwai

SmartPass - UAE Verified Identity & Single Sign On Platform Delivered by Zain Al Abdeen, Project Manager

11:05 - 11:25

Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali, active investor & entrepreneurial leader

Launching a Tech Startup in Dubai Delivered By: Shahzad Bhatti,Founder& CEO Share This Space

The Future of Education - Trends Disrupting Traditional Learning, Delivered By: Mehrad Yaghmai, Managing Director at Power of Art & Head of Innovation at Honeybird

11:30 – 11:55

Salah Alhalyan, CEO Bizat.com

Fast in Five| INBOUND | eBluePrint

Center of Digital Innovation (CODI) Delivered By: Mohd. AlAli

12:00 - 12:20

Revolutionizing Retail with IoT , Sébastien Marteau CEO & Founder Iconiction

12:20 - 12:40

eCommerce Panel |Moderated By Baher Esmat, ICANN| Idriss Al Rifai, CEO Fechr| Omar Awwad , CEO Trolley.ae

12:40 - 13:00

Assem Khalaili , VP Industry Sector, Siemens MENA

13:00 – 13:20

Philippe Fanjere, CEO Maestrano Open Cloud Integration Platform

Networking Lunch

SESSION 2 : IoT & Smart City

Grand Ballroom

Worksession 1: Lafzaeya Room

Work Sessions 2: Khasifa Room

14:00 - 14:20

Anthony Butler ,IBM, MEA Cloud CTO

E-Commerce with the #1 Shopify Experts in the UAE Delivered By: Nico Jackle co-founder and CEO creative971

Fast in Five| Sharjah University

Intelligent door lock for home security

Smart Car Accident Detector

14:20 – 14:40

Victor Bishay, AWS Amazon

Fast-in Five | Refit | Smart Navigation (SN) | mrUsta

No Session

14:40 - 15:00

Samer Giessesh , Vice President,Innovation, Commercial, EITC (du)

No Session

No Session

15:00 - 15:30

David Torre, Director, Internet of Things, ETISALAT

No Session

No Session

Fast-in Five | Tech Startups | Data link | Tech Startups

16:00

H.E Hamad Obeid AlMansoori, TRA DG: Closing Ceremony