Main Conference Programme

Day 1 - Monday: 23 September 2019

08:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments

09:15 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Marouan Aouri

Marouan Aouri

Chief Architect and Digital Transformation Director, Certified Architect in TOGAF, SOA and BPM, Certified Specialist in Interoperability, IOT, CBE, and CBP
Cognizant, UAE

09:20 Keynote Presentation: Moving Towards a Culture of Preparedness

Speaker

Suleiman Al Kaabi

Suleiman Al Kaabi

Foresight Expert and Consultant, Chief Executive Officer
Foresight Foundation - Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:40 International Guest Speaker: How to Use Machine Learning to Anticipate the Future Like a Professional Futurist

Speaker

Miguel Jiménez

Miguel Jiménez

CEO and Lead Futurist
FFWD - Strategic Foresight and Futures Anticipation, Spain

10:10 International Guest Speaker: Futures Thinking for Education Policy Makers and Administrators

Speaker

Dr. Peter Bishop

Dr. Peter Bishop

Executive Director
Teach The Future.org, USA

10:40 Interactive Panel Discussion: Strategic Foresight and Its Tools: Bringing Foresight Planning to Life

• How policy and planning shapes strategic foresight
• How do you identify long-term and medium-term implementation strategies?
• How do you mobilize and bring together the different stakeholders?


Moderator:  
Cesar Moukarzel
Consulting Director - Government and Defense
SIA Partners, UAE 
   
Panelists:  
Florence Gaub
Deputy Director
EU Institute for Security Studies, France
   
Fabienne Goux-Baudiment
Futurist, Director
proGective, France
   
Jabir Walji
Strategy Artist
Systematic Innovation, UK
   
Hassan Mohamed Fayed
Specialist, Innovation and Future, Innovation and Future Unit Department
Dubai Airport Freezone, UAE

11:30 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

FORESIGHT AND TECHNOLOGY

FORESIGHT AND TECHNOLOGY

12:00 The Role of AI and Its Implications on the Future Foresight

Speaker

Dr. Maryam Al Yammahi

Dr. Maryam Al Yammahi

Assistant Dean for Students Affairs Office, Assistant Professor, College of Information Technology
UAE University, UAE

12:30 The Future of Trust

Speaker

Damu Winston

Damu Winston

Author, "I Don't Trust You, But Blockchain and Bitcoin Will Help Co-Founder
www.IDontTrustYou.net

13:00 Digital Transformation Opportunities and Skills Gap Challenges

Speaker

Marouan Aouri

Marouan Aouri

Chief Architect and Digital Transformation Director
Cognizant, UAE

13:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 How to Govern in a Time Where Old Norms are Dying, New Norms Are Yet to be Born

Speaker

Christopher Cordey

Christopher Cordey

Chief Executive Officer
Futuratinow, Switzerland

14:55 Advance Systematic Innovation for "Radical" Foresight Planning

Speaker

Jabir Walji

Jabir Walji

Strategy Artist
Systematic Innovation, UK

15:15 Challenges to Foresight and How to Overcome Them

Speaker

Florence Gaub

Florence Gaub

Deputy Director
EU Institute for Security Studies, France

 

• How can modern technology help us be better at foresight?
• What can we do to mitigate unpredictability?
• What is the ‘foresight mindset’?

15:35 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

15:45 Foresight Lab: Future of Education Curriculums

Speaker

Dr. Peter Bishop

Dr. Peter Bishop

Executive Director
Teach The Future.org, USA

 

 

Focus:
Integrating Futures Thinking within the Syllabus

Objectives:
• The framework approach to forecasting for education syllabus and curriculums
• Critical thinking and other approaches to challenging assumptions in the education sector
• Leading creativity tools and approaches and how they apply to futures and possible scenarios
• How to develop and evaluate scenarios

Outcomes:
These could include the development of curriculum materials or a teaching unit; design of a leadership program for achieving Futures oriented goals; design of a module or program in which Futures thinking and skills are brought to bear on an issue of significance for curriculum building

17:20 Closing Remarks by the Chairman and End of Main Conference Day 1

Closing Remarks by the Chairman and End of Main Conference Day 1