4-5 September, 2018
Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE

Conference Day Two: 5 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcoming tea, coffee and registration


8:30 am - 9:00 am CISO Breakfast Briefing & “Women in Tech” Breakfast Briefing

AI meets Blockchain: Creating a winning alliance

  • The intersection of AI and Blockchain - discussing standard definitions, challenges, and benefits
  • Converging infrastructure to support these technologies
  • Intelligent ways to make the two work together

Shrimant Tripathy

Head of IT Risk and Security Advisory
World Bank Group, USA

9:30 am - 9:50 am TECH TALK

Evolving security safeguards to risk-proof your AI strategies

  • Debating the right balance of openness in AI
  • Developing improved technical measures for verifying the robustness of systems
  • Will the proliferation of AI lead to an expansion of existing and new threats?

9:50 am - 10:10 am ROBOT & HUMAN PERSPECTIVES

Dr. Shabeer Nellikode - Managing Director Universal Hospitals, UAE
How can humans & machines work together?

  • Deep dive into the black box! Evaluating the strengths of machines to understand AI decision making
  • An entrepreneur’s perspective: Enabling a harmonious culture for AI in a workplace
  • Eradicating misconceptions and driving awareness for an augmented society

Dr. Shabeer Nellikode

Managing Director
Universal Hospitals, UAE

10:10 am - 10:30 am TECH TALK

Taking robotics to the next level: Insight into future opportunities for business efficiency and customer happiness

  • Reviewing the opportunities for front and back-end automation
  • Understanding the potential cost-savings on a bigger scale

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer
Union Insurance, UAE

10:50 am - 11:15 am Live & interactive audience polling & profiling

Benchmark your challenges against your fellow peers to gain audience-wide insights

11:15 am - 11:45 am Networking break


11:45 am - 11:55 am CHAIRPERSON

Opening address


The internet of ethics: Developing an industry code of conduct to manage the evolution of AI

  • Enhancing awareness and training to develop an AI-enabled generation and ensure social acceptance
  • AI Regulations to positively serve humanity, not control humanity
  • Forecasting the future of AI and preparing for the fast-paced developments and change

Ryan Prox

Senior Constable in Charge, Crime Analytics Advisory & Development Unit
Vancouver Police Department, Canada

Government performance, results & benchmarking

  • Connect AI to your Key Performance Indicators
  • Can AI measure citizen happiness?
  • Reviewing government excellence programs and AI as an accelerator
  • Benchmarking against other international government entities

Dr. Muna Al Dhabbah

Director of Government Service Development
UAE Prime Minister’s Office - Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm PARTNERSHIP TALK

AI-as-a-service: Outsourcing your AI needs

  • Reviewing the risks and benefits of outsourcing your AI strategy
  • AI experts at your disposal! External expertise to build internal capabilities

12:55 pm - 1:15 pm THE BIG DEBATE

How do we govern AI?

  • Legal, regularity and security frameworks
  • Considering data related risks

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking lunch break


2:15 pm - 2:40 pm AI HACKATHON - finalists & judging session

This is a full day event taking place before the AI Week. The finalists will then present in front of a live audience and panel of judges to determine which team will win the coveted title of AI Week Hackathon Champion! Come up with a creative solution within one of the following themes:

AI to drive Customer Experience | AI for improved Cyber Security & Fraud Detection | AI to support decision making

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm WORKSHOP

AI Roadmap Creation

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm WORKSHOP

Government Partnerships: How can you be part of the AI journey?

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Closing remarks & end of conference