P R E V I O U S    S E S S I O N S

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi
Minister of State for Higher Education & Advanced Skills

Advanced skills

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H.E. Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence

Challenges of a tech future
 

H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed
Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi

Minister of State for Future Food Security

Future Shaping & AgTech


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Cedric Betis
Wellness Advisor,
Dubai Future Foundation

 

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Hisham Elaraby
Regional Director | MENA,
Udacity

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H.E. Saeed Mohammad
Al Eter Al Dhanhani

Director General,
The Public Diplomacy Office

Wellness – For the good of tomorrow
 

The new path of lifelong learning
 

National Brands and
National Image


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Hisham Al Gurg
CEO
The Private Office

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Hrvoje Cindrić
Associate | Middle East
Urbanism Leader, Arup

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Ahmed Ali
Executive chairman of
x-architects

Entrepreneurship - Getting your company investment ready

Cities Alive – Rethinking arid environments
 

The veils of night – Nocturnal landscapes and public spaces in the gulf


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Dubai Blockchain Centre

 

Blockchain for the press

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development
 

Creating tomorrow’s leadership

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Riyad Joucka
Founder/Principal Architect MEAN - Middle East Architecture Network

The future of Islamic Architecture


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Saeed Al Gergawi
Previous Program Director

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni
Director of Information Service

Ibrahim Al-Zu'bi
Head of Sustainability, 
Majid Al Futtaim Holding

Mars 2117: Building the Cities of
Tomorrow on Mars

Blockchain: Crypto Assets Investment
 

Net Positive: the future of sustainability


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Dr. Noah Raford
Chief Operating Officer,
Dubai Future Foundation

Futures: staying ahead in a rapidly changing world
 

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Dr. Kristin Alford
Director, MOD | University of South Australia

Research as a futures Indicator

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Maciej Kuziemski
Harvard Kennedy School Fellow,
Harvard Kennedy School

Your Digital Self


Charles Bolden
U.S. Science Envoy &
Former NASA Administrator

In conversation with Charles Bolden

Dr. Nidhal Guessoum
Astrophysicist,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

Culture of Science in the Muslim World

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Rafi-uddin Shikoh
Managing Director,
DinarStandard

Role of culture in driving global innovation


Dr. Petar Stojanov
Founder & Managing Partner
Ektibaar

The Science of Innovation

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Maryam Mudhaffar
Senior Architect,
Architectural Heritage Department
at Dubai Municipality

The Arrival of Late Modernism in Dubai

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Capt. Jason Caldwell
President
Latitude 35

Thriving in Chaos


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Brandon Kaier
Global CTO
Dell EMA

Achieving operational excellence through deploying disruptive technologies

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David Brain
Planetary Scientist,
University of Colorado – Boulder

Science in Science Fiction

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Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi
Director of Animal Development and Health Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

The Global Food System


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Cory Grosser
Creative Director,
Cory Grosser + Associates

Designing with Creative Intelligence

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Prof. Omar Yaghi
Professor,
University of California, Berkeley

How to harvest drinking water from desert air?

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Dr. Jane Goodall DBE
Founder of Jane Goodall Institute
& UN Messenger of Peace

Reasons for Hope

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Dr. Mouwafac Sidaoui
Professor and Department Chair
Business Analytics and Information Systems
University of San Francisco

Understanding How Data Powers Business

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Dr. Clark A. Miller 
Associate Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and Director, Center for Energy & Society

Designing the Future: Knowledge, Technology, and Prosperity