Smart Data 2017 Dubai

3-4 April 2017
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

Summit Agenda

» Day 1 - 3rd April 2017

» Day 2 - 4th April 2017

Day 1 - 3rd April 2017
08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address by Premium Sponsors

10:00 - 10:20

The Role of Data in Smart Cities

  • What is a smart city?
  • How data will fuel Dubai's smart city transformation
  • Define the Dubai Data Law and roles of the Dubai Data Establishment



Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General - Smart Dubai Office, CEO - Dubai Data Establishment

Younus Al Nasser
10:20 - 10:40

A World of Smarter Insights

Data is the golden thread connecting cognitive, machine learning, blockchain, data science, Internet of Things and Watson. IBM is helping organisations and cities leverage data to provide actionable insights to optimize processes, secure information, detect and reduce fraud and indeed improve life experiences be it health, personal finance, education and much more.


Anthony Butler, Cloud CTO, Middle East and Africa, IBM
Sunil Mahajan, Analytics Business Unit Executive, Middle East and Africa, IBM

Anthony Butler Sunil Mahajan
10:40 - 11:00

Mobile Data for Improving Mobility

  • Mobility patterns derived from mobile behavioural data and the importance for improving transportation
  • Considerations for smart mobility and integrated transport
  • Data protection and privacy concerns. Crowdsourcing as a compromise


Daniel Tapiador, Director - Big Data Monetisation, Du

Daniel Tapiador
11:00 - 11:20

Huawei is Big on Big Data

Transposing Moore’s Law for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, the total amount of data generated by mankind is doubling every 18 months. The mobile internet and the Internet of Things (IoT) are large contributors to levels of explosive growth that render conventional data processing technologies inadequate. To keep pace with this data explosion, the industry has been developing big data technologies that allow organizations to manage massive data and to extract value from it. During the presentation, you’ll get an outlook on our big data story and how we can help you achieve your big data aspirations.

  • From big data to smart data
  • Big data: A Huawei’s perspective
  • Enabling client’s harness their big data platform


Shamel Janbek, CTO, Huawei

Shamel Janbek
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

The Future Cities: Enabling Sustainable Smarter City and Adding Value

  • Motivation for smarter city
  • What is sustainable smarter city
  • Enabling smarter city, smart infrastructure, applications, platform and use-cases  
  • The role of telco in enabling smarter city


Hesham Herzalla, Director - Digital Transformation and Technology Innovation, Etisalat

Hesham Herzalla
12:10 - 12:30

Proven Lesson in Modernizing Data Architectures: Big Data Fabric and Data Virtualization Unlock Big Data Value

  • Companies are embarking on modernizing legacy systems with big data technologies for faster time-to-market, lower cost and never-before-realized use cases
  • However, the value they derive from such projects have been limited because these big data systems have become siloed from the rest of the organization and with poor data quality
  • Big data fabric with data virtualization, data prep, and lineage capabilities seamlessly integrates these huge, siloed volumes of structured and unstructured data with other enterprise data assets
  • This presentation will demonstrate business value with proven customer case studies about best practices in building modern data architectures using big data fabric and data virtualization


Ravi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Denodo

Ravi Shankar
12:30 - 12:50

Case Study on Process Mining: Using Big Data to Uncover Inefficiencies within Business Processes and Operations

  • Process mining is a relative young research discipline that sits between machine learning and big data mining on one hand and process modelling and analysis on the other hand
  • Using big data process mining we can move from gut feeling to facts & figures in optimizing organization's business processes and operations
  • Pinpoint room for improvement by sensitizing of activities through visualization


Safdar Hussain, Senior Manager – Operational Excellence & Analytics, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Safdar Hussain
12:50 - 13:10

Data: The Driving Force Behind a Connected Company

  • How do you balance governance versus suffocation? Make sure you get the right assets to the right people within a secure but not oppressive environment
  • Data is not a new thing we just need to know what to do with it and that comes with years of experience in the industry
  • Find out how important it is to look behind the visualization


John Sands, Senior Qlik Evangelist & Global Product Marketing, Qlik

John Sands
13:10 - 13:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Empowering a ‘Data-Driven Government’ – An Overview of Maximizing the Power of Analytics for Outcomes that Matter (A UAE Perspective)

  • Getting our priorities right – Why data must drive decisions in government?
  • Benchmarking UAE as a trend-setter for the region – Enabling nationwide visibility, economic competitiveness, citizen happiness and overall efficiency
  • Essentials of ‘Data-Driven Government’ success – Enabling future leaders to ensure mega-projects are delivered on-time, within budgets and in a safe manner
  • Future of data-driven performance management in government – Pioneering a collaborative, agile and lean governance approach to achieve nationwide smart transformation

Abdullah Al Madani, ‎CEO - Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA
Darryl Owen, Vice President & General Manager - MEA, Turkey & India, MicroStrategy
Yousuf Al Shaiba, Director of Smart Services Development Department, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

Abdullah Al Madani Darryl Owen Yousuf Al Shaiba
13:50 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:10

Exploiting the Digital Exhaust

How can companies capture, analyse and act on consumers' digital footprints to deliver best-in-class insights and experiences


Steve Plimsoll, Chief Digital & Data Officer, PwC Middle East

Steve Plimsoll
15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Power of Web and Social Media Data for Profitable Customer Decisioning

  • How to use web data for profitable customer decisioning for customer acquisition, customer management and fraud prevention
  • Challenges and strengths of using dynamic data in real time customer decisioning
  • Innovations in technical implementations and service models: Lean and agile approaches
  • Future of data: Profitable decisioning with real time sensor and bot data

Ulugbek Yuldashev, Founder & CEO,
Venkatesh Kallur, Group Chief Risk Officer, Finance House
Wido Dijkstra, Director Analytics & Business Relationship Management - New Business & Innovation, Du
Wolfgang Weidinger, Data Scientist & Senior Analytics Consultant, Experian EMEA

Ulugbek Yuldashev Venkatesh Kallur Wido Dijkstra Wolfgang Weidinger
15:50 - 16:10

Putting the New Data Gold Rush into Perspective – Data Monetization: What’s Your Customer Data Worth?

  • Understanding the real value of data
  • Data monetization strategy
  • Realizing revenue opportunities
  • Identifying opportunities within your business


Nitin Sharma, Marketing Director, UAE Exchange

Nitin Sharma
16:10 - 16:15


16:15 - 16:45


Day 2 - 4th April 2017
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

MOHAP Looks to Real-Time Data Analytics for Hospital Performance Insights

  • Use of real time and monthly analytics to monitor the hospital performance
  • Data analysis is vital to improve patient care. Receiving patient data in real time and its impact on reducing nursing workloads and bed management
  • Identify underutilized services lines and reflecting the greatest demand in designated service area
  • Changes in utilization of hospital services and how it reflects a significant shift in the delivery of care
  • Managing waiting times in ED and OP services


Dr. Aamir Ali, Health Information Manager - Hospital Department, Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE

Dr. Aamir Ali
10:20 - 10:40

How to Make an Impact with Data: Going from Boring to Beautiful

  • Data and reports don’t change organizations: Insights and actions do. Your BI solution doesn’t stop when you publish a report. That’s just the start
  • Lessons from the worlds of product design and storytelling can transform your BI impact
  • You will leave this session with many simple, easy-to-implement ideas to make your BI projects have a better impact across your entire organisation


Andy Cotgreave, Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau

Andy Cotgreave
10:40 - 11:00

How Much Do You Trust your Data?

  • In medicine, practitioners’ central theme is evidence based medicine? How to build the evidence?
  • The Internet of Things (IOT) sensors are everywhere. Is it ground level truth? Or is it a STATISTICAL inference? Do sensors (devices) tell the truth? Reproducibility of results?
  • Can machine learning algorithms lie? Why not?
  • Will your data tell the truth? Or will it “take fifth”?


Dr. Mohsen Farid, Associate Professor – Data Science, Fellow - Big Data Laboratory, University of Derby, UK

Dr. Mohsen Farid
11:00 - 11:20

4 Essential Building Blocks for Personalizing Consumer Engagement

Gain insights on the essential building blocks to a modern personalization initiative:

  • Fine-grained understanding of consumer personas
  • Analytics capabilities (or the right partner to enable it)
  • Integrated campaign execution capabilities
  • A code of honor for dealing with consumer data


Debjyoti Paul, AVP – Digital Business, Mindtree

Debjyoti Paul
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

Dependability of Smartness on Geospatial Data and the Realization of Data Quality Aspects

  • Can city smartness come true without GIS?
  • Does smartness mean dissipation on non-regulated systems?
  • Use GIS and spatial data quality to insure proper smartness in data and control dissipation and non-regularity in built systems


Hussein Abdulmuttalib, GIS Senior Specialist, Dubai Municipality

Hussein Abdulmuttalib
12:10 - 12:30

The Age of Digital Disruption & the Role of Big Data: Is Your Business Ready for a Digital Disruptor Challenging Your Space?

  • Fact or myth – Do organizations that are being disrupted not have data as part of their core strategy?
  • Importance of pursuing innovation to disrupt your own business model before the competition
  • Remaining relevant in today’s economy – Using data to fuel disruptive business strategies
  • Case study – How smart data is transforming the digital marketing & media industries in the Middle East


Nadine Samra, Head of Digital Business – Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment

Nadine Samra
12:30 - 12:50

Risk Analytics – A Chief Risk Officer’s Perspective

  • Improved decision making by providing risk analysis, insight and transparency
  • Increase return on capital by making risk-informed decisions – Capital is scarce (on how to optimize capital allocation and qualify for regulatory incentives)
  • Accelerate and streamline risk processes to reduce costs from credit losses and manage operational risk
  • Reduce the cost of regulatory compliance
  • Dynamically evolve with a risk architecture that can efficiently adapt as risk management practices, client demands and regulations change
  • Predictive analytics of portfolio
  • Forward looking 360 degree view of risks for a Chief Risk Officer


Venkatesh Kallur, Group Chief Risk Officer, Finance House

Venkatesh Kallur
12:50 - 13:10

The Importance of Data Driven Innovation – Is This the Future?

  • Empowering a data driven organization – Delivering actionable intelligence to the right people at the right time
  • Transforming how we work, communicate, learn & live – Understanding the true value that data-driven innovation represents
  • How easy is deriving insight from enterprise data? Do companies in the Middle East require a Chief Analytics Officer?


Safdar Zaman, Head of IT Strategy & Governance, Nakheel

Safdar Zaman
13:10 - 13:20


13:20 - 14:20


Agenda is subject to change

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3-4 April 2017

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

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