Smart Data 2019 Dubai

15-16 April 2019
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE


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Day 1 - 15th April 2019
08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address by the Guest of Honor

10:00 - 10:20

Creating an Integrated and Holistic Data Environment

  • Cloud: The way to ensure optimal data exchange
  • Exploring the challenges and benefits
  • Data Management: Speed, Quality and Fidelity
10:20 - 10:40

AI and Machine Learning: Going Mainstream in Data Management

  • Correlation between AI and Machine Learning- The tools for real time data analytics?
  • Machine Learning is based on AI, so is Machine Learning the next obvious step?
  • Is AI driving the customer experience market?
10:40 - 11:00

Adoption of Blockchain in Data Monetization

  • Data Monetization creating a niche market in the UAE
  • Is monetizing data a stepping stone for AI?
  • Impact of blockchain in securing data?
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

Cloud Analytics: Easier Access to increasing data  

  • Cloud Computing is envisioned as a storage platform, how has cloud as a service changed the perception about cloud?
  • Business Intelligence, Real Time Analytics and Social Media Analytics: Powered by cloud
  • Factors that drive cloud analytics
11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: A Fluid Data Strategy

  • The reason for advancement in data – Business Drivers & Tech Enablers?
  • Influence of data analytics and strategy to achieve organizational goals
  • Use of data strategy to compete with known players as well as future disruptors
12:30 - 12:50

Using Knowledge Graphs to predict Customer Needs, Improve Product Quality and Save Costs

  • Knowledge Graph represents the single highly connected source of truth for the entire organization
  • Knowledge Graph adds "context" to AI and Machine Learning
  • Knowledge Graph can evolve accordingly to the mutating needs of the company
12:50 - 13:10

Using Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Customer Loyalty & Retention

  • Customer loyalty is influenced by data- corelating purchasing behavior and customer characteristics
  • Engaging in social media analytics to access customer behavior pattern
  • Role of data analytics; building blocks for decision making?
13:10 - 14:10


14:10 - 14:50

Panel Discussion: Power of Personalization: Key to a successful business

  • Personalizing data leads to increase in customer engagement, how can marketers leverage this information?
  • Personalization- where to stop
  • Building trust with customers to ensure data security
14:50 - 15:10

Dark Data: A Myth?

  • Accessing Dark Data, to provide a competitive edge for companies
  • Move, Secure, Create and Analyze: The future
  • Is Adoption of Blockchain a permanent solution for Dark Data?
15:10 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and Breaches: Inevitable?

  • Complexity of hacks witnessed in UAE over the years
  • Ethical & Unethical hacks: Companies preparedness to cope with them
  • Policies governed to regulate cyber security
15:50 - 16:10

General Data Protection Regulation: Creating Data Awareness

  • Data today is valued greater than the currency of any country, making it valuable- Will GDPR be able to tackle the nuances and pitfalls in this digital age?
  • How has the UAE market implemented GDPR? What are the shortcomings?
  • With Dubai Data Law being set to monitor the data exchange, how is it compliant with GDPR?
16:10 - 16:20


16:20 - 17:20


Day 2 - 16th April 2019
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20

Augmented Analytics: Future of Analytics and BI

  • Is AI and NLP the base for Augmented Analytics?
  • Will analytics transform workflow?
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation: Being drive by Augmented analytics
10:20 - 10:40

Real Time Analytics: Enables faster, precise and effective decision making

  • Modify Rules and Analytics for quick decision making
  • Preventing errors: Guard rails to break circuit to enable fewer errors
  • Data analytics to determine customer engagement and optimize profit margins
10:40 - 11:00

Paradigm shift: Business Intelligence to Mobile Business Intelligence

  • Organizations drive growth and profitability through effective implementation of Mobile BI
  • Harnessing power of Mobile BI through innovations and not disruption
  • Creating dynamic dashboards for business through Mobile BI
11:00 - 11:20

Data Lake Management: A foundation for Analytics

  • Data Lakes are increasing with increase in data generated- how effective is real time data analytics?
  • Efficient use of Data Lakes through adoption of cloud
  • Use of data lakes to accelerate business decision through self-service
11:20 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:10

Data Humanism: An Upcoming Trend

  • Analyzing data through data personalization
  • Small Data to reshape and re-focus industry by concentrating on quality
  • Data design and depict complexity: Parameters for Data Humanism
12:10 - 12:50

Panel Discussion: Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics: The best fit for the retail industry

  • 2017 was predicted as a Retail Apocalypse: Impact of Digital Transformation to transform the industry
  • To overcome obstacles- Adopting newer technologies to increase growth of the sector?
  • Role of analytics in determining customer engagement and profit margins
12:50 - 13:10

Building an Organization’s Structure: Data Governance

  • Understandable, Trustworthy, Secure and Discoverable Corporate Data: A Guarantee?
  • Revolutionizing the transaction of data through formal control to achieve actionable insights
  • Amplifying business value analytics through data governance
  • Adoption of Data Governance in UAE in comparison to rest of the world?
13:10 - 13:30

Customer engagement through Robotics and AI powered chatbots

  • Influence of chatbots in enhancing customer experience and evolution of chatbots through AI
  • Adopting AI for network management within the telecom sector
  • To enhance customer engagement- Robotics the new future
13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:50

Securing Data: Creating possibilities for tomorrow

  • Technology advances are leading to Complex IT systems; does it make data vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
  • Is defense the best practice to tackle cyber attacks- White Hats the new way to protect your data?
  • Does Analyzing and collecting data from past attacks, bring in the need to regulate data?
14:50 - 15:30

Panel Discussion: Predictive Analytics driving the Ecommerce market

  • E-commerce in the region is set to be worth $48bn by 2022- What is the contribution of predictive analytics in the growth of the industry?
  • How has data insights and consumer behavior lead to developing strategies to grow business?
  • Big Data detects payment laundering; that helps in creating a secured online payment platform
15:30 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:00


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15-16 April 2019

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