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

9:00 am - 9:30 am CHAIRPERSON

Day 1 wrap-up, Day 2 rev-up!
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

Clay Lin

Chief Information Security Officer
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, CEO,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

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

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


AI vs. Doctor: Advancing the art and science of AI

  • Highlighting the future of treatments and health organisations with AI as its backbone
  • Discussing how AI is different from doctors
  • Finding similarities, and scope of collaboration for a safer, efficient and a futuristic healthcare system

Dr. Bassam Mahboub

Lead of Care Model Innovation
Dubai Health Authority, UAE

The role of healthcare authorities in supporting an AI-powered healthcare system

  • Contributing towards the UAE’s 2030 vision for world-class healthcare services
  • The role of AI committee’s in setting an effective implementation strategy
  • Discussing the roadmap around integrating AI into the DNA of the national healthcare system


Dr. Osama ElHassan

Head of eHealth
Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Dr. Ahmed Balkhair

Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Aaron Han

Chief of Pathology and Adjunct Clinical Professor
American Hospital Dubai and MBRU School of Medicine


Robin Smith

Head of Cyber Security
Digital NHS, UK

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm From R&D programs to hospital care: The Journey of Data Science

Dr. Sujoy Kar, Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President,Apollo Hospitals, India
  • Insight into cutting-edge academic research from leading medical professionals
  • Advancing science: insight into the next wave of AI programs to transform patient care
  • The journey of data science and its impact on the healthcare sector

Dr. Sujoy Kar

Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President
Apollo Hospitals, India

The role of AI in cancer care: opportunities and challenges

  • Understanding deep and machine learning towards cancer care and cure
  • Utilising historical data and patient medical information to present doctors with treatment options for improved decision making
  • Creating a cancer free future by evaluating the use of AI in cancer care

Dr. Maria Aamir

Cancer Registry Manager
Tawam Hospital, SEHA, UAE

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