Program Agenda

Program Agenda

Day 1: 20 November 2019

Venue: Ras Al Khaimah Women’s campus

Time Agenda Item Venue
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome Desk – Registration  RKW – Reception
10:00 – 10:15 Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

Dr. Alex Zahavich
Chief Academic Officer
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Auditorium, RKW
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote Presentation 1:  The opportunities and challenges of blockchain-based solutions to improve access to entrepreneurial financing for the poor
Professor Nir Kshetri
University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a research fellow at Kobe University
11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Presentation 2:  AI’s role in Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Applications
Professor Yoshiyasu Takefuji
Keio University
11:45 – 12:00 Networking Break
12:00 – 13:00 Undergraduate Student Project Competition – Poster Presentation Innovation Centre, RKW
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
19:00 – 22:00 Sight Seeing and Conference Dinner  

Day 2: 21 November 2019

Venue: Ras Al Khaimah Women’s campus

Time Agenda Item Venue
9:30  – 10:00 Welcome Desk – Registration  RKW – Reception
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation 1: Possibilities, utility, applications and the evolution of the Internet of Things
Mr. Timothy L. (Tim) Ricketts 
Solution Consultant, IBM Watson-IOT, Middle East & Africa
Auditorium, RKW
10:45 – 11:00 Keynote Presentation 2: Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), an emerging IoT connectivity Technology, Sigfox as a case example
Mr. Omar Radaideh
Director Regulatory and Compliance at iWireConnect
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Presentation 3:Dubai IoT Security Standard (the first of its kind globally)
Dr. Bushra AlBelooshi
Head of Research and Innovation in Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC)
11:30 – 12:00 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
12:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
12:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
14:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
15:00 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions Various Halls in RKW
15:30– 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Ceremony & Awards Multi-Purpose Hall