4 - 5 September 2018
Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE

Conference Day Two: 5 September, 2018

8:30 am - 9:30 am CISO Breakfast Briefing & “Women in Tech” Breakfast Briefing

9:30 am - 9:40 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

Shrimant Tripathy

Head of IT Risk and Security Advisory
World Bank Group, USA

10:00 am - 10:20 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?

10:20 am - 10:40 am ROBOT & HUMAN PERSPECTIVES

Dr. Shabeer Nellikode - Managing Director Universal Hospitals, UAE
How can humans and 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

Managing Director
Universal Hospitals, UAE


  • 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, UAE

11:00 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 - 11:50 am CHAIRPERSON

Opening address


Automated instant credit decision through AI

• Analysing how Machine Learning/AI based algorithms can be used to predict if a customer will default
• Generating insights that you can take action on right now
• Evaluation metrics – investment needs and impact analysis

Safdar Hussain

Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expert

Data security, fraud prevention, detection & anti-money laundering (AML)

  • Real-time strategies to identify and eradicate fraud in all avenues of commerce including online and in-person banking
  • New biometric identification methods: Face, voice and heart
  • Effectively mining data to uncover meaningful patterns, consideration of anomalies and verify suspicions

Evans Munyuki

Group Chief Digital Officer
Emirates NBD, UAE

Next-generation innovation labs: Establishing effective teams and meeting consumer demands

Emre Karter

Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey (MENAPT)
Citi, UAE

People problems. Sourcing AI talent, creating team structures and establishing an AI culture

  • Overcoming scarcity of technical talent – how to close the gaps
  • Reviewing the impact of AI on current employees

Ali Khaled Al Hashmi

Senior Vice President & Head of Human Resources & Centre of Excellence Group
Union National Bank, UAE

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking lunch break


2:15 pm - 2:40 pm HACKATHON

AI Hackathon – finalists & judging session

Watch the finalists of the AI Hackathon as they pitch live in front of our expert judges

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