Innovation Live!2016 Summit Agenda

The Middle East's most dynamic and progressive B2B and B2G Innovation Summit.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Inspiration Stage
Inspiration Stage
The Business Model Perspective

The Art of Opportunity: How to capitalise on opportunities and build growth and ventures though strategic innovation
Format: Interactive management board game
Content Guru: Dr. Marc Sniukas, Global strategic innovation, corporate entrepreneurship and business transformation expert (Author of the best seller book “The Art of Opportunity”)
What will you learn?
Discover opportunities for new growth
Craft strategies and design new ventures to seize opportunities
Launch your new growth opportunity
Understand and create more value for your customers, company and ecosystem
Innovate strategically and design new business and revenue models intra-company

The Agility and Co-creation Perspective

ilicon Valley Agility: How to function with the agility of a silicon valley start-up – either internally or through co-creation bridging the gap to fuel new innovation together

Content Guru: Michele McConomy, ‎Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Innovation, Rocketspace

Format: Interactive Workshop

What will you learn? 

  1. The case and model of open innovation: the learn, build and partner model
  2. How to ensure that your company has the agility of a silicon valley startup
  3. How to identify, nurture and empower intrapreneurs within your organisation
  4. How to find the right startup to partner  and leverage startups pilots and rapid prototyping to accelerate new products and services time to market

How Government and Startup could successfully  work together in the “Open Innovation Era”

The Design Perspective

Design Thinking: Every business leader in the current dynamic business environment needs to use a human-centric, energetic, constructive process to make strategic decisions. This session will teach you how to do just that.

Content Guru: Chris Dorrow, Customer Innovation Principal, SAP

Format: Design thinking lab – colours, posters and visualisation

What will you learn? 

  1. Applying design thinking in business problem solving by incorporating multidisciplinary mental models, tools, processes and techniques
    such as design, engineering, economics and the humanities
  2. Identify, define and address business challenges in strategic planning and product development
  3. How to establish a and empower a human-centric, future-oriented approach
  4. Structuring team interactions to cultivate greater inclusiveness, foster creativity and align participants around specific goals and results
  5. Focusing on action oriented and flexible outcomes that bring enterprise creativity to the next level
The Customer Perspective

Customer centric thinking and experience co-creation: Building a customer-centric mindset and shifting tools to understand the customer journey

Format: Interactive Workshop

What will you learn?

  1. Evolving your business strategy and strategic thinking from touchpoints to journeys: see the worlds as customers do
  2. Making customer centric thinking an organisational mentality
  3. Striving for excellence: the essential element of customer co-creation
  4. Giving more than you take: value creation underpinning customer centricity
  5. What next: the new generation of customer experience
The Product Perspective

Customer-centric product design and prototyping – Hyperloop One

Content Gurus: Chris Vasquez, Director of Product Development and Jim Coutre, Director of Product Engineering, Hyperloop One

Format: Interactive Workshop

Hyperloop is a new mode of transit that emerges at the intersection of established transportation and recent developments in autonomous mobility. 
 Hyperloop eliminates existing bottlenecks and creates a transformational customer experience. Chris Vasquez and Jim  Coutre will talk 
about how Hyperloop One has managed to balance technical engineering and aesthetic design in the creation of the future of personal transport.

The Government Perspective

Public Sector Innovation: Enabling innovation in the public sector to increase the extent and effectiveness of government innovation efforts

Content Guru:  Adel El Huni, Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership

Format: Design thinking and interactive Workshop

What will you learn?

  1. Understanding where capabilities need to develop and how to overcome barriers and challenges to innovate within the state
  2. Drawing from international best practices in public sector innovation and efficiencies
  3. How can government institutions work together and leverage each other to achieve goals
  4. Incentivising government to focus on innovation
  5. Co-creating and working with the private sector to achieve objectives
08:45 - 10:20
Level One : Inspiring the vision
08:50 - 08:55
Opening Remarks
Richard Thompson
Editorial Director, MEED
08:55 - 09:00
VIP Host Opening Remarks
His Excellency Majid Saif Al Ghurair
Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
09:00 - 09:10
VIP Keynote: Dubai Expo’s role in promoting the UAE as one of the most innovative economies in the coming years

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the most international of World Expos yet, with 70% of the expected 25 million visitors to come from outside the UAE. Expo 2020, combined with the UAE National Innovation Strategy aims make the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world and is one of the most aspirational innovation strategies in the world.

Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation; Director General - Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau
09:10 - 09:50
International Keynote: Embracing the art of innovation

This riveting keynote inspires people and organisations to take chances, innovate, and change the world. Guy lays out the strategic steps to create new products and services by calling upon his experience with Apple as well as his study of dozens of world-class companies.

Guy Kawasaki
Apple Fellow and Silicon-Valley based Author Innovation Evangelist and Entrepreneur
09:50 - 10:20
VIP Fireside Discussion: Collaboration as a key to a smarter, interconnected and efficient innovation ecosystem

A strong positive link exists between collaboration in government and business and a successful innovation ecosystem. To ensure that the modern economy remains highly relevant and competitive in this rapidly changing world, collaboration remains key. The ultimate objective is for innovation to weave through the tapestry of a society and business ecosystem to generate flexibility and economic growth.

  • Engaging private sector innovation into the public sector innovation ecosystem
  • An update on the UAE National Innovation Strategy progress elements
  • Collaborative and open-source governance: combined efforts from government, community and business to solve critical issues and develop innovative solutions
Richard Thompson
Editorial Director, MEED
His Excellency Hamad Buamim
CEO at Dubai Chamber
Wesam Lootah
Norm Gilsdorf
President, High Growth Regions, Honeywell
10:20 - 11:30
Official Experience Innovation Zone Tour

The Official Tour is a guided journey of the exciting Experience Innovation Zone where innovation truly comes to life. The Experience Innovation Zone and content labs are specially curated with cutting edge regional and international organisations to create an immersive, interactive, truly experiential environment – it will take you on a journey of mental, physical and sensory inspiration.

11:30 - 13:40
Level Two : Sustainability, the digital world and innovation ecosystems
11:35 - 12:00
The future of the digital content strategy –everything has changed

The evolving ecosystem and future digital marketing trends effect how individuals, consumers and businesses engage with content.While data and digital content growth strategies are constantly evolving with the blink of an eye, whether it’s due to new channels, personalisation, or customer led marketing. This session will talk about the future of the digital content strategy and how businesses need to evolve their strategies along with it.

Jonathan Labin
Managing Director MENAP, Facebook
12:00 - 12:25
Big data, big insights, big actions: genomic medicine in the fight against disease

Gill is a global pioneer of Human Genome research and a professor specializing in using big data, technology and genomics to predict and prevent disease. The session will cover how the latest technology and advancements in artificial intelligence and genomics can help us defy existing molecular evolution and the plans that Stanford Bio-X program has to unlock further capabilities

Gill Bejerano
Genomics Associate Professor, Stanford University
12:25 - 12:50
Setting the standard: How technology is fuelling the UAE’s smart building revolution

Smart buildings and sustainable solutions are critical to energy efficient and smart cities. They are the core building blocks of a sustainable urban environment and significantly reduce energy waste and cut costs.

Norm Gilsdorf
President, High Growth Regions, Honeywell
12:50 - 13:15
The future of open innovation

The world has transformed into a digital industrial environment, with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. The ecosystem in the region is essential in moving growth forward in this new era. A global exchange of knowledge where corporates, SMEs, startups, and academia all have a role to play, will fuel innovation and application across industry. In this session, Rania Rostom, GE’s Chief Innovation Officer in MENAT, will discuss how the ecosystem must work together to drive transformative development in the digital industrial world.

Rania Rostom
Chief Innovation Officer, GE
13:15 - 13:40
Eureka Moment: The Top 12 Things I Learned About Innovation from Steve Jobs

Guy Kawasaki discusses his favourite takeaways from his experience working with one of the world’s most famous CEOs

Guy Kawasaki
Apple Fellow and Silicon-Valley based Author Innovation Evangelist and Entrepreneur
13:40 - 15:00
Inspiration Stage break

Inspiration stage breaks allow attendees to take a breather and experience the Innovation Zone and content labs specially curated to create an immersive, interactive, truly experiential environment

15:00 - 17:20
Level Three : A sneak peek into the future
15:00 - 15:05
Opening Remarks
Ken Rutkowski
Tech and Business Futurist, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Super Connector
15:05 - 15:25
The megatrend evolution: The convergence of innovation in energy and information technology

The future of the business case for energy is less about energy and more about joint optimisation of efficient energy systems with improved productivity, health, safety and overall personal well-being. Distributed energy generation, digital oilfields, intelligent cities, autonomous vehiclesand intelligent transportation all interface in this exciting talk about the energy landscape in years to come

Dr. Steven Griffiths
Vice President for Research, Interim Associate Provost, Professor of Practice Masdar Institute
15:25 - 15:50
Inspiring the future generation: How one teenage innovator revolutionised cancer detection

The youth represent the next generation of leaders and the optimism behind making the impossible possible. Jack will talk about how his high school science project turned into a revolutionary invention making diagnosing early stage pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 26,000 cheaper, 168 times faster, and 400 times more sensitive than standard test. He will also speak about inspiring and empowering youth, how to practically do this in current society and his latest “secret” research

Jack Andraka
Inventor, Scientist, STEM Advocate & Cancer Researcher
15:30 - 16:15
Crowdsourcing the future: utilising innovative, collaborative concepts to solve global problems

This talk will take you on a journey of putting together the best minds in the planet using a cooperative crowdsourcing approach. The result is a community of widespread experts from 52 countries leveraging the most futuristic technology to achieve a common objective for sustainable, safe efficient transport systems of future.

Bibop Gresta
Co-founder and Chairman, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
15:50 - 16:15
Crowdsourcing the future: utilising innovative, collaborative concepts to solve global problems

This talk will take you on a journey of putting together the best minds in the planet using a cooperative crowdsourcing approach. The result is a community of widespread experts from 52 countries leveraging the most futuristic technology to achieve a common objective for sustainable, safe efficient transport systems of future.

Bibop Gresta
Co-founder and Chairman, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
16:15 - 16:40
Stimulating creative leadership and thinking at an individual and organisational level

This session inspires people to take chances, innovate, and change the world through inspirational leadership and dynamic change. It will focus on honing creativity, business model innovation and entrepreneurship for social impact

Mark Vernooij
Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership
16:40 - 17:00
Entrepreneurship, innovation and overcoming challenges

Embracing challenges has been cited as one of the key success factors for the world’s most innovative minds and most successful businesses. Anas will talk about how creating a robust support system for local innovators to take risks is crucial to creating true innovators –for true innovators, failure is not a reflection of self but rather an experience from which to learn.

Anas Bukhash
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