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Monday, December 10

12:05pm +04

Keynote: Why Simple Wins
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Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO, futurethink
CEO of futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. She is a recognized global leader on simplification and innovation, whose keynotes leave audiences inspired with a vision and armed with tools towards action. A dynamic... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm +04
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

2:30pm +04

Keynote: Project Management Efficiency with Big Data & AI
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Tanmay Bakshi

TED & Keynote Speaker, Author, Neural Network Architect, Algorithm-ist, IBM Champion & Honorary Cloud Advisor
Tanmay Bakshi, at the age of 14, has already spoken to over 150,000 people live world wide about programming and its value for society. His passion for programming began when he started coding at the age of five, where he fixed his schools computers.Today he builds applications engineered... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm +04
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

4:00pm +04

Keynote: This Could Be Our Future
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Yancey Strickler

Writer, Speaker and Cofounder, Kickstarter
For more than a decade I worked on Kickstarter, cofounding the platform and serving as CEO from 2014 until last year. Kickstarter has helped raise more than $3 billion for filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers, and other creative people. More than 100,000 creative projects have... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm +04
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
Tuesday, December 11

2:45pm +04

Applications of Blockchain in Project Management
The presentation will provide a brief introduction to blockchain, the innovative/novel aspects of it, the problems it solves, and will then explore some examples of how the technology can be applied within the context of managing projects. The presentation will describe how blockchain can be used to give more visibility into supply chains around constructions, project accounting, certification of labour used on projects, the management of health and safety, and other areas related to large/complex projects with an emphasis on the construction industry. The presentation will also describe some of the nascent work underway in this field globally.

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Anthony Butler

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IBM Middle East & Africa
Anthony is the leader and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM's blockchain practice in Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for leading engagements with clients across the region and helping them to leverage distributed ledger technologies to transform their organisations... Read More →

Tuesday December 11, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm +04
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

4:00pm +04

Keynote: H.E Mohamed Alabbar from Emaar on Project Management for Shared Economy
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H.E. Mohamed Alabbar

Chairman, EMAAR
A global entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, retail, luxury hospitality, banking, mining and commodities, Mr. Mohamed Alabbar is the Founder Chairman of Emaar Properties, the leading developer of iconic assets.He is also a Board Member of Eagle Hills, a private investment... Read More →

Tuesday December 11, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm +04
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre