future
technology
week

21 - 23
may 2017

The Intersection of Innovation & Imagination

GISEC, IoTX, GEMEC, and Big Data Show, Middle East’s leading tech events have come together under the umbrella of Future Technology Week (#FTWDXB).

Discover never seen before exhibits of ground breaking technologies, game-changing plenary talks, and experience ready-to-market inventions
that will disrupt the future of how we work, connect and live.

  • 29 March

1

10:45-11:15

Optimising intuitive user interfaces to enhance customer adoption

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11:15-12:00

How hyper connectivity will transform productivity and improve smart decisions by the workforce

Full agenda for the show

12:00-12:30

Security solutions for the mobile embedded world

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14:00-14:30

Digital risk and the threat Landscape

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Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Unit (DCU) is an international team of attorneys, investigators, analysts, data scientists, engineers, and business professionals working together to combat digital crime. The DCU seeks to provide a safer digital experience for every person and organization on the planet by protecting vulnerable populations, fighting malware, and reducing digital risk. The DCU does this by combining big data analytics, cutting-edge forensics and novel legal strategies to protect customer data.

14:10-14:45

How to prevent security threats from derailing wider mobility adoption

Full agenda for the show

14:45-15:15

Utilizing business applications to boost operational efficiency

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15:15-15:45

The challenge of Mobility: Strategies for balancing security with usability

Full agenda for the show

16:15-17:00

Enterprise Transformation: understanding the transformational impact of mobility and IOT on the enterprise of tomorrow

Full agenda for the show

16:15-16:45

What’s next for enterprise mobility? Understanding how consolidation, customisation, cloud, mobile app and content management are fuelling innovations in enterprise mobility

Full agenda for the show
  • 29 March
  • 30 March

1

10:45-11:15

Opening Keynote Address

Full agenda for the show

Creating a smart vision for the region

11:15-12:15

Connecting the cities of the future: evolving from a smart city to a responsive and adaptive city

Full agenda for the show

12:15-12:45

Powering the Industrial Internet of Things

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How to capitalise on the booming industrial IoT ecosystem

13:15-13:45

Connect, Transform, Reimagine – the SAP story

Full agenda for the show

14:45-15:15

How can wearables help patients with serious chronic conditions: a use case from Empatica

Full agenda for the show

15:15-16:00

What can business do about their biggest IoT vulnerabilities?

Full agenda for the show

16:00-16:30

Let’s make things talk – IoT readiness in KSA

Full agenda for the show

16:30-17:00

ENERGY: Harnessing IoT for cost savings efficiencies and higher product yields

Full agenda for the show

17:00-17:30

MANUFACTURING: Powering smart connected factories of the future

Full agenda for the show

09:45-10:15

IoT meets Dublin- a journey to becoming the most densely “sensed” city in the world

Full agenda for the show

10:15-10:45

IoT Wayfaring: From Smart Stadium to Future City

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10:45-11:15

Limitless Possibilities, Imminent Disruption: “Igniting Innovation and Exponential Growth through Digital Transformation”

Full agenda for the show

11:15-12:00

Robotics and sensors creating safer communities, cities and environments

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12:00-12:15

Is business process transformation critical to successful integration of IoT tech?

Full agenda for the show

12:15-12:45

Innovation of everything – the journey from idea to production

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A Conversation on Innovating Products, Raising Money, Getting To Market

12:45-13:15

Industrial IoT- 1001 real life applications from around the globe

Full agenda for the show

14:15-14:45

Enabling the Internet for Everyone and Everything with 5G –a demonstration of how 5G is set to revolutionise the customer experience

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14:45-15:15

POWER & WATER: Smart City Solutions & Return of Experience

Full agenda for the show

15:15-15:45

FUTURE TECH MATERIALS: Mapping the value beyond the hype – printable sensors, graphene and transformative tech

Full agenda for the show

15:45-16:30

Applying IoT in higher education – connecting future influencers, not just devices

Full agenda for the show

17:00-17:30

SPORT & FITNESS: The quantified self- a journey to creating super athletes

Full agenda for the show
  • 30 March
  • 31 March

2

10:00-10:30

The new dimension in state security risk: threats to security agencies and vital industries from massive, organised cyber attacks

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As Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Fox presided over one of the world’s most professional armed forces, and liaised with many super-advanced technology companies, during a time when the UK was receiving unprecedented organised cyber attacks and attempts to steal its intellectual property.

10:30-11:15

National Cyber Security Transformation

Full agenda for the show

As President of BT Security Mark is accountable for all elements of BT’s security activity globally, both go to market and for BT itself. We develop the most agile and effective protection for BT with the Protect BT team, safeguarding our crucial assets – our business, consumer and mobile customers and their data, and our media arm, BT Sport.

11:15-11:30

Your data is hard currency

Full agenda for the show

With head offices in the UAE and serving regional and global customers, DarkMatter is a team of cyber security specialists dedicated to providing secure, trusted and integrated protection services. As a trusted partner to the UAE government, they have the proven integrity, intelligence and cyber security capability to safeguard a nation.

11:30-12:00

Building an optimum cyber security framework for a connected world

Full agenda for the show

12:00-12:30

Cyber security in the GCC: are we doing the best we can?

Full agenda for the show

12:30-12:45

Defence in depth rebooted – Why analytics, context and presentation layers are needed in 2016

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14:00-15:00

Special hacking demonstration: “Smart plug, evil plug” – a demonstration of how cyber attacks will penetrate into our personal lives

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Smart living and the Internet of Things are set to form central features in the future connected lives of millennials but many smart items are prone to malicious attack by cyber criminals too. This live demonstration, led by the UAE government’s leading cyber security specialists, will show how a hacker can exploit a common smart plug and transform it into a WiFi attacking platform, allowing them to perform an evil twin attack and auto redirect the victim to a phishing page with the motive of stealing social media credentials.

15:00-15:40

Panel Discussion: How CNI and government are winning the struggle to protect themselves from SCADA and Computer Network Exploitation

Full agenda for the show

15:40-16:10

Forensic analysis of cyber attacks: identifying the root cause, working to counteract the threat and mitigate future attacks

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16:10-14:40

VMware NSX: Building an Architecture to Reshape Cybersecurity

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16:40-17:40

How to leverage machine learning and mathematics for accurate threat detection

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16:40-17:30

50 Shades of WAF: identifying attack signatures and cross site scripting

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16:40-17:30

How to best protect against your organisation’s insider threat

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16:40-17:30

Creating a Cyber Security Literate Workforce

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16:40-17:50

Effective defensive measure when faced with large quantity cyber attacks

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16:40-17:30

Preparing your organisation to defend against the new wave of malware

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16:40-17:30

Effective forensics and disaster recovery

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BGen (R) Jim, former Director Intelligence at USAF Atlantic Command

16:40-17:30

Ensuring IoT innovation meets high security standards

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17:30-17:40

Chairman’s closing remarks

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Nigel Gibbons CISA, CISSP, CITP, Microsoft Global Advisory Board Member

09:30-10:30

The evolution of malware, understanding the current threat and knowing how to counteract it

Full agenda for the show
  • Assessing the malware attack on the Ukrainian electrical grid in order to apply countermeasures in the Middle East
  • High profile attacks on corporations, understanding the Sony Pictures and Saudi Aramco attacks and methods which Middle Eastern CISOs need to implement in order to ensure their companies’ are protected
  • Highlighting the probable trends and likely evolution of malware and discussing ways in which organisations can future guard themselves from attacks

John Bumgarner, Chief Technology Officer, US Cyber Consequences Unit
A celebrated “über-hacker” with 18 years of service in Psychological and Special Operations and intelligence, John has advised US security services and major companies on improving their defences; he has advised foreign governments and was one of the original computer experts to test for weaknesses in a system which became known as the internet.

10:30-11:00

‘Intelligent Thinking’: The Art of Cyber

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11:00-11:30

Protecting passengers and the aviation industry from cyber attacks

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11:30-12:00

Using Expert Systems to Detect Advanced Threats

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12:00-12:40

Panel Discussion: Ensuring consumer-centric innovations are not threatened by emerging risks

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12:40-13:10

Accelerating the digital journey through the adoption of a threat-centric security model

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14:20-15:10

Panel Discussion: Is innovation with big data and medical records the enemy of security in the cyber arms race?

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15:10-16:00

Panel Discussion: IoT and the inherent risks brought by increasingly connected living

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16:00-16:50

Panel Discussion: Will we see a major commercial sector killed by cyber attacks in our lifetimes?

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  • 31 March

3

09:30-09:50

Opening Keynote Speech: Creating a generation of data scientists – how academia and business plug in to the wider innovation ecosystem

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09:50-10:20

Government Keynote Speech: Capturing the power of open data: enabling efficient and responsive public services and private sector innovations

Full agenda for the show

10:20-11:00

International Keynote How platform thinking and algorithms are shaping the world…and predicting the future Mike Bugembe, Global Chief Analytics Officer, JustGiving

Full agenda for the show

11:00-11:30

Sponsor Presentation: Transform data into intelligent action

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11:30-12:15

Panel: Harnessing data to power smart – and safe – cities

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12:15-12:45

Keynote Address: Improving life span and better patient care through integrated customer record management

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12:45-13:15

Title of the presentation to be confirmed

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14:30-15:00

Industry Keynote: Big Data jolts utilities – why harnessing Big Data will help companies surge

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14:45-15:30

Panel: The connected fate of the data explosion and security threats

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15:30-16:00

How AI and machine learning work with Big Data to deliver value

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Search engines, recommender systems, advertisers, and financial institutions employ machine learning algorithms for content recommendation, predicting customer behavior, compliance, or risk. Much of today’s data is available in primarily textual form, requiring effective tools for using unstructured and semi-structured text. This session examines a suite of key machine learning tools and their applications, including predictive analysis.

16:15-16:45

The Blockchain meets Big Data: Securing the exchange of value within Smart Cities

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