Free Learning Session Agenda

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11:00
  1. 5 mins
    • G2i Summit
11:05
  1. 25 mins
    • G2i Summit
    Overview of the startup investment space globally.
11:30
  1. 45 mins
    • G2i Summit
    Venture capital plays a pivotal role in fueling innovation. $893 million of total funding was amounted for in 2018, with a record of 366 startups deals across MENA (Magnitt.). Get a well-rounded view ...
  2. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    The newest generation, Generation Z has started to enter the workforce. Their hyper-connected and high-tech upbringing will  bring a new set of behaviours, expectations and preferences. Thus, will cha ...
12:15
  1. 30 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Research has shown that Gen Z find working for an organization that aligns with their social compass is important and could be, or most likely will be, the deciding factor in choosing their career and ...
  2. 45 mins
    • G2i Summit
    What is the real value-add of VCs? How to separate yourself from the competition, adding value to portfolio companies. 
12:45
  1. 25 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    By 2021, they will make up one-fifth of the labour force bringing different aspirations and expectations from their millennial counterparts. How should HR professionals look to attract this new genera ...
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    As the CXO of your company, you may be from a different era than the next generation. Are you of the opinion that today’s youth are ‘lazy’, ‘entitled’ or ‘self-absorbed’? "If we can see further than m ...
14:00
  1. 45 mins
    • Saudi Innovation Day
    Strong winds of change are blowing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Its economic transformation will be accelerated by startups as the country moves from the commodity-based to knowledge-based economy ...
  2. 60 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    These new workers don’t remember a world without the internet and smartphones. While Millennials have sought work with a purpose, Gen Z’ers, are said to be driven by the fear of experiencing another r ...
  3. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Why sport proves that disruption and tradition can co-exist. How Wimbledon use AI, data and cloud technologies to turn a 150 year old tennis club into a data driven media business.
15:00
  1. 60 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    It would be a mistake to consider this most recent generation as simply “mini-Millennials” since they have characteristics that are uniquely their own. By 2020, Gen Z will account for 40% of all consu ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Saudi Innovation Day
    FinTech has been a “hot” sector for quite some time now. Global fintech funding rose to $111.8B in 2018, up 120 percent from $50.8B in 2017, fueled by mega M&A and buyout deals, according to the KPMG ...
15:45
  1. 45 mins
    • Saudi Innovation Day
    Traditionally entrepreneurship has been a male-dominated industry. That's certainly no longer the case in the MENA region and especially in Saudi Arabia. More and more women are successfully launching ...
16:00
  1. 30 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Moving away from traditional models, this session will establish from studies / research which industries are expected to feel the shift to the next generation the most.
11:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    China’s transportation system is improving dramatically and becoming increasingly electrified allowing China to significantly decrease emissions. As the vehicle fleet of ICEs is being phased out and r ...
  2. 5 mins
    • G2i Summit
    Overview of the investment made towards all classes of technology. 
11:30
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Is passion something that can be found? There is an argument that unlike interests, skills or talents that can be gained or lost, our passion already lives within us and thrives when we focus our ener ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Affordable or commercially viable electric trucks is the next frontier in electrification after cars and buses. When thousands of electric trucks are on the road it will transform how energy grids, lo ...
  3. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    - Buzzwords in AI - Latest trends of AI in retail - Mind blowing applications in IoT - How AI is revolutionizing healthcare - What to expect in the next 5 to 10 years?!
  4. 30 mins
    • G2i Summit
    Listen as our panel of successful VCs discuss investment criteria; how they choose their investments and overcome their challenges. What role does the founder play in the decision making process? What ...
12:00
  1. 30 mins
    • G2i Summit
    As co-investment continues to rise in popularity among LPs, competition for deals are on the up. What will they need to focus on when looking for partnerships with Fund Managers? Today we talk to xxx ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
  3. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
12:15
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Research has shown that Gen Z find working for an organization that aligns with their social compass is important and could be, or most likely will be, the deciding factor in choosing their career and ...
12:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Future Mobility
    A discussion between some of the world’s leading auto manufacturers and innovative Start-ups on how revolutionising technology is taking shape in the form of EVs, micro-mobility, autonomous vehicles a ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    According to PwC’s global CEO survey, 85 percent of CEOs agree that AI will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years. A recent news mentions that, AI adoption will account ...
  3. 30 mins
    • G2i Summit
    There is a misperception on social impact investing. Many mistake it for philanthropy. Here our panel of experts with discuss the role the tech industry is playing in this movement from EdTech to Heal ...
13:00
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Ashkay is from Harrow, North East London. He’s a regular 19-year-old who completed his A Levels in 2018. He’s also the millionaire managing director of online estate agent Doorsteps.co.uk, the “Uber” ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the earth's food system, feeding over 70% of the entire planet, yet they are amongst the most underserved community. There is massive information asymmetry in t ...
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    • Future Mobility
13:45
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Ed went on Dragons Den in 2017 and came out with investment from Jenny Campbell. He now runds DrivenMedia, a fast-growing company that turns commercial trucks into mobile billboards. Today, we talk to ...
14:00
  1. 40 mins
    • Future Mobility
    The 10,000 USD two-seater electric micro car with swappable batteries allowing its owners to take part in a car-share model to earn revenue, and avoid the need to stop and recharge.
14:30
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    It would be a mistake to consider this most recent generation as simply ‘mini-Millennials’. They have characteristics that are uniquely their own. By 2020, Gen Z’ers will account for 40% of all consum ...
  2. 120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    AI and Machine Learning are arguably considered to be the game changing technologies for business and society.. Opportunities are abundant, but with great opportunities come great risks and responsibi ...
11:15
  1. 15 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
11:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Creative Economy
    Corporate Venturing ensures technological integration. What are the best ways for Corporate Venturing to achieve its innovation goals? How can companies attract top start-ups and ensure high integrati ...
  2. 10 mins
    • Future Mobility
  3. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
  4. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Does the education system today diminish creativity? Does it confine children to a certain path towards success? This session will empower you to think differently. Having personally followed a path o ...
11:40
  1. 40 mins
    • Future Mobility
    A presentation on the aspirations of Virgin Hyperloop One to change the face of transportation for both passenger and cargo use and provide an update on technology and projects around the world.
12:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    First fully-integrated artificial intelligence (AI) office building in UAE and greater MENA region. ZHA-designed Bee'ah headquarters in Sharjah set to become a fully-integrated AI building.
  2. 20 mins
    • Creative Economy
12:15
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Eddy dropped out of high-school at 17-years-old to launch a tech accelerator for teen startup founders. Now four years later, he’s founded Ayi Technology which has launched it’s visually stunning Ayi ...
12:20
  1. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    AutoX was the first company to launch robotaxi services in California. This presentation focuses on how cities can fast-track autonomous vehicle technologies and enabling regulations. It will also loo ...
12:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Creative Economy
    For the first time GITEX Future Stars launches the Creative Tech competition. After a pre-selection process, the most innovative tech ventures will pitch at the 2nd round of the global start-up compet ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    In this session, Mario Meir-Huber will talk about the key trends for the next months and 2020 to come. His session will focus on emerging trends and technologies, which now reach a level that makes th ...
12:50
  1. 40 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Live violin performance accompanied by video collages of film clips from time-lapse scenery, animations and slow-motion action that sync to the music.                                                  ...
14:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Future Mobility
    There is no consensus of either the technological potential or limitations of self-driving technologies. So far very few autonomous buses have been put into operation on public roads. The yearlong pil ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Creative Economy
    In the world of AI and VR, 3D scanning, RFID and Blockchain, what are the key success factors for creative companies to use the right tools for the ultimate goal – a seamless and meaningful customer e ...
14:15
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Alex amassed a $72 million fortune building online sports retailer New Work Sports out of his parents’ home. The 30-year-old Brit sells his products all over the world, turns over $26 million in reven ...
14:30
  1. 120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    As organisations build their data science and AI capabilities, there is increasingly strong need to develop best practice processes and practices for managing data science projects effectively and eff ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Creative Economy
    In the digital transformation world, art will be the aspect of consumption that will connect products to human nature. Artistic acumen and values-based story-telling will be key to create meaningful c ...
15:00
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
  2. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    The Advanced Warning System for Motorcycles (AWSM™) system employs sensors, robotics and AI protection system to track the speed, direction and velocity of up to 64 objects at a time giving the rider ...
15:45
  1. 45 mins
    • NXG – Next Generation
    Justin Shaifer, science educator and communicator, and Executive Director of Fascinate, Inc. is on a mission to attract more underrepresented students to STEM careers. In order to do so, Shaifer has l ...
16:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Creative Economy
11:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Creative Economy
    Fast-paced innovation has changed the apparel and fashion landscape; creative new business models are emerging. From predictive bespoke collection planning, direct-to-consumer e-Commerce, digitally na ...
  2. 120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    How do two of the most revolutionary technologies of today, Blockchain and AI merge to create deep value for businesses and society? With the unhindered and ubiquitous growth of AI, how can we democra ...
11:40
  1. 40 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Around the world, Bird has partnered with more than 100 cities to provide new transportation options, complement public transit systems, and invest in safety infrastructure that benefits everyone. Thi ...
12:00
  1. 20 mins
    • Creative Economy
    Interconnected consumers engage with brands in empowered actions, such as cross-checking prices, interacting via social media, reading/writing product reviews. Brands & retailers have to capitalize on ...
12:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Creative Economy
    Innovation is the keyword for entrepreneurs and large corporations alike. However, how do you implement innovation as a process? In this session, we will go through the process of user-driven innovati ...
13:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Book Signing with Venkat Sumantran, Author of ‘Faster, Smarter, Greener – the Future of Urban Mobility’ (MIT Press) and former CEO of Tata Motors (India)
  2. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    As a part of the AI No Trace Expedition, Marek will travel through twenty countries starting and finishing in London, England, through Europe, Turkey, Iran, India, China, South Japan and the United St ...
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Delivering personalized content can boost audience engagement and change the way people create, curate, and engage with the arts. Award Winning entrepreneur, investor and CEO in conversation with one ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Future Mobility
14:30
  1. 120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    The relentless development of technology to collect, store, and process information continues to transform business – as well as the way we live, think and feel. Neural networks are now overtaking hum ...
14:40
  1. 20 mins
    • Future Mobility
    In cities where addresses consist of landmarks and descriptions open to interpretation, what3words solves one of the biggest challenges known to transportation and logistics: Communicating to people e ...
15:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Future Mobility
    Update on the development of radically imaginative electric and self-piloted flying vehicles like the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). What are the technical requirements and what are t ...
15:30
  1. 20 mins
    • Future Mobility
    UPS is the first to implement an operational drone-delivery system for a hospital in North Carolina flying medical samples on a predetermined path. This project is part of exploring the commercial opp ...
11:15
  1. 15 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
12:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    Artificial intelligence is a fast developing area that is impacting procurement and supply chain functions which will continue to shape the profession.  AI can automate numerous procurement and supply ...
14:30
  1. 120 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence
    This session surveys applications of data, machine learning, econometrics, and related quantitative methods in marketing. Applications include dynamic pricing, advertising attribution, and ad creation ...

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