Gauri Singh

Deputy Director - General - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Gauri Singh is the Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Ms. Singh brings more than 30 years of experience in policy, advocacy and project implementation within the field of renewable energy and sustainable development from India and the international system.

Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Singh worked within India’s federal government and at the apex level within provincial government. Federally, she was responsible for leading the development of the National Solar Mission of India policy in 2010, an early policy framework designed to drive solar power development across the country.

At the Madhya Pradesh provincial Government, Ms. Singh steered rural development providing strategic planning and implementation guidance across the state for large initiatives. Her work involved poverty reduction and sustainable development within rural communities. She was also responsible for spearheading initiatives aimed at improving livelihoods for nearly two million poor women across the state.

In Madhya Pradesh, Ms. Singh led livelihood projects based on decentralised renewable energy solutions to support rural artisans and ran an ambitious intervention to restore the flow of 40 rivers across the state, based on the use of remote sensing maps. She also played a key role in drafting the framework for the state Right to Water Act.

Prior to that, Ms. Singh was Director, Country support and Partnerships at IRENA where she was responsible for regional and country level initiatives and for spearheading partnerships with regional energy and economic organisations.


Dr. Gernot Grimm

Head of Staff Group for Technology Transfer - Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)

Dr. Gernot Grimm is the Head of Staff Group for Technology Transfer at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) with responsibility for supporting the international transfer of Austrian technologies on a ministerial level.

Dr. Grimm started his professional career in the 1980s in the Office of the Chancellor and in the Ministry for Commerce, Trade and Industry. Prior to joining BMK, Dr. Grimm worked at the Foreign Trade Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour and furthermore as CEO of the Federal Institute for International Transfer of Education and Training (BIB).

Dr. Gernot Grimm received a doctorate in law from the Karl Franzens-University in Graz, Austria, in 1980.

His professional interests focus on supporting the provision of Austrian technologies abroad for those who are in need of these technologies as well as thereby contributing to strengthen the Austrian economy by creating jobs and value added through international technology transfer. Current projects include technology cooperations for example in the field of energy technologies with Nepal, Indonesia or Serbia, in the field of health technologies with Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Macedonia or in the field of railways with China or Egypt. In addition, he serves as executive director for Neusiedlerseebahn, a local railway enterprise, and is a member of the supervisory board of FH Burgenland. 2019 Dr. Grimm was honored with the order of merit for services rendered to the Republic of Austria.

Lola Ortiz Sanchez

Director General of Planning and Mobility Infrastructure - City of Madrid

Lola Ortiz Sánchez is the General Director of Planning and Mobility Infraestructures in the Madrid City Council, Madrid is the capital of Spain with 3.223 millions Inhabitants. Nowadays, she is working in the new Sustainable urban mobility Plan in Madrid and with the implementation of the new sustainable mobility law and the new low emissions zones in the City.

Before that, She had been the General Secretariat in the public works Counceling in the Andalucia region. Also, she had been the deputy general director of Urban Development in the General Direction of european Funds in the spanish goverment. She has a Master Degree in civil engeniering and a Master in Public administration management and others executive programs relation with Leadership in public administration, communication, BIM management and so on.

She is actually the Chair in the urban Freights POLIS working group, Vice-Chair in the mobility Forum in EUROCITIES, Vice- Chair of the Spanish road asociation and she has been for three years the Dean of the Oficial asociation of civil engeneers in Madrid region.

Prof. Derek Woodgate

President and Chief Futurist - The Futures Lab, Inc.

Derek Woodgate is a consulting futurist, educator, author, speaker and curator. He is the President and Chief Futurist of The Futures Lab, Inc., a foresight consultancy, he founded in 1996, which specializes in creating future potential for major corporations and institutions (

In addition, Derek is an Associate Professor in the ICT Department of the Engineering and Science Faculty at the University of Adger in Norway and a Visiting Professor at the University of Houston College of Technology Foresight Program. In all cases, he teaches Grad and PhD students in Applied Foresight. Recently, he was appointed to the Executive Board of the Center for Futures Studies at the University of Dubai. Derek is also a member of the World Futures Studies Federation UNESCO Committee. Derek is a resident of USA and UAE and has extensive experience of UAE government operations. Derek has BA in Eastern European Studies and a MA in Political Economics and studied for his PhD in the ICT Department at the Faculty of Engineering and Science University of Adger.

Derek has worked on numerous integrated city development projects at the government, regional and local level, as well as with the world’s leading architects, construction, and materials manufactures. He was previously advisor to the US Government on the future of transportation and infastructure 2050, the UAE Ministry of the Interior on Security, policing traffic and civil defense, UN/UNESCO on the advancement of futures literacy for societal improvement, Ministries of Education Norway and Germany introducing transdisciplinarity for societal transformation, for the Texas State Government on the 30-year development of the future of Austin, TX, the Central Texas Technology Corridor and the cultural development of Austin, TX as well as the future of energy tech for city development, Malaysian Government on the integration of creative into the 30 year Kuala Lumpur development plan, The City of London for the repurposing of Covent Garden and the future vision for Silicon Roundabout, etc.

Dr. Eng. Humaid Saif Alshamsi

Director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications - Abu Dhabi Police

He is a director of the Artificial Intelligence applications at Abu Dhabi Police, also he served a number of entities in the Strategic management and performance development as Information Technology Expert. Dr.Alshamsi has a wide range research interests and publishes such as digital signal processing, machine learning, human computer interaction, computer vision, embedded systems and communications, and he gives more than 40 speeches in AI and IoT local and international events since 2017.

Mohamed Al Breiki

Director of Sustainable Real Estate - Masdar

Mohamed Al Breiki is the Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar (wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government’s Mubadala Investment Company) with responsibility for leading the advancement of real estate business of Masdar City from investment planning through to delivery of sustainable community. Mohamed contributes by providing strategic planning, project management and financial oversights in the development of real estate assets while maintaining highest standard of excellence. Mohamed has over 20 years of development management experience ranging from planning and design to new construction and commercial tenant fit-out. Focused on optimizing various operations in the company and executing the company’s business plans.

Prior to joining Masdar, Mohamed worked at several companies, including Mubadala, ADEK and Urban Planning Council. During his 10-years at Mubadala Investment Company, he has been managing major prestigious projects in various sectors such as real estate, healthcare, education, aerospace, and ICT. Some of his notable projects include the design and delivery of the New York University, Four Seasons Hotel and Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Khazna Data Center in Abu Dhabi. While at the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Mohamed contributed to the master planning of various mixed-use developments across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and worked collaboratively with real estate developers to ensure their plans were professionally designed, sustainable and well-managed in urban environment context. Mohamed has also worked at ADEK previously where he managed the development and implementation of schools master plan in Abu Dhabi in his capacity as a Director of Infrastructure and Facilities Division.

Mohamed acquired his BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies from Southampton City College in England.  His education also includes a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi, where he also completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and earned his Master degree of Science in Engineering Management in June 2012.

Saif Ghubash

Director - Land Transport Affairs - Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

Urban planning professional and architect with a passion for optimizing Emirate-wide development while enhancing the lives of Emirati citizens. Recognized for leveraging planning expertise, interpersonal skills, and a deep appreciation for Emirati cultural heritage to develop progressive plans that propel the evolution of Emirati cities into a model communities.

  • Drive regional planning – Partnered in developing the Plan Al Ain Region 2030. Translated the 200-page, technically complex plan into Arabic and presented the Plan to the Executive Council, 20+ government entities, and in numerous public forums.
  • Achieve strategic vision – Trained 70+ project managers on the use of planning policy documents to develop open spaces that comply with the Emirate’s 2030 vision – a key step in implementing the Abu Dhabi Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM).
  • Strengthen Emirati culture – Secured the support of Khalifa Fund to Support and Develop Small Enterprises and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage for Socoool / Hamdoon, a 15-episode animated television series aimed at educating youth and boosting the nation's sense of identity.

Humaid Al Kaabi

Acting Director, Urban Planning Division - Department of Municipalities and Transport

Major Eng. Ahmed Surour Al Shamsi

Head of Safe City Department - Abu Dhabi Police

Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the projects management and administration successfully leading a variety of initiatives which has resulted in: the development of workable technical solutions, introduction of new operational concepts/procedures and development and implementation of AI and big data solutions.

An IEEE member, the world’s largest technical professional origination dedicated to advancing technology for the benefits of humanity. A member of the youth future energy council at Masder institute.

Anas Abdullah Almarzooqi

Traffic Systems Maintenance Section Head - Integrated Transport Center

Traffic Systems Maintenance Section Head with more than 17 yrs of experience in Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of traffic Signals & controlling systems, system integration, intelligent transportation system, project Management. Graduated as Electronics Engineer, Working in Integrated Transport Centre.

Vijay Jaswal

Chief Technology Officer, Middle East & Turkey - Software AG

Vijay Jaswal is Software AG’s CTO for the Middle East and Turkey region. His main objective in this role is to support organizations in deriving value and increasing competitiveness, by driving their Digital Transformation Journey & streamlining their mission critical processes. He has worked in the field of Digital Transformation & Business Process Excellence for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Middle East and Turkey leadership team, He served as Software AG’s Pre-Sales director for EMEA. He also worked for Staffware (Tibco) in the Netherlands for 9 Years.

Samer H. Alish

Regional Director - Streamax Technology, UAE

With 18 years in mobility field, Samer played a key role in developing different in-vehicle smart systems, he joined Streamax Technology in 2016, in his capacity as Regional Director for middle east and north Africa.

Samer leads the implementation of many successful projects like the new taxi solution in the emirate of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi 2018), STS Smart School Bus Project (Dubai 2019), Abu Dhabi Police stop arm project (Abu Dhabi 2020) and the launching of King Khalid airport green taxi project in kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh 2020).

Focusing on the transportation solutions for commercial vehicles and how to create value using AI technology for safety, security and efficiency.

Emily Yates

Smart City Director - City of Philadelphia

As Smart City Director for the City of Philadelphia, Emily is responsible for managing and leading the implementation of the SmartCityPHL Roadmap that provides guidance on how smart and emerging technology solutions can improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors while improving the delivery of City services.

Throughout her career, Emily has worked to help cities position themselves as globally competitive by utilizing a systems approach to develop strategies, projects and programs that exist within the intersection of sustainability, technology, and economic development. Most recently, Emily was Deputy Director with Envision Charlotte where she was responsible for leading the development of the Circular Charlotte strategy, which made Charlotte the first city in the US to have a citywide circular economy strategy, in addition to other local programming that created a smarter, more sustainable Charlotte.

She has held a variety of positions in Europe and North America, including urban planning positions with both the District of Columbia and the city of Cleveland planning offices.  Emily was a recipient of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor/ Bundeskanzler Fellowship, which funded a year of research focused on German approaches to the implementation of sustainability policy and climate change adaptation in brownfield development.  Emily holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Arizona State University.  She is a member of the Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy (ELEEP) Network.

Samer M Madanat

Dean of Engineering - NYUAD

Samer M Madanat is the Dean of Engineering at NYUAD. He is also the Xenel Distinguished Professor of Engineering Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (from 2012 to 2015) at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2005 to 2014, he served as the Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. He received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1986, and a M.S and Ph.D. in Transportation Systems from MIT in 1988 and 1991 respectively.

From 2001 to 2011, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. He is Editor of the Journal of Transport Policy and the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Transportation and Logistics. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of four other archival technical journals.

Madanat has served as chair of external review committees for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, the ENAC School of EPFL in Switzerland, the Department of Civil Engineering at National University in Singapore, and the School of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University in China. He has served on advisory boards for the National Academy of Engineering, the World Bank, the American University of Beirut, and as proposal review panels for NSF, USDOT, the Swiss NSF and other international foundations. He has delivered several named lectureships including the CC Mei Lecture at MIT, the Ezra Cornell Lecture at Cornell University, the Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Warren Lecture at the University of Minnesota, and numerous Keynote Lectures at conferences around the world.

Muhammad Shafique

Associate Professor - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU-AD)

Muhammad Shafique (M’11 - SM’16) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, in 2011. Afterwards, he established and led a highly recognized research group at KIT for several years as well as conducted impactful R&D activities across the globe. In Oct.2016, he joined the Institute of Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria as a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Robust, Energy-Efficient Technologies. Since Sep.2020, he is with the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU-AD), United Arab Emirates, and is a Global Network faculty at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU-NY), USA. He is also an investigator in the Center of Cyber Security (CCS) and Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES) at NYUAD.

His research interests are in brain-inspired computing, AI & machine learning hardware and system-level design, energy-efficient systems, robust computing, hardware security, emerging technologies, ML for EDA, FPGAs, MPSoCs, and embedded systems. His research has a special focus on cross-layer analysis, modeling, design, and optimization of computing and memory systems. The researched technologies and tools are deployed in application use cases from Internet-of-Things (IoT), Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and ICT for Development (ICT4D) domains.

Dr. Shafique has given several Keynotes, Invited Talks, and Tutorials, as well as organized many special sessions at premier venues. He has served as the PC Chair, General Chair, Track Chair, and PC member for several prestigious IEEE and ACM conferences. Dr. Shafique holds one U.S. patent and has (co-)authored 6 Books, 10+ Book Chapters, 300+ papers in premier journals and conferences, and 50+ archive articles. He received the 2015 ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award, AI 2000 Chip Technology Most Influential Scholar Award in 2020, six gold medals, and several best paper awards and nominations at prestigious conferences like DAC, ICCAD, DATE, and CODES+ISSS.

Yasmeen Al Hashmi

Acting Director – Spatial Data Department - Department of Municipalities and Transport

Yasmeen Al Hashmi is the Acting Director of Spatial Data Department at the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT).  

Yasmeen Al Hashmi joined Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council as GIS specialist in 2010 and has over 11 years of experience working in Spatial Data field. She has also extensive skills in spatial data analysis and remote sensing. In her 11 years working with Planning agency and Municipalities she has provided expertise in mapping, spatial analysis, and image processing.  She lead now the Spatial Data department at DMT and plays major role in working directly with DMT core business and affiliates  to ensure the unification and integration of spatial and cadastral data models across DMT and affiliates, compliance with policies and legislation to regulate the business and systems of spatial, surveying and addressing data, ensure data quality and accuracy and provide Spatial innovation solution to user to help them in making effective decision …etc of  
Selected projects that Yasmeen has been involved and managed:

  • Smart Makani Interactive Map
  • Building Data Base Management for Abu Dhabi Digital Twins
  • Unification of spatial, survey and addressing guidelines and policies
  • AI implementation for image processing

Abeer AlMansoori

Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Specialist - Department of Energy

Hasan Alhosani

CEO - Bayanat

Technology and business leader, Hasan Al Hosani brings more than 20 years of experience to the role of CEO at Bayanat. Hasan leads the development of Bayanat’s expansion into the geospatial artificial intelligence domain, and the commendable growth of its product and service offering to a large and rapidly growing market. Prior to joining Bayanat in March 2020, Hasan was a key contributor to G42's strategic growth, via the merger and acquisition team, where he played an instrumental role in the company’s transition from EDIC to G42. In 2016 Hasan co-founded SECUIRA, delivering cutting-edge technology solutions to both the public and the private sectors, and marketing and consultation services to international firms looking to enter the UAE market for Smart Cities, AI, and Big Data. Four years later, SECURIA had acquired a clear market leadership position, becoming one of the most respected and sought-after security consultation firms in the GCC region.  In 2013 Hasan was a member of the founding team of the Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Center (ADMCC), a national security firm providing management and regulation of the UAE’s monitoring and control systems, and critical analysis of data. During his tenure with ADMCC, he served as a Member of the MCC Executive Committee & Head of the MCC Standards & Practices Committee.  Prior to 2013 Hasan served in various leadership positions with Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS/ATS), where he oversaw the successful deployment of Abu Dhabi’s multi-billion dirham Smart City Solution. Hasan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, and is currently working on his PhD thesis.

Khaled Almarzooqi

Director Defence AI - Bayanat

Khaled Almarzooqi joined Bayanat as Director Defence AI in August 2021, following eight years with Abu Dhabi’s Monitoring and Control Center (ADMCC), and five years with the UAE Armed Forces. As Director Defence AI, Khaled is charged with accelerating the adoption of disruptive and emerging advance technologies to directly benefit the defence sector. Khaled has enjoyed a distinguished career in both military and government domains, and in his new role at Bayanat he is tasked with introducing visions for AI innovations by delivering creative and market-leading applications. Prior to joining Bayanat, Khaled worked his way up through ADMCC, from his position as Communication Unit Head in 2013 to Execution and Planning Engineering Director in 2020.  During his tenure with ADMCC, Khaled successfully led numerous strategic projects with a total value exceeding one billion dirhams. He took an active role as Head of the Technical Committee, was a member of the Executive Committee, Emirate of Abu Dhabi NOC committee, and securing Abu Dhabi events committee. A Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Khaled holds an MSc in Network Communication Planning & Management  and a BEng in Communications Engineering from the University Of Portsmouth, as well as a Diploma of Public Sector Innovation Cambridge University – MBRIC

Dr. Prashanth Marpu

Technical Lead of Space Program - Bayanat

Prior to joining G42, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Manager of YahSat Space Lab at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before coming to the UAE, Dr. Marpu worked as a researcher at the University of Iceland and at the University of Pavia, Italy, where he was a Marie Curie Fellow working on developing advanced methods for earth observation data analysis. He holds a PhD in Remote Sensing from TU Freiberg, Germany, and MSc in Wireless Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He was involved in designing and building small satellites as a project manager of four satellite programs MYSat-1, DhabiSat, MeznSat and Light-1 while participating as an advisor and reviewer for several other satellite programs. He has also actively contributed to the development of novel approaches for processing remote sensing data for a wide range of applications. Dr. Marpu has been a Council member of the International Society of Digital Earth since 2020 and has been part of several international committees related to Earth Observation technologies. He has contributed to more than 150 publications in various journals and conferences and has been actively involved in the space and remote sensing educational activities globally.

Marwan Mohamed Al Marzooqi

IT Director - Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center – Tadweer

Jonathan Davis

Chief Commercial Officer - Uberbinder

Jonathan Davis is a Co-Founder and the Chief Commercial Officer for Uberbinder™, a low carbon replacement binder for concrete and asphalt; the company's mission is to change transportation infrastructure through the use of sustainable building material.

A strategist, brand builder, innovation incubator, designer, artist, and sailor, Jonathan has been a Founder, Owner, and Managing Director of consultancies specializing in groundbreaking and disruptive category innovation projects.

Jonathan was born in England, attended school in Reading followed by the University of the Arts in London, and began his career as a commercial artist. Over the next three decades, he worked for many leading brands and companies developing business propositions, new product approaches, and category innovations.

In 2014, Jonathan set sail in the Mediterranean with his family, returning to full time work in San Francisco in 2018. The juxtaposed experiences of having been at the heart of consumer marketing and then living minimally aboard a boat brought insight and a passion to make root changes to the way the world approaches the practical problems associated with energy and carbon performance.

Jonathan has recently relocated from San Francisco back to England; in his spare time Jonathan enjoys painting, writing, and sailing.

Faisal Ameer Malik

Chief Technical Officer - Huawei Enterprise Business Group

With more than 22 years of experience in the ICT sector and working for various organization from satellite communication, broadband operators and technology vendors.

Faisal holds knowledge and solution deployment experience in multiple technology domains like Datacom & transmission networks , datacenter and cloud, unified communication systems across different industry verticals.

Faisal has led numerous ICT transformation projects of enterprise and national scale across Middle East ranging from smart city, safe city, large scale data centers and enterprise ICT transformation projects

As Chief Technology Officer, Faisal is responsible for the successful alignment and implementation of Huawei’s Middle East business strategy and technology vision. He leads areas of developing and executing technology initiatives to grow Huawei’s business in the region.

In his 15 years at Huawei, Faisal has been part of both Carrier business and Enterprise division and has always been recognized as one of top achievers in the organization.

Mohamed Moselhy

Regional Vertical Leader, Smart Cities - Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT), Middle East, Turkey and Africa


Mohamed Moselhy is the Regional Vertical Leader for Smart Cities in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) for Honeywell Building Technologies. In his role he focuses on providing professional domain expertise services to governments and city customers on how to establish a smart/safe city and protect the critical assets, systems and networks, whether physical or virtual to avoid any destructions that could affect the security stability, the national economic security and/or the national public health and safety and enhance the city livability standards and citizen engagement. Mohamed is serving in that position since 2019.

Mohamed is part of Honeywell’s organization for more than 13 years focused on Defense, Automation, Energy, Smart Cities, Security and Safety industries and has held multi positions in his career with engineering, operations, services, solutions design and sales & business development groups on commercial, defense and government programs across the Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia & Africa.

Prior joining Honeywell, Mohamed served in the Egyptian Air force (EAF) HQ as an officer for 3 years and was part of the R&D group.

Prior joining the Military, Mohamed spent time within the MEP industries focused on ELV solutions.

Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt. He is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and completed successfully multiple leadership and strategic marketing programs and is certified on multiple security and safety systems for commercial and military applications and an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

Lt. Col. Issa Abdulla Almarzougi

Operations Manager - Abu Dhabi Civil Defense

Dr. Sherif El-Eraki

Digital Advisor - Microsoft

Dr. Sherif El-Eraki, is a Microsoft Digital Advisor with extensive international experience in public sector. Key skills are in envisioning and leading the execution of cloud empowered digital transformation strategies that drive real and lasting industry change. Proven track record of collaborating with the world's leading smart connected nations and cities to build advanced societies capable of achieving sustainable development, leveraging technology and innovation to improve quality of life and drive economic diversification.

Geetika Sood

Head – IOT & Big Data-Analytics Practice, - Alpha Data

Geetika Sood leads the Digital Transformation Practice at Alpha Data Head Office with 25 years of IT experience and a proven track record of success in Service Delivery Management, Program Management, Strategic Planning, and Consulting. She has immense experience in leading strategic initiatives and programs with diversified teams in the region. The IoT and Big Data Analytics Practices she leads encompass AI, IoT, Big Data, Business Analytics, Smart Data Management, Consulting Services, and other digital solutions. She provides thought leadership to diverse customers across different verticals and is instrumental in evolving the digital practice by forging new partnerships with best of breed technology partners in niche areas. She has been a key speaker in multiple strategic forums centered around AI, Big Data & IoT. A few such forums include: “Big Data & Digital Transformation Workshop by Trescon”, “IoT World Forum with HPE”, “Productivity event with Microsoft”, “CIO Forum at Gitex,” “IPEF Forum-Digital Transformation Industry 4.0” , “Bolder Digital Use Cases @Gitex” and several customer events in Digital Transformation. She has received customer and partner appreciation for fostering relationships by leading strategic initiatives with diverse partner ecosystem in multicultural environments.

Ayman AlSebeyi

SVP Smart Cities, Injazat & - General Manager, Hassantuk

The holder of a B.Eng. Degree in Computer Engineering from Khalifa University. Ayman Alsebeyi Senior vice president on Smart cities in Injazat and General manager of Hassantuk joined Injazat directly from Cognit, a Mubadala and IBM Watson Company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was responsible for identifying and developing a fully diverse customer base to introduce and develop opportunities in the MENA emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) market.

He brings with him a wealth of experience and talent in the fields of advanced project management, new business development, customer relations and new market penetration.

Having previously held a range of posts at Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility, leading business development throughout the region, Ayman is a dedicated and strategic leader with a proven ability to grow business, open new markets, forge beneficial partnerships and devise innovative product solutions.

With a consistent focus on improving results, boosting productivity and driving efficiencies, Ayman is recognized as an effective leader who values others and builds strong working relationships. His excellent problem-solving skills and proven history of delivering exceptional results, even when managing limited resources or working to tight deadlines enable Ayman to lead from the front in developing current and future opportunities.

When not problem-solving or developing AI solutions, Ayman enjoys a sporting life, with interest in football, tennis, swimming, cycling and horse riding.

Abdallah Abdallah

Managing Director - AVEVA Select Gulf

A professional and dynamic business leader with international experience in Enterprise Digital Transformation software, Industrial Automation and SCADA systems, Industrial IoT, Industrial Cloud Platforms for Operations and Asset Performance Management, Digital Workflow and Cloud Engineering tools across various industries.

Abdallah have led businesses in in the Middle East and Australia and gained reputation for maximizing growth and profitability by creating expansion opportunities and building, supporting and managing cross-functional teams in multicultural environments and across various industries.

Abdallah also produces ’Australia, Let’s talk money’ Podcast at SBS Radio in Australia. 

Author of a book in Arabic about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and challenges facing future jobs.

He has also just started his journey with a PhD about Digital Sustainability 

A husband and a father of two.

Fatima Al Hammadi

Head of Urban Planning Section - Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Stephanie Marco

Deputy CEO Middle East - EDF Middle East

Hassan Hamade

Lead Cloud Platform Architect - VMware

Hassan is a Senior technologist and CTO Ambassador for VMware in EMEA, a group of engineers that operate as an extension of VMware’s CTO office in the field. As a senior technologist, he works with large enterprises and service providers on their cloud initiatives with a focus on Hybrid Cloud and application transformation. In addition to VMware, he has worked for companies such as Cisco and Google.

Yvon Monpeyssin

Head of Strategic Development - ENGIE Solutions

Yvon Mompeyssin is Head of Strategic Development for ENGIE Solutions, covering the Middle East.

Customer Solutions include development, funding and operations of energy efficient street lighting and buildings, renewable power supply (solar PV, batteries, hydrogen, etc.), green transportation and smart utilities for public authorities and businesses.

Yvon has nearly 20 years of experience in these fields. Yvon worked on several large and small projects (up to $2 billion) in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa for developers and investors such as GE Capital and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Fund. With ENGIE since 2014, Yvon contributed to developing ENGIE’s Solutions business in the GCC and sits on the Board of various ENGIE affiliates in the region.

Yvon holds a MSc in Business Law, a MSc in Business Management and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ljupcho Joshevski

Head for Cybersecurity Architectures - Cisco Systems

Ljupcho Joshevski is the Head for Cybersecurity Architectures at Cisco Systems with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. He manages an expert group of Cybersecurity Technical Solutions Architects covering the Middle East & Africa theatre. In his role, Mr. Joshevski and his team are responsible for addressing the most complex security challenges companies face in today’s dynamic Cybersecurity world using Cisco’s latest innovations and leadership in Security.

Mohamed Salem Alnaqbi

Head of Transportation Systems Monitoring and Maintenance - Integrated Transport Center

Mohamed has a Master Degree in Business Administration from UAEU and bachelor degree in Management Information Systems. Has an experience in transportation (ITS) field for more than 11 years. Leader of different ITS initiatives in ITC such as, Development & Enhancement of GIS Applications (Darbi, GeoTrans), Public Transport Passenger Information Implementations (RTPI, Google Transit).

Amira Haberah

Chief Marketing & Sales Officer - Zoov

Abdulaziz Mohammed Albalooshi

- Abu Dhabi Civil Defense

Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi

Executive Director, Strategic Affairs - Department of Health

Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi is currently an Advisor to DOH Chairman and a Digital Health Program Director at Department of Health (Abu Dhabi).  He is leading digital healthcare transformation programs including data lake for healthcare, accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence, building big data analytics capacity, heath information exchange, AI & Innovation Lab and foresights in healthcare. Previously, he served as a Director for Strategic Affairs in Department of Health, Director for Government Strategy and Performance for General Secretariat of Executive Council of Abu Dhabi Government and a Director for Economic Policy Planning for Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development.  He holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a doctorate in Business Administration from Cranfield University.

Omar Al Shaiba Al Marri

Acting Executive Director Information Technology Affairs Sector - Department of Municipalities and Transport

Mohamed Husain Karmastaji

Acting Executive Director of Technology and Transport Systems - Integrated Transport Center

Mr. Mohammed Karmestji has been the Acting Executive Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Sector at the Integrated Transportation Center since March 2020, where he oversees the digital transformation agenda for transportation and the application of the smart transportation system to improve traffic and transportation services, provide traffic safety and reduce traffic congestion in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Mohamed has also supervised the Strategic Planning Office since joining the Integrated Transport Center in July 2019. He contributed to the establishment of several basic operations related to planning, project follow-up, performance management, innovation and partner management.

Mr. Mohammed has a long experience in the field of information technology management and digital transformation in the Abu Dhabi government for more than 16 years, where he started his career in supporting digital transformation in the energy sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and from there he joined as a project manager in the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, where he contributed to the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Government Program in 2006, and the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Center for Electronic Systems and Information in 2009, where he was included in several leadership positions, the last of which was Director of the Systems Design and Development Department. Where he oversaw several vital programs and projects at the government level, including: developing the e-government strategy, establishing the Abu Dhabi Information Security Program, developing information technology standards and designs for the Abu Dhabi government, developing government data policy and standards, and supervising the operations of the Abu Dhabi electronic network. Mr. Mohamed also has expertise in business continuity, institutional development, quality management and operations.

Mr. Karmestji holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with distinction from California State University - San Diego in the United States of America, and an Executive MBA from Zayed University.

Suhail Al Ketbi

Section Head of the Open Data Platform - Abu Dhabi Digital Authority

Ram Ramachandran

Chief Executive Officer - Tech Mahindra

Tahani Yousuf

Director of Urban Planning Department - Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Engineer Tahani Yousuf received Urban planning Master Degree from American University of Sharjah 2007, and is currently working as a Director of urban Planning Department in Ministry of Energy and infrastructure 2021. Strong believes in values such as team work, transparency and Environment. Her professional interests focus on communicative approaches to planning and research and her current projects include the first phase of the National spatial development plan for UAE, which was an outcome of the governmental annual meetings 2018. In addition, she serves as a project manager for the National master plan 2030 to develop Northern Emirates (2008-2010), plus she served as a site engineer a lot of projects in the Eastern Area office (2001-2007). She was recently honored with the excellence award in the technical category, in the teamwork of developing services (with the department staff) and EGI (excellence award in GIS implementation) also with the department staff.

Ahmed Samir Elbermbali

Managing Director - Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA

Ahmed Samir Elbermbali is the Managing Director of the MENA Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and clean technologies and solutions MENA Region. CEBC provides a platform to further dialogue between the public and private sectors to develop much needed policy and regulation to help drive the implementation of clean energy across the MENA region. Ahmed joined CEBC in 2018 and the youngest Managing Director to hold this position in the history of CEBC.
He is very active in bringing together the industry stakeholders from across the private and public sectors in the different MENA countries together to accelerate the policy maturity for clean energy in the region.
His research interest are in the intersection between policy, technology and consumer behavior to accelerate the transition to clean energy and sustainable mobility sectors. Ahmed holds MBA in Sustainable Mobility management from the Technical University of Berlin.

David Andrew Dunn

Project Manager - Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Mhairi Main Garcia

Partner, Dentons & Vice-Chair of the Board - Clean Energy Business Council

Mhairi Main Garcia is vice-chair of the board of the Clean Energy Business Council.  A practising lawyer, Mhairi is a partner in the energy and infrastructure team of international law firm Dentons specialising in energy and infrastructure projects, advising on project development and M&A in the energy and infrastructure sectors.  She advises sponsors, lenders, contractors and public sector clients in numerous jurisdictions across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. 

Mhairi has a passion for renewables and clean energy.  She focuses in particular on advising on corporate and commercial aspects of renewables projects, including solar (PV and CSP as well as distributed solar), wind and waste-to-energy, in addition to advising on conventional power, water, wastewater and district cooling projects. 

Some of Mhairi's notable experience includes advising on:

  • the REPDO solar PV independent power projects in Saudi Arabia;
  • the Ibri 2 solar PV project in Oman;
  • DEWA phase IV CSP independent power project in Dubai;
  • DEWA phase 2 and phase 3 PV independent power projects in Dubai;
  • the Shams Ma’an PV independent power project in Jordan;
  • the Fujeij Wind independent power project in Jordan;
  • the Sakaka independent power project in Saudi Arabia;
  • the Ouarzazate (Noor I), Noor II and Noor III CSP independent power projects in Morocco;
  • the Sweihan PV independent power project in Abu Dhabi; and
  • the Kabd waste to energy project in Kuwait.

Moza Al Neimi

Director of Productivity and Demand - Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

Eng. Hamad Muhsen Abdulla, Green Flag Award Judge

Head - Technical Studies Section, Infrastructure Technical Support Division - Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Eng. Hamad Muhsen Abdulla is the Section Head, Technical Studies - Abu Dhabi City Municipality. Eng. Hamad is UAE national with vast work experience. working in Abu Dhabi City Municipality as part of the Sustainable Infrastructure Standards & Specifications, unifying the infrastructure design standards and specifications.

Eng. Hamad has Initiated and executed many ADM initiatives that service smart city, environment and sustainability of ADM infrastructure. He is also supervising the design phases of more than 50 infrastructure projects.

Eng. Hamad is Holder of Master's degree in Project Management Engineering (2017). Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (2015). diploma degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering (2001). Eng. Hamad has recently completed a Diploma in Artificial Intelligence from Oxford University.