10th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology
November 9-11, 2014. Al Ain, UAE
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Keynote Speakers


Speaker: Mr. Omar Shaban, Director of Global Operations, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
Title: Education, Collaboration, and CSR – Making the World a Better Place

Omar is responsible for Global Operations, Product Management, Business Intelligence and Strategic Partnerships for the Cisco Networking Academy Program, and the Corporate Affairs organization in general. During his 14 year tenure at Cisco, Omar has led Sales Engineering, Competitive Marketing, Skillset Development, Education and CSR organizations. Prior to Cisco, Omar worked at Netigy (an IT consulting startup), HP, IBM and Nortel, and has held positions in IT, Software Development, Consulting and Sales. Omar has a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Omar has over 20 years of experience in the ICT and Education areas, and is passionate about Education and giving back to the less fortunate through Education and Technology


Many problems around the world can be solved through collaboration and connecting people and organizations together. In this presentation, you will hear how Collaboration, Education and Corporate Social Responsibility go hand in hand when trying to solve the world’s biggest problems. In this talk, you will hear about real problems that are tackled on a daily basis through Public Private Partnerships using ICT Technology.

Speaker: Mr. Deniz Kilyar, Director of Cloud & Line of Business Applications at SAP MENA
Title: Digital Economy Transformation introduces Challenges and Opportunities

Mr. Deniz Kilyar, Director of Cloud & Line of Business Applications at SAP MENA, leads the Line of Business and Mobility Solutions team in SAP, across Middle East and North Africa. He has over 15 years of experience in the Enterprise Applications Industry in senior roles, covering diversity of industries such as Public Sector, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Process Manufacturing and Wholesale / Distribution. He started his career as Operations Analyst at Coca-Cola in Istanbul and holds Industrial Engineering degree from Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey and Executive MBA from London Business School


There is an unprecedented pace of change going on in the way business is conducted. People, as consumers of the services or as employees of enterprises interact differently. Technology innovation leads the transformation of the business from simply digitizing the usual processes to innovating new processes. The decisions that enterprises will make today on the technology strategy will determine the innovation capacity they will build, agility in face of competition and hence the survival in next decade.

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor
Title: 5G Cellular: The Tactile Internet Will Change the Planet

Gerhard Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates 2 DFG centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC.

Gerhard is IEEE Fellow, member of the German academy acatech, and his most recent award is the Stuart Meyer Memorial Award from IEEE VTS. In Dresden he has spun-out eleven start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.


Wireless communications as known today enables to connect devices and people for exchanging content, being multimedia and/or data. The data rates of wireless communications continue to increase, mainly driven by innovation in electronics. An overlooked breakthrough is soon to happen, once the latency of communication systems becomes low enough to enable a round-trip delay from terminals through the network back to terminals of approximately 1ms. This is the response of human tactile to visual feedback control. In this case wireless communications networks can be the platform for enabling to control and steer real and virtual objects in many situations of our life. Almost no area of economy will be left untouched, with examples being health & care, mobility, education, manufacturing, smart grids, and many more. The Tactile Internet will become a driver for economies and innovation, and will help develop societies to a new level of sophistication. It has the potential to boost today’s world economy of US$75T by an additional $20T over the next decades.


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