Dr Steve Bennett
Principal Product Marketing Consultant, Government, SAS
As a Product Marketing Consultant for the Government Industry Sector, Steve Bennett drives strategic industry positioning and messaging in global Government markets. A thought leader in decision science and the application of analytics in Government, Steve works to enable delivery of effective solutions to Government customers around the world. Read more.
Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS
Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership team at SAS. Through provocative articles and publications, and key industry engagements, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on big data and the Internet of Things. Tamara began her high tech journey long before the internet was born, and has held both technical and management positions for multiple technology vendors, consultancies, and a non-profit. She was recently listed in the "Big Data 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands" list and "The Top 100 Big Data Experts to Follow in 2016."
Dr Omar Najim MBChB MRCS DOHNS MSc
Senior Advisor, Health Authority in Abu Dhabi
Omar is the lead on transforming quality of care in Abu Dhabi. He has been leading HAAD effort in introducing quality measurement, monitoring validation and improvement for the entire healthcare sector for the last two year. HAAD quality work is the first of its kind in the region in terms of comprehensiveness and robustness. Read more.
Ms.Badria Abdulla Obaid Hablail
Executive Director of Data Sector at the Statistics Center-Abu Dhabi (SCAD)
Over 16 years of expertise in business development, total quality management, customer services, marketing, sales, projects management, statistical methodology and fieldwork, data dissemination and corporate support.
Joined Statistics Center-Abu Dhabi [SCAD] in 2009 and became the Executive Director of Data Sector in 2013 leading the sector and contributing to building of the statistical system in the emirate of AbuDhabi... Read more.
Mohammad (Abdulla) Al Madhani
Director - Information Management, Federal Demographic Council
Mohammad (Abdulla) Al Madhani is Director - Information Management at the Federal Demographic Council and works in the intersection of business, technology and advanced analytics turning strategic government data into knowledge that solves complex problems and drives policy decisions. With over a decade of experience in the technology world, he is a “Big Data/Data Science” Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the FDC, and also a member on numerous governmental committees related to IT, Data Governance, and Decision Management Automation.
Environmental Information and Reports Unit Section Manager, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
Yasser Othman leads the Environmental information and reports unit at Environment Agency Abu Dhabi as a Section manager, and oversees the management of environment data and its dissemination process. Prior to his role at EAD, he was involved with the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science at United Arab Emirates University in teaching Remote Sensing and image processing, and has worked as an expert in the area of remote sensing and image processing at the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization (UN/FAO) in East Africa. Currently in his role at EAD, he is creating, publishing and implementing the environmental indicators framework. Through his career as an environment data specialist, he has managed significant environment projects like the establishment of the Geospatial portal on Environmental Data, establishment of specialized application for marine water quality and environmental studies reports, developing the remote sensing and image processing lab as also oil spill monitoring of the Arabian Gulf by using satellite imagery etc.
His Excellency Aref Al Awani
Secretary General, Abu Dhabi Sports Council
HE Aref Hamad Al Awani is General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) which was established in 2006 and is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential. The Council also hosts and supports the staging of international world-class sporting events to position the emirate as a hub of world-class sporting action and a major events destination. Read more.
Manager - Business Planning, DP World - UAE Region
I have 15 years of experience in shipping, port, logistics and FMCG industry, across Europe, Far East, India sub-continent and the Middle East. In my current job role I am heading the Business planning section as part of the Commercial department for DP World. I have led various Sales excellence, Sales planning and Commercial strategy projects across geographies by utilising big data to gain strategic insight.