8 - 9 December 2020

8th December 2020

9:00 AM  –  9:10 AM

Opening Ceremony


Sh. Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Board of Trustees Chairman of Bahrain Polytechnic, Board of Trustees Chairman of Governmental Hospitals

Mr. Rasheed M. Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain

9:10 AM  –  9:30 AM

Keynote: Trends in AI - Global and Regional Perspectives


Dr. Scott Nowson, Artificial Intelligence Lead, PwC Middle East

9:30 AM  – 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion: The State of AI - Executives' Perspectives


Mr. Ahmed Naeemi, Head of Digital Transformation and Project Management, BIBF


Rossana Bianchi, Data & AI Ethics Lead at KPMG & AI Advisor to Standards Australia

Dr. Abdelrahman Al Mahmoud, Head of Research and Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence Office in the Prime Minister's Office, UAE

Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, CEO, National Cybersecurity Centre

Sh. Khalid Al Khalifa, Project Director, Supreme Council of Health


Mr. Yahya Al Ansari, General Manager - Exploration and Development, Tatweer Petroleum

Dr. Samer Aljishi, Managing Director of BFG International

10:15 AM  – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM

Session: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Combatting Financial Crime


Dr. Richard Palmer, Senior Managing Partner, FTI Consulting

Ms. Federica Taccogna, Senior Managing Director (Partner), FTI Consulting

11:00 AM  – 11:20 AM

Case Study: Chatbot - What, Why and How


Mr. Rahul Bhalla, CE, Invita

11:20 AM  – 11:40 AM

Case Study: AI & COVID-19 - The Use of AI in the "Be Aware" App


Abdulla Ali Al Jowder, Director, eService and Channel Development, iGA

11:40 AM  – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM  – 12:30 PM

Session: How AI is Shaping The Gaming Industry



12:30 PM  – 12:50 PM

Case Study: Applied Artificial intelligence Business use cases


Keerthi Chakra, AI/ML Business Development Manager for EMEA, AWS

12:50 PM  – 1:20 PM

Session: The Role of AI in Cyber Security


Mr. Mirza Asrar Baig, CEO, CTM360

1:20 PM  –    1:40 PM

Session: Making AI Real for Every Developer and Every Organization


Mr. Victor Rodrigues, Digital Specialist - Data & AI at Microsoft

1:40 PM  –  2:20 PM

Panel Discussion: AI & The Future


Dr. Christos Gatzoulis, Head of School - ICT, Bahrain Polytechnic


Mr. Aamir Janjua, Chief Product Officer, Aion Digital

Mr. Mishal Al-Hellow, Chairman of the Technology Business Society and Director of Technology at ARCAPITA

Mr. Hamza Al-Ghatam, Co-Founder & CEO, FACEKI

Brian Runciman, Head of Content and Insight, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, UK

Hamad Al-Saie, Education Sector Leader, Microsoft - Middle East Cluster

2:20 PM  –  2:30 PM Closing Remarks

9th December 2020

  Stream A Stream B
Sessions will run in parallel, participants shall attend the session of their choice

Dr. Christos Gatzoulis, Head of School - ICT, Bahrain Polytechnic

Dr. Rogelio Levardo Jr., Acting Manager, Teaching and Learning Unit, Bahrain Polytechnic

10:00 AM  – 10:30 AM   AI and Big Data Framework in Higher Education

Dr. Hasan Kadhem, Assistant Professor, American University of Bahrain

10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM IoT-Based Access Control with 2-Factor Authentication Using RFID and Facial Recognition Finding the Best Model to Predict Student's Marks using Weka Machine Learning Classifiers

Engr. Herbert Azuela, Lecturer, University of Bahrain

Dr. Rito Opol, Lecturer, Bahrain Training Institute

11:00 AM  – 11:30 AM AI in Banking How Good is Automated Sentiment Analysis in Approximating Human Sentiments?  A Case Study of Airline Companies

Dr. Pradeep Sunkari, Associate Professor, Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women, India

Ms. Lea Catapang, Senior Instructor, Bahrain Training Institute

11:30 AM  – 12:00 PM Robotics with Odor Sensing Capability A Model to Detect the Student's Type of Understanding Based on Emotion Recognition

Dr. Yousif Albastaki, Chairperson of MIS, Ahlia Uinversity

Dr. Raiza Borreo, Academy Instructor, Nasser Vocational Training Center

12:00 PM  – 12:30 PM Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing: Current Applications and Future Directions Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Antibody Design and Drug Discovery

Dr. Maryam Almahdi, Assistant Professor in Marketing, Ahlia University

Dr. Dana Naeem Ashoor, Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine Specialist, Arabian Gulf University

Start Time: 12:30 PM

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