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Tuesday, October 15

8:00am GMT+04

Registration & Networking
Tuesday October 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am GMT+04

9:00am GMT+04

Track 1: Global Trials and Testbeds (3 Sessions)
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Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri

Executive Vice President, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Eng. Muammar joined Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in April 2006 as the Director of Planning andConstruction Management Department; enriching DSOA with his wide knowledge and experience in Construction and Project Management. In two years time, Eng. Muammar proved to be an important... Read More →
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Corey Clothier

Autonomous Vehicle and Program Developer, Comet Mobility
Corey Clothier, a leading global strategic consultant focused on safe automated vehicle deployment and market development. For 10-years, Mr. Clothier served in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Clothier was among the first Marine computer technicians on F/A-18 fighter jets, then was selected... Read More →
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Prof. Steven Shladover

SDT Expert
RoleResearch Engineer and Pioneer in Autonomous TransportationConsulting focusAdvanced Transportation SystemsAdvanced Vehicle Control and Safety SystemsIntelligent Transport SystemsProfessional background45+ years of expertise in transportation systems planning and analysis, vehicle... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04

9:00am GMT+04

Track 2: Enabling Connectivity (3 Sessions)
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Christopher Mentzer

Assistant Director of the Applied Sensing Department, Acting Manager for the Unmanned Systems Section, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Chris Mentzer, PMP has a BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has been working with automated vehicles for over 13 years. He is the Assistant Director of the Applied Sensing Department as well as Acting Manager for the Unmanned Systems Section at... Read More →
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Syed Mahmud

Senior Systems Engineer, Hyundai-Kia America
Syed Mahmud is a Sr. Systems Engineer at Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (HATCI). He joined the Electronic Systems Development team at HATCI in early 2016 and has been working on V2X & Connected Automated Vehicle research since then. He has been working as HATCI’s Technical... Read More →
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Dr. Michel R. Parent

President, AutoKAB
Michel Parent is currently the president of AutoKAB, a new company specialized in the automation of vehicle fleets. This company is a spin-off from the vehicle automation research team from INRIA that he created in 1991. This team focuses on research and development of information... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

Morning Networking Refreshment Break
Tuesday October 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am GMT+04

11:00am GMT+04

Opening Ceremony: Welcome Address & Self Driving Challenge Awards
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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer

Director General, Chairman of the board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA, 1983.  Prior to taking up RTA's leadership role, Al Tayer... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

12:00pm GMT+04

Global Keynote Address
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Sterling Anderson

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Aurora Innovation
Sterling has been developing self-driving technology for the better part of the last decade, starting with the creation of MIT's Intelligent Co-Pilot in 2007. Sterling advised several large technology companies as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company before joining Tesla... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

12:45pm GMT+04

Networking Break & Lunch
Tuesday October 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm GMT+04

1:45pm GMT+04

Panel Discussion: Journey of Success: Catalyzing Innovation in Self-Driving Technology
Industry leaders have been tackling the transport challenge faced by global cities. This first of its kind panel will be truly global in its outlook and will showcase the technologies that are needed to address the major needs of: transporting people, transporting good and transporting innovation.  The panellists will represent award finalists from the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Competition.

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Ralf Baron

Senior Partner and Global Head of ADL's Travel & Transportation Practice, Arthur D. Little
Consulting focusExtensive consulting experience with Arthur D. Little working in the fields of Mobility – Private and Public Sector, Strategy and Organisation with focus on transformation and change and innovation managementProfessional backgroundMore than 25 years ADL experience... Read More →

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Gilbert Gagnaire

CEO and Founder, EasyMile
Gilbert Gagnaire started his career in Fin-Tech in 1985 after graduating from the engineering school Ecole des Mines. In 1996 he co-founded FERMAT, a company specialising in accounting management systems. A new banking standard - Basel II - propelled FERMAT into a new dimension... Read More →
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Carel van Helsdingen

Founder, CEO, 2getthere
Carel van Helsdingen, MSc (1950) is founder of Frog Navigation Systems and its spin-out company 2getthere, acting as its Chief Executive Officer. After graduating from the University of Technology in Delft in manufacturing engineering, Carel worked at Fluor Daniel, IBM and Burginvest... Read More →
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Julian Turner

CEO, Westfield Sportscars
Julian Turner is the CEO of Westfield Sportscars. Westfield has sold over 15,000 cars world-wide since 1983, and currently produce over 400 cars a year for driving enthusiasts the world over. Julian is a qualified PRINCE2 project manager and chartered engineer. He was appointed Managing... Read More →
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Jérôme Rigaud

Jérôme Rigaud obtained his Master’s degree diploma in law from University Paris 2, and then graduated from Sciences Po. Later, Jérôme attended HEC Paris (Higher School of Business) where he got his Executive MBA in strategic marketing and finance.Before joining NAVYA, Jérôme... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

2:30pm GMT+04

Panel: Future Trends In Mobility: The 2071 Vision
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Lukas Neckermann

Managing Director, Neckermann Strategic Advisors
Lukas is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy with a focus on new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, and financial services. After beginning his career at a small commercial radio station... Read More →

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Thomas Hengstermann

Head of Autonomous Services, Daimler Mobility Services
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Greg Lindsay

Director of Strategy at LA CoMotion, Director of Applied Research, NewCities
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Bassel Al Nahlaoui

Managing Director, Careem
Bassel is the Managing Director for Careem in the Arabian Gulf, leading the company’s operations in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. One of the key things that Careem does is working in conjunction with local governments, and Bassel has led the way is creating a company strategy... Read More →
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Professor Michael Milford, PhD

Expert | Speaker | Consultant
“Professors Milford's presentation provided a fascinating insight into the world of artificial intelligence ‐ from the inside. His message resonated with both those unfamiliar with the field as well as those of us with a technical background”Professor Milford conducts interdisciplinary... Read More →
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Sarwant Singh

Managing Partner & Mobility Expert, Frost & Sullivan
Sarwant Singh has over 21 years of consulting and management experience and at the moment is Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) Region Leader and Global Practice leader of the Automotive & Transportation and Aerospace & Defence team at Frost & Sullivan. He is also the leader... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm GMT+04

3:15pm GMT+04

Networking Break & Coffee
Tuesday October 15, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm GMT+04

3:45pm GMT+04

Closing Keynote Address: Connecting People and Technology in Smart Cities
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Daan Roosegaarde

Founder, Studio Roosegaarde
Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. Roosegaarde has been driven by nature's gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

4:30pm GMT+04

Closing Remarks – End of Congress Day 1
Tuesday October 15, 2019 4:30pm - 4:45pm GMT+04
Wednesday, October 16

8:00am GMT+04

Registration & Networking
Wednesday October 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am GMT+04

9:00am GMT+04

Track 3 : Adoption and User-Experience (UX)
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Shyamala Prayaga

User Experience Evangelist, Ford Motor Company
Shyamala Prayaga is a user experience evangelist having experience designing mobile, web, desktop and voice-based interactions. Presently working at Ford motor company, she is helping shape the future of digital and physical spaces within Ford and Lincoln vehicles through voice and... Read More →
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Rich Radka

Founding Partner, Claro Partners
Rich is the founding partner of Claro. His core skill is envisioning the big picture and making sense of how it connects to people’s lives, from insight generation and designing future scenarios to leading teams to create them. Rich leads designers, social scientists and business... Read More →
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Lukas Neckermann

Managing Director, Neckermann Strategic Advisors
Lukas is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy with a focus on new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, and financial services. After beginning his career at a small commercial radio station... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04

9:00am GMT+04

Track 4: Virtual Testing and Models
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Zahra Boroujeni

Researcher, Freie University Berlin
Zahra Boroujeni has been working in the field of Robotics and autonomous  cars for more than 10 years. Researching in Robotics Research Laboratory and participating in Robocup competitions during her Bachelor and Master programs at IUST(Iran University Science and Technology) has... Read More →
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Aravind Kailas, Ph.D.

Research and Innovation Manager, Volvo Group North America
Dr. Aravind Kailas manages innovation and R&D initiatives to create and commercialize sustainable transport solutions for the Volvo Group. By promoting the company’s creative assets and key technology positions in various fora, he has been instrumental in establishing the Volvo... Read More →
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Hesham Rakha

Director, Center for Sustainable Mobility at VTTI, Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering, Virginia Tech
In addition to serving as the Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Courtesy Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Rakha directs the Center for... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04

9:00am GMT+04

Track 5 : Cybersecurity and Data
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Dr. Hoda A. Alkhzaimi

Research Assistant Professor, New York University, Director of Center of Cyber Security, NYU Abu Dhabi
Hoda A.Alkhzaimi is currently a research assistant professor in New York University and the Director of Center of Cyber Security in NewYork University AD. She served in different posts for research and development in Cyber Security and Cryptology for the past years. She headed the... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04

10:30am GMT+04

Global Keynote: Bringing Autonomous Vehicles and Robots to Real Existence
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Professor Henrik Schärfe

CEO, Foundation Autonomous
Henrik Schärfe is a Researcher, Strategist, Global thinker, keynote speaker and is currently CEO of Foundation Autonomous. The Foundation is the natural result of extensive work on developing strategies for disruptive technologies.In May 2011, Henrik revealed a robotic version of... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am GMT+04
Main Plenary

11:00am GMT+04

Networking Break & Coffee
Wednesday October 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+04

11:30am GMT+04

Ideation Session: Presenting Dubai’s Autonomous Strategy for Public Transportation and Key Implementation Enablers
The ideation session will be a combination of both plenary and breakout sessions and will capture inputs for consideration into Dubai’s Autonomous Strategy for public transport, and officially launch implementation.

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Joseph Salem

Senior Principal at Arthur D. Little and Global Head of Operations of the Consultancy's Travel & Transportation Practice., Arthur D. Little
Joseph is a renowned guest speaker in major international conferences, focusing on transformation of the mobility ecosystem in future cities. He led major strategic assignments for global mobility players and supported national transport authorities in reshaping their mobility ecosystems... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm GMT+04

1:00pm GMT+04

Networking Break & Lunch
Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04

2:30pm GMT+04

Panel Discussion: Dubai World Challenge: Sharing Lessons Learned w/ Rest of World
Start-Ups and Academia play an integral role in tackling the transport challenge faced by global cities.  This Journey of Success Panel will follow on from yesterday's panel and will showcase the role start-ups and academia play in the transportation innovation mix.  Panellists will represent finalists from the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Competition.​​​​

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Dr. Ismail Zohdy

Expert, RTA

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Harri Santamala

CEO and Co-Founder, Sensible4
Harri Santamala, "Mr. Robobus", CEO and co-founder of Sensible 4 - a company pioneering with all-season autonomous driving technologies. Harri has together with his co-founder team built one of the leading full-stack AD software start-up companies in Europe, with focus on bad-weather... Read More →
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Georges Aoude

CEO and Co-Founder, Derq
Dr. Georges Aoude is the CEO and co-founder of Derq, an MIT-spinoff with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives by using artificial intelligence and V2X technology. Through its proprietary and award winning technology, Derq can predict and help prevent road collisions... Read More →
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Dr. Kang Li

Founder, L.L. iAuto Technology Ltd.
Dr. Kang Li is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of L.L. iAuto Technology Ltd.; Associate Professor and Director of the Intelligent Vehicle and Mechatronics Laboratory, National Taiwan University. He is also a member of the Science & Technology Program Executive Review Board... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

3:15pm GMT+04

Closing Keynote Address
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JoeBen Bevirt

Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation
JoeBen Bevirt is the founder and CEO of Joby Aviation a mobility company that is building a fully-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft optimized to deliver an air taxi service. The Company is certifying a 5 seat aircraft nearly twice as fast and yet 100... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

4:00pm GMT+04

Closing Ceremony: Announcing the 2020 Dubai World Challenge for SDT
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Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan

The Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Agency, RTA

Wednesday October 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm GMT+04
Main Plenary

4:15pm GMT+04

End of Conference
Wednesday October 16, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm GMT+04