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Tuesday, October 15

11:00am +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 +04
Main Plenary

12:00pm +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 +04
Main Plenary

1:45pm +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 +04
Main Plenary

3:45pm +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 +04
Main Plenary
Wednesday, October 16

10:30am +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 +04
Main Plenary

2:30pm +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 +04
Main Plenary

3:15pm +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 +04
Main Plenary

4:00pm +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 +04
Main Plenary