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15 Nov 2017

Entrepreneur Day

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16 Nov 2017

IBM Developer Workshop Track

Venue: Main Session Space

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Introduction to IBM Cloud – includes 15 min code lab
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Building powerful AI enabled applications with Watson APIs (includes 15 mins code lab on deploying a Watson mobile app)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Connecting all the Things with Watson IoT (includes code lab)
  • 14:00 – 15:30 – Data Science, Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning (includes talks by Analytics SMEs & code lab)
  • 15:30 – 17:00 – Blockchain (includes Intro to IBM Blockchain+ demo)

Participants are required to bring their own laptops to follow along in the code labs

Introduction to Thomson Reuters – Accelerate SME

Venue: Du Meeting Room

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Presented by Elio Nassar, Community Manager for Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME

Accelerate SME is a gateway to access funding, discounted business services, professional online community, business tools and the insights to get your going in your entrepreneurial journey.

Elio Nassar is Community Manager of Accelerate SME, an online ecosystem platform for startups and SMEs in the MENA region. At the age of 19 he started his own business and its still going in his hometown in Lebanon. Since arriving in Dubai he has been helping Thomson Reuters build the SME Ecosystem. If you are a startup/ SME in need of assistance or you are a key player in the SME/ startup space in MENA he would love to chat to you.

Need Extra Hands? How Interns Can Benefit Your Company

Venue: Du Meeting Room

  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Presented by Eleni Papailia, Director RIT Dubai

Interns form an intelligent, highly trained pool of talent…but would they suit your company? In this workshop, you will get all the information you need to start a successful internship program for your company and get the advantages of employing young talent with no fixed costs (visa, etc)

Reverse Mentorship and the 60:40:20 Rule – The Essential Ingredient for Future Leadership Success

Venue: Du Meeting Room

  • 12:30 – 14:30 – Presented by Tariq Qureishy, Founder and CEO MAD Talks

A Chinese proverb says that to develop into the future, you should talk to young people, you should talk to your children. They have a view of the future that is different from yours. We assume a 50-year-old CEO to be a good leader because he has managed to achieve a certain level of accomplishment. If you put up the following question to that person- “You may be a great leader. Are you a digital leader of the future?” Reverse mentorship explores the concept that we should learn from Digital Natives – young people who will become the leaders of the future and teach us to be good leaders today.

Smart Entrepreneurship in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Venue: Dtec Learning Zone

  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Presented by Dr Alessandro Lanteri, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Abu Dhabi University

Exponential technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) are already transforming the way we live and work – they helped increase profits, reduce costs, save lives and improve customer experiences – but their potential remains largely untapped. As machine systems that exceed human capabilities become a reality, their applications will advance humanity through unprecedented change.

This workshop covers the foundations of AI, big data, and machine learning; it explores how driverless cars, intelligent machines, and robotic agents will change society and the economy; and finally it coaches the development of a strategy to seize the countless opportunities that exponential techs make possible.

Introduction to Vat in the UAE

Venue: Dtec Learning Zone

  • 12:30 – 13:30 – Presented by Pramod Dhalwani, CEO, Intelligent Finance Consultants

This workshop will explore the impact of VAT in the UAE and what this may mean for your entrepreneurial business focusing on the following areas: Background and impact of VAT, VAT Definition, Concept of Input tax and Output tax, Example of VAT working, Standard vs Zero vs Exempt Supplies, VAT invoices, Record keeping, Cost of non-compliance

Planning, Profit and Pitfalls: The Do’s and Don’ts of Long Term Success

Venue: Dtec Learning Zone

  • 14:30 – 16:00 – Presented by Murtaza Manji, Director of Action Coach

Getting a startup established is not easy; keeping it running is even harder. This workshop is designed with one goal in mind: to boost your chances of success by going over the most crucial areas for long-term success.

Planning: not long-winded, 50 page plans; startups and SMEs need to be quick and agile. Learning how to make effective one-page plans will not just get you on track, but keep you there. It also helps build accountability in the team, which is essential as the business grows.

Profit: a business needs to run on its own steam. Getting the money in – quickly and consistently – is fundamental to short-term survival and long-term growth.

Pitfalls: if you want to exit the business at some stage, there are some mistakes you want to avoid. We will go over three of the most common ones in this workshop, and discuss how to increase your valuations and become more appealing to potential investors.