PROGRAM

Day1: 30 March 2021

Time Topic
09:00 – 09:05 Opening Statement
09:05 – 09:10 Opening Speech – His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
Represented by Her Excellency Dr. Rana Al-Fares, Minister of Public Works, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology (video)
09:10 – 09:15 Keynote Speech – Mr. Yousef  Khaled Yousef Al-Marzook
General Manager – NoufEXPO (video)
09:15 – 09:20 Keynote Speech – Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah
Chairman and CEO – Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) (video)
09:20 – 09:25 Keynote Speech – Eng. Badr Al-Salman,
President – Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices and Consultant Houses (video)
09:25 – 09:30 Special Acknowledgement Message from NoufEXPO to the Sponsoring Companies
09:30 – 09:35 Keynote Speech – Ms. Pastora Valero
Senior Vice President – Cisco Systems, Inc. (video)
09:35 – 09:45 Keynote Speaker – Mr. Liam Zhao
President of Huawei Gulf North – Huawei (video)
09:45 – 11:00 Panel Discussion (video)
Topic: Unified Permits System – Launch of Integrated e-Services and Government Process Reengineering Initiative
Moderator: Engineer Badr Al-Salman, President  – Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses
Participants:

  • Dr. Rana Abdullah Al-Fares, Minister of Public Works & State Minister for Communications and Information Technology
  • Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO – Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)
  • Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, General Manager – Kuwait Municipality
  • Mrs. Eaman Al Roudhan, CEO – Zain Kuwait
  • Mr. Ahmed Jaber Al-Faifi, Senior Vice President – SAP Middle East North
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Panel Discussion (video)
Topic: National Cybersecurity Centers – The Challenges and the Role
Moderator: Eng. Laial Almansoury, Director of the Department of Information Security and Emergency Response, CITRA
Participants:

  • GEN (Ret) Keith Alexander, Chairman, Founder and co-CEO – IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Dr. Henry Pearson, UK Cyber Security Ambassador – Department for Internal Trade, UK
  • Mr. Conrad Prince, Senior Advisor – Formerly Deputy Head of the UK’s Cyber Agency GCHQ, now an Applied Intelligence Senior Advisor to a Global Cybersecurity Company
12:00 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 12:50 Smart Hybrid Work Place – The New Norm
Mr. Ahmed ElGhobary, Cisco Systems Architect – Cisco Systems, Inc. (video)
12:50 – 13:10 Healthcare- Operating Efficiently & Engaging Patients & Citizens
Mrs. Manal Halwani  Healthcare Industry Leader & Expert EMEA  South, SAP (video)
13:10 – 13:30 e-Government & Business Reengineering – The Link & the Challenge
Ghaleb Aoude, Consultant – NoufEXPO (video)
13:30 – 13:50 Enabling Technology that Makes eGovernment Possible
Patrick Grillo, Senior Director Solutions Marketing – Fortinet (video)
13:50 – 14:10 Modern Project Management Solution
Mr. Ayman Alyan, General Manager – Techno Management (video)
14:10 – 14:15 Closing Remarks and End of Day1

Day2: 31 March 2021

Time Topic
09:00  – 09:50 Panel Discussion (video)
Topic: Shlonik – COVID19 Follow Up Service
Session Chair: Ghaleb Aoude, Consultant – NoufEXPO
Participants:
Mr. Saad Al-Jassar, Digital Investment Analyst, Zain Kuwait
Mr. Ahmed Al-Ghareeb, Information Systems Department Manager – Ministry of Health
Mrs. Fatima Alebrahim, Systems Analyst – Ministry of Health
09:50  – 10:10 SAP Compliant Cloud for Public Services and Regulated Industries
Mr. Adrain Higgins, Vice President | Global Public Sector Market Advisor, EMEA,  SAP (video)
10:10 – 10:30 Securing Your Remote Workforce
Mr. Ayed Al Qartah, Technical Solutions Architect Cybersecurity, Cisco Systems, Inc. (video)
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:05 Empower your Next-Generation SOC with Fortinet SIEM & SOAR
Eng. Ahmad Ghannoum, Principal Systems Engineer – North Gulf – Fortinet (video)
11:25 – 11:45 Remote Work – The New Normal
Dr. Mohammed Shokoohi, Senior Data & Applied Scientist – Microsoft, Instructor – Stanford University (video)
11:45 – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 12:35 New concepts of employee relationship management, Upskilling and performance evaluation methods
Randa Haidar, Managing Director. ADNAR Group® (video)
12:35 – 12:55 Embracing Digital into Mainstream Healthcare: Thriving Post-COVID-19
Dr. Dari Alhuwail, Associate Professor and Acting Department Chair, Information Science Department – Kuwait University (video)
12:55 – 14:00 Workshop
Topic: Realization of the Enterprise’s Vision and Strategy – From Theory to Implementation
Presenter: Mahmoud Arafa, Managing Director – Techno Management (video)
14:00 – 14:15 EGOV8 Recommendations – Closing Remarks – End of EGOV8