11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:05
5 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

MC welcome

11:05 – 11:20
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Keynote by KHDA

Speakers

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam

Chairman and Director General

Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA)

11:20 – 11:50
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Panel: Edtech Beyond the Pandemic, What's Here to Stay for the Greater Good??

•Post pandemic, we consider which solutions add value in “normal” times •Is blended learning here to stay?
•Emerging and anticipated EdTech trends
•How and why different ages and levels require different approaches; the impact on children and teens, brains and society

Speakers

Stephen Hall

Partner - Public and Social Sector practice

McKinsey & Company

Soraya Beheshti

Regional Director MENAT

Crimson Education

Aman Merchant

United Arab Emirates

Radicle

Dr. Humam Elagha

Director - Centre for General Studies

Bahrain

Royal University for Women

Geoffrey Alphonso

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Alef Education

11:50 – 12:10
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Presentation: AI enabled adaptive, personalised learning

•We know there’s no one size fits all in education, so now how can AI help teachers give their students what they need?
•An overview of AI enabled personalized and interactive learning
•Student behavior analysis and prediction for optimized learning outcomes
•How AI will change the role of the teacher

Speakers

Fernando Bermudez

The Oracle

Spain

Nybl

12:00 - 13:00

12:10 – 12:30
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Insight Talk: Spark Education Through Collaboration

12:30 – 12:40
10 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Gamification in Education – the Impact of Endorphins and Experience on Learning

•Why gamification in education is a no-brainer
•EdTech gamification trends and market view
•Not just for kids, examples of gamification at every age, at every level from school to MBAs to lifelong learning
•Gamification in blended and remote learning vs. gamification in person
12:40 – 13:10
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Panel: If the Future of Education Lies in AR/VR/XR and Metaverse, How Will it Affect Society?

•The multi-billion-dollar question under the microscope
•How are AR/VR/XR currently used in education?
•Will these ever become truly mainstream? What are the barriers? What are the gains?
•Can learning in the metaverse ever replace face to face and can it ever be fully democratised

Speakers

Ahmed Ameen Ashour

United Arab Emirates

Microsoft

Shadman Sakib

Founder & CEO

Vurse

13:00 - 14:00

13:10 – 13:50
40 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Panel: Preparing Kids Today to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

•Just how much does the global education system need to change? 
•Coding, data science, robotics – what are the big hitters in STEM our kids need to learn? 
 •The growing gap - how can we make these accessible to all?
 •Can human and soft skills make better entrepreneurs – creativity, empathy…? 

Speakers

Dennis Kambeitz

Founder & CEO

EZ-Robots

Baz Nijjar

Principal Advisor Education Technology

GEMS Education

Ashok Kurian Panjikaran

Director - Entrepreneurship and Incubation

India

Kerala Startup Mission

Prof. Paul Hopkinson

Head of the School of Social Sciences & Edinburgh Business School Dubai; Academic Director

United Arab Emirates

Heriot-Watt University

Roman Tschupp

Associate Partner

United Arab Emirates

McKinsey & Company

13:50 – 14:10
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Quickfire Presentation: Embracing New Education Models to Fill the Tech Talent Gap

•Half a billion people without jobs
•Old methods “too slow” to train at scale
•How to solve this now?

Speakers

Boris Paillard

CEO

Le Wagon

14:00 - 15:00

14:10 – 14:30
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Fireside chat: Flex-Ed for a rapidly changing future jobs market

•How can traditional education become more flexible and accessible to cater to changing demands on the jobs market?
•Beyond traditional education, putting the learner in the driving seat with digital products and micro-credentials
•Whenever, wherever, however - Leveraging flexible work technologies for flexible education 

Speakers

Raya Bidshahri

Founder & CEO

The School of Humanity

Mursal Hedayat MBE

CEO

Chatterbox

14:30 – 15:00
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

Fireside Chat: The Skills-Based Economy and Preparing Future Generations to Compete in it

•Continuous re-skilling and up-skilling - Generating the lasting habit of learning and why it’s increasingly essential
•Beyond traditional learning, what sets acquiring new skills (particularly tech skills) apart
•The rapid rise of the skills-based economy – what does it mean and how will it impact education
•The links and gaps between our current education systems and future requirements. 
•How can we make sure we don’t leave anyone behind?

Speakers

Malake El Haj

Director of Knowledge and Innovation

United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Alvaro Biel

International Business Development Manager

United Arab Emirates

Udacity

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:20
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

The Potential of AI in Education: Using AI to create Engaging Learning Experiences

Speakers

Richard Brooker

Lead Data Scientist

United Arab Emirates

Alef Education

15:20 – 16:00
40 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

The Education Gamechangers on the rise

15-min spotlight intros to the startups and unicorns pioneering change in the education space though innovative tech solutions

Speakers

Shadman Sakib

Founder & CEO

Vurse

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-Founder & GP at Future Africa, Co-founder

Flutterwave & Andela (NI)

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 20:00
240 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Education
  • Pavilion (beside Hall 8)

End of GITEX EdTech Conference