The following experts have already been confirmed as speakers for 2017 WASD conference. Additional speakers will be revealed in the near future, and details will be added to this page.

Keynote Speakers (more to be added)

  • Petru Dumitriu, Inspector, Joint Inspection Unit, United Nations Office at Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Samia M. MelhemLead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT and Global Lead, Digital Development CoP, World Bank, Washington DC, United States
  • Jason J BlackstockHead of Department, Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Ronald McQuaid, Professor of Work and Employment, Management, Work and Organisation Division, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling Stirling
    Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Helen Gillman, Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, Global Engagement, Knowledge and Strategy Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy
  • John Adams, Head, Department of Economics, British University in Egypt and Former Director China-EU Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt
  • Mohamed Elhag, Advisory Senior Manager, Performance Improvement-Programme Management, Ernest and Young and Technology Lead, Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute, Doha, Qatar
  • Nuha Eltinay, Director of Urban Planning & Sustainable Development, City Development Strategy Programme, Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Moiz Bakhiet, Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Medicine, CMMS, Arabian Gulf University; Consultant Neurologist,  King Abdulla Medical City; and Director, Princess Al-Jawhara Center for  Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Fawaz M. M. Al Dkheel, Consultant and Development Specialist, Member of the Regional Social Responsibility Network, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
  • Jamal N. I. Hassan, Associate Professor, College of Arts, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Abudlla Y. Al HawajFounding President & Chairman of Board of Trustees, Ahlia University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Allam AhmedPresident WASD, Director Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute and Founder Sudan Knowledge, London, United Kingdom

Participants (alphabetical order)

  • Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Shawqi M. Al Dallal, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Michael Busler, Stockton University, United States
  • Pranav N. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Subhadra Ganguli, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Hasan Ghura, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Mohammad Samsul Hoque, Department of Shipping, Bangladesh
  • Moazzem HossainGriffith University, Australia
  • Dalia Kamel, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Nahlaa Khalifa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Osamah M. N. El-GohariAl Turath Foundation, Saudi Arabia
  • Sarra A. M. Saad, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan
  • Adel Sarea, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Zahra A Abdulla, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Rashida Abusin, University of Bahri, Sudan
  • Sayed Dheya H. Ahmed, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Mansoor Ahmed Alaali, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Amani Al Abbas, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • Mukhtar AL-Hashimi, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Noor Alsayed, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Mishleen Aqleh, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Soad Mohammed Al Shaigi, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Jenan Jassim Al Sehali, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Thaera Alshirawi, Ahlai University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Hind Mamoun Beheiry, International University of Africa, Sudan
  • Tillal Eldabi, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Yagoub Ali Gangi, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College, Qatar
  • Victor Hugo Medina Garcia, Distrital University, Colombia
  • Dr. AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib, Legal Counsel & Professor of Law, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Bakr Ahmad Hassan, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Reem Khamis, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Habin Lee, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Ali M. Mansoor, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Maria Saberi, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Aznul Qalid Md Sabri, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Joao Pinelo Silva, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
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