2017 Program

Day One – Tuesday 16th May 2017

08:15 08:45 Arrival Refreshment and Registration – Main Reception Lounge
(09:00 – 10:15) Session 1: Opening of the Conference and Keynotes
Chair: Prof. MANSOOR ALAALI, President, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: Dr. JOAO PINELO SILVA, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of BahrainWelcome

    Founding President and Chairman of Board of Trustees
    Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  2. Prof. ALLAM AHMED
    President, World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
    Director, Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)
    London, United Kingdom


  1. Knowledge Management in the United Nations and the 2030 Agenda: breaking down the silos
    Joint Inspection Unit
    United Nations
    Geneva, Switzerland
  2. Governments in the digital age –  progress, priorities and policies
    Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT
    Global Lead, Digital Development Community of Practice
    World Bank
    Washington DC, United States
10:15  10:45 Tea/Coffee Break – Main Reception Lounge
10:45  11:45 Session 2: Innovation and knowledge management
Chair: Prof. Amir Sharif, Professor of Operations Management and Founding Director, Operations and Supply Chain Systems (OASIS) Research Group, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Rapporteur: MOHAMAD AMIN HASBINI, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab, United Arab Emirates
  1. Youth urban innovation: educational platform for Smart City Planning
    NUHA ELTINAY, Arab Urban Development Institute, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. End-users’ satisfaction with the quality of innovative healthcare technologies in Bahrain: a case study of hospital information systems
    Prof. MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
    MISHLEEN M. AQLEH, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  3. Dynamic model for the knowledge management and measurement of intellectual capital in services companies
    Dr. VÍCTOR HUGO MEDINA GARCÍA, Distrital University, Colombia
    ELMER YESID FAJARDO RODRÍGUEZ, Distrital University, Colombia
    LINA MARIA MEDINA ESTRADA, Distrital University, Colombia
11:45  12:00 Tea/Coffee Break/Pray – Main Reception Lounge
12:00 13:20 Session 3: Water, energy and the environment
Chair: Prof. SHAWQI AL DALLAL, Acting Dean of College of Medical & Health Sciences and President’s Advisor for Futuristic Studies and Innovation, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: Dr. MOAZZEM HOSSAIN, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia
  1. Securing the future of Food, Water and Energy in the GCC
    Prof. AMIR M. SHARIF, Brunel University, United Kingdom
    Prof.  ZAHIR IRANI, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
  2. Water governance and technologies in the South-West national capital region of Delhi: challenges of transformative sustainable change
    Prof. RRANAV N. DESAI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  3. Experimental application of Centrifugal Separation Techniques “CST” on reclaiming produced wastewater from oil refinery, Khartoum State
    Dr. SARRA A. M. SAAD, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan
    MONTAISR A. H. KHIDER, Ministry of Environment, Sudan
    Dr. MOAWIA Y. BABIKER, Ekhtibarat Soil and Water Test Services, Sudan
    SUFYAN A. M. OSMAN, Ministry of Oil, Sudan
  4. An investigation of the utilisation of energy and water conservation technologies in Bahrain: entrepreneurial opportunity
    Prof. MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
    SAYED DHEYA H. AHMED, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
13:20 14:00 Lunch and Networking – Restaurant
14:00 15:20 Session 4: Keynote Speakers
Chair: Prof. ZAHIR IRANI, Dean, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Rapporteur: Dr. THAERA ALSHIRAWI,  President Assistant for Marketing, Media and Public Relations, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  1. Government, universities and society: implications of the Digital Transformation
    Head of Department
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
    University College London
    London, United Kingdom
  2. Challenges in measuring knowledge management results and impact: IFAD’s experience
    Senior Knowledge Management Specialist
    Global Engagement, Knowledge and Strategy Division
    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Rome, Italy
  3. Graduate employability in a changing world
    Professor of Work and Employment, University of Stirling
    Former Director, Employment Research Institute
    Stirling, United Kingdom
15:30  19:45 Free Time
20:00 22:00 Dinner and Networking
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