Day One – Tuesday 16th May 2017 (PHOTOS)

08:15 08:45 Arrival Refreshment and Registration – Main Reception Lounge
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(09:00 – 10:15) Session 1: Opening of the Conference and KeynotesWelcome
  1. Prof. ABDULLA Y. AL-HAWAJ (VIDEO) Founding President and Chairman of Board of Trustees Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  2. Prof. ALLAM AHMED (VIDEO) President, World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) Director, Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) London, United Kingdom
Keynotes
  1. Governments in the digital age –  progress, priorities and policies (VIDEO) SAMIA M. MELHEM Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development Community of Practice World Bank Washington DC, United States
  2. Government, universities and society: implications of the Digital Transformation (VIDEO) Dr. JASON J BLACKSTOCK Head of Department Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy University College London London, United Kingdom
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. End-users’ satisfaction with the quality of innovative healthcare technologies in Bahrain: a case study of hospital information systems (VIDEO) Prof. MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain MISHLEEN M. AQLEH, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  2. Dynamic model for the knowledge management and measurement of intellectual capital in services companies (VIDEO) Dr. VÍCTOR HUGO MEDINA GARCÍA, Distrital University, Colombia ELMER YESID FAJARDO RODRÍGUEZ, Distrital University, Colombia LINA MARIA MEDINA ESTRADA, Distrital University, Colombia
  3. Youth urban innovation: educational platform for Smart City Planning NUHA ELTINAY, Arab Urban Development Institute, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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 (VIDEO) Prof. AMIR M. SHARIF, Brunel University, United Kingdom Prof.  ZAHIR IRANI, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
  2. Experimental application of Centrifugal Separation Techniques “CST” on reclaiming produced wastewater from oil refinery, Khartoum State (VIDEO) 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
  3. An investigation of the utilisation of energy and water conservation technologies in Bahrain: entrepreneurial opportunity (VIDEO) Prof. MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain SAYED DHEYA H. AHMED, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  4. 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
13:20 14:00 Lunch and Networking – Restaurant