Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 July 2019

Dubai World Government Summit 2019 schedule for Monday February 11

Thousands of high-level officials, including presidents, ministers and Nobel Laureates set to come together at seventh annual event

Mohammed Al Gergawi , Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future speaks during the World Government Summit press conference. Pawan Singh / The National
Mohammed Al Gergawi , Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future speaks during the World Government Summit press conference. Pawan Singh / The National

The seventh annual World Government Summit will begin its second day on Monday February 11, featuring talks from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and Jose Angel Gurria the Secretary General of the OECD.

Here's the full schedule of the day's events:

Plenary Sessions, Plenary Hall, Main Conference Area

09:00 - 09:20 The Future of Global Water Security and Sustainability

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

09:20 - 09:40 The Future of The Economy in the Age of 4IR

H.E. Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD

Moderated by Becky Anderson, CNN

09:40 - 10:10 How Governments Can Harness the Science of Synchronized Randomness

Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

10:10 - 10:30 The Rise of The Dragon: China’s Success in Leading the World of Technology

H.E. Wang Zhigang, Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping, Minister of Science and Technology, China

12:00-12:20 The Future of Mobility in the Age of 4IR

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads And Transport Authority, Dubai

12:20 - 12:50 The Art & Science of Decision Making

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Psychology & Public Affairs,

Moderated by Mina Al Oraibi, The National

12:50 - 13:10 A Conversation with Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, Senior Vice President, Apple

13:20 - 13:35 The Future of Intellectual Property in The Age of A.I

H.E. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization

13:35 - 13:50 Main Address by Guest Country

H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr, First Vice President of the Republic, Costa Rica

13:50 - 14:00 World Data Vizualization Prize Edge Of Government Award

15:30 - 16:00 The Seven Trends Shaping Future Cities

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has approved plans for creative and economic free zones at universities to encourage students to sharpen their business skills. Pawan Singh / The National
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, will speaked at the World Government Summit on Monday. Pawan Singh / The National

The Interplay of Tech and Government, DEWA Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Hadley Gamble, CNBC

10:50 - 11:10 Building the Tech Ecosystem: Governments Taking the Leap

Casper Klynge, Tech Ambassador of Denmark

11:10 - 11:30 Bridging The Digital Divide: Access for All

Greg Wyler, Founder of OneWeb

11:30 - 11:50 How Will Quantum Computing Change the World?

Vern Brownell, CEO, D-Wave Systems

Redesigning Medicine, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Lynn Chouman, Al Arabiya

10:50 - 11:10 AI’s Gut Reaction To Human Wellbeing

Dr. Momo Vuyisich, Chief Scientist, Viome

11:10 - 11:30 The Future of Healthcare: Systems Medicine

Dr. Harald Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

11:30 - 11:50 The 7 pillars of Holistic Health

Dr. Sara Gottfried, Doctor and Author

Design to Transform Government, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Nivine Afiouni, Sky News Arabia

10:50 - 11:10 Visualizing Data For Better Policies

David McCandless, Journalist and Data Visualization Expert

11:10 - 11:30 Community-Based, Human-Centered Design

Don Norman, Director of the Design Lab at the University of California

11:30 - 11:50 Designing Future Government Services

Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc

Gender Balance Forum

11:40 - 12:00 Global Outlook on Gender Balance, DEWA Hall, Main Conference Area

H.E. Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General of OECD

Mona Al Marri, Vice President of UAE Gender Balance Council

Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will speak at the World Government Summit on Monday. AFP
Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will speak at the World Government Summit on Monday. AFP

11:40- 12:00 Global Trade: A Global Force for Humanity, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth for Mastercard

Moderated by Richard Quest, CNN

What is New in News, DEWA Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Ali Jaber, MBC

14:20 - 14:40 Automation: Breaking the News

Nathaniel Barling, Co-Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Knowhere

14:40 - 15:00 The Viral Race – Can the News that Matter Cross the Finish Line?

Gerard Baker, Editor At Large, Wall Street Journal

Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News

Mina Al Oraibi, The National

15:00 - 15:20 Data – A Journalist’s On-the-Record Source

Ben Wellington, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute in New York

The World's New Resources, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Alex Klokus, Futurism

14:20 - 14:40 The Illusion of Knowledge: Have We Confused Big Data for Thick Data?

Tricia Wang, Technology Ethnographer

14:40 - 15:00 The Power of Technology: Eyeing the World and Foreseeing the Future

Will Marshall, Co-Founder - Planet Labs

15:00 - 15:20 An Abundance of Right Minds

Naveen Jain, Technology and Health Entrepreneur, Founder of InfoSpace

Peter Diamandis, CEO of XPrize

Best Practices From Costa Rica Leading the Way to Sustainability, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Lara Habib, Al Arabiya

14:20 - 14:40 Governance in Costa Rica

H.E. Pilar Garrido, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Republic of Costa Rica

14:40 - 15:00 Costa Rica’s Success Stories in Environment Sustainability

Felipe Carazo, Executive Director of FUNDECOR

15:00 - 15:20 Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development

H.E. Lorena Aguilar, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Republic of Costa Rica

Global Policy Platform, Various locations

AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

09:00 – 09:45 Investing in Digital Economy: The New Approach for Development Funds

Moderated by H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman Al Hmaidi, Director General Chairman of the Board of the Arab Monetary Fund

Dr. Fahad Almubarak, Secretary General of the G20 Secretariat, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Liqun Jin, President, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

Ferid Belhaj, Vice President MENA, World Bank Mohammed

Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General, ADFD

10:00 – 10:45 Governing Future Risk (in Partnership with OECD)

Moderated by Marcos Bonturi, Director, Public Governance, OECD

H.E. Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD

Mohamed Faouzi, Secretary General Ministry of the Interior, Kingdom of Morocco

Major General, Adnan Olwan, Vice Chairman, National Center for Security and Crisis Management, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA

Mariam Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, UAE

11:00 – 12:00 Outlook On Global Trade

Moderated by Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

H.E. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, UNCTAD

H.E. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, ITC

Bogolo Kenewendo, Minster of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, UAE

15:00 – 16:00 The Future of Digital Cooperation (in Partnership with UN)

Moderated by Samuel Burke, CNN

H.E. Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO

Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Ireland

Fadi Chehade, Partner at Abry Partners Amandeep

Singh Gill, Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Markus Reinisch, VP Public Policy Europe, Middle East and Africa, Facebook

TRA Hall Mina A'Salam Hotel

11:00 – 11:45 Transforming the Future: Creating Value through Government Innovation (in Partnership with OECD)

Moderated by Samuel Burke, CNN

H.E. Jose Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

Richard Raši, Deputy Prime Minister, Slovak Republic

Siim Sikkut, Government Chief Information Officer, Republic of Estonia

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL

Huda Al Hashimi, Director, MBRCGI

Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA

12:00 – 12:45 Future of Crypto and Digital Assets

Moderated by Lawrence Wintermeyer, Co-Founder and Board Member, Global Digital Finance

Laurence White, Member of Secretariat, Financial Stability Board

David Lewis, Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force

Martin Bartlam, Partner and FinTech Global Co-chair, DLA

Piper Ross Leckow, Deputy General Counsel, IMF

13:30 – 14:15 Fiscal Coordination

Moderated by John Defterios, CNN

Dr. Niels Thygesen, Chariman of European Fiscal Board EFB

Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Former Minister of Finance, Mexico

Juan Carlos Echeverry Garzon, Former Minister of Finance, Colombia

Dr. Marcelo Guigale, Director, financial advisory and banking treasury, the World Bank Group

14:30-15:15 Future of Energy

Moderated by Hadley Gamble, CNBC

Joe Kaeser, Chairman, Siemens

Munir Bouaziz, Vice President MENA and S.E. Asia, Royal Dutch Shell

Sergio Pimenta, Regional Vice President for Middle East and Africa, IFC

Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy & Industry, UAE

GX Talks, Madinat Theatre

16:00 – 16:20 Designing For Future Government Services

Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc.

16:20 – 16:40 Helping Startups Transform the Public Sector

Daniel Korski, Co-Founder and CEO of PUBLIC

16:40 – 17:20 GovHack Series Finalist Pitches

17:20 – 18:00 GX Hackcelerators Presentations by Leading App Developers

18:20 – 18:40 Government Services in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era

Jonathan Riechental, Former CIO of City of Palo Alto

18:40 – 19:00 Blockchain - Changing One City at a Time

Ian Khan, Futurist

19:00 – 19:20 Beyond Flight Experience

Adel Mardini, JETEX Board Member

Arab Youth Forum, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

16:30 – 18:30 Showcasing Youth Solutions to the Challenges of Unemployment

Advanced Skills Forum, AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

13:30 – 14:30 Advanced Skills: Learning Beyond Boundaries

Moderated by Becky Anderson, CNN

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education - Ireland

Haifa Najjar, Senator Education, The Upper House of Jordanian Parliament

Hector Escamilla, President, Tecmilenio University, Mexico

Dr. Fred Swaniker, CEO & Founder, African Leadership Academy

John Herlihy, President of MENA & LATAM, LinkedIn

Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, UAE

Religious Tolerance in Cities and Societies, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

12:10 - 12:40

H.E. Angelo Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta, Republic of Malta

Yenny Wahid, Director of The Wahid Institute, Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Taulant Balla, President of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, Republic of Albania

H.E. Janet Ong’era, Chairperson of the East Africa Region Caucus at The Pan Africa Parliament, Republic of Kenya

H.H. Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dr. Josef Boehle, Director of the Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, United Kingdom

Government Communication Forum, DEWA Hall, Main Conference Area

09:30 – 10:00 Communications Technology

Juan Carlos Riveiro, CEO and Co-Founder of Vilynx

Jaroslaw Krolewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Synerise

Women in Government Forum, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

17:00 - 17:20 Women Leading Nations To the Future

H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica

H.E. Helen Clark, 37th Prime Minister New Zealand

Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, UAE

17:20 - 17:40 Public and Private Partnerships for a Common Future

Maria del Pilar Gonzalo, Minister of Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica

Arancha Gonzales, Executive Director – International Trade Center (ITC)

Tamara Perko, President Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

17:40 - 18:00 Women on Public Administration

Maria Manuel Leitao Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation - Portuguese Republic

Gleam Davis, Mayor of Santa Monica, USA

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, UAE

18:00 - 18:20 Women Shaping the Future of Social Policy and Welfare

Mitcy Larue, Minister of Family Affairs - Republic of Seychelles

Bintou Chabi Adam Taro, Minister of Social Affairs and Micro-Finance, Republic of Benin

Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, UAE

Global Dialogue for Happiness and Wellbeing, Various locations

17:00 - 17:20 Your City: The Incubator of Your Wellbeing

Moderated by John Defterios, CNN

Gleam Davis, Mayor of Santa Monica, USA

Charles Montgomery, Author and Founding Principal, Happy City

17:20 - 17:40 Smart Cities: What Comes Next?

John Rossant, Founder & Chairman, NewCities Foundation

17:40 - 18:00 Mappiness: How Space & Time Impact Our Wellbeing

George MacKerron, Chief Technical Officer, Psychological Technologies, Founder, Mappiness

18:00 - 19:30 Insights & Reflections from the Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report

Moderated by Lynn Chouman, Al Arabiya

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network

John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Canada

Martin Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology & Director of Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, University of Oxford, UK

Martine Durand, Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician, OECD

Robert Biswas-Diener, Managing Director, Positive Acorn

Tessa Peasgood, Research Fellow, University of Sheffield Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, UAE

Future of Jobs Forum, AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

15:30-16:30 Planning for the Next Generation of Careers (in Partnership with International Labour Organization)

Moderated by Riad Hamade, Bloomberg

Haifa Al Kaylani, Founder, Arab International Women’s Forum

Khalid Koser, Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy at Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, Minister of State and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Government of Pakistan

Nasser Al Hamli, Cabinet Member and Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, UAE

Universities Challenge, Emirates Airline Clusters, Mina A'Salam

18:30 – 21:00 Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge Working Groups

Climate Change Forum, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

09:30 - 09:50 Climate Change and the Health of our Oceans

Moderated by Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Dr. M Sanjayan, Chief Executive Officer, Conversation International

John-Michel Cousteau, French Explorer

Razan Al Mubarak, Director General, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

Updated: February 7, 2019 05:36 PM

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