List of Speakers

Digital Innovation Management

ahmedkamel100 (at) gmail (dot) com

Abstract:

The presentation shows how “Digital Innovation” remains Human civilization’s ultimate ambition to measure and exploit its analog Universe knowledge sources.

It illustrates how the pioneering academic work in the fields of Electrical / Computer Engineering R&D labs and economics theorists proposing innovation for the first time as an alternative model gave birth to Digital Innovation.

The academic R&D work was mainly centered around the “DATA” theoretical foundation found in the end famous “ Data-information- Knowledge “pyramid.

With the invention of the 1st Integrated Circuit microprocessor, Intel’s famous 8088 made it practically possible to convert the universe’ s analog Knowledge resources to the digital “ Data”.

For the first time, Digital Innovation migrated outside academia’s premises to initiate a whole new and promising industry and economy, the digital economy.

Today, after 40+ years of extensive continuing work on both the Data and Information layers by the Communications and Information technology ( ICT) equipments’ vendors and services providers, the different end users recognized the strategic competitive capabilities and values ICT can bring to their day to day business and corporate survival in a digital economy the least described; dynamic, highly paced innovative where many startups grew to disrupt the legacy companies and organization,

Some Examples of those disruptive startups during this 40 years time period, there impacts and Important contribution to today’s National Domestic products and global economy will be given

Finally, end uses enterprises recognized and adopted Digital Innovation also termed “ Digital Transformation “ as a strategic means to support them in aligning their corporate objectives e.g. increasing market share or corporate profit with its capabilities to survive the digital economy’s severe competition

Digital Innovation turned into an organized and controlled process joined with lifecycle and milestones, measured by KPIs, governed and controlled by organizational committees and capabilities while working in close support with other practices like Portfolio Management especially in big sized organizations

The presentation will highlight some of those Digital Innovation approaches and examples from today’s digital economy, and capabilities control during the Innovation Roadmap, utilizing groupware tools like the Innosurvey ( TM) and the Wheel of Innovation technique.

Technically, new promising technologies , driven by either software like AI and Machine Learning or new systems like IoT, 5G, Robotics, or challenging Moore’s law will resume to enhance the ultimate objective the measurement and exploitation of our Analog Universe’s Knowledge sources this time however in a joint and collaborative approach between, end users , ICT vendors and service providers and academia.

 

Bio:

Ahmed is a senior telecommunications expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT and Project Management.

After several years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sector having senior managerial roles for global companies such as Vodafone and national government entities, Ahmed started working as a Consultant to help organizations to increase their performance and become more innovative.

Prior experience includes successful completion and operation of the PMO corporate role and functions for UAE Armed Forces ICT Center of Excellence and was appointed as Project Management Subject Matter Expert.

Ahmed is since 2017 the founder of ICT Knowledge& Consultancy ( ICT K&C ) which aims to  serve the local and regional need in the Middle East for the Knowledge and Consultancy  especially with the new promising technologies like AI, Big Data, IoT, 5G by and the ambitious national Digital Transformation Programs like the e-Government in Dubai.

 

Electric Vehicles and The Power Grid 

balqees.aldaghar@ieee.org

Abstract:

EVs are here, in part driven by environmental concerns, and in part driven by economic opportunities and keen consumer interest. As EV purchase prices drop, public charging stations spread, performance improves and automakers develop more broadly appealing model with longer ranges, EV adoption will soon hit a tipping point.

As EV charging places greater demands on the power system, it also represents a large new source of demand for the Utilities. Many Utilities see EVs as a large opportunity, but they are only beginning to explore how to most effectively participate in the emerging electrification of transportation.

This session examines what utilities are doing and what needs to be done to integrate EVs to facilitate what is an operational challenge, an important revenue stream, and a promising grid management resource.

Bio:

Eng. Balqees Al-Daghar graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 as a Master in Electrical Engineering, specialized in the field of Power Control for Power Generation Systems. Eng. Balqees started her career in 2009 as an electrical engineer in the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai. Looking for a dynamic thrive in her career, in 2011, Eng. Balqees decided to join the technology leader group company Asea Brown Boveri, ABB. She started as a technical support engineer and grew to become both a technology and business expert in smart power low voltage distribution systems for seven years across UAE and southern gulf countries. Eng. Balqees is now leading ABB’s Electrical Vehicle Charging infrastructure technology group as a technology and business expert across UAE and Middle East. She is an IEEE Senior member for 13 years and held various leading positions as an executive member of IEEE UAE Section and is continuing to lead IEEE WIE UAE Section till date.