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Keynotes, panel sessions, executive networking and exclusive dining
experiences—get all the information here to plan your Cognizant Community agenda.

1:00 PM
Registration and Networking

Coffee/Tea & Canapés

2:00 PM
Welcome Address

Narayan Iyer

Vice President of APAC Markets, Cognizant

General Session Highlights
Brian Humphries

Welcome and remarks from Brian Humphries, new CEO of Cognizant.

2:05 PM
Guest of Honor

Our Guest of Honor will be announced shortly.

2:25 PM
How Digital Is Driving New Models of Innovation

The rapid rise of next-generation digital technologies—and particularly, artificial intelligence—is forcing all of us to think about how to up our game. Figuring out how to leverage the future—and not be blindsided by it—is the crucial question facing you, for the rest of your career (whether you’re 27 or 57). In this session, internationally renowned author and futurist Ben Pring, of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, will give you a road map for a world of algorithms, bots and big data, equipping you to thrive in a time of unprecedented risk and reward.

Ben Pring

Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work

General Session Highlights
Noreena Hertz

Noreena shares her exclusive research into “Generation K” and discusses how to deliver relevant digital experiences to this generation.

Malcolm Frank

Malcolm discusses how to realize new levels of business performance in the age of intelligence.

3:15 PM
Embracing Digital Transformation

Sanjeev Mulay

Group CIO, First Abu Dhabi Bank

3:35 PM
Coffee Break
3:50 PM
UAE’s Digital Vision—Moving from Vision to Reality

Mohammed Al Khamis

Director of Smart Government Nation Program

4:10 PM
Customer Panel—Digital ROI—A Middle East Perspective

Moderator Ben Pring presents the latest Cognizant research on "Return on Investment from Digital Initiatives in the Middle East" and then moderates a panel discussion.

Ben Pring
Presenter and Moderator

Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work

Ramandeep Singh Virdi

Chief Information Officer, Americana

Suad Al Shamsi

Digital Services Development, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Sreedhar Suragouni

CIO, Oman Insurance Company

Hisham AlMakhdoub

SVP Engineering & Development, Advanced Electronics Company

4:55 PM
The Algorithmic Leader

We live in an age of wonder: automation, algorithms and AI will transform every facet of daily life, but are we prepared for what that means for the future of work, leadership and creativity? Many already fear robots will take their jobs, but rapid advancements in machine intelligence raise a far more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the twenty-first century?
In this stimulating keynote, leading business strategist and author Mike Walsh explains how to succeed in the algorithmic age. He offers a hopeful and practical guide for leaders of all types and organizations of all sizes, to survive and thrive in this era of unprecedented change. Come away ready to design your own journey of personal transformation, harness the power of algorithms and chart a clear path ahead—for your company, your team and yourself.

Mike Walsh

Leading Business Strategist, Author and CEO of Tomorrow

5:55 PM
6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM
Seated Dinner at At.Mosphere, Level 122 Burj Khalifa
9:00 PM
Event Ends


* Schedule subject to change. Please check back for updates.