Technology experts from Government, Industry, and Academia from all over the world will discuss key topics, including future trends, innovation, entrepreneurship, data-based governance, agile ways of working, operational considerations, and much more.

GIA Program

11:00 - 11:30

Government Industry Academia Forum Opening Ceremony

Dr. Abdellatif Miraoui: The Minister of Higher Education in Morocco

Mr. Wojciech Bajda: AWS - Managing Director, Middle East & Africa

Prof. Mohamed Essaidi: GIA Forum - Chair

Mr. Mohamed Aboud: GIA Hub - Chair

11:30 - 12:30

Transforming Education in the AI Era: Collaborative Partnerships for Innovation and Inclusive Learning

Dr. Abdelelah Kadili: Tamkeen President

Dr. Mats Johansson: Eon Reality President

Dr. Qamar Raheel: ICESCO - Director of Science Division

Dr. Azza El Shenawy: AWS - World-Wide Public-Sector Head of Egypt and North Africa

Prof. Mohamed Essaidi: GIA Forum - Chair

12:30 - 12:45

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Saifur Rahman: IEEE President

12:45 - 1:45

The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Advancing the Green Economy in Africa

Ms. Habiba Ben Barka: UNCTAD - Chief of Africa Section

Dr. Fouad Al Ayny: ICESCO - Programs Manager

Mr. Juan Carlos: USAID - Morocco Office Director

Dr. Samir RACHIDI: Acting General Manager at IRESEN

Mr. Mohamed Aboud: IEEE TEMS, Vice President for Membership development and Marketing

1:45 - 2:00

Building Technology in Africa: Empowering Innovation, Connectivity, and Digital Transformation

Mr. Munyaradzi Gwatidzo: Astro Africa - Founder & CEO

Mr. Ahmed Mazloum: GIA HUB Project Manager

2:00 - 3:00

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Africa: Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities

Mr. Cristina Bueti: Counsellor on Metaverse at International Telecommunication Union

Eng. Tamer Montasser: Executive Director of Markets Development NTRA Egypt

Eng. Aristotle Onumo: Director NITDA Nigeria

Ms. Khouloud Abejja: Directrice de la transformation digitale ADD

Mr. Kareem Hanafy: AWS - Partner, Channel & Alliances Leader, Middle East & Africa

Mr. Hesham Turki: CEO, Novation City

Eng. Mohamed El Dallal: Vice Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship

3:00 - 4:00

The IoT & AI Ecosystem in Africa: Exploring Opportunities, Challenges, and Collaborative Strategies

Mrs. Nneoma Ofodile: General Manager Digital Africa Global Council

Ms. Rym Jarou: PM of Startups & Innovation Ecosystem in Smart Africa

Mr. Vincent Kaabunga: Chair of IEEE Africa Council

Mr. Piyoosh Palan: Managing Director of Templar Executives

Eng. Hussien Mostafa: Africa IoT & AI Challenge PM

Eng. Hesham Galal: Regional Solutions Architect Lead AWS

Eng. Mohamed Abdelrahman: Founder & CEO MARSES Robotics

4:00 - 4:15

Challenges and Opportunities in the Innovation Ecosystem in Africa

Mr. Mohamed Aboud: IEEE TEMS, Vice President for Membership development and Marketing

4:15 - 5:15

International Funds and Investment Opportunities in Africa: Exploring Partnerships for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Mr. Ajibola Odukoya: COO, Afrilabs

Eng. Ahmed Bastawy: Founder & CEO, ICEALEX

Eng. Hesham Wahby: CEO CULTIV

Ms. Amel Saidane: Founder & CEO betacube

Mr. Tarek Chelaifa: Senior Manager, GSMA

Mr. Mohamed Alaadin: CEO, Global Ventures

5:15 - 6:00

Africa IoT & AI Challenge Awarding Ceremomy

Speakers

Abdellatif Miraoui

Minister of Higher Education in Morocco

Saifur Rahman

IEEE President

Mohamed Essaidi

GIA Africa Forum Chair

Wojciech Bajda

 AWS – Managing Director, Middle East & Africa

Mohamed Aboud

IEEE TEMS, Vice President for Membership Development and Marketing

GIA Hub – Chair

Habiba Ben Barka

Chief of Africa Section at UNCTAD

Khouloud Abejja

Directrice de la transformation digitale ADD

Munyaradzi Gwatidzo

 Astro Africa – Founder & CEO

Abdelelah Kadili

Tamkine – President

Qamar Raheel

ICESCO – Director of Science Division

Azza El Shenawy

AWS – Worldwide Public-Sector Head of Egypt and North Africa

Vincent Kaabunga

Co-founder Gr8 Analytics, Past Chair Africa Council

Aristotle Onumo

Director, NITDA Nigeria.

Cristina Bueti

Counsellor on Metaverse at International Telecommunication Union

Samir Rachidi

Acting General Manager

Foued EL AYNI

ICESCO – Programs Manager

Mats Johansson

 Eon Reality – President

Amel Saidane

 Founder & CEO betacube

Ajibola Odukoya

COO, Afrilabs

Rym Jarou

PM for Startups & Innovation Ecosystem of Smart Africa

Tamer Montasser

 Executive Director of Markets Development NTRA Egypt

Juan Carlos

USAID – Morocco Office Director

Hesham Wahby

CEO CULTIV

Piyoosh Palan

Templar ExecutivesManaging Director

Karim Hanafy

 AWS – Partner, Channel & Alliances Leader, Middle East & Africa

Nneoma Ofodile

General Manager Digital Africa Global Council

Mohamed El Dallal

Vice Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship

Hicham Turki

Novation City CEO

Hussien Mostafa

 Africa IoT & AI Challenge – Program Manager

Mohamed Abdelrahman

Regional Manager MARSES Robotics

Ahmed Bastawy

Founder & CEO, ICEALEX

Tarek Chelaifa

 Senior Manager, GSMA

Hesham Galal

 Regional Solutions Architect Manager AWS

Ahmed Mazloum

Government Industry Academia Hub – Project Manager

Government Industry Academia Forum | Regional Panels

Regional Panels

Discussing the aspects of collaboration between different countries in the same region in Academia, Industry, and Government.
Government Industry Academia Forum | Academia Panels

Academia Panels

Discussing collaboration between universities and academic institutions.
Government Industry Academia Forum (GIA Forum) 2022

G2G Panels

The Government to Government Forum is the collaboration of two countries to discuss the aspects of social and economic collaboration between them
Government Industry Academia Forum | Industry Panels

Industry Panels

Collaboration between different industries and discussion on the latest updates, technologies, and opportunities.