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