| Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Worldwide Partner

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In Partnership With

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2018 Speakers

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi

H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi

Minister of Education

Ministry of Education - UAE

Mr. Michael A. Ulanski

Mr. Michael A. Ulanski

Administrative Advisor

Alef Education - UAE

Mr. Zaheer Abass

Teacher

Al Ain English Speaking School - UAE

Dr. Sultan Abuorabi

Secretary General

Association of Arab Universities – Jordan

Ms. Carolyn Adams

Ms. Carolyn Adams

Director of Strategy Development and Execution

International Baccalaureate Organisation – UK

Mr. Petri Ahokas

Turku International School – Finland

Primary Teacher

Mr. Bassell  Ajlani

Mr. Bassell Ajlani

Microsoft Learning Consultant

Microsoft - UAE

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

Director General

UAE Space Agency - UAE

 Hanouf Al Juhail

Hanouf Al Juhail

Director

Learning Support Services, Academic Support Services, American University of Kuwait - Kuwait

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Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri

Ms. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri

Director – Special Education

Ministry of Education – UAE

Rayan Al Masoudi

Head of Innovation in Education

Etihad Innovation - UAE

Ms. Ghadah Al Murshidi

Ms. Ghadah Al Murshidi

Assistant Professor – Curriculum & Instruction

United Arab Emirates University – UAE

Mr. Mohamed K. Al Nuaimi

Mr. Mohamed K. Al Nuaimi

Director – Education Affairs Office

Crown Prince Court - UAE

 Fahem  Al Nuaimi

Fahem Al Nuaimi

CEO

Ankabut – United Arab Emirates

 Khalifa Ali Al Suwaidi

Khalifa Ali Al Suwaidi

Representative for the Board of Trustees

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance - UAE

Mr. Ahmed Al Zaabi

Doctoral Student

United Arab Emirates University - UAE

 Akef Al-Aqrabawi

Mr. Akef Al-Aqrabawi

President & CEO

JA Middle East/North Africa, INJAZ Al-Arab - Jordan

Dr. Sulaiman M. Al-Balushi

Dr. Sulaiman M. Al-Balushi

Dean - College of Education, Associate Professor - Science Education

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman

Mr. Mohammed Al-Bishtawi

Mr. Mohammed Al-Bishtawi

Co-Founder & Business Development Manager

Alhodhud - Jordan

Dr. Hanan Faisal Al-Faisal

Vice Dean for Post Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University – Saudi Arabia

Ms. Katia Al-Kaisi

Partner/Senior Adviser

The Gulfpoint - UAE

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Ms. Stephanie Al-Qaq

Deputy Ambassador

British Embassy, Abu Dhabi - UAE

Ms. Mudhawi Faisal Al-Shaalan

Middle School Director

Ministry of Education - Saudi Arabia

 Ibrahim Ahmad A. Algaisi

Ibrahim Ahmad A. Algaisi

IT Manager

Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS) - Saudi Arabia

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Dr Fatimah Alhashem

Dr Fatimah Alhashem

General Manager for Teacher Development Department

National Centre for Education Development - Kuwait

Dr. Jasir Alherbish

Dr. Jasir Alherbish

Vice Minister, Scholarships Affairs

Ministry of Education – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ammar Alhusaini

Dr. Ammar Alhusaini

Assistant Vice President for Information Systems and Distance Learning

Kuwait University - Kuwait

Mr. Riku Alkio

Mr. Riku Alkio

Founder & CEO

Seppo - Finland

Dr. May Alobaidy

Dr. May Alobaidy

Senior Advisor to the Minister

Ministry of Education - Saudi Arabia

Mr. Fawaz Alotaibi

Mr. Fawaz Alotaibi

CEO

Codeit - Saudi Arabia

Mr. Geoffrey Alphonso

Mr. Geoffrey Alphonso

CEO

Alef Education – UAE

H.E. Mubarak Alshamsi

H.E. Mubarak Alshamsi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical & Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) - UAE

 Uwemedimo Edet Asomugha

Uwemedimo Edet Asomugha

Deputy Director (ICT)

Federal Ministry of Education - Nigeria

Mr. Ahmad Bakr

Mr. Ahmad Bakr

Managing Director

Edutainment – Saudi Arabia

 Steve Bambury

Steve Bambury

Head of Digital Learning and Innovation

JESS Dubai - UAE

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas

Executive Director of Higher Education

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge - UAE

Ms. Carla Barban

Ms. Carla Barban

Senior Product Manager

Alef Education - UAE

Ms.  Robyn Beere

Ms. Robyn Beere

Director

Inclusive Education South Africa - South Africa

Mr. Kamal Ben Selama

Mr. Kamal Ben Selama

General Education Expert

National Qualifications Authority- UAE

Ms. Hana Bilbeisi

Business Development Manager

Lopen – UAE

Mr. Anthony Bitar

Mr. Anthony Bitar

Cloud Solution Architect

Microsoft - UK

Mr. Gavin Boyle

Mr. Gavin Boyle

Director of ICT

St Christopher's School – Bahrain

Mr. Kieran Byrne

Managing Partner

RTM Business Group - USA

Mr. Issam Cheride

Relationship Sales Manager

Lenovo – UAE

Ms. Natasha  Chornesky

Ms. Natasha Chornesky

Senior Industry Solutions Manager

Microsoft - USA

Mr. David Deeds

Mr. David Deeds

Director of Information & Learning Technologies

Schutz American School – Egypt

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Dr. Momar Dieng

Dr. Momar Dieng

Former Senior Technical & Policy Advisor

Ministry of Education - Senegal

Mr. Mark East

Worldwide General Manager – Education

Microsoft - UK

Ms. Souzan Edde

Senior Educational & eLearning Consultant

Alpha Publishing - UAE

Ms. Dina El Odessy

Ms. Dina El Odessy

Deputy Director

Alexandria Language Schools - Egypt

Ms. Heba El-Hadary

Ms. Heba El-Hadary

Skills Coordinator - English Foundation Unit

Gulf University for Science and Technology - Kuwait

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Ms. Gemma Escott

Lead Specialist – Assessment

Ministry of Education - UAE

Mr. Peter Esperanza

Mr. Peter Esperanza

Teacher, Adjunct Professor

Barstow High School, Chapman University - USA

Ms. Lama Fakih

Deputy Director – MENA Division

Human Rights Watch - Lebanon

Mr. Giovanni Ferlisi

Enterprise Account Executive – Education, Central Europe & Middle East

Adobe - Germany

Dr. Mohammad Fteiha

Dr. Mohammad Fteiha

Interim Director - ,Al Ain Campus & Chair of Education Department

Abu Dhabi University - UAE

​Mr.  Brendon Fulton

​Mr. Brendon Fulton

Principal

Dubai British School - UAE

Ms. Naima G. Ismail

Ms. Naima G. Ismail

Senior Chief of Schools, Quality Manager – Education Sector

Ministry of Education – Bahrain

Dr. Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge - UAE  Phillip Garland

Dr. Phillip Garland

Cluster Manager - Al Dhafra

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge - UAE

Mr. Bilal Ghalib

Mr. Bilal Ghalib

Co-Founder

Pitchworthy - Lebanon

Mr. Bjarke Gotfredsen

Mr. Bjarke Gotfredsen

Co-Founder & Joint – CEO

XinaBox – South Africa

Dr. Ger Graus

Director of Education

KidZania - UK

Mr. Alan Greenberg

Mr. Alan Greenberg

Group Chief Business Development Officer & Senior Vice President

Wide Academy – UK

Mr. Serhat Gürgün

Mr. Serhat Gürgün

Instructional Technologist

İELEV Schools - Turkey

Mr. Matt Harris

Mr. Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology

British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Mr. Karim Hassan

Mr. Karim Hassan

Head of IT

Jeddah Knowledge International School – Saudi Arabia

Ms. Kelle Hutchinson

Ms. Kelle Hutchinson

Accreditation Coordinator

Gulf University for Science and Technology – Kuwait

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Ms. Amber J. Schoer

Ms. Amber J. Schoer

Learning and Education Analyst

Alef Education - UAE

Ms. Maysa Jalbout

Ms. Maysa Jalbout

CEO

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education - UAE

Mr. Stuart Johnston

Managing Director

Ascential Events - UK

Ms. Marianne Jones

Ms. Marianne Jones

Digital Education Facilitator – EMI Department

Ministry of Education - UAE

Prof. Ammar Kaka

Prof. Ammar Kaka

Provost, Heriot Watt University Dubai

Vice Principal (Dubai) Heriot-Watt University – UAE

Mr. Ciarán Kelly

Mr. Ciarán Kelly

Head of Computing & IT

JESS Dubai – UAE

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 Kamal Kheriallah

Kamal Kheriallah

Director of Academic Affairs

Zahrat Al-Sahra’a International School – Saudi Arabia

Dr. Elaine Killowry

Educational Psychologist

Future Rehabilitation Centre – UAE

Mr. Roshan Kolar

Mr. Roshan Kolar

Director of E-Learning

Majan College - Oman

Mr. Antti Korhonen

Co-Founder & CEO

XEdu - Finland

Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni

Principal

Mayo College - India

Mr. Warren La Fleur

Mr. Warren La Fleur

Education Industry Lead for West

East and Central Africa (WECA), Microsoft – South Africa

 Tod A.  Laursen

Dr. Tod A. Laursen

President

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research - United Arab Emirates

Mr.  Brendan Law

Mr. Brendan Law

Vice President for Education

GEMS Education - UAE

Prof. Rose Luckin

Prof. Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design

UCL Knowledge Lab - UK

Prof. Silas Lwakabamba

Prof. Silas Lwakabamba

Education Expert & Former Minister of Education

Rwanda

Mr. James MacDonald

Mr. James MacDonald

Vice President of Education (US & IB Curriculum Schools)

GEMS Education – UAE

Mr. Nadim Mahassen

Mr. Nadim Mahassen

President

Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) - UAE

 Rubi Mahmood

Rubi Mahmood

Program Manager, School Development Division

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) – United Arab Emirates

Paul Maidment

Managing Director

TRIARC - UK

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Mr. Philippe Maigrot

Solution Advocate

Lenovo MEA – UAE

Prof. Hasan Mandal

President

Sabanci University - Turkey

Ms. Rosamund Marshall

Ms. Rosamund Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

Taaleem - UAE

Ms. Mary Martina Newell McGloughlin

Head of Research Division

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge - UAE

Mr. Angus McNicol

Marketing Manager

Kalebr - UAE

 Cameron  Mirza

Cameron Mirza

Head of Transformation

University of Bahrain– Kingdom of Bahrain

 Oussama Moallem

Oussama Moallem

Head of Science and Innovation

Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah - UAE

 Yassir Mohamed Abdulfatah

Yassir Mohamed Abdulfatah

Academic Support Specialist

American University of Kuwait – Kuwait

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Ms. Danielle Nasser

Head of Consultancy & Training

Alpha Publishing – UAE

Dr. Chalapathy Neti

Vice President

IBM Watson Education - USA

Prof. Kingston Nyamapfene

Prof. Kingston Nyamapfene

President

African University of Science & Technology – Nigeria

Mr. Neal Oates

Mr. Neal Oates

Head of Technology Integration

Dubai British School - UAE

Ms. Nilay Ozral

Ms. Nilay Ozral

CEO

Aldar Academies - UAE

Mr. Pegor Papazian

Mr. Pegor Papazian

Member of the Board

Tumo - Armenia

Dr. Neelam Parmar

Dr. Neelam Parmar

Director of E-Learning

Ashford School - UK

Ms. Paola Paulino

Ms. Paola Paulino

President of VR/AR Association Shenzhen

Founder & Co-Owner, XR Pioneer Ltd. - China

Mr. Raghav Podar

Mr. Raghav Podar

Chairman

Podar Education - India

Mr. Toni Prince

Mr. Toni Prince

Director of Business Development

Skriware - MENA

 Eve Psalti

Eve Psalti

Director

Education Programs, WW Education , Microsoft - USA

Mr. Rami Qubain

Mr. Rami Qubain

Senior Manager – Education

PwC - UAE

Ms. Simimol Raijo

Ms. Simimol Raijo

Educator – Information & Communication Department

Amity School Dubai - UAE

Mr. Eedham  Rasheed

Mr. Eedham Rasheed

CEO

Hologo World (AR for Education) - The Maldives

H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

Chairman

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge - UAE

Ms. Reem Rekieh

Ms. Reem Rekieh

Assistant Principal

Al Yasat Private School – UAE

 Najat Rizk

Najat Rizk

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

TRIARC – Lebanon

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Ms. Sheryl Rogers

Senior Manager – Pre-Service Teacher Training, Digital Professional Learning & Development

Tellal Institute - UAE

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Dr. Linda Rush

Dr. Linda Rush

Senior Vice President

TELLAL Institute - UAE

Mr. Nilse Ryman

Deputy Director for Education

UNRWA - Jordan

Mr. Ahmed Said

Director of Sales

ITWORX Education – UAE

Mr. Anthony Salcito

Mr. Anthony Salcito

Vice President – Worldwide Education

Microsoft - USA

Dr. Hanine Salem

Managing Partner

Novus Consultants - UAE

 Loretta Sanders

Ms. Loretta Sanders

Secondary School Principal

Al Mareef Private School - United Arab Emirates

Mr. Peter Schneider

Vice President

myON - USA

Mr. Eric Sheninger

Mr. Eric Sheninger

Senior Fellow and Thought Leader

International Center for Leadership in Education - USA

Mr. Rui da Silva

Mr. Rui da Silva

Director of Innovation – Chief of Innovation & Digital Officer

GEMS Dubai American Academy – UAE

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

Chief Digital Officer

City of Kaarina/Department of Education - Finland

Mr. Derek Smith

Mr. Derek Smith

Principal & CEO

Olashore International School – Nigeria

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Dr. Inas Sobhy

Dr. Inas Sobhy

e- Learning Director General

Ministry of Education - Egypt

Jai Sportun

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VR/AR Association - China​

Prof. Martin Spraggon

Prof. Martin Spraggon

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government - UAE

Mr. Jim Stearns

Mr. Jim Stearns

Deputy Principal & Head of Secondary School

Victoria International School Sharjah – UAE

 Mark Steed

Mark Steed

Director

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – United Arab Emirates

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Mr. George  Stokes

Mr. George Stokes

Head of Innovation & Data

Safa British School – UAE

Dr. William Swartout

Dr. William Swartout

Chief Technology Officer

USC Institute for Creative Technologies - USA

Mr. Aaditya Tangri

Mr. Aaditya Tangri

CEO

Kalebr - UAE

Mr. Raman Thiagarajan

Mr. Raman Thiagarajan

Founder

nexsquare - UAE

Mr. Noel Tuohy

Mr. Noel Tuohy

Year 5 Team Leader

JESS Dubai – UAE

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Mr. Andy Turner

Mr. Andy Turner

Head of Education Technology

Aldar Academies - UAE

Ms. Suha Tutunji

Ms. Suha Tutunji

Academic Program Director

Jusoor Syria - Lebanon

Mr. Brendan van Breda

Embedded Software Developer

XinaBox – South Africa

Ms. Hala Wagdy Riad Botros

Ms. Hala Wagdy Riad Botros

Academic Support Specialist

American University of Kuwait

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Dr. Attaullah Wahidyar

Dr. Attaullah Wahidyar

Senior Advisor

Ministry of Education – Afghanistan

Ms. Racquel Warner

Assistant Professors

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government - UAE

Dr  Jeremy Williams

Dr Jeremy Williams

Professor of Economics & Business

Institute of Management Technology - UAE

Dr.  Ilene  Winokur

Dr. Ilene Winokur

Director

Foundation Program Unit (English and Math), Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) - Kuwait

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Mr. Dina Yassin

Creative Director

The Idris Foundation, - UAE

Mr. Ercan Altuğ Yılmaz

Mr. Ercan Altuğ Yılmaz

GEO College – Turkey

Manal Yousef

Head of IT Department

Sharjah American International School – UAE

Mr. Nadir Zafar

Mr. Nadir Zafar

COO

Alef Education - UAE

Mr. Tamer Zumot

Mr. Tamer Zumot

Acting CEO - INJAZ UAE

INJAZ Al-Arab - Jordan

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