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Innovation Masterclass: Harness the Wisdom of the Crowd

A focused session on how digital is transforming the innovation process. From ideation to implementation.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Dubai, UAE, from 9:00 am to 13:00 pm

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Governments and businesses in the UAE are taking serious steps to set a role model and lead the global landscape in devising innovation strategies and programs that can affect real change. Yet, innovation is a never ending process driven by ideas. The next big idea is there in the thoughts of your customers or employees. The ability to search for, capture and nourish ideation, determines progress.

In this masterclass, we will present focused sessions on the research of innovation, helping you to understand the drivers, barriers, and outcomes that governments and businesses striving for innovation are facing and how to harness the wisdom of the crowd, deliver and measure the results of innovations by adopting the latest and most cutting-edge digital tools. This masterclass will give you key insights for creating and managing a digitally integrated innovation framework within your organization culture and processes.

Discover the Foundations of Successful Innovation Programs

  • The Importance of Developing an Integrated Innovation Framework
  • Innovation at Government : Myth or Reality
  • Creating an Environment that Stimulates Innovation, Progress and Development
  • How many Qualified Ideas are there in you Innovation Pool?
  • Technological Innovations' Risks and Benefits
  • The Role of Digital Tools in the Innovation Process
  • Challenges Driven System of Innovation
  • Developing Innovative Administrative and Regulatory Processes
  • Innovating Ways to Provide Improved Services
And many more ...


Innovation Masterclass IS ATTENDED BY:

  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Innovation Officers
  • Innovation Strategists
  • Innovation Program Managers
  • Innovation Managers
  • General Managers
  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • Digital Transformation Managers or Officers


08.00-09.00 Registration and Networking Tea Coffee
09.00-09.20 Innovation at Government: Myth or Reality
Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh
Senior Advisor, Government & Education, Research Development and Innovation
09.20-09.40 Ideas at Work
Mr. Mohamed Safaa
Senior Presales Technical Consultant
Link Development
09.40-10.00 Being an Innovative Government Organization... What is Really Missing?
Mr. Ahmed Elazab
Advisor, Strategy & Organizational Development Securities & Commodities Authority
10.00-10.20 Innovation Challenge Launch
Networking Lunch
Chief Innovation Officer
10.20-11.00 Networking Tea / Coffee
11.00-11.20 Innovation in Events Booking Experience
Mr. Fady Younan
Head of E7gezly, A15
11.20-11.40 Fostering Innovation Thinking in the Public Sector
Dr. Yasser Bahaa
Organizational Excellence Expert & Trainer, Author Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence
11.40-12.00 The Advantages of Structured Innovation Management
Mr. Hans-Bernd Dreis
Chief Innovation Officer,
12.00-12.20 TRIZ/SI Theory of Inventive Problem Solving/ Systematic Innovation
Mr. Jabir Walji
Innovator & Innovation Expert,
Former Innovation Manager - Ashghal (Public Works Authority) - Doha, Qatar
12.20-12.50 Interactive Session - Organizational Innovation Fitness
Mr. Hans-Bernd Dreis and Mr. Mohamed Safaa
12.50-13:00 Q&A and Closing Notes
13.00-13.30 Networking Lunch