Keynote Speakers 2022

Prof. Abdullatif Al Shamsi

Prof. Abdullatif Al Shamsi

Prof. Abdullatif AlShamsi is the current President and CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology as per Federal Decree (29) for 2015. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University, USA in 1997 and received his master and Bachelor degree from Learn more
Dr. Fengchun Miao

Dr. Fengchun Miao

Dr Fengchun Miao is the Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education at Education Sector, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, he is also a Professor (on leave) of Beijing Normal University of China. He is leading programmes Learn more
Dr. John O’Brien

Dr. John O’Brien

Dr. John O’Brien serves as the president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through technology innovation. EDUCAUSE serves over 2,000 member colleges, universities, and organizations from 41 countries who themselves collectively serve Learn more
Dr. Hilligje van’t Land

Dr. Hilligje van’t Land

Dr. Hilligje van’t Land serves the global higher education community as Secretary General of the International Association of Universities (IAU) – global NGO with UNESCO Associate Status. IAU celebrated it’s 70th Anniversary from 9 December 2020 to 9 December 2021. Learn more
Eng. Salah Aldin Farhan

Eng. Salah Aldin Farhan

Farhan worked in Naseej Training and eLearning business since its established. He contributed to the eLearning business growth by planning, implementing, and executing eLearning strategies with Naseej clients in Middle East, bringing a wide experience for both higher education and Learn more
Mr. Ben Nelson

Mr. Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson is founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project and Chancellor of Minerva University. Ben founded Minerva in 2011 with the goal of nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world through a systematic and evidence-based approach to Learn more
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University, first appointed in 2016 and reappointed to a second term concluding in 2026. An internationally recognized researcher and accomplished academic administrator, he has been a key contributor to the growth Learn more
Prof. Mohamed Loutfi

Prof. Mohamed Loutfi

Professor Loutfi is currently President and Vice-Chancellor of the British University in Egypt. Prior to this, he held the post of the Vice-Chancellor’s Special Envoy at Coventry University, and served as the inaugural President of the Knowledge Hub, Coventry University’s Learn more
Prof. Ruksana Osman

Prof. Ruksana Osman

Professor Ruksana Osman is the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic at the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Advancement, Human Resources and Transformation, as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Learn more
Prof. Dr. Olgun Cicek

Prof. Dr. Olgun Cicek

Having 29 years of extensive experience and broad networking in Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East and in the USA, he is truly an international expert on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation within global higher education, He serves as Vice President Learn more