Forum’s Structure

13:30 – 13:55 Workshops’ Registration
14:00 – 15:15 Workshop 1:
The 4th IR and its Impact
on Learning and TeachingRead More

Workshop Facilitator
Tim Hinchcliffe,
Senior Advisor in Teaching and Learning,
Advance HE

Workshop 2:
The Impact of various I-4.0 technologies on the
Higher Education SectorRead More

Workshop Facilitator
Joel Armando, Program Manager, Digital Teaching
and Learning Series Blackboard Inc.

Hanny Alshazly, Senior Regional Director, Blackboard Inc.

Workshop 3:
University 4.0: Meeting the Demands
of the 4IR: A Strategic ImperativeRead More

Workshop Facilitator
Sally Jeffery, Partner and
PwC’s Global Education Network Leader

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:35 – 17:30 Workshop 1 –
The 4th IR and its Impact
on Learning and Teaching

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Workshop 2 –
The Impact of various
I-4.0 technologies on the
Higher Education Sectore

Sponsored by

Workshop 3 –
University 4.0: Meeting the Demands
of the 4IR: A Strategic Imperative

Sponsored by

8:00 – 9:00 Forum Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Forum Official Opening

  • Opening Speech, Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou, 4th MENAHELF Chair and CEO, CLICKS, UAE
  • Address by HE Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama, Secretary General, The Association of Arab Universities,Jordan
  • Address by Mr. Herve Sabourin, Regional Director in the Middle East, AUF-Moyen Orient, Lebanon
  • Sponsors & Supporters Recognition
Morning Plenary Session
Chair: Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, MENA College of Management (MCM), President, UAE
10:00 – 10:35 Keynote Address I:Higher Education Strategic Requirements for Fulfilling the Fourth Industrial Revolution Job Needs.
Prof. Amr. A. Adly,Former Deputy Minister,Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs, Egypt
10:40 – 11:25 Keynote Address II: How HEIs can adapt to the disruptive effects of digital technology. A proposed strategy based on agility orientation

Prof. Mohamed Zairi, Senior Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, Government UAE

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:50 Panel Discussion I:

“The 4th Industry Revolution and the HE Ecosystem: The Changing Paradigms”

Chair: Prof. Ghassan Aouad , President, Applied Science University,Bahrain
Panelists:

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12:50 – 13:00 Plenary Q&As
13:00 – 13:55 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Case Studies’ Presentations (Parallel Sessions)
14:00 – 15:30 Track 1:

The 4th Industry Revolution and the HE Ecosystem
Chaired by: Dr. Tess Goodlife, CLICKS’s International Associate, Oman

Room: Diamond Ballroom 1

Track 2:

Preparing Future Graduates through Re-Engineering Learning and Teaching
Chaired by: Prof. Rachid Hadj-Hamou, CEO, Elite Academy, UAE

Room: Diamond Ballroom 2

Track 3:

The Role of Universities in Re-skilling and Upskilling the Workforce
Chaired by: Dr. Yahaya Naguib, Associate Professor, Menofia University and CLICKS’s Ambassador in Egypt, Egypt

Room: Diamond Ballroom 3

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:10 Track 1:

The 4th Industry Revolution and the HE Ecosystem

Track 2:

Preparing Future Graduates through Re-Engineering Learning and Teaching

Track 3:

The Role of Universities in Re-skilling and Upskilling the Workforce

Morning Plenary Session
Chair: Prof. Mohamed Zairi, Senior Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, Government UAE
9:00 – 9:15 Opening of Day 2 and Main Recap of Day 1 Outcomes
9:15 – 10:40 Panel Discussion II:

“ Looking beyond the 4th Industry Revolution: How to Plan the HE Sector for Relevance in the Future”

Chair:  Solveig Nicklos, Dean, Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), UAE

Panelists:

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10:45 – 11:25 Keynote Address III: HEInnovate – Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education

Prof. Pedro Manuel Saraiva, Dean, NOVA IMS, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal, Member of the Network or HEInnovate Experts, OECD

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:30 Keynote Address IV: Digital Competences and Technology in Education – The Approach of the European Union

Dr. Larry Johnson, President and CEO, EdFutures Inc. and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education, USA

12:30 – 12:45 Plenary Q&As Session
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
Round Tables (Parallel sessions)
13:50 – 15:45 Round Table 1:

Creating Positive Synergies Across various Sectors in Support of the Future

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Facilitator:

Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director –
Middle East, North Africa & South Asia
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Co-Facilitator:
Prof. Francois Therin, Senior Consultant, Xolas, France and Germany.

Round Table 2:

Empowering the Future Graduate:
How can Universities Prepare Agile Lifelong Learners?

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Facilitator:
Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, MENA College of Management (MCM), President, UAE

Co-Facilitator:
Prof. Khalid Al-Begain, President, Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Round Table 3:

HE in the Era of the 4th IR:
Policies and Strategies to Educate for
Current and Future Industrial Revolutions

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Facilitator:
Dr. Larry Johnson, President and CEO, EdFutures Inc. and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education, USA

Co-Facilitator:
Prof. Abilasha Singh, Provost, American University of the Emirates, UAE

15:45 – 16:05 Coffee Break
16:05 – 16:15 Afternoon Plenary Session
Chair:  Dr. Larry Johnson, President and CEO, EdFutures Inc. and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education, USA
16:15 – 16:50 Keynote Address V:The Last Ten Years and the Next Ten Years – Developments in the Quality Assurance Ecosystem to Support Innovation.

Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive, The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK

16:50 – 17:10 Forum Concluding Remarks and Closure