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AGENDA - Day Two | Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
  “The 3rd Annual Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum 2012 organized by AIM Events was insightful. The agenda was diverse and the workshop I attended was apt to get me advanced skills and understanding about fostering innovation in large scale enterprises. Thank You”Sameer Sortur, General Manager, Innovation 360, UAE
08:00 Morning coffee
09:00 Opening Address for Day Two
09:10 Embracing technology and leadership to achieve phenomenal results
  • Maximising your existing resources to deliver outstanding results
  • Using open-source platforms effectively to achieve results
  • Leveraging your relationships to maximise opportunities and succeed

H.E. Salem Al Shair, Deputy Director General, eGovernment & Information Sector, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE

09:40 Leading innovation by walking the talk
  • Understanding the critical role of the leader in driving innovation
  • Creating loyalty to bring in new ideas and commitment
  • Promoting a culture of continuous learning to nurture innovation

Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, The Kanoo Group, UAE

10:10 Skyrocketing growth through a innovative and competitive business model
  • Using sophisticated and creative marketing to promote the brand
  • Understanding your customer on a new level to increase satisfaction and sales
  • Developing and retaining talent to increase loyalty and performance
  • Collaborating with suppliers to innovate along the value chain
  • Adopting technologies and enabling innovation organization-wide to create agility and drive results

George Horan, President, Dubai Duty Free, UAE

10:40 Networking Break
11:10 Effectively using the business strategy of “free” to sell
  • Effectively tapping into the concept of “free” by disrupting traditional retail models
  • Aligning proven best practices to create a winning experiential experience
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of customer behaviour

Anthony James, Founder & Global CEO, Sample Central, Australia

“The event provided a good opportunity to learn more about the priorities in innovation strategy and policy in Abu Dhabi and the region” - Joanna Chataway, Director Innovation and Technology, RAND Europe, UK

11:40 Delivering sustainable results through continuous innovation
  • Enabling innovative business process and services improvement by implementing six sigma
  • Enabling operational innovation excellence through people
  • Using big data to provide a customised customer experience and make better decisions
  • Helping build the organization’s future leaders
  • Reviewing the results and benefits of innovation to the business
12:10 Networking Break
12:40 Turning ideas into reality
  • Understanding what is a good test to measure whether you are an innovative company
  • Exploring how to manage ideas and their implementation
  • Examining the critical success factors you need for success

Abdulqader Obaid Ali, Chief of Internal Audit, Dubai World,
President – UAE Chapter, Institute of Internal Auditors,
Chairman, Ideas.Emirates, UAE

13:10 Panel Discussion: Creating a culture of innovation and continuous learning
  • Gaining top to bottom management support and engagement for innovation
  • Developing awareness of innovation and encouraging employee participation
  • Removing the risk and fear factors associated with innovation

Mohamed Jame, General Manager,Smelter Maintenance, Dubai, UAE
Ian Cook, Head of Enterprise Technology & Executive VP, Oman Insurance Company, UAE

13:40 Networking lunch and end of forum