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Technology and Human Agency

Automation and digitalisation technologies are at the forefront of adjustment to the conditions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Around the world, businesses and consumers are looking for automation and digital solutions to help mitigate the negative effects of reduced physical mobility of goods and people.

In this webinar, our speakers will explore how automation and digital technologies are helping businesses, consumers and workers create new economic opportunities and the potential long term implications of this transformation on businesses – with a particular focus on the Middle East region and Europe.

This session should be of interest to anyone active in the area of human resources management, business development and technology strategy.

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Dr. Sami Mahroum, Professor of Innovation and Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels, Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut, Director of Research and Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation.
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Dr. Sami Mahroum

Dr. Sami Mahroum is Professor of Innovation and Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut. And, the Director of Research and Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation.

Dr. Sami Mahroum has over 20 years of experience in technological innovation and policy both in academia and thinktanks. He has a PhD in Science and Technology Policy & Human Resources from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Helmut-Schmidt University (Bundeswehr University-Hamburg). He spent part of his PhD training at the Department of Geography, University College London, and at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville, Spain.

He is also the successful author of the insightful and provocative book called: Black Sawn Startups: Understanding the Rise of Successful Technology Business in Unlike places published by Palgrave in 2016. With over 17,000 downloads, this book explores startups that have thrived against the odds in places where startup success was deemed to be unlikely.

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Claire Jones, FT Alphaville
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Claire Jones

Claire Jones is a Global Economy Reporter, Financial Times, FT Alphaville

Claire Jones joined FT Alphaville in August 2019 to cover the global economy.  

She has worked with Financial Times as an organization since June 2011, where she joined as a money supply/economics team. Jones also worked as editor of several central banking publications prior to her roles at the Financial Times.

She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently based in Frankfurt where she writes about anything that lies at the intersection of economics, politics, and markets, as well as how economics should be taught.

 

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Bassem Bana, Vice President Corporate Partnerhips, at Headspring, MENA
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Bassem Banna

Vice President Corporate Partnerhips, at Headspring, MENA

Bassém is a top-performing executive with over 14 years of experience in several key functional areas including: Executive Education, Corporate Learning design, Enterprise Sales & Market penetration, Entrepreneurship & Youth Development programs.

Bassém leads the Middle East and Africa region for the Financial Times & IE Business School joint venture, Headspring Executive Development where he is responsible for building and executing the business and marketing strategy driving year on year revenue generation growth, reach and impact.

 

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