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Jean Ducruet Hall

Campus des Sciences et Technologies

Mar Roukos - Mkalles

Beirut

Lebanon

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DaTalks aims to raise awareness around Big Data and to address the specific needs for data analytics in various Lebanese industries by tackling the challenges faced during the implementation of data analytics, and presenting available solutions and approaches to be adopted in private and public sectors: health, banking, energy, food industry, agriculture, insurance, tech, etc.


DaTalks is a one day workshop, held at CST Campus-USJ, on November 18, 2017, featuring few executives from the Silicon Valley with broad experience in Big Data Analytics sharing their perspective and experience. During this event many local Lebanese professionals and companies will showcase the latest ideas and success stories, share experiences and information, and develop recommendations for the Big Data field within Lebanon.

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8:30 AM- 9:00 AM: Registration

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Opening Session

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Welcome Reception

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Keynote 1: Big data opportunities and challenges
Ernesto Damiani: Professor, Director of Information Security Research Center at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Panel 1: Data analytics in Lebanon
Tony Feghaly (Moderator): Managing Partner of OB Soft and Potech Consulting

Naji Andraos: General director of installation and equipment at the Ministry of Telecommunications
Ziad Sankari: Founder at CardioDiagnostics
Carole Al Sharabati: Professor at USJ – Managing partner at CME
Tarek Smayra: Radiologist – Professor at USJ
Antoine Lawandos
: Assistant General Manager and Chief Information Officer at Blom bank

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Coffee break

12:30 PM – 1:40 PM: Keynote 2: Technical challenges
Nabil Damouny: Founder at Damouny & Associates, LLC
Ron Papas: Co-Founder & EVP of Field Operations at X15 Software

1:40 PM – 3:00 PM: Lunch

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Technical session
Francesco Carrino: Senior researcher at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
Hussein Hazimeh: PhD student at the University of Fribourg

Imad Elhajj: Professor at American University of Beirut

Georges Sakr: Assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering - USJ
Ziad Francis:
Associate professor at the Faculty of Science - USJ

Christian Teuschel: System Architect at RIPE NCC

4:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Coffee break

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Challenges
Desiree El Chebeir (Moderator): Founder and Managing Director at Launch&Grow

Nabil Bukhalid: ICT Consultant
Dany Mezher: Professor at USJ
Wassim Hajjar: Judge Supervisor of the IT Unit at the Lebanese Ministry of Justice
Marc Nader: COO at Data Consult
Stasa Podgoresk: Azure Data Services Business Lead at Microsoft


5:45 PM – 6:00 PM:Closing session

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Jean Ducruet Hall

Campus des Sciences et Technologies

Mar Roukos - Mkalles

Beirut

Lebanon

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