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13 March 2018

5th IoT Middle East 2020

the business of


FEBRUARY 24th, 2020

Dubai, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa

Fueled by: ai, ml, 5g, xr




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As the borders between industries are fading, this is the time for all companies to accelerate growth by seizing new digital opportunities and creating significant competitive advantages. 


A transformative cycle will hit industry after industry and change the fundaments on how to operate a profitable business. Because of IoT, AI, emerging technologies, advanced analytics and widespread connectivity the trend is only going to grow.


This C-level event focuses purely on the business aspects of the Internet of Things to demonstrate the limitless opportunities ahead. The agenda covers the business models IoT can generate, the structures that should be in place and what impact new market segments will have on your bottom-line.

If you want to create sustained performance advantage and transform your business, this is your conference. The DNA of an organization in the digital age needs an organizational transformation as much as a technology shift. Gain insights and in-depth advice on how to deploy wide scale IoT and how to move forward into the next phase of your IoT strategy.


IoT is forecasted a 11 trillion annual global opportunity and a multi-billion dollar market in the Middle East alone. 2/3 of companies report a 5% increase in revenue and ½ report a min 5% cost saving.


Join the largest gathering of decision makers in the field of IoT, AT, data analytics and digitalization in the GCC for a full day of relevance, game changing strategies and inspiration.

The exponential possibilities of IoT is widening the opportunities, boosting the value chain and creating totally new eco-systems. Everything that can be digitalized will be digitalized. During this crucial period competitive advantages are born, rewritten and created.

Welcome to IoT Middle East 2020

- where it is all about business

Window into the future

If you want to beat the competition and know what is mainstream tomorrow – this is where you hear it!

Hear an amazing line-up of forward-thinking leaders sharing new business models and novel technologies beyond the connected and smart in order to shape the foundations of the success stories of the future.


The event blends 30+ speakers, 400+ professional peers and the leading enterprises adopting wide scale IoT right now. We promise our attendees an action packed day filled with hands-on case studies, objective insights, real-world scenarios, in-depth learning and excellent opportunities to widen your eco-system.  


The IoT starts to be ripe and wonderfully complex. We have just seen the tip of the iceberg of AI and blockchain empowering IoT. The agenda is hence built to give you the most objective and accurate predictions on the topic, highlighting how to generate business out of Internet of Things and maneuver in the IoT landscape for greater profits.


SPEAKERS 2019 & 2020

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Marwan Bin Dalmook

Senior Vice President Ict Commercial
& Business Development


Marwan is responsible for leading and directing du’s ICT commercial business
development team and the managed services operations, Marwan was selected to drive du’s Smart City and Smart Government initiatives, an endeavour that aims in transforming Dubai to the happiest city in the world by 2020.

Some of Marwan’s career achievements include; establishing du’s Technology Security Risk Management Department, launching Dubai’s advanced internet & telecommunication infrastructure and managing du’s Smart City initiatives.

Marwan holds a higher diploma in Business Information Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE.

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Dr. Mohammad Al Awadi

Senior Director ICT Business Development Smart City 


Dr. Mohammad Abdulla Al Awadi comes from a high caliber business background with 19 years of business relationship management and development experience. Currently, he is leading the Business Development unit of Smart Cities within du that mainly focusing on managing one of its flagship projects “Dubai Pulse Platform”, which is considered the digital backbone of the emirates of Dubai and Silicon Park, which is the first smart district in the region.

Dr. Mohammad accumulated a diverse set of skills in his career and known as creating opportunities by adopting innovative and disruptive technologies to deliver beyond expectation.

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Jose Fernandez

Senior Director IoT Solutions & Emerging Technologies 


Jose has a strong background in management consulting and in the telecommunications sector with more than 15 year of experience where he has held a number of different positions with focus on business transformation, new strategy execution, and the implementation of new technologies. He has an Economics and International Studies degree from Hastings College in the USA and an MBA from IEDE Business School in Spain. Jose has broad functional and geographic experience with a multicultural mindset, and specific expertise in business transformation. He has lead du’s efforts on the regional adoption of Blockchain Technology and is responsible for the implementation of different POCs and some of the most relevant Blockchain Projects in the UAE.

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Dr. Markku Wilenius

Dean of Dubai Future Academy


Dr. Markku Wilenius is a renowned futurist, author and speaker with more than 25 years’ experience in future studies. His primary interest is in understanding the opportunities and challenges that could arise in the future and bringing this crucial foresight to the attention of society and organisations across the world.

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Janne Kilpeläinen

Senior Vice President



Fadi Hindi was first inspired by emerging technology in the 90’s, working in University labs on artificial intelligence and rovers for the Mars mission.

In 2016 Fadi co-authored the Dubai blockchain strategy towards a paperless Government in collaboration with the Dubai Future Foundation.

Fadi is the co-founder and partner of Xisché & Co.’s Digit.AI and has three decades of corporate experience in delivering inspiring leadership and overcoming profit and growth challenges through innovation deployment of effective artificial intelligence solutions.


Brian de Francesca

Chief Executive Officer


Brian is an American national with 20 years of international healthcare experience, having worked in the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is an authority on the digitalization of medicine and the use of digital solutions and connectivity to solve problems and create better healthcare.


Brian received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins, his MBA
from Loyola University, is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and is a certified corporate director with the Institute of Directors.

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Christophe Vloebergh

Implementation Director


As the regional CASE Implementation Manager, Christophe is responsible for the implementation of Daimler’s future mobility strategy in the entire Middle East. From “Connected” to “Electric”, over “Autonomous” and “Shared”.

In the past 20 years, he carried out different roles throughout the German multinational, especially in marketing, training, sales and after-sales.

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Anni Iso-Mustajarvi

Head of Business Development



Anni Iso-Mustajärvi is a builder of digital transformation and enthusiastic about making an impact on people’s health through business. Anni leads the development and expansion of
Mehiläinen digital health platform that enables digitalization for health care providers worldwide.

Mehiläinen is the biggest private social and healthcare provider in Finland that fully supports
the patient pathway with digital tools to enable monitoring of patient safety and outcomes.


Played a pivotal role in developing and executing strategies for the UAE government, City of Dubai. Strategic advisor to the Government of Dubai, co-author of Dubai Happiness Agenda to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, serves on the WEF cities and co-founder of the World Happiness Summit. 


Actively involved in the blockchain “paperless” strategy with the Dubai Government and recently created a “one-Governance” for the Abu Dhabi Government. 


A renown “storyteller”, Danish  discusses the importance of stories for great brand strategies. His team branded the UAE Mar’s Mission, Year of Tolerance, etc.

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Ahmad leads the team in exploring and developing innovative technologies that facilitate digital transformation for governments and corporations. 


With over 25 years of experience in ICT project management, smart city
design, digital platforms and integration of ICT systems and services, Ahmed supports EVOTEQ in providing a diverse portfolio of next-generation technologies for industries.

Currently, Ahmad is playing a key role in driving forward the ‘Office of the Future’ project
with Bee’ah, to make its new headquarters one of the smartest building in the world. He is also working on the Sharjah Government’s Smart City initiative, planning for future smart city platforms, kicking off with the Smart Transport Project.

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Faraz Mehdi

Regional Sales Head - MEA

Anker Innovations

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With over 12 years of experience within the Consumer Electronics industry, Faraz Mehdi is the Regional Sales Head for Anker Innovations handling Middle East and Africa. He has an engineering background and MBA.
He is currently focused on establishing Eufy Security – Anker’s range of Smart Home security solution with face recognition through 3 phase AI detection. 

Eufy security system provides smart security to your home, family and privacy by storing the data locally with Military Grade encryption and transmits the data to you and only you.

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Jihad Tayara

Chief Executive Officer

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Jihad is driving EVOTEQ’s vision to be the region’s premier technological innovations and digital transformation partner. Utilizing his vast experience and expertise, he is spearheading the development of impactful, disruptive and sustainable technology solutions that increase efficiency, support business growth, and fuel digital innovation. 


A snapshot of the work the company is involved in includes facilitating smart transportation, managing the largest municipal digital transformation project in the GCC; deploying Sharjah’s first blockchain platform; and establishing a revolutionary track-and-trace application, Smart Track, to fortify and secure global healthcare supply chains.

Before joining Evoteq, Jihad has worked as Vice President for ICT Commercial at du, additionally for Motorola Networks in Dubai, Orascom in Cairo and Investcom in Beirut. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge.


Dr. Sven J Korner

NLP/AI/Deep-Learning Researcher

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Sven is a cognitive/semantic/deep learning/machine learning/NLP computing and cloud expert, an early adopter of new technologies and AI researcher. Sven worked on artificial
intelligence “before it was cool” and is one of the advocates of demystifying AI.

Sven has a PhD in computer Science and next to his academic profession, Sven also roamed the “real world” working on a number of software companies in different teams across the world with leading vendors such as Salesforce, Amazon, SAP, Microsoft, Google etc.

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Jassem Nasser

Chief Strategy Officer

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As Chief Strategy Officer and with 19 years of experience, Jassem Nasser leads the strategy and business development division which includes Corporate Strategy, M&A and
investigating new ventures outside the company’s core MSS business through partnerships and alliances.


Jassem also manages Thuraya’s Corporate Affairs including Regulatory,
Spectrum Management & Development.


 Karl W. Feilder 

 Founder And Chairman of  the Neutral Group, Neutral Fuels, and Neutral Assets


A serial green technology and sustainability entrepreneur, Karl has bought tech and IoT into his entire operations and is reducing global green house gas emissions at the same time.

Using AI and IOT, Karl created the world’s first closed-loop fully traceable used oil collection system which couples an app-based audit trail with a 100% recyclable oil container, and includes a cloud-based data portal, providing complete end-to-end traceability of quantity and quality of the oil.

Karl’s direct actions to mitigate climate change through technology have resulted in over 14 million tonnes of CO2e savings from global corporations, such as DHL, Del Monte, Anglo American, and McDonald’s

Karl has previously built five tech companies to exit via a trade sale and taken two more to their Initial Public Offering (IPO)

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Balaji Nambi

Channel Sales Manager, PTC


In the last 12 year Balaji has helped some of the multi billion manufacturing & government organizations across MEA & India in Digital Engineering & Industry 4.0  projects. He advises customers on how to evaluate disruptive technologies like IIOT - AR & it's impact on their business objectives is where he focuses.


Richard Estephan

Project manager, esri





IoT Middle East 2020 fuels you once again with workable ideas, great connections and vital insight. Future proof your strategy and maximize your profit!


Experience a professional conference as it is supposed to be! Explainable, Practical, Game-changing. Get value for your money, smart ideas and enjoy a more engaging fifth edition than ever!


Businesses which have succeeded in delivering a fundamental technological transformation of their services and concepts, report a significantly better financial performance than their peers.


Gain practical insight on tangible real-world cases, so that you can lead your own transformation with confidence and a clear roadmap. Seek out how technology can enable, growth accelerate and improve your business and your internal culture.


The event offers a unique business opportunity to decision affecting talks with 400+ industry peers, CEO’s, senior executives, disruptors, founders, influencers, experts and people leading their company IoT strategy and digitalization – all around the same table.


Meet and engage with a 100% primary target group.  Be part of the agenda, lead the discussion and target your efforts to the ones that matter!


Let us do what we do best and get you shaking hands and sitting down with pre-qualified delegates who demand information and knowledge about solutions to drive their businesses.


Our smart and bold partner opportunities gain you 4 months of sales time in just a day. Take a look at our services; order our partnership prospectus here and let us drive your needs and KPI’s.


The topic is forward thinking and relevant, as is the conference arrangement and services to our partners. Gain novel networking opportunities, relevant leads and 6 months of content marketing.


No old-school roll-ups, miss’n’hit meetings or boring agenda here.

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Partners 2020


Experience a professional conference as it is supposed to be! Explainable, Practical, Game-changing. 




98% recommends

97% likely to attend again

90% met interesting people

96% felt agenda was relevant

Welcome to IoT Middle East

- where it is all about Business​




Johan Ehrström


+971 50 718 7571

Christian Ehrström


Agnes Loven

Customer Service Lead & Speakers

+971 58 661 8739

Shereen Shabnam

PR and Marketing 

+971 50 769 0087

Burj Khalifa، Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Dubai

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