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Agenda

Middle East DNS Forum 2017 Agenda

May 22-23, 2017

Cairo, Egypt | Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

 

Day 1 (22 May 2017)

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

8.00 - 9.00

 Registration

9:00 - 10:30

Opening Session – Keynote Address

 Master of Ceremony

  • Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East | ICANN

 Speakers:

  • Cherine Chalaby | Vice Chairman, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN

  • Akram Atallah | President, Global Domains Division | ICANN

  • Salam Yamout | Director, Middle East Regional Bureau | Internet Society

  • Mustafa Abdel-Wahid | Acting Executive President | National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)

10:30 - 11:00

 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

The Domain Industry – Sharing Experiences in Middle East and Africa

 Moderator:

  • Manal Ismail | Director, International Technical Coordination | NTRA

 Speakers:

  • Abdulrahman Almarzooqi | Manager, Internet Advancements | TRA UAE

  • Lucky Masilela | CEO | ZA Central Registry (ZACR) [ Slides ]

  • Mohammed Al-Ammouri | Business Development Manager, MENAA | CentralNic

  • Hadia El-Miniawi | Director | DNS Entrepreneurship Center [ Slides ]

12:30 - 13:30

 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

The Domain Industry – Emerging Business Models, Trends and Technologies

 Moderator:

  • Christine Arida | Director, Telecom Planning and Services | NTRA

 Speakers:

  • Tom Barret | President | Encirca [ Slides ]

  • Marta Baylina | Policy and Legal Officer | CORE [ Slides ]

  • Allan Ghazi | Advisory Council Member | Public Interest Registry (PIR) [ Slides ]

  • Giovanni Seppia | External Relations Manager | EURid [ Slides ]

  • Ken Hansen | Founder | Blockchain Roadshow [ Slides ]

15:00 - 15:30

 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00

ICANN Update

 Moderator:

  • Luna Madi | Director, EMEA Communications | ICANN

 Speakers:

  • ICANN Policy Development | Amr El-Sadr | Policy Development Manager | ICANN [ Slides ]

  • User Rights in the Domain Name Space | Ines Hfaiedh | Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) | ICANN [ Slides ]

  • KSK Rollover | Edward Lewis | Senior Technologist | ICANN [ Slides ]

  • ICANN MEAC Strategy | Fahd Batayneh | Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Middle East | ICANN [ Slides ]

  • ICANN Africa Strategy, Bob Ochieng | Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Africa | ICANN [ Slides ]

19:00 - 22.00

Networking Dinner (The Ritz-Carlton Nile Hotel - Culina Restaurant)

 

Day 2 (23 May 2017)

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

8.00 – 9.00

 Registration

9:00 - 10:30

The Digital Economy: A Regional Perspective

 Moderator:

  • Gamal Hegazy | Board Director | Internet Masr

 Keynote: David Dean | Independent Consultant [ Slides ]

 Speakers:

  • George Salama | Head of Public Policy, MENA | Twitter

  • Willie Elamien | Managing Director | Flat6Labs Cairo

  • Ashraf Abdelwahab | Chief Technology Officer, Africa Initiatives | Microsoft

  • Nancy Salem | Senior Research Officer | Access to Knowledge for Development [ Slides ]

10:30 - 11:00

 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Egypt’s Digital Market

 Moderator:

  • Hisham Aboul-Yazed | Senior Manager, Information Society | NTRA [ Slides ]

 Speakers:

  • Dina Mazzawi | CEO | Tut International [ Slides ]

  • Fady Ramzy | Founder and President | InsideOut Today

  • Wael Khalil | Senior Adviser, Hosting and Cloud | Orange Egypt

  • Essam Maged | CEO | Unplugged Web [ Slides ]

12:30 - 13:30

 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Women in Technology

 Moderator:

  • Hadia El-Miniawi | Director | DNS Entrepreneurship Center

 Keynote: H.E. Dr. Nadia Zakhary | Former Minister of Scientific Research | Professor of Medical Biochemistry [ Slides ]

 Speakers:

  • MP Dr. Marianne A. Azer | Member of the Egyptian Parliament | Associate Professor Nile University | Director of Information Center NTI

  • Salam Yamout | Director, Middle East Regional Bureau | Internet Society [ Slides ]

  • Wafa Dahmani | Senior Engineer and Vice-Chair of the Tunisian IGF MAG [ Slides ]

  • Nashwa Abdel Baki | Information Security Program Director | Nile University [ Slides ]

  • Oriette Nayel | University Relations Leader | IBM Egypt [ Slides ]

15:00 - 15:30

 Coffee Break

15.30 - 17.00

Closing Session

  • Taking Stock [Session Moderators]

  • Closing Remarks [Local Host NTRA and ICANN]