THE TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST TALKS
Sep19

THE TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST TALKS

TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST KICKS OF FIRST SMART CITIES EVENT   The Tamakkan BrainTrust was formed in 2005 to serve as a catalyst for growth and innovation, providing government and business leaders with essential insight and access to high level guidance on strategic and fast-moving topics. We have been able to respond rapidly to provide mission critical information through a dynamic network of highly qualified individuals who share their knowledge and expertise. Our BrainTrust sessions have assembled small and larger groups of experts in multi-disciplinary fields to engage in candid discussion and debate on issues that are transforming our everyday experiences and transforming the world.W We have worked with government and public entities, as well as industries that include telecom, healthcare, finance, retail, education, infrastructure and real estate.   Date: 18 September 2018 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Venue: Beach Rotana Residences [AN EXCLUSIVE...

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SME Innovation
Jul02

SME Innovation

A Knowledge Sharing Seminar with Abu Dhabi Municipality   When it comes to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, how should the decision makers choose between accelerating this process or pacing it carefully to make sure that we take the global practices that are a proper fit for UAE? And how much is this push for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem just the temptation to build a Silicon Valley of the Middle East?   Join us at the Abu Dhabi Municipality’s knowledge sharing seminar to listen and discuss with regional and international experts how the UAE can harness the potential entrepreneurship to build its nation. Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 4pm Venue: HQ Theater in Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Salam St. Register: events@brandmoxie.com   FEATURING: Tiberiu Iacomi Founder The Improbable Agency Robyn Brazzil Director StartAD, NYUAD Toufic Mansour Managing Director Al Dhary Holding OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE TO...

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THE YOUTH: BOLD NEW WORLD 2018 MANIFESTO
Jan24

THE YOUTH: BOLD NEW WORLD 2018 MANIFESTO

Tamakkan Forum Issues Youth Policy Guidelines for the Changing Landscapes of Technology, Media, Entrepreneurship and Ethics ABU DHABI, UAE – Youth today need to be media literate, technologically savvy, ethical and think like an entrepreneurs, according to the BOLD NEW WORLD Manifesto issued at the end of the Tamakkan’s YOUTH: 2018 forum. The event, held under the Year of Zayed banner, issued guidelines developed by four expert panels on the transformation taking place in technology, media, ethics, and entrepreneurship, and the measures that need to be in place right now, to enable and guide youth to face emerging challenges and opportunities, and build a ‘bold new world’. The forum took place at the Sorbonne University, and included partners Sky News Arabia, Emirates Foundation and Harvard Business Review (HBR). It kicked off with presentation of HBR’s Top Key Youth Indicators, and included an interview of CEO of Emirates Foundation, HE Maytha Al Habsi who shared the foundation’s vision for the future. The four panels explored issues relating to ‘Media’ which was led by Sky News’ Chantal Saliba; ‘Technology’ led by New York University Abu Dhabi’s Jared Grogan; ‘Ethics’ led by Canadian University Dubai’s Dr. Franziska Apprich; and ‘Entrepreneurship’ led by The Improbable Agency’s Laura Toma. The Manifesto defined clear recommendations to help youth realize their capabilities and the new opportunities that are open for them to challenge and conquer. Sana Bagersh, Tamakkan’s founder, and CEO of BrandMoxie announced THE BOLD NEW WORLD YOUTH MANIFESTO: For Technology: Youth are ahead of the curve and more adaptable to change and they must be empowered and trusted from a young age to grow as leaders in driving technological change, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Society needs to democratize knowledge through open source platforms that enable people across ages, backgrounds, and academic disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skill set with hands on experience. Youth need to overcome fear of failure and be encouraged to overcome assumption that STEM subjects are too difficult. Youth need to unlock the power of technology and innovate, by experimenting and opening their minds to new possibilities. For Media: Youth should be vigilant in processing information and should have access to adequate media literacy tools and education so that they are able to know and judge their information sources. Youth should know how to guard their reputation by pushing out digital information responsibly and understanding longterm consequences. Young people involved in social media marketing should accept the responsibility that comes with the power they have to influence others, ensuring information is accurate and will not incur damage on individuals or society. For Entrepreneurship: Young people should be encouraged to pursue social...

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YOUTH: A BOLD NEW WORLD 2018 ON GLOBAL DISRUPTION FACING YOUTH
Jan21

YOUTH: A BOLD NEW WORLD 2018 ON GLOBAL DISRUPTION FACING YOUTH

Tamakkan Brings Experts to Debate Challenges and Opportunities Abu Dhabi, UAE – The changing landscape of technology, media, business and ethics will be explored at Youth: A Bold New World 2018, a Tamakkan forum hosted at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) on the 23rd of January. The youth focused forum being held by BrandMoxie’s Tamakkan platform, in collaboration with PSUAD, Emirates Foundation, Sky News Arabia, and Harvard Business Review Arabic, brings together experts and youth to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are rapidly transforming the world. The forum will feature an interview of Emirates Foundation’s CEO H.E. Maytha Al Habsi, who will share the foundation’s vision and strategy in a chat with Alan Marzo, Culture and Political Advisor of the Swiss Embassy. This will be followed by four panels focused on technology, media, entrepreneurship and ethics. The event will kick off with a presentation on key youth indicators, by Hadi Malaeb of Harvard Business Review which will highlight current and future youth trends in the region. Sky News Arabia anchor Chantal Saliba will moderate the Youth and Media panel which will feature panelists Valia Chami, Senior News Editor, Abdou Gadallah, Social Media Editor and Mahra Al Yaqoobi, Learning & Development Manager. The discussion will address emerging media issues such as the incidence of fake news and the increase in extremist ideologies, and the measures in media literacy that are needed to guide youth. The Youth and Technology panel will be moderated by New York University Abu Dhabi special advisor Jared Grogan whose panelists include Abdelrazak Al-Sharif, Innovation Engineer at StartAD, NYUAD, Hoda Al Khzaimi, Director of the Center of Cyber Security at NYUAD, Britt Spyrou, National Organic Market Access Manager of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and Elizabeth McGuffee, Director of Institutional Advancement at American Community School (ACS). They will discuss the rapidly evolving tech space and what youth need to be aware of with regards to the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality. The Youth and Ethics panel which will be led by Dr. Franziska Apprich from the Canadian University in Dubai will include panelists Anne Russell, Service Learning Coordinator at ACS, and Fatema Al Hameli, Mechanical Engineer at Abu Dhabi Space Agency. It will explore vital issues in ethics that need to be inculcated in youth to enable them to thrive and become responsible and engaged as citizens of the world. Laura Toma, Managing Partner at The Improbable Agency, will be moderating the Youth and Entrepreneurship panel, which will comprise Lina Hourani, Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group, Maria Pearson, Founder of Grow.me, Taleb Al...

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Youth 2018: A Bold New World
Dec06

Youth 2018: A Bold New World

A Forum Celebrating the Year of Zayed Paris-Sorbonne University 23rd January 2018 with Emirates Foundation, Harvard Business Review and Sky News Arabia Register: events@brandmoxie.com The forum theme song performed by the celebrated singer, Zain Awad + AMP: An art exhibition celebrating Sheikh Zayed and his message to the youth Panel 1: Technology Panel Moderator: Jared Grogan Singularity Studies, Special Advisor: NYUAD Expertise: AI, Augmentation, Advanced Robotics, Internet of Everything, 3D Printing, Synthetic Biology, Virtual Reality Panelist: Britt Spyrou, Spouse of the Australian Ambassador Panel 2: Media Panel Moderator: Chantal Saliba News Anchor, Sky News Expertise: Broadcast Journalism, Political Science, Economics. Saint Joseph University of Beirut Panelist: Panel 3: Ethics Panel Moderator: Dr. Franziska Apprich Professor, Canadian University Dubai Expertise: Media consultant, Journalist, Filmmaker, Creative Director, Producer, Composer Panelist: Anne Russell, American Community School Lina Hourani,  Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group Fatema Al Hameli, Mechanical Engineer, Abu Dhabi Space Agency Panel 4: Entrepreneurship Panel Moderator: Laura Toma Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency Expertise: Education and SME Consultancy Panelists: Lina Hourani – Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group Maria Pearson – Founder, Grow.me Taleb Al Hashmi  – Founder, TBH Consultancy Hanane Benkhallouk –  Founder, Sustain Leadership AGENDA 8:30-9:30 – Onsite Registration Emcee: Omar Al Busaidy, Author and Motivational Speaker 9:30-9:45 – Welcome Statement Eric Fouache, Vice Chancellor, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Sana Bagersh, CEO, BrandMoxie and Founder of Tamakkan 9:45-9:50 – Year of Zayed Song Performance by Zain Awad Celebrated Jordanian SInger 9:50-10:10 – HBR Key Indicators by Hadi Malaeb Vice President, Conferences and Events of Haykal Media 10:10-10:30 – Plenary Discussion: Emirates Foundation CEO Maytha Al Habsi facilitated by Alan Marzo 10:30-11:10 – Plenary: Media Panel with Chantal Saliba of Sky News Arabia (Arabic) News Anchor, Sky News Technology Panel with Jared Grogan of NYUAD (English) Singularity Studies, Special Advisor, NYUAD 11:10-11:25 – Break 11:25-12:05 – Entrepreneurship Panel with Laura Toma Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency 12:05-12:45 – Ethics Panel with Dr. Franziska Apprich Professor, Canadian University...

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