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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Ignite Positive Change within Organization through Coaching
Oct25

Ignite Positive Change within Organization through Coaching

Abu Dhabi, UAE: International Coach Federation (ICF) UAE, Abu Dhabi Subchapter organized a knowledge sharing event for all leaders, talent development managers and coaches interested to bring a coaching culture into their organizations and private practice. The event was hosted by Suhair Fakhoury, Board Director ICF UAE Chapter & Abu Dhabi Subchapter Leader and was moderated by Maged Khalaf ICF certified coach. The panel included coaches from du – Alia Al Serkal & Steve Page, ARAMEX – Nehad Tadros, Etihad Airways – Dana Salameh and EY – Dalal Denley. The event was attended by various industry professionals and coaches. The event was hosted at and co-organised in collaboration with Tamakkan, a knowledge sharing and training platform supported by BrandMoxie Abu Dhabi, UAE. ICF UAE Chapter exists for the purpose of empowering coaches and the coaching profession in the region. In 2005 ICF Global adopted the Prism Award, a concept developed to recognize each year outstanding organizational coaching initiatives in the world. In this context, a specific Middle East Prism Award was organized in 2017 and it was awarded in Dubai in May to ARAMEX with du, Etihad, EY and Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. receiving honorable mentions. The event started with a welcome note from Suhair ICF Abu Dhabi Subchapter Leader. The opening remarks from Maged opened the floor for discussion. As Maged noted, today’s businesses are under pressure due to market uncertainty and an unpredictable economic situation. This poses a great challenge to business professionals and coaches being associated with the development of people and organizations at large. Today’s introduction of coaching undoubtedly has become a business imperative. Maged asked how the coaches in the panel have successfully implemented coaching practices in their respective organization for developing young leaders, identifying future leadership potential, culture development and emiratization and how this was integrated with the business outcomes. The organizations first identified the business need for coaching and how it can be integrated with the business performance and with people development. For instance, ARAMEX is a corporate ICF member with dedicated internally certified team for coaching with allocated budget. Eithad Airways continues to evolve as an economic and employment engine for the UAE and the region. Professional coaching plays a significant role in UAE National Development and in building an internal talent pool of accredited coaches. In addition to using coaching for Emirati female skills development, Etihad has launched an internal project to bring catering operational excellence by introducing coaching as a tool. It is yet to embark on a plan to integrate coaching within their continuous improvement framework using internal and external certified coaches intelligently on diverse bespoke projects as...

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Learn E-Commerce Today!

  TAMAKKAN BRINGS YOU “POWER UP WITH E-COMMERCE!” Is your business truly ready for E-Commerce? Is your website equipped with the right systems to deliver results and ensure compliance with VAT and other regulations? 27 August 2017 | 6:00-7:00 pm Suite #307, twofour54 building#6, Park Rotana Complex, Abu Dhabi RSVP: events@brandmoxie.com | 02-4918624 TRENDS! Current marketing and sales trends Benefits of going online Why businesses are shifting online SCOPE! Scope of online business Limitations and ease of use DEMO! Demo of Dynamic E-Commerce platform Digital Marketing SEO, Facebook, and Google Ads Impact of Social Media PAYMENT Payment integration...

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How to Find Happiness by Owning Your Success!

Recognizing the Success Paradox and Avoiding Stereotype Traps By Sana Bagersh   How many times have you heard, “She is so successful, I don’t know how she does it”? Or “I wish I could be wealthy like him”?   Do you ever think about what ‘success’ means to you? Is it driving a fancy car? Owning a big house? Running your own business? Working for a large company? Is it marrying into wealth? Working for a social cause? Running a charity?   I’ve met countless entrepreneurs through Tamakkan and counselled many others through BrandMoxie, who come with big dreams. Many of them know what they want to achieve but some become imprisoned by others’ notions of ‘success’ – whether it is the ideals of their parents or friends, or the values promoted by popular culture.   If you isolate the word ‘success’ you’ll see that it carries immense power: to empower and to inspire. But conversely, it also has the potential to entrap us within preconceived narratives of success.   How each of us sees success depends on our interpretation of the word, and that is uniquely defined by each person’s background, culture, class, age and circumstances. Just like a person on Wall Street and a trader in Tanzania will have very different aspirations and understandings of ‘success,’ the definition also changes over a person’s age and life cycle. But what’s ultimately important is to realize that your interpretation of success at any given time could either be a catalyst to spur you on, or act as a barrier that constricts your thinking and actions.   I see my ‘success’ as a deeply personal thing. My definition, for me, is driven by my goals, shaped by my past experiences and determined by my future aspirations. My success is also very imperfect, because it comes with pain and compromise. It is not always perfectly aligned with my ‘inner self’ or with the priorities of family. But – and this is the point being made here – it is distinctly mine; I own its definition and its execution, and I am also fully responsible for its shortcomings.   I urge you to be aware of your own journey, and to take ownership of your success…     Align your ‘dream’ with your definition of success   I know people who identify with the popularized version of success, while underselling their own dreams. Some women for instance introduce themselves (apologetically) as ‘I’m just a stay at home mom’ – as if being a mother is the opposite of being ‘successful.’ Can a stay at home mom be described as ‘successful’? Definitely. She...

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