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LEBTECH EVENT DAY 1

Friday 27th Nov 2020

 
3:00 pm

Lebanese Anthem

3.00 - 3.05 PM Opening Speech

Maya Zgheib Khoueiry

Maya Zgheib

Media 

Media representative and Founding member Lebanese IT Syndicate. Content Creator and Presenter of Maya's Tech /weekly episodes latest technology news & tips. President and Founding member Lebanese Association for developing Information And Technology. ( L.A.D.I.T).

03.05 - 03.10 PM Welcome Speech

Georges Khoueiry

Georges Khoueiry

President of The Board.
Lebanese IT Syndicate.

03.10 - 03.20 PM Patronage Speech

MP Nicolas Sehnaoui

H.E. MP Nicolas Sehnaoui

Chairman of the Parliamentary Information & Technology Committee.

Master of Ceremonies

Rudy Shoushany

Rudy Shoushany

Senior ICT Advisor

Lebanese IT Syndicate

Rudy has a wide experience in Information Technology Field in the financial sector with over 20 years of experience which gives him the ability in aiding organizations. His specialty ICT Cybersecurity, Governance, Compliance, Strategies, and emerging technologies in Digital Transformation. Rudy is a Certified professional with many achievements and awards skilled in executive leadership.
He has been active speaker, Board Member, coach and mentor for startups. He is the Host and Moderator of the DXTalk Series, Digital Transformation talk show. Which has been Lately selected as top 50 Global Thought leader and Influencer.

Opening Panel

 
3:30 PM to 4:05 PM

Abdo Bou Sarkis

Moderator

Abdo Bou Sarkis

Head of The Lebanese IT Syndicate regulatory authority.

Abdo Bou Sarkis Has Business Computer and Microsoft Certified Professional degree. Eighteen years of experience with the leading information systems and solution providers, covering complete turnkey solutions and integrating comprehensive hardware configurations, middleware and vertical solutions. Extensive product knowledge coupled with creative ideas for product applications and a solid history of sales success. Proven ability to develop sales potential in new market areas. Strong analytical and planning skills, combined with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals. Productive and efficient work habits without supervision. Self-motivator with high energy. Know-how in project management and sales of IT Solutions, Computer equipment, Local and wide Area Networks and up-to-date knowledge in latest technologies with exposure to international business

MP Nicolas Sehnaoui

Speaker

H.E. MP Nicolas Sehnaoui

Member parliament and Chairman of the Information & Technology committee.

Born in 1967 and married with three kids, Nicolas Sehnaoui served as the Minister of Telecommunications of the Republic of Lebanon between June 2011 and February 2014. He successfully upgraded Lebanon’s telecommunications infrastructure rolling out 3G and 4G, securing redundancy on the international connectivity, launching a national Fiber Optic Backbone and Beirut Digital District to name only a few of his accomplishments. His efforts were crowned by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union that ranked Lebanon 1st in progress out of 157 countries in the 2012 ICT Development Index. Prior to taking office Sehnaoui successfully managed several companies across a variety of industries. He now chairs the UK Lebanon Tech Hub that aims at creating a corridor between Lebanon and England to allow Lebanese ICT entrepreneurs to access the world supply chain through the London platform. In May 2018 he was elected member Parliament for the Beirut 1 district.

Judge Hania El Helweh

Speaker

Judge Hania helweh

Judge Hania helweh is the president of the first instance monetarist, commercial and civil status chamber in the north of lebanon.

She holds a master degree in criminal law and wrote her essay about cybercriminality. She is also the ministry of justice focal point in cybersecurity .Therefore she was a member of the parliamentary committee that drafted law n 81/2018 related to e-transactions, cybercrime and personal data protection ,and of the governmental committee that drafted the Lebanese cyber strategy.
She participated in many national and international events related to cybercrime and is a member of the team responsible for drafting judicial manuel related to cybercrimes in lebanon .

Dr. Charbel Kareh

Speaker

Dr. Charbel Kareh

Juris Doctor

Attorney At Law – Managing Partner of e-lawyer Assistance Law Firm.

Isoc (Internet society) board member and head Of the Governance Committee of Lebanon Chapter.  Founding member of The Lebanese Internet Center (Linc). PhD holder on Internet laws from Paris-sud – France. Masters in Legal Informatics From La Sagesse University.      Bachelors in Private Law From La Sagesse University. Author of Internet law encyclopedia and other related books published with Sader Publishers. Author of many articles, studies and judiciary verdicts commentaries related to Information technology laws published in Al Majalla AlKadayiat, Al Adel magazine and many medias interventions on IT laws. Representing the BBA at the Lebanese Parliament committees for law projects related to ICT.           In brief, An Information Technology law & its intellectual properties rights specialist, Internet laws and e-commerce. All technicalities of software systems and cloud computing solutions and their legal implications on ownership and security. Owning an internet-based global activity for online conflict resolution, legal assistance and online mediation & arbitration. Besides being Legal Counsellor for insurance companies & Mutual Funds for more than 20 years.

Mr. Camille Moukarzel

Speaker

CAMILLE F. MOUKARZEL

President Of The Board PCA.

After more than 30 years of extensive IT experience in different fields with various companies in Lebanon, I am currently occupying the following positions: President of ALMA - The Lebanese ICT Federation (الأتحاد اللبناني للمعلوماتية والأتصالات),President of PCA (Professional Computer Association of Lebanon) since 2016. Deputy Secretary General of ARISPA (الأتحاد العربي للأنترنت والأتصالات), Board Member of AICTU (Arab ICT Union) in Bahrain. Co-Founder and Partner in ITiology SAL,

Mr. Mohamad Najem

Speaker

Mohamad Najem

Mohamad Najem is the executive director of the Beirut–based digital rights organization SMEX (smex.org).

The Middle East and North Africa’s leading digital rights organization. His work includes local and regional advocacy campaigns, research on freedom of expression, privacy, and data protection. Also, Mohamad organized “Bread & Net”, the first unconference in the MENA region that tackled topics related to technology and human rights. Mohamad is a graduate of Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program in 2019.

04:05 PM - 04:15 PM

Q&A

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Mr. Camille Moukarzel

Opening Ceremony Speech

CAMILLE F. MOUKARZEL

President Of The Board PCA.

Day 1 – Panel 1
27 Nov 2020

 
04:25 PM - 04:35 PM

Mr. Mohammad Sharara

Panel 1 Opening Speech

Mohamad Sharara
PR & Governmental Affairs Director
Huawei Technologies - Lebanon

 Over 20 years of experience in the Telco Industry. Held leading responsibilities in MEA Region with Siemens, Nokia and Huawei.

4:35 PM to 5:20 PM

Dr. Roy Hachache

Moderator

Dr. Roy Hachache

• Business development professional with a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences.
• PR Director and Founding Member | Lebanese IT Syndicate
• ISACA Ambassador, Outreach Director
• Lebanese standards institution- LIBNOR - Ministry of Industry | Committee member

Me. Aline Nammar

Speaker

Me Aline Nammar

Isoc Internet Governance

Lawyer, member of the Beirut Bar Association since 2009, and former member of the ICT Center from 2015 to 2020. Former Member of the Special Committee at the Beirut Parliament studying the e-Transaction Law (issued) and the potential amendments thereto, representing the BBA.  Aline is currently member of the ISOC – Lebanon chapter. Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Private Law from Université Saint Joseph and an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr. Matta Matta

Speaker

Dr. Matta Matta

Infectious Diseases Specialist.
Chief of service of Infectious Diseases at Bellevue Medical Center

Mr. Omar Acar

Speaker

Omar Akar

Vice President & Managing Director ,Cloud & AI BG

Huawei Middle East.

15+ years of experience with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in IT, Digital, Security and Workforce Transformation with solid experience in Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Cloud, modern infrastructure, modern applications and business intelligence

 

Mr. Bassam Abbas

Speaker

Abbas Bassam

RHUH (Rafik Hariri University Hospital)

IT director.

Mr. Jean Wehbe

Speaker

Jean Wehbe,

CEO at VEERTEC

 

 

A software company specialized in Video Analytics / Artificial Intelligence.

6:35 PM to 6:45 PM

Q&A

5:30 PM tp 5:40 PM

Mr. Philippe Warak

Speaker

Philip Warrak

Global Enterprise Software Solutions Consultant / Head of Robotics Department at ICC Group, Virtual Technical Evangelist at Nintex

Day 1 – Panel 2
27 Nov 2020

 
5:40 PM - 5:50 PM

Mr. Salah Aouad

Speaker - Opening Speech Panel 2

Salah Awad
Chief Technology Officer, CTO | Deputy Programs Director

Berytech

5:50 PM to 6:35 PM

Mr.Andre Abi Awad

Moderator

Andre Abi Awad

For the past 13 years, Andre Abi Awad trained in 21 countries, entrepreneurs and business owners, how to start a business, grow their ventures and increase the value of their companies before getting investors or selling the business.  He's the founder of entreprenergy, one of the largest communities of Arab entrepreneurs, and the CEO of digital smarter, a customer acquisition digital marketing company.

Mr. Fadi Daou

Speaker

Fadi Daou 

CEO MULTILANE

Mr. Salah Aouad

Speaker

Salah Awad

Chief Technology Officer, CTO | Deputy Programs Director

Berytech

Mrs. Nisrine Al Turky

Speaker

Nisrine El Turky

Founder and CEO of Internet of Trees (IOTree)

Nisrine El Turky is the founder and CEO of Internet of Trees (IOTree). She is also a professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Notre Dame University- Louaize.
Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, and as a computer and communication engineer, Nisrine developed a strong technical background and knowledge in the telecommunications, networking and computing fields. She has led different international projects on the Emulation of Commutation of On-Board Satellite Systems and she launched her first company “Linkline Communications”. Furthermore, Nisrine has more than twelve years in research and development, at first, she developed her own electronics company “ElectroNis” and university club “ElectroHolics”. The purpose of her company was to impact students and fellow engineers positively. Subsequently, perceiving the pain accompanying the agriculture sector, Nisrine decided to step in and invent a new device to revive the sector and make farmers life easier. Thus, she founded IOTree. IOTree has won several awards and recognitions on a national, local and international level. Following her successful journey in the Ag-Tech, she launched “Mazra’Tek” a new Platform that helps the Agriculture sector. Being a serial entrepreneur, Nisrine recently launched her beauty-tech startup “Diva”.

 

Mrs. Sarah Abdallah

Speaker

Sarah Abdallah

Socialtech entrepreneur

Sarah Abdallah is a Lebanese socialtech entrepreneur, technology enthusiast, women & youth rights activist. Sarah has graduated as a computer and telecommunications engineer from Saint Joseph University in 2011. She joined Murex Systems company after graduation, one of the top Fintech companies worldwide, where she worked as a technical consultant for six years on big projects across MENA, Europe & Singapore.
Sarah was elected as a youth advisory council member at the US embassy in Beirut for two consecutive years (2015-2016). She was selected as a youth leader by the Swedish institute of Alexandria in 2016. During the same year, she was selected to participate in Techwomen exchange program in Silicon Valley, where she spent her four weeks mentorship period at LinkedIn San Francisco and worked on her social enterprise idea with top executives there.
She started teaching professional branding at Saint Joseph University on March 2017 and founded her social enterprise named LIBRO whose mission is to turn youth & women challenges into opportunities.
Sarah was selected as well as a global shaper part of the World Economic Forum early 2017, whose mission is to build a global community of outstanding young people committed to improving the state of the world. She was also assigned as co-leader for Facebook Developers Circle Beirut early 2018. Sarah is a regional speaker as well. She got the opportunity to share her experience & insights at more than 40 events and conferences across MENA.

6:35 PM to 6:45 PM

Q&A

6:45 PM - 6:55 PM

Mr. Tony Abi Rached

Mr. Tony Abi Rached

LITS Founding Member
Head of HR Committee