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Vision

A venue where tools, mechanisms, methodologies and practices, are placed together and made available for everyone to make the social and economic benefits of knowledge a reality.

Mission

To make the impact of knowledge on society tangible through making the creation, integration, conversion, and exploitation of knowledge an essential practice for all.

Objective

The purpose of the Forum is to provide a high level understanding of the issues associated with transitioning the Kingdom's oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy; reduce these issues into manageable and actionable tasks; and, make available processes and methods to execute strategies to achieve the objectives.

ASBAR World Forum
"Knowledge and the Capitalization on Saudi Human Capital: Organizations Transformation and Job Creation"

Forum Agenda

Day 1

(Opening Ceremony)

Tuesday 6 December



19:00 - 20:00
Registration and Pre-Conference Networking

20:00– 20:05
Forum Speech Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi

20:10 - 20:20
Official Sponsor Speech
(Minister of Labor and Social Development)

20:20 - 20:30
Strategic Partner Speech (ARAMCO)

20:30 - 20:40
Strategic Partners Speech
(Hadaf - Human resources development fund)

20:40 - 20:50
Awarding ceremony

21:00
Gala Dinner

Day 2

(Conference Sessions)

Wednesday 7 December


8.00 - 9.00
Registration and Pre-Conference Networking


9.00 - 10.00

Session 1.1

Track: Demand, Innovation and Policy

Moderator:

HE. Dr. Mohammed Al Hayaza, President of AlFaisal University, Former Minister of Health

Speakers:

  • • HE Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser, Chairman of Council of Competition
  • • Dr. Ibrahim Babelli, Vice Secretary of Economy and Planning for Judicial Development Affairs
  • • Dr. Thomas Peterson, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of California, Merced
  • • Dr. Andrew Toole, Economist in the Structure, Technology and Productivity Branch of ERS

Topics:

  • • Council of Competition: Policy for Innovation.
  • • Saudi Government Transformation to Knowledge Economy.
  • • Innovative Public Procurement in the United States.
  • • Public Procurement and the Effect on Innovation.

10.00 -11.00

Session 1.2

Track: Organizations and Knowledge

Moderator:

Dr. Nouf Al-Ghamdi, Management Consultant

Speakers:

  • • HE Dr. Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis, Minister of Labor and Social Development
  • • Mr. Nasser Al Nafisee, VP of Corporate Affairs of Saudi Aramco
  • • Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby
  • • Ms. Wallaa Nahas
  • • Prof. Justin Jansen, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the companies in the Rotterdam School of Management

Topics:

  • • Ministry of Labor: Knowledge Works in Saudi Arabia
  • • Knowledge Capitalization in ARAMCO
  • • Organizational Knowledge Valorization.
  • • The Role of entrepreneurs in the technology localization.
  • • Ambidextrous Organizations.

11.00 - 12.00

Session 1.3

Track: The Transformation to Knowledge Society

Moderator:

Dr. Khaled Al-Jaber, Assistant professor of international communication, and the Gulf Studies program at Qatar University

Speakers:

  • • Dr. Fardous Al-Saleh, The Shura Council
  • • Mr. Bassam Al Othman, informative
  • • Dr. Cathy Garner, Director, The Work Foundation
  • • Dr. David Winwood, President-Elect, AUTM
  • • Mr. Arundeep Pradhan, President, AUTM Foundation

Topics:

  • • Universities partnership and the private sector to face the challenges of society.
  • • Center of movements in knowledge transitions and its impact on public policies.
  • • Social and Economic Improvement Through Innovation.
  • • Associations of Technology Transfer and Society Concerns.
  • • Effective Partnership of University-Government on Societies.

12.00 - 12.30
Coffee Break


12.30 - 13.15

Lecture #1

Economic Policy and Sustainable Growth

Speaker:

Prof. Finn E. Kydland, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2004

13.20 - 14.20

Session 1.4

Track: Demand, Innovation and Policy

Moderator:

Ms. Maha Aqeel Organization of the Islamic Conference

Speakers:

  • • Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, Chairman of Council of Saudi Chambers
  • • Ms. Reem Asaad Economic Columnist
  • • Mr. Rabih Haidr
  • • Mr. Charles Monck, Founder, Charles Monck & Associates
  • • Mr. George Burgess, Chief Operating Officer for Becker & Poliakoff

Topics:

  • • Private Sector Role in Government Privatization.
  • • Investors motivated in government privatization.
  • • LinkedIn experience in the knowledge economy and the quality of jobs
  • • Science Parks for New Businesses Creation.
  • • Public-Private Ventures: Revolutionizing the Business of Government.

14.30 - 15.30
Lunch

15.30 - 16.30

Session 1.5

My Story with Knowledge: Youth Experiences

Speaker:


 Mr. Thonian AlThonian
 Ms. Marwa Abduljawad
 Eng. Rakan AlEidi
 Eng. Noura AlHoraibi
 Ms. Sali AlMahfouz
 Mr. Mohamad Al-Mohamadi

Discussion and Analysis: Dr. Khaled AlHazmi


16.30 - 17.30

Session 1.6

Track: Organizations and Knowledge

Moderator:


HE Dr. Abdulaziz Al-khudairi, President of Dar Athan Center, and Former Minister of Information

Speakers:


  • • HE Dr. Ghassan AlSulaiman, A Deputy Of General Authority For Small And Medium Enterprises
  • • Mr. Hatem Abu Allo President of Saber International Group
  • • Mr. Kareem Sarahni, Managing Director of 3M, in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • • Prof. Daniela Baglieri, Vice President for Innovation & Technology Transfer University of Messina
  • • Prof. Fabrizio Cesaroni, Associate Professor of Economics and Business, University of Messina

Topics:

  • • SMEs and Entrepreneurships.
  • • The pioneers of the world .. platform of economic empowerment for youth
  • • Innovation Culture in 3M.
  • • Creating and Nurturing Knowledge Conversion Capability within Organizations.
  • • Knowledge Exploration in Emerging Technology.



Workshops


15.30 - 17.00

Workshop 1.1 - Workshop Room 1

Smart Cities: Platform for work and innovation

By Instructor:


Assistant Vice Governor for Information technology - ministry of labour and social development

Workshop 1.2 - Workshop Room 1

The Role of Contract Agreements on Technology Transfer

By Instructors:


Dr. Taj Mattu, President, Foresight Science & Technology

Prof. Sean O'Connor, Boeing International Professor Chair, Center for Advanced Research and Studies on Innovation Policy University of Washington

17.00 - 18.30

Workshop 1.3 - Workshop Room 1

Role of a University in the Knowledge Economy

By Instructor:


Dr. David Winwood, President-Elect, AUTM. Associate Executive Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Prof. Justin Jansen, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the companies in the Rotterdam School of Management.




Day 3

(Conference Sessions)

Thursday 8 December


8.00 - 9.00
Registration and Pre-Conference Networking


9.00 - 10.00

Session 2.1

The Transformation to Knowledge Society

Moderator:

HE Dr. Mohamed Benaissa, Former Minister Of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation - Morocco

Speakers:

  • • HE Dr. Ahmed Al Essa, Minister of Education
  • • HE Dr. Fahed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Jossor Advisory
  • • Dr. Khaled Al Rajhi, Vice Chairman, Al Rajhi Holding
  • • Dr. Taj Mattu, President, Foresight Science & Technology
  • • Mr. Vincent Lamande, President of QUEST Valorisation

Topics:

  • • Ministry of Education Plans for Knowledge Society.
  • • Impacts of the Knowledge Society of Economic & Social Growth.
  • • Turning businesses money economy to a knowledge-based economy .
  • • How Knowledge is Reshaping the Economic Life of Nations.
  • • University Technology Transfer experiences.

10.00 -11.00

Session 2.2

Demand, Innovation and Policy

Moderator:

Mr. Motasher Al-Mershed, Banker and Member of the Saudi Economic Society

Speakers:

  • • Dr. Fahad Al Shithry, Vice Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
  • • Mr. Abulrahman Al Sughayer, Secretary General, Chief of Governance, Compliance & Control Group (Bank Saudi Fransi Experience)
  • • Eng. Talal A. Alajlan DDG For Enablement & Creativity Sector - Hadaf
  • • Mr. Abulrahman Al-Sughayer
  • • Prof. Beata Javorcik, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
  • • Prof. Sean O'Connor, Boeing International Professor Chair, Center for Advanced Research and Studies on Innovation Policy

Topics:

  • • The Role of the Central bank in supporting innovation.
  • • Initiatives "Hadaf" in the development of knowledge economies
  • • Local Banks Role in Supporting FDI.
  • • Foreign Investment: Technology Transfer and Job Creation.
  • • Localization of Foreign Investments: Contractual issues.

11.00 - 12.00

Session 2.3

Track: Organizations and Knowledge

Moderator:

Dr. Fawziah Al-Bakr, Professor at King Saudi University

Speakers:

  • • HE Eng. Mohamed Al-Mady, Governor of Military Industries Corporation
  • • Dr. Maher Alodan, Head of The Department of Research, Development, and Innovation in King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
  • • Eng. Uwaid Alharthi, Deputy CEO for Innovation and Business Development Affairs, SABIC
  • • Mr. Ahmad Al Kasir, Manger Babdir Program

Topics:

  • • Economic issues in the Saudi media: opportunities and challenges.
  • • Research and innovation in nuclear and renewable energy sectors.
  • • Saudi Military Technology Localization
  • • SABIC: Technology Localization Challenges.
  • • The Role of entrepreneurs in the technology localization

12.00 - 12.30
Break

12.30 - 13.15

Lecture #3

Capacity Building for Technology Transfer: Universities and Industries

Speaker:


Mr. Arundeep Pradhan, President, Apio

13.20 - 14.20

Session 2.4

Track: The Transformation to Knowledge Society

Moderator:

Dr. Hatim Al-Marzoqy , The Shura Council

Speakers:

  • • Mr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah
  • • HE Dr. Hussam Zaman, Director of Taif University
  • • HE Dr. Riyadh Najm, Former President, General Commission for Audiovisual Media
  • • Mr. Nabil Mubarak CEO "Simah"
  • • Dr. Khaled Biyari, Saudi Telecom Company Group CEO

Topics:

  • • Knowledge Economy in energy and sustainable development.
  • • Knowledge Society Building.
  • • The development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the credit systems.
  • • STC Model of Knowledge Creation.

14.30 - 15.30
Lunch

15.30 - 16.30

Closing Session - Wrap Up Discussion

Moderator:

Mr. Hussein Shobokshi, Businessman and Columnist

Discussants:

  • • Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi
  • • HE Dr. Mohamed Benaissa
  • • Mr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah
  • • Mr. Abulrahman Al Sughayer
  • • Track# 1: Mr. George Burgess and Dr. Andrew Toole
  • • Track# 2: Prof. Daniela Baglieri and Prof. Justin Jansen
  • • Track# 3: Mr. Arundeep Pradhan and Mr. Vincent Lamande

Discussion Points:

  • • Track#1: What should we do on the policy side?
  • • Track#2: How to exploit the economic side of knowledge?
  • • Track#3: What is the return on knowledge investment?.



Workshops


9.00 - 10.30

Workshop 2.1 - Workshop Room 1

Role of Organizations in the Knowledge Economy

By Instructor:


Prof. Daniela Baglieri, Vice President for Innovation & Technology Transfer, Professor in Economics and Business Administration, University of Messina

Prof. Fabrizio Cesaroni, Associate Professor of Economics and Business, University of Messina

Workshop 2.2 - Workshop Room 2

Public Private Partnerships Practice (PPP)

By Instructors:


Mr. George Burgess, Chief Operating Officer, Becker & Poliakoff

10.30 - 12.00

Workshop 2.3 - Workshop Room 1

The Design and Implementation of Technical Training Courses for Knowledge Transfer

By Instructor:


Mr. Anthony Foskey, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Technical Training, Technology Transfer Services




Special International Keynote Speaker




PROF. FINN E. KYDLAND


  • - NOBEL LAUREATE IN ECONOMICS, 2004.
  • - FINN KYDLAND IS THE JEFFREY HENLEY PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA.
  • - HE IS A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS.


MR. ARUNDEEP PRADHAN, RTTP


  • - PRESIDENT, APIO.
  • - PRESIDENT, AUTM FOUNDATION.
  • - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FORESIGHT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • - ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY.
  • - M.S. PHARMACY ADMIN, PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.

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