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Day 1 - Monday 19 March 2018

09:00 – 10:30      Opening Plenary Session

Opening Address
H.E, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani

Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)

Keynote Talk

Leading Change and the Challenges of Transformation

Mr Vivek Kundra

Former Chief Information Officer of the United States and Executive Vice President of Industries, Salesforce.com

•   Panel Discussion – ‘R&D: Focusing on Priorities, Delivering Impact’ (45 minutes)   

 o   His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada

     Minister of Energy & Industry, Qatar

 

 o  Mr Vivek Kundra

     Former Chief Information Officer of the United States and Vice President of Industries, Salesforce.com

 

      o  Professor Hasan Mandal

        President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

       (TÜBİTAK)
 

o  Mr David Roberts

        Distinguished Faculty, Singularity University, US


o  Ms Deborah Wince-Smith (Moderator)

     President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness, US

 

• Presentation of ARC’18 Awards (Best Research Project Award and Best Innovation Award)

Day 2 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

07:30 – 08:00      Registration
08:30 – 10:00      Plenary Talks & Panel Discussion – ‘Delivering Impactful Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy’

•    Professor Mariam A. Al-Maadeed
Vice President - Research & Graduate Studies, Qatar University, Qatar

•    Professor Teck Seng Low 

CEO, National Research Foundation, Singapore

•    Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu 
Vice President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  
(TÜBİTAK)

•    Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia

10:00 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 1 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

10:30 – 17:30      The Future 20 Startups Presentations (at The Future 20 Pavilion)

12:00 – 13:00      ARC’18 Poster Display, Startups Exhibition, Networking

12:30 – 13:30      Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 2 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

15:00 – 15:30      Break
15:30 – 16:30      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 3 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

16:30 – 17:00      Break

17:00 – 17:30      Closing Plenary – Summary of Qatar National Research Strategy Review Sessions