About the Conference

RAKAMEYA - DAN Digital Day 29 June 2020

Opening Ceremony 28 June 2020

There is no doubt that the future is digital. The digital transformation of our societies is already here and will continue to cross-cut every aspect of our lives. The Digital Arabia Network (DAN) understands digital transformation as a societal issue that should engage stakeholders in an inclusive and participatory manner. For this reason, DAN is organizing Rakameya - the first digital conference of its kind in the region. On 28 June 2020, we will start with an opening session in the evening. On 29 June 2020, we will have a full-day program where we localize and decode the conversation on digital transformation in the Middle East and North Africa.

We invite everyone to participate and examine the impact on (1) arts and culture, (2) business and the future of work, (3) civic participation, (4) gender equality and inclusion, and (5) online media and journalism.

A series of talks and workshops will bring together perspectives of more than thirty regional and international experts, fifteen collaborating institutions, and representatives from civil society and the business communities of the region. This will kick off a series of monthly webinars on each of these topics to enable a more in-depth conversation.

A digital society is a collaborative society. So let's bring everyone on board!

Conference Speakers

Politics

H.E. Lena El-Sheikh

Sudanese Minister of Labour and Social Development

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Dr. Ayman Ismail

Jameel Chair of Entrepreneurship at the AUC

Business & Future of Work

Dr. Lina Yassin

Lead Agile Coach | Delievery Hero SE

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ARTS & CULTURE

Dr. Carsten Siebert

Chancellor & CEO Barenboim-Said Academy

Business & Future of Work

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani

Co-Chair of DAN

Business & Future of Work

Amel Saidane

DAN SteCo Member

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Fatima Giuliano

DAN SteCo Member

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Deema Anani

DAN SteCo Member

Gender Equality & Inclusion

Eva Aouad El Turk

DAN SteCo Member

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Rania Reda

DAN SteCo Member

Arts & Culture

Reine Abbas

Founder & CEO at SpicaTech | Co-Founder at Wixel Studios

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Arts & Culture

Dr. Monica Hanna

Acting Dean of the College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Arts & Culture

Elham Khattab

Founder and Director of Out Of The Circle Organizations

Online Media & Journalism

Eman Jaradat

Media Development & Media Producer

Civic Participation

Raya Sharbain

Program Manager at Jordan Open Source Association

Gender Equality & Inclusion

Salma Belhassine

National Program Coordinator at The SecDev Foundation

Online Media & Journalism

Dina Ibrahim

Project Manager of Akhbar Meter Project

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Online Media & Journalism

Mahmood Zohery

Senior Media Analyst at Akhbarmeter

ONLINE MEDIA & JOURNALISM

Haytham Mones

Co-Founder of Akhbarmeter

Gender Equality & Inclusion

Khaoula Behi

Innovation Officer, I4C MENA

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Ismail Chaib

Chief Operating Officer at TESOBE / the Open Bank Project

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CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Eloïse Gabadou

Civic Tech Project Manager at Open Source Politics

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BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Loay El Shawarby

Principal Lawyer at El-Shawarby

BUSINESS & FUTURE OF WORK

Hanae Bezad

Founder of Douar Tech

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Business & Future of Work

Amr Elseginy

CEO at LVNG Learning environments

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Arts & Culture

Abdellah M. Hassak

Sound and New Media Artist, Music Producer from Casablanca

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Arts & Culture

Nadim Arnaout

Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Arts & Culture

Shiran Ben Abderrazak

Executive Director Rambourg Foundation

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Business & Future of Work

Yusr Sabra

Co-Founder at Wakilni

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Gender Equality

Dr. Omar Fassatoui

Human Rights Officer at United Nations Human Rights

Business & Future of Work

Dr. Yasmine Aguib

Deputy Director of Research at the Aswan Heart Centre

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Arts & Culture

Mona Gamil

Contemporary Artist at Art

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Business & Future of Work

Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui

Principal Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI

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Business & Future of Work

Rym Baouendi

Founder and Managing Director of Medina Works

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Business & Future of Work

Mehdi Tekaya

President of Wevioo Group