Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Hans Henrik Christensen

Vice President
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority – Dtec

Hans holds university degrees from Bentley; BA in finance, Hult; MBA and is a candidate for PHD with
Tübingen. Hans hold certificates from Oxford and MIT in Blockchain and AI. For the past 7 years he leads
Dtec the largest techhub in MENA with 800+ startups from 71 nations. Dtec helped create 3000 jobs and
the inflow of $300m into the local economy. Dtec excels in providing co-working, acceleration, incubation,
labs, events, learning, venture capital and corporate innovation. Hans has founded and run several start-
ups and departments within MNCs on different continents, including Siemens’ first incubator. Hans serves
as board director and advisor of start-ups and Universities. Dtec has won 9 awards during Hans’
leadership.


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

12:05 - 13:00

- Role of AI & Machine learning and its capability to transform Start-Up productivity.
- 40% of European Start-Ups classify themselves as AI Start-ups, but they don’t exploit AI. How does this affect the Investors in investing in Start-Up?
- However, other AI StartUps are successful and are able to gain momentum and raise money as well. And, easily get acquired by major players in the industry. 

12:05 - 12:10

Introduction

Speakers:
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Shaloo Garg
Managing Director Southwest region
Microsoft

12:10 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Saman Farid
Partner & Head of US Team
Baidu Ventures
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Hans Henrik Christensen
Vice President
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority – Dtec
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Jean-Luc Scherer
Founder and CEO
Innoopolis
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Harvey Bennett
Co-Founder
Searchie
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Fadi Hindi
Founder and CEO
Algofy.ai

12:55 - 13:00