10 October 2022 - 12 October 2022
International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) 2022
The International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) offers a unique networking platform connecting regional government bodies with security solution providers from across the globe. Organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ISNR Abu Dhabi brings the national & cyber security community together to accelerate public-private collaboration for a safer connected world.
Four dedicated communities on National Security, Cyber Security, Policing & Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure Protection deep-dive into challenges and explore new technologies and best practices to avert the ever-growing threats they are facing. Complemented by numerous business networking events, a comprehensive conference programme and various innovation initiatives, ISNR Abu Dhabi is the must-attend event for the National & Cyber Security Communities to do business, drive innovation, promote thought leadership and raise public awareness.
View the event website here: https://isnrabudhabi.com/
10 October 2022 - 12 October 2022
EduTrac-Oman 2022 Higher Education, Training, & Career Expo
Leveraging the surge in the Sultanate’s Higher Education, Training and Career sectors, the 9th edition of EduTraC Oman will take place from 10-12 October 2022. While the educational opportunities and options for students are rife, the event will once again offer the best of an in-person platform and provide participants and audiences with the unique opportunity to meet, network and directly interact with the local and global education community.
View the event website here: https://edutracoman.com/2022/
10 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
GITEX Global 2022
GITEX GLOBAL is one of the world’s most influential meeting places for the technology industry; bringing together thought-leaders, creators, innovators and makers to discuss, debate and challenge new ideology, showcase new products and identify future opportunities.
Visit the event website here: https://www.gitex.com/
19 October 2022 - 22 October 2022
International Education Show 2022
Riding on the booming education sector, the International Education Show has become the most popular higher education event in the country and the region. In fact the show is eagerly awaited by the student community since Higher education is now a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven economy.
The show will be the best platform for educational institutions from across the region and world to spot the brightest talents who are willing to pursue higher studies in a variety of specializations in Reputable institutions in different cities and countries. Industry analysts have been noticing a healthy growth in the number of students enrolling in primary, secondary and tertiary education segments, along with a rise in the number of education institutions in the country and the region.
View the event website here: https://www.educationshow.ae/
23 October 2022 - 25 October 2022
Najah Abu Dhabi 2022
In line with its long-standing tradition of being a world class higher education event, the 16th edition of Najah Abu Dhabi will continue to provide a strong platform for students to meet with leading higher education institutions from around the world.
It is the most significant overseas education fair in the region, enabling students to make informed decisions about their future career paths.
Najah Abu Dhabi is supported by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
View the event website here: https://informaconnect.com/najahexpo/dubai/
23 October 2022 - 27 October 2022
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022)
The 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022) will be held on October 23–27, 2022 in The Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan. The IROS is one of the largest and most impacting robotics research conferences worldwide. It provides an international forum for the international robotics research community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines. The theme of IROS 2022 is “Embodied AI for a Symbiotic Society’’. In addition to technical sessions and multi-media presentations, IROS conferences also hold panel discussions, forums, workshops, tutorials, exhibits, and technical tours to enrich the fruitful discussions among conference attendees.
Visit the event website here: https://iros2022.org/
25 October 2022 - 28 August 2022
The 9th International Conference on Variable Neighbourhood Search (ICVNS2022)
The 9th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search (initially called ICVNS2022) will be co-organized by the EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics (EWG EU/ME). The main goal of the 9th ICVNS conference is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields can share and discuss their knowledge, expertise, and ideas related to the VNS Metaheuristic and its applications. The aim of the 9th International Conference on VNS is to allow specialists and practitioners on Variable Neighborhood Search to effectively screen papers and participate in lively debates. Although physical attendance is highly encouraged, online attendance will be facilitated.
View the event website here: http://www.icvns2022.info/
11 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting
We are eager to gather in person once again for Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Our learners and leaders have long waited to reunite with like-minded peers and reignite the spark of collective learning. This year, we will connect with one another in commemoration of what the last few years have taught us. We’ll also look to the future and explore what lies ahead in medical education, patient care, and biomedical research.
Whether you’re a longtime attendee or new to Learn Serve Lead, you’ll have the opportunity to share your perspective on how we can improve the health of everyone, everywhere.
Visit the event website here: https://web.cvent.com/event/ae816afb-2c05-4d7c-b88c-c24d09987881/summary?RefId=AAMCLandingpage
14 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
IEEE ROSE 2022
The focus of the ROSE symposium series is on sensing systems and technologies for robotics and industrial automation, as well as their impact on autonomous robotics and intelligent systems development and applications. Papers are solicited on all aspects of these areas.
Visit the event website here: https://rose2022.ieee-ims.org/
14 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
Sixth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education
The International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for Higher Education was founded by Professor Jiju Antony in 2013. The conference has attracted over 300 academics from over 30 countries since then. The sixth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for Higher Education will explore the current status of the Trinity of Operational Excellence (OPEX) in the Higher Education sector. OPEX is a powerful operational strategy that increases process performance, resulting in reduced waste across the HE sectors, improved efficiency of business processes resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction and improved bottom line results in hard cash savings. The objective of LSS is to transform the HEIs from separate reactive operations, which are generally functionally oriented, into cross-functional process-focused organizations to meet the demands of 21st century education. Although a number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have been utilizing Lean principles, research has shown that very few HEIs have been integrating the best practices of Lean and Six Sigma for developing and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement.
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Martin Brenig-Jones, Chief Executive, Catalyst Consulting Ltd, UK
Title of the Keynote: “The practical application of Lean Six Sigma in higher education establishments – what works well, what can we learn?”
Synopsis: This keynote will focus on the experience gained in implementing Lean Six Sigma in a number of further educational establishments which have partnered with the speaker’s company Catalyst. We have taken a highly practical approach and over the last 2 years during the pandemic have developed this into a hybrid mix of virtual and live workshop-based sessions building on the best from both the Lean and Six Sigma worlds. The speaker will explain this approach explaining the rationale and how the importance of delivering benefits at speed is so important to maintain momentum in Lean Six Sigma deployments.
Contents: The contents of my keynote address include:
Higher educational establishments (HEE) as extended enterprises
The challenges of Lean Six Sigma Deployment in HEEs and how to overcome them
Using a hybrid approach – virtual and live workshops
The most commonly used tools successfully used in virtual working
How to keep educational leaders and management on board
Biography: Martin is CEO of Catalyst Consulting Ltd working with blue chip global clients in the field of operational excellence. Prior to this he held a number of senior executive roles in British Telecom (BT). Martin is a recognised expert in quality, programme and project management, process improvement and advanced quality management techniques such as Lean Six Sigma. He is a BQF (British Quality Foundation) certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has trained and coached leaders and practitioners at all levels around the world. He combines operational leadership; an engineering background; a curiosity about organisations and what makes them successful; with the ability to work across all organisational functions to make change happen. He describes his personal crusade as ‘helping leaders to create brilliant organisations’. Although he can hold his own at the highest intellectual level, he certainly does not have his head in the clouds, preferring practical application and ‘making it happen’. He attributes this to his engineering professional training and grounding. Martin’s early career was in operational and technical management roles focusing on large scale programme management in the telecommunications business. Before he left BT in 2000, Martin headed up Quality for the group working directly with Divisional Managing Directors and their teams across the business on major change programmes.
A particular strength is his ability to connect ideas, people, and systems together to bring about change. He is an excellent team builder and workshop facilitator. Martin is a regular conference speaker with a positive, motivational and entertaining style often using props on stage to bring his subject to life. Martin’s knowledge and experience of management tools and techniques is unusually wide, from strategy formulation and execution, through scorecards, policy deployment, programme management, process management, change management, risk mitigation, cost analysis, six sigma, lean, and agile. He is the author / co-author of a number of publications including Lean Six Sigma for Dummies which is Wiley’s best seller on the subject with sales over 100,000 worldwide. More recently he co-authored ‘Lean Six Sigma for Leaders’ also published by Wiley with several case studies written by leaders in organisations that Martin has consulted in, including Barclays, Coopervision, and Ricoh. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has a Hons degree in Electronic engineering, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Beth Cudney, Professor of Data Analytics, John E. Simon School of Business, Maryville University, USA
Title of the Keynote: Title: "Integrating the Voice of the Student in Course Design Using the Kano Model"
Synopsis: Gathering the voice of the customer is a critical step in designing a new product or service. The same holds true in higher education. In order to design effective classroom activities and assignments, it is important to understand the needs and expectations of our students and how they learn. The Kano model is a methodology for gathering and analysing the voice of the customer. In this presentation, a case study using the Kano model to design a semester project using gamification is presented in order to identify the gamification attributes that will resonate best for students in a specific discipline.
Contents: The contents of my keynote address include:
Understand how to identify customer needs using the Kano model.
Develop a Kano questionnaire
Perform VOC analysis using the Kano model
Interpret the results of the Kano model analysis
Biography: Dr. Elizabeth Cudney is a Professor of Data Analytics in the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the University of Hartford, and doctorate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla. Dr. Cudney received the 2022 Crosby Medal from ASQ and 2021 Bernard R. Sarchet Award from ASEE EMD for “lifetime achievement in engineering management education. She received the 2021 Walter E. Masing Book Prize from the International Academy for Quality for her book on Lean Six Sigma. In 2018, Dr. Cudney received the ASQ Crosby Medal for her book on Design for Six Sigma. Dr. Cudney received the 2018 IISE Fellow Award. She also received the 2017 Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize from the International Academy for Quality for sustained performance in exceptional published works. In 2014, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASEM Fellow. In 2013, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASQ Fellow. In 2010, Dr. Cudney was inducted into the International Academy for Quality. She received the 2008 ASQ A.V. Feigenbaum Medal and the 2006 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award. She has published nine books and over 100 journal papers. Dr. Cudney is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She holds eight ASQ certifications, which include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, amongst others.
Daryl Powell, Chief Scientist and Professor, SINTEF Manufacturing and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Title of the Keynote: "No Lean Without Learning - Reflections from the Lean Sensei"
Synopsis: Universities seem content with deploying lean projects to eliminate waste and improve processes in back-office support functions only, with the core value delivery processes appearing to have immunity from change. This is the opposite of most examples of lean implementation in the manufacturing sector, where production and delivery processes are the core focus. However, both approaches fail to grasp the true lean ideal. Drawing on inside insights from the Norwegian manufacturing- and higher education sectors and reflecting over his recent Shingo award-winner The Lean Sensei (in which the authors present lean as an education system – not a production system), in this keynote speech Daryl seeks answers to the question "What can universities learn from the lean education system?". Isn't it time we began to take our own medicine?
Contents: The contents of my keynote include:
Lean Higher Education
Lean as an Education System
Power and Politics
Biography: Dr. Daryl Powell is Chief Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Manufacturing and Adjunct Professor at both the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo, Italy. With more than 15 years of experience in studying and guiding lean transformations, he was recently awarded the honorary title of Professor of Practice in Lean Manufacturing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in Swansea, UK. Daryl has more than 100 publications and over 1600 citations and is the recipient of both the Shingo Research Award for the Routledge Companion to Lean Management and the Shingo Publication Award for the Lean Sensei. He has also served on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma since 2014 and was recently made an honorary member of the International Lean Six Sigma Institute.
Dr Sanjay Bhasin - Lean and CI Practitioner - Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, UK
Title of the Keynote: “Ingredients required and perceptions requiring tackling to enhance LSS maturity within the Public Sector”
Synopsis: Whilst the familiarity towards LSS is improving, there exists a need to reinforce how the LSS methodology can play an important role within the political five-year cycles LSS is often viewed in isolation; consequently, other national agendas such as “High Reliability” or “Learning Organization” do not extract upon the learnings from LSS initiatives. As is true of HE, we are being required to demonstrate efficiencies; the leadership and cultural components of LSS are not embraced to the level of the tools. We are embedding better performance, governance and assurance to embed LSS but levels of maturity need work.
Contents: The contents of my keynote include:
Lean Six Sigma Maturity
Leadership and Cultural components of LSS
Key Ingredients for success of LSS in Public Sector
Dr Sanjay Bhasin is an accredited senior Lean/Continuous improvement (CI) practitioner depicting high-ranking management positions within the industrial, education and public sectors. As a master Black-belt in LSS, his present position as “Head of Continuous Improvement” for the Probation Service in England and Wales predominantly incorporates steering the organization towards a higher level of Lean maturity. He obtained his PhD in Lean from Aston University. He is the author of various articles published in reputable international journals alongside two books and has frequently presented as key-note speaker at international conferences. Recognition includes most commended award for his research on “culture” in the “International Journal of Lean Six Sigma” and winning national awards for his research by the Institute of CI Public Sector in 2014 and 2015 consecutively. Besides being a peer reviewer of seven international journals. He retains his links with academia and cutting-edge research through his visiting lectureship with Buckingham University.
Sandy Furterer – Professor of Practice, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA
Title of the Keynote: "Identifying Quality Attributes of Teaching Effectiveness through Mixed Methods Analysis"
Synopsis: As the COVID-19 pandemic took higher educational learning online, this research identified critical online teaching effectiveness factors from the instructors’ perspectives and experiences during COVID-19. A qualitative phenomenology approach was used for this study. A snowball sample was deployed in which fifteen faculty in the engineering and engineering technology fields with experience in online teaching and learning were interviewed. Eight major themes that impact teaching effectiveness in an online environment were identified from the analysis, which included course organization, collaboration, valuable course content, student timely feedback and response, engagement, games, class recordings, and exam, assignment, and quiz grades. The factors identified for online teaching effectiveness can be used by faculty to enhance their course design and delivery while teaching online or blended courses. This research provides insights into factors that impact online teaching effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic that had not been explored in previous research.
Contents: The contents of my keynote include:
Online Teaching Effectiveness
Covid-19 and its impact on Teaching Effectiveness
Dr. Sandy Furterer has joined the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at Ohio State as a Professor of Practice in the area of Lean Six Sigma and Systems Engineering. She will also provide curriculum support and teach for the BSET program. Dr. Furterer received her Bachelors and Masters of Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State, an MBA from Xavier University, and her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Furterer’s teaching experience has included lean six sigma, systems engineering fundamentals, model-based systems engineering, leadership and diversity, engineering economy, and other industrial and systems engineering courses. Dr. Furterer’s teaching experience has included lean six sigma, systems engineering fundamentals, model-based systems engineering, leadership and diversity, engineering economy, and other industrial and systems engineering courses. Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Furterer was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Dayton in the Engineering Management, Systems and Technology Department. She has over 25 years of experience in business process and quality improvements. She is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Quality Engineer, a Certified Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence, an ASQ fellow, and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Dr. Furterer’s research projects have focused on lean six sigma, change management, leadership and diversity, systems engineering, healthcare systems and engineering education. She developed a framework to integrate lean and six sigma methods applied in local government. Dr. Furterer has published 9 textbooks in the areas of systems engineering, lean six sigma, design for six sigma and quality engineering methods and tools, as well as 6 textbook chapters, with the latest being a Lean Systems in Engineering Management chapter in the 6th edition of the Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook. She has published 21 peer-reviewed research articles, 39 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and presented 8 invited presentations and panels, and 98 conference presentations.
Dr Bart Lameijer, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and LSS Master Black Belt, Amsterdam Business School, university of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title of the Keynote: Contemporary developments and their managerial implications in Higher Education
The situation for Higher Education institutes anno 2022 is challenging. We are witnessing an increasing need for life-long learning in a non-linear world and there is a greater need for graduates to be critical, self-leading problem solvers. Consequently, we see a steadily increasing inflow of students (both in variety and volumes) and witness a lower tolerance for mundane error-prone rigid administrative processes by staff and students. Finally, we observe emerging technologies and new fast-growing innovators (web-based learning platforms) that tap into the “skills-over-degrees” demand. The purpose of this keynote address is to have an informed discussion about these contemporary developments in Higher Education, and discuss their managerial implications related to the deployment of continuous improvement/ data-based process improvement initiatives.
Contents: The contents of my keynote include:
The situation for Higher Education anno 2022 – some concrete implications.
Managerial implications – what does it take to adequately respond?
Lean Six Sigma based continuous improvement programmes – what is it and how can it help?
Examples of how Lean Six Sigma based continuous improvement programmes can facilitate.
Bart Lameijer is Assistant Professor Business Analytics at the Department of Business Analytics of the University of Amsterdam Business School, the Netherlands. Furthermore he is co-director of the Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics at the University of Amsterdam Business School. His expertise lays in Lean management and Six Sigma implementation for Operational Excellence purposes, and his research interests centre around both organization-wide and project-level data-driven process improvement methodology implementation.
Please visit the conference website for more information.
12 September 2022 - 14 September 2022
Digital Universities MENA
Higher education is at a pivotal moment across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and governments are spearheading new incentives to drive digital transformation to deliver world-class education at scale.
THE Digital Universities MENA will bring together education leaders, policymakers and industry partners to discuss how institutions across the region can embrace digital transformation and internationalization to meet the needs of students and society and rise to the forefront of the digital economy.
The event will also feature cutting-edge start-ups and the latest technologies set to accelerate education into the next decade of transformation.
For more information, visit the event website https://www.timeshighered-events.com/digital-universities-mena-2022
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Electric Transportation/Electric Vehicles
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Technologies Leading to Sustainable Energy Transition
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Photonics: Controlling the Flow of Light
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Sustainable solutions for the road infrastructure in Abu Dhabi
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September 01, 2021
Why should I study petroleum sciences?
MSc student Ahmed AlZaabi details the wide range petroleum sciences and explains why it’s important to keep researching oil and gas.
August 25, 2021
Is it possible to charge an electric car wirelessly?
Dr. Jamal Alsawalhi introduces us to the concept of wireless power transfer and how it can be used to change our lives in an age of electric vehicles.
September 06, 2021
What’s the big deal about epidemiology?
Dr. Juan Acuna explains exactly why epidemiology is so important, especially in a global pandemic, and how it impacts every part of our lives.
September 15, 2021
What is an exponential organization?
Jean-Luc Scherer introduces exponential technologies, organizations and platform business models.
September 07, 2021
What makes a start-up successful?
Syed Tariq details the importance of team dynamics for a successful start-up journey.
September 13, 2021
Can anybody be creative?
Jean-Luc Scherer explains how to take a systematic approach to creativity and the innovation process.
August 30, 2021
How can I stop procrastinating?
Dr. Sami Mejri explains why we procrastinate and offers his top tips for reducing procrastination.
September 26, 2021
What can we do to stop the spread of Covid-19?
Dr. Pierre Zalloua explains the importance of vaccinations and why keeping our distance and wearing facemasks is still crucial in the fight against Covid-19.
September 08, 2021
How has Covid-19 affected the world economy?
Dr. Ali Khraibi explains the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on economies and industries worldwide.
September 14, 2021
Why am I feeling anxious?
Dr. Herbert Jelinek offers general strategies to reduce anxiety in our daily lives.
September 20, 2021
What is transmission electron microscopy?
Dr. Dalaver Anjum takes a close look at nanoparticles with this extraordinary technology.