2020 Live Stage Agenda




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    August 24, 2020
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    8:35 pm (GST)
  • LIVE STAGE

DJ SET WITH TALA SAMMAN

Tala always had a love for music. Finding a niche when it comes to Hip-Hop andRnB music, Tala Samman has…

  • 8:35 pm
  • 9:20 pm
  • LIVE STAGE

Tala always had a love for music. Finding a niche when it comes to Hip-Hop andRnB music, Tala Samman has been mixing for some of the worlds biggest brands. She’ll be playing a set to close Day 1 of Step Anywhere so kick back and relax into the evening!

  • Tala Samman myfashdiary
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    August 25, 2020
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    8:10 pm (GST)
  • LIVE STAGE

Reset Workout with Omar Al Duri

The Reset program promotes functional movement and overall well-being. More than ever under the circumstances utilizing body weight to improve…

  • 8:10 pm
  • 8:50 pm
  • LIVE STAGE

The Reset program promotes functional movement and overall well-being. More than ever under the circumstances utilizing body weight to improve strength,mobility and speed is incredibly beneficial for physical and mental goals.

  • Omar Al Duri Reset program
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    August 26, 2020
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    3:00 pm (GST)
  • Talk

Welcome to Day 3

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:02 pm
  • Talk

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    August 26, 2020
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    4:20 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

The Pioneer's Mindset

How to transform educational institutions to empower the digital pioneers of tomorrow. This talk introduces the powerful concept of The…

  • 4:20 pm
  • 4:50 pm
  • Step Start

How to transform educational institutions to empower the digital pioneers of tomorrow. This talk introduces the powerful concept of The Pioneer's Mindset and explains how CODE provides a supportive, encouraging, and challenging learning environment based on self-directed, project-based and curiosity-driven education.

  • Manuel Dolderer CODE University
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    August 25, 2020
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    3:35 pm (GST)
  • Step Money

Conversation with Ali Abulhasan, Tap payments

  • 3:35 pm
  • 3:55 pm
  • Step Money

  • Ali Abulhasan Tap Payments
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    August 25, 2020
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    3:10 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Trip into the Travel world in pandemic

Catch CEO of Dubai & Singapore Based Online Travel Marketplace, Wego, discussing data and insights in the travel industry, where…

  • 3:10 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • Step Start

Catch CEO of Dubai & Singapore Based Online Travel Marketplace, Wego, discussing data and insights in the travel industry, where it's heading, and strategies to pick it up.

  • Ross Veitch Wego
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    August 26, 2020
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    3:10 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Growth, scaling and profitability

  • 3:10 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • Step Start

  • Bader Ataya Kitopi
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    August 24, 2020
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    3:10 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

The future of the digital economy

A conversation between Kushal Shah and Khaled Talhouni discussing the changing nature of investments, starting with trends etc and how…

  • 3:10 pm
  • 3:28 pm
  • Step Start

A conversation between Kushal Shah and Khaled Talhouni discussing the changing nature of investments, starting with trends etc and how that is also reflected in and reengineering VC

  • Khaled Talhouni Nuwa Capital
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    August 24, 2020
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    8:10 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

In conversation with Allen Blue, Co-founder of Linkedin

The importance of reskilling for the jobs of the future, particularly in light of COVID

  • 8:10 pm
  • 8:35 pm
  • Step Start

The importance of reskilling for the jobs of the future, particularly in light of COVID

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    August 25, 2020
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    4:00 pm (GST)
  • Step X

Agritech validated: AI and Autonomous Greenhouse

  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:45 pm
  • Step X

  • Neil Yorke-Smith Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
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    August 25, 2020
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    7:20 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Jobs beyond education

Tight cash flow, drawn out employee onboarding, and challenges in sourcing talent affect startups and large companies alike. Discussing the…

  • 7:20 pm
  • 7:50 pm
  • Step Start

Tight cash flow, drawn out employee onboarding, and challenges in sourcing talent affect startups and large companies alike. Discussing the continued shift towards the gig economy, non-traditional education routes, and degree-less employees. - Teaching vs. R&D systems

  • Bijan Azad American University of Beirut
  • Yasir Khan Noon Academy
  • Abdullah Mutawi Dubai Angel Investors
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    August 25, 2020
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    6:50 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Corporates for Startup Ventures

Discussing global corporates roles in growing, nurturing and structuring the technology startup ecosystems.

  • 6:50 pm
  • 7:18 pm
  • Step Start

Discussing global corporates roles in growing, nurturing and structuring the technology startup ecosystems.

  • Ali Samir Microsoft
  • Davide Capitanio Accenture
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    August 25, 2020
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    7:50 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

2008 vs. 2020 crisis: Lessons learnt for Entrepreneurs

2020 has given us some major throwback to the economic crisis that took place back in 2008 around the world.…

  • 7:50 pm
  • 8:20 pm
  • Step Start

2020 has given us some major throwback to the economic crisis that took place back in 2008 around the world. Michael Dermer who's one of the 2008 survivors and founder of The Lonely Entrepreneur will share with us the similaritires and key learnings from his experience that every entrepreneur can implement in their journey in times of crisis.

  • Michael Dermer The Lonely Entrepreneur
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    August 26, 2020
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    8:55 pm (GST)

Award Ceremony - Pitch competition announcement

Award Ceremony - Pitch Competition

  • 8:55 pm
  • 9:00 pm

Award Ceremony - Pitch Competition

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    August 26, 2020
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    7:05 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

In conversation with Abdulla Almoayed, Tarabut Gateway

  • 7:05 pm
  • 7:25 pm
  • Step Start

  • Abdulla Almoayed Tarabut Gateway
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    August 26, 2020
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    6:15 pm (GST)
  • Step X

The rise of Proptech and future of Real estate

The application of technology and platform economics to real estate, what is the state of this space today, and the…

  • 6:15 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • Step X

The application of technology and platform economics to real estate, what is the state of this space today, and the goals to be achieved.

  • Joel Ayala Class 5 Global
  • Tala Nsouli Urban
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    August 26, 2020
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    3:45 pm (GST)
  • Step Money

Digital assets and fintech role

Discussing the rise of digital assets and how fintechs are setting the ground for this transformation

  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • Step Money

Discussing the rise of digital assets and how fintechs are setting the ground for this transformation

  • Alice Nawfal Notabene Inc
  • Hisham Al-Falih Lean Technologies
  • Mark Walker The Fintech Power50
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    August 24, 2020
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    5:35 pm (GST)
  • Step Money

Payment trends with consumer behavior change

With the changes in retail, and brick and mortar space, consumer's payment behavior and preference has also changed and developed,…

  • 5:35 pm
  • 6:20 pm
  • Step Money

With the changes in retail, and brick and mortar space, consumer's payment behavior and preference has also changed and developed, how will this reflect in payments services and what trends are expected to rise post-pandemic?

  • Khalil Alami Telr
  • Muhannad Ebwini HyperPay
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    August 24, 2020
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    4:45 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Investing in Emerging Markets in Times of Crisis

Looking at the investment landscape in emerging markets in its various forms, what's exciting and how to plan in times…

  • 4:45 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Step Start

Looking at the investment landscape in emerging markets in its various forms, what's exciting and how to plan in times of instability.

  • Kalsoom Lakhani i2i Ventures
  • Shane Shin Shorooq Partners
  • Walid Mansour MEVP Capital Limited
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    August 24, 2020
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    3:55 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste: Winners in the Digital Future

  • 3:55 pm
  • 4:40 pm
  • Step Start

  • Jeremiah Owyang Kaleido Insights
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    August 24, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
  • Step Digital

Trends, Challenges & Solutions for the Social Distancing Economy

There is no business unaffected by COVID-19. Some industries have been totally disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, some experienced ups…

  • 3:30 pm
  • 3:50 pm
  • Step Digital

There is no business unaffected by COVID-19. Some industries have been totally disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, some experienced ups and downs, and others saw a surge in ecommerce and delivery orders. At Criteo, we want to help marketers make smart decisions and adapt their strategy for the social distancing economy. We will share top global trends that have emerged as a result of the pandemic and winning strategies for marketers to adopt.

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    August 24, 2020
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    3:00 pm (GST)

STEP goes virtual

About STEP's latest move, brief about the overall content

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:10 pm

About STEP's latest move, brief about the overall content

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    August 24, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

Foodtech, Agritech & Sustainability

The food industry has been shifting towards transformative processes and sustainable food systems with the support of the government. Discussing…

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:15 pm
  • Step Start

The food industry has been shifting towards transformative processes and sustainable food systems with the support of the government. Discussing how to build an attractive brand and platform to appeal to consumers and affect habits.

  • Jonathan Reyes Tulua
  • Yasin Aboudaoud Brinc
  • Mohamed Al Fayed GrubTech
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    August 24, 2020
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    7:20 pm (GST)
  • Step Start

A Conversation with the World’s Most Active Investors

Discussing trends in investment, booming industries, emerging markets, and startup stories.

  • 7:20 pm
  • 8:05 pm
  • Step Start

Discussing trends in investment, booming industries, emerging markets, and startup stories.

  • Christine Tsai 500 Startups
  • Courtney Powell 500 Startups
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    August 25, 2020
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    3:00 pm (GST)

Day brief

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:10 pm

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    August 25, 2020
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    6:15 pm (GST)
  • Step Digital

Retail never dies

The retail industry has witnessed another shift in standards and consumer behavior. Even though physical stores have re-opened, social distancing,…

  • 6:15 pm
  • 6:45 pm
  • Step Digital

The retail industry has witnessed another shift in standards and consumer behavior. Even though physical stores have re-opened, social distancing, new behaviors and habits will affect retailers. Discussing diversified supply chains, e-commerce, payments, and logistics.

  • Jean-Baptiste O'Neill Accenture Middle East
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    August 25, 2020
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    4:50 pm (GST)
  • Step Digital

Tech’s Play: Tailoring Experiences

Personalization, customization, and on-demand have been key to attracting customers. Discussing how brands are tailoring quality experiences to their diverse…

  • 4:50 pm
  • 5:35 pm
  • Step Digital

Personalization, customization, and on-demand have been key to attracting customers. Discussing how brands are tailoring quality experiences to their diverse educated customers and what tech trends are playing a role.

  • Ron Simpson The Avocado Show
  • Paul Blazek cyLEDGE Media
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    August 25, 2020
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    5:40 pm (GST)
  • Step Digital

In conversation with Kat Cole, COO & President at Focus Brands

Streaming services saw a spike since 2019 and 2020 has only accelerated this. Discussing how the world gets its entertainment…

  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:10 pm
  • Step Digital

Streaming services saw a spike since 2019 and 2020 has only accelerated this. Discussing how the world gets its entertainment including the introduction of new players across video and audio platforms.

  • Kat Cole Focus Brands
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    August 26, 2020
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    8:55 pm (GST)

CLOSING OF EVENT

  • 8:55 pm
  • 9:10 pm

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    August 26, 2020
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    5:35 pm (GST)
  • Wellness

Technology meets mental health and wellness

During 2020's pandemic, mental health startups have witnessed a major rise in funding and consumption. Tackling the importance of mental…

  • 5:35 pm
  • 6:10 pm
  • Wellness

During 2020's pandemic, mental health startups have witnessed a major rise in funding and consumption. Tackling the importance of mental health and how technology can be an enabler of providing larger access to the market.

  • BERK YILMAZ MEDITOPIA
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    August 26, 2020
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    4:55 pm (GST)
  • Step X

Climate Change: Acting Now

The world’s best scientists have signaled that 2020 is the year to act on a coordinated and comprehensive plan for…

  • 4:55 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Step X

The world’s best scientists have signaled that 2020 is the year to act on a coordinated and comprehensive plan for climate change. Discussing what a plan of this magnitude looks like including policy, innovation, and individual behaviors.

  • Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky Global Thermostat
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    August 26, 2020
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    8:15 pm (GST)
  • Step X

Healthtech making healthcare universal

Health-tech is one of the booming industries that has received rising interest from investors and government entities. Discussing the challenges…

  • 8:15 pm
  • 8:55 pm
  • Step X

Health-tech is one of the booming industries that has received rising interest from investors and government entities. Discussing the challenges of advances in healthcare including data, science, and policy; and the road towards preventative and primary care that will or not become universal. 

  • Saqr M. Ereiqat IBM
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    August 26, 2020
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    7:30 pm (GST)
  • Step X

Digitizing Services: Government-as-a-platform

Government entities were put to the test with the mass population facing a lack of access to services during the…

  • 7:30 pm
  • 8:10 pm
  • Step X

Government entities were put to the test with the mass population facing a lack of access to services during the Covid lockdown. Discussing the investment and shift in behavior to digitize services while not compromising data and privacy.

  • Jonathan Richenthal Human Future