Future of Work, Talent & Skills | Navigating the Learning, Culture & Talent Ecosystem for Digital Economy

State of Qatar #dtecosystem Dialogue

In the past 2 years, the digital revolution made significant strides, transforming the landscape of the workforce and workplace. As businesses delved deeper into the Digital Age, the rapid pace of digitalization brought to light a critical challenge for organizational leaders: the acquisition and development of talent to meet their digital transformation objectives. 

In response to this pressing need, Qatar’s strategic vision and targeted initiatives have set it on a path to create a thriving digital ecosystem, empowering its citizens with the knowledge and expertise to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape. By prioritizing human development through digital skilling and talent initiatives, Qatar has established itself as a trailblazer in the global journey of digital transformation. 

In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, Crafting Dialogue proudly presents the Qatar Edition of its renowned “Digital Talent Ecosystem Dialogue” series. Join us for this exceptional event, where more than 20 Regional & Global Thought Leaders will share invaluable insights into their experiences, success stories, initiatives, and collaborations concerning industry-wide concerns, challenges, and opportunities in bridging the talent gap, fostering real-world digital skills, and cultivating future-ready organizations and digital workplaces to excel in the digital era. 

Thought Leaders & Visionaries
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Days of Action-Oriented Agenda
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Hours of Learning, Knowledge sharing & Networking
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Like Minded Professionals
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Masterclass - Leading Through Innovation: Adapting to Change
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Interactive Session - Exploring the Power Generative AI in the Workplace
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Workshop - Transformational Leadership
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2024 #dtecosystem Thought Leaders & Innovators

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari

Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Ooredoo Group, Qatar

H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Chairman
MBK Holding

Birgit Frick

Senior Advisor to the Chief Sustainability and People Office
Siemens (Global)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Amann

Professor of Strategy and Leadership
HEC Paris, Qatar

Blend of Knowledge & Networking Get inspired and shift your perspective on digital future

How can today’s leaders prepare for growth and innovation in a changing world?

Featured Discussions

Why Attend

Are you ready to take your People & Technology strategy to the next level? Here's why you should be part of this exclusive event

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Discover how to cultivate a future-ready organization and digital workplace that will excel in the fast-paced digital era. Don't miss this chance to stay ahead in the era of growth, innovation, and culture transformation. Secure your spot today!

Great Speakers

Unleash the Power of People in Digital Transformation! Join us for inspiring talks by top-notch tech thought leaders and innovators, as they share real-world experiences, strategies, and success stories to fuel your journey towards digital excellence.

Thought Leadership

Embrace action-oriented conversations, conquer talent and digital skilling challenges, and lead your digital transformation journey with us. Stay ahead in the era of growth, innovation, and culture transformation!

Refined Networking

Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. Engage in real-time discussions and forge meaningful connections that will elevate your organization’s journey to success.

Collaborative and Hands-on Experience

Equipping you with the knowledge and tools to navigate HR responsibilities and emerging technologies, over the 2 days we present 3 curated collaborative sessions.

Technology Innovation

Discover visionary innovators and cutting-edge solutions that cater to your workforce and workplace needs for an agile digital transformation and a future-driven approach. Join us to unlock a world of possibilities and shape the future of work & innovation together.

Qatar Dialogue Audience

Government Organizations & Authorities
Oil & Gas
Energy & Utilities
Banking & Financial Services
Telecommunications
Healthcare
Manufacturing
Supply Chain & Logistics
Retail & Ecommerce
Aviation
Food & Beverage
Construction & Real Estate
Travel & Hospitality
Academics
Technology Consulting
Technology Solution Providers & Innovators

C-Suite

CEO | CIO | COO | CHRO/Chief People Officer

Tech Heads & Innovators

Senior leaders in IT

People Heads & Innovators

Senior leadership in HR | Talent | L & D | Organization Development | Employee Experience | Workforce Planning | People & Culture | Talent Acquisition| HR/people/workforce analytics | Rewards & Benefits | Wellness | Digital Solutions

2024 #dtecosystem Partners

Knowledge Partner

Corporate Education Partner

"HER Dialogue" - Community Partner

Workshop Partner

Skilling Partner

People Experience Partner

Workshop Partner

Official Rewards Partner

Skilling Partner

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Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, appointed Group Chief Human Resources Officer in April 2021 and later Chairperson of Ooredoo Maldives in December 2021, boasts 18+ years in telecom. Notably, she made history at Ooredoo Kuwait, as the first woman Board member (2018-2020). Formerly Ooredoo Qatar's Chief Consumer Officer, she became the Group's Chief Commercial Officer. In her current role, Fatima leads strategic human resources management, fostering a modern, efficient, and agile work environment. Joining Ooredoo in 2006, she held the role as Ooredoo Group's Executive Director of Marketing. Fatima holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Qatar, an Executive master's in leadership from Georgetown University, USA, and an MBA (Marketing specialization) from the University of Liverpool, UK.
H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of global entrepreneurship, amassing more than two decades of experience. Renowned for his visionary leadership and ventures characterized by innovation, he remains committed to expanding the horizons of business and nurturing a global ecosystem for entrepreneurs. His extensive portfolio spans diverse sectors, encompassing information security, online training, aviation, renewable energy, and health solutions. With a strategic focus, Sheikh Mansoor operates on a global scale, exerting influence across regions including the Gulf, UK, Europe, Singapore, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and the USA. His multifaceted endeavors reflect a dedication to pushing the boundaries of business and contributing to the advancement of entrepreneurial landscapes worldwide.
Wolfgang Amann, a professor at HEC Paris, has led educational programs since 2014, accumulating 25 years in academia. With four doctorate degrees in international strategy, psychology, educational leadership, and philosophy, he completed faculty development programs at Harvard, IESE, EFMD, and IMD. Amann advises senior leaders, serves on boards, and published 50+ books and 100 case studies for executive education. Certified for psychometric tests, he received awards for teaching and research. Outside academia, he engages in long-distance running and Ironman races, embodying a commitment to intellectual and physical challenges.
With more than 15 years of experience in strategic HR management, talent acquisition, employee development, and organizational culture enhancement, I bring a proven track record of success in HR leadership roles. My expertise lies in driving HR strategies that seamlessly align with business objectives, ultimately enhancing overall performance. I excel in building and managing high-performing teams, implementing impactful talent management practices, and cultivating a culture of employee engagement and development. My approach is centered on driving positive organizational change and fostering a workplace environment that promotes growth and success. Through my strategic HR initiatives, I aim to not only meet but exceed business goals while ensuring the well-being and professional development of all team members.
With over 20 years of experience in HR and a specialization in technology and innovation, Birgit is a seasoned professional focusing on strategic change management and human capital development. Based in the Middle East, she has provided guidance to multinational corporations and shaped people strategies for medium to large organizations since 2010. Birgit brings valuable insights and a unique perspective to the intersection of HR, technology, and innovation. Rooted in the UK/Europe and with extensive experience in multinational corporations, Birgit has effectively advised on transformative projects, emphasizing change, stakeholder management, and Learning & Development. Her industry focus spans Financial Services, Healthcare, and the Public Sector, showcasing a profound understanding of infrastructure.
Mohamed Goda is a seasoned Learning & Development and Talent Development Expert, as well as an Executive Coach, bringing extensive experience in crafting and delivering comprehensive training programs across various sectors such as Customer Service, Leadership, Human Resources, Sales, and more. With a rich background, he has collaborated with distinguished companies in the U.K., Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, and Qatar, consistently earning recognition for his adept knowledge transfer skills. His expertise encompasses Training Consultancy, Policy Development, Nationalization, Career Development, and Talent Management. Proficient in areas like Leadership Development, L&D Strategy Planning, Policies Crafting, Succession Planning, Diversity & Inclusion, and Employee Engagement, Mohamed holds a proven track record in providing guidance to management on effective Personal Development Plans, contributing significantly to organizational success.
Raisa Ghazi, recognized as one of the Top 50 Influential Muslims in Europe, is a captivating speaker and innovative creator. Affectionately dubbed the "Robin Hood of Leadership," she dedicates herself to providing free leadership training to underprivileged groups. Renowned for her expertise in Women’s Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, and Growth Mindset, Ghazi has earned accolades from Forbes and the Dutch Soc. & Econ. Board, solidifying her leadership status. Additionally, she holds the esteemed position of the best teacher in her program at the University Nyenrode and stands out as a prominent voice on LinkedIn. Ghazi's commitment to empowering others through leadership training has made her a respected figure, and her impact extends across diverse fields, reflecting her influence as a dynamic and inspiring leader.

Areej is a distinguished keynote speaker at international conferences, addressing themes like Women in Leadership, Talent Management, Change Management, and Digital Transformation. Recognized as a woman mentor by the Global Skills Development Council, she received the World Women Leadership Congress award as one of the top Oman Women Leaders in 2023. Honored as one of the top 20 young achievers in the GCC region by the Government Youth Summit in 2021, Areej is a dedicated leader in human resource development. With professional certifications in talent management and a master’s degree in management and Entrepreneurship, she brings extensive expertise to her role as Director of Human Resource Development at influential organizations in Oman. Areej's commitment to continuous learning, strategic planning, and organizational growth showcases her leadership in merging entities, leading change initiatives, and building solid foundations. Active in committees like the Change Management Committee and the OSHRM, Areej provides consultancy services to foster a culture of learning and development in government entities. Her motivational and engagement programs, combined with exceptional communication, negotiation, and leadership skills, make her an invaluable asset to any organization.

Yazen Al Safi, a senior management professional with 18 years of experience, is renowned for spearheading digital transformation in the Middle East. As a Senior Consulting Director at PwC ME, he played a key role in expanding the firm's technology consulting. Yazen's expertise spans industries like government, healthcare, and smart cities, emphasizing human-centric digital transformation. He's contributed to over 25 transformative projects in the Middle East and Australasia. An entrepreneur, he founded award-winning health IT companies in New Zealand and received recognition for innovation in healthcare technology. Yazen is a regular contributor to digital strategy publications, showcasing a growth-oriented mindset. His educational background includes a Master's in Software Engineering and an MBA, highlighting his deep understanding of the synergy between technology and business.
Masam, a seasoned senior facilitator, has conducted more than 350 interventions worldwide, addressing a wide range of topics including Customer Service Excellence, Motivational Leadership, Sales Management, and Emotional Intelligence. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, Masam is a highly motivated professional committed to providing exceptional solutions aligned with organizational values of customer centricity and innovation. With a global perspective, he brings a wealth of experience to his role, emphasizing excellence in delivery and a strong dedication to meeting client needs. Masam's expertise extends across diverse domains, reflecting his versatility in navigating topics crucial to organizational success. His commitment to client satisfaction, coupled with a foundation in financial analysis, positions him as a dynamic facilitator capable of delivering impactful interventions that resonate with organizational values and objectives.
Nayef Al-Ibrahim is the CEO at Ibtechar, leading a team providing practical innovation solutions. With over a decade in innovation and recognized by the World Economic Forum, Nayef is listed among Qatar's Best 50 SMEs twice. His expertise lies in strategic thinking, team management, and agile framework use. Nayef holds a civil engineering degree from Qatar University and an MBA from the American University in UAE. Formerly in real estate, he managed projects exceeding a Billion Dollar value, gaining insights from ideation to implementation. Beyond work, Nayef values family time and enjoys reading.
With over 11 years of experience in reservoir engineering, she obtained her bachelor's degree from TAMUQ in 2011 and completed a master's in Women, Society, and Development in 2020. Serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Women Engineers Association (QWEA), she actively advocates for science and women in engineering, participating on advisory boards and co-authoring technical papers. Her master's thesis, focused on women's leadership in the oil and gas industry, was published. Engaging globally, she presents technical topics and coordinates engineering camps. In 2021, she earned recognition as the QatarEnergy Female in Engineering Champion and received the 2020 Engineer of the Year Award from TAMUQ. Notably, she is acknowledged for her volunteer efforts, including contributions to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Florencio “Rhency” Padilla is the Founder & Managing Director of Perky People Limited – an HR consultancy specializing in Employee Experience. Rhency has more than 20 years of work experience in different industries in Asia & the Middle East. He spent more than 15 years in strategic & operational L&D, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & wellbeing, employer branding, organizational effectiveness, and employee experience design from the airlines, government sector & luxury retail. He is a chartered fellow of the CIPD UK (FCIPD). Rhency has a proven track record of helping leaders & organizations design innovative people solutions, designing inspirational workplaces & people-first cultures that embrace ongoing enhancements & co-creation practice within the organization.
Monica Sharma is a seasoned senior HR Leader with around 20+ year’s international experience driving employee performance, HR transformation and organisational setup. She holds extensive experience of managing 10000+ teams based in the US, UK, Europe, APAC and Middle East for Banking & Finance, Telecom, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Healthcare & Technology sectors. Renowned for her expertise in a broad spectrum of subjects like Strategic HR Planning, People Strategy, Business Transformation, Organizational Design, Talent Strategy Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management. Monica Successfully executed HCM implementation, Talent review strategy and succession planning process for many global enterprises. Monica’s commitment to empowering and building collaborative teams in achieving common enterprise goals is well appreciated within her organizations that also made her a dynamic and inspiring leader. Monica has an MBA – Human Resource as education background from a reputed university in India.
Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain. He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied a Masters in Mediation from the University of London. He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include internal and external communications, creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management & business mediation. Balvinder is passionate about the importance of building strong and effective teams and enabling projects, which push boundaries. He is a strong advocate of self-empowerment and pro-activeness to achieve one´s goals, with his favourite quote being that of Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” He is CEO at Learning Experience/ Ed Tech Company Unfoldwork.com and a Founding Partner, Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries and AERDRON, innovative international New Space/Aerospace projects/consultancies with important stakeholders globally. In 2015 he became a Business Mentor at “The Founder Institute”, one of the largest and most powerful start up networks in the world. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Business Mentor at IE Business School and a qualified and experienced trainer, giving sessions on Leadership, Team Management and Motivation, Innovation Culture, Mediation/Conflict Resolution Skills & Entrepreneurship globally. He has recently authored a book called "Going Digital" (2022 for Pearson group) about the Inner Secrets of Successful Business Innovation and Digital Change.