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Collaborative Innovation Network "CoIN" 7th gathering

The purpose of COIN is to foster innovation in the ICT Sector in Egypt by developing a network of participants from the industry and academia to share experiences, lessons learnt, technology trends, opportunities and challenges. This is done through Networking Events, which are held on a regular basis (every 2-3 months).
23 Jan 2012
TIEC Premises
From To Topic
9:30am 10:00am Registration
10:00am 10:15am Welcome Speech and introduction to the center & the event
Dr. Ashraf Farghaly - CEO-Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship; TIEC
10:15am 11:00am The Innovation Culture at EMC
Steve Todd, Distinguished Engineer and Director of Global Research and Innovation; EMC

In this presentation Steve will discuss his role as the Director of EMC’s Innovation Network, and the process that he uses to manage innovation from within a 50,000 person corporation. He will also provide an overview of the framework that EMC uses to bring new ideas to market. As part of his presentation Steve will describe “innovation by adjacency”, and relate why this technique works particularly well at EMC. Finally, Steve will describe how innovation by adjacency has played a role in the formation of EMC’s cloud strategy.
11:00am 11:45am Introduction to Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Lab Cairo & NLP Toolkit
Eng. Rany El Housieny, Development Manager of the Arabic NLP; Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Lab Cairo

In this presentation Eng. Rany will present the activities of the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Lab Cairo and share with event participants latest toolkit developed by the team to support companies developing new software applications and/or services that process Arabic Language.
11:45am 12:30pm Coffee Break
12:30pm 2:00pm How to find your next innovation: tools & practices

Eng. Heba Gaber, Senior Consultant; INNOVETY
Eng. Sally Metwally, Manager of the Innovation Support; TIEC

Dr. Maged Ghoneima, Managing Director; Wireless Starts
Mr. Moatasem Osam, Chief Commercial Officer of "Applications & Payments Systems Development" (APSD); Masary
Eng. Ramy Elfouly, President;Edge Technology

In this presentation 2 tools will be presented to participants that can be used by Small and Medium organizations to find their next innovative product/service, then 3 companies will share their innovation practices addressing the following areas:
  • What are the most innovative products they have? Why they consider it innovative?
  • What are the challenges they faced during their innovation journey?
  • How the ideas are generated in their companies and how the company provides a supportive environment/ climate to accommodate those innovations?
  • What sort of competences are needed in innovating teams.
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