BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

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Date

18th February 2017

Location

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates

They might be unorthodox. Or sometimes can get little bizarre. But one thing for certain is that all our featured talks are thought-provoking and are set to challenge the status quo.

For the fourth year now, BOLDtalks Innovation continues to gather a diversity of discussions that share a common thread centering on alternative and innovative way of thinking.

Join our programme this Saturday 18th February at 10am in Centrepoint Theatre in the Mall of the Emirates, to take part in the featured talks and debates.

The event is ticketless, but limited to the first 450 to register.

Speakers

  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    Why the Disruptive, Connected World is a Myth

    Paul Godfrey

    Paul takes the view that the world is far from the connected, international matrix that is so often talked about. Social media and AI have made only very token inroads into our society, which acts, behaves and repeats the same patterns it has always done.

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    Safeguarding the World's Most Valuable Resource, Food: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    Brian Lainoff

    Brian Lainoff traces the story of the world's crop diversity from the beginning of agriculture nearly 13,000 years ago through the pioneer of crop diversity, Nicolai Vavilov, to the icy tundra in Svalbard where lies the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    Genomic Medicine and the Race to Save Lives

    Dr. Shareef Nahas

    Dr. Shareef Nahas, a Clinical Geneticist, will join us to discuss to a new era in rapid precision medicine and genomics being used to save lives. This will include the story of world record setting fastest genetic diagnosis and how precision medicine is now providing medication for patients based ...

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    Resuscitation Innovations Re-Defining Death

    Dr. Mamoun Abu-Habsa

    Conventional thinking continues to view death from the perspective of cessation of heart activity and absence of signs of life. Whilst survivors of severe traumatic brain injuries paused a challenged to this notion and reasonably broad acceptance of the concept of brainstem death, there remains a ...

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    The Business Case for Purpose

    Christos Tsolkas

    Christos tells the story of how his own personal experience leading an organization through crisis inspired him to pursue an exploration of the powerful impact of purpose on teams and organizations.

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    Teachers Escape Mode

    Mental Oriental

    Mental Oriental is a Dubai-based Lebanese instrumental band.

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    The Message Behind Alison’s Spoof Photography

    Alison Jackson

    Alison Jackson is a BAFTA and multi-award winning contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media and publicity industries. Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes.

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    The Evolved Indian; the Story of India’s First Michelin Star Chef

    Vineet Bhatia

    The tricks of trade and what it takes to stand out of the crowd, regardless of the industry you’re in. Hard work or finding your differentiator what most would guess. True, this but also alternative thinking – argues Vineet Bhatia, India’s first Michelin Star chef who joins the BOLDtalks platform ...

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  • BOLDtalks Innovation 2017

    Living in the Age of Airplanes

    Brought to you by Airbus

    Experience a visual journey about how far we’ve come and how fast we got here. Narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic).

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