• Digital Transformation Conference 2018
  •    12 & 13 March 2018
  • Phoenicia Hotel

Guest Speakers

Ali E. Abdallah

Head of Computing Research, Birmingham City University

Maya Chehab

Senior Manager, EY Advisory Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security

Peter Coveney

Head of Centre for Computational Science, UCL, UK

Ryan Dunn

Lead Data Scientist, DWP Digital, UK Government

Arkan El-Seblani

UNDP Regional Manager, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Initiative

Andrew Greenway

Co-founder, United Kingdom Government Digital Service

Paul Kearney

Professor of Cyber Security, Birmingham City University

Tom Loosemore

Co-founder, United Kingdom Government Digital Service

Joann O’Brien

Vice President, APIs & Ecosystems, TM Forum

Iain Patterson

Chief Digital Officer, UK Cloud

Antoine Rizk

Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Axway, France

João Ricardo Vasconcelos

Policy Analyst, Digital Government Team, OECD

Digital Transformation Conference 2018 Program

Program of the Digital Transformation Conference 2018, March 12-13

  • 08:30 – 09:45

    Registration

  • 10:00-11:00: Official Opening

    Video

  • 10:00 – 10:10

    On Lebanon’s Strategy for Digital Transformation

    – Ali Abdallah, Senior Advisor on Lebanon Digital Government and UK Academic .

    Presentation

    Video

  • 10:10 – 10:15

    UK Experience of Digitally Transforming Government –

    Tom Loosemore, Co-Founder of Digital Government, UK .

    Presentation

    Video

  • 10:15 – 10:20

    Digital is key for effective, efficient and transparent modern governments –

    Peter Mousley, Program Leader, Mena Region, World Bank Group .

    Presentation

    Video

  • 10:20 – 10:35

    Vision and Roadmap for Government Digital Transformation –

    Her Excellency Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Dr Inaya Ezzeddine .

    Presentation

    Video

  • 10:35 – 10:45

    Executive Support for the National Strategy for a Future Digital Nation –

    The President of the Republic of Lebanon, His Excellency General Michel Aoun

    Video

  • 10:50 – 12:30

    Cocktail & Lunch break

  • 12:30-14:00: Overview of the Digital Transformation Strategy
  • 12:30 – 12:55

    A Digital Architecture for Bringing Government into the Information Age –

    Ali Abdallah, Senior Advisor on Lebanon Digital Government and UK Academic.

    Video

  • 12:55 – 13:05

    Demo: Integrating Citizen-Faced Government Information –

    OMSAR team

  • 13:05 – 13:30

    Design Principles and Standards for Internet-era Government –

    Andrew Greenway, Team Leader of UK’s Digital Service Standard.

    Video

  • 13:30 – 14:00

    How the UK Got to No1 in the UN’s Digital Government Rankings –

    Tom Loosemore, Co-Founder of Digital Government, UK.

    Video

  • 14:00 – 14:15

    Coffee Break

  • 14:15-15:30: Panel Discussion on Digital Foundation: Connectivity, Capability, Legislation and Reform.

    Video

  • Toward Total Fiber Optic Communication Connectivity throughout Lebanon –

    Dr Imad Kreidieh, Chairman of Ogero.

    Video

  • Work in progress: Lebanese Cyber Laws –

    His Excellency Samer Saade, Member of the Lebanese Parliament.

    Video

  • Opportunity and Challenges for Attracting and Retaining Digital Talents in Government –

    Lina Ouidat, Consultant to the President of the Council of Ministers.

    Video

  • A Pipeline of Digital Talents: Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Government –

    Dr Wassim Hajj, Head of Computer Science Department, AUB.

    Video

  • 15:30 – 15:45

    Coffee break

  • 15:45-17:15: Pillars for a Whole Digital Government Approach
  • 15:45 – 16:05

    Technology Infrastructure: Private, public and Hybrid Clouds –

    Iain Patterson, UK Cloud, UK.

    Video

  • 16:05 – 16:25

    Data Platforms: from Closed Silos to the Open World through Application Programming Interfaces – (APIs) –

    Dr Antoine Rizk, VP Global Supply Chain, Axway, France.

    Video

  • 16:25 – 16:45

    Cybersecurity at Scale: Securing Government Digital Services –

    Dr Paul Kearney, Professor of Cybersecurity and Former Chief Security Researcher at British Telecom, UK.

    Video

  • 16:45 – 17:05

    Common Platforms: A Citizen-Centered Identity Management Platform –

    Dr Maya Chehab, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young specialising in Identity and Access Management.

    Video

  • 17:05 – 17:15

    Complex Services: Rapid Digital Product Delivery enabled by Microservices Orchestration with Open Standards –

    Antonio Nehme, Digital Researcher, Birmingham City University, UK.

    Presentation

    Video

  • 17:15 – 17:30

    The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalised Medicine –

    Dr Peter Coveney, Head of Centre for Computational Science, UCL, UK.

    Video

  • 17:30-17:45

    Qs & As

  • 17:45

    Close

  • 09:00 – 09:30

    Registration / Networking

  • 09:30-10:50: Open Data: The New Fuel for The Digital Economy Engine
  • 09:30 – 09:50

    Open Data as an Effective Mean for Corruption Prevention –

    Arkan El-Seblani, Regional Manager, Anti-Corruption, UN Development Programme.

    Presentation

    Video

  • 09:50 – 10:00

    Demo: Open Data Platforms for Central and Provincial Governments –

    Mohamad Chehab, Software Architect, OMSAR.

    Presentation

    Video

  • 10:00 – 10:20

    Open Data for Local Strategies –

    Dr Ryan Dunn, Lead Data Scientist, DWP Digital, UK Government

  • 10:20 – 10:40

    Stimulating Data Economies through TM Forum Open APIs –

    Joann O’Brien, Vice president TM Forum, US.

    Video

  • 10:40 – 11:00

    Coffee Break

  • 11:00-12:15: Panel Discussion: Invigorating National Digital Economy.

    Video

  • Her Excellency Dr Inaya Ezzeddine, Minister of Administrative Reform

  • His Excellency Riad Salameh, Governor of Bank du Liban

  • Peter Mousley, Program Leader, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, Mena Region, World Bank Group

  • Charbel Fakhoury, Vice president, Microsoft

  • Alain Bifani, General Director, Ministry of Finance

  • 12:15 -13:00

    Lunch break

  • 13:00-14:50: Alignment of the Digital Projects in Government Ministries with the Central Strategy
  • 13:00 – 13:15

    Case Study: Redesigning the Commercial Register Project –

    Dr Tania Zaroubi, Head of Interoperability Team, OMSAR.

    Video

  • 13:15 – 13:30

    Case Study: The National Social Security Automation Project –

    Dr Mohammad Yassine, Consultant National Social Security

  • 13:30 – 13:45

    Case Study: Finance –

    Talal F. Salman, Ministry of Finance.

    Video

  • 13:45 – 14:00

    Case Study: Ministry of Interior –

    General Elias Khoury, Director General of Civil Status, Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.

    Video

  • 14:00 – 14:20

    Governing the Digital Transformation of the Public Sector –

    João Ricardo Vasconcelos, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Team, OECD.

    Video

  • 14:20-14:40

    Tea break

  • 14:40-15:40: Panel Discussion: How to Sustain the Digital Transformation Programme?

    Video

  • World Bank Group –

    Paul Welton, Lead Financial Management Specialist, Governance Global Practice

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia –

    H. E. Dr Mohaed Ali AlHakim, Under-Secretary-General

  • European Union Embassy –

    Rien Neiland, Head of Section on Governance and Security

  • United Nation development Programme –

    Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

  • 15:40-16:00

    The Way Forward: Action Plan –

    Her Excellency Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Dr Inaya Ezzeddine

  • 16:00

    Conference close

Timeline

Upcoming Digital Transformation Events and Workshops

  • Consultation With Industry

    WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY

    Hearing the voice of digital industry on developing a new approach to policies and schemes that make Lebanon’s digital industry a substantial part of the government’s supply chain and to accelerate its growth into a digital powerhouse that fuels the regional knowledge economy.

  • Consultation With Civic Societies

    FRIDAY, 2 MARCH

    The government is setting high ambitions to deliver citizen-centered digital services which are clearer, simpler, faster and more convenient for users. We will hear the voice of civic societies to inform the development of an ambitious government digital transformation strategy.

  • Consultation With Academia

    MONDAY, 5 MARCH

    Modern governments face complex challenges. Partnerships with academia are vital for building in-house capacity, acquiring modern skills, keeping up with progress and incorporating digital innovation. We will hear the voice of academics regarding the initiation of new strategic collaboration between academia and government in Lebanon.

  • Consultation With Women’s Associations

    FRIDAY, 9 MARCH

    The government is setting high ambitions to deliver citizen-centered digital services which are clearer, simpler, faster and more convenient for users. We will hear the voice of women’s associations to inform the development of an ambitious government digital transformation strategy.

  • Digital Transformation Conference 2018

    MONDAY/TUESDAY, 12-13 MARCH

    The Digital Government Conference 2018 brings together digital leaders from across the Lebanese government, private sector and academia to share lessons learned from the delivery of existing digital projects, discuss innovative international trends aimed at transforming the relationship between citizen and the state, and critically assess our current strategic approach to e-government with a view of adopting best international practices for the future delivery of government digital information and services.