Forum Day Two: Thursday, 12 April 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Recap of Day One

Mike Merdinian, Executive Transformation Leader & Founder, ROKABOAT

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Mike Merdinian

Executive Transformation Leader & Founder
ROKABOAT

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote Address: Driving Innovation with the Help of Shared Services

Sanjay Bakshi, Chief Digital Officer, Shell

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Sanjay Bakshi

Chief Digital Officer
Shell
  • Understanding the importance of outsourcing to the region
  • How to decide between insourcing and outsourcing
  • Scaling up through automation by leveraging the outsourcers technological capabilities

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Ehsan Shammasi

Head of HR Shared Services
Al Tayer Group
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Gary Thompson

Shared Services & Business Excellence Expert
SSON Global Steering Committee

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Function-Specific Interactive Discussion Groups (IDG)

Join your peers and share your experiences or simply soak up best practise from others as we discuss how transforming your support functions to a shared services model can add value to your business and your bottom line. Walk away with new insights into how to begin your transformation journey, or how to improve your current course.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM The Future of Finance

Umar Saleem, Group Chief Finance Officer, Al Jaber Group

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Umar Saleem

Group Chief Finance Officer
Al Jaber Group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM HR in the 21st Century

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Transforming your IT Department for Future Accelerations

Dr. Mohammad Khaled, Head of IT Compliance & Digital Transformations, Regulation & Supervision Bureau

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

Head of IT Compliance & Digital Transformations
Regulation & Supervision Bureau

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Perfecting Procurement Processes

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Mike Merdinian, Executive Transformation Leader & Founder, ROKABOAT

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Mike Merdinian

Executive Transformation Leader & Founder
ROKABOAT

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking

2:00 PM - 2:00 PM Close of Forum

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.