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EON Experience FEST - DAY 1 AGENDA

EON Experience Fest 2022, ISTANBUL  

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Time  Topic Speaker
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Why should we care about the Knowledge Metaverse? 

Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality
10:30 – 11:00 Spotlight on the MENA Region

Key Announcements on new EON Reality initiatives across the MENA region

Find out how EON Reality is set to play a key role in  the digital learning and training revolution across the MENA region. 

Axelrod Holdings, UAE

 

Kuwait Oil & Gas Company, Kuwait

Kuwait University, Kuwait

National Technology Enterprise Company (NTEC), Kuwait

FCC Group, Egypt 

11:00 – 11:30  The Future of Work Keynote

Seizing Digitalization Opportunities for Productivity : Perspectives from Turkey

H.E. Mustafa Varank, Minister of Industry and Technology, Turkey (TBC)
11:30 – 11:50 Networking Tea Break
11:50 – 12:30 Get Inspired! Game Changing Digital Strategies for Vocational Training

In this panel session, learn how National Vocational Training Authorities are employing the latest EON Reality solutions to create a human centered learning experience and reshape vocational learning forever. 

Ms Sebolelo Nomvete, Strategy and Research, merSETA, South Africa

 

Dr Dayang Hanani Abang Ibrahim, Head, Mukah Campus, CENTEXS, Sarawak

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Learning Trailblazers: AMTZ, India

Learn how Dr Jitendra Sharma, CEO and Managing Director of AMTZ, India’s first and world’s largest medical cluster is using digital learning  technologies to drive innovation across the value chain and cement the country’s position as a leader in medical exports

Dr Jitendra Sharma, Managing Director & CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ)
14:30 – 15:00  Reinventing Learning:

How are edtech powerhouses joining forces to supercharge learning for the future?

In this conversation, find out how leading edtech companies, EON Reality and BYJU, are using novel strategies to make quality learning accessible to all in an increasingly digitized world. 

Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality

 

Byju Raveendran, Founder, BYJU’s

15:00 – 15:30 Networking Tea Break
15:30 – 16:00 Knowledge Metaverse Competition Launch

Calling all students around the globe! Join the Knowledge Metaverse Challenge that dares all students to create their most innovative experiences using the EON Metaverse Builder. 

Dr. Renah Wolzinger, Chief Learning Officer, EON Reality

 

Jeffrey Nah, CEO, Future Ready Academy, Singapore

16:00 – 16:30 Is Education in Crisis? How do we fix it?

Case Studies from EON Reality Partners

In this panel session, get fresh perspectives from EON Reality’s network of partners and collaborators on how they are using EON Reality’s suite of solutions to overcome traditional learning barriers in the classroom. 

Dr Mary Gallagher, President, Los Angeles City College

 

Professor Ben Kotze, Central University of Technology, South Africa

Dr. Renah Wolzinger, Chief Learning Officer,  EON Reality

END OF PROGRAM FOR DAY 1

EON Experience FEST - DAY 2 AGENDA

EON Experience Fest 2022, ISTANBUL  

Friday, 28 October 2022

Time  Topic Speaker
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Speech

The Vision of the New Digital Cambodia

HE Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Cambodia
10:30 – 11:00  EON Reality Insights

Knowledge Trading:  Unlocking the power of blockchain technology, NFTs and AI in the Knowledge Metaverse 

Dan Lejerskar, Founder EON Reality

Jan Kjallstrom, Head , Product Development, 

EON Reality

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Tea Break
11:30 – 12:15 Imagine if…

5 minute Leadership Perspectives on Education Transformation 

In roundtable, we invite leading figures in education and government to share in five minutes:

  • What are the fundamental  changes needed  in education today?
  • How do we get there?

Designed to spark discussion and provoke debates, this session will see each leader share their vision for education and their strategies to unlock full learning potential. 

This will be followed by an open floor discussion where the audience will be encouraged to engage in conversation with the panel.

Mr Anas Meerza, CEO, National Technology Enterprises Company

Mr Victor Ponta, Former Prime Minister of Romania

HE Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Cambodia

Dr Jitendra Sharma, Managing Director & CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ)

Moderated by: Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality

12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00  Metaverse Builder MasterClass

Rapidly Creating and Distributing Immersive Training at Scale

Hundreds of partners are leveraging EON Reality’s platforms to create engaging lessons for learning and training. In this hands-on session, find out how you can put together an effective lesson plan and strategy in minutes using the EON Metaverse Builder.

Mr. Jon Greene

Mr. Marcin Kasica 

END OF PROGRAM

SPEAKERS & DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

BERTIL ANDERSSON

CHAIRMAN OF EON EDUCATION

Professor Andersson uses his lifetime of experience of working in institutions of higher learning and research to help guide EON Reality in building stronger relations with academia and developing solutions that solve the needs of educational institutions. He is a prominent biochemist and won the Wilhelm Exner Medal in recognition of his research in biochemistry. He joined NTU as its first Provost in 2007, and in 2011 was appointed President. During Andersson’s stint as President, NTU moved from 74th position in 2010 to 11th in 2017 in the QS World University Rankings leadership, making it the highest ranked Asian university.
Prof. Andersson has been a leading proponent of the flipped classroom at the university level, and its adoption has been part of NTU’s meteoric success. In working with EON Reality, Prof. Andersson is looking to evolve the flipped classroom into “Classroom 3.0.” which blends e-learning, moocs, and distance learning with experiential learning technologies such as EON Reality’s EON-XR Platform. Additionally, Andersson will advise our network of Academies and help guide its future development.

Anna Lejerskar

President, Learn for Life Foundation

Anna Lejerskar is EON Reality’s Executive Vice President . She graduated from Russian University of People’s Friendship with a masters degree in business administration. Mrs. Lejerskar has been the driving force behind EON Reality’s outreach to Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East through the establishment of the EON Learn for Life Program, EON World Heritage Initiative, and the KnowledgeBit Initiative. These programs, along with her work in CIS countries, have helped grow EON Reality’s presence globally. Mrs. Lejerskar has a decade of international business experience and is currently engaging with various international partners to provide better access to Augmented and Virtual Reality technology and help make education available, affordable, and accessible.
Ivo Josipović

Ivo Josipović

FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Ivo Josipović, former president of the Republic of Croatia, from February 2010 to February 2015. He is the first President of Croatia not to be reelected to a second term.He was born in Zagreb, where he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb. He received his master's degree there, following post-graduate studies in criminal procedure law, and his doctor's degree. He also graduated in composition from the Zagreb Music Academy and holds an honorary doctorate degree from the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia.
Prior to his election to the office of president, Ivo Josipović was a university professor, a member of the Croatian parliament, and a composer. He taught criminal procedure law, international penal law, and misdemeanor law. He also taught harmony at the Zagreb Music Academy. He has published several books and eighty-five scholarly and expert papers in journals and magazines in Croatia and abroad. He has composed about fifty compositions. He has received numerous Croatian and international artistic prizes and awards, among them the Grand Prix of the European Broadcasting Union and two Porin Croatian Record Awards. For a number of years he was director of one of the most important European festivals of contemporary music, Music Biennale Zagreb, and served as Secretary-General of the Croatian Composers’ Society.
Sarolta Besenyei

Sarolta Besenyei

Expert, European Commission and Vice President , Romanian Association for Smart City and Mobility

Howard Bilton

Chairman and founder of The Sovereign Group

Howard Bilton is Chairman and founder of The Sovereign Group – one of the world’s largest privately-owned consultancies specialising in the provision of offshore trusts and companies and associated international tax advice. Howard holds a joint honours degree in classics and law from the University of Keele and is qualified as a Barrister and called to the Bars of England/Wales and Gibraltar. As a visiting non-resident Professor at Texas A and M University, he assists with their LLM and Master’s degrees in International Tax and Offshore Centres. He is a regular contributor of articles to numerous newspapers and technical news wires.
In Hong Kong in 2003, Howard formed The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF), a charitable organisation also registered in Guernsey, Malta, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. SAF runs a range of art prizes designed to increase the exposure of artists in the region, while raising money to help disadvantaged children. SAF has raised over US$9 million and has helped thousands of disadvantaged children using expressive arts as a means of education and rehabilitation.
Howard is also the Founder and Chairman of Howard’s Folly Wines, Portugal. All wines use art on the labels and often feature work by finalists of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize of the same year. A proportion of the wine operations revenue goes to support SAF.

Prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi

Rector of UBT

Prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi is the founder and rector of the private institution of higher education, UBT, which is a reflection of his experience and expertise gathered during the studies and work in many universities and international institutions. He graduated in engineering in University of Prishtina, and after two years became a master of Advanced Automotive Technology in the same university. During the same year, he enrolled for his doctoral studies in the University of Vienna in Systems Mangament parallelly with his studies in Information Technology. He finished his postdoctoral studies in England, City University of London.
He is a certified manager of quality from TUEV Austria, the first accredited expert for the certification project in 4 levels from the International Authority for Project Management.
Hajrizi is an accredited examiner and trainer for Quality Management under the umbrella of European Organization for Quality Austria, the main expert for EFQM model accredited from ILEP foundation.
Rector Hajrizi came back from Vienna to make his dream come true. His dream was to establish an institution that brings in Kosova the most technological innovations and developments, which are up to date with the most developed countries, becoming the first address for higher education studies in Kosova and region.
In 2001, Hajrizi founded the insitution IEME bringing a different approach in researches, university studies, professional trainings and international conferences. 2003 was the year when UBT got licensed, fiercely entering the field of univerisity studies.
The establishment of UBT marks a new chapter in the development of higher education in Kosova, being up to date and showing a whole new level of education like never before.
From 29, the number of students in the first generation, to 10,000, the number of students that left their future in the hands of UBT- This is a prof of the success of UBT and professionalism of Hajrizi which made many people strongly believe in this insitution. Today, 90% of those students are active in the job market and hundreds of other people are employed thorughout a year, representing the greatest reward for them.
Today, UBT is a synonym of an institution that offers developed programs, comparable to those in Europe and USA. It is the place that offers studies in all the fields, for profiles that are required most in the job market, the place that represents the main address of state institutions in requiring expertise and professional support.
UBT hosts thousands of world-wide known personalities who visit Kosova. It is the biggest support to the countries’ highest instances that work for increasing the quality and improving the life in Kosova. Thanks to professor Hajrizi lobbying in many countries, Kosova is a strong voice and member in many international institutions, something that politics can never do.
UBT is a source of employment with more than 500 people working as an academic and administrative staff, all of which are qualified and educated in UBT and other prestigious international institutions. UBT is the most serious academic institution in organizing international and scientific conferences. What is more, it has made it possible for many students to register and complete doctoral studies in the most popular international univerisities.
Due to the high influence of Hajrizi, UBT cooperates with 240 universities from all over the world. UBT is the first address to be considered for all of those who want to be the best, whereas prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi is the man who sacrificed himself and what Austria offered to him to come back in Kosova and to offer the same opportunity to its students. He did this by coming here and bringing in UBT and Kosova his european knowledge.

Jan Kjallstrom

Chief Research, Development, & Innovation Officer

Jan began his career 1997 by heading the VR content development at Yokohama VR Center in Japan and developed one of the worlds first 6-degree of freedom (6DOF) Virtual Reality Excavator Training Simulator for Komatsu, Japan. Since then he’s been responsible of all global software and hardware systems development including Virtual Reality Icube, Interactive multi-user Dome system, mobile VR and AR applications and EON Reality’s own software platform, EON Professional.

Jan is currently leading the global Product Development that is spread around the globe at offices in Sweden, UK, France, Singapore, Australia and US. The latest development under Jan’s leadership is EON-XR. It’s a scalable, cloud based, Software as a Service AR and VR Platform that provides the core features needed for educational institutions and enterprises to build, deploy, and scale knowledge transfer applications.

Jan specializes in VR and AR innovation and currently holds 5 approved patents and many more pending. He holds a Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

ANAS MEERZA

CEO OF NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES COMPANY (NTEC)

Mr. Anas Meerza has been the CEO of National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) since March 1, 2010. Mr. Meerza joined NTEC in mid 2005. He has also started several technology companies in Kuwait specializing in industrial applications, web-based applications and services, information technologies, telecommunications, and software development.
He worked for well over 11 years at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) as a Research Assistant and then as a Research Associate at the Energy Department. Throughout his professional life at KISR, Mr. Meerza specialized in research work and studies associated with Energy optimization and Alternative Energy Sources, and has published and presented several local and international research papers. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at SET technology gmbh.
Mr. Meerza received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1994 from the University of Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Rosen Plevneliev

Former President of the Republic of Bulgaria

President Rosen Plevneliev is the fourth democratically elected President of the Republic of Bulgaria, elected in November 2011 and holding office from January 2012 through to January 2017. His presidency of Bulgaria was marked by his long-term strategic vision calling for a truly transformative agenda focused on education, high technology and innovation and a green and energy efficient economy that protects the environment. He set national priorities for innovation in, e-government, e-voting, modernization, connectivity, vocational education system, long-term public planning, energy efficiency, liberalization, and diversification. He established, and is patron of, Bulgaria’s first innovation ecosystem and hi-tech park, Sofia Tech Park – the first such in the Balkans region.
President Plevneliev is a great supporter of the international rule of law, human rights and freedoms. He is a Distinguished Professor of the Emerging Markets Institute, Beijing Normal University and of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. He also serves as a member of the Board of Nizami Ganjavi International Center in Baku, The Trilateral Commission (European Group), and the International Advisory Board of GLOBSEC and is Honorary Chairman of the Emerging Europe Alliance.
Francis Galbally

Francis Galbally

Founder and non-executive Chairman of Senetas Corporation

Francis has had over 30 years experience in international business. He was educated at Xavier College Melbourne and is a graduate (First Class Honours) in Law at Melbourne University and practised in business law for 15 years.
Francis was responsible for recovering more than $1 billion in investor funds ($1 for $1) lost as a result of the major corporate failures (Pyramid Building Societies, Estate Mortgage Trusts) in the early 90's. As a lawyer Francis authored many papers on areas of law ranging from taxation, insurance, franchising and professional practice. He also lectured in Business Law in the postgraduate business studies courses of the Universities of Technology Melbourne and Sydney.
In the 1980's and 1990's Francis was advisor to the Italian Government owned Finsider Spa Group in respect of its Australian assets and the Chinese Government owned The Great Wall of China Corporation.
As an investor and corporate advisor Francis specialises in the Technology, Environment, Food, Mining and Energy sectors. He recently founded and listed on the ASX Australia's leading environmental solutions company.
Francis has also had first hand operational experience in growing small cap companies. He grew a small IT security hardware company, Senetas Corporation Ltd from a sub $20 million company to more than $300 million and which became included in the S&P ASX 300 index. Under Francis' leadership the company became the world leader in IT security with customers ranging from the US military to major financial corporations. Francis left Senetas in 2006 and recently through his corporate advisory firm Southbank Capital Francis underwrote a comprehensive capital reconstruction of Senetas and rejoined the board as one of Senetas' cornerstone investors.Francis is also a Director of Votiro Cybersec Global Pty Ltd and Chairman of VDL Gold Pty Ltd. Francis is also an advisor to Optic Security Group Ltd and is a director of Optic TNT Security Pty Ltd.
Francis has been a director and Chairman of a number of ASX listed companies in the construction, mining, property development and information technology industries.

Dr. Anand Govindaluri

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Govin Capital

Dr. Anand Govindaluri is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Govin Capital, a Singapore-based investment company that he started in 2014 with a focus on Digital Health & Technology. Dr Anand is also the Founder of Startup Accelerator, Singapore & India with a focus on Startup Entrepreneurship & Innovation management. Anand has 19 years of active investment management experience in healthcare, life sciences and technology. He has led or co-led more than 55 investments and has 20 exits with 2 Unicorn exits. Prior to GOVIN, Anand served as the Senior Vice President & Head of the Investment & Spin-Off Management Division at A*ccelerate, Innovation & Commercialisation arm of A*STAR, Singapore (2009-2012). Prior to A*ccelerate, Anand served as a member of the Direct Investments Life Sciences team at Temasek Holdings, Singapore (2001-2009)
Anand serves as Chairman of the Boards of Cialfo (Singapore), Greenline Labs (India), CellBeans Healthcare Informatics (India) & Perilwise InsurTech (India). In addition, Anand is also the President, Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), Charter Member, TiE Singapore, Advisory Board member of TIE-U University of Hyderabad (India), Right Walk Foundation (India), member of Singapore-India Chambers of Commerce & Singapore Business Federation. He served as an Innovation Advisory member (Biomedical Sciences) of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART), Singapore (2011-2015).
Anand started his professional career at AIIMS, New Delhi. He received a Doctorate degree in Management (Honoris Causa) from KEISIE International University, South Korea; Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay, USA; Master of Science degree from The National University of Singapore, Singapore and Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from G B Pant University, India. He also has a Certificate in IP Commercialization from The Global CONNECT-University of San Diego, USA.
Anand is a recipient of the prestigious Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (India, 2006); Temasek Sponsorship (Singapore, 2003); NUS-Overseas Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (Singapore, 1997); GATES Fellowship (India, 1995); Department of Biotechnology Merit Scholarship (India, 1993). Anand believes in supporting tech entrepreneurs and is active in social work by organizing food camps for the underprivileged
Victor Ponta

VICTOR PONTA

FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA

Victor Ponta was born in Bucharest, Romania. He worked as a prosecutor before becoming involved in Social Liberal Union (until 2014) and Social Democratic Party of Romania (from 2014) politics; he was elected as a deputy for Gorj County in 2004. He served as Minister of Parliamentary Relations from 2008 to 2009, and he went on to serve as President of the PSD from 2010 to 2015. In 2012, he led his party to victory in the local elections. He went on to serve as Prime Minister from 2012 to 2015. In 2019, he founded the liberal PRO Romania party.

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