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28-29 Feb 2024 | Dubai

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Baz Nijjar

Principal Advisor – Education Technology at GEMS Education I Industry & Education Partnerships

About the Speaker:

Principal Advisor – Education Technology at GEMS Education I Future Focus Learning I Esports & Gaming Edu | Industry & Education Partnerships

Baz currently holds the position of Principal Advisor – Education Technology at GEMS Education, where his exceptional talent for forging connections between technology, education, and industry needs has gained widespread recognition. He is renowned for his innovative initiatives that have been successfully implemented across the region, breaking new barriers in traditional education provision.

Baz’s visionary leadership led to the introduction of groundbreaking internship programs, integrated seamlessly into the school timetable, in support of the KHDA Rahhal 10X initiative. Notably, he also pioneered the placement of the first student internships within a school, fostering a spirit of collaboration between academia and industry. Baz formed strategic partnerships with renowned global organizations to incorporate industry accreditations and qualifications into K-12 curriculum provision. These coveted opportunities, traditionally reserved for university students or graduates, are now accessible to younger learners.

Moreover, Baz proudly launched the Middle East’s inaugural qualifications dedicated to teaching esports and game design courses, a testament to his unwavering commitment to bridging the gap between education, technology, and industry needs. Expanding these initiatives across the entire school network, Baz continues to redefine the boundaries of educational innovation.

Driven by his firm belief that education should constantly adapt to integrate real-world, current, and future industry demands, Baz remains at the forefront of shaping a future-ready generation. His passion for equipping children with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-evolving world is evident in his tireless dedication and forward-thinking approach.

Other Speakers in this Summit:

Adnan Al Noorani

Founder of Future Innovation Summit & Chairman of the Board at LEO Investments & D1 Technologies

H.E. Mohamed Bin Taliah

Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government | Prime Minister’s Office – UAE

Salim Al Shaami

Executive Director – Government Services Sector | Prime Minister’s Office
43 - H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

Former Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

MD, PhD, Founder & Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMIEmirates)