September 25, 2017 - September 28, 2017 (All Day)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is set to bring their global Summit to Bahrain this month, and will take place in Bahrain on the 25th September.
Within the activities surrounding AWS Summit and the MITEF Innovation Forum that same week, we are kicking off the Technology Week Pavilion (Datacenter): a major initiative featuring a 2,200 square meter exhibitor area within a big pavilion tailor-made for the event. A range of technology, innovation and startup themed activities will be taking place, including panel discussions and talks. Brinc and C5 Accelerate will also be hosting the StartUp Bahrain “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY” competition, which will include more than $75,000 worth of prizes and two tickets to Web Summit in Lisbon provided by Tamkeen, AWS and Batelco.
Taking place 25th to 28th September, the Technology Week Pavilion (Datacenter) aims to attract members of Bahrain’s tech and startup ecosystems, the general public and other interested visitors. It will have an expansive exhibitor space, a stage for a number of activities and live entertainment, and a dedicated area for Food Trucks. The pavilion will be open during AWS, as well as the MITEF Innovation Forum – See below for the list of exhibitors and full agenda.
|Government Pavilion||StartUp Bahrain Pavilion|
|Company Product Presentation||Training & Education|
|Day 1 – 25th September|
|18:00||Welcome Speech by H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi – Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board|
|18:15||Welcome Speech by Ms. Teresa Carlson – Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services|
|18:30||Welcome Speech and Awards Ceremony by H.E. Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa – Director General of the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister
|19:15||Gaming Panel Discussion – Why Bahrain for Gaming?|
|20:15||Rowad Talk: Mr. Omar Al Saudodi – CEO, Pay Fort|
|Day 2 – 26th September|
|17:30||Panel Discussion: The new norm: Changing Skills requirements in a transformative job market.
Panelists: Bahrain Polytechnic, University of Bahrain, BIBF, ThinkSmart, OneGCC
Moderator: Amazon Web Services
|18:30||Startups Panel Discussion – Brinc, C5 Accelerate, CH9, Tamkeen, Rowad
Moderator: Bahrain Economic Development Board
|20:15||Tamkeen Session: Get on the Cloud|
|Day 3 – 27th September|
|17:30 – 18:30||“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 1: First round of pitches (Seed stage)|
|18:30 – 18:40||Break and Deliberation|
|18:40 – 19:40||“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 2: Second round of pitches (Scale-up stage)|
|20:00||Tamkeen Session: The Support for ICT Companies in Bahrain|
|Day 4 – 28th September|
|16:30 – 17:30||Digital Transformation Master Class|
|17:30 – 18:30||“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Final Face-off|
|18:30 – 19:45||Coffee Break and Score Tally|
|19:45||“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Awards Ceremony|
Follow @BahrainEDB on Twitter and Instagram for coverage of the Technology Week events, and keep an eye on #TechWeekBH to stay up to date with all things Technology Week!