Global CIO Forum, Bahrain’s AI Society host BotTalk on AI and Covid-19

Global CIO Forum, Artificial Intelligence Society host BotTalk

On June 21, Global CIO Forum in partnership with Bahrain’s Artificial Intelligence Society, hosted the region’s first BotTalk, titled AI in Navigating the Pandemic. The virtual event was held under the patronage of His Excellency Ali ben Saleh A-Saleh, Chairman of Shura Council.

The online gathering discussed the impact of AI on the Covid-19 pandemic, and what the future holds. It covered nine different sectors with keynote speakers and expertise from the health, finance, legislation, industrial, beverages and education sector, including Bahrain University. The event was conducted in both English and Arabic languages.

The partnership between GEC Media Group and the Artificial Intelligence Society has entered its 4th year, and it has contributed significantly towards awareness of AI and digital transformation, in Bahrain and amongst its CIOs.

The speakers

The AI in Navigating the Pandemic BotTalk was inaugurated by HE Ali ben Saleh A-Saleh, while the Conference Chairman was Dr Jassim Haji, the President of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain. He is a veteran in the field Information and Communications Technology with over three decades of robust experience in implementing IT strategies across sectors.

Dr Haji was joined by Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Project Director, Supreme Council of Health; Dr Sh Fay Abdulla Al Khalifa, Director of eLearning University of Bahrain; and Dr Ahmed Nasser, Assistant Secretary General, HR, Finance & IT, Shura Council.

The WebSummit was moderated by Khalid Rashid Jalal, Senior Group ICT Manager, Garmco.

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Speakers for the AI in Navigating the Pandemic BotTalk.

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