Agenda




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    December 08, 2019
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    10:00 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Opening remarks and introduction to STEP Next

  • 10:00 am
  • 10:10 am
  • Main Stage

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    December 08, 2019
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    10:10 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Shifting from 9 to 5 to Anywhere Anytime

Flexibility has become an increasingly important aspect for employees. Companies need to adapt and respond to changing circumstances and expectations.…

  • 10:10 am
  • 10:40 am
  • Main Stage

Flexibility has become an increasingly important aspect for employees. Companies need to adapt and respond to changing circumstances and expectations. How can employers value flexible employees, and what are the benefits of also employing part-time and freelance candidates?

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    December 08, 2019
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    10:30 am
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    Breakout Room
  • STEP Next

Your Digital Media Health Check

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • Breakout Room

  • Terry Mo OMD
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    December 08, 2019
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    10:40 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Hiring in 2020

  • 10:40 am
  • 10:50 am
  • Main Stage

  • Akram Assaf Bayt.com
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    December 08, 2019
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    10:50 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Finding and Retaining "Techies"

Growing demand outweighs supply in finding developers, product managers, data analysts, and other technical talents. Being a tech recruiter or…

  • 10:50 am
  • 11:20 am
  • Main Stage

Growing demand outweighs supply in finding developers, product managers, data analysts, and other technical talents. Being a tech recruiter or hiring manager in this field comes with a variety of challenges including how to stand out among competition, be efficient in the hiring process, and manage engagement with candidates.

  • Akram Assaf Bayt.com
  • Yusuf Saber Bulkwhiz
  • Issam AlNajm MATIC Services
  • Maher Loubieh Parity Finance
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:00 am
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    Room 1
  • STEP Next

Mentoring session: Henrik Jonson, Insead

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • Room 1

  • Henrik Jonsson INSEAD Business School
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:00 am
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    Room 2

Mentoring session: Yasmine Akram, Careem

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • Room 2

  • Yasmine Hassan Amazon
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:00 am
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    Room 3
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Sherif Elhennawy, Plug & Play

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • Room 3

  • SHERIF ELHENNAWY PLUG AND PLAY
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:20 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Company and Workplace Culture

What does an ideal work environment look like and why does it matter? Culture isn’t just outings and holiday parties.…

  • 11:20 am
  • 11:30 am
  • Main Stage

What does an ideal work environment look like and why does it matter? Culture isn’t just outings and holiday parties. What makes a company unique to attract talent, promote skills improvement, productivity, and personal growth.

  • Tetiana Mykhailiuk Bayzat
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:30 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion improves culture in the workplace and makes companies more competitive on an international scale, how are…

  • 11:30 am
  • 11:40 am
  • Main Stage

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion improves culture in the workplace and makes companies more competitive on an international scale, how are companies adopting the diversity concept and how is it affecting them strategically?

  • Eleni Kitra Facebook
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:30 am
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    Breakout Room
  • STEP Next

Coding 101

  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 am
  • Breakout Room

  • Ola El Khatib SE Factory
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:00 pm
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    Room 1
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Yusuf Saber, Bulkwhiz

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • Room 1

  • Yusuf Saber Bulkwhiz
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:00 pm
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    Room 2
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Tarek Kabrit, Seez

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • Room 2

  • Tarek Kabrit Seez
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:00 pm
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    Room 3
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Sherif Tawfik, Microsoft

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • Room 3

  • Sherif Tawfik Microsoft
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:00 pm
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    Room 4
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Maher Loubieh, Parity Finance

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • Room 4

  • Maher Loubieh Parity Finance
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:30 pm
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    Breakout Room
  • STEP Next

Data-Driven Recruitment

  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • Breakout Room

  • Harvey Bennet Searchie
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    December 08, 2019
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    1:40 pm
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Hiring the Founding team

  • 1:40 pm
  • 1:55 pm
  • Main Stage

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    December 08, 2019
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    2:00 pm
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    Breakout Room
  • STEP Next

UX/UI Common Sense

  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Breakout Room

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    December 08, 2019
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    2:00 pm
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    Room 1
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Iraklis Alexopoulos, Visa

  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Room 1

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    December 08, 2019
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    2:00 pm
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    Room 2
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Nicolas Deflaux, RECVOLT

  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Room 2

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    December 08, 2019
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    2:00 pm
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    Room 3
  • STEP Next

Mentoring Session: Amro Rashad, iMile

  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Room 3

  • Amro Rashad iMile
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    December 08, 2019
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    11:40 am
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Hiring for Success: Talent Acquisition Today

Talent acquisition and recruitment strategies have been challenging to many employers and for some, it has evolved to include digital…

  • 11:40 am
  • 12:10 pm
  • Main Stage

Talent acquisition and recruitment strategies have been challenging to many employers and for some, it has evolved to include digital tools and artificial intelligence to widen searches and ease the process of finding flexible candidates. What’s the state of talent acquisition today and what are the pitfalls looking to be solved through technology?

  • Sherif Tawfik Microsoft
  • Ammar Akhtar Finalrentals
  • Harvey Bennet Searchie
  • Nicolas Deflaux Recvolt
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    December 08, 2019
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    12:40 pm
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Building a Healthy Team

A teamwork environment and professional relationships in the workplace motivate employees, and foster a culture of working harder, cooperating, and…

  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:10 pm
  • Main Stage

A teamwork environment and professional relationships in the workplace motivate employees, and foster a culture of working harder, cooperating, and supporting each other for the company’s success. How are leaders ensuring such team dynamics and developing healthy team relationships?

  • Amro Rashad iMile
  • Nadine Mezher Sarwa
  • Samia Hasan Unwind The Grind
  • Salma Bader Microsoft
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    December 08, 2019
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    1:10 pm
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    Main Stage
  • STEP Next

Talent vs. Employees

This debate will feature Talent representatives (job seeker, current employee) vs. Employer representatives (hiring manager, recruiter, senior management) debating the…

  • 1:10 pm
  • 1:40 pm
  • Main Stage

This debate will feature Talent representatives (job seeker, current employee) vs. Employer representatives (hiring manager, recruiter, senior management) debating the challenges around hiring, retention, and growth.

  • Clemens Mielke referbility.com
  • Sohaib Hasan Career Advisor
  • Pascale Salamani IBM
  • Nathalie Helen Spree True Search