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BOLDtalks 2014 unveils impressive speaker line-up

: Monday, March 24 - 2014 @ 15:15

BOLDtalks FZE, the UAE based events management company has announced the 5th edition of the successful BOLDtalks series, BOLDtalks 2014 with a fascinating line-up of speakers. Topics presented will range from 15 year old boy’s invention of a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard; the fascinating talk by Nelson Mandel’s former prison guard; to the invention of Li Fi a mechanism that transmits data through light opposed to radio frequency (Wi Fi).

BOLDtalks 2014 is scheduled to take place on 22nd March 2014 at DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates from 10 am – 5 pm.

This exclusive one-day event will feature high-profile, international speakers presenting fascinating discussions on diverse intellectual topics. Tickets can be purchased from www.boldtalks.com (and from DUCTAC box office as of Saturday 15th March).

Tamer Nahas, Managing Director, BOLDtalks said, “BOLDtalks is now in its 5th edition and this success has been possible through the contribution of the great speakers as well as the interest of our audience over the years. We constantly aim to highlight expert discussions which are likely to impact all members of the community and be thought provoking. BOLDtalks 2014 continues the tradition with an excellent line-up and we are looking forward to an intellectually stimulating event.”

Omar Boulos, Regional Managing Director, Accenture in the Middle East added, “Accenture and BOLDtalks share a lot of synergies, especially in our commitment to empower the Middle East region with innovative solutions to help in the advancement of our community. We are proud of our association and look forward to another year of stimulating intellectual and educational discussions.”

BOLDtalks 2014 will be moderated by Paul Godfrey, a renowned commentator on business, finance and current affairs agendas for more than 20 years.

Featured talks this year include:
Detecting Pancreatic, Ovarian, and Lung Cancer in 5 Minutes for 3 Cents
Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard.

When Christo Met Nelson Mandela
Christo Brand
An incredible talk by Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s prison guard describing their unlikely relationship which turned into a lifetime friendship.

LI-FI, the new Wi-Fi?
Harald Haas
Professor Harald Haas has pioneered and coined ‘Li-Fi’. Li-Fi uses off-the-shelf light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enable light fixtures to illuminate and at the same time provide high-speed wireless networking using the unlicensed and vast amount of visible light spectrum.

Social Technologies for Participative Governance
Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis
Is a group of minds equal to the sum of its parts, or much greater? How can modern social and electronic technologies enable groups of minds – humans and electronic – to come together? How could Participatory Design and Governance bring forth widely accepted yet highly effective decisions?

The Story of Qasr Al Husn
Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli
Not many people can say they held the keys to Qasr Al Husn, but Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli had them for two decades. Dr. El Mutwalli will speak on the basic architectural elements of the old fort, highlight various historic and architectural stages of the building and narrate certain aspects of the lives of those who inhabited it, and reflect on the special decorative details of the building.

The Evolution of Flute Compositions
A glance into the world of solo flute repertoire; innovative artists, composers and the development of styles and techniques over the last century.

BOLDtalks Through Artist’s Eyes
Farah Nasrawi
Farah Nasrawi joins BOLDtalks 2014 to paint some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

Accenture Development Partnerships: Corporate Innovation and The Social Intrapreneur
James Arnott, Managing Director: Accenture Capital Project Services (EALA), and Corporate Social Responsibility lead for Accenture in the Middle East
Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) aims to have a catalytic impact on social and economic development by providing access to Accenture’s people, knowledge, assets and global network; providing market-based solutions, new technologies and an ability to broker partnerships between the public, private and non-profit sectors. Through an innovative operating model, Accenture is making a conscious commitment to partnership, citizenship and to creating long-term shared value for itself, the international development sector and communities around the world. ADP represents a sound example of Corporate Innovation and—based on its own journey and unique position at the nexus of all sectors—aims to play a bigger role as a strong catalyst for “Social Intrapreneurs”.

BOLDtalks 2014 Lead sponsor is Accenture, and also sponsored by Arjaan by Rotana – Dubai, Flip, Gulf Marketing Review, Communicate, Trends and McCollins Media.

For further information please contact:
Monica Tomar
Mccollins Media
Tel: +971529838344

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