HBR Arabia concludes first EdaraLab conference on Education Management

HBR Arabia concludes first EdaraLab conference on Education Management

EdaraLab Education Management brings Google, Boston Consulting Group, World Economic Forum, American University of Beirut and Majid Al Futtaim Holding to discuss gap between education and jobs.

Harvard Business Review Arabia held on November 5 the event in the EdaraLab Series, focused on Education Management. The one-day conference in Dubai witnessed a significant crowd of speakers and participants, including top education leaders from Google, World Economic Forum, Boston Consulting Group, and American University of Beirut, among others.

EdaraLab in Education Management was sponsored by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance. In a speech, Dr. Khalifa Ali Al Suwaidi, member of the Award’s Board of Trustees, highlighted the programs launched by the Award to improve the innovation among the youth in close collaboration with very experienced institutions in this field from the US and Europe.

The conference shed light on challenges facing the education sector, including leadership and strategy, shaping of future talent, innovation and transformation in education. Speakers included Jim Landale, Head of Knowledge Management in the Knowledge Networks and Analysis Team at the World Economic Forum, and Jaci Eisenberg the Lead for the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) community and university engagement at the WEF.

Panelist Rania Hadi, Regional Head of Education at Google, shared the solution from Google’s perspective suggesting the digital tools to disrupt the conventional curricula and the way of teaching to feed the markets with qualified employers.

The conference also discussed How businesses can help ensure that college curricula stay relevant with involvements from speakers Hugh Bosely, founder and chairman of RBK, and Steve Harvey, Dean of Suliman S Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut.

Edaralab panels also debated the topic of how Business must work with educational institutions to evaluate the kinds of learning that matter with participation from Mohamed Salem, President of Wollongong University, Roland Hancock the Director Education of PwC, Walid Yassin, Head of Licensing in Abu Dhabi Education Council, and Ali Abu Rahma, Interim Dean, College of Business, Abu Dhabi University.

The conference has discucced the answer of the question “How are leading educational institutions preparing their students for the job market of Now AND that of the future”? Different ideas and experiences came from the panelists; Leila Hoteit, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Wesam Al Anqar the Chief Strategist at Emirates College of Technology, Maliha Jilani, Principal Heidrick & Struggles, and Darryl Michael Speach, Chief Learning Officer, Human Capital, Majid Al Futtaim Holding.

Other interventions from different experiences and speakers like: Hisham Elaraby, Regional Director MENAm Udacity, Phil Redhead, Head of Digital Strategy at GEMS Education, Sally Jeffery, Partner PwC, Global Education Sector Leader, and Kevin Mitchell, vice provost of Undergraduate Affairs and prof of Architecture at American University of Sharjah.

The event took place at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel, and was organized by Haykal Media, publisher of Harvard Business Review Arabia.

“EdaraLab is the business events plaform of Harvard Business Review Arabia. Education Management is the first event in a series of events targeting different industries (Healthcare, Government, Finance, etc.) and focusing on the improvement of the practice of management in the Arab World,” said Hadi Malaeb, vice president of conferences and events at Haykal Media.

Harvard Business Review Arabia participates in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017

Harvard Business Review Arabia participated in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which took place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, between 19-21 May, 2017
A special issue of HBR Arabiawas distributed within the conference, and was available to all attendees through the WEF TopLink app. The special issue focused on entrepreneurs and the challenges they face, and it included an interview with Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Haykal Media’s Chairman, chaired a panel co-organised by HBR Arabia, titled: “Leading Businesses into the Future”. The panel included Fahd Al-Rasheed, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Emaar, The Economic City; Eyad Alkassar, Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Internet ME; Najla Al Midfa, General Manager, Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center); and Paul Rogers, Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey, Bain & Company Middle East Inc.

HBR Arabia’s Leading into the Future Session (Photo Credit: World Economic Forum)


Harvard Business Review Arabia Special Edition for the WEF MENA 2017

Emirates Post Group activates Harvard Business Review Arabia’s “Knowledge Portal”

Emirates Post Group (EPG) has signed an agreement with Harvard Business Review Arabia (HBRA) to use the latter’s “Knowledge portal” service to enable the Group’s employees to read HBR’s most important articles and videos produced by experts.

“This agreement is an extension of our constant pursuit of innovation in our work and management, as well as developing the ways in which information is presented to the Group’s employees,” said EPG’s Chief Innovation OfficerAhmed Al Badi. “This step reflects our commitment to following the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who stressed during ‘The World Government Summit’ that we have to develop government administration, economy, human resources, and infrastructure”.

“The Knowledge portal product by HBRA allows organizations to give their employees access to the valuable knowledge that the HBR Magazine has been producing for the last 100 years in the fields of management, strategy, marketing, human resources, operations, innovation, and self-management,” said Ammar Haykal, the Managing Director of Haykal Media, the publisher of Harvard Business Review Arabia. “We are pleased to work with Emirates Post Group which shares our vision regarding improving management in the Arab World”.

HBR Arabia magazine aims to contribute to solving the problems of management in the Arab World. Indeed, studies suggest that there is a huge gap in management qualifications in the region, which is impeding companies’ growth and slowing down the economic cycles and reform programs. The “Renaissance Partners” program equips qualified people with a wealth of management expertise that are made available to the widest segment possible of readers regardless of their purchase power, or the difference in their priorities at the beginning of their professional life. In fact, application can be made to the program grant at HBR Magazine website www.hbrarabic.com

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Dubai Future Foundation and Haykal Media Launch Arabic Edition of Popular Science Magazine

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Dubai Future Foundation is set to collaborate with Haykal Media to launch the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine, a world-renowned monthly scientific publication founded in 1872.

His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, said: “Building the future requires a concerted effort from everyone, particularly from an empowered and knowledgeable young generation. Launching the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine is a welcomed step in the right direction. The magazine simplifies complex scientific concepts in an effort to disseminate them among young Arabs and inspire them to direct their energy towards innovation and creativity.”

His Excellency continues: “Popular Science is one of the world’s leading scientific and technological publications and a valuable source of information on the latest breakthroughs. Launching the Arabic edition of the magazine adds to the UAE’s mission to spread knowledge. The initiative empowers individuals and engages them in the efforts to build the future, developing their skills and expertise to be effective and future-ready leaders.”

“The United Arab Emirates is inspired and motivated to spread knowledge and innovation to build a better future for the region. Saying that, today the initiative will empower the Arab youth and scientists with cutting edge scientific findings.”

Abdulsalam Haykal, Founder and Chairman of “Haykal Media”, publisher of Popular Science Arabia, stated: “By localizing the unique content of one of the oldest scientific journals in the world, we seek to provide the opportunity to Arab readers to access specialized, useful, and trustworthy content in their language. There is a hunger for knowledge in the Arab world, but there are few good quality sources available. Therefore, we see that there is a significant opportunity in investing in this sector over the medium and long-terms. There will also be wide-spanning and valuable impact on development and growth, through encouraging invention and scientific research, and in empowering youths to enter these fields.”

Haykal added that Popular Science Arabia magazine and website will contain original content from Arab researchers and scientists from the region’s best universities and research centers, in addition to translating the original magazine’s content. “We are proud to launch this project in the United Arab Emirates, the land of the new Arab renaissance,” Haykal concluded; “a land that has focused with determination on the future and on reinforcing the Arabic language at the same time. We have formed an exceptional partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation, and have found within them a clear vision in line with our own to enrich Arabic scientific content.”

“Popular Science has always been a publication of the world, and that becomes even more true now that there is an Arabic edition,” Eric Zinczenco, CEO of Bonnier Corporation, publisher of Popular Science stated. “We’re thrilled that more people will be able to read about the innovations and discoveries we highlight every day.”

Global Reputation and Media Popularity

Popular Science has been translated into 30 languages and distributed in 45 countries around the world, winning more than 58 international awards. In 2014, the number of copies sold in the US reached 1.3 million. Furthermore, the magazine attracts a large social media audience of 3.4 million followers on Facebook, one million on Twitter, and 19,800 on Instagram. Meanwhile, the magazine’s videos on YouTube were seen by 12 million viewers.

Global Scientists and Top-Notch Content

Since its original launch, the magazine has published articles from renowned scientists all around the world, including Charles Darwin, William James, Thomas Edison, and Michio Kaku. The magazine’s content features important topics in sectors of strategic importance and discusses the future of such fields as transportation, health, astronomy, renewable energy, water, education, technology, and the environment.

The first issue of the magazine will be distributed on April 16, 2017, alongside the launch of the website: www.popsci.ae

Ajman University Chancellor Karim Seghir appointed on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business Review Arabia

Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor of Ajman University (AU) has been appointed as a member of the advisory board of Harvard Business Review (HBR) Arabia.

For almost 30 years, AU has been a provider of quality education, deeply rooted in the Arab Culture and Traditions. It has amassed numerous renowned accolades and significantly contributed to producing, disseminating and developing impactful knowledge across the world but more specifically in the Arab region. The recent appointment of Chancellor Seghir on the Advisory Board of HBR Arabia will strengthen the role of AU in achieving its vision and mission.

The HBR Arabia seeks to improve the practice of management in the dynamic world and it truly influences how they operate and reflects upon their core values. HBR Arabia serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers. AU, since inception, has strived to break the barrier between the academia and the real-world thus giving the students a real life experience even before they have steeped in the evolving economic domain.

Karim Seghir stated, “It is a distinct honor for me to join the HBR Arabia’s Advisory Board. HBR Arabia has become an index of reference for the key stakeholders of the economy and is thereby shaping the future. The in-depth researches and cutting-edge trends have all contributed to the renowned positioning gained by HBR Arabia on the global map. I am positive that all members of AU will benefit from this enriching and stimulating source of knowledge and will actively participate to the achievement of HBR Arabia mission and vision.”

In the invitation letter, HBR Arabia expressed their confidence that Dr. Seghir’s expertise and experience as a business educator will “foster HBR Arabia’s ability to deliver the world’s best and most impactful management content in the Arabic language, hence enhancing economic growth in the Arab world.”

The full composition of the Advisory Board of HBR Arabia can be found at: http://bit.ly/2iHiaXS