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Theme: Navigating Tomorrow's Realities

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March 2, 2024
Amman, ٰĀmmān (Al ٰĀşimah)

🚀 Welcome to TEDxPSUT 2024: Navigating Tomorrow's Realities! 🚀
Are you ready for an exciting journey into the future? Get set for the year's most thrilling event, where we'll be your guide through the blend of new ideas, technology, and what it means to be human. At TEDxPSUT 2024, we'll explore the endless possibilities that lie ahead.
Delve into captivating talks on Advanced IT, Psychology, Business, Women Empowerment, and Global Awareness. Be inspired, challenged, and enlightened as we traverse critical areas shaping our world.
But hold on tight, because there's more! In between the fascinating talks and deep discussions, get ready for some fun games to play and opportunities to meet new people. And when it's time to refuel, indulge in our buffet-style lunches and breakfasts, featuring a variety of delicious dishes from around the world.
TEDxPSUT 2024 isn't just about listening—it's about experiencing, connecting, and imagining together. Join us as we chart a course into tomorrow, driven by curiosity, friendship, and the shared desire to shape a better future. Get ready to let your imagination soar and make connections that will stay with you for a lifetime! 🌟

Princess Sumaya University for Technology Friendship Auditorium
Khalil Saket Street, Al-Jubaiha
Amman, ٰĀmmān (Al ٰĀşimah), 11941
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Abdullah Ouran

Senior Manager at Talabat
Abdullah Ouran is the Special Projects and Performance Senior Manager at Talabat Jordan, where he oversees the company's performance to drive key business decisions and leads special projects He is an experienced, bilingual industrial engineer with over ten years of multidisciplinary experience across various industries in data analytics, planning, and business improvement. He has previously held several roles in multinational companies in Jordan and the United Kingdom.

Daoud Abdel Hadi

Data Science Lead at EastNets
I am a Machine Learning Engineer at EastNets, where I'm responsible for introducing and implementing machine learning to tackle the not-so-easy task of combatting financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud. I graduated with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence where I fully immersed myself in all things machine learning, from decision trees to state-of-the-art Deep Neural networks. I like being able to explain things and dislike being unable to explain something. This is where my field and I fit together perfectly, I get to think of creative and innovative ways to make sense of data for a living and make something useful out of it.

Dina Halaseh

Educational Psychologist & Co-Founder and Director of Cognitive Training at Mind Matters,
Dina Halaseh holds a master's degree in Educational Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society. She joined the LearningRx family in 2013 to become a brain trainer. Halaseh works with children and adults to develop their cognitive abilities. With experience in hands-on brain training, she co-founded Mind Matters to help ensure learners achieve their desired levels of success. The center has been supporting many children and adults since 2015 to develop their cognitive abilities and help them overcome their learning struggles like attention, memory and reading struggles. Mind Matters is licensed by LearnigRx, USA to offer unique cognitive development programs like BrainRx, AccelerateRx, MathRx and ReadRx. The center also provides a new brain training and early intervention programs for children aged 4.5-6, the only program in Jordan based on scientific research and years of development.

Dina Sam'an

Founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA
A Jordanian entrepreneur, passionate about reshaping the landscape of digital finance in the Middle East. Currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA. I am also a board member of my alma mater Princess Sumaya University For Technology and an Advisory Board Member for Women in Tech Bahrain. Established in 2019, CoinMENA is a cryptocurrency platform licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority. On CoinMENA, investors can buy, sell, send, receive, and store digital assets safely and securely, as well as deposit and withdraw in their local currency. I was among the first to provide access to crypto assets in the MENA region, and have been deeply involved in the crypto assets industry ever since, consistently staying on top of the latest developments. My focus includes the regulatory aspects of the crypto industry, and providing regional investors with a compliant platform to invest in digital assets.

Ebaa Fayyoumi

Professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Prof. Ebaa Fayyoumi earned a B.Sc. degree in 2000 from Hashemite University (HU) in Zarqa, Jordan, and an M.Sc. degree in 2002 from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. In 2008, she received her Ph.D. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She has been at Hashemite University's Faculty of Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II for Information Technology since 2008. She held several administrative positions at Hashemite University, including Chairman of Computer Science and Applications, Chairman of Computer Information System, Vice Dean of The Deanship of Academic Development and International Outreach, and Vice Dean -Faculty of Graduate Studies. Before joining Hashemite University, she was a Lecturer at Carleton University. From 2016 until 2018, Ebaa worked at Princess Sumaya University for Technology. She has worked in empowering women in the IT sector since 2010.

Ghassan Al Lahham

Al- Lahham is a well-known expert in the use of automation in the public education and healthcare sectors. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurial accomplishments in achieving significant milestones in his career. His main asset is combining the experience of a private sector entrepreneur, with his leadership of automation in world-class education and healthcare. He also has been directly managing a number of projects that have rapid and long term impact on the development of healthcare and education sectors in Jordan, and the local region. He is also a founder and CEO of Electronic Health Solutions International (EHSI), Amman – Jordan EHSI is a healthcare IT company that is solely focused on the Middle East Healthcare market. Headquartered in Amman, EHSI is dedicated to support Middle East healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care through the use of internationally proven technologies.

José Carlos Quadrado

Engineering Educator
Jose Carlos Quadrado, SEFI Fellow, is an international leader in engineering education. He is a tenured coordinating-professor with aggregation in the Electrotechnical Engineering field, currently he is the ENTER Network president, international entity that regulates worldwide the engineering educator profession. He holds a BSc in Energy and Power Systems, as well as a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation and Industrial Electronics from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, a MSc and a Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computers from Lisbon University (2000). He also holds the Habilitation degree (Aggregation) in Electrical Engineering from Beira Interior University (2007).

Nisreen Matalka

Nisreen is a distinguished dance and sports trainer dedicated to fostering a healthier and more active lifestyle. Her expertise extends beyond fitness training, as she advocates for overall well-being and serves as a passionate activist, leveraging her social media presence to raise awareness on important issues. Nisreen's influence goes beyond physical fitness; she has built a community centered around health, empowerment, and positive change. Her commitment to social responsibility is evident through initiatives like hosting annual runs for cancer patients, organizing runs for Gaza, and spearheading the "Run for Salam" initiative. In addition to her impactful work in fitness and activism, Nisreen's motivational speaking skills make her an asset in enhancing workplace environments. Her sessions address various aspects of well-being, including mental health, stress management, and goal-setting, inspiring positivity and determination among employees. Nisreen Matalka's collaborations are characterized by authenticity and a genuine connection with her audience, making her an inspiring figure in both fitness and social advocacy.

Omar Abdallat

Content Producer at Tamatem Games
عمر عدنان العبداللات صانع محتوى ابداعي / متحدث/ مؤسس شركة قلم حر مواليد لندن ١٩٧٨ بكالورويس تصميم جرافيك جامعة العلوم التطبيقية ٢٠٠١. حاز على عدة جوائز محلية و عربية ودولية في مجال الكاريكاتير و صناعة المحتوى و الريادة المجتمعية . حاز عام ٢٠٢١ على جائزة الريادة المجتمعية من الأمم المتحدة وكذلك على جائزة محمود كحيل فئة الكاريكاتير السياسي عام ٢٠٢٣. مبتكر عدة شخصيات كرتونية منها عوض ابوشفة، المعلم سحس، الشيخ خفاش . متحدث Tedx في اوروبا و الأردن عامي ٢٠١٥ و ٢٠١٨

Rami Al Karmi

Chairman at Ab(new)normal Inc
Rami Al Karmi is a distinguished futurist, investor, executive coach, advisor, and innovation strategist. He is the Executive Chairman of Ab(new)normal Ventures - a Venture Capital & Corporate Innovation Studio founded by Rami to focus on AI, Blockchain, DeFi, and Web3-based Digital Twin Exponential Business Model Ventures in FinTech, EdTech, and the Future of Work. Rami is also the author of the forthcoming book "AB(NEW)NORMAL - How to Evolve Your Mindset and Business Out of Hunger Games!". He also serves as a Professor of Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Online Learning Center OLC@HTU at Al Hussein Technical University (HTU). He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Group Chief Innovation Officer at Jordan Ahli Bank, and Founding CEO of Ahli FinTech. He made history as the 1st person to be approved by the Central Bank of Jordan for a C-level Chief Innovation Officer role in a bank.

Rana Dababneh

Chief Corporate Communication, Sustainability & Climate Officer at Orange Jordan
At the intersection of communication, technology, and sustainability, my career is a testament to the transformative power of strategic leadership in the telecom industry. With over 20 years at the helm of various pivotal roles at Orange Jordan, I have consistently driven initiatives that not only bolster corporate growth but also nurture community development. My journey began with a deep-rooted passion for marketing and product development, leading to profound expertise in project management, public relations, corporate communication, and sustainable corporate responsibility. This expertise is not just about leading teams or crafting strategies; it's about envisioning a future where technology serves as a bridge to greater social and economic equity.

Salam Abualhayjaa

Mechanical Engineer, Spacesuit Design Engineer, & Founder and CEO of Shield and Tech
Salam Abu Alhayjaa, the first analog astronaut from Jordan, received the highest honors in his mechanical engineering degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Her love of space travel started when she was young. She went on to win a competition to develop space suits, which led to the publication of three scientific publications and a prominent position in her area. She joined the Asclepios team in Switzerland and worked on several versions of space suits. During her voyage, Salam spoke as the Arab ambassador for Yuri's Night in the United States and represented Jordan and the Arab world at international space events including Humans to Mars and the Analog Astronaut Conference. She promoted youth possibilities in space-related professions and was awarded a full scholarship to the United States for astronaut training.

Samer Baddar

Training & Analysis Manager
Accomplished Forex analyst with an impressive 15-year career, showcasing extensive experience in the dynamic markets . Adept at navigating the intricacies of global financial landscapes, my journey reflects a consistent commitment to excellence in the field. My proficiency extends beyond numbers, delving into the nuances of market trends and geopolitical influences. I bring a unique blend of strategic insight, risk management, and a keen understanding of currency dynamics. Throughout my tenure, I’ve successfully analyzed and navigated diverse market conditions, contributing to a robust and consistent track record. Eager to leverage this wealth of experience to drive informed decision-making and optimize trading strategies.

Sultan Al-Kharabsheh

IT Manager at Municipality of Greater Amman
I'm an driven executive with over 20 years of experience leading digital transformation initiatives within the public sector, in addition to smart cities. Currently, I'm the Executive Director of the Information and Communication Technology Directorate at Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), where I have the privilege of guiding technological advancements impacting over4 million citizens. My journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, fueling my passion for applying technology to solve real-world challenges. Throughout my career at GAM, I've held various positions, starting as a System Analyst and progressing to Director of the Information Technology Department. These experiences equip me with a deep understanding of both technical complexities and strategic planning necessary for successful digital transformation. I'm proud to have played a pivotal role in transforming GAM into the first fully digital governmental organization in Jordan.

Yassmin Shahin

Customer Experience Manager at Jordan Kuwait Bank
With over 18 years of experience in banking and marketing, Yassmin is passionate about creating value for customers and stakeholders in the banking sector. She currently heads the customer experience department at Jordan Kuwait Bank, where the team oversees the design and implementation of customer-centric strategies, controls and initiatives. She is also experienced in marketing, communications planning, and market research. Yassmin holds a BA in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing from the American University of Beirut.

Organizing team

Ahmad Ghazi

Amman, Jordan


Amman, Jordan
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