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THE FUTURE OF WORK CONFERENCE
July 21 & 22, 2020
THE FUTURE OF WORK CONFERENCE
July 21 & 22, 2020
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Cosmic Centaurs is excited to share the first ‘Cosmic Conference’ centered around The Future of Work in MENA. The inaugural edition of our two-day virtual event will explore the subject of remote work in the post-pandemic world.

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AGENDA   All timings in Dubai time (GMT+4)
DAY 01,
Tuesday July 21

Session 1: COVID-19 And Digital Transformation

11:00- 11:45 AM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

The onset of the internet had the potential to catalyse a remote work movement. However, it was not until the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 years later, that organizations and individuals truly evolved their ways of working. This session will explore the role technology plays in the future of work and how we can use it to our advantage.

#Technology #NewNormal

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Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

1:00- 1:45 PM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

As companies struggle to stay afloat in the dire economic circumstances of the post-pandemic world, leaders are seeking new ways to rationalise their costs. Remote work seems like a natural solution but we also know that disengaged employees can have a potentially offsetting effect on the topline. This discussion will evaluate the effects of remote work on a company’s profitability and how we can create a healthy balance.
#Finance #Profitability #CostRationalisation

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Session 3: Student Session - Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship With Your Job

3:00- 3:45 PM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

Students and young professionals entering the workforce post-COVID-19 will need to hone new skills for the remote experiences ahead. It’s likely they will take on their first role without commuting to work or taking a tour of the office. This session will shed light on the hard and soft skills employers and recruiters are looking for in emerging talent and how to thrive in the workplace of the future.
#Upskilling #FutureOfWork #Recruitment

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DAY 02,
Wednesday July 22

Session 4: The Impact on Office Space, Design & Commercial Real Estate in Dubai

11:00- 11:45 AM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

As companies shrink their real estate footprint, allowing their employees to work from home, commercial real estate will continue to see an increasing mismatch between supply and demand. What is the outlook for commercial real estate in Dubai? How can property owners adapt to new demand? How can we design the office of the future? And what is the role that the government can play in breathing new life into the sector?
#RealEstate #Architecture #Coworking
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Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

2:00- 2:45 PM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

Navigating our ‘new normal’ involves redefining company culture, creating new opportunities for employee engagement and prioritizing wellness. Organizations and individuals will have to make a conscious effort to introduce new ways of hiring, onboarding and engaging talent without a physical office space to convene in.
#EmployeeEngagement #HR #Rituals

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Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

4:15- 5:00 PM, Dubai Time (GMT+4)

To remote, or not to remote? That is the motion in question. To wrap up the first-ever Cosmic Conference, we will debate the topic of remote work. Speakers will discuss the arguments for or against co-location citing lessons learned from previous sessions and hearing from audiences about the future of remote work.
#Debate #RemoteWork

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Our Speakers

 

Dhiren Bhatia

Founder & Managing Director @ Cloudscape

Session 1: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Mikkel Seidelin

Director @ Teekay London

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Stella Mantechou

Executive & Alumni Career Development @ INSEAD

Session 3: Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Omar Nakkash

Founder @ NAKKASH Design Studio

Session 4: The Impact on Office Space, Design & Commercial Real Estate in Dubai

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Said Baaghil

Global Brand Consultant

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Shereen Shaaban

Director of People Operations @ Talabat

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Jose Santos

Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management @ INSEAD

Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Renad Jabaji

Head of Middle East @ Jandi

Session 1: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Jean-luc Ferraton

Managing Director @ Intrum France

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Mohamed el Abbouri

Advisor @ Misk Foundation

Session 3: Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Omar AlMheiri

Co-founder @Letswork

Session 4: The Impact on Office Space, Design & Commercial Real Estate in Dubai

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Michel Grebenikof

Consultant @ EgonZehnder

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Carmit Glik

Europe CEO & Managing Director @ Cogoport

Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Tala Odeh

Consultant @ Cosmic Centaurs

Session Moderator

Nihal Fahad

Partner Onboarding Manager @ Exceeders

Session 1: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Rushdi Ali

CFO Commercial, GE Gas Power (MENASA)

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Chrisyle Antony

Talent Acquisition Advisor @Dell

Session 3: Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Ayman Youssef

Vice President @ Coldwell Banker UAE

Session 4: The Impact on Office Space, Design & Commercial Real Estate in Dubai

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Jiten Puri

Human Capital Director @ Arab Media Group

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Sonal Bahl

Career Coach and Founder @ SuperCharge

Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Marilyn Zakhour

Founder & CEO @ Cosmic Centaurs

Session Moderator

About the Theme
EXPLORING REMOTE WORK IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

The global pandemic catalysed a shift in the way individuals and organizations around the world work. The widespread adoption of remote work has changed how we view the 'where' and 'how' of work. Given its relevance to the current context, we wanted to explore this topic further. Our goal is to help attendees navigate the remote work landscape, learn about its impact on organizations in the region and how teams and leaders can adapt to our ‘new normal.

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Cosmic Competition

We want to help solve for your organization's current challenges whether it is related to remote work, collaboration, culture or structure. To win a free hour-long consultation session with our team, enter the competition by filling out the below form:

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