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Day 1: Monday 18th February 2013

08:00-08:30 am Registration Opens
08:30-09:00 am Exhibition and Innovation hub Opening
09:00-09:05 am Introduction
09:05-09:15 am SQU speech, H.E. Dr Ali Al-Bemani, VC
09:15-09:25 am ITA speech, Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO
09:25-09:45 am Jim Lacey, President & CEO Linux Professional Institute
Title: The new era of the Linux Professional Institute and its focus on Open Source careers
09:45-10:05 am Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri, Deputy Director General of Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)
Title: Ambitious, comprehensive transformation agenda: The Malaysian Public Sector OSS Initiative
10:05-10:15 am Awarding Oman Open Source Challenge 2012-2013
10:15-10: 30 am Coffee Break


10:30-10:50 am Cat Allman, Program Manager, Open Source Programs, Google
Title: Google Summer of Code
10:50-11:10 am Jaco du Toit, Adviser for Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa
Title: FOSS technology in the school environment
11:10-11:30 am Albert-Claude Benhamou, Inter-ministerial Delegate for Digital Education in Africa & a medicine professor at University dé Paris
Title: Sankoré program
11:30-11:50 am Sara Fernandes, United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology
Title: Desktop FOSS Applications (e-Gov and e-Learning)
11:50 –12:10 pm Panel Discussion -1
12.10-12.20 pm Coffee Break


12:20-12:40 pm Italo Vignoli, Director, The Document Foundation
Title: Migration to FOSS
12:40-01:00 pm Abdulrahman Al-Alarifi, Director of the Saudi national program for free and open source technologies (Motah)
Title: OSS in Saudi Arabia and the Region: Challenges and Opportunities
01:00-01:20 pm George DeBono, General Manager, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Red Hat
Title: Innovation & Transformation, The Open Source Way
01:20-01:40 pm Michael Meskes, President of the Credative Group
Title: Mission Impossible: Can I Replace My Business Critical IT With Open Source
01:40-02.00 pm Panel Discussion -2
02:00 pm Close of Day 1-Lunch

 Day 2: Tuesday 19th February 2013

08:15-08:30am Registration Desk Open


08:30-08:50 am Erkan Tekman, Founder & CEO, linuxera
Title: The Success Factors for a National Open Source Initiative
08:50-09:10 am Dileesh Suseelan, Consultant, Governance and Advisory Division, ITA
Title: ITA role in encouraging FOSS deployment through consultation services.
09:10-09:20 am PANEL DISCUSSION -3
09:20-09:30 am Coffee Break


09:30-09:50 am Sam Al Schamma, Director Software and Services Intel-Middle East, Turkey & Africa
Title: Technology Trends & Open Source Developer Support from Intel
09:50-10:10 am Kit Lloyd, Country General Manager, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) Oman
Title: Big Data and Open source
10:10-10:30 am George Dunlap, Staff Software Engineer, Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Title: Virtualization in the Cloud -- featuring Xen and XCP
10:30-10:50 am Sebastien Goasguen, Open Source Cloud Computing Evangelist, Apache CloudStack Committer
Title: Apache CloudStack and project currently in incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
10:50-11:10 pm Panel discussion 4
11:10-11:30 pm Coffee Break

Paper Presentation

11:30-11:45 pm Open Source Telco for the People
By Onno W. Purbo, STKIP Surya, Indonesia
11:45-12:00 pm Complementing Digital Logic Design with Logisim
By Samir A. Al-Busaidi, SQU, Oman
12:00-12:15 pm The Framework of the Smart Learning Infrastructure in South Korea Focus on Agriculture Education System
By Hyeog-In Kwon, Dae-Jin Kim, Gui-Jin Ryu , Ji-Hyun Kang, Jong-Seok Park and Hi-yeob Joo, Chung-Ang University, Korea
12:15-12:30 pm Open source software-a study on choice of linux by smb’s
By Venkateswaran Radhakrishnan, Salim Ali Salim Al Amri, Salalah College of Technology, Oman
12:30-12:45 pm FOSS to Enhance Mathematics Education
By , A Naseer Ahmed and M.Shalini, Nizwa College of Technology Oman, K.T.V.R Knowledge Park College of Engineering and Tech India
12:45-01:00 pm Coffee break
01:00-01:15 pm Using FOSS to Manage Resources in a University Language Centre
By James Scully, SQU, Oman
01:15-01:30 pm Software Testing Education, A Required Knowledge for Software Systems’ Developers and Managers.
By Afaq Ahmad, Dawood Al-Abri and Fahad Bait-Shiginah, SQU, Oman.
01:30-01:45 pm Impact of NS-2 as FOSS Simulation Tool for Research in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
Osama M. Hussain Rehman, Hadj Bourdoucen and Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, SQU, Oman
 01:45-02:00 pm An Overview of the Technical Challenges of Migration to Open Source Software
By Mohamed Sarrab, Mahmoud Elbasir, Laila Elgamel, SQU Oman, De Montfort University UK
02:00 pm Close of Conference & Lunch
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