Day 1: Monday 18th February 2013
SESSION 1: OPENING SESSION
Time Title Speaker
08:00 - 08:30 Registration Opens -
08:30 - 09:00 Exhibition and Innovation hub Opening -
09:00 - 09:05 Introduction -
09:05 - 09:15 SQU speech H.E. Dr Ali Al-Bemani, VC
09:15 - 09:25 ITA speech Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO
09:25 - 09:45 The new era of the Linux Professional Institute and its focus on Open Source careers Jim Lacey, President & CEO Linux Professional Institute
09:45 - 10:05 Ambitious, comprehensive transformation agenda: The Malaysian Public Sector OSS Initiative Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri, Deputy Director General of Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)
10:05 - 10:15 Awarding Oman Open Source Challenge 2012-2013 -
10:15 - 10: 30 Coffee Break -
SESSION 2 : OPEN SOURCE IN EDUCATION
Time Title Speaker
10:30 - 10:50 Google Summer of Code Cat Allman, Program Manager, Open Source Programs, Google
10:50 - 11:10 FOSS technology in the school environment Jaco du Toit, Adviser for Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa
11:10 - 11:30 Sankoré program Albert-Claude Benhamou, Inter-ministerial Delegate for Digital Education in Africa & a medicine professor at University dé Paris
11:30 - 11:50 Desktop FOSS Applications (e-Gov and e-Learning) Sara Fernandes, United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology
11:50 - 12:10 Panel Discussion -1 -
12.10 - 12.20 Coffee Break -
SESSION 3 : ADOPTING OPEN SOURCE
Time Title Speaker
12:20 - 12:40 Migration to FOSS Italo Vignoli, Director, The Document Foundation
12:40 - 01:00 OSS in Saudi Arabia and the Region: Challenges and Opportunities Abdulrahman Al-Alarifi, Director of the Saudi national program for free and open source technologies (Motah)
01:00 - 01:20 Innovation & Transformation, The Open Source Way George DeBono, General Manager, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Red Hat
01:20 - 01:40 Mission Impossible: Can I Replace My Business Critical IT With Open Source Michael Meskes, President of the Credative Group
01:40 - 02:00 Panel Discussion -2 -
02:00 Close of Day 1-Lunch -

Day 2: Tuesday 19th February 2013
SESSION 4 : OPENSOURCE & GOVERNMENT
Time Title Speaker
08:15 - 08:30 Registration Desk Open -
08:30 - 08:50 The Success Factors for a National Open Source Initiative Erkan Tekman, Founder & CEO, linuxera
08:50 - 09:10 ITA role in encouraging FOSS deployment through consultation services Dileesh Suseelan, Consultant, Governance and Advisory Division, ITA
09:10 - 09:20 PANEL DISCUSSION -3 -
09:20 - 09:30 Coffee Break -
SESSION 5 : CLOUD & OPEN SOURCE
Time Title Speaker
09:30 - 09:50 Technology Trends & Open Source Developer Support from Intel Sam Al Schamma, Director Software and Services Intel-Middle East, Turkey & Africa
09:50 - 10:10 Big Data and Open source Kit Lloyd, Country General Manager, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) Oman
10:10 - 10:30 Virtualization in the Cloud — featuring Xen and XCP George Dunlap, Staff Software Engineer, Citrix Systems UK Ltd
10:30 - 10:50 Apache CloudStack and project currently in incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Sebastien Goasguen, Open Source Cloud Computing Evangelist, Apache CloudStack Committer
10:50 - 11:10 Panel discussion 4 -
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break -
SESSION 6 : Paper Presentation
Time Title Speaker
11:30 - 11:45 Open Source Telco for the People Onno W. Purbo, STKIP Surya, Indonesia
11:45 - 12:00 Complementing Digital Logic Design with Logisim Samir A. Al-Busaidi, SQU, Oman
12:00 - 12:15 The Framework of the Smart Learning Infrastructure in South Korea Focus on Agriculture Education System 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 Open source software-a study on choice of linux by smb’s Venkateswaran Radhakrishnan, Salim Ali Salim Al Amri, Salalah College of Technology, Oman
12:30 - 12:45 FOSS to Enhance Mathematics Education 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 Coffee Break -
01:00 - 01:15 Using FOSS to Manage Resources in a University Language Centre James Scully, SQU, Oman
01:15 - 01:30 Software Testing Education, A Required Knowledge for Software Systems’ Developers and Managers Afaq Ahmad, Dawood Al-Abri and Fahad Bait-Shiginah, SQU, Oman
01:30 - 01:45 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 An Overview of the Technical Challenges of Migration to Open Source Software Mohamed Sarrab, Mahmoud Elbasir, Laila Elgamel, SQU Oman, De Montfort University UK
02:00 Close of Conference & Lunch -