IEEE Grand Tech (GT) is an IEEE Region 8 Computer Society initiative. It is a yearly technical one-day event focused on computing technologies. IEEE GT Lebanon 2017 is aimed to be the largest technology-related student conference in Lebanon, and brings together distinguished professionals, researchers, and entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and current work in computing technologies.

The themes of IEEE-GT Lebanon 2017 are cybersecurity, IoT, and technology entrepreneurship.

The IEEE GT Lebanon 2017 conference is organized and hosted by the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Balamand, in close cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Lebanon Section and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand.

The event aims to group an audience of 200~250 telecom/computer engineering young professionals, graduates, researchers, and IEEE student members from all Lebanese Universities.

We are diligently working on bringing renowned speakers from Lebanon, as well as leaders in the industry to explore these important topics. This conference includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, and focused technical workshops on cutting edge issues related to our industry. There will also be various opportunities for networking and socializing with colleagues and professors from other universities and from the industry.

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(detailed pdf version of the program can be downloaded here)

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Welcome notes

– University of Balamand
– IEEE student Branch, UOB
– IEEE Computer Society Lebanon Chapter
– IEEE Lebanon Section
– Sponsors notes

10:00-10:30  Keynote

Marc Nader, COO, Data Consult

10:30-11:10 Entrepreneurship panel
(in partnership with Berytech & the IEEE student branch at USJ)
Moderator: Rami Boujawdeh, deputy general manager, Berytech– Wissam Youssef, General Manager, CME

– Ziad Sankari, Founder of Cardio Diagnostics
– Charlie El-Khoury, Co-Founder of Nanobots
11:10-11:30  Coffee Break
11:30-12:10 IoT panel

Moderator: Walid Karam, UOB, Chairman, Computer Society Lebanon Chapter

– Marc Ibrahim, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, USJ

  • “Low-Power Wide Area Networks for IoT: A LoRa pilot network for smart agriculture”

– David Khoury

  • “Overview of the EyeOT project”
  • “Overview of Cellular IoT and the new business opportunity for Mobile Operators”
  • “Security in IoT based on GBA & a new proposal to enhance GBA security for IoT”  (presented by Elie Kfoury)
12:10-12:50 Cybersecurity panel

Moderator: Gen. Jack Bakayev, ISOC Lebanon secretary

– Tony Feghaly, Managing Partner, Potech Consulting

– Adel Moubarak, Head of Security and Business Continuity, Fransabank Group

– Bashir Osman, Cybersecurity Analyst. Founder, TechGeek365

12:50-13:20  Poster session & project demonstrations – exhibition
 13:20-14:30  Lunch
14:30-16:30 Cybersecurity workshop

Trainer: Gen. Jack Bakayev, ISOC Lebanon secretary

Our Speakers

(detailed pdf version of the list of speakers can be downloaded here)

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