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Intersec Innovators Arena

A convergence of ideas, innovation, and investment opportunities

Ahmed Al Baloshi

In a groundbreaking move, Intersec is set to unveil the Intersec Innovators Arena (IIA) a dynamic platform designed to bring together emerging SMEs in the security sector. Nestled in the in{:cyber} pavilion, this innovative initiative aims to provide a stage for promising startups to showcase their cutting-edge products and services directly to investors wielding real purchasing power.

Powered by Unipreneur Inc, The IIA will serve as an exhibition, pitching, and networking platform for the most innovative startups, companies, and academic institutions in the cyber security and connected verticals of Intersec.

 

2024 Agenda

Explore the conference agenda of the 1st ever Intersec Innovation Arena

11:00 to 11:30  - Inauguration of IIA :

Welcome address by Messe Frankfurt (5 minutes)

Welcome address by Unipreneur (5 minutes)

Keynote by VIP from Messe Frankfurt (10 minutes)

11:30 to 12:15 – Panel discussion: The role of innovators in national safety and security, in the present and future

The discussion will cover successful examples of how startups and innovators have contributed to national security and the future of startup – industry collaboration in this domain.

5 speakers. 1 govt or industry leader from each vertical (Commercial security, Homeland security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health and Cyber Security)

1 Moderator

12:15 to 13:00 – Cyber Talks, AI Edition (Academia - Industry)

Ted talks style talks where leaders and pioneers from the Govt, Industry and Academia ecosystem share inspiring ideas, insights and innovations related to cyber and national security.

6 speakers (2 from Govt, 2 from Industry and 2 from Academia). 7 minutes per speaker

13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch break
14:00 to 15:00 – The Cyber Innovators

12 of the exhibiting startups will pitch in front of a 4-member jury comprising of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.

4 minutes per startup

15:00 – 16:00 – The Cyber Intrapreneur

15 aspiring job seekers will pitch their work talent, skills and achievements to senior reps from exhibiting companies at Intersec who are looking to hire interns or full-time employees.

The job / internship seekers will be fresh graduates and university students studying C.S, I.T or Cyber Security

3 minutes pitching time per individual

16:00 to 17:30 – Innovators Networking

Focused networking and match making between startups, innovators, investors and industry leaders.

The format:

3 long tables will be connected to each other, to accompany 20 each side of the tables (40 people in total). At every 1-minute interval (which will be conveyed by the ring of a bell), each person must move one seat to his / her right and come face to face with a new person for networking.

So, in this time frame, forty people are guaranteed to connect / exchange contacts with each other in the arena.

11:00 to 11:30 – Panel discussion: The role of startups in cyber security development

Speakers: 2 Cyber security startups, 1 govt leader and 1 industry leader

11:30 to 12:00 – Panel discussion: Future leaders of cyber security - Nurturing global cyber leaders from UAE’s academia ecosystem.

4 academia speakers from UAE’s leading universities

12:00 to 13:00 – Cyber Talks, Young innovators edition

Ted talks style talks where leaders and pioneers from the Govt, Industry and Academia ecosystem share inspiring ideas, insights and innovations related to cyber and national security.

10 speakers (5 university students and 5 startup founders). 5 minutes per speaker

13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch break
14:00 to 15:00 – The Innovators Pitch 2
The remaining 12 exhibiting startups will pitch for 4 minutes each in front of a 4-member jury comprising of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.
15:00 to 16:00 – The Intrapreneur (Emaratipreneur edition)

15 aspiring Emirati job seekers will pitch their work talent, skills and achievements to senior reps from exhibiting companies at Intersec who are looking to hire Emarati interns or full-time employees.

16:00 to 17:30 – Innovators Networking
11:00 to 11:30 - Panel discussion: Enhancing employment and emaratization in the cyber security industry.
11:30 to 12:15 – The Cyber Debate

Topic – The impact of AI on cyber security: Cause for celebration of concern?

2 teams. 5 persons per team comprising of startups and university students.

40 minutes debate. 5 minutes concluding points.

12:15 to 13:00 – The Cyber Quiz

An interactive open quiz for cyber security and AI enthusiasts

2 Rounds. 20 minutes each

Round 1 – Cyber Security. Round 2 – AI

13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch break
14:00 to 14:45 – The Cyber Innovators, Youth edition

Young cyber innovators from UAE’s universities will pitch innovative and impactful cyber and national security ideas on stage.

8 innovators, 5 minutes each

14:45 to 15:30 – Youth Circle, by Dubai Youth Council

An Emarati youth and industry leaders focused discussion session on career and startup.

15:30 to 15:45 – The Innovators Pitch winners

Announcing and awarding the winners of the innovators pitch

15:45 to 16:00 – The Intrapreneurs pitch winners
Announcing and awarding the winners of the innovators pitch
16:00 to 16:45 – Closing remarks.