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BOLDtalks unveils impressive speaker line-up

Dubai, March 20, 2014

BOLDtalks, the UAE-based events management company, has announced a fascinating line-up of speakers for the 5th edition of its successful talk series, to be held on March 22 in Dubai.

The topics presented will range from 15 year old boy’s invention of a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard; the fascinating talk by Nelson Mandel’s former prison guard; to the invention of Li Fi a mechanism that transmits data through light opposed to radio frequency (Wi Fi).

The exclusive one-day event will be held at Ductac, Mall of Emirates featuring high-profile, international speakers presenting fascinating discussions on diverse intellectual topics.

Tamer Nahas, the managing director, BOLDtalks said, “It is now in its 5th edition and this success has been possible through the contribution of the great speakers as well as the interest of our audience over the years. We constantly aim to highlight expert discussions which are likely to impact all members of the community and be thought provoking."

"BOLDtalks 2014 continues the tradition with an excellent line-up and we are looking forward to an intellectually stimulating event," he added.

Omar Boulos, the regional managing director, Accenture in the Middle East said, “Accenture and BOLDtalks share a lot of synergies, especially in our commitment to empower the Middle East region with innovative solutions to help in the advancement of our community."

"We are proud of our association and look forward to another year of stimulating intellectual and educational discussions," he added.

Featured talks this year include:

DETECTING PANCREATIC, OVARIAN, AND LUNG CANCER IN 5 MINUTES FOR 3 CENTS
Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard.

WHEN CHRISTO MET NELSON MANDELA
Christo Brand
An incredible talk by Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s prison guard describing their unlikely relationship which turned into a lifetime friendship.

LI-FI, THE NEW WI-FI?
Harald Haas
Professor Harald Haas has pioneered and coined ‘Li-Fi’. Li-Fi uses off-the-shelf light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enable light fixtures to illuminate and at the same time provide high-speed wireless networking using the unlicensed and vast amount of visible light spectrum.

SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR PARTICIPATIVE GOVERNANCE
Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis
Is a group of minds equal to the sum of its parts, or much greater? How can modern social and electronic technologies enable groups of minds - humans and electronic - to come together? How could Participatory Design and Governance bring forth widely accepted yet highly effective decisions?

THE STORY OF QASR AL HUSN
Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli
Not many people can say they held the keys to Qasr Al Husn, but Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli had them for two decades. Dr. El Mutwalli will speak on the basic architectural elements of the old fort, highlight various historic and architectural stages of the building and narrate certain aspects of the lives of those who inhabited it, and reflect on the special decorative details of the building.

THE EVOLUTION OF FLUTE COMPOSITIONS
A glance into the world of solo flute repertoire; innovative artists, composers and the development of styles and techniques over the last century.

BOLDtalks THROUGH ARTIST’S EYES
Farah Nasrawi

Nasrawi joins BOLDtalks 2014 to paint some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

BOLDtalks 2014 will be moderated by Paul Godfrey, a renowned commentator on business, finance and current affairs agendas for more than 20 years.-TradeArabia News Service




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