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CUC Ulster University Qatar Hosts TEDx Event: “Provocations of Change”

CUC Ulster University Qatar is pleased to announce the hosting of the recent TEDx event, "Provocations of Change," held at the prestigious Pullman Hotel in West Bay, Doha, on December 6th, 2023. 

The event featured a diverse range of iconic speakers discussing the importance of embracing technological advancements in various fields from technology and education to healthcare and sustainability.

The chosen theme "Provocations of Change" seamlessly reflected Qatar's dynamic and rapidly evolving industrial landscape, underscoring the importance of innovation and adaptability.  The discussions and ideas presented at the event mirrored the country's ambitious vision for the future, highlighting the pivotal role of creative thinking and innovative solutions in driving Qatar's continued growth and development.

Representing various industries, the prestigious lineup of speakers included:

  • Rhodri Williams, Co-creator & Editor at Alkass Digital Qatar, who spoke about “The Future of Sports Broadcasting and Digital Media. Know Your Audience and Get Into their Mindset”
  • Mirna Malaeb, Data & AI Solutions Specialist at Microsoft, discussed about “AI’s Leap into the Quantum World”
  • Christopher FitzHenrey Robling, Founding Principal at Clearspan Strategic shared insights on “The Future as History: Heilbronner's Insight into Change and His lesson for Us Today”
  • Yaser Bishr, Venture Partner at Rising Tide Fund, who spoke about “Decentralizing the Future, Reclaiming Past Autonomy: A Journey Back to the Future on the Blockchain DeLorean”
  • Dino Trakakis, Managing Director at Autism Recovery Network, who presented on “Transformative Advances in Autism Therapy”
  • and Eugene Huang, Chairman at Teco Image Systems, who discussed about “The Fake Knowledge Academy: The Promotion of Early Unlearning”

The TEDxUlsterUniversityCUC event stood as a beacon for thinkers, visionaries, and learners, providing a stage for those who believe in the power of ideas to reshape the world. Attendees experienced an array of live TEDx talks, adhering to the renowned TED format—concise, dynamic, and impactful.

Dr. Faris Gorashi, Executive Dean of CUC Ulster University, commented, "We are immensely proud of hosting the TEDx event at our university. It was an inspiring evening that not only showcased innovative ideas across various fields but also encouraged our students and the community to think differently and embrace change."

The TEDxUlsterUniversityCUC event reinforces CUC Ulster University's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity, positioning the institution as a leading educational hub.

About CUC Ulster University Qatar

CUC Ulster University Qatar is a leading institution of higher education, offering UK diplomas and degrees to students worldwide out of its Qatar campus. Its state-of-the-art campus is situated in the heart of Doha’s West Bay and is the second campus outside of the UK, of internationally ranked, and 175-year-old Ulster University. The university offers more than 15 postgraduate, undergraduate, and higher national diploma programmes across such areas as Artificial Intelligence, Global Business with Data Analytics and Computing, Business Studies, Computer Science and more. It also offers Qatar’s first master’s in Education Management and MBA in Women’s Leadership programmes, preparing the next generation of educators and female leaders, respectively, in Qatar and the region. CUC Ulster University can be found online at The university is managed by Artan Consulting and Educational Services (ACES).

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