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HH Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said, Assistance Secretary General for Communication, The Research Council, Oman

HE Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN, Jordan

HE Adam Kulach, Ambassador-Head of Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar

Abdallah Alzoubi, General Director Scientific Research Support Fund – SRF, Jordan

Abubkr Abdelsadiq, Elmegib University, Libya

Ahmad Hassan, General Manager, Egyptians Universities Network – EUN, Egypt

Albert De Roeck, Professor in Physics, CERN, the University of Antwerp Belgium and the University of Davis in California, Switzerland

Alexander van den Hil, Product Manager, SURFNet, Netherlands

Ali Yazici, Head of Software Engineering Department, Atilim University, Turkey

Aniyan Varghese, Programme Manager, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium

Ana Rajab, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Director of National Genetic Center, Ministry of Health, Oman

Antonio Sanfilippo, Research Director, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Aouaouche El-Maouhab, Director, Algerian Research Network – ARN, Algeria

Barend Mons, Chair of DTL-data and Head of ELIXIR node NL, Dutch Techcentre for the Life Sciences (DTL) and Leiden University Medical Centre and Netherlands sScience Centre, Netherlands

Brahim Lagoun, Professor & Researcher, Laghout University, Algeria

Bremananth Ramachandran, Associate Professor, Sur University College, Oman

Brook Schofield, Project Development Officer, GÉANT Association, Australia

Carlos Oliveira, International Co-operation, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium

Dahir Hassan, CEO, Somalian Research and Education Network – SomaliREN, Somalia

David West, EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Manager, GEANT Association, UK

Eesa Bastaki, President of University of Dubai, UAE

Elisabetta Zuanelli, Full chair Professor, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

Fahd Batayneh, Coordinator, Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – ICANN, Jordan

Fahd Al Hosni, Director of Research Administration, The Research Council, Oman

Federico Ruggieri, Head of DCS Department & Director of Research, GARR / INFN, Italy

George Loftus, Associate Vice President, Network Services, Internet2, USA

Greg Cole, Investigator and Director, Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development – GLORIAD, USA

Guido Zebisch, Project Director, ARABTERM Project - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ, Germany

Habib Youssef, General Director, Computing Center El-Khwarizmi – CCK, Tunisia

Hassan Al Derham, Vice President for Research, Qatar University, Qatar

Hisham Ibrahim, Regional Program Manager, RIPE NCC, UAE

Irene Makhoul, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bethlehem University, Palestine

Johnathon Chapman, Chief Information Officer, Georgetown University, Qatar

Karim Abdelghani, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for the Arab States, Egypt

Karim Zerhouni, Chief Information Officer, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Khaled Basulaim, Managing Director, YCIT-HE, Yemen

Marco Brandstaetter, Business Development, UAE-IX, Austria

Michael Moore, Senior Advisory Consultant, Naseej, Canada

Mimoun Hajj, Professor, University of Boumerdes, Algeria

Mohammad Mabrouk, Network Operations Manager, Ankabut, UAE

Mohammed Husamaddin, Director, Knowledge Assets Management, Naseej, UAE

Nabil Shawaqfeh, Chairman, JUNet, Jordan

Nasir Memon, Professor, New York University, USA

Nasser Al Mandhari, OMREN Project Sponsor, OMREN, Oman

Ognjen Prnjat, European and Regional eInfrastructure Manager, GARR, Greece

Patrick Fassnacht, Adviser to DG for MENA, CERN, Switzerland

Rafael Mayo García, Senior Researcher, CIEMAT, Spain

Redouane Merrouch, Director, Moroccan Academic and Research Wide Area Network – MARWAN, Morocco

Roberto Barbera, Associate Researcher, National Institute of Nuclear Physics – INFN, Italy

Said Al Mandhari, CEO, Oman Broadband Company, Oman

Salem Alagtash, Managing Director, Arab States Research and Education Network – ASREN, Jordan

Salman Matalgah, Computing Group Leader, SESAME, Jordan

Sami Salih, CEO, Sudanese Research and Education Network - SudREN, Sudan

Sergey Suchkov, Chair and Director, Faculty Department for Preventive, Personalized and Translational Medicine, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Russia

Sharifa Hajjat, Educational Technologist, eLearning Coordinator, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Sureswaran Ramadass, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Advanced Network – APAN, Malaysia

Thomas A. Delaney, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Global Technology Officer, New York University, USA

Tony Cass, Head of Communication Systems, CERN, Switzerland

Walid Karam, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications, Lebanon

Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Arab States Research and Education Network – ASREN, Jordan

Yves Poppe, Transcontinental Supercomputing Networking, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore