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Moza Suwaidan - Director, Projects & Events, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority
With a career spanning over 14 years, Moza Suwaidan has a wealth of experience on which to draw from, including project management, direction and planning, budgeting and resourcing for both high-level cultural events of national significance and strategic Information Technology projects.
Moza’s credentials include previously working as Director of Information Technology for Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, where she played an instrumental role in developing the Department’s strategy, and in achieving Smart Government objectives through the launch of Creatopia (creatopia.ae). Moza and her team were an integral part of the creation and launch of this innovative digital platform, created by Dubai Culture for the creative community.
Prior to working at Dubai Culture, Moza worked at Dubai Aluminium as Head of Enterprise Applications, where she led a team of SAP consultants responsible for the design, development and implementation of business solutions and strategic planning.
Moza is currently pursuing a PhD Doctorate in Total Quality Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University in Dubai.
Sarah Kenderdine - Director, Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC) & Director, Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM), UNSW Art & Design
Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for museums and galleries. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is considered a pioneer in the fields of digital heritage, digital humanities and big data visualisation and is a regular keynote speaker at related forums internationally including the World Economic Forum. Sarah had produced 61 exhibitions and installations for museums worldwide including one museum and has 67 peer reviewed publications & six books. She concurrently holds the position of Professor at UNSW Art & Design and Director of Visualisation for UNSW’s multidisciplinary initiative Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC). She’s Deputy Director of the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) and Director of the Lab for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) and a co-Director, iCinema Research Centre. She continues a life-long position as head of Special Projects for Museum Victoria, Australia (2003—). Recent awards include: Rankin Scholar-in-Residence 2015, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA; Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Prize for Distinctive Work 2014: the Pure Land projects; International Council of Museum Award (Australia) 2013: Kaladham | PLACE-Hampi, Karnakata, India; Australian Arts in Asia Awards Innovation Award 2013: Kaladham | PLACE-Hampi, Karnakata, India; Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology worldwide; Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship 2013 (Aix-Marseille University).