Yves Khalil

Higher Education Director

Microsoft Middle East & Africa

18+ Years EdTech Experience Joined Microsoft in 2003, Currently leading the Higher Education industry organization working with Public and Private Universities across Middle East & Africa based out of Dubai, UAE since 2008.

Deep and robust experience in developing and helping institutions executing on their digital transformation journey.  This includes: a vision, strategic, business policy and change management plans with user experience and technical architecture and solution designs that exemplifies the use of Microsoft Cloud services

Led large scale digital transformation & Implementation programs across a wide range of technologies incl. Student Information Systems, Learning Management Systems, Research and Smart Campus solutions

Partnered with multiple organization in the industry ecosystem to ensure Universities success in the acquisition, implementation, and consumption of Cloud Services and Solutions in Education

Led Microsoft Skilling programs across Europe, Middle East & Africa for 3 Years and managed to land multiple engagements supporting Higher Education as well as Vocational Institutions adopting globally recognized and industry-endorsed certification to Students accessing the job market


Future Transformation Zone

16 November 2022 | 10:30 - 10:50 | English | Bringing Innovation in Higher Education with Mixed Reality/Augmented Reality:

The new era of learning starts here. The metaverse enables shared experiences across both the physical and digital worlds. The emergence of the metaverse will have a potential disruptive influence on the field of education. This new era is a paradigm shift, which will have a significant effect on content and environments, the personalization and gamification of learning, and in training programmes by companies aiming to equip their workers with new skills. We will explore how Microsoft in Education is leveraging the metaverse to help reimagine and reshape education for the future, and to inspire students with immersive experiences in the virtual world and stimulate their awareness of global issues.