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Majed Alshodari, CISO, ACIG

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Conference Chairman Eng.
Majed Alshodari, CISO, ACIG


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About The Event

In line with the Saudi 2030 vision, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to become the global leader of the digital economy through the full deployment of emerging technologies such as IoT, IIoT, AI, Data science, Cyber security, Cloudification, Blockchain, AR/VR, Robotics, Deep learning (DL),Machine learning (ML) and Coding 4.0 across public and private sectors. At the forefront of innovation, the Emerging Technologies Forum will be the largest R&D technology event in the region and will gather 3000+ government officials, C-suite executives from the private sector as well as the top tech players to unveil the latest applications in smart government services and private sector operations and discuss the future of tech in shaping a globally competitive economy.

The forum will be the first event of its kind to feature interactive sector-specific labs, live proof of concepts, a fully immersive conference and highly interactive networking sessions catering for C-level executives and innovation specialists keen on understanding how emerging technologies can aid their daily operation and make them thrive in the 4th industrial revolution.

 

What To Expect

50+

Speakers

500+

Attendees

60+

Exhibitors

10

Awards by Sector

12

Certified Technical Workshops

30

PoCs & Live Demo Sessions

1

IIoT focus day

12

C-level Executive Panel Discussions

Top 5 Reasons To Attend

Emerging technologies

Learn about the 2030 vision and the emerging technologies strategy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Emerging technologies

Understand global tech trends and how those will power Smart Cities

Emerging technologies

Learn to harness the full potential of emerging technologies and how it will aid human operated work

Emerging technologies

Deployment of Iot and IIoT in the industrial sector

Emerging technologies

Cross-sector implementation of automation systems

Who Should Attend

Job Profiles

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • Innovation Managers
  • Heads of Research & Development
  • IT Managers
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Operation
  • Private Investors

Industries

Who Should Attend

Job Profiles

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • Innovation Managers
  • Heads of Research & Development
  • IT Managers
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Operation
  • Private Investors

Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Government
  • ICT
  • Shared Services
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing & Media
  • Transport
  • F&B
  • BFSI
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Power & Utilities
  • Downstream & Chemicals
  • Engineering services
  • Healthcare
  • Telecoms
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Education
  • Housing & Real Estate
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Entertainment
  • Tourism, sports & entertainment
  • Law enforcement & emergency response

International Tech visionaries

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Cyrus Hodes

Co-Founder, The AI Initiative


Prof. Ahmed Banafa

IoT-Blockchain -AI Expert | Faculty | Author | Keynote Speaker


Tonu Tammer

Head of Incident Response Department (CERT-EE), Estonia Information System Authority


Petar Stojanov

CEO, Ebtikaar


Rob Van Alpen

CEO, School of Disruption



Bill Kalin

Independent Consultant & Former NEOM Director of Border Security


Danilo McGarry

Associate Director - Automation/RPA, UnitedHealth Group


Saudi 2030 Tech Pioneers

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Dr. Esam Alwagait


Nawaf Al Sahhaf

CEO, Badir


Sami Al Hussayen

Vice Governor for SME Support, Monshaat


Dr. Tarig Enaya

Independent Consultant and former STC SVP


Dr. Khaled Abusalem

Chairman of UAV & Robotics Standards Committee, Saudi Aramco



Hesham Al Ghamdi

Digital Transformation Director Abdul Latif Jameel


Rasha Abu AlSaud

CISO, The National Commercial Bank


Eng. Mohammed Ali Mahnashi

Information Security Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Tom Gamali

Group CISO, Abdul Lateef Jameel


Abdulaziz Alshamsan

GM Digital Convergence, STC Channels



Dr. Mohammad Alsulaiman

CEO, Najm


Bilal Husain

CEO, Digital Transformation


Abdullah Subiae

Riyadh Area Generation Section Head, Saudi Aramco


Osama Hashri

Head of Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship


Hans Christensen

VP, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority



Dr. Moudhi Aljamea

GM - Head of Digital School, STC Academy


Prof. Arwa Al Aama

Professor of Computer Science, King Abdul Aziz University & Digital Transformation Consultant


Prof. Faisal Alshreed

Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Saudi Electronic University


Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

Former advisor to the Saudi Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture & Adjunct Professor


Sultan Altukhaim

Information Security Manager, Capital Market Authority



Dr. Fatmah Baothman

Doctor Of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University


Ramez Alfayez

IT Director of The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition


Dr. Nasser H. Abosaq

Head, Information & Computer Tech. Dept., Yanbu University College


Adel Al Fayez

IT Director, Ithra - Saudi Aramco


Fahad AlSharekh

Managing Partner, TechInvest



Talal AlQatani

Technology Governance Expert


Majed Algarni

CEO, Wakeb


Gavin Maxwell

Advisory Middle East & North Africa


Agenda

08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:05 Chairman's opening address- Eng. Majed Alshodari, CISO, ACIG
09:10 Executive Panel Discussion
Vision 2030:  governmental roadmap to empower Saudi Arabia as 4.0 global leader


This high level panel discussion will gather government entities from around the Kingdom to address the governmental roadmap set by 2030 vision on digitization. In this panel, government entities will also unveil some of their plans to empower a a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation

Confirmed speakers:
Dr. Esam Alwagait, CEO, National Digitization Unit
Ayad Aldaijy, Former Adviser to the Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture and Adjunct Professor
Abdulaziz Alshamsan, Executive Director – Customer Experience, Ministry of Labor and Social Development
Yazeed Al Otaibi, Director of Business Solutions, Ministry of Health
Eng. Mohammed Mahnashi, IT Security Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ramez Al Fayez, IT Director, The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition
Senior representative, Ministry of Finance
Senior representative, Ministry of Interior
10:15 A thriving economy: Fourth Industrial Revolution in Saudi Aramco

Dr. Khaled Abusalem, Chairman of UAV & Robotics Standards Committee, Saudi Aramco
10:45 Executive Panel Discussion
Digital Transformation in the knowledge economy: data as the new oil


This session will cover the key pillars of the Digital Transformation strategy which capitalizes on a robust and agile digital infrastructure capable of harnessing the benefits of emerging technologies across public and private sectors in the Kingdom

Confirmed speakers:
Eng. Majed Alshodari, CISO, ACIG
Mohammad Alsulaiman, CEO, Najm
Hesham Alghamdi, Digital Transformation Director, Abdul Lateef Jameel
Rasha Abu AlSaud, CISO, National Commercial Bank
Adel Fayez, IT Director, Ithra - Saudi Aramco
11:30 Executive Panel Discussion
Security in the age of the 4IR: creating risk proof IT infrastructures


This panel discussion will debate on the paramount importance of deploying risk- proof infrastructures when overhauling business operations with the integration of complex emerging technologies. The panel will also address the importance of educating the workforce on how to safeguard privacy by creating robust internal and external IT due diligence

Confirmed speakers:
Sultan Altukhaim, Head of Information Security, Capital Market Authority
Tom Gamali, Group CISO, Abdu l Lateef Jameel
Prof. Arwa Al Aama, Professor of Computer Science & Digital Transformation Consultant, King Abdul Aziz University
Dr. Moudhi Aljamea, GM - Head of Digital School, STC Academy
Prof. Nasser Abosaq, Head – Information Security Dept, Yanbu University College & Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
12:15 Awards ceremony: celebrating the top tech innovators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
12:30 Official Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour
13:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 Afternoon Executive Briefings

RPA Executive Briefing by Ernst & Young
Digital Transformation: Enterprise Architecture in Saudi organizations
Use of Blockchain in Islamic Finance
Artificial Intelligence Implementation for 2030 Vision
Led by: Gavin Maxwell, Partner Advisory Services, Finance and Managed Services Leader; Africa, India and Middle East (AIM) Led by: Talal Al Qatani, EA Independent consultant Led by: FoundersX Ventures Led by: Dr. Fatma Baothman, Doctor of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University
17:00 End of Conference Day 1
18:00 Gala Dinner
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s opening
09:10 Keynote address: Saudi Arabia as the epicentre of global tech disruption
09:30 Executive Panel Discussion:
The future of the shared economy in Saudi Arabia: paradigm shifts in shared services


This panel discussion will discuss how artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving the shared services transformation by accelerating existing business functions. The panel will detail the challenges in overhauling business operations and discuss lessons learnt in the digital transformation journey in each organization

Confirmed speakers:
Dr. Tarig Enaya, Independent Consultant
Abdulaziz Abdulla Alshamsan, GM Digital Convergence, STC Channels
Bilal Husain, CEO, Digital Transformation
10:15 International Keynote address: a success story of AI implementation in government

Cyrus Hodes, Co-Founder, The AI initiative
10:45 Keynote address on AI

Dr. Fatma Baothman, Doctor Of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University
11:10 Executive Panel Discussion:
Championing Saudi leaders in AI: shaping the new tech era


This high level panel discussion will feature the Saudi movers and shakers of the AI industry in Saudi Arabia and globally. The panel will also showcase the several initiatives currently present in the Kingdom to train more young people in AI from academia to business

Confirmed speakers:
Dr. Fatma Baothman, Doctor Of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University
Prof. Faisal Alsrheed, Professor, Saudi Electronic University
11:45 Panel Discussion:
Saudi start up ecosystem: nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship


This panel discussion will involve the top decision makers in the star- up domain to discuss about the importance of a business friendly ecosystem for start-ups piloting applications with emerging technologies. In this panel discussion different organisations will address their current plans to incubate Saudi start-ups destined to become unicorns

Confirmed speakers:
Sami Al Hussayen, Vice Governor for SME support, Monshaat
Nawaf Al Sahhaf, CEO, Badir
Hans Christensen, VP, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Osama Hashri, Head of Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Fahad AlSharekh, Managing Partner, TechInvest
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Afternoon Executive Briefings

Estonia’s success story on nation-wide cyber security framework
Becoming an Exponential Organization in an Age of Disruption
Blockchain implementation for business processes
Blockchain implementation for government services
Led by: Tõnu Tommer, Head of Incident Response Department (CERT-EE), Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) Led by: Rob Van Alpen, CEO, School of Disruption Led by: Chamber of Digital Commerce Led by: Chamber of Digital Commerce
17:00 End of Conference Day 2
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:10 International Keynote Address:
10 IoT Trends in 2020 and Beyond

  • Foundations of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, big data, and machine learning, the IIoT enables industries and enterprises
  • Understanding how to increase efficiency and reliability across cross-department operations
  • Creating seamless industrial applications, including robotics and software-defined production processes


Prof. Ahmed Banafa, IoT Expert at Faculty | Author
09:45 AI tools for enterprises: a success story by Wakeb
  • How to build a Data Science team, capabilities and services
  • Conceptualizing AI tools for enterprises: from ideas to reality
Eng. Majed Algarni, Co-Founder, Wakeb
10:10 Executive Panel Discussion:
IIoT in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Digitizing the supply chain: foundations for success
  • How to best integrate all features such as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)
  • Successful integration of operational processes and industrial control systems (ICSs), including human machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), and programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
Abdullah Alsubiae,Riyadh Area Generation Section Head,Saudi Aramco
10:50 Executive Panel Discussion:
IIoT implementation in the manufacturing industry
  • Understanding the benefits of automated computation of KPIs and operational dashboards
  • Creating risk adverse platforms for your operations: creating reports on security checks and digital inspections powered by Industrial Wi-Fi
  • How to create a risk management assessment matrix and monitoring on IIoT processes
11:30 Session reserved to solution provider. Interested in presenting this session? Contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae to find out how to get involved
12:00 Executive Panel Discussion:
The future of IIoT in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Creating a stronger culture on IIoT: educating the workforce on next-generation applications
  • Creating the largest R&D centre in the world on IIoT
12:45 Chairman’s closing remarks
13:00 Networking lunch & End of Focus Day

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Emerging technologies

In association with : GM Events

info@gmevents.ae
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Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai
Emerging technologies

Contact Us

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Emerging technologies

Organised by : Eyes of Cities

+966 (11) 273-5522

info@eyeofriyadh.com
Emerging technologies

In association with : GM Events

info@gmevents.ae
gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai
Emerging technologies