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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 300+ 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

VVIP Keynote address delivered by:

 

Dr. Ahmed Altheneyyan

Deputy Minister for Technology and Human Capabilities, Ministry of Communications & IT



International Tech visionaries

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Issam Abousleiman

Country Director of the GCC Countries, Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank


Zaki Khoury

Senior Digital Development Specialist , The World Bank


Je Myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist, The World Bank


Prof. Ahmed Banafa

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


Selim Edde

Head of Public Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Google



Bill Kalin

Independent Consultant & Former NEOM Director of Border Security


Prof. Fiorenzo Manganiello

Professor of Blockchain Technologies, Geneva Business School


Gavin Maxwell

Advisory Middle East & North Africa


Craig Smith

CEO, Dhahran Valley Technology Development Company


Osman Sultan

CEO, du



Tonu Tammer

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


Talal Tabbaa

Co-Founder and COO, Jebril Network


Gary Thompson

CEO, Rokaboat


Hilel Baroud

MEA Pre-Sales Director, UiPath


Ali Shabdar

Regional Director MEA, Zoho Corp



Steve Bell

Vice President Solutions Consulting EMEA, Verint


Scott Leeb

Corporate Lead, Knowledge; Director of Knowledge Management, Iknow


Ghaith Rajeh

Business Director, Revonic


Meriem Menani

Senior Public Policy Analyst, The Economist Intelligence Unit


Sunil Raveendran,

Chief Technical Architect and Global Blockchain Centre of Competence (Lead), Allianz Technology India



Cristiano Guerrieri

Director Presales, UBiqube


Walid Lebourre

Technical Director, Proven Consult


Hani Al Lehaibi

CEO, Master Works


Osama Elkady

Co-Founder & CEO, Incorta


Pedro Mariano Teixeira

CEO Tech, TIMWETECH



Saudi 2030 Tech Pioneers

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Mohammed Almoteab

GM – Technologies, Ministry of Communications & IT


Rasha Abu AlSaud

CISO, The National Commercial Bank


Dr. Hatem Bugshan

Head of Middle East, Big Innovation Centre


Mr. Mansour Al Dalaan

Chief Commercial Officer, Contact Center Company


Prof. Arwa Al Aama

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



Nawaf AlShammari

Chairman, MBUZZ


Reem Al Harbi

Head of KSA, Linkedin


Abdullah Subiae

Riyadh Area Generation Section Head, Saudi Aramco


Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

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


Ramez Alfayez

Smart City Director, King Abdullah Financial District Development & Management Company



Hesham Al Ghamdi

Digital Transformation Director Abdul Latif Jameel


Dr. Moudhi Aljamea

GM - Head of Digital School, STC Academy


Dr. Abdulrahman Alolayan

CEO, Taibah Valley


Yazeed Alotaibi

Director General of Business Solutions, Ministry of Health


Talal AlQahtani

Technology Governance Expert



Khaled Bin Mahfouz

Business Development Manager, BIAC


Hani AlSaigh

Head of Technology Procurement, Saudi Telecom Company


Abdulaziz Alshamsan

Executive DG - Customer Experience & Digital Transformation, Ministry of Labor and Social Development


Dr. Arwa Althaqafi

IoT Lab Director, Taibah Valley


Sultan Altukhaim

Information Security Manager, Capital Market Authority



Dr. Ibraheem Sheraah

Chief of Business, Quality of Life


Dr. Tarig Enaya

Independent Consultant and former STC SVP


Dr. Maliha Hashmi

Executive Director & Deputy Head - Health & Wellbeing, NEOM


Osama Hashri

Founder, Saudi Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Hub


Abdulaziz Walid Al Dhaher

Regional Director - Middle East & Central Asia, Thuraya



Eng. Mohammed Ali Mahnashi

ICT Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Fahad Alhagbani

Co-founder & CEO, Armah Sports Company


Dr. Duaa Mohammed Abaoud

Deputy Director of Electronic Services, Eastern Province Municipality


Dr. Nabil Elwani,

GM, Strategy & Operational Excellence, Diplomatic Quarter General Authority


Dr. Hani Almashhadi



Mohammed Alsehli,

CEO, Wetaqh


Agenda

08:00 Registration and Refreshments
08:40 Official Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour
09:00 Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:05 Ministerial Opening Keynote address

Dr. Ahmed Altheneyyan, Deputy Minister for Technology and Human Capabilities, Ministry of Communications & IT
09:10 Keynote opening address delivered by the World Bank
Issam Abousleiman, Regional Director GCC – MENA, The World Bank
09:15 Governmental 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

Abdulaziz Alshamsan, Executive DG - Customer Experience & Digital Transformation, Ministry of Labor and Social Development
Abdulaziz Aloraij, MD - Foss Market, Ministry of Communication & IT
Yazeed Al Otaibi, Director of Business Solutions, Ministry of Health
Eng. Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ramez Al Fayez, Smart City Director, King Abdullah Financial District Development & Management Company
Ayad Aldaijy, Former Adviser to the Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture and Adjunct Professor
09:50 Emerging Technologies and Digital Development

Dr. Zaki Khoury, Senior Digital Development Specialist, The World Bank
10:05 Telcos session:
Alice In Digital Wonderland: "Headlines for the new conversations of the 4th Industrial Revolution"

Osman Sultan, CEO, du
10:20 Disruptive Satellite Communication Services for Government and Enterprise

Abdulaziz Walid Al Dhaher, Regional Director - Middle East & Central Asia, Thuraya
10:40 MasterWorks and Incorta: Machine Learning & Analytics for Real-time-Enterprise

Hani Al Lehaibi,CEO, Master Works
Osama Elkady, Co-Founder & CEO, Incorta
11:00 Digital impact on job creation- the LinkedIn case

Reem Al Harbi, Head of KSA, LinkedIn
11:10 Achieving operational excellence using Intelligent Automation

Hani AlSaigh, Head of Technology Procurement, STC
Walid Lebourre, Technical Director, Proven Consult
Hilel Baroud, MEA Pre-Sales Director, UiPath
11:40 Networking Coffee Break
12:00 Utilizing the power of data and analytics in order to create personalized user experiences

Ghaith Rajeh, Business Director, Revonic
12:20 Quality of Life Presentation:
How technology plays a significant role in improving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Quality of Life


Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah, Chief Executive of Business, Quality of Life – Vision 2030
12:35 Google report on AI:
Scaling Up: Potential Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Saudi Arabia


Meriem Menani, Public Policy Consultant, Economist Intelligence Unit
12:40 Google panel discussion:
The impact of AI on the Saudi Economy


Moderator:

Dr. Moudhi Aljamea,
GM - Head of Digital School, STC Academy
Mohammed Almoteab, GM – Technologies, Ministry of Communications & IT
Selim Edde, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
Dr. Moudhi Aljamea, GM - Head of Digital School, STC Academy
Dr. Hatem Bugshan, Head of Middle East, Big Innovation Centre
Meriem Menani, Public Policy Consultant, Economist Intelligence Unit
13:10 Engagement in the Always-on Era: How humans and technology work hand-in-hand to meet rising expectations

Steve Bell, Vice President Solutions Consulting EMEA, Verint
13:30 Large Conglomerates 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

Sultan Altukhaim, Head of Information Security, Capital Market Authority
Prof. Arwa Al Aama, Professor of Computer Science & Digital Transformation Consultant, King Abdul Aziz University
Cristiano Guerrieri Director Presales, UBiqube
Bill Kalin, Independent Consultant & Former NEOM Director of Border Security
14:0 Awards ceremony: celebrating the top tech innovators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
14:15 Networking Lunch
15:15 Afternoon Executive Briefings

Accelerating 5G Deployment by The World Bank
RPA Executive Briefing by Ernst & Young
Digital Transformation: Enterprise Architecture in Saudi organizations
Led by: Zaki Khoury,Senior Digital Development Specialist , The World Bank
Je Myung Ryu,Senior Digital Development Specialist , The World Bank

Location: Sukkari Meeting room, 4th floor
Led by: Gavin Maxwell, Senior Principal, Intelligent Automation and Finance Transformation, EY

Location: Rothana Meeting Room, 5th floor
Led by: Talal AlQahtani, EA Independent consultant

Location: Ajwa Meeting room, 4th floor
17:00 End of Conference Day 1
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s opening
09:05 Keynote address: Saudi Arabia as the epicentre of global tech disruption
09:15 Award Ceremony
09:20 Quality of Life Panel Discussion:
The role of emerging technologies in uplifting our lifestyle: opportunities and challenges


Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah, Chief Executive of Business, Quality of Life – Vision 2030
Dr. Maliha Hashmi, Executive Director & Deputy Head - Health & Wellbeing, NEOM
Dr. Hani Almashhadi
Dr. Nabil Elwani, GM, Strategy & Operational Excellence, Diplomatic Quarter General Authority
Fahad Alhagbani, CEO, Armah Sports
10:00 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Potential in KSA
Nawaf AlShammari, Chairman, MBUZZ Holding
10:20 Shared Services 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

Abdulaziz Abdulla Alshamsan, Executive DG - Customer Experience & Digital Transformation, Ministry of Labor and Social Development
Mansour Al Dalaan, Chief Commercial Officer, Contact Center Company
Dr. Tarig Enaya, Independent Consultant
Gary Thomson, CEO, Rokaboat
11:00 The role of Knowledge Management in government organisations
Scott Leeb, Corporate Lead, Knowledge; Director of Knowledge Management, Iknow
11:15 Blockchain in Allianz
Sunil Raveendran, Chief Technical Architect and Global Blockchain Centre of Competence (Lead), Allianz Technology India
11:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:40 BFSI 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

Eng. Majed Alshodari, CISO, ACIG
Cristiano Guerrieri, Director Presales, UBiqube
Prof. Fiorenzo Manganiello, Professor of Blockchain Technologies, Geneva Business School
Hesham Alghamdi, Digital Transformation Director, Abdul Lateef Jameel
Rasha Abu AlSaud, CISO, National Commercial Bank
12:10 Building an organizational digital army with low code platforms, a case study
Ali Shabdar, Regional Director MEA, Zoho Corp
12:30 Government Performance Management – 2020 and beyond
Pedro Mariano Teixeira, CEO TECH, TIMWETECH
12:50 SMEs & Start up 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

Khaled Bin Mahfouz, Business Development Manager, BIAC
Craig Smith, CEO, DTVC
Osama M. Ashri, Founder, Saudi Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Lab
13:20 Networking Lunch
14:20 Afternoon Executive Briefings

Smart Contracts: Architecture, Applications and Future Trends
Estonia’s success story on nation-wide cyber security framework
RPA / Digitization foundations: how to get started
Led by: Mohammed Alsehli, CEO, Wetaqh

Location: Rothana Meeting Room, 5th floor
Led by: Tõnu Tommer, Head of Incident Response Department (CERT-EE), Estonian Information System Authority (RIA)

Location: Sukkari Meeting room, 4th floor
Led by: Gary Thompson, CEO, Rokaboat

Location: Ajwa Meeting room, 4th floor
17:00 End of Conference Day 2
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s opening remark
09:10 Session reserved to Contact Center Company
Mansour Al Dalaan, Chief Commercial Officer, Contact Center Company
09:45 Shift your testing: How to increase quality, not anxiety
Nora Alriyes, President, KSATQB
10:10 Leveraging the automation continuum to optimize risk knowledge: Intelligent Risk Management
Dr. Duaa Abaoud, Eastern Province Municipality
10:30 Humanizing IoT: the way forward

Dr. Abdulrahman Alolayan, CEO, Taibah Valley
Dr. Arwa Althaqafi, IoT Lab Director, Taibah Valley
11:00 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
11:45 Networking Coffe Break
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 IIoT R&D centre in the world
12:30 Chairman’s closing remarks
12:45 Networking lunch & End of Focus Day

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