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


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