Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Project manager, Program Manager, PMO Manager, P3O Director, Business Support Director, Corporate Control Director, Sales & Delivery Consultant and included in several leadership positions. He has established many organizations.
Dr. Sheerah has more than 20 years of experience in defense, security, healthcare, agriculture, Transportation, privatization, Technology, PPP projects, and retailing industries
Dr. Sheerah is a seasoned and successful leader with a track record of producing, presenting and managing the implementation of innovative business solutions.
Fahad Alhagbani is a 22yr veteran of the fitness industry. He has co-founded two of the largest fitness businesses in the Middle East, including Fitness Time, the 15th largest global fitness club chain. After taking his previous company public in September 2018 he moved on to launch Armah Sports Company, where he serves as co-founder and CEO, and the new concept of “smart clubs”, which will transform the market and become a hub for technology and innovation in the global fitness industry. Fahad is also a member of REX (Roundtables for Executives), a worldwide group of club owners who meet regularly to exchange insights, critique business performance, and discuss future industry disruptions.
Mr. Majed Garoub is the Founder & Chairman of The Law Firm of Majed Garoub and the Saudi law Training Center in Saudi Arabia. With more than 25 years of experience as a legal practitioner, Mr. Garoub has advised and represented an expansive list of public and private entities in legal consulting and dispute resolution.
Mr. Garoub is a former legal advisor to the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee and several sports federations including the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, and has held various leadership positions in major organizations, such as the Legal Committee at FIFA, the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and the Advisory Committee on Arbitration at Saudi Ministry of Justice. He has been awarded a special Appreciation Certificate from the Saudi Supreme Judicial Board and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the French government for his continuous efforts in serving Global Justice.
Mr. Garoub is an advocate for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and has contributed to various national initiatives promoting CSR through the Saudi Law Training Center.
Mr. Garoub has participated as a speaker in various international forums discussing legal governance around the themes CSR, quality of life and technologies.
Tractica, an Informa business, is a market intelligence firm that focuses on emerging technologies. Tractica’s global market research and consulting services combine qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, User Interface Technologies, Advanced Computing, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, and Wearables & Digital Health
The World CSR Day (www.worldcsrday.com) is guided by Leaders…. Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business – making it a reality. Leaders produce Leaders will be a common thread uniting nations and people who take CSR more responsibly. They also believe that CSR is a tool to the Development of the Future. Leaders, Professionals, CSR Practitioners, CEOs, Sustainability Experts and Media honchos in different parts of the world will help in spreading the message of World CSR Day. Let’s Unite the World with the Spirit & Energy for conscious CSR.
Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry
In the realm of Plantautomation, where innovation is rapid, Plantautomation technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.
Plantautomation-Technology is essentially a B2B online business and technology media platform that has under its wraps the largest global database of Plantautomation buyers and suppliers.
Plantautomation-technology.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.
With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, Plantautomation- Technology has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.
Eye of Riyadh is one of the leading companies in MENA with an experience of more than 15 years that is operated by an expert from the region.
Eye of Riyadh provides professional and effective direct and digital marketing strategies for events and campaigns by managing and support major events and campaigns through organizing, creating professional communication strategies, identifying the right target audience and securing sponsors.
Eye of Riyadh’s extensive and competence database reaches national and international role figures in decision making.
ICOHOLDER company is a smart tracker, global analytics platform with the largest crypto database, giving institutional and retail investors access to real-time, high-quality, reliable market and pricing data. As a market data provider we offer a comprehensive, holistic overview of the market and crypto trends. We produce: cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, blockchain and historical data, social data, reports, audits, crypto reviews and a suite of cryptocurrency indices. Our mission is to make the crypto industry more transparent.
CryptoNewsZ is a News Publication Media that provides updates on cryptocurrency, ICOs, DApps, and blockchain. As more and more people turn to cryptocurrencies every passing day, we cater high-quality, unbiased and well-analyzed content to them. We cover the latest news, price analysis and interviews for the crypto community.
Our media partner Cognilytica is an analyst firm that provides real-world, industry and adoption focused market research, intelligence, advisory on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related areas. Cognilyitica also produces the popular AI Today podcast that discusses relevant topics related to AI and ML and interviews thought leaders in the field.
ICOHOLDER company is a smart tracker, global analytics platform with the largest crypto database, giving institutional and retail investors access to real-time, high-quality, reliable market and pricing data on 2,600+ coins, 22k ICOs, 6235 events, etc. As a market data provider we offer a comprehensive, holistic overview of the market and crypto trends. We produce: cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, blockchain and historical data, social data, reports, audits, crypto reviews and a suite of cryptocurrency indices. Our mission is to make the crypto industry more transparent.
Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers. In its 14th year of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions.
Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information.
Revonic is a leading digital experience design agency that partners with their clients to build digital capabilities that drive business performance by delivering exceptional data & insights analysis, strategy, UX, design and technology services. With offices in UAE, KSA and India, we are proud to work with most forward-thinking regional brands such as Emirates Airlines, Expo 2020, The Red Sea Project, Riyad Bank, Sabic, Mercedes Benz, Emirates NBD, Emaar and many more.
Hackology.co is the portfolio site for Hackology Internet Security Portal , A hobby project turned into array of services ranging from latest Tech News to in-depth Blockchain reviews, Tech Analysis, Cyber Consultancy, PoCs and everything digital. Hackology Blog blog.drhack.net provides latest internet and Cyber security news while covering / providing a technical write-up so every topic is properly covered, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain guides and reviews with detailed analysis so you make the right move. Ask Techie! helps you in solving your Tech issues, no matter how complicated they may seem. Encrypted Paste provides a unique paste service where all pasted data is even encrypted from the server thus keeping your data
Bitnewstoday.com is an international media company providing daily news from the world of cryptocurrency. We publish the articles for readers interested in bitcoin, blockchain, mining, cryptocurrency investing and deliver market analytics for professionals. We cover the most important events and problems, the recent legislative changes and cryptocurrency regulation.
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Telecom Review is the leading B2B publication in the telecommunications sector in the Middle East. Telecom Review which is a Trace Media International publication has enjoyed unprecedented success in the telecommunications industry in the GCC region. Telecom Review enjoys a close working relationship with all the leading operators in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and African markets and has earned a stellar reputation for providing first-class content. Telecom Review also has print publications in North America and a French/Africa edition – whilst it also has a dedicated website for all the telecommunications news in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to our print publications Telecom Review also boasts one of the largest databases in telecoms industry with its weekly e-newsletters blasted to over 60,000 leading executives from the industry.
TestCrew is a leading software testing services Saudi company that offers a comprehensive set of independent software testing services to our global clientele in an exceptionally efficacious manner. We strive to offer the best and most cost-efficient services to our clients in a time-bound manner.
While our team indulges in finding even the minutest anomalies and errors in the software functionality, user-interface, performance and other aspects, we ensure that they follow an end-user-oriented approach. Our team applies the perspective of the end users to the software usage, and ensure that the software and apps perform in an ideal manner.
We follow the QA best practices; ensure visibility, hands-on approach and lucid documentation. Furthermore, our expertise oriented professionals work collaboratively with clients to deliver the desired results much faster and in a highly cost-efficient way.
We are highly specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive computing and more .. Wakeb Co. established to be cutting edge IT company located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Data science technologies, services, consultations and more are offered at Wakeb, highly experienced team equipped with power resources to make your success story real.
Several years ago development of the Blockchain technology led to an explosive growth of investments into cryptocurrency and the idea of decentralization itself. Thousands of entrepreneurs and teams from different industries around the world developed their own projects based on their vision of how to use Blockchain to make the world better, and the number of projects keeps growing every day. Some of them may become a new Ethereum, some are apparently weak, and some may even turn out to be fraudulent. Which project to choose for investing to be confident the money will return with a profit? Our goal is to answer this question.
ICOCrunch is an independent research team of experienced analytics and IT specialists. We are permanently searching for worthy projects we would invest our own money to, and we do invest because we are enthusiastic about cryptocurrency the same as you. We post a new project analysis daily to keep you up-to-date. Each decision to select a particular project to post is collegial, so you are protected from a biased opinion
blokt was founded in 2017 by Greg Adams, a crypto enthusiast, with a background in security, web journalism, media and marketing. After building an extensive list of contacts in the blockchain space, Greg put together a team that would later become essential to blokt’s success.Whether you are interested in blockchain, security, or any of the various cryptocurrencies, we have content that will keep you informed, safe, and guide you through the complex processes involved in using cryptocurrencies.
Our news section features breaking stories from the crypto world, and thanks to our proprietary TrendSpotter software, our editorial team has access to potential scoops and story opportunities before they hit the news.
Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.
CrowdReviews is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.
BiometricUpdate.com is the leading news property that publishes shareable breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market. We provide the most original reporting and market research in the sector, vis-a-vis the Web and an exclusive daily newsletter, that focuses on global developments in biometrics technology, including: fingerprint identification, voice, iris, and facial recognition, civil and criminal ID and video surveillance. Our news coverage places special emphasis on national security, privacy and regulatory issues, along with examining the latest applications and advances in biometrics. Our global audience of 600k+ readers includes original equipment manufacturers, service providers, governments, law enforcement agencies, corporate buyers and industry professionals.
DETASAD offers tailor made solutions in Corporate Networks & Connectivity Solutions, ICT Deployment and Infrastructure Solutions, Managed Services, Data Center and Cloud Solutions
to public and private sector clients enabling their Digital Transformation and unlocking value. The DETASAD offering covers all aspects from scoping, planning and design, end-to-end supply implementation and integration up to 24/7 operational support and maintenance of the offered products at highest quality standards.
Proven Consult was established as a solution to the missing digital competencies companies were experiencing. Since its’ conception in 2013, the company has expanded internationally, from Saudi Arabia to the UAE and India.
The expertise of Proven Consult supports companies in adapting to the fast-paced market by offering innovative solutions to big data, business process transformation, robotic process automation, and IT. Proven Consult focuses on enhancing companies’ digital capabilities, assisting them in becoming digitally ahead of their competition.
Qvest Media is a world-leading systems architect, consultant, ICT integrator, and developer of software products in the innovation-driven media industry. The company’s range of services is aligned to the challenges of an increasingly digital media value chain such as multi-platform content delivery, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, multi-cloud management, IP infrastructures, and cyber security. Qvest Media’s clients include numerous renowned media networks, telecommunication providers, broadcasters, as well as companies and organizations from the industrial and public sector. In addition to the headquarters in Cologne and Dubai, Qvest Media operates eleven further locations in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
UBiqube delivers integrated automation through Orchestration Continuum. Our MSActivator ™ DevOps framework emulates an orchestration continuum over any entity, any vendor and any physical or virtual domain for an end-to-end automation workflow design and process management.
The MSActivator makes automation of the networking and security continuum -physical and virtual- easy. A multi-tenant, full life cycle orchestration framework designed for the new networking paradigms.
MSA is used by telcos and large enterprises for end-to-end service orchestration over hybrid, virtualized (SDN/NFV) and legacy networking and security communication infrastructures interconnecting the clouds.
As the virtualization paradigm hits the networking industry, UBiqube aims at leading the associated next generation ‘Management and Reporting Software’ space and ease the multi-vendor, multi-technology orchestration for telcos and enterprise IT managers, while disrupting the ‘high price tag’ legacy OSS vendors practiced so far.
Our goal is to ease the secure consumption of multi-vendor networking and security technologies – for every application needing it, and without any vendor lock-in.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY has been recognized as a global leader in disruptive technology including intelligent automation and robotic process automation, and is a strategic partner to companies across the ecosystem. EY is one of the world’s largest users of RPA, and in addition to helping organisations to implement Intelligent Automation to drive business benefit, EY provides managed services and bot control rooms to support our clients.
The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE).
MBUZZ is a leading ICT Company – established in 2007. Our head office is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and we have a geographical presence throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. MBUZZ provides solutions in the areas of Data Center, Telecom, SDN & NFV, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things. We utilize our unique business engineering capabilities to develop new business models aimed at solving challenges, generating new opportunities and improving existing business processes and portfolios to meet the market trends.
MBUZZ culture circles around respect, accountability, ethics, and moralities. Our Employee’s value others time, views, skills, and contributions and treat everyone with the utmost respect and dignity.
Management has fostered a family environment where customers, employees, and shareholders work as one team.
Progressive and innovative thinking coupled with meaningful engagement with customers is the only way forward to deliver success.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Silah Gulf is a leading, multi award-winning Customer Experience solutions provider. Launched in 2009, as a joint venture in the Middle East by Bahrain’s Government and UK-based Merchants (Dimension Data), Silah has operations in Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
With a unique mix of tools, expertise and a proven track record of over 35 years in the industry, we deliver end-to-end customer experience solutions for our clients. We are experts in driving innovation and take a consultative, yet pragmatic approach with real-world operational experience. Offering a full spectrum of services, we advise companies on how to transform their customer experience infrastructure, provide specialist training and certification, deploy high-tech solutions, as well as handle the running of the entire customer service operations.
Being in the service industry, we are passionate about our people and take pride in what we do. Our ability to attract the best talent, coupled with our rich history of success and innovation across different industries, is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Ramez currently heads the IT Department of the The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition and owns more than 15 years in information technology and of exceptional track record in handling high-end projects as well as leading teams to operate and support infrastructures and systems solutions. He has experience in IT management & strategic planning with high project management skills in different IT business fields.
Reem heads LinkedIn’s operations in KSA. Since joining the company in 2016, Reem’s main responsibility has been to connect and work with the highest levels of government and private executives to make meaningful impact and drive revenue and business growth. Her role now sees her working closely with the various public and private sector stakeholders to tackle pressing issues such as employment and national strategies.
Reem speaks three languages and has over ten years of experience in various multinational corporations such as Ernst & Young, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Dur Hospitality where she led the rebranding plan. Hailing from Saudi Arabia, she has a wealth of international experience in organizing and marketing global events across the US, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, an example being leading the participation of the Middle East & North Africa in the Global Entrepreneur Awards at Monte Carlo.
Reem started her career in the fields of marketing and communications, where she honed her skills in strategy planning and business development. She was awarded the MENA Female Role Model award for her stellar contributions to the business and her role in developing young talent.
Reem earned her Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Dubai. She is an avid chess player and is a member of the animal rights community.
Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, government, broadcast media, maritime, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO.
Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically advanced and dependable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Through relevant partnerships, Thuraya stays ahead by delivering solutions and supporting applications that meet the rapidly transforming nature of market demands. Thuraya remains committed to keeping everyone within reach in any circumstance by making accessible the essential tools required for vital connectivity.
SMASHI TV is a business news network streaming live from the heart of the Arab world, covering the most innovative products, services and technologies changing our lives. SMASHI is a mindset, it’s for the driven, the dreamers and the doers.
سماشي أول قناة إعلامية اجتماعية تخاطب العالم العربي عن كل ما يتعلق بالتجارة والأعمال و ثقافة و تقنية
Aumenta Solutions provides Augmented/Virtual Reality applications for Industry 4.0.
Working with the latest AR/VR devices, tablets and Smartglasses we provide solutions to unresolved issues with conventional technologies, increasing productivity and efficiency in key business processes.
Aumenta Solutions has a team of professional and highly qualified technology partners who offer the best Augmented Reality solution for your business.
Verint is “The Customer Engagement Company.” We help organisations simplify and modernise the way they engage customers through their contact center, branch, back office and marketing departments. Our market-leading broad portfolio of cloud and hybrid solutions is designed with the latest artificial intelligence and advanced analytics technologies to deliver greater automation and shared intelligence that drives real business impact. Verint is your partner to make customer engagement a strategic advantage and a strong competitive differentiator for your organisation. With over two decades of experience helping more than 10,000 organizations worldwide create lasting value, we’re a global leader in customer engagement.
TAIBAH VALLEY aims to leave positive change for the Future by providing the best solutions, programs, and initiatives . Our values are uniqueness in innovation, creativity, and distinction
Rob is excited by Industry 4.0 and the disruptive impact of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D Printing on the future of work and society.
He launched School of Disruption to help organizations overcome disruption and lead transformation in their industry, and offers keynotes, workshops & 10-week innovation sprints to reprogram the corporate immune system.
Rob is an ExO Trainer & Ambassador with a decade experience building and leading customer-centric digital strategies for some of the biggest brands in Europe and the Middle East, lastly as a department head at Al Tayer Retail – the largest luxury retailer in the GCC.
Gary Thompson is the co-founder and senior partner of Rokaboat Continuum, a management consultancy based in the UAE covering the GCC region, focused on transforming business through automation and digitization delivering efficiency and positive engagement across the customer journey – external or internal – from need to fulfilment. While we represent the full width of functional expertise a business contains, Gary leads our advisory services to executives and managers responsible for Business Support, Shared Services and Outsourcing.
In a career spanning over three decades, he has been both client and consultant across a range of global and regional organizations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has worked with various family-owned businesses, banks and Semi-Government organizations; uplifting the performance of business support, operations and enablement through using transformation and digitization to break down the barriers of silo-mentality and employee resistance. He is currently working on a number of strategic assignments driving innovation, engagement, ownership and customer-centricity through advanced automation and cultural change in the region.
Gary gained his Fellowship in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK and is a regular Speaker, SME panelist and Workshop Lead at Business Support Automation and Performance Excellence Conferences in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Abdulrahman A. Alolayan’s investment and business experience is a combination of theory and practice. He holds a Ph.D degree in Business Administration. His research interests include Investment, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management. Currently, Dr. Alolayan is the founding CEO of Taibah Valley, emerging tech and innovation hub in Madinah.
Talal Tabbaa is the Co-Founder and COO at Jibrel Network, a blockchain platform for the tokenization of financial assets. Jibrel Network successfully conducted a 30 Million token sale out of Zug, Switzerland in 2017. Talal led Jibrel’s efforts with Al Hilal Bank, where they executed the world’s first Sukuk transaction using blockchain and smart contracts. Prior to co-founding Jibrel, he was a Senior Management Consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers UAE and managed a private investment fund in Saudi Arabia. By education, Talal is Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Arwa Althagafi recevied BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Information Systems Managment and PhD in Information Systems from the University of Sheffield. As a technology- oriented scientest, she worked on number of projects that aimed at consulting, analysing, desinging, developing and evaluting IS applications in the area of IoT solutions.Currently, she is a IoT lab director at Taibah Valley, where analysing the best practise of IoT lab strategy, developing an innovative product, arranging resources,up-skilling and cross-skilling the IoT professionals skills development.
Finesse is one of the most trusted software system integrator, enabling digital transformation for global financial institutions & enterprises by focusing on the design, deployment and maintenance of business-critical applications. Finesse delivers customized solutions & services tailored to the unique demands of each of their clients in the BFSI, Healthcare, Retail, Infrastructure, Energy, Education, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, and Government domains. Finesse offer solutions & services for Business Intelligence & Analytics, ECM, GRC, CPM, RPA, Blockchain, Core Banking, Treasury & Capital Markets, Mobile Banking, Real Time Fraud Management and Intelligent Automation among others. Finesse assists more than 250+ enterprise clients across the world in their digital transformation journey. Around 120+ financial institutions, including 80% of the banks in UAE are referenceable clients for Finesse.
Currently acting as Executive DG – Customer Experience & Digital Transformation at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Formerly General Manager of Digital Transformation in STC Channels one of STC group subsidiaries. He leads a talented team of marketers to build one of the best e-commerce platforms. Previously Abdulaziz was the General Manager of Category Marketing in Sale Advanced Company.
In 2012, He was Chosen to build the Media Center in Ministry of Labor, a challenging task to form a team responsible of Media Relation, Public Relation, Media Reports & Editorials, Events, Production, Media Monitoring, and New media Department.
Prior to joining Ministry of Labor in Jan, 2013 Mr. Abdulaziz was the Director of marketing communications & PR in STC – Al Jawal (Mobile Sector) one of the largest integrated telecom companies in the Middle East. He was leading the marketing communication team responsible of all Mobile advertising. His role puts him in the front line dealing with all above the line & below the line material as he is also in charge of all PR activities including events, sports and youth activations. Marketing communications strategy is one of his duties in addition to all Mobile advertising including marketing plan, strategy, and execution. Before joining STC in 2005, Mr. Abdulaziz has 8 years of marketing and telecom experience where he used to manage the projects department in AwalNet one of the biggest internet and “managed services” provider in KSA.
Mr. Abdulaziz holds an Associate degree in Electronic Engineer from Spokane Community College (2001- Spokane, USA) in addition to a degree in Industrial electronics technology (1996 – Riyadh, KSA).
Prof. Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as an instructor at well-known universities and colleges, including the Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award, Instructor of the year for 4 years in a row, and Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018 by LinkedIn, his researches featured in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC,BBC, and Fox TV and Radio stations. He is a member of MIT Technology Review Global Panel. He studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University and Digital Transformation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the author of the book “Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)”.
Hans Henrik Christensen – Entrepreneur, Board member, Investor and Director of Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre , the largest technology entrepreneur center of its kind in the Middle East housing 790 Tech start-ups and incubators, labs and accelerators.
Nominated Mentor of the year 2017 (Arabian Business).
Hans, holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Bentley University, and an MBA from Hult International Business School.
Cyrus Hodes is Vice-President and Director of the AI Initiative, which he co-founded in 2015 within The Future Society at the Harvard Kenney School. The Future Society brings together a wide range of global stakeholders to study, discuss and help shape the governance of AI. Hodes and the AI Initiative are engaged in various international policy platforms (OEDC, EU, HKS Forums, Japanese MIC, French Parliament, etc.) as well as AI ethics and safety initiatives. He also manages several projects using innovative tools, such as the Global Civic Debate and its multilingual collective intelligence platform on the governance of AI, and works at using AI and Machine Learning to tackle policy issues. In addition, Hodes is a member of the Policy, Well-Being and General Principles committees of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He holds a MA from Paris II University in Defense, Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Moreover, he is passionate about drastically disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, nanotech, biotech, genetics, IT and cognitive sciences as well as their cross-pollination and impacts on society.
Fiorenzo Manganiello is a professor of Blockchain Technologies at Geneva Business School and First Vice President of Banque Profil de Gestion, a Swiss private bank.
With an entrepreneurial mindset, he was awarded as Blockchain Expert Switzerland for 2018 by Acquisition International. He is fluent in five languages and has a distinguished academic background, having studied at IMD, London School of Economics and Luiss Business School. He is an invited speaker at CNBC, CNN, and international finance journals. He is also a writer for Forbes.
In his current role as founder and managing partner of Ebtikaar, a transliteration of the Arabic word for ‘Innovation’, a boutique innovation consultancy, Petar specializes in applying the Scientific Method to tackle business challenges in government- and corporate-sector innovation and entrepreneurship.
At the government level, Petar is working across a number of key initiatives in the flagship Accelerator program for the SHERAA Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre, an initiative under the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority SHUROOQ, along well as a recent collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council Entrepreneurship Task Force to develop the 2017 Strategic Framework for Emirati Entrepreneurship, developing the strategies to engage, encourage and empower young Emirati Entrepreneurs to consider a career in entrepreneurship. His speciality in using experiential learning to accelerate deep learning outcomes of adaptive skill sets has culminated in his work as a facilitator in the acclaimed Dubai EXPO 2020 Apprentice Program.
With an experience of over 15 years in IT and a strong background in Computing, Al-Aama continues her pursuit in the participation of the technological advancement of her country, Saudi Arabia. As previous Vice Mayor for IT in Jeddah, she was the first women to hold a leadership role in IT in a Saudi governmental agency. She lead the team that digitally transformed Jeddah Municipality from a paper-based work environment to a world-class digitized environment, resulting in the Municipality winning over 20 prestigious awards and accreditations in IT, including Best Arab e-Government.
Through her technology expert house Smart Solutions, Al-Aama served as a Technology Consultant to the Saudi Minister of Economy & Planning and to the Minister of Hajj & Omrah.
Al-Aama holds an MSc. & DSc. in Computer Science from George Washington University and has published several scientific papers. She also attended extended learning in new technologies (e.g. Blockchain), Leadership & Strategy at Harvard & Oxford Universities. She also received several awards, including a Microsoft research award, the national Saudi ITC achievement award, the Informatics Expert award from the Arab Towns Organization, the Arab Women Leadership Award, and the Microsoft Arabia Most Distinguished Faculty Member Award.
Al-Aama also served as Vice Dean for the College of Computing & IT at King Abdulaziz Uni., head of the women’s CS and IS Departments, and an IT consultant for the conglomerate Savola. Al-Aama also holds a position as Professor of Computer Science at KAU and is a member of the External Advisory Boards for the Colleges of Computing in Um Al-Qura, King Saud and Prince Mugren Universities.
Al-Aama served on several national committees, including the Executive Committee for Saudi eGovernment, the National Smart City Committee, the National Digitization Committee, the National Science and Technology Planning Committee, and the Steering Committee for Women Labor Issues & Economic Development.
Dr. Ayad Aldaijy is a senior IT and executive leader, and a subject matter expert in cyber-security. He has a wealth of 27+ years of experience in leadership and advisory roles in reputable local and global organizations.
Dr. Aldaijy received the PhD degree in information technology from George Mason University, Virginia, USA, in 2003. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees in information systems from George Washington University, Washington D.C., in 1988 and 1990 consecutively. Dr. Aldaijy won “the Catalyst 2018 – Best Government CIO”, in the GCC region, and had been speaking on major regional and international conferences on technology and cyber-security developments.
Currently oversee and guide Abdul Latif Jameel’s Group overarching digital strategy to ensure seamless integration of digital efforts. Responsible for crafting and managing various digital experience platforms including Artificial Intelligence, e-Commerce, Cloud Integrations, Web, Mobile, and process optimization throughout the organization. Career of 20 years of experience in several leadership roles including Digital Transformation, IT Director, Customer Service Leadership, and PMO. With diverse experience in executive leadership, technology background and customer service.
Dr.Moudhi Aljamea currently is the General Manger of the ICT School at STC Academy ( Saudi Telcom Company) as the first Saudi women who occupies an executive position in the company. Dr. Aljamea has a PhD in Computer Security Algorithms Design from King’s College London, and a vast experience in cyber and information security. Prior joining STC, she was the president of entrepreneurship unit and business incubator and an assistant Professor in cyber security at Imam Abdurrahman Bin Faisal University, and considered as one of the Saudis experts in the computer security field.
An accomplished technology executive with a proven track record for building and leading world-class software projects reaching outstanding results.
• Earned reputation in Saudi market for quality products and service delivery with excellence in business execution and cost optimization by prudent management of people, technology and processes.
• Proven ability to reduce budgets in excess of SAR250 million to SAR7 million (-82%); align technology strategy with corporate strategy; set business and group goals; and lead large teams to achieve project goals and exceed client expectations.
• Built IT startup in 1996 gaining soft and hard skills, then pursued education to the Masters of Information Systems while leading multiple public and private organizations with remarkable success.
• Started working on extra-curriculum interests and ideas (in “LEED” green concepts & Graphene) in 2015 while working with multiple organizations as an IT Consultant.
Esam Alwagait is an associate professor at the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS) in King Saud University (KSU) and he has a collective experience of around 20 years in IT. Before joining NDU, Alwagait was the Deputy Minister for Technical affairs at the ministry of foreign affairs. He worked in the ministry of higher education as the supervisor for technology. He was also the Dean of E-Transactions and Communications and Also the Dean of E-Learning and Distance Education Deanship at KSU. Alongside those positions, Dr. Alwagait is the chairman for Saudi Computer Society. Dr. Alwagait’s research interests are focused on Social Media and Data mining. He has several publications about Twitter-related issues in the middle east region and Saudi Arabia in General.
Dr. Fatmah Baothman is an Assistance Professor of Artificial Intelligent (AI) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Dr. Fatmah’s AI dissertation is AI application in “phonology-based automatic speech recognition for Arabic.” Which was awarded in 2003 with distinction from University of Huddersfield; School of Engineering and Computing; West Yorkshire, England. She signed Intellectual Property (IP) rights for her advance AI research. Early in her academic tenure, Dr. Fatmah was pivotal in establishing women’s Department which is the foundation of the Computer Science College at KAU; and became its first TA faculty member. In collaboration with King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology, Dr. Fatmah contributed to the National IT Strategic Plan. She reengineered the IT Center and proposed programs which resulted in establishing the e-University at KAU. Another of her achievements, Dr. Fatmah managed the AI e-Learning “Global Class Room” project in collaboration with national and international institutions led by Zurich University. She sat up its infrastructure, managed its technology platforms in the Kingdom and was a key AI lecturer. Her accomplishment led to her appointment as Saudi Director of E-learning Researcher Program in Dubai where she designed the Intelligent GCC E-learning Platform. She became an advisor for King Abdullah Economic city- educational sector, also the representative to IEEE Congress R8. She became the chairwoman of the prestigious IEEE Women in Engineering Western Region, established the KAU IEEE chapter for women and the President of Women Engineers Committee at Women Engineers Committee at “Saudi Council of Engineering” western region. She held the position of General Manager IT Security with a joint venture American company. Dr.Fatmah gained nine trophies, a gold medal and several letters of recognition for her input on different occasions.
Founded TechInvest in 2015 to provide an opportunity for Middle East investors to obtain exposure to private investment opportunities in the technology sector. Techinvest advised and structured several deals in early, growth and late stage VC totaling over $600m in money raised. Over 21 years’ experience in global business development, with expertise and specialization in the IT and VC field. Initiated and executed targeted strategies to facilitate joint ventures, partnerships, startups, account generation and public listings of holdings in several capital financial markets including NASDAQ, KSE and DIFC. As CEO of Sakhr Software, he received 3 US patents from US PTO office for Sakhr’s proprietary technologies. Played key role in founding 1st Saudi Arabia ISP AWalNet which was acquired by STC in 2006. Developed the first Multilingual Speech to Speech app ‘S2S’, Language Buddy launched on the App Store in 2009 and was one of the first adopters of “The Cloud”. Initiated and supervised the transformation of the 30 year old family IT business company and publicly listing the company on KSE in 2006 under the new name Al Alamiah Technology Group ATG.
Fahad is on the Advisory Board of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in the UAE, which is the premier foreign direct investment-focused event and an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy. Fahad is also a consultant at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, KDIPA. Previously a Board Member and subsequently Chairman, of Al Mal Investment Company, which is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, and served on several boards including ATG, Saftec, AwalNet. Fahad serves as a director on the Board of CODED, the First Coding Academy in the GCC, which educates and trains participants in software development and programming using world-class curriculum and instruction by industry experts. The Kuwait-based company is aimed at young men and women across MENA, with engagement on Barmej.com (CODED’s online school) exceeding 150,000 coders (and future entrepreneurs).
William (Bill) Kalin is an expert in homeland security with over 20 years of successfully providing international homeland security subject matter expertise. Mr. Kalin has focused on developing policies, strategies and identifying and implementing new and emerging technologies for international border security systems, C4ISR networks, aerial and mobile surveillance systems. For the past 2.5 years, Mr. Kalin has provided the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior and the NEOM project assessments and analysis on leading edge border security technologies, strategies and policies. Mr. Kalin’s management and consulting services have been employed for over 20 years by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the DHS Chemical and Biological Detection unit. In addition, Mr. Kalin has lectured on behalf of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in their International Visitor Leadership Program on Crisis and Disaster Management to global leaders. Mr. Kalin also serves on the DOS Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) in the Middle East.
Craig Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Dhahran Technology Development Company, operating the world’s largest advanced Research Center devoted entirely to the Energy industry, overseeing all aspects of the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park. Previously, Craig led the Emerging Technologies group at US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Labs, specializing in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Research, Cyber Security and Information Technologies.
Craig advises universities and businesses across Asia and the Middle East on launching start-ups and spinoffs and is a frequent mentor and judge for global business competitions. Craig is advisor to the USPTO, World Intellectual Property Organization, Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property and the IP Office of Singapore on energy issues and Intellectual Property Rights in World Energy Markets.
Craig serves on several Boards including the College of Engineering Sciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, the California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley, where he was Chairman of the Board in 2015-16. He is Chairman of Innovation and Commercialization for the Middle East Process Engineering Conference (2017-2019) and member of the Executive Committee for the International Petroleum Technology Conference (2020). Craig was Licensing Executives Society International’s Distinguished Fellow from 2015-2017.
Craig holds an MBA in International Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, studied Cleantech Economics at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and US Energy Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) Group, with offices in Potsdam (Germany), Gorinchem (The Netherlands), London (UK) and Boston (USA), is a leading provider of certification examinations all over the world.
For more than 10 years, iSQI plays a significant role in certifying the know-how of IT professionals in over 100 countries on 6 continents in 10 languages. With over 30,000 certifications per year, iSQI paves the way for successful career development.
Constantly changing job requirements generate a demand for lifelong learning. To stay competitive in today´s job market, professionals need to possess comprehensive and comparable skills and knowledge. The iSQI ‘Certified’ Program includes certification examinations that set the global standards in Software Testing, Requirements Engineering, Agile, Business Analysis as well as Usability and User Experience UX, AI, IOT etc.
iSQI examinations are supported by a global network of accredited training providers. iSQI’s ISO 9001 compliance is the independently confirmed guarantee for its business partners that all contracts are fulfilled in a secure and high-quality manner. Its ISO 17024 compliant certification processes meet all strict requirements in the day-to-day business practice.
Osman Sultan CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, (du) in the UAE As the founding CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) since 2005 in the UAE, and the founding CEO of Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil) in Egypt from 1998 to 2005, Osman Sultan set during the course of his career several strategies translating the profound transformations that the telecom and information sectors have been creating in our lives. As an influential figure and a mentor in the telecommunications sector, he is proud to have groomed close to 20 talented individuals who became CEOs of various operations across all continents. Osman Sultan is a visionary leader and a notable public speaker in the field. His distinguished achievements ranked him as one of the most powerful executives in the telecoms industry in the world twice on “GTBPower100 List” in both 2010 and 2011. Osman Sultan brings 35 years of leadership, rich with achievements in the telecom business. His vast knowledge and expertise in the field as early as the pre-internet period, placed him as one of the pioneers in France, Europe, the USA, Japan and the entire MENA region.
Eng. Majed Mohammad Alshodari is Certified Chief Information Security Officer & Certified Digital Business Transformation Officer. Also, licensed MCI IT Consultant No.13525 has over 19 years of international professional experience at both the senior management and technical hands-on in holding, contracting, banking, supply chain, Oil & Gas, real-estate, construction, insurance, automotive, and investment services industries in addition to real time systems and digital transformation once come to the support services (IT, GA, PR, Finance, Procurement, and HR) along with other business departments from IT and business perspectives.
His main aim is providing companies with Information Technology insight, enabling businesses, guidance securely and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.
His solid experiences and strong qualifications give him excellent opportunity to be a great executive leader for the following roles: Information Technology, Information Security, Digital Business Transformation, and Industrial Technology.
Independent boutique investment bank, founded in 2015, Chaineum is exceptionally experienced and exclusively focused on the transformational sectors of disruptive technologies. Tokenization is a revolutionary new vehicle for entrepreneurs seeking funding. We believe in decentralization and see tokenized market as a trillion-dollar opportunity. Advisory & services: ICO, STO, DSO*, fundraising, capital raising, corporate finance, M&A
International Finance is a premium financial and business analysis magazine, published by UK’s International Finance Publications Ltd.
With a discerning focus on emerging markets, International Finance provides news, analysis and commentary from a range of industry experts, contributors and writers. The editorial team’s endeavour is to address economic and business developments, and provide engaging, informative and factual content everyday. The magazine and website has a growing readership in Middle East, specifically in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, as well as select African nations. International Finance has started making inroads into Asia as well, with a rising readership in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Srilanka, Thailand, China and Taiwan. International Finance is subscription-based and reaches a wide variety of C-level executives and leading decision-makers in key markets. As a leading media services provider, clients enjoy maximum visibility through vibrant outreach exercises that include print and online advertisements, print and online advertorials, newsletter promotions, exclusive media visibility partnerships in key markets, and acknowledgement of corporate excellence.
Unlock is a platform that provides information, intelligence, insights and news pertaining to the Blockchain sector. We are one of the cornerstones in the evolution of the Blockchain ecosystem in the MENA region and globally. We encourage Blockchain’s disruptive innovation through our support of startups, investors, developers, and clients. Our main services entail media, events organization, advisory, PR, roadshows and community building.
Danilo McGarry is one of the most reputable voices in the RPA domain; as CitiGroup’s ex Head of Ai for Capital Markets, he is now one of UnitedHealth Group’s Head of Automation (the worlds 13th largest companies and largest healthcare provider). He has successfully ran RPA/Ai programs in multiple industries and countries (Financial Services, O&G, Private and Public sectors, as well as Healthcare). For Citigroup (as Head of Ai for Capital Markets) and as Senior Management in Automation for UnitedHealth Group, Danilo has driven 2 of the world’s largest, most lucrative and successful automation programs in the corporate world – involving teams from more than 20 countries, budgets into the triple digits (millions) and savings into the triple digit (FTE).
Originator of the Industry 4.0 and Digital themes today. Best known as the originator of the “4th Industrial Revolution” (Industry 4.0) and the mastermind of the European Digital Revolution (German Digital Agenda), which ignited the global themes of today. As the inaugurator of Germany’s digital agenda in 09, he ignited a global wave of national and corporate digital strategy adoptions.
Named by Financial Times as one of the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness. One of the most influential business thinkers, who has set the agenda for nations and the fortune 100 companies.
He is notorious for his personal involvement to define the core differentiating, competitive aspects and to identify how to innovate and where to transform.
Previously one of the Heads of Artificial intelligence & Machine Learning at CitiGroup (3rd largest US bank, 17th largest Financial institution globally). Currently senior management of Automation (RPA/Ai) in UnitedHealth Group (largest healthcare company in the world. Ranked #5 on the Fortune 500). Member of the European Union Commission Ai Alliance.
Total US$ saved to date: through Automation (RPA, Ai) & Re-Engineering Programs participated or managed: US$ 248 million (.est)
“First Saudi Awarded as the best CISO in the world of the year 2018 Finalist. Also. First Saudi CCISO instructor in SA.”
He is Certified Chief Information Security Officer & Certified Digital Business Transformation Officer. Also, licensed MCI IT Consultant No.13525 has over 19 years of international professional at both the senior management and technical hands-on in holding, contracting, banking, supply chain, Oil & Gas, real-estate, construction, insurance, automotive, and investment services industries in addition to real time systems and digital transformation once come to the support services (IT, GA, PR, Finance, Procurement, and HR) along with other business departments from IT and business perspectives.
His main aim is providing companies with IT insight, enabling businesses, guidance securely and leadership that will foster a successful business decision making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.
Expertise in IT Digital Transformation, Information Assurance, Risk Management, and Cybersecurity.Specialties: Cyber Security, Requirements Engineering, Information Technology, Risk Management,Planning, and Leadership.
Sultan leads and oversees all activities aimed at developing Cybersecurity measures in CMA, providing business stakeholders with information assurance services, including defining business and security requirements.
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