11 November 2019

RPA Executive Briefing by Ernst & Young
Timings Location Briefing leader By invitation only
14:00 – 16:30 Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC Gavin Maxwell, Partner Advisory Services, Finance and Managed Services Leader; Africa, India and Middle East (AIM) -
Digital Transformation: Enterprise Architecture in Saudi organizations
Timings 14:00 – 16:00
Location Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC
Workshop leader Talal Al Qatani, EA Independent consultant
Description The Enterprise Architecture in the integration and compatibility between the business sector and information technology. To ensure that digital transformation plans are built with the required efficiency and effectiveness, and follow international standards, models and reference to apply best practices and global and national methodologies to the work of organizations. The concept of Enterprise Architecture will be presented in the integration and alignment of business and information technology with the provision of accurate and integrated information and performance indicators to assist in decision making as well as the optimal use of resources and investment governance in IT as well as the maturity of e-services provided by organizations to the general public. Applying the concept of the Enterprise Architecture as one of the key tools in accelerating the digital transformation in the Kingdom and raising the quality and efficiency of e-Services, in addition to increasing return on investment in ICT and eliminating duplication and repetition. Language: Arabic (English translation available)

.البنية المؤسسية في تحقيق التكامل والموائمة بين قطاع الأعمال وتقنية المعلومات

لضمان بناء خطط للتحول الرقمي بالكفاءة والفاعلية المطلوبة وباتباع المعايير والنماذج الدولية والمرجعية الوطنية لتطبيق أفضل الممارسات والمنهجيات العالمية والوطنية في أعمال المنظمات

سيتم عرض مفهوم البنية المؤسسية في تحقيق التكامل والموائمة بين قطاع الأعمال وتقنية المعلومات وتوفير معلومات دقيقة متكاملة ومؤشرات أداء للمساعدة في اتخاذ القرارات فضلا عن الاستخدام الأمثل للموارد وحوكمة الاستثمار في تقنية المعلومات إضافة إلى رفع مستوى نضج الخدمات الإلكترونية التي تقدمها المنظمات لعموم المستفيدين

.يدعم تطبيق مفهوم البنية المؤسسية كأحد الأدوات الرئيسية في تسريع مسيرة التحول الرقمي في المملكة ورفع جودة وكفاءة الخدمات الإلكترونية إضافة إلى زيادة العائد على الاستثمار في تقنية .المعلومات والاتصالات وإلغاء الازدواجية والتكرار

Artificial Intelligence Implementation for 2030 Vision
Timings 14:00 – 17:00
Location Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC
Workshop leader Dr. Fatma Baothman, Doctor of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University
Description Government entities have gone through several transformation processes in recent times. Today, Artificial Intelligence is creating a paradigm shift worldwide influencing all industries regardless of the risk or benefit. Its effects are becoming tangible on every sector and will develop traditional cities, enhance smart cities, and make state-of-the-art future cities. The power and capabilities of AI are much more than data, machine learning or robots. The workshop discusses the importance of AI within the entity; the necessary AI initiatives and programs needed for the existence of every organization in a challenging dynamic market environment. It introduces the economic implications of AI within the entity, discusses the importance of AI strategy and the essential elements for its implementations including polices, and ethics that is appropriate for different industries.

12 November 2019

Smart Contracts: Architecture, Applications and Future Trends
Timings 14:00 – 16:00
Location Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC
Workshop leader Talal Tabbaa, Co-Founder & COO, Jibrel Networks
Description The workshop titled Smart Contracts: Architecture, Applications and Future Trends in Islamic Finance, aims to provide an overview of blockchain, smart contracts and the use-cases in Islamic Finance. The Islamic Finance industry has not matched the technological advancements of traditional banking, mainly because of dependency on 3rd parties/ brokers/ open markets. By digitizing assets, a clear / audit-able record of cash and asset transfers can be recorded on the immutable ledger, which further supports the ability to prove that a transaction is Sharia compliant.  We will go into the specific advantages of blockchain when it comes to cost, speed, risk mitigation, efficiency and will end with previewing 3 interesting advancements in the blockchain space.
Estonia’s success story on nation-wide cyber security framework
Timings 14:00 – 16:00
Location Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC
Workshop leader Tonu Tammer,Head of Incident Response Department (CERT-EE) , Estonia Information System Authority
Description As the globally acclaimed leader in cyber security, the Government of Estonia ranks first among 107 countries, ahead of France and Germany, in the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) drawn up by the e-Governance Academy. For this reason, the Estonian  Information System Authority (RIA) has recently made international headlines as the global benchmark in the smart cities and cyber security domains and a success story of digitally advanced country of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Estonia - the first country to suffer large-scale cyber attack towards a country in 2007. With more than a decade behind, we've had to adapt the whole country to the demands of the new digital era. Today, Estonia ranks first among 107 countries in the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) drawn up by the e-Governance Academy. What were the challenges and how we did this, but more importantly how we are going to stay ahead of the challenges posed by the rapid development of technology and the unknown of the future? This exclusive workshop will showcase implementations of the The Cyber Security Strategy 2014–2017, which focuses mainly on three areas: ensuring the safety of vital services, improving the fight against cybercrime, and developing national defence capabilities. One of the main objectives of the strategy is to describe measures for the uninterrupted operation and durability of vital services and the protection of critical information infrastructure against cyber threats. Attention is drawn on managing the cross-dependency between crucial services, the guarantee of which does not depend on the capacities in Estonia.
  • Welcome
  • Introduction to RIA's mission and vision
  • Case study/implementation
  • Group discussion
RPA / Digitization foundations: how to get started
Timings 14:00 – 17:00
Location Burj Rafal Hotel, Room TBC
Workshop leader Gary Thompson, CEO, Rokaboat
Description In the Middle East, RPA is no longer just a buzz word, but fast becoming the technology of choice to close the “time to value” gap during digital transformation initiatives. More and more businesses are turning to RPA to streamline enterprise operations to reduce costs and help deliver profitable business growth. However, RPA is a relatively new technology and its successful deployment balances on choosing the right solution that fits your organization's specific business need. This exclusive workshop will demonstrate how to implement RPA in order to optimize maximum return
Workshop Key Takeaways
  • How does RPA fit into your business processes
  • How to orchestrate an effective operating model for RPA 
  • Practical tips for maximizing ROI on RPA 
  • Discover internal and external responsibilities to support the functionalities of RPA 
  • Risk and control considerations: Identify common obstacles to RPA implementation and how to overcome challenges
  • It’s all about the process: How RPA and BPM can be used to complement each other to achieve digital success
  • How will AI and machine learning take RPA to the next level results
  • BPA/RPA working together
  • Interrelationships that drive digitalization
  • Culture and behaviors
  • Continuous Improvement and Digital Center of Excellence