11 November 2019

Accelerating 5G Deployment by The World Bank
Timings 14:00 – 17:00
Location Sukkari Meeting room, 4th floor - Burj Rafal Hotel
Workshop leader Zaki Khoury, Senior Digital Development Specialist , The World Bank
By invitation only
Description This workshop will be structured in two parts. The First part will introduce the Connectivity and 5G framework with an illustration of new Business models and Investment required for deploying 5G. It will highlight various enabling Policies and Regulatory Environment practices and will provide an illustration of a few 5G-enabled verticals for achieving vibrant, inclusive and safe digital economy. The second part will address the specific context in GCC region and discuss the gaps to be addressed for unlocking the 5G-enabled Opportunities to define a Path Forward for acceleration 5G deployment and adoption in Saudi Arabia and GCC region.
RPA Executive Briefing by Ernst & Young
Timings 14:00 – 16:30
Location Rothana Meeting Room, 5th floor - Burj Rafal Hotel
Briefing leader Gavin Maxwell – Senior Principal, Intelligent Automation and Finance Transformation, EY
By invitation only
  • The session will focus on how to turn the Intelligent Automation journey from science fiction to science fact.
  • Moving on from the traditional way of using automation to gain process efficiencies to how you continue your automation journey unlocking new benefits and opportunities.
  • Humans at the heart of the intelligent automation journey, which is key to success.  Changing the mindsets of your workforce to allow technology to do the ordinary and humans to do the extraordinary.
  • Moving from data to insights to action with advanced technologies. Make real time data business as usual.
  • Move your operating model to something which can harness the advantages of intelligent automation while being able to scale the benefits.
  • Looking at points of failure in automation projects and how to overcome them with insights from our experiences.
Digital Transformation: Enterprise Architecture in Saudi organizations
Timings 14:00 – 16:00
Location Ajwa Meeting room 4th floor -Burj Rafal Hotel
Workshop leader Talal AlQahtani, EA Independent consultant
Language Arabic (English translation available)
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)

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

12 November 2019

Smart Contracts: Architecture, Applications and Future Trends
Timings 14:00 – 16:00
Location Rothana Meeting Room, 5th floor - Burj Rafal Hotel
Workshop leader Mohammed Alsehli, CEO, Wetaqh
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 Sukkari Meeting room, 4th floor - Burj Rafal Hotel
Workshop leader Tõnu Tommer, Head of Incident Response Department (CERT-EE), Estonian Information System Authority (RIA)
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 Ajwa Meeting room 4th floor -Burj Rafal Hotel
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