Why Emerging Technologies KSA Digi-Conference

As part of its national Vision 2030, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has adopted the 2023 ICT strategy with the objective to achieve a 50% growth in the sector, while increasing its GDP contribution to SR 50 billion. This strategy aims at driving the Kingdom’s transformation into a digital economy, accelerating its adoption of emerging and advanced technologies, and increasing local digital knowledge and innovation.

In line with these developments, the Saudi Emerging Technologies Virtual Conference is hosted to provide a platform for the information technology community in the Kingdom to explore latest emerging technologies and innovations that have the power to innovate and transform the way public and private entities operate, improve their productivity, and enhance their services.

Saudi Emerging Technologies Digi-Conference will provide an opportunity for local ICT professionals to meet and discuss with leading international advanced technology experts and consultants and shed light on key challenges faced in digitalisation and intelligent technologies implementation and identify solutions to overcome them.

Event in Numbers

100+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers

15+

Speakers

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Speakers


Ahmad Abdallah
Country Manager,
Thales


Majid AlShehry
Official Spokesperson,
Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority – SDAIA & General Manager of Enterprise Architecture and advisor at the National Information Center - NIC


Abdulaziz Alshamsan
Executive Director General CX & Corporate Communication,
Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development


Ali Alomran
Chief Information Officer,
Arab National Bank



Bader Almadi
Telecom & Cloud Lead – Saudi Arabia,
Dell


Dr Chris Cooper
General Manager,
Lenovo Data Center Group, Middle East & Africa
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Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed
Chairman of the Board,
Saudi Cloud Computing Association


Hassan Al Hajji
Co-Founder & Director,
Automation & Digital Transformation
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Mohammed Muslam
Virtual Cloud Networking Solutions Engineer,
Vmware
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Dr Murad Murad,
Director of Technology Research Department,
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology – MCIT
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Ramez Alfayez
Smart City Director, King Abdullah Financial District - KAFD & Council Member,
Technology Business Management Council


Saif Mashat
Country Director,
Saudi Arabia, VMware
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Dr. Tariq Alshawi
Emerging Technology Advisor,
King Saud University


Waqas Bashir
Government Digital Transfomation Advisor
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Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to key stakeholders in ICT sector involved with ongoing and upcoming digitalisation and advanced technology implementation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners overcome their operations and productivity challenges through technology adoption.

Increase your competitive

Learn about the key challenges faced by the country’s ICT experts and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them.

Generate strong leads

Learn the digitalization and advanced solution requirements of key private and public entities and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

Who will Attend Saudi Emerging Technologies Digi-Conference?

PROFILE OF DELEGATES

  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • Innovation Directors
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of Innovation and Digital Transformation
  • Heads of New Technology
  • Heads of IT Operation
  • Heads of Smart Services 
  • Heads of Customer Service
  • Innovation Directors
  • Private Investors

PROFILE OF INDUSTRIES

Conference Format



Conference Program

Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4) Conference Program
10:00 Meeting room opens
10:05 Welcome remarks from Great Minds Events
10:10 Keynote: Saudi Vision 2030 and ICT 2023 Strategy – Accelerating the Kingdom’s
transformation into an innovation and a global technology leader
10:20 Keynote speech
  • Majid AlShehry, Official Spokesperson, Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority - SDAIA & General Manager of Enterprise Architecture and advisor at the National Information Center - NIC
10:35 Panel One - Capitalising on intelligent solutions to enhance operation, provided services, and gain a competitive advantage
  • Overview of recent and future initiatives to accelerate digital transformation and build a digital economy and society
  • Adopting latest AI and ML solutions to enable e-engagement and interaction with customers and improve end-to-end experience
  • Utilising biometrics ID systems and digital identification technologies to overcome authentication challenges while ensuring information security
  • Blockchain: role of effective and trusted distributed ledger platforms in the private and public sectors
  • Digital Twins, VR and AR: exploring practical utilization for the country’s key industries
  • Utilizing advanced computing and data analytics to support decision makers in taking informed decisions and improve their strategic planning

Panelists:
  • Abdulaziz Alshamsan, Executive Director General CX & Corporate Communication, Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development
  • Ali Alomran, Chief Information Officer, Arab National Bank
  • Bader Almadi, Telecom & Cloud Lead – Saudi Arabia, Dell
  • Ramez Alfayez, Smart City Director, King Abdullah Financial District - KAFD & Council Member, Technology Business Management Council
  • Waqas Bashir, Government Digital Transfomation Advisor

Moderator:
  • Hassan Al Hajji, Co-Founder & Director, Automation & Digital Transformation
11:10 Panel one Q&A session
11:20 Presentation: Intelligent transformation in a new world
  • Dr Chris Cooper, General Manager, Lenovo Data Center Group, Middle East & Africa
11:35 Technology innovation session
This session will highlight latest emerging technologies. The session consists of four 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovations and case-studies.
  • Industry insight 1 – Quantum computing and technologies
    • Dr Murad Murad, Director, Technology Research Deparment, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology - MCIT
  • Industry insight 2
    • Ahmad Abdallah, Country Manager, Thales Technologies
12:15 Technology innovation Q&A session
12:25 Presentation: VMware virtual networking and security for your future-ready business
  • Mohammed Muslam, Virtual Cloud Networking Solutions Engineer, Vmware
12:40 Video presented by Revonic
12:42 Panel Two: Establishing the required infrastructure to facilitate efficient emerging technologies’ adoption and implementation
  • Implementing IIoT platforms for advanced connectivity and integration
  • Role of efficient integration strategy in enabling effective interface between different smart devices and intelligent systems
  • The cloud computing controversy: how can you capitalise on cloud benefits without compromising information security?
  • The promise of 5G: Enabling high-capacity and fast-speed data transfers

Panelists:
  • Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association
  • Dr. Tariq Alshawi, Emerging Technology Advisor, King Saud University
  • Dr Chris Cooper, General Manager, Lenovo Data Center Group, Middle East & Africa
  • Saif Mashat, Country Director, Saudi Arabia, VMware

Moderator:
  • Hassan Al Hajji, Co-Founder & Director, Automation & Digital Transformation
13:15 Panel two Q&A session
13:30 Closing remarks by Chairman and end of Saudi Emerging Technologies Digi-Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

 

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