SPEAKERS

She has extensive experience in business applications (SAP), project management, innovation, change management, digital transformation and leadership. She is also an executive board member of CIO Majlis, a networking platform for Technology Executives.

Amina Abdulrahim

Head - Information Technology,

Engineering Office of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE

Saeed Alhebsi

Advisor in AI,

Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation

UAE

An Emirati data enthusiast leader in the field of data tech, digital transformation, innovation, and well-known in the region; since 2016 leading major project to support transforming the UAE data and statistics landscape to become the best country in the world in smart data.

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Data Management,

Road and Transport Authority

UAE

Sumaya Al Hajeri

Technology & AI Expert,

UAE

Ellis has a track record of creating strategies and deploying technology roadmaps that deliver exceptional products and services that enable more efficient organizational operations and boost business growth in both existing and new markets, positioning enterprises as game changers in their market.

Ellis Wang

Technology & AI Expert,

UAE

Moayad is an experienced in IT field with high proficiency with Management skills, Consultation skills, and Business analysis skills. He is also working on leading, designing, supporting, and implementing MEGA project and systems that serves more than 8,000,000 users inside GCC region, and 15,000,000 worldwide.

Moayad Ratrout

Digital Transformation Specialist,

UAE

Khalifa al Jaziri is an architect and innovator with an ardent zeal for technology. His pioneering work in automating smart building systems has set new standards and shattered conventional notions of connected living.

Khalifa AlJaziri

Ministry Of Economy,

Commercial Affairs Regulatory Sector Projects Advisor

UAE

Gino George

Head of Customer Analytics & AI,

First Abu Dhabi Bank

UAE

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry across global Product and Services companies. Anand has a breadth of technical and management experience in Big Data, Analytics, RPA, Cloud, Security, and Automation.

Anand Veeramani

VP & Geo Head- Asia and Middle East,

Happiest Minds Technologies

Awarded as the "Visionary Women Leaders 2019" by Business APAC magazine and "Women in Tech" by Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2021, Priya has over two decades of IT experience handling multiple IT security areas.

Priya Kanduri

VP & CTO, Cyber Security Practice,

Happiest Minds Technologies

Spearheading the CoE for leadership around AI, Data Science, Big Data, and Data Engineering, Ajay is a serial entrepreneur in the tech space. His most recent venture Cupola Technology, an IoT Engineering Company, was acquired by Happiest Minds Technologies.

Ajay Agrawal

SVP & Head of CoE - AI/Analytics,

Happiest Minds Technologies

Dr Jassim Haji has management and executive experience in Aviation, Hospitality, Technology and Telecommunications for over 30 years. He is an international expert, strategist and researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation, plus President of Artificial Intelligence Group.

Dr. Jassim Haji

President,

International Group of Artificial Intelligence

Bahrain

Dr. Sana Farid has been key to pushing the boundaries of innovation through her extensive research and development of impactful programs using immersive technologies like Extended Reality (XR).

Dr. Sana Farid

Co-Chair Healthcare Committee,

VR AR Association

United Arab Emirates

He is a highly skilled and qualified CISO with excellent communication, coordination and project management skills, developed through over 20 continuous years of extensive experience focused on security with 25 years of IT, ITSec, InfoSec & CyberSec exposure in the Banking sector.

Jordan Savvides

Head of IT Security,

National Bank of Fujairah

United Arab Emirates

For more than 10 years, Sanjay has been helping various Enterprise Customers evolve in their Digital Transformation journey by leveraging technologies like Mobility, IIoT and Conversational AI & Automation. Sanjay is currently on a mission to enhance CX and CS across industries by deploying the powerful suite of Enterprise Bot’s Solutions.

Sanjay Patil

Associate Director – Enterprise Sales – Asia & ME,

Enterprise Bot

India

For 10 years he’s been contributing to building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai, creating the largest tech hub in MENA, with 1000+ start-ups from 75 nations, attracting US$ 1billion+ in FDI, specializing in incubation, acceleration and venture capital investment.

Hans Henrik Christensen

Senior Director Dubai Integrated Economic Zones,

(DIEZ)

UAE

She is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on leadership and resilience, digital transformation, decentralized data, ethical AI, AI in China, cybersecurity, and corporate governance.

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach

Managing Director EMEA,

The ExCo Leadership Group

Austria

Angad currently runs the innovation at Aramex under which he is responsible for managing the current innovation product portfolio while defining and building the next generation of products for Aramex. Prior to this role he led operations for Aramex and fetchr.

Angad Singh

Global Director Innovation,

Aramex

United Arab Emirates

Rachelle is a sought-after presenter at exhibitions and conferences. She communicates key concepts in business innovation supported by smart adoption of technology with an emphasis on revenue opportunities and enhanced guest and passenger experiences.

Rachelle Peterson

Senior Global Director,

CNN International

United Kingdom

Ashraf Elnagar is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sharjah, UAE. His research interests include: intelligent systems, machine learning, natural language processing, and IT education.

Ashraf Elnagar

Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Department of Computer Science,

University of Sharjah

UAE

Seham El Behissy

Former Digital & Connected Cars General Manager/ Renault,

International Group of Artificial Intelligence

UAE

Sheeba Hasnain

Former Head of IT Operations - Roads & Transport Authority - Sharjah,

UAE

Thuraiya Al-Harthi

Senior Specialist- Innovation & Emerging technology development,

Ministry of Transport, Communication & Information Technology OMAN

OMAN

Akshay Saraf

Head of Analytics,

Majid Al Futtaim

Dubai, UAE

Shinoj is an award-winning strategic and visionary IT leader, IT & OT Cyber Security practitioner with 20+ years of global technology experience and with a strong commercial acumen. He has successful track record in corporate governance of enterprise IT & Cybersecurity.

Shinoj Sebastian

Group Head of IT,

Royal Group LLC

UAE

Akshay has a successful track record of translating digital transformation strategies into tangible solutions using ML and AI. He has worked on initiatives to improve efficiency, quality and forecasting with an impact on the organization’s bottom line in verticals like Manufacturing, Insurance and Supply Chain. Akshay did his Master’s in Computer Science with a Major in Artificial Intelligence from The Ohio State University.

Akshay Deshpande

Sr Director of Data Science,

Soothsayer Analytics

Hoda has 17 years of experience in industrialization and economic development projects. She has led and motivated several tech-based industrial investments in the UAE and internationally. She worked on several turnaround projects that were aimed to achieve strategic, financial and operational synergies of industrial and business prospects.

Hoda Alkhzaimi

Director of Cyber Security Center,

New York University

UAE

Padam believes in keeping an innovative mindset, and has over 16 years of experience in Healthcare IT. He has a vast knowledge on healthcare digital business transformation, RPA, AI, IoT, ML for healthcare, remote monitoring, hospital information systems, among other things.

Padam Kafle

Head Of IT and Automation,

Aster Hospitals

UAE

With the experience of more than 24 years in the fields of Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade, Crypto & Blockchain, Danish Rizvi has managed multiple investments and projects globally, has held several senior positions, shareholdings, advisory roles and directorships in investment firms and operating businesses around the world.

Danish Rizvi

Chief Operating Officer,

Sasco Holdings

UAE

Dr. El Barachi is an Egyptian-Canadian Computer Scientist, and Smart Technology Expert with degrees in Telecom. Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. She possesses width and breadth of knowledge in the areas of Computer Science, IT, and Engineering

Dr. May El Barachi

Associate Dean of Research & Head of Industry Outreach and Executive Learning,

University of Wollongong

UAE

Sonali is a full-cycle, multi-stage investor, operator and business-builder with over 15 years of experience across emerging markets (Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia and India). She has also directly managed portfolios of a few family offices, out of which two have been of Royal Family investors from UAE.

Sonali Goila

Head – Venture Capital & Private Equity,

Panthera Capital Investments

UAE

Shaily is a data economy accelerator and an AI/ ML aficionado, who is adding value in space of web 3.0/VR/AR/NFTs by delivering future-ready solutions to businesses. Keeping the user’s centricity in focus, she has been the key in digital transformation projects. Her core specialization is to provide enablement for decision making and automation.

Shaily Verma

Director of Data & Insights,

DAMAC Properties

With over 30 years of experience as senior Banking/Finance management and Innovation experience as Chairman, Board of Directors, and CEO; Gustavo has a solid Corporate-Private Equity Management and Finance experience, including; FinTech, Blockchain, DEFI, AI, M&A, IPO, ICO, STO, NFT and Impact Investment.

Gustavo A. Montero

Founder,

Carter Capital One

UAE

Gigi Mathew is a business-driven IT professional and leader driving the continued growth and development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Group and its 25+ Entities spanning multiple industry verticals (Manufacturing, Construction, Contracting, Trading, Medical Services, Oil & Gas Services etc).

Gigi Mathew Thomas

Group Head IT & Digital Transformation,

Ittihad International Investment

A Harvard Scholarship recipient of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, Chirag is the Managing Partner at 8X Ventures. His current investments are focused on CleanTech, Smart Logistics, Smart Mobility, and Industry 4.0.

Chirag Gupta

Managing Partner,

8X Ventures

UAE

Axel Angeli has a reputation as SAP guru and protagonist for Ultra-Large Distributed Computing System that includes such trends like the Internet of Things, SOA and cloud computer since the 1990ties. Axel often finds himself in the situation to rescue large SAP and software transformation projects.

Axel Angeli

Cybernetician – A Digital Future Evangelist,

Logosworld 50 Experts Alliance

Germany/Luxemberg

With over 30 years of ICT experience, Jorge architects practical & business focused solutions using new-age technologies. He is a professional advisor in several innovative startups using disruptive technologies with focus on generating business value and enabling sustainability.

Jorge Sebastiao

Advisor, Confidential;

Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

UAE

Daniel Shearly is an experienced Product and Design professional with over 17 years of experience in varied industries. Having built world-class teams, Daniel has helped create and launch multiple award-winning apps, websites, and Machine Learning (ML) products. He has expertise in creating cloud-based digital solutions and automating processes using AI and ML to enhance productivity.

Daniel Shearly

VP – Products,

GfK

James is a leader in the application of AI in cyber defense and has extensive experience in strategic applications of AI to optimize clients’ revenue and business operations. In his role as Regional Director - Middle East, James is involved with the leadership, business development, and technical delivery for Darktrace’s Middle East organization operating out of the Marina Gate offices in Dubai.

James Connolly

Regional Director - Middle East,

Darktrace

UK

Reem has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources for a wide range of companies including blue chip organisations such as GE & SoftwareAG, start-ups and acquisitions. A Culture Champion, Reem is passionate about creating a career ladder that is flexible, inclusive, merit-based, and rewarding.

Reem Osman

Chief People Officer & Curator of Culture,

nybl

UK

Shriprakash R. Pandey is a business leader and an entrepreneur with more than 27 years of experience in leading international technology and engineering companies serving the energy market. He is an expert in all aspects of the business including sales and business development, global alliances, and operations.

Shriprakash R. Pandey

Chairman and Managing Director,

Commtel Networks

UAE

Ruble has close to 12 years’ experience working in the data science and AI space playing various strategy, execution and innovation lead roles. Ruble was recognized as a 40 under 40 data scientist and also features in the 50 most influential leaders in AI in India. Many of the solutions Ruble developed as part of this journey have been award winning platforms, patented and recognized in the industry as best in class.

Ruble Joseph

VP – Head of Data Science, Analytics and AI Practice,

eClerx Digital

USA

Ramprakash Ramamoorthy leads the AI efforts for ManageEngine. Ramprakash has been instrumental in setting up ManageEngine's AI platform from scratch. He comes with a rich 10+ years of experience in building AI for the enterprises at ManageEngine. The AI platform currently serves over a billion requests a day and is growing strong. He is a passionate leader with a level-headed approach to emerging technologies, and a sought-after speaker at tech conferences.

Ramprakash Ramamoorthy

Director – AI Research,

ManageEngine

India

Samson serves as CEO and MD of Soroco. Soroco is a Boston-based deep technology company, leveraging AI and ML to drive visibility on how teams actually work in an enterprise and thereby delivering transformational business outcomes for large enterprises as part of their digital transformational journey.

SAMSON DAVID

CEO & Managing Director,

Soroco

India

An entrepreneurial global leader with a track record of launching, growing and transforming early-stage businesses. Founded a startup focusing on growth and scaling first-party data and marketing research businesses. Post that he built 3 distinctive b2b SaaS businesses across 3 global companies within a period of 11 years.

Elie Tabchouri

Head of Public Sector Cloud META,

Google Cloud

UAE

Noor is a serial entrepreneur with a 15-year track record of developing and scaling new technologies. He serves as a member of the AI Ethics Advisory Board for the Government of Dubai and as a strategy and growth advisor to several start-ups globally in the Artificial Intelligence, Shared Economy, and Tech industries.

Noor Alnahhas

CEO & Visionary,

nybl

UAE

Vishal Anand

Senior Director of IT,

Dubai Holding Hospitality Asset & Jumeirah Restaurants

Wees currently serves as the VP of Operations for Shade Corporation ltd with over 15 years of Operational & Investment experience in Construction, Tech and Financial sectors. He has worked on restructuring and expanding the business by executing projects and investments globally. His deep operational experience allows him to effectively analyze and invest equity into private companies, including startups and turnarounds.

Wees Abraham

Managing Partner,

Elēkrŏn Ventures

USA

Derek is the founder of N2 Technology Ltd, a Market Network for the distribution and sourcing of Startup investments and opportunities. N2 is the culminations of 30+ years in Financial Markets. Derek also founded Wake2o in 2011, a private markets advisory platform.

Derek Watson

Founder,

N2 Technology Ltd

UK

Ritu is a seasoned ESG and sustainability communications director & senior editor with 15 years of experience across media relations, marketing and external communications. He is also an author and columnist at multiple international publications like CNBC-TV18, Bloomberg, Star News and The Indian Express.

Ritu Kant Ojha

Founder & Editor,

Wiyld

UAE

Liam Corcoran has been in the data industry for the past 17 years having founded, scaled and transformed various global businesses within MarTech. At BytePlus, Liam is currently focused on bringing the technologies that power leading consumer applications such as TikTok, Fanno and Lemon8 to enterprises across the world.

Liam Corcoran

Head of EMEA,

BytePlus

UK

Franco Martino is the International Business Manager of Almawave with the objective of growing Almawave Business in EMEA. Before joining Almawave, Franco, in the last 35 years helped several global IT companies to achieve their International Business targets.

Franco Martino

EMEA Business Manager,

Almawave

Italy

Ramu has rich experience in helping customers globally in revolutionizing and digitally transforming their enterprise solutions. He is responsible for business, people and culture within the technology practices of Digital Business Solutions.

Ramu M R

Head of Digital & Enterprise Practices for Digital Business Services,

Happiest Minds Technologies

Mirko Lalli has always been involved in innovation, technology, communication and marketing. He served as Director of Corporate Communications of Clouditalia SpA, CEO of AR-tel SpA and Marketing and Communications Director of Fondazione Sistema Toscana (Tuscany Region). In January 2014 Mirko founded Travel Appeal, a company specialized in data analysis using Artificial Intelligence.

Mirko Lalli

CEO & Founder,

The Data Appeal Company

Italy

With over 10 years of experience connecting growing global companies to government and private stakeholders in the MENA region, Natasha in her role at Dubai Future Accelerators facilitates collaboration between startups, private entities, and government to work on prespecified challenges to institutionalize future shaping.

Natasha Malik

Program Manager,

Dubai Future Foundation

Sara Ramadan is a pharmacist, entrepreneur and international speaker who believes in the importance of empowering Arab women to engage in business and technology. For more than 14 years, Sara has worked in many countries and supervised the training and development of many institutions and hundreds of individuals to help them discover their potentials and support their journey in the field of business, especially in the healthcare sector.

Sara Ramadan

Co-Founder & CEO,

PharmaVgate Academy

Dubai

Daniela is a strategic, creative and dynamic professional and startup enthusiast with 20 years of international experience in the Omnichannel Retail Industry. Born and raised in Italy, after living and working in Milan, Melbourne and London, Daniela settled down in Dubai where she founded Unlimited, a multimedia podcast platform to promote female entrepreneurship in the UAE.

Daniela Rossi

Founder and Managing Partner,

UNLIMITED

UAE

Elliott sits at the intersection between people, business, and technology. Having travelled the world helping start-ups develop, refine, and execute their go-to-market strategies, he now leads the Start-up Programs team in Dtec Ventures, notably running SANDBOX.

Elliott Denham

Senior Associate Manager of Startup Programs,

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus

UAE

Shah E Room Khan is an IT Manager at Liwa College of Technology, formerly Emirates College of Technology Abu Dhabi. He is a recipients of many awards in tech leadership. Dubai Government Awarded Future IT Leader of the Year 2021, CIO Award by Dubai Health Authority, Sharjah Research Technology Innovation Park Center Awarded him Education CIO.

Shah E Room Khan

Head of IT,

Emirates College of Technology

UAE

Through her work as an entrepreneur, Mona wants to speak to and narrate stories of women who are unable to express themselves, who are unable to show up, who are still deciding to create their own path. Her responsibility as an Ambassador is to spread awareness, women’s multitasking personalities and how they can remove all barriers that come their way to follow what women love while setting new trends.

Mona Sulaiman Mohammed Ali

Entrepreneur, Social Media Influencer And HSE Admin Officer at RAKEZ,

RAKEZ

UAE

Jouhayna Al Mheiri is an Air Traffic Control Officer and on-the-job training Instructor at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center. She is passionate about training the next generation of Air Traffic Control Officers. She has a Bachelor Degree in Air Transport Management from Coventry University and is passionate about Artificial Intelligence.

Jouhayna Al Mheiri

Air Traffic Control Officer,

Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center

UAE