SPEAKERS

CEO of Medgulf KSA, responsible for the transformation of Medgulf into a modern, ecosystem-engaged, and technology-driven insurance company. Before taking the helm at Medgulf, Goetz was a partner at Oliver Wyman, leading their insurance and pensions advisory business in the Middle East, North Africa and for many years Central Eastern Europe.

Dr. Goetz Friedrich Kuras

CEO,

Medgulf

KSA

Joaquim has 25 years of experience developing digital solutions for governments and private sector companies working for worldwide top multinational consulting firms like Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom and Atos Origin. Currently working as " Senior Manager for Cognitive Cities" in Neom the Saudi giga project, flag of Vision 2030.

Joaquim Alvarez

Head of Cognitive Cities Construction,

Neom

KSA

Galal Eltahan is recognized IT executive with more than 25 years of experience in varied business domains including Government, Telecommunication, Consultancy, Tourism and Hospitality industries. He is experienced in the delivery of large complex programs especially in the domain of Smart Cities and Digital Transformation.

Galal Eltahan

Senior Director, Group Enterprise Architecture Office,

The Red Sea Development Company & AMAALA

KSA

AI & Data Analytics professional awarded with Women in Technology & Business IDC Excellence Awards 2021 with a proven experience. Most recently, she worked at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) as Director of the National Center for Data Analytics and Al with their Al Infrastructure team.

Dr. Alia Bahanshal

Director of the National Center for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence,

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

KSA

He worked at KACST before that as an Associate Professor, Dr. Alanazi obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales. Dr. Alanazi's research interests include Machine Learning & Data Mining, Intelligent Transport Systems, and Blockchains.

Dr. Ammar Alanazi

Big Data Acquisition Director,

General Authority For Statistics (GASTAT)

KSA

Twenty years of IT hands-on practice experiences in different lines of business sectors (Banking, Retail & Agency in medical, public and government, real state, trade-in, Restaurant franchiser, and distribution, Retail in mobility and electronic, FMCG and Oil and Gas sectors) with 13 years of executive management experience.

Anas Mosa

Director Of Information Technology,

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI)

KSA

Director of AI Center of Advanced Studies (Thakaa) and an associate professor at the Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University (KSU). Leading the female branch for the Center of Smart Robotics Research (CS2R) at her college and held several major positions.

Dr. Hebah ELGibreen

Director,

AI Center for Advanced Studies

KSA

With more than 17 years of extensive knowledge and experience in digital health, he is a Certified Digital Business Transformation Officer, a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer from College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems.

Abdulgader Almoeen

Advisor, Digital Transformation,

Health Sector Transformation Program (HSTP)

KSA

Edosa is a cross-industry data and AI transformation leader who is particularly passionate about recombinant innovation: the art of combining disparate old ideas for resolving new challenges. He has led multiple initiatives responsible for delivering tangible returns on investment through deep people, data and cloud transformations - employing his deep experience of recombinant innovation to push the boundaries of AI and data for resolving complex real-world problems.

Edosa Odaro

Chief Data & Analytics Officer,

Tawuniya

KSA

With 25 years of experience in leadership roles in government, multilateral organizations, and multinational telecom companies. His track record spans three continents, where he played a pivotal role in shaping progressive technology policies and advocating for digital and financial inclusion in developing countries.

Ammar Hamadien

Senior Advisor,

Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO)

Saudi Arabia

An information security expert with 10+ years of experience building, running and governing modern, innovative, highly effective, and cost-efficient information security functions. Holding Master's degree in Information Security and Assurance, Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and 20+ professional certificates in Information Security, Project Management, Business Administration, and Innovative Leadership.

Mohammed Fayez Alshehri

CISO,

Alamthal Finance

KSA

With 10 years + of experience in the fields of Engineering, AI and Data Science, an expert in machine and deep learning, computer vision, natural language process, business intelligence, and programming languages, he has worked as an AI consultant in various entities in both private and governmental sectors.

Dr. Mejdal Alqahtani

Vice president of Innovation unit for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at KSU, Board Member of The Saudi Society for Data Science,

King Saud University / The Saudi Society for Data Science

KSA

A global thought leader and influencer in Cybersecurity. Founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank in Washington D.C, USA. Recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) with more than 450 research publications.

Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan

Founder & CEO, Professor of Cybersecurity, Center of Excellence in Information Assurance,

Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (USA)

KSA

Eng. Amal Al-Essa is the Board member of FIHM for AI and Co-founder of the programming organization PARMG. Eng. Amal is an Artificial Intelligence expert and Data Scientist, skilled in Machine Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning, Computer Vision Engineering (CV), and Natural Language Processing (NLP).

Eng. Amal Bin-Essa

Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Senior Data Scientist Member of the Advisory Committee in the College of Computer and Information sciences,

Princess Noura University

KSA

In his 22+ years of IT career, he has worked at different levels ranging from software developer to mid-level IT management to Sr. leadership roles. He has led large transformational Data Analytics programs, AI & Big Data Practices, and led Innovation councils for large enterprises in the USA, Canada, ME.

Azaz Rasool

Director - AI & Data Strategy,

Al Rajhi Bank

KSA

Cybersecurity leader enabling business prosperity by aligning cybersecurity initiatives to demonstrate business value. Fahad works on enhancing the cybersecurity posture by combating cyber threats with a strategy-driven approach. Previously worked on developing governmental regulations and advising organizations to build and transform their cybersecurity functions.

Fahad Alqarni

Cybersecurity Leader,

Royal Commission for AlUla

KSA

Editor of a book titled “Innovative and Agile Contracting for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0” that was published by IGI Global in 2021. He is an author, guest speaker and researcher with published books, chapters, articles, and presentations.

Eng. Mohammad Ali Shalan

PMO Director at E-Enterprise – Omar Kassem Alesayi Group, and Director for Digital Transformation at Project Management Institute (PMI) - Saudi Chapter,

Omar Kassem Alesayi Group

KSA

Head of AI and Bioinformatics at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, and an affiliated faculty member at George Mason University, USA. Her work was featured in several international media. She was featured as one of the "Top 30 Leading Arab Experts in AI 2022".

Dr. Lamya Abdulaziz AlOmair

Head of AI & Bioinformatics,

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center

KSA

Chief Information Security Officer at the Arabian Drilling Company, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hussain is a member of several committees and institutions on cyber security engineering and project management. Recipient of many prestigious and international honors and awards and is internationally and professionally certified by ISACA, ISO, PMI, PECB, CompTIA, EC-Council.

Dr. Hussain Aldawood

CISO,

Arabian Drilling Company

KSA

Chief Transformation Officer at Saudi Arabian Airlines Holding leading the Group's Transformation and Strategy implementation. He is a subject matter expert in Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Privatization, emerging technologies and 4th industrial revolution, business development, commercial and financial modeling, and consultation in operations and governance.

Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah

Chief Transformation Officer,

Saudi Arabian Airlines Holding

KSA

Accomplished professional with a reputation built over 25 years of shaping and delivering innovative strategic visions underpinning cost efficiencies, project development, organic and inorganic growth, operational excellence, revenue generation and profitability. He is known for fostering relationships with government agencies both within Saudi Arabia and overseas.

Khalid Al Shariff

Vice President, Strategy & Planning,

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (MA'ADEN)

KSA

Digital Transformation lead in Aramco, who’s been focusing his efforts in recent years on the organization’s adoption of Lean, Agile & DevOps ways of working. He has 15 years of diverse experience in cyber security, operations and development, as well as, operational excellence & enterprise architecture.

Hassan Al Malak

Digital Transformation Lead,

Aramco

KSA

Dr. Duaa Abaoud is a tech-savvy professional with a doctorate in Information systems and Technology and demonstrated a history of working as a researcher, consultant, and manager in both the United States and Saudi Arabia. She is experienced in Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, business process management and risk management.

Dr. Duaa Abaoud

Digital Environment Director,

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing

KSA

With over 28 years of experience working for IBM, Fujitsu, Siemens, Al Rajhi, Alinma, and Al Bilad Bank, Ahmed is the author of the Service Management approach "SLAStand" (2005), PMO Transformation process "PMOTrans" (2014) and the Digital Delivery process "RASHEEQ" (2019) developed for Fujitsu, Saudi Fransi Capital and Bank Albilad.

Dr. Ahmed Darwish

Head of Digital Delivery,

Bank Albilad

KSA

Responsible for delivering one of the world's leading Smart City projects, driven by the underlying principles of Industry 4.0, and digital connectivity from physical infrastructure to the metaverse, Julie will provide an alternative approach to Smart Cities with a combined role of digital delivery, smart cities, and environmental sustainability.

Julie Alexander

Director of Smart Cities and Environmental Sustainability,

Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA)

KSA

IT executive with about 20 years experience in leading edge IT and change implementation in the Middle East in areas of IT, Smart City, Cloud, ERP, DSS, IT Outsourcing & transforming IT into a Profit Centre. Awarded as one of the Top 10 IT Managers of the Middle East twice.

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director,

Knowledge Economic City

Saudi Arabia

Eng. Mona Alshehri, over the course of her career established Cyber Security Department from the initiative, developed the policies, procedures and standards for the organization. Part of her duties includes reviewing and maintaining cyber security regulations, policy architecture, and risk management processes among many other responsibilities.

Mona Alshehri

Risk and Compliance Analyst,

Saudi Air Navigation Services

Saudi Arabia

An experienced technology team leader with a demonstrated history of working in government entities. With a Master's degree in Management Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology, she is highly skilled in Computer Science, IT Strategy, QA, Project management, and Innovation with 10 years of experience in banking and innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Wijdan Alruwaili

Innovation Technology Team Leader,

Monsha’at

KSA

With 15 years of experience in Healthcare IT solutions, Ahmed AlZahrani works closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers to address the workflow challenges, and transform it to an improvement opportunity, for digitizing and automating the processes to an innovative business model.

Ahmed AlZahrani

Director, Healthcare Technology Development,

Ministry of National Gaurd Health Affairs

Saudi Arabia

Saudi neuroscience researcher turned venture capitalist, Emon Shakoor is the founder & CEO of Blossom Accelerator; Saudi’s first female focused & tech-inclusion accelerator. A Venture Partner at Oryx Fund Hambro Perks, an Angel Investor, she serves as an advisory board member at Oqal; Saudi’s largest angel investment group.

Emon Shakoor

Founder & CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Venture Partner at Oryx Fund,

Blossom Accelerator / Oryx Fund

KSA

Professor of Digital Technologies, Digital Industry Expert, Chairman of Digitalization, Founder of Arab Society for Digital Transformation & International Digital keynote speaker, Prof. El-Masri is a keynote speaker​ on Digital Transformation, Digital Technologies, AI and Blockchain at major events, workshops and conferences.

Prof. Samir EL-Masri

Chairman of Digitalization,

Founder Arab Society for Digital Transformation

UAE

Dr. Alsalamah is an academic, public speaker, entrepreneur, IBK-Fellow, and patient-centricity advocate. Contributor to the healthcare sector modernization movement and policymaking for better disease detection, prevention, and treatment, she has many years of experience in building secure, mobile, and intelligent solutions using emerging digital technologies.

Dr. Shada AlSalamah

Digital Health and AI Technical Officer, Department of Digital Health and Innovation, Science Division,

World Health Organization

KSA

Spearheading all the technology operations along with accelerating the digital transformations either through business process optimizations or by automating tedious regular tasks among various divisions with quantifiable ROIs & Productivity improvements. Husnain is experienced in planning, developing, and implementing state-of-the-art information technology solutions in facilitating corporate growth and ensuring business continuity.

Ali Husnain

Head Of IT,

Eastdelta Saudi Co

Saudi Arabia

Prof. Tanzila Saba has over 20 years of experience in academia, eight years of which involve holding the administrative position at Prince Sultan University. She has been listed among the world’s top 2% of scientists in 2020 & 2021 by a research study conducted by Stanford University and Elsevier.

Dr. Tanzila Saba

Associate Chair, Information Systems Dept., Research Professor, AIDA Lab Leader,

Prince Sultan University/CCIS College

KSA