He is the founder and chairman of the Saudi Cloud Computing Association. He was recognized as one of the top 5 technology excellence leaders in Digital Innovation at CIO Summit Saudi Arabia. He has more than 17 years of experience in the field of technology, banking, and operations.


Chairman of the board,

Saudi Cloud Computing Association


For over 25 years, Dr. Basma Albuhairan has created, led, and advised innovative and ambitious initiatives in Saudi Arabia, across domains including clinical operations, health technology adoption, business transformation, education, and investment. She is an accomplished leader with a distinguished track record spanning strategy, development, and transformation across diverse industries.

Dr. Basma Albuhairan

Managing Director,

WEF Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution KSA


He is a specialist in Information Management for mega events and Smart Cities. For the last eight years, he has led a series of complex knowledge management projects, including the installation and management of IoT systems for London 2012, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and Expo 2020, Dubai.

Simon Timmis

Director of City Technology,

The Red Sea Development Company


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. She is presently working as a Digital Environment Director at the ministry of municipal and rural affairs and housing and digital transformation Consultant.

Dr. Duaa Abaoud

Digital Environment Director,

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing (MoMRAH)


Hani holds an extensive experience of more than 14 years in IT including a solid IT security background. IT management, operation, and planning. Currently managing Networking, Security, System Administration development, and helpdesk groups. IT assessment and gap analysis are part of his job delivered to ISU / KACST customers as a consultation service.

Hani Al Thubaiti


King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST)


Talal Albakr, CEO of SCCC Alibaba Cloud, has an outstanding experience in the market that exceeded 20 years in cloud, product management, ICT and sales. Talal held various leadership positions in different companies both national and international like Fujitsu, Dell EMC and solutions by stc. He previously held the roles of VP digital solutions and VP of cloud services in solutions by stc and senior B2B advisor to the Group Chief Business Officer in stc.

Eng. Talal Albakr 


SCCC Alibaba Cloud


More than 25 years exposure to the world’s digitally advanced technologies has left Fabio Fontana uniquely placed as Chief Growth Officer Executive Director and Head of Technology and Digital Compute & Innovation at NEOM. Fontana’s work is fundamental to the successful delivery of NEOM’s next generation Hyperscale Hybrid Data Center.

Fabio Fontana

CEO, ZeroPoint DC, Tonomus Chief Growth Officer & Executive Director – Compute,



Khalid Alashaikh, Chief Business Officer of SCCC Alibaba Cloud, has an diverse experience in the cloud computing technology that exceeded 12 years in cloud technologies, cloud product management, ICT and sales. Khalid worked in various positions in companies both national and international like Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems and Solutions by stc. He previously held the roles of General Manager of public sector sales and Director of cloud commercials in solutions by stc.

Eng. Khalid Alashaikh


SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Fahad Bedaiwi has 19 years of professional experience overall and uniquely positioned – with an executive-level facilities management role. Specific strengths include: strong expertise in cost optimization, skilled at developing strategies to manage and reduce costs across multiple facilities while ensuring full compliance with industry and national standards.

Fahad Bedaiwi

Executive Vice President , Head, Facilities Management & Engineering,

Saudi National Bank


Proactive, dynamic sustainability professional with over 13 years’ expertise in sustainable strategy development, strategic communications, change management, consulting, and project management across the academic, land development, fashion, and sustainability sectors. Works as the CSO of MBL and is carrying sustainability consulting for key organizations including MOC.

Maryam Telmesani

Chair Board, CSO, Sustainability Consultant,

UNGC Local Network Saudi Arabia, MBL, Moc


Alanoud is currently leading the Cloud advisory services at Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE). She brings an extensive experience of more than 9 years in the Technology sector. Her unique expertise is driven by a combination of local and multinational knowledge.

Alanoud Alhudaib

Director, Cloud Advisory,



Dr. Fawaz Alharbi is an Associate Professor at Saudi Arabia's Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. Dr. Alharbi is the deputy chairman of the Saudi Cloud Computing Association as well as the lead data consultant at Sadu-Business Solutions. He has over 20 years of extensive expertise in technology adoption, cloud computing, E-health, digital transformation, and data management.

Dr Fawaz Alharbi

Deputy Chairman of the Board,

Saudi Cloud Computing Association; Consultant of Data Management, Sadu Business Solutions


Mahmoud has more than 13 years of experience in the tech industry. He was one of the founding team who built STC openstack cloud (Bluvalt). He was also a senior cloud specialist in Oracle and he is a certified OCI architect. Currently Mahmoud is leading the cloud solutions team in SITE where they are building advanced systems like cloud orchestrator, store, and billing.

Mahmoud Alzarroug

Cloud Solutions Director,



Amjad is currently leading the development and implementation of a strategy to introduce autonomous technologies and construction robots at NEOM’s construction sites. She has worked on the OXAGON project in the port infrastructure and in the international manufacturing outreach. She is also a Board Member in the Saudi Women Engineers Platform.

Amjad Alamri

Senior Specialist, Autonomous Construction Equipment & Robotics, Design & Construction ,



Sim Upadhyayula is the General Manager of Solutions Enablement at Supermicro. Sim in his role interacts with large enterprise and service provider clients in understanding their next generation data center needs and identifying right solutions to achieve their goals. Along with the technical enablement functions deploying first to market solutions, Sim’s passion for next generation technologies and trends often finds him engaging in panel discussions, speaking sessions and other technology evangelization events in the IT industry.

Sim Upadhyayula

General Manager, Solutions Enablement,



He is the founder of the OneDay Cloud Platform, the world's first zero-code platform. He has more than 16 years of experience in IT and cloud projects strategic planning, project and business development and management in many enterprises and companies, and more than 5 years of experience in AWS cloud data centers.

Mohamad Albakri


OneDay Cloud


He is an insightful, results-driven IT professional with notable success directing a broad range of corporate IT security initiatives while participating in the planning, analyzing, and implementation of solutions in support of business objectives. Excels at providing comprehensive secure network design, systems analysis, and full life cycle project management.

Mashari AlMusad

Chief Information Officer,

Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee


Ali Alghamdi has worked on multiple digital transformation journeys for Saudi Aramco with focus on delivering value. Ali has led deployments for Data Lake, Content Management solutions and advanced analytics use-cases. With over 7 years of experience, he has worked on the data platforms, information lifecycle management and corporate data strategies.

Ali Alghamdi

Data Management Specialist,

Saudi Aramco


He holds a PhD in Statistics, and my research revolves around genetic statistics, big data and complex statistical modeling. Interested in developing and building statistical methods to find scientific solutions using mathematics and statistics. Also interested in statistical programming and advanced data science.

Dr. Mohammed Nasser Alshahrani

Statistician and Data Science Expert,

Prince Sattam University


Ibrahim embarked on his journey as a Cloud Engineer with a Cloud Service Provider, he is highly passionate about Cybersecurity. Has obtained certificates in cloud engineering, architecture, and security such as AWS-SAA, COA, CCSK, GCLD, and forensics GCFE, JNCIP-SEC in Cybersecurity. He articulates that securing data is a journey that never ends.

Ibrahim Bin Asaker

CSA Saudi Chapter Leader,

Cloud Security Alliance


Fahad has more than 18 years of experience in Analytics, AI&ML, and big data. He has a Bachelor of Quantitative Methods and a Master of Statistics. Fahad has worked in several government and private entities, mostly in executing projects related to building big data platforms and building enterprise AI&ML products.

Fahad AlSaawi

Chief Data Officer,

Lean Business Services


Abdullah holds 10+ years of experience in network administration, with proven expertise in implementing cyber security measures, troubleshooting network infrastructures, setting up the network for 50+ health sites, implementing tele-medicines, setting policies to provide the highest level of protection across different health organizations, headed the project of installing and implementing firewalls.

Abdullah Marghalany

Cyber Security Chief Officer,

Madinah Health Cluster (MoH)


Marc Dacier is a professor of Computer Science (CS) and the associate director of the Resilience Computing and Cybersecurity research Center (RC3) at King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Ph.D. from INPT in 1994 from his work done at LAAS, CNRS, in Toulouse (France).

Marc Dacier

Professor, Associate Director of the Resilience Computing and Cybersecurity Research Center (RC3),

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Prof. Tanzila Saba has over 20 years of experience in academia, ten years of which involve holding a senior administrative position at Prince Sultan University. She earned her PhD in document information security and management from the Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, in 2012.


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

Prince Sultan University/CCIS College


Dr Ahmad is a hands-on IT professional in AI and IT. With over 13 years of experience in IT, Ahmad has undertaken increasingly responsible assignments that include management and development of challenging international and local projects from inception to completion in both private and public sectors.


AI and Big Data Lead,

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)


Ali is a Cyber Security Analyst at Tasheel Finance, which specializes in providing Shari’ah-compliant financing solutions. Ali has done his major in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, and is Certified in ethical hacking and web PenTest, Apex One and Deep Security Certified Professional.

Ali Alkhamis

Cyber Security Expert,

Tasheel Finance


With 25+ years of experience in IT with emphasis on Information Security, Imran is a versatile IT and Cyber Security professional with a keen eye on latest trends. He has strong experience in IT Infrastructure Management, Cloud, Service Delivery, Messaging, Storage, System/Network Administration and Information Systems Audit, among others.

Imran Hashim

IT Director,

Medgulf Saudi Arabia


Kamal is a skilled digital executive with a proven record of building, managing and growing technology departments and companies, trusted by business leaders on strategy, development, and execution to meet evolving customer needs, customer excellence and commercial outcomes. Having initiated start-ups, Kamal has led technology organizations through full lifecycles of growth.

Kamal Farag

Chief Technology Officer,



Abdulbary joined Zamil Industrial in January 2019 and has been working since then in developing & executing ZI digital transformation plan towards Industry 4.0 including major ERP and business applications' consolidation into Oracle Cloud, plus many other initiatives addressing cyber security, infrastructure, engineering applications, mobility and others.

Abdulbary Atassi

Chief Information Technology Officer,

Zamil Industrial


Maha holds a substantial role as Director of the Microdata Center covering Data Management, governance, standards, and principles in the restricted data domains. She aspires to obtain an executive position that will combine her business acumen and experience in technology in contributing to the growth and success of an organization.

Maha AlQahtani

Director of Microdata,

General Authority of Statistics (GASTAT)


Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan is a global thought leader and influencer in cybersecurity. He is a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the 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.

Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan

Founder & CEO,Professor of Cybersecurity,

Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (USA),Center of Excellence in Information Assurance(KSA)


With a proven track record of working in the ICT and Military industry, Hussain is a seasoned academic researcher skilled in Analytical Thinking, Computer Science, Project Management and Leadership, and has deep specialization in Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Big Data and Space and Defence.

Dr. Hussain AlJahdali


Government Entity


Dr. Mohammed earned his Master's and PhD degrees in Electrical Power Systems from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. His research and experience contribute to enabling future power networks and smart grids. He was one of the top ten young professionals in the UK in CIGRE's Smart Energy competition in 2020. He is in charge of the joint project between KFU and King Salman Energy Park (SPARK).

Dr. Mohammed AlAqil

Director of MSc in Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Department,

College of Engineering, King Faisal University


In his extensive career spanning 25 years of experience in advancing strategic growth and profitability through technological transformations, leveraging advanced analytics, automation, and user experience, he has executed more than 100 complex transformation engagements and engineered more than 50 smart solutions that have been recognized by the United Nations and other prestigious forums. He has solid experience using emerging technology to help sustainability, net-zero carbon emissions, and the energy transition.

Saqib Mahmood

Executive Director - Digital Transformation & Innovation,

National Water Company (NWC)


With more than 18 years of experience and leadership in delivering high-value projects in the payment technology & cybersecurity space spanning ICT, data center, information security, and IoT, he has vast knowledge in technology infrastructure, payments, and information security-related products and technologies, across the technology stack, as well as research, and numerous publications to his credit.

Faysal Ghauri

Founder & CEO,

Halal Payments Network Inc


A Multi-Cloud Solutions Architect, Technologist, and Digital Transformation Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the Petroleum Projects, Higher Education, Professional Services, and FinTech industries, spanning presales, analysis, design, development, and delivery of integrated on-premise, mobile, and cloud-based solutions across a wide range of technologies from multiple technology giants.

Mahmoud Rabie

Multicloud Solutions Expert,

Ajlan & Bros Holding Co


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

Fahad Alqarni

Cyber Security Leader,

Royal Commission for AlUla


Mohammad Shalan

VP Digital Transformation,

PMI Saudi Chapter


Eng. Abdulaziz N. Alkhlaif is a veteran of 25 years working in the ITC and information management field, with 15 years in the HIT (Healthcare information and technology). He has implemented ERP and HIS System for hospitals, worked on the logistics and the architect of the system delivery that suits the organization’s objectives, updated with the latest technologies using E-learning and online content and also a member of the local and international interest groups and institutions.

Eng. Abdulaziz N. Alkhlaif

Deputy Chief Executive Officer,

Taib Saudi Company


Danah Alsobayel has over 13 years experience in technology and is currently the Cloud Computing Partnerships Director at CITC where she is a key member in establishing KSA’s strategy in cloud partnerships. Danah began her career as a Data Center Storage consultant at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She later became the cloud computing manager at Solutions by stc, where she was also part of the team that established Bluvalt cloud, the only company that focuses on SMEs, assisting many Saudi start-ups along the way.

Danah Alsobayel

Cloud Computing Partnerships Director,

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)


Bruce Ma, Chief Strategy Officer of SCCC Alibaba Cloud, has rich experience in telecommunication industry and digital transformation, and has worked more than 20 years in ZTE and Alibaba related to government and enterprise business. He had successfully promoted the migration of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 to Alibaba Cloud. It is the first Winter Olympic Game to be fully cloud-based, with cloud computing replacing traditional IT in the organization and operation of the Olympics Games

Bruce Ma

Chief Strategy & Business Planning Officer,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Mohanad Aljabrain, Partnership & Channel Lead at SCCC Alibaba Cloud, with 10+ years of experience in Business Development, Partnerships, and Advisory across both public and private sectors. Mohanad has prior experience working with Cisco, AWS, & CITC, where he helped digitize the Kingdom through various projects, such as NEOM and Red Sea by providing support of building world-class digital infrastructure and enabling the localization of multinational ICT vendors in KSA.

Mohanad Aljabrain 

Partnership & Channel Lead,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


In her role, Alaa supports the digital transformation initiatives of SCCC Alibaba Cloud private sector customers in the Kingdom. Alaa has over 10 years of experience in the IT sector, ensuring customer success across the Enterprise, Government, and SMB Segments, with core competencies in driving revenue growth across emerging industries, markets in the Saudi region.

Alaa Alabad

Enterprise Sales Lead,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Moaz Al-Sibaai is Alibaba Cloud GM for Digital Advisory and Strategic Programs. In this role, Moaz provides executive advisory on digital and cloud strategy and oversees Alibaba Cloud strategic programs in the region. Moaz has been in the region for 16 years. Previously, he worked for HSBC, SAP, JPMorgan and EMC. He helped his clients drive growth and expand service offerings through digital transformations.

Moaz Al-Sibaai

Digital Advisory and strategic programs GM,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Ahmed Alreshoodi is the Service Delivery General manager and the Acting Cyber security General Manager in SCCC, and has more than 14 years of experience in information technology field with different organizations (Government/ Semi Government/ Private / Startup). He has recognized strength in IT Infrastructure services, Application development, ERP implementations, Cyber Security and helped many organizations in their Digital Transformation journey and shaping thier IT strategies.

Eng. Ahmed Alreshoodi 

Service Delivery General Manager,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Worked in STC managing the project for the infrastructure services and help building the information technology strategy and model with ITEL methodology. Project manager for the Access control for the cyber security department. Also worked in Oracle systems as Account Executive for public sector in the technology sector with oracle infrastructure helping the Government achieving their vision for 2030

Ali Aldubaikhi  

Sales Manager,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


Mohammed has over 20 years of experience in driving impact for premier public and private sector institutions, he currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Saudi Cloud Computing Company (SCCC). And previously worked as COO in HRDF, Deputy Governor for Technology at Saudi Customs, PSO country director VMwar and Dell.

Mohammed Alotaiby  

Chief of Operation,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


With 20+ years of experience; Nizar joined SCCC as General Manager of presales and General Manager of product management, he occupied many regional leadership positions in presales and consulting services at EMC and Dell Technologies across Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Nizar Hussein 

Presales & Product Management GM,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud


George Huang is appointed as Alibaba Cloud's country manager along with the launching of its public cloud in KSA earlier this year. George has a comprehensive experience in ICT industry, throughout the journey of 10 years solution and sales in Huawei enterprise wireless communication as regional manager in Asia Pacific and hence North Africa; and 3 years big data and AI global sales director in Percent Corporation. Prior to his new role in Saudi, George was the Industry Digital Transformation Director in Alibaba Cloud MEA Region.

George Huang 

Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, KSA General Manager,

Alibaba Cloud


Jammy Chen has more than 10 years working experience in cloud computing and Software engineering, he is now leading the international delivery in Alibaba cloud, prior to Alibaba cloud, he worked at Oracle and GE (General Electric) as Application architect and senior stuff architect.

Jammy Chen 

Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, Head of Alibaba Cloud International Delivery,

Alibaba Cloud


Khalid Almedbel 

MOH, Digital transformation, MD,

SCCC Alibaba Cloud