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Head of Technical Studies Section, Gen. Dept. of Artificial Intelligence

Dubai Police

United Arab Emirates

Tariq is an innovator with unique abilities to create breakthroughs in organizations. Currently, Tariq is working towards a global movement to democratize philanthropy using the power of the digital environment.

Tariq Qureishy

CEO & Founder

MAD Talks

United Arab Emirates

Founder and Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association H.E Maryam is the most influential scientist in the UAE since 2014 and is recognized to be among the top 20 Arab scientists with the biggest contribution to humanity, by the British Scientific Community 2016. She is also a strong advocate of women in STEM.

H.E. Dr Maryam Matar

Founder and Chairperson

UAE Genetic Diseases Association

United Arab Emirates

The Chairman of ‘Ideas Arabia’ and ‘Ideas Emirates’ and an accomplished business transformation expert with a proven track record in developing innovation culture methodologies for government departments across the UAE.

Hussain Al Fardan

Head of Innovation Centre

Dubai Customs

United Arab Emirates

Often referred to as 'Venture Idealist', Dr. Satyam is one of the Top 50 candidates in India nominated to be on the Corporate Boards by the AgendaWeek, The Financial Times Group publication.


Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton;

Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

United States

A digital strategist, having served as the CDO & CIO for multiple international banks. He is also experienced in leading businesses across the globe on digital and technology transformations.

Evans Munyuki

Group Chief Digital Officer

Emirates NBD

United Arab Emirates

One of the key strategists behind the shaping of DEWA, Smart Dubai Office and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Fadi brings over 28 years of experience in strategic planning and digital transformation.


Chief Executive Officer

Takaful Emarat Insurance

United Arab Emirates

A world recognised academician and analyst known for reducing crime rates across Eastern Europe. He has over twenty years of experience in using high-end analytics and competitive technology for Critical Infrastructure and Crime Analytics.

Ryan Prox

S/Constable in Charge of Crime Analytics

Vancouver Police Department


One of the youngest pioneers to use robotic pharmacy dispensing in the GCC, Dr. Nellikode currently serves as the founder and managing director at the Universal Hospitals and Clinics.

Shabeer Nellikode

Founder & Managing Director

Universal Hospitals and Clinics

United Arab Emirates

At Dubai Health Authority, Dr Osama takes care of defining the strategic direction, goals and implantations plan for e-Health in Dubai while also developing DHA's e-Health vision and mission & framework.

Dr Osama Elhassan

Vice Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society;

Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority

United Arab Emirates

An accomplished business leader with more than 25 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. He focusses in the fields of organizational change management and expansion practices.

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer

Abu Dhabi National Hotels

United Arab Emirates

This R&D director of EURA NOVA and the Chief Visionary Officer for digazu has extensive expertise in computer science domains ranging from high scalability, cloud & elasticity, data management, search & indexing.

Sabri Skhiri

Research Director



Dr Sid advises senior leaders and executive teams in the government and the private sector on developing and implementing frameworks to forecast, predict, and make projections about business events that may impact their strategy.


Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN; Advisor,

Dubai Police; Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

United Arab Emirates

Pedro has a reputation for successfully building multi-million-dollar technological companies from its inception. He acted incapacity as the co-founder and member of the global leadership team in emerging markets which include Latin America and in the Middle East.

Pedro Pereira

Digital Transformation Leader, Innovation Officer


United Arab Emirates

Ranked as one of the most influential person in the AI-ML space, he is an experienced Angel investor with six startups set up in over five countries.



Zeroth AI


Founder of 5F World, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Talent Track, Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation and Ex-Chairman of Zensar Technologies, Ganesh is the author of 4 McGraw Hill Books in the business domain.


Founder, 5F World; Chairman SVP India; Center for AI and advanced analytics. Senior Advisory Board

Member, Trescon


Sridhar is an established technologist in defining and realizing strategies around disruptive technologies and was also critical in shaping the AI 3.0 revolution.

Sridhar Sudarsan

Chief Technology Officer


United States

He is an advisor to governments with decades of experience in bringing in Greenfield Investments. His roles have been crucial in the establishment of Bahrain as a hub for startups and conglomerates.

John Kilmartin

Executive Director for ICT

Bahrain Economic Development Board

Kingdom of Bahrain

Elizabeth is a cyber-security expert with 8+ years of experience in consulting MNCs on protecting against cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Elizabeth heads Middle East business for Darktrace, the world leader in Enterprise Immune System technology for cyber security.

Elizabeth de Freitas

Regional Director


United Arab Emirates

Rom brings in more than 2 decades of expertise in the fields of IT Strategies and Enterprise Applications Integration with industries such as FMCG, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, BFSI, Telecoms and others.

Rom Kosla

SVP & CIO Asia Middle East and North Africa


United Arab Emirates

He is the chief technology evangelist behind building an AI ecosystem for Careem, by bringing in AI driven products.

Oussama Berqi

Head of Data


United Arab Emirates

He is the founder and CEO of ASA Ventures, a venture capital company that works on hybrid models of venture capital, private equity, incubators and accelerators.

Arif Saiyad


ASA Ventures

United Arab Emirates

Katie is the Chairperson of the Public Relations Consultants Association S.E and East Anglia group, and author of ‘Using AI in Marketing’. She has decades of expertise in consulting Blue Chips on Change Management, AI, Marketing and PR.

Katie King


AI in Marketing

United Kingdom

One of the earliest pioneers who invested in emerging technologies. H.E Khurram has been honored as one of the “Top 100 most powerful and Influential Muslims” in the world. He has also received several accolades for his contribution to banking and finance.



IBC Group Limited

United Arab Emirates

This highly qualified academician has received his Ph.D. degree in intelligent systems and applied informatics from Osaka University in Japan. His fluency in the common tongue and many others has languages is a result of his global reach.

Dr amr almaddah

Chief Planning and Development Officer

Advisor to H.E. the Minister of Hajj and Umrah

Saudi Arabia

With over 30 years of ICT experience, he architects practical & business focused solutions using new-age technologies.


CTO EcoSystem


United Arab Emirates

Kokila has more than 14 years of experience as a lawyer specialising in Technology and Artificial Intelligence along with conventional commercial and corporate law practice in the UAE

Kokila Alagh


KARM Legal Consultants

United Arab Emirates

This futurist is going to refine the rescue operations system with his concept "Artificial Intelligence for Rescue". Ivan’s design can access highly sensitive and 'heavy duty point of entry' with ease, this can be used to prevent accidents and criminal activities.

Ivan Kristoff


Highrise Emergency Aerial Response Team


A highly skilled and qualified CISO with over 23 years of IT, ITSec, InfoSec & CyberSec exposure in the Banking sector.

Jordan Savvides


National Bank of Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain

A social entrepreneur awarded by the Government of India as one of the ‘100 Women Achievers’, Dr Saundarya also serves on the Board of several HR firms, focusing on AI to make hiring easier for corporates.

DR Saundarya Rajesh

Founder President



A visionary who specializes in Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, and Video Processing. He is currently the CEO and Chief scientist of the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence.

DR Ling Shao

CEO & Chief Scientist

Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence

United Arab Emirates

A self-made businessman and a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in domains such as multinational cloud software and digital payments. He is known for leveraging AI, Blockchain and Fintech Technologies to streamline businesses.

ali kassab


Centurion & Co.

United Arab Emirates

An innovative and engaging leader in the Healthcare Industry with proven track and results in all aspects of Hospital Management and Healthcare Investment Strategies.



Avivo Group

United Arab Emirates

A visionary leader with more than 2 decades of experience in the fields of engineering and subsurface with E&P businesses. Currently, he is leading the Subsurface Data Innovation team for PDO.

Nasser Al Mahrooqi

Subsurface Data Innovation Manager



Shailesh has over 18 years of experience in building and leading businesses in Data Analytics, Consulting & Financial Modelling. Shailesh has worked with clients across sectors which include Risk Analytics and Social media Analytics to name a few.

Shailesh Jain

Head Business Analytics & Customer Insights

Landmark Group Dubai

United Arab Emirates

This experienced instructor is skilled in negotiation, AutoCAD, Python, Materials Science, Machine Learning and Haskell. He is also the pioneer is setting up the World’s first AI system for blind people.

Velimir Baksa


RedSky technology llc

United Arab Emirates

With immense experience in software development and strategy, Sujith focuses on empowering organizations to harness the full potential of their data assets and empowers customers to make quicker decisions.

Sujith Varghese


Data Semantics


He has over 15 years of experience in investing, managing and decision making in key financial decisions. He has also bridged enterprise performance management with AI and Augmented Analytics.

Omar AlShamsi

Partner and CEO


United Arab Emirates

With over 10 years of experience inCloud Computing, MPLS, VPN and Broadband technologies this highly experienced brings a lot to the table. Currently, Mr. Zughayer is the business development director at Arabot which provides Arabic & English chatbot services to the MoCD (Ministry of Community Department).

Mohammad Zughayer

Business development director


United Arab Emirates