SPEAKERS

Mr. Schindler specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Quality, and Manufacturing having also won the Pioneer Award of Auto Bild and Computer Bild (2020) for AI at Production.

Matthias Schindler

Head of Artificial Intelligence Innovation,

BMW

Germany

Mr Hamad is well versed in network security and telecommunication as well as cybersecurity. His responsibilities currently lie as telecom section manager as well as a telecom committee manager.

Lt.Colonel. Dr. Hamad Khalifa ​Al Nueimi

Head of Telecom Division,

Abu Dhabi Police

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Buhazza has led the IT and Internet revolution in Bahrain and has over 20 years of experience leading IT Operations and Innovations in sectors like government, banking, and insurance within GCC

Ahmed Buhazza

Vice Chairman,

Bahrain IT Society

Bahrain

He has led high performing teams to deliver strategic & Digital transformation initiatives for some of the Fortune 500 companies in the US for 8 years and most recently in the UAE.

Jaymin Darbari

Head of Data Governance, BI & Analytics,

Department of Culture and Tourism

Abu Dhabi

Her primary roles of expertise include Digital transformation of the Statistical business, using emerging data sources to create insights, and utilizing various tools and technologies to create new data products.

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Smart Data Section,

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

United Arab Emirates

Laila specializes in digital & social media and currently leads national projects in Oman like the government innovation in emerging technologies and the Smart Ambassador initiative in Oman and other projects related to digital transformation.

Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami

Digital Transformation & Change Management Expert- Ministry of Technology & Communications MTC, Oman,

Director - Oman Smart City Platform

Oman

Eng. Safi’s career highlights include developing the first AI field engineer, developing the federal plan to retrofit all road network lights to LED and creating the performance-based contract for the federal road assets management system.

ENG AMMAR MAJED SAFI

Member in Innovation & AI Team Under Secretary Office,

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development

United Arab Emirates

The Manager of Research and Computing Infrastructure, he is responsible for making KAUST a living lab for digital experiences and innovative concepts.

Mohamed Abdel Aal

Head of Digital Experience and Innovation,

KAUST

Saudi Arabia

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

CIO,

Dubai Customs

United Arab Emirates

Andrew is a technical expert on cybersecurity has a background in threat analysis and research and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology,

Darktrace

United Kingdom

Hesham is a Digital Innovations Director that leads and driving collaboration and alignment across various Business units to cultivate and speed the pace of Digitalization and AI

Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi

Director Digital Innovations,

Abdul Latif Jameel

Saudi Arabia

With over 25 years of experience in managing large scale technology development and leading large commercial operations, Raed has amassed deep technology know how coupled with practical and operational business sense.

Raed Hafez

CEO,

el Grocer

United Arab Emirates

An Experienced professional working in areas of Retail Strategy / Business Analytics / Customer Loyalty and CRM, Retail Business Consulting and Supply Chain Management.

PIYUSH KUMAR CHOWHAN

CIO,

Lulu Group International

United Arab Emirates

With 10+ years of experience in product management, Mr. Charafeddine possesses Technical & product expertise in applied AI at scale using deep learning and reinforcement learning.

Mohamad Charafeddine

Sr Director, Head of Mobility Engineering, Infra & AI,

Careem

United Arab Emirates

His main areas of expertise cover Customer Experience framework design and implementation, Enterprise BPM, Lean Management, Organizational Design, Innovation and Performance Man­agemen

Codin Caragea

Head of Customer Experience,

Bank Muscat

Oman

A Strategy Executive and Data Scientist with experience of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence, covering Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

IMTIAZ ADAM

CEO / Director of Machine Learning,

DLS

United Kingdom

He has proven and numerous successes with worldwide business transformations stemming from his belief in enabling and empowering people to execute on the change strategies.

Frederik Bisbjerg

Chief Strategy & Digital Acceleration Officer,

Noor Takaful

United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Advisor.

DR ERDAL OZKAYA

Managing Director/ Head of Information and Cyber Security,

Standard Chartered Bank

United Arab Emirates

With 15 years of expertise in strategic content and advisory she has acquired an expertise in AI and innovation towards the sustainable development goals, with a focus on social and gender bias and ethical concerns.

VIRGINIE MARTINS

Member of EU Alliance,

Ethical AI & SDG expert

Belgium

He is the Group CTO at Evercare Group management with over 25 years IT Leadership experience in enterprise digital transformation and consulting across geographies.

Sumit Puri

Group CTO,

Evercare Group Management Ltd

United Arab Emirates

Group Head of IT, a qualified and tenacious digital professional with 20 years of extensive experience in Transformational Technology around the Financial and Retail sector.

SHAFIQUE R IBRAHIM

Chief Digital and Information Officer,

Al Fardan Group

United Arab Emirates

Mr. Khaled possesses over 11 years of experience in technology fields and has graduated from positions such as an application specialist, system analyst, Head of IT Infrastructure and IT Budgeting before moving to Head of Automation.

Khaled Salem

Head of Automation,

Bank Al-Jazira

Jeddah

Mr Chaudhry is a thought leader with over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure Mgmt, Enterprise Risk Mgmt, Business Resilience, Data Privacy, Audit & Compliance.

Saqib Chaudhary

Chief Information Security Officer,

Cleveland Clinic

United Arab Emirates

Lukas Krikstaponis

CISO,

European Merchant Bank

Lithuania

Mr Alshodari provides companies with IT insight, enabling businesses, guidance securely and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.

Eng Majed Mohammad Alshodari

Chief Information Security Officer,

Allied Cooperative Insurance Group

Saudi Arabia

The director of the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence based in GEMS Dubai American Academy, Sreejit worked as an external consultant supporting schools in implementing Robotics and STEM-based solutions.

SREEJIT CHAKRABARTY

Director - Artificial Intelligence & Robotics,

GEMS Dubai American Academy

United Arab Emirates

He is a Cyber Security Specialist & Programmer in the Deanship of Information Technology. While at King Abdulaziz University, part of his specialized roles included Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing and BIG IP F5.

Abdullah Faisal Biary

Chief Information Security Officer,

SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Company

Saudi Arabia

Uday has more than 20+ years of experience in the software industry with roles encompassing product strategy, product management, engineering, sales, marketing, and business development

Uday Birajdar

CEO and Co-Founder,

AutomationEdge

India

With 13 years in the HIT, the latest challenges he took over were implementing ERP and HIS System for hospitals in various stages of operations.

Abdulaziz AlKhlaif

CIO,

Al-Mishari

Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Zughayer

Business Development Director,

Arabot

United Arab Emirates