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Program agenda

Kingdom Digital Transformation 2.0

18-19 November 2020

DAY 1 | 18 NOVEMBER 2020
12:00 PM Noon
Conference opening remarks

Welcome thoughts and remarks from Confer Global, event chairperson and other invited VVIP esteemed dignitaries & guests

12:15 PM
Keynote Address: Digitizing Kingdom – Leading Digital Transformation Across Diverse Sector

Eng. Mohammed AlShaalan, Chief Executive Officer, National Digital Transformation Unit

12:30 PM
Automation, Digitization, Digitalization, and Digital Transformation: Accelerating the new digital norm with embedded digital intelligence

Eng. Ahmad A. Alahmad, General Manager – Applications and Digital Channels, Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development

01:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Enterprise Agility and digital leadership: Organisational effectiveness in the current digital realm
  • Aligning product thinking with the idea of iterations by embracing digital approaches and terminologies
  • Nurturing digital talents and connecting core technical skills with digital soft skills
  • Technical fluency and digital capability is a must at the leadership level at the current transformed world

Andrew Rippon, European Blockchain Services Infrastructure Architect and Governance Lead, European Commission
Dr. Raed AlHazme, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of National Guards Health Affairs
Majid Al Shehry, General Manager Enterprise Architecture, National Information Center

02:00 PM
Vision 2030 Spotlight: Digital Transformation changing urban landscape and quality of services in Saudi Arabia
  • Developing infrastructure to improve public utility networks through centralized coordination and the deployment of technology
  • Facilitating automation and application of technology for making smart cities in the Kingdom
  • Activating data collection and standardization for monitoring and response mechanism

Dr. Khalid Al Issa, Dean Information & Communications Technology, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University
Khalid A. Alomar, Director Unified National Portal, Yesser – National eGovernment Program
Dr. Waleed Alomar, National Center for Tele-communications & Defense System Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology
Hany ElOsman, Director Healthcare Technology & Architecture, NEOM

02:30 PM
Importance of Digital Transformation in Education

Intelligent and efficient machines now handle our manual processes, we can book a trip, order dinner, pay bills, make a doctor appointment and even apply to college without ever picking up a pen. When it comes to the business of higher education, these facts are more relevant. So, what is higher education doing to keep up with this rapidly evolving digital world?

Dr. Mohammed K. Akhtar, Senior Advisor, King Abdulaziz University

02:50 PM
Veeam: Protect, manage and unleash your data

Rawad Zaki, Regional Manager – Saudi Arabia and Levant, Veeam Software

03:15 PM
Analytical Transformation with SAS

Joseph Musolino, Strategic Consultant & Solution Architect, SAS

04:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence & Data security: An utmost importance key for digital transformation journey?

The recent advancement in technology and rise of digital transformation is making Kingdom more interconnected with every passing day. This leads to many intrusions in the systems, which has made it mandatory for businesses to become cyber resilient and enabling business-aligned data security.

Dr. Fatmah Baothman, Director of Artificial Intelligence, King Abdulaziz University
Mohamed Saad Mousa, CISO, IKEA Saudi Arabia
Khalid AlFaheid, Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

04:30 PM
Day 1 closing remarks

Acknowledgement and closing remarks with announcements for Day 2 from event chairman & Confer Global

DAY 2 | 19 NOVEMBER 2020
12:00 PM Noon
Conference opening remarks

Welcome thoughts and remarks from Confer Global, event chairperson and other invited VVIP esteemed dignitaries & guests

12:15 PM
Panel Discussion: Corona virus driving digital shift in the organisation
  • Re-crafting the organisation’s digital strategy
  • Reaching consumers using smart communications through their preferred channels safeguarding their health
  • Transforming employee collaboration and ensuring the right flow of information

Eng. Mohammed Mahnashi, Chairman of the Board TADWEER, and Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hamad Alrowaitea, Senior Director General and Chief Digital Officer, NUPCO Saudi Arabia
Badar Khan, Director Digital Mobility, NEOM
Zaid AlJendel, Executive Director – IT & Communications, Saudi Electricity Company

01:25 PM
Driving Data-centric Innovation to Accelerate Business Transformation
  • Strategizing and deploying high performing big data, analytics, and AI applications
  • Open source environment enabling enterprise solutions
  • Data science re(evolution)

Ahmed AlZahrani, Director Healthcare Technology, Ministry of National Guards Health Affairs

02:00 PM
Vision 2030 Spotlight: Achieving government’s operational excellence with the deployment of emerging technologies
  • Enhancing productivity of the workforce by strengthening the digital transformation through the national system
  • Boosting the e-government architecture and digitization of internal operations
  • Aligning digital transformation improving management, documentation, implementation, and e-payments services

Dr Mourad Mansour, Assistant Professor – Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management, KFUPM Business School
Dr Akram Jadawi, General Manager International Cooperation, Ministry of Communications and IT
Rawad Zaki, Regional Manager – Saudi Arabia and Levant, Veeam Software
Dr Ammar Alanazi, Director, National Centre for Transportation Technology & Logistics Services, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

02:45 PM
Highlight Session: Internet of Things: The heart of digital transformation in the connected world

Dr Khaled AlHazmi, Director, National Center for Robotics and Internet of Things Technology, KACST

03:15 PM
Driving consumer experience with the change in digital landscape – Understand the new digital consumer
  • Defining the cross-channel consumer experience and analyzing the multiple stages for data efficiency
  • Collaboratively designing experience to minimize risks and maximize ROI
  • Testing and measuring organisational success with data and customer feedback
  • Delivering organisational efficiency and better customer outcomes by embedding a user centered culture in organisation

Abdus Saboor, CoFounder at VXG | Priv0 | CISOForumPakistan
Mohammed Al-Enazi, Chief Information Officer, Fawaz Alhokair Group Fashion Retail
Khaled Salah Salem, Head of Automation, AlJazira Bank

03:45 PM
Digital Transformation in Public Sector

Kashif Munshi, Senior Enterprise Architect, New York City Department of Education

04:10 PM
Kingdom Digital Transformation 2.0 closing remarks

Acknowledgement and closing remarks from event chairman & Confer Global

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