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Chiara Palieri

Saudi IT ministry partners with emerging tech forum

RIYADH, August 5, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications & IT has officially joined the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum running from November 11 to 13 at Burj Rafal Hotel – Riyadh as main sponsor of the event.

Organized by Eyes of Cities in collaboration with The Great Minds Group, the conference is supported by leading entities such as the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Monshaat, BIAC, DTVC, and others.
The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will be the key platform to uncover the $100+bn investment on digital transformation, celebrate the Vision 2030 digital transformation leaders who are driving the deployment of emerging technologies in the Kingdom and get trained by tech visionaries on specific technologies such as AI, IoT, Blockchain and others.
Chiara Palieri, director of The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum said: “We are honoured to have the Ministry of Communications and IT supporting this event, as the key entity in the Kingdom to drive the digital transformation journey of Saudi Arabia. We strongly believe that such a strong ministerial representation will contribute to shaping the narrative on digitization in the Kingdom, further enhanced by the presence of other government entities.”

Palieri continued: “The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will be an unprecedented event, where stakeholder collaboration, brainstorming and a showcase of upcoming plans will contribute to the Vision 2030 realization program.

“The key in this conference is to involve government entities as well as C-level executives from large conglomerates to pioneer solutions and enhance the Saudi economy. We are grateful to the Ministry for believing in this event and look forward to collaborating with them to showcase the huge potential of KSA as the future global epicentre in technology”.

The forum will gather over 100 government officials and senior-level executives, more than 40 speakers will be leading 12-panel discussions with the participation of 300 attendees, 60 exhibitors, 10 certified technical workshops, 30 proof of concepts & live demo sessions, and a dedicated focus day for IIoT. Furthermore, 10 pioneers in innovation will be celebrated with awards of excellence in recognition of their efforts in digitization.  

The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will be the largest R&D and investment technology event in the region and will showcase the most disruptive technologies set to power cities and economies of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Gathering government entities, C-suite executives from the private sector as well as the top tech players, the conference will exclusively unveil the latest applications of IoT, IIoT, AI, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloudification, Blockchain, AR/VR, Robotics, Deep learning (DL), Machine learning (ML) and Coding 4.0 and the role they will play in powering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the global epicentre of tech research & development of the 4th Industrial Revolution.   

The forum will be chaired by Majed Alshodari, chief information security officer (CISO) at the Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG). – TradeArabia News Service


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