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Dr. Qurban is a highly accomplished executive leader with over 29 years of experience in the field of technology. As the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Director at King Fahd Military Medical Complex (KFMMC) in Dhahran, KSA, he has spearheaded numerous innovative projects in the healthcare sector. Dr. Qurban holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brunel University and is recognized for his key accomplishments in hospital digital transformation. Under his leadership, the team at KFMMC developed an in-house Hospital Information System (HIS) that received the HIMSS stage 7 Award, making it the first system developed in a government hospital to receive this prestigious recognition. In addition to his work at KFMMC, Dr. Qurban has successfully implemented other projects such as Cloud Computing, Telecommunication, and AI in Healthcare. He is also an external advisor for Imam Abdulrahman Dammam University and an invited speaker at national and regional conferences. Dr. Qurban has received multiple awards, recognizing him as one of the top CIOs in the Middle East. Overall, Dr. Qurban's commitment to using technology to improve healthcare delivery and patient safety is unparalleled, making him a highly respected figure in the industry
Dr Mustafa Hasan Qurban ICT Director
Dr. Qurban is a highly accomplished executive leader with over 29 years of experience in the field of technology. As the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Director at King Fahd Military Medical Complex (KFMMC) in Dhahran, KSA, he has spearheaded numerous innovative projects in the healthcare sector. Dr. Qurban holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brunel University and is recognized for his key accomplishments in hospital digital transformation. Under his leadership, the team at KFMMC developed an in-house Hospital Information System (HIS) that received the HIMSS stage 7 Award, making it the first system developed in a government hospital to receive this prestigious recognition. In addition to his work at KFMMC, Dr. Qurban has successfully implemented other projects such as Cloud Computing, Telecommunication, and AI in Healthcare. He is also an external advisor for Imam Abdulrahman Dammam University and an invited speaker at national and regional conferences. Dr. Qurban has received multiple awards, recognizing him as one of the top CIOs in the Middle East. Overall, Dr. Qurban's commitment to using technology to improve healthcare delivery and patient safety is unparalleled, making him a highly respected figure in the industry
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Francis' career spans over 27 years in technology starting from programming quality assurance, program management, architecture & infrastructure in various sectors spanning from Supply Chain & Logistics, investment banking, luxury & franchises retail. Prior to joining DAMAC, he worked with the Alshaya Group where his last position with them was Digital Transformation Officer. During his tenure at Alshaya, he led a 500+ member team in launching more than 15 brands (H&M, Starbucks, BBW, American Eagle etc.) online in 10 countries and successfully implemented ERP solutions for core retail & digital marketing. Francis has also worked with for Louis Vuitton, SGCIB, ABN Amro & General Motors. His career has taken him across the globe from India to France, Singapore and the Middle East. He is fond of yoga, reiki, working out, life coaching and reading about the law of attraction, positive thinking and anything related to the human mind. His downtime is best spent with his wife, 3 kids and his dog Cookie.
Francis Arul Group Chief Information Officer
Francis' career spans over 27 years in technology starting from programming quality assurance, program management, architecture & infrastructure in various sectors spanning from Supply Chain & Logistics, investment banking, luxury & franchises retail. Prior to joining DAMAC, he worked with the Alshaya Group where his last position with them was Digital Transformation Officer. During his tenure at Alshaya, he led a 500+ member team in launching more than 15 brands (H&M, Starbucks, BBW, American Eagle etc.) online in 10 countries and successfully implemented ERP solutions for core retail & digital marketing. Francis has also worked with for Louis Vuitton, SGCIB, ABN Amro & General Motors. His career has taken him across the globe from India to France, Singapore and the Middle East. He is fond of yoga, reiki, working out, life coaching and reading about the law of attraction, positive thinking and anything related to the human mind. His downtime is best spent with his wife, 3 kids and his dog Cookie.
Francis Arul Group Chief Information Officer
Srinivasan Sampath is the Acting Chief Technology Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). Sampath has the responsibility for driving the Group’s Technology and Transformation Strategy to ensure that FAB is ready for the next generation of Digital Banking services. Sampath has more than 25+ years of experience in the banking industry. He has delivered several large integration programs in multiple regions. Specialized n creating business value, employee engagement and strengthening business relationships. In the recent years, Sampath has also been involved in leading digitization programs covering end to end digital customer experience and process automation. He was also involved in implementing the first cross border blockchain remittance transaction between two major banks. Sampath has been a chairperson and member of several advisory boards. Sampath holds ACIB from institute of Financial Services (UK) and BSC (Hons) from Manchester University (UK).
Srinivasan Sampath Acting Chief Technology Officer
Srinivasan Sampath is the Acting Chief Technology Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). Sampath has the responsibility for driving the Group’s Technology and Transformation Strategy to ensure that FAB is ready for the next generation of Digital Banking services. Sampath has more than 25+ years of experience in the banking industry. He has delivered several large integration programs in multiple regions. Specialized n creating business value, employee engagement and strengthening business relationships. In the recent years, Sampath has also been involved in leading digitization programs covering end to end digital customer experience and process automation. He was also involved in implementing the first cross border blockchain remittance transaction between two major banks. Sampath has been a chairperson and member of several advisory boards. Sampath holds ACIB from institute of Financial Services (UK) and BSC (Hons) from Manchester University (UK).
Srinivasan Sampath Acting Chief Technology Officer
Sultan has an extensive Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity management experience locally and internationally. He is now leading all regulatory affairs, besides internal, regarding Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the ICT and Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia. Sultan has worked for many pioneer organizations such as Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Boeing, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB). Sultan has earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from King Saud University, and his second M.Sc. in Engineering Management from Florida Tech. He holds distinguished leadership certifications from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and London Business School.
Sultan Altukhaim General Manager, Cybersecurity and Data Governance
Sultan has an extensive Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity management experience locally and internationally. He is now leading all regulatory affairs, besides internal, regarding Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the ICT and Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia. Sultan has worked for many pioneer organizations such as Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Boeing, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB). Sultan has earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from King Saud University, and his second M.Sc. in Engineering Management from Florida Tech. He holds distinguished leadership certifications from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and London Business School.
Sultan Altukhaim General Manager, Cybersecurity and Data Governance
CISO with more than 20 years experience, Certified: CCISO-CCIE-CISM-CISA-CRISC-CGEIT-CDPSE-CEH-CHFI-CNDA-ECIH-JNCA-ITIL
Fahad Albaz Chief Information Security Officer
CISO with more than 20 years experience, Certified: CCISO-CCIE-CISM-CISA-CRISC-CGEIT-CDPSE-CEH-CHFI-CNDA-ECIH-JNCA-ITIL
Fahad Albaz Chief Information Security Officer
Visionary Information Technology executive with over two decades of experience spanning diverse sectors. Recognized for driving technology transformations and adeptly managing projects from inception. Proficient in crafting comprehensive I.T. development roadmaps and cultivating positive cross-organizational relationships. Committed to fuelling growth and capitalizing on opportunities through innovative approaches. Backed by a solid foundation in computer science and a robust portfolio of certifications, including PMP, CBP, ITIL, Data Centre Professional, Disaster Recovery, and Digital Transformation. Demonstrates a track record of leading teams within large enterprise companies, managing substantial budgets, achieving cost savings, and building cohesive teams. Success in driving innovation and efficiency is underscored by experience in three start-up companies. Also contributed as a public speaker at numerous technology events in Saudi Arabia, showcasing thought leadership. Proficient in I.T. strategy development, business solutions, CXO expectation management, and change leadership. Industry Knowledge: Banking, Retail, Medical, Public, Government, Real Estate, Trade-in, Restaurant Franchising, Distribution, Mobility, Electronic FMCG, Oil and Gas, Aviation MRO, and Real Estate Business Development. Key Expertise: I.T Strategy & Execution, Business Transformations, Team Building & Leadership, Program & Project Management Infrastructure & Application Solutions, Global IT Governance, Risk Management, Planning, Budgeting, Change Management, Trusted Executive Advisor, Oracle OCI, Microsoft 365, Azure, Cyber Security including SIEM, PAM and IAM, SCO Solution, Smart City Technology (IoT, IA, big data, VR and AR), Automation the process RPA.
Anas Mosa IT Director – PIF Projects
Visionary Information Technology executive with over two decades of experience spanning diverse sectors. Recognized for driving technology transformations and adeptly managing projects from inception. Proficient in crafting comprehensive I.T. development roadmaps and cultivating positive cross-organizational relationships. Committed to fuelling growth and capitalizing on opportunities through innovative approaches. Backed by a solid foundation in computer science and a robust portfolio of certifications, including PMP, CBP, ITIL, Data Centre Professional, Disaster Recovery, and Digital Transformation. Demonstrates a track record of leading teams within large enterprise companies, managing substantial budgets, achieving cost savings, and building cohesive teams. Success in driving innovation and efficiency is underscored by experience in three start-up companies. Also contributed as a public speaker at numerous technology events in Saudi Arabia, showcasing thought leadership. Proficient in I.T. strategy development, business solutions, CXO expectation management, and change leadership. Industry Knowledge: Banking, Retail, Medical, Public, Government, Real Estate, Trade-in, Restaurant Franchising, Distribution, Mobility, Electronic FMCG, Oil and Gas, Aviation MRO, and Real Estate Business Development. Key Expertise: I.T Strategy & Execution, Business Transformations, Team Building & Leadership, Program & Project Management Infrastructure & Application Solutions, Global IT Governance, Risk Management, Planning, Budgeting, Change Management, Trusted Executive Advisor, Oracle OCI, Microsoft 365, Azure, Cyber Security including SIEM, PAM and IAM, SCO Solution, Smart City Technology (IoT, IA, big data, VR and AR), Automation the process RPA.
Anas Mosa IT Director – PIF Projects
Dr. Ahmed H AlThuhaibi stands as a leading figure in the IT domain of Saudi Arabia, with over 18 years of leadership in driving digital transformation initiatives. Currently, the CIO of Saudi Pro League, his strategic vision has markedly improved operational efficiency and customer experience across organizations. With a rich portfolio that includes ERP implementations, IT infrastructure development, and cybersecurity, Dr. AlThuhaibi has a proven track record in enhancing organizational capabilities through technology. An author and a respected trainer, he has shared his deep insights with future IT leaders and professionals in various capacities. His expertise in IT governance, change management, and digital ecosystem creation makes him an invaluable contributor to the global conversation on business transformation and innovation.
Dr Ahmed AlThuhaibi Chief IT Officer
CISO with more than 20 years experience, Certified: Dr. Ahmed H AlThuhaibi stands as a leading figure in the IT domain of Saudi Arabia, with over 18 years of leadership in driving digital transformation initiatives. Currently, the CIO of Saudi Pro League, his strategic vision has markedly improved operational efficiency and customer experience across organizations. With a rich portfolio that includes ERP implementations, IT infrastructure development, and cybersecurity, Dr. AlThuhaibi has a proven track record in enhancing organizational capabilities through technology. An author and a respected trainer, he has shared his deep insights with future IT leaders and professionals in various capacities. His expertise in IT governance, change management, and digital ecosystem creation makes him an invaluable contributor to the global conversation on business transformation and innovation.
Dr Ahmed AlThuhaibi Chief IT Officer
Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem is a cybersecurity & artificial intelligence expert with over 18 years of experience in the field. His unique insights and innovative ideas have made him a recognized leader in the industry. Dr. Ebrahim has worked with a wide range of technologies in various positions, He is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles in prestigious journals. Dr. Ebrahim has also been a featured speaker and panel member at technology events and summits. Dr. Ebrahim holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity from Khalifa University and has earned numerous globally recognized cybersecurity certificates. In 2023, Awarded as Strategic Chief information Security Officer of the year. He is an active member of many digital associations worldwide, and his expertise has been invaluable to the field of cybersecurity & digital transformations.
Dr Ebrahim Al Alkeem Cybersecurity and AI Director
Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem is a cybersecurity & artificial intelligence expert with over 18 years of experience in the field. His unique insights and innovative ideas have made him a recognized leader in the industry. Dr. Ebrahim has worked with a wide range of technologies in various positions, He is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles in prestigious journals. Dr. Ebrahim has also been a featured speaker and panel member at technology events and summits. Dr. Ebrahim holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity from Khalifa University and has earned numerous globally recognized cybersecurity certificates. In 2023, Awarded as Strategic Chief information Security Officer of the year. He is an active member of many digital associations worldwide, and his expertise has been invaluable to the field of cybersecurity & digital transformations.
Dr Ebrahim Al Alkeem Cybersecurity and AI Director
Eng. Wissam Al Adany is a seasoned leader with over 28 years of experience in driving digital transformation. Currently serving as the Group Chief Information Officer at ADES Arabia Holding, a notable PIF investment firm, Before joining ADES Arabia Holding, Eng. Al Adany held the esteemed role of Regional Chief Information Officer at the United Nations. Throughout his career, Eng. Al Adany has garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field of information technology. Notably, he was honored with the prestigious CIO200 award as a legendary CIO in Africa & MENA for the years 2021 and 2022. His achievements also include being named the best CIO of Automotive in MENA by the Global CIO Forum and receiving the "CIO of the Year" award from IDC for consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. Most recently, he was acknowledged as one of the top 20 CIOs in the Middle East by IDC in 2023.
Wissam Al Adany Group Chief Information Officer
Eng. Wissam Al Adany is a seasoned leader with over 28 years of experience in driving digital transformation. Currently serving as the Group Chief Information Officer at ADES Arabia Holding, a notable PIF investment firm, Before joining ADES Arabia Holding, Eng. Al Adany held the esteemed role of Regional Chief Information Officer at the United Nations. Throughout his career, Eng. Al Adany has garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field of information technology. Notably, he was honored with the prestigious CIO200 award as a legendary CIO in Africa & MENA for the years 2021 and 2022. His achievements also include being named the best CIO of Automotive in MENA by the Global CIO Forum and receiving the "CIO of the Year" award from IDC for consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. Most recently, he was acknowledged as one of the top 20 CIOs in the Middle East by IDC in 2023.
Wissam Al Adany Group Chief Information Officer
Dr. Akram Nour, Ph.D., P.Eng., PMP®, RMP® is a visionary leader at the forefront of digital transformation, currently serving as the Chief of Digital Transformation at the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority. With a wealth of experience in technology strategy and implementation, Dr. Nour drives initiatives aimed at revolutionizing economic landscapes through digital innovation. His expertise lies in leveraging emerging technologies to create dynamic and sustainable ecosystems within economic cities and special zones. Dr. Nour's strategic vision and relentless pursuit of excellence position him as a key architect in shaping the future of economic development and digital advancement in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Akram Nour Chief of Digital Transformation Sector
Dr. Akram Nour, Ph.D., P.Eng., PMP®, RMP® is a visionary leader at the forefront of digital transformation, currently serving as the Chief of Digital Transformation at the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority. With a wealth of experience in technology strategy and implementation, Dr. Nour drives initiatives aimed at revolutionizing economic landscapes through digital innovation. His expertise lies in leveraging emerging technologies to create dynamic and sustainable ecosystems within economic cities and special zones. Dr. Nour's strategic vision and relentless pursuit of excellence position him as a key architect in shaping the future of economic development and digital advancement in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Akram Nour Chief of Digital Transformation Sector
A proven and passionate Smart Cities Director with extensive experience across all aspects of ICT, Applications, Data and Smart Cities. Leading on the development and delivery of the technology and innovation vision for King Salman Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Benjamin Edmonds Director of Smart Cities
A proven and passionate Smart Cities Director with extensive experience across all aspects of ICT, Applications, Data and Smart Cities. Leading on the development and delivery of the technology and innovation vision for King Salman Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Benjamin Edmonds Director of Smart Cities
Ahmed Daoud is Director of Innovation Futures and acting Executive Director of Innovation at the Royal Commission for AlUla. He is a patented inventor, accomplished executive, and accredited innovation management professional. Daoud is an expert on the impacts of innovation on governments and their interactions with their citizenry and residents and has led high profile project with the UAE government and different government entities in the Kingdom. His focus is on the importance of deep compassion - and a strong understanding of stakeholder motivators - in driving innovation capable of solving big problems. At his former post as CTO of a US-based health-tech start-up, he invented patented “compassionate technology” in wearables, IoT, and digital health to tackle complex human and operational challenges across the care management spectrum. Ahmed has also worked in various other industries such as high performance-computing, semiconductors, and edutainment with organizations ranging from early-stage start-ups to the likes of Cray Supercomputers and Microsoft.
Ahmed Daoud Executive Director of Innovation
Ahmed Daoud is Director of Innovation Futures and acting Executive Director of Innovation at the Royal Commission for AlUla. He is a patented inventor, accomplished executive, and accredited innovation management professional. Daoud is an expert on the impacts of innovation on governments and their interactions with their citizenry and residents and has led high profile project with the UAE government and different government entities in the Kingdom. His focus is on the importance of deep compassion - and a strong understanding of stakeholder motivators - in driving innovation capable of solving big problems. At his former post as CTO of a US-based health-tech start-up, he invented patented “compassionate technology” in wearables, IoT, and digital health to tackle complex human and operational challenges across the care management spectrum. Ahmed has also worked in various other industries such as high performance-computing, semiconductors, and edutainment with organizations ranging from early-stage start-ups to the likes of Cray Supercomputers and Microsoft.
Ahmed Daoud Executive Director of Innovation
Payments Leader | Digital Transformation Strategist | Global Markets Expert Nadir Ali brings over 20 years of experience in the dynamic world of digital payments across a diverse range of institutions including banks, fintechs, NBFIs, and FIs. His expertise spans the entire payments ecosystem, encompassing digital wallets, payments aggregation, acquiring, issuing, and digital financing. Throughout his career, Nadir has held executive positions such as Chief of Strategy & Performance, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. This breadth of experience allows him to approach digital transformation with a holistic understanding, encompassing strategic planning, go-to-market strategies, building high-performing teams, merger & acquisitions and achieving operational excellence. Nadir has a proven track record of success in leading digital payments initiatives across the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, Far East Asia, and North Africa. He is a recognized expert in navigating complex global markets and driving growth in the ever-evolving digital payments landscape. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the payments industry and is excited to share his insights at this conference.
Nadir Ali Chief Digital Officer
Payments Leader | Digital Transformation Strategist | Global Markets Expert Nadir Ali brings over 20 years of experience in the dynamic world of digital payments across a diverse range of institutions including banks, fintechs, NBFIs, and FIs. His expertise spans the entire payments ecosystem, encompassing digital wallets, payments aggregation, acquiring, issuing, and digital financing. Throughout his career, Nadir has held executive positions such as Chief of Strategy & Performance, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. This breadth of experience allows him to approach digital transformation with a holistic understanding, encompassing strategic planning, go-to-market strategies, building high-performing teams, merger & acquisitions and achieving operational excellence. Nadir has a proven track record of success in leading digital payments initiatives across the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, Far East Asia, and North Africa. He is a recognized expert in navigating complex global markets and driving growth in the ever-evolving digital payments landscape. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the payments industry and is excited to share his insights at this conference.
Nadir Ali Chief Digital Officer
Filip Nekvinda is an accomplished leader in the global digital landscape, with a distinguished 18-year career spanning diverse industries. Currently serving as the Chief Information and Digital Officer at ALJ Enterprises, he is driving this SR 1+ billion organization's digital strategy and execution to new heights across its four key sectors: Automotive, Healthcare, Logistics, and Diversified Businesses. With a proven track record of spearheading successful digital initiatives across a variety of industries, including aviation, retail, and FMCG, and having worked with high-profile enterprises such as IKEA, Procter & Gamble, Mars, Mondelēz, and Menzies Aviation, Filip brings a contemporary and agile approach to leadership. Under his guidance, ALJ Enterprises is embracing digital innovation, playing a pivotal role in shaping Saudi Arabia's technological evolution and affirming its status as a local digital trailblazer.
Filip Nekvinda Chief Information and Digital Officer
Filip Nekvinda is an accomplished leader in the global digital landscape, with a distinguished 18-year career spanning diverse industries. Currently serving as the Chief Information and Digital Officer at ALJ Enterprises, he is driving this SR 1+ billion organization's digital strategy and execution to new heights across its four key sectors: Automotive, Healthcare, Logistics, and Diversified Businesses. With a proven track record of spearheading successful digital initiatives across a variety of industries, including aviation, retail, and FMCG, and having worked with high-profile enterprises such as IKEA, Procter & Gamble, Mars, Mondelēz, and Menzies Aviation, Filip brings a contemporary and agile approach to leadership. Under his guidance, ALJ Enterprises is embracing digital innovation, playing a pivotal role in shaping Saudi Arabia's technological evolution and affirming its status as a local digital trailblazer.
Filip Nekvinda Chief Information and Digital Officer
Simon is the lead partner for FSI Cyber in the MENA region in Deloitte and has worked with leading FSIs and national security agencies across Asia Pacific and US over the past 24 years. Simon focuses on assisting clients in developing targeted and actionable strategies and solutions to achieve business outcomes whilst mitigating their exposure from both internal and external risks and ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements and industry standards.
Simon Chandran Cyber Partner
Simon is the lead partner for FSI Cyber in the MENA region in Deloitte and has worked with leading FSIs and national security agencies across Asia Pacific and US over the past 24 years. Simon focuses on assisting clients in developing targeted and actionable strategies and solutions to achieve business outcomes whilst mitigating their exposure from both internal and external risks and ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements and industry standards.
Simon Chandran Cyber Partner