SPEAKERS

A senior Advisor to the Director General, Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi is currently managing Public Health in DHA too. Prior to joining DHA, he was the Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), Dubai Healthcare City Authority from 2014-2021. He heads Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory (DHCR).

DR. RAMADAN ALBLOOSHI

Senior Advisor to the Director General,

Dubai Health Authority

UAE

Mohammad has been the Executive Director of the Data & Statistics Sector at the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center since 2015. In addition, he served as Director of the Government Sector at Microsoft focusing on business development and increasing the efficiency of government services via digitalization utilizing cutting-edge technology.

H.E. Mohammad Hassan

Executive Director,

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center

UAE

Suleiman is a Chief Specialist - Digital Transformation, with over 16 years of proven track record of excellence, practices, and awards.

Suleiman Mohammad Aldabbas

Chief Specialist,

Dubai Government

UAE

Sven is a consumer-focused engineering leader who functions as the Chief Technology Officer at talabat. Sven has built a team of over 280 engineers and developed several solutions for the food delivery industry.

Sven Herzing

Chief Technology Officer,

talabat

UAE

Stephen Kruger has been with Careem since 2020; he brings his skillset in platform architecture, management, cloud security, solution architecture, and agile methodologies to lead the way forward and make the digital transformation happen.

Stephen Kruger

Chief Technology Officer,

Careem

UAE

A thought leader with experience in digital transformation, technology policy, and government innovation. He is a member expert of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence the committee tasked with the development of a set of ISO Standards on Artificial Intelligence, including ISO 42001 AI Management System

Dr. Sid Ahmed Benraouane

Innovation Advisor,

Dubai Government

UAE

Vineesha Satwani is the advisor of Digital Transformation to senior leadership with experience of developing digital strategies, running transformation programs, and implementing emerging tech like AI in MENA Government and Fortune 500 firms to achieve business goals.

Vineesha Satwani

Advisor - Digitalization to Senior Leadership,

UAE Government

UAE

Mamoun spent 25 years in Information technology roles in the banking industry within local and international banks. Mamoun provides leadership for ADIB for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Group.

Mamoun Alhomssey

GCEO Technology Advisor,

ADIB

UAE

Sampath has more than 25+ years of experience in the banking industry. Specialized n creating business value, employee engagement and strengthening business relationships. He has delivered several large integration programs in multiple regions.

Srinivasan Sampath

Acting Chief Technology Officer,

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

UAE

Mario brings with him 30 years of international experience leading complex IT business transformation projects, system enhancement solutions, information security, and infrastructure development solutions. Prior to his current role, Mario served as Group CIO for Al Naboodah Group Enterprises.

Mario Foster

Group CIO,

Al Ghurair Group

UAE

Ali is a visionary and dynamic executive with a global success record and extensive international experience leveraging technology and innovations to drive cultural change and business transformation.

Ali Katkhada

Group CIO,

Depa United Group

UAE

Mhd Wail is the Chief Information security Officer and Business Continuity Manager at the Department of Digital Ajman and has more than 20 years of experience in Information technology and cybersecurity.

Mhd Wail Khachfa

Chief Information Security Officer,

Department of Digital Ajman

UAE

Wael AbuRizq is an advisor in the field of AI & Advanced Analytics with over 12 years of hands-on experience on building end-to-end artificial intelligence products and strategies.

Wael AbuRizq

AI & Advanced Analytics Advisor,

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)

UAE

Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq is a award Winner of Best AI & Machine Learning use case Implementation for Energy and Utilities Sector 2022 and has proven records of architecting, orchestrating, and running enterprise IT Digital transformations programs.

Awad ElSidiq

Head of AI & Analytics,

ADNOC Distribution

UAE

Soheyl is an all-round strategic and entrepreneurial senior digital and technology leader with 28 years of executive & hands-on experience.

Soheyl Kadjani

Chief Digital Officer,

Rabo Bank

Netherlands

Jacob is an executive Head of IT with more than 24 years of Middle East work experience in delivering innovative, high-quality, and responsive technology-based solutions.

Jacob Mathew

Head of IT,

Government of Abu Dhabi

UAE

Dr. May El Barachi is Director of Computer Science & IT Programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. She is a Computer Scientist, and Smart Technology Expert with degrees in Telecom, Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science.

May El Barachi

Director of Computer Science and IT,

University of Wollongong in Dubai

UAE

Aruna is a Data & Analytics leader, empowering data-driven innovations. She comes with more than 15 years of experience across Real Estate, Hospitality, Entertainment, Telecom, and Retail sector.

Aruna Raj

Head, Data & Analytics,

Emaar Properties

UAE