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Saudi’s Hottest Tech & Startup Festival

FUTURE TRACK

The Future Track features the latest in future of transport and autonomous tech, smart cities, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and more. Telcos, city planners, automotive companies, and startups gather to discuss what life will look like by 2050.

What We Cover

Cloud
Security, and infrastructure.
Electric Vehicles
Electric grids, charging stations, mechanics, and talent.
Sustainability
Carbon emission, climate change, regulations and government policies.
Artificial Intelligence
Boosting efficiency, data use, and decision making.
 

Future Track Speakers

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Yasser Alobaidan

Jawraa

Yasser Alobaidan

Jawraa

Yasser Alobaidan is a visionary leader connecting industries in the new digital economy and leveraging digital disruption and Web3.0 to transform how government and industry connect. In his current role as Chairman of Jawraa, Yasser directs the company’s operations, including its subsidiaries and each of its five business units. Under his leadership, Jawraa received Saudi Arabia’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license, securing its position as an industry pioneer. Yasser is the architect behind the company’s continuing expansion with long-term projects across the public and private sectors. A prominent regional technology and communications thought leader, Yasser has a strong interest in how the digital economy, Web3.0 and the Metaverse can empower the education sector, creating more engaging distance learning and in-classroom experiences. He has built the foundation for Saudi Arabia’s MVNO industry, propelling the nation’s digital transformation forward as well as creating a new industry. As an entrepreneur, Yasser has co-founded and launched several successful tech start-ups, including Meditari, RUSSAD and Shades House. He is responsible for spearheading revenue growth for a number of companies, transforming them into multi-million dollar enterprises. Able to build effective connections between media, telecoms, and the IT sector, Yasser is a sought- after board member who serves on the board of MeemPlatform and is also Chairman of Edusons and Tharawat Technology.

Ali Alasiri

Meila Digital

Ali Alasiri

Meila Digital

A former Government Executive in Digital Transformation leading Digital Government and Digital Economy. Unleashing the potential of digitizing government operations and services. Unlocking the power of data to leapfrog the private sector contribution in the digital economy. Started Meila Digital to disrupt the GovTech industry and build in the Government 3.0 era. Moving the concept from Service to Experience and portal to platform. Making Digital Health, Digital Finance and Digital Identity a zero headache journey powered by Data and AI and built around citizen. Ali Hold and executive degree from Harvard Business School in Leadership. And also an MIT graduate in Strategy and Innovation Executive Education. www.meiladigital.com

Ahmad Mushtaq

Sohoby

Ahmad Mushtaq

Sohoby

Ahmad is the founder of Sohoby, IT Consultant & Trainer for Web, Mobile, Al & Blockchain technologies. He founded his company 2 years ago and is successfully servicing Saudi businesses with his agency's innovative IT capabilities.

Mohammed Shah

Knowledge Economic City

Mohammed Shah

Knowledge Economic City

A recognised IT executive with about 20 years experience in leading edge IT and change implementation in the Middle East in areas of IT, Smart City, Cloud, ERP, DSS, IT Outsourcing & transforming IT into a Profit Centre. Acclaimed as an agent of change with a track record of successfully implementing complex IT and change projects to a reference site standard meeting challenging deadlines on time and in budget. Twice Awarded as one of the Top 10 IT Managers of the Middle East and featured in numerous published articles in IT, Smart City and Project Management in the region's IT publications.

Mazen A. Melibari

TAM Development

Mazen A. Melibari

TAM Development

Dr. Mazen Melibari is the Chief Technology Officer & Partner of TAM Development. He previously worked as the Chief Research & Innovation Engineer, General Manager of Research and Innovation, and Artificial Intelligence Advisor at the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE). Dr. Melibari also served as an Advisor and Lead Artificial Intelligence Researcher at MiSK Foundation, Google Developer Expert in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and an Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Melibari is the former Chairman of the Information Research Department at the Hajj Research Institute (HRI) and the founder of the Advance & Creative Technologies Research Unit at HRI. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His research interests revolve around developing machine learning algorithms for reasoning under uncertainty and applying A.I. techniques to tackle challenging real-world problems, especially in the area of Natural Language Processing. Dr. Melibari has published his research in top-tier academic journals and conferences, such as the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), and International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). He has been an active participant in local and global software developer communities since he was seven years old. He has recently co-founded Lucidya, a high-tech startup that helps businesses and decision-makers to make smarter strategic decisions using A.I. and machine learning technologies.