Driving government
Innovation Through Data

Dubai UAE  
    10 – 11 May 2023

2022 Supporting Partners

Data-Driven Government KSA Whitepaper

Event Overview

Middle east undeniably has undergone a huge digital paradigm shift due to the striking technological disruption across the government authorities with the enormous data produced. There has been tremendous acceptance of digital data across these authorities which has resulted in improving the life of the citizens in the region. Many countries in the middle east have also introduced policies to encourage data sharing by making data and digital technologies as the most important pillar for their future vision and strategies. This has a market opportunity of 255$ billion with captalisation on advancement of digital maturity across the region.

Despite the huge shift, MENA region is yet to explore more opportunities to meet global standards in the areas of data sharing, open data platform, transparency, security, and monetising of data.

In the light of this, the 3rd edition of Data-Driven Government Conference taking place on 10-11 May 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is exclusively hosted to bring together 400+ professionals and experts from the government, ministries, public sector, international councils, alliances, and technology sector to shed light on the digital capabilities, data security, sustainability, and the future data usage trends for the government sector. The distinguished expert panel of speakers will discuss the region’s forward journey to deep dive in implementing data-based infrastructure for moving towards the mega digital world to effectively regulate and support their national socio-economic development.

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WHO ATTENDED IN 2022

Participants that attended the 2nd edition of Data-Driven Government Conference in 2022 included key regional

Government Stakeholders

PUBLIC SECTOR SPECIALIST

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Consultants

Advisors

H.E. Belal Hafnawi

Commissioner

Board Member at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Digitization, Technology, Digital Transformation, AI, IoT, Blockchain, leadership, Strategy and Regulatory Expert), Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Jordan

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

Director of Digital Transformation

Sharjah Research Technology and innovation Park Authority, Sharjah

Badar Khan

Director of Digital Platforms

NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Data Management

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), United Arab Emirates

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader

EY, MENA

SPEAKERS

H.E. Belal Hafnawi

Commissioner

Board Member at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Digitization, Technology, Digital Transformation, AI, IoT, Blockchain, leadership, Strategy and Regulatory Expert), Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Jordan

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

Director of Digital Transformation

Sharjah Research Technology and innovation Park Authority, Sharjah

Badar Khan

Director of Digital Platforms

NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Duaa Abaoud

Digital Director

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fatmah Alabdouli

Director of Data Management & Statistics

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Franco Adrian Castillero

Digital Transformation Leader

United Arab Emirates

Eng. Isha Aljasmi

IT Director

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Konrad Pesendorfer

President

General Authority for Statistics, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Data Management

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), United Arab Emirates

Laila Al Hadhrami

Smart Cities Development Expert

National Energy Center and Former Director of Smart City Building Capacity & Awareness/ Member of National Program of AI and AT, Oman

Eng. Mohammed Ali Alshaya

Technology Executive Director

Ajman Free zone, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi

President

Saudi Society for Data Science and Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader

Ernst & Young, MENA, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed

Director of the National Information System

Ministry of Digital Economics and Entrepreneurship, Jordan

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili

Digital Transformation, 4IR, AI, Big Data

E-Government, Policy and Governance Leader, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Oman

CONFERENCE AGENDA​

Day 1 – 09th November 2022
Day 2 – 10th November 2022
08:15
Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00
Welcome remarks by GM Group – Babita Singh Mishra, Conference Director
09:10
Welcome Note By Conference Chairman
Session 1 – Addressing Government Vision 2030 Roadmap For Digital Transformation And Data Utilization
09:20
Opening Keynote Address – Reserved For Ministry Of Communications & Technology, KSA
09:40
Opening Panel Discussion – Empowering The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia By The Utilisation Of Data Analytics To Improve Quality Of Life
  • Modernisation of public sector with data analytics to enhance quality of life
  • Developing open data platform to improve data sharing between private and public sectors, improve transparency and drive economic growth towards vision 2030
  • Addressing existing regulatory frameworks, setting standards, and removing barriers to manage, share, and re-use data
  • Overcoming key challenges of government critical data privacy and security
Panelists:
  • H.E. Abdulrahman Mirza, General Director of the Center for Research on Educational Policy, Ministry of Education, KSA
  • Ahmed Al Zahrani, Ministry of National Guard, KSA
  • Senior representative from KPMG
Moderator:
  • Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi, Consultant and Advisor to the Minister, King Abdullah University/ Ministry of Education, KSA
10:25
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis.The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
10:25 – 10:35 Industry insight 1 Speaker:
  • Alexey Sidorov, Data Management Director, Chief Evangelist, Denodo
10:35 – 10:45 Industry insight 2 – Senior representative from KPMG
10:45
Presentation 1 – The Foundations And Essentials Of Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Improving the consistency and quality of the key data to produce more accurate and timely information
  • Discovering MDM framework that incorporates best practices for people, process, and technology
  • Understanding the critical capabilities of a master data management solution
  • Utilising of data fabric, data mesh and data catalogue to support design and deployment of reusable data
Speaker:
  • Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi, Consultant and Advisor to the Minister, King Abdullah University/ Ministry of Education, KSA
11:00
Presentation 2 – How Knowledge Management Harnesses the Power of Big Data
Speaker:
  • Scott Matthew Leeb, Engagement Director, Naseej
11:15
Coffee And Networking Break
Session 2 – Transforming Elements In Data Models Across The Government Sector with Advanced Analytics
12:00
Data Adoption In Cloud For Enhanced Performance
  • Securing data in the cloud for encrypted services to ensures safety
  • Challenges and roadblocks of migrating data to the cloud
  • Identifying patterns in data to extract new insights with cloud analytics
  • Driving data integration and unified business processes by implementing a cloud-first strategy
  • Leveraging the power of hybrid data to overcome key challenges related to on-premise and cloud storage
Speaker:
  • Eng. Fahad Alhamed, Chairman of the board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association KSA
12:15
Panel Discussion 2 – Advanced Data Management And Analytics To Transform Data Enterprise Architecture Models Across The Government Sector
  • Establishing data management processes for the collection, storage, and use of data in predictive analytics to increase the efficacy of mission-critical programs
  • Implementing data governance to break down silos, create efficient data centralisation hubs, and develop effective data sharing systems across sub authorities
  • Measuring and enhancing data quality for effective decision making
  • Leveraging data monetisation to obtain quantifiable return on investment
  • Upgrading the operational data framework to optimise the use of data mining and descriptive analytics
Panelists:
  • Prof. Humod Aldosary, Board Member & Professor at College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University, The Saudi Society for Data Science, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim El Badawi, Chief Executive Officer, The Open Data Institute, Dubai, UAE
Moderator:
  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA region, United Arab Emirates
13:00
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis.The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
13:00-13:10 – 12:55 Industry insight 1 – From drowning in data to data driven
13:10-13:20 – 13:05 Industry insight 2 – Senior representative from Snowflake
13:20
Closing Panel – Utilising Advanced Data Analytics Tools To Optimise Generated Data Utilisation
  • Integrating business intelligence and advanced data analytics to capitalise on collected data
  • Identifying the right AI-based technologies for your data analytics strategy (machine learning, NLP, ERP, computer vision, etc.)
  • Looking at the role of cloud computing in improving analytics performance and streamlining projects
  • Discussing the challenges of navigating complex data, privacy, security, centralisation
Panelists:
  • Maha Mohammed Alraqraq, Senior Data Management and Business Intelligence Leader, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), KSA
  • Dr. Duaa Abaoud, Director for Digital Environment, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, KSA
  • Christopher Smeaton, Digital Leader, Consultant
14:05
Closing remarks
14:15
End Of Conference Day 1 And Networking Lunch
08:15
Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00
Welcome remarks by GM Group – Babita Singh Mishra, Conference Director
09:05
Welcome Note By Conference Chairman
Session 3 –Building up data governance, statistics, privacy, and security in the Kingdom
09:15
Keynote session
09:35
Opening panel 1 – Opening panel 1- Challenges in implementation of data sharing for enhanced and better data strategy in decision making
  • Discussing the availability and accessibility of data in a usable format
  • Importance of data sharing in form of official statistics to overcome scalability and storage issues
  • Keeping pace with growing needs in new and complex data stats with latest solution
  • Aligning with international state laws to maintain confidentiality
Panelists:
  • Badar Khan, Director of Digital Platforms, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Eng. Fahad Alhamed, Chairman of the board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association KSA
  • Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed, Information Security & IT Governance Consultant, National Information Center – SDAIA, KSA
Moderator:
  • Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation Director, Boston consulting Group, MENA region
10:20
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
10:20 – 10:30 Industry insight 1
10:30 – 10:40 Industry insight 2
10:40
Presentation 1 – Understanding Discussing data privacy and information security under the data governance laws in the Kingdom
  • Scope of local data protection set by the national data platform
  • Managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of data in enterprise systems
  • Identifying different measures to ensure data security that will lead to sensitive information privacy
  • Looking at the best practices in data security and information privacy to understand the levels of violation and security failure
Speaker:
  • Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, Confidential
11:00
Presentation 2 How to increase cyber security and compliance within organisations
  • Capturing data to remain compliant and be litigation-ready for better data governance
  • Monitoring all relevant tools and platforms in real time to detect compliance or policy violations
  • Preventing and responding to misconduct early with data behavior and threat aware automations
  • Protecting users and their by exercising good governance
Speaker:
  • Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed, Information Security & IT Governance Consultant, National Information Center – SDAIA, KSA
11:20
Coffee And Networking Break
Session 4 – Latest data trends in KSA
12:10
Panel discussion 2 – Exploring latest data trends in the government sector
  • Discussing the role of government sector in developing non-oil sectors with data and AI
  • Integrating data and digital infrastructure in building future smart cities of KSA
  • Transforming blockchain in finance and energy sectors by establishing new processes and service infrastructure
  • Incorporating AR and VR in government operations to enhance data visualisation to ease pattern recognition
  • Achieving operational excellence using intelligent automation
  • Exploring role of 5G in enhancing the decision making in the telecommunications sector
Panelists:
  • Dr. Dabia Alboaneen, Co-founding Board Member, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, KSA
  • Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, Confidential KSA
13:00
Presentation 3 – Role of Blockchain in the Metaverse for the digital transformation of Saudi Arabia
  • Facilitating joint interoperability and functioning of different systems and interfaces without restriction
  • Identifying the inefficiencies and problems to solve in IoT and smart cities with data and payment capabilities of this technology
  • Solving real-world problems across industries while retaining public auditability and preserving the privacy of personal data
  • Measuring the actual supply and demand in the country across scenarios with the regular data feeds
  • Allowing decentralisation to ensure the full functioning of the metaverse where all the participants / authorities can see the same virtual world for better decision making
Speaker:
  • Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation Director, Boston consulting Group, MENA region
13:20
Chairman’s closing remarks
13:30
End of conference and networking lunch

WHY GET INVOLVED

GET IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET MARKET

Get access to key government authorities involved with ongoing and upcoming data management and analytics in the region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVENESS

Learn about the challenges faced by the region’s key organizations and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them

GENERATE STRONG
LEADS

Learn about data management requirements of key government authorities and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

GAIN PROJECT
INSIGHTS

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current governmental projects from across the region and spot opportunities.

RAISE YOUR BRAND AWARENESS

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

Who should sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available; a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives.

SPONSORS

Silver Partner

Data Management Partner

Silver Partner

Silver Partner

Silver Partner

Media Partners

Key Research Partner

Research Partner

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available, a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives.
For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 4 568 7800

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