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EVENT OVERVIEW

The 2nd Data-Driven Government Conference was successfully hosted in Dubai with the support and participation of key government authorities and ministry from the region including Ministry of Communication and Information Technology – KSA, Digital Government Authority – KSA, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology – Oman, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure – UAE, Ministry of Health and Prevention – UAE, Dubai Health Authority – UAE, and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) – UAE.

 

Building on this success, the 3rd edition will be hosted on 10-11 May 2023, in Dubai, to shed light on the digital capabilities and the future data usage trends for governments. This annual forum is an exclusive gathering for governments and ministries, international technology developers and consultants that highlights the region’s visions, strategies, and best practices for data usage in the public sector to improve decision making and performance in the 4.0 transformation era.

 

The 2023 edition will bring together 300 from the government and public sector, international consultants, and technology experts to build on the discussions of the previous edition and highlight the region’s data-driven government strategies, explore new innovations for data usage and the implementation of related emerging technologies and latest trends. The event will also focus on exploring the latest advanced solutions to establish a secure data management and analytics infrastructure for improving the quality of life for citizens.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Data offers unparalleled opportunities for the governments to enhance their decision-making, service delivery, operations, economic policies, and the quality of life of their citizens. The MENA region’s governments have set strategic goals to position themselves as digital leaders and spearhead the data analytics utilization. As they have realized the importance of data, they have established dynamic strategies, such as the UAE Smart Data Strategy, to capitalize on the opportunities offered by data management and analytics technology.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDANCE

  • Learn and discuss the latest big data & analytics developments from across the region to understand and ensure optimal utilization of generated data.
  • Discuss latest strategies in data analytics field for the advancement of Government and Ministries.
  • Learn and discuss the factors and trends which are impacting the Government authorities for security services and solutions in the Arab Middle East and North Africa
  • Learn how to approach Government authorities in the most cost-effective way to remain competitive in the current market
  • Get insights into data-driven government projects and plans in the region

EVENT IN NUMBERS

200+

Attendees

30

Exhibitors & Sponsors

40+

Speakers & Panellists

5+

Media Partners

10+

Countries represented

WHO ATTENDED IN 2022

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

Government Stakeholders

Consultants

Public Sector Specialist

Solution Providers

2022 ADVISORS

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

Director of Digital Transformation, Sharjah Research Technology and innovation Park Authority, Sharjah

Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Digital Transformation Consultant – Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed

Artificial intelligence Expert and Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates

Abdul Mobeen Khan

Strategy Execution, Program Management, ITSM, Cybersecurity & Governance Practitioner and Trainer, 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

Loay Ghazaleh

Undersecretary Advisor, Ministry of Works, Kingdom of Bahrain

2022 SPEAKERS

H.E Eng. Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi

Director General, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), United Arab Emirates

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

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Ahli

Executive Director of the National Statistics and Data Sector, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Irfan Karamat Ali

United Nations Volunteers, Bahrain

Nabil Aloufi

Vice Governor, Risks and Business Continuity, Digital Government Authority (DGA), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ali Juma Khamis

Director Digital Health Department – Head Office, Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Mr. Adel AlTamimi

Director – Geographic Information Systems, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), United Arab Emirates

Badar Khan

Director of Digital Platforms, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bassel Kassem

Regional Sales Manager, South Gulf & Pakistan, Nutanix

Abdul Mobeen Khan

Strategy Execution, Program Management, ITSM, Cybersecurity & Governance Practitioner and Trainer, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Kalthoom Mohammad

Director Of Hospitals Department and transformation, Emirates Health Services – Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Isha Aljasmi

IT Director, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Future of Data Department and Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis, Ministry of Cabinet affairs – Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC), United Arab Emirates

Dr. Riham Moawad

Strategic development Specialist for Vice Minister, Ministry of communications and Information Technology, Egypt

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

Mrs. Sara Al Zarooni

Director, Data Management and Compliance Affairs, Dubai Data Establishment, Digital Dubai (Smart Dubai), United Arab Emirates

Salwa Al Blushi

Head of Digital Standards and Operations Section – Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

IT Director, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation, Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police General HQ, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Mohammed Ali Alshaya

Technology Executive Director, Ajman Free zone, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed

Artificial intelligence Expert and Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed

Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Franco Adrian Castillero

Digital Transformation Expert, United Arab Emirates

Joseph Byrne

Principal Solutions Engineer, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, Onetrust

Dr. Jassim Haji

President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain

Joseph Musolino

Global Strategy and Sales lead – Fraud and Security Intelligence & Strategic Consultant, Program Manager, Solution Architect, SAS Middle East

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. Mohammad Abdulqader Al Redha

Director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates

Khaled AlJallaf

Director Data Analysis, Research & Studies Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Dr. Borhen Marzougui

Digital Transformation and Smart Cities Expert, Former RTA, United Arab Emirates

Prashant Gangwal

Senior Director, Middle East & APAC, Simplilearn

Jerome Couzy

Domain Expert – Data Governance & Privacy, Informatica

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili

Digital Transformation, 4IR, AI, Big Data, E-Government, Policy and Governance Leader, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Oman

Shafiullah Ismail

Vice President and Head, Information Security, Governance and Risk, Confidential, United Arab Emirates

Thomas Dubus

Vice President EMEA Sales, Avien

Alexey Sidorov

Data Management Director and Chief Evangelist, Denodo

Ozgur Danisman

Vice-President of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Forcepoint

Vincent van der Linden

Sales Director – Benelux, Middle East and Nordics, Cloudian

Yousef Tuqan

Solution Consultant, Coursera

Zachary Rea

Director of Sales Engineering, MicroStrategy

Mohamad Kaouk

Senior Solutions Engineer, F5 Networks

Ahmed Tarek Tawfik

Pre- Sales Manager, EMEA, Incorta

Shantosh Sridhar

Senior Manager – Analytics Delivery, Beinex

Who Will Attend Data-Driven Government DigiConference 2021?

Chiefs, Heads and Engineers from the following departments: 

  • Digital Transformation
  • Data Management
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Corporate planning Strategy planning
  • Business Excellence
  • Business analytics
  • Business Intelligence

CONFERENCE AGENDA

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00 Great Minds opening remarks
09:05 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
Chairman: Abdul Mobeen Khan, Strategy Execution, Program Management, ITSM, Cybersecurity & Governance Practitioner and Trainer, United Arab Emirates
SESSION 1 – Overview of the data-driven government and its role in improving decision making and performance in the region
09:15 Opening keynote address – Nabil Aloufi , Vice Governor, Risks and Business Continuity, Digital Government Authority (DGA), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
09:35 Executive panel discussion 1 – Vision and strategy for data and its role in the MENA region

  • Overview of vision and strategy plans of government authorities on the optimization and usage of data in the region
  • Discussing goal setting, benchmarking, and establishing a reference point to measure your progress
  • Recognizing the transformative potential of data analytics and its role in innovating smart services and improve quality of life for citizens and residents
  • Leveraging data analytics to unlock key information, improve transparency and efficiency in citizen management
  • Identifying and providing the necessary and accurate data for the private sector to support economic development
  • Addressing different regulatory frameworks to manage risks and optime data usage and potential in the region

 

Panelists:

  • H.E Eng. Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), United Arab Emirates
  • 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
  • H.E. Mohamed Hassan Ahli, Executive Director of the National Statistics and Data Sector, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, United Arab Emirates
  • Badar Khan, Director of Digital Platforms, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Moderator: Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed Director of the National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economics and Entrepreneurship, Jordan

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.

  • Industry insight 1 – The Rise of Logical Data Fabric for driving government innovation through data
    • Speaker – Alexey Sidorov, Data Management Director and Chief Evangelist, Denodo
  • Industry insight 2 – By Mohamad Kaouk, Senior Solutions Engineer, F5 Networks
10:50 Technology innovation session 2
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.

  • Industry insight 1 – By Ahmed Tarek Tawfik, Pre- Sales Manager, EMEA, Incorta
  • Industry insight 2 – A Skills-first Approach for the Government of the Future

Speaker – Yousef Tuqan, Solution Consultant, Coursera

11:20 Coffee break and networking
11:50 Panel discussion 2 – Adopting a data-driven government strategy to improve decision making and performance

  • Understanding data sharing capacity from a national data platform perspective to provide effective and easy user access to all available resources
  • Overcoming data silos to build and empower cross-functional teams
  • Utilizing data to validate a course of action before decision making
  • Identifying the right combination of data solutions to make data-driven decisions and create excellent citizen experiences
  • Unlocking the value of location data insights using visualization and other geospatial technologies

 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Digital Transformation Consultant – Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates (Virtual)
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdulqader Al Redha, Director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdulqader Al Redha, Director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili, Digital Transformation, 4IR, AI, Big Data, E-Government, Policy and Governance Leader, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Oman
  • Joseph Musolino, Global Strategy and Sales lead – Fraud and Security Intelligence & Strategic Consultant, Program Manager, Solution Architect, SAS Middle Eat

Moderator:
Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA, United Arab Emirates

12:40 Presentation 1 Data science: smart implementation of machine learning and AI 

  • Discussing the best models in Machine Learning to be applied on collected data to optimize government smart services
  • Exploring latest AI techniques to extract insights and new patterns from new data to enable predictive analysis
  • Classifying the algorithms utilized to update the probabilities after the initial data analysis is generated

 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Jassim Haji, President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain (Virtual)
Session 2 – Embracing intelligent technologies in a data-driven environment
12:55 Technology innovation session 3

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.

  • Industry insight 1 – Risk Adaptive Data Security for today’s Hybrid Workforce
    Ozgur Danisman, Vice-President of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Forcepoint
  • Industry insight 2 – Fueling the Government of the Future with Data

Speakers:

  • Jerome Couzy, Domain Expert – Data Governance & Privacy, Informatica
13:25 Panel discussion 3 – Building a high-performing analytics ecosystem to achieve excellence towards 4.0 transformation

  • Understanding the strategic insights of data in the Information systems transformation
  • Exploring intelligent technologies (ML, AI, RPA, blockchain, augmented analytics, etc.) to understand and achieve operational excellence
  • Leveraging full potential of data virtualization to maximize advanced analytics in modern data architectures
  • Deriving insights with cognitive and predictive analytics to accomplish set goals
  • Aggregating and analyzing data in real time to align critical processes, manpower and technologies
  • Evaluating IIoT technologies to automate and process data which will help optimize decision making and enable transformation

 

Panelists:

  • Badar Khan, Director of Digital Platforms, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
  • Latifa Alshehhi, Director of Future of Data Department and Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis, Ministry of Cabinet affairs – Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC), United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Ali Abuzinjal, IT Director, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed, Director of the National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economics and Entrepreneurship, Jordan

 

Moderator:
Nabil Aloufi, Vice Governor, Risks and Business Continuity, Digital Government Authority (DGA), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

14:10 Technology innovation session 4
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.

  • Industry insight 1 – Insight Democratization: Empower Your Organization with New Innovations to Digital Transformation for Government  Zachary Rea, Director of Sales Engineering, MicroStrategy
  • Industry insight 2 – Bassel Kassem, Regional Sales Manager, South Gulf & Pakistan, Nutanix
14:40 Presentation 2 – Integrating 2D & 3D geospatial data analytics technology in the public sector

  • Utilizing spatial data analytics to solve complex geo-based problems and fact-based decision making
  • Leveraging advanced spatial analytics to effectively examine large data sets and eliminate errors
  • Looking at the analysis of visuals of 2D and 3D spatial technology to understand the corresponding properties and implications
  • Reviewing state-of-the-art technology of spatial modelling to identify key achievements and challenges

 

Speaker:

  • Mr. Adel AlTamimi – Director – Geographic Information Systems, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), United Arab Emirates
14:50 Closing remarks by Chairman
15:00 Networking lunch & end of day 1
15:00 VIP Lunch Strategy meet
TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
Chairman: Abdul Mobeen Khan,Strategy Execution, Program Management, ITSM, Cybersecurity & Governance Practitioner and Trainer, United Arab Emirates
Session 3 – Adopting an operational approach to build a robust data environment
09:15 Keynote session – The road to establish a strong compliance framework

  • Understanding data sovereignty framework of the region and discovering data law challenges
  • Discussing data analytics regulatory framework to ensure optimization of data usage
  • Addressing the need for a data-driven strategy to establish regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Identifying new and emerging risks to data privacy and security and the right policies to prevent them

Speaker:

  • Ali Juma Khamis, Director Digital Health Department – Ministry of Health and Prevention – Head Office, United Arab Emirates
09:35 Panel Discussion 1 – Reviewing the region’s digital capabilities and identifying challenges

  • Exploring key data security challenges related to infrastructure, connectivity, manpower, and technology lag
  • Addressing data governance as a key to manage the security and privacy of data and citizen information
  • Identifying data security controls that can support the quality and accuracy of data insights
  • Implementing most efficient techniques of information privacy on regional data platforms to ensure trust among citizens and residents

Panelists

  • Shafiullah Ismail, Vice President and Head, Information Security, Governance and Risk, Mubadala, United Arab Emirates (Virtual)
  • Dr. Kalthoom Mohammad, Director of Hospitals Department and transformation, Emirates Health Services – Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Adel AlTamimi – Director – Geographic Information Systems, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), United Arab Emirates
  • Shantosh Sridhar Senior Manager – Analytics Delivery, Beinex

Moderator:
Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation Expert United Arab Emirates

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.

  • Industry insight 1 – Privacy Automation: Bridging the Gap Between Compliance & Data Governance
    Speaker: Joseph Byrne, Principal Solutions Engineer, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, OneTrust
  • Industry insight 2 – Secure Connected Data (Cloudian Data Sovereign)
    Speaker: Vincent van der Linden, Sales Director – Benelux, Middle East and Nordics, Cloudian
10:50 Presentation 1 – Data processing and statistical models: The role of imputation for missing data value in detecting fraudulent reports

  • Understanding the interplay of statistics and computation to measure the impact of missing data value
  • Discussing latest imputation methods and their implementation in different stages
  • Classifying data exploration and mining, and handling missing values by applying detection techniques to data sets
  • Exploring successful use of predictive analytics in optimizing information interpretation and data organization

Speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Borhen Marzougui, Digital Transformation and Smart Cities Expert, Former RTA, United Arab Emirates
11:10 Presentation 2 – Key Benefits of Data Driven Governments

  • Why is it important for governments to become data driven
  • How data is changing governments today
  • How can citizens/users benefit from this
  • What is the challenge governments face in becoming data driven
  • What is the way forward

Speaker: Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA, United Arab Emirates

11:20 Coffee break and networking
Session 4 – Upcoming trends in data management
11:50 Technology innovation session 2
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.

  • Industry insight 1: Building a Future-Ready Government Workforce Skilled in Digital Technologies
    Speaker – Prashant Gangwal, Senior Director, Middle East & APAC, Simplilearn
12:05 Presentation 3 – Cloud and Data Adoption in KSA

  • Driving innovations in enterprise data management to enable advanced analytics
  • Exploring the key dimensions of the hybrid environment to understand the hybrid data analytics process (internal and external data, operational data, self-service access and exploration, data lake, and cloud and on-premises etc.)
  • Leveraging the power of hybrid data to overcome key challenges related to on-premise and cloud storage

Speaker:

  • Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
12:25 Panel discussion 2 – Exploring upcoming trends to better understand the future of data in the government sector

  • Exploring data monetization strategies to drive process improvement and financial returns
  • Adopting augmented data management performance as the key function to boost productivity and efficiency
  • Exploring self-service tools to manage data assets effectively and efficiently without requiring specific technical expertise or training
  • Upgrading your visualization techniques to convert data into stories and convey the importance of the analyzed information
  • Adopting blockchain and distributed ledger technology to increase transaction security

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Salwa Al Blushi, Head of Digital Standards and Operations Section – Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and prevention, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Jassim Haji, President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain (Virtual)
  • Mohammed Ali Alshaya, Technology Executive Director, Ajman Free zone, United Arab Emirates
  • Khaled AlJallaf, Director Data Analysis, Research and Studies Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Borhen Marzougui, Digital Transformation and Smart Cities Expert, Former RTA, United Arab Emirates

13:10 Presentation 4 – Overview of current and upcoming data integration strategies

  • Connecting applications to reduce human effort and error, and improve data quality and value
  • Evolving towards cloud integration for a flexible and scalable infrastructure
  • Understanding the planning for metadata management to increase the value of granular data integration
  • Leveraging and combining more data types while analyzing datasets to generate useful insights for integration

Speaker: Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation, Expert, United Arab Emirates

13:25 Closing remarks by Chairman
13:30 Networking lunch & end of conference

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.

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.

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.

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