First Time in the Region
Global Head, Future of FinanceCiti
Founder and Group CEOYAP
Vice President, Strategic VerticalsUnifonic
Co-Founder & CEOPluto Card
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work ApplicationsGovernment of UAE United Arab Emirates
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama
has been appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in
October 2017, and then was appointed as Minister of State for Artificial
Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications in July 2020.
His responsibilities include
enhancing the government performance levels by investing in the latest
technologies and tools of artificial intelligence and applying them in
Omar Sultan Al Olama is Spearheading
UAE efforts to be positioned as a global leader in Digital economy, With the
focus to enhance UAEs digital economy contribution to the GDP.
His Excellency is also focused on strengthening the UAE’s position as a global
reference in remote work applications.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama
is currently the Managing Director of the World Government Summit. He is also
a member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy
Managing Director of the Foundation. He is also Chairman of Dubai Chamber of
In November 2017, the UAE government announced
selecting HE. Omar Al Olama as a member of the Future of Digital Economy and
Society Council at the World Economic Forum.
During his work in the Future
Department at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, His Excellency participated
in developing the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy that aims to position the UAE
as the best country in the world. He also participated in developing the UAE
4th Industrial Revolution Strategy that aims to promote the UAE’s
status as a global hub for the 4th Industrial Revolution and
develop a national economy based on knowledge, innovation and future
technologies. Prior to his appointment, His Excellency worked on developing
the UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy, making it the first such strategy
of its kind globally.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama worked
in several sectors including the banking sector, telecommunications, private
enterprises and government. H.E. also worked on developing and executing
strategies, risk analysis, change management and scenario planning.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama holds
a Diploma in Project Management and Excellence from the American University
of Sharjah and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American
University of Dubai.
Officer in Capacity Building,ENISA - European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, UK
Senior Coordinator (Cybersecurity),International Telecommunication Union, Geneva
Senior Consultant and Technical TrainerSpectrum Networks
VP, Strategic verticalsUnifonic
Head of Global Marketing, Business Strategy, and Digital Endpoints BusinessRadisys
Sales Director for Southern Europe, the Middle East and TurkeyControlUp
Cyber Security CoE LeaderIngram Micro Inc.
Chairman of Technology & Digital Economy CommitteeBahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Senior Advisor, Arab Regional Office,International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Egypt
Senior Manager – Solution Engineering METARiverbed
Director of Services Sales, EMEANutanix
CEO and FounderNetSol Technologies Ltd
Head of Cyber and New Technologies Unit, Programme Management Officer,United Nation Office of Counter-Terrorism/ UN Counter-Terrorism Centre
Ms. Akvile Giniotiene is Head of Cyber and New Technologies Unit at the United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre, Office of Counter-Terrorism. She leads Global Counter-Terrorism Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies, which supports Member States, international and regional organisations and United Nations entities in building knowledge and raising awareness of terrorist use of new technologies and enhancing their technical capacities to prevent and counter this phenomenon through policy responses, cyber resilience and criminal justice response.
Prior to joining the United Nations, she had served for 25 years in different capacities for the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, including as the Deputy Director of the State Security Department, Deputy Chair of National Security Authority, and in private sector, where sh has been an active participant of international cybersecurity dialogue and capacity building initiatives and assisted governments in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America in the development of national cybersecurity strategies and critical information infrastructure protection frameworks.
VP of Secure Communications Engineering, Secure Systems Research Center,Technology Innovation Institute (TII), UAE
Jean-Pierre Giacalone is Vice President of Secure Communications Engineering at the Secure Systems Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center. He is responsible for carrying out advanced research that makes communications in systems safer and more secure with a focus on improving resilience of cyber-physical and autonomous systems.
Giacalone is a systems technology leader and implementer with a career filled with innovations and technical achievements that have strengthened revenue and competitive advantage for Fortune 500 firms. He is a hands-on leader and dedicated doer who delivers technical vision by building as well as leading and mentoring collaborative advanced hardware and software development teams across the world.
Prior to joining TII, Giacalone worked as Expert in Software Architecture for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems at Renault, and as Principal Engineer and Architect within the Mobile Systems Technologies group at Intel, specialising in video systems.
In his earlier career, Giacalone spent 12 years at Texas Instruments and at Sensata Technologies in roles including Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. Previously, he engineered dedicated integrated circuits, among the largest conceived in the mid-80s, for the underwater defence domain.
Giacalone holds 19 patents and has published over 15 technical papers with hundreds of citations.
He has an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electronique, Electrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT) in France.
GM of Cybersecurity and Data Governance,The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia
Sultan has an extensive IT and Cybersecurity management experience locally and internationally. He is now leading all regulatory affairs 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.
Global Thought Leader in Cyber Security & Technology, Energy Sector Founding Partner & Board member,Women in CyberSecurity MiddleEast (WiCSME), Kuwait Kuwait
Dr. Reem is a Global Thought leader in Cyber Security and Digital Transformation, A Certified Innovation Leader (CIL) and a Fellow in the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (FIKE), A Fellow in the UK-Gulf Women in CyberSecurity, A Global Mentor in the UN’s ITU Women in Cyber Mentorship Program. First United Nation’s Civil Society Stakeholder's Representative from Women in CyberSecurity Groups who delivered an official Statement at the United Nations' Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Security 2021-2025 located in United Nations Headquarters, New York (Copy of Statement available on UN's OEWG website provided above).
With more than two decades of experience, She had excelled in leading significant changes to the maturity of CyberSecurity and Digital technology in Energy sector on various levels which is closely linked to Kuwait’s National CyberSecurity posture and Digital Oil Fields transformation journeys.
She is a Passionate, Empathetic, and Servant leader whose valuable contribution to cybersecurity and technology is quite recognized at national, regional and international levels. She promotes Diversity as she is the Head of Gender PMO in Kuwait’s Oil Sector Council of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). She is Founding Partner and Board member of Women in CyberSecurity MiddleEast (WiCSME) with more than 1800 members.
Having a number of Academic and Professional degrees such as Engineering, MBA, PhD and Harvard’s Business School Executives Program provides her with a great mixture of technical and management skills that enrich her current Leadership role.
Dr. Reem represents her country in a number of regional and global program and forums, and is recognized as an “Innovator” and “Wild Card” who continues to ‘push the envelope’ to get to the most optimum outcome on an initiative or a project. She is an Awards winner of various national, regional and global accolades such as Global EWF’s Regional Leadership Award, ranked #1 at IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Security & Fire, MESA’s Women Security Leaders Award, IDC’s Top 50 Women Achievers (Business and Digital Transformation Leader), and The Arab CISO of the Year.
She’s a very active contributor to Cyber Security Community promoting collaboration via sharing of knowledge “#StrongerTogether”, organizing various CyberSecurity related workshops/events and forums, as well as participating in various national, regional, and international forums as Judge in various Prestigious Awards, as Civil Society Stakeholder at United Nations' Open-ended Working Groups Forums, an Advisory Board member and a Keynote Speaker. She contributed as Co-Author various publications including SPE Articles, MIT Review Articles, CyberSecurity Books and PhD researches. Dr. Reem is a community member in the World Economic Forum’s Program “Cyber Resilience in Oil & Gas”, and in the “Women in Security & Resillience Alliance (WiSCERA). She’s a TEDx Speaker where her TEDx Talk is titled “Let your passion lead the way” to inspire others to follow their dreams.
She is a true inspiration to a number of young Women to strive for more. As she strongly believe that when any Woman Rise, we ALL as women Rise along with her.
Cloud Sales LeaderInformatica
Director SustainabilityDirectorSustainability PwC Middle East
Principle Sales EngineerCitrix
CEOMarshal Fintech Partners
Chief Researcher, Acting Chief Researcher,Cryptography Research Center and Autonomous Robotics Research Center, TII
Dr. Najwa Aaraj is the Chief Researcher at the Cryptography Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII). Dr. Najwa leads the research and development of cryptographic and quantum communication technologies, including post-quantum cryptography (PQC) software libraries and hardware implementations, lightweight cryptographic libraries for embedded and RF systems, cryptanalysis, quantum key distribution, quantum random number generation, and applied machine learning for cryptographic technologies.
Dr. Aaraj earned a PhD with Highest Distinction in Applied Cryptography and Embedded Systems Security from Princeton University (USA). She has extensive expertise in applied cryptography, trusted platforms, security architecture for embedded systems, software exploit detection and prevention systems, and biometrics. She has over 15 years of experience with global firms, working in multiple geographies from Australia to the United States.
Before joining TII, Dr. Aaraj was Senior Vice President of Products & Cryptography Development at DarkMatter, a cyber-security leader based in the UAE. She was formerly at Booz & Company, where she led consulting engagements in the communication and technology industry for clients globally. She also held a Research Fellow position with the Embedded Systems Security Group at IBM T.J. Watson Security Research in New York State, and with the Intel Security Research Group in Portland, Oregon, where she worked on Trusted Platform Modules and contributed to an early prototype of a TPM 2.0 based firmware. She also was a Research Staff Member at NEC Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey.
Dr. Aaraj has written multiple conference papers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) journal papers and book chapters, and received patents on applied cryptography, embedded system security, and machine learning-based protection of Internet of Things (IoT) systems.
She is a Board Member and adviser to multiple security and Machine Learning start-ups.
Head of Sales for Mobile Networks in Middle East & AfricaNokia
Chief AI ScientistHuawei Cloud China
Dr. Qi Tian is the Chief Scientist
in Artificial Intelligence of Huawei Cloud, an IEAS Academician, and IEEE
Dr. Tian joined Huawei in 2018
as the Chief Scientist in Computer Vision at the Noah's Ark Laboratory and
later joined Huawei Cloud.
In his over 20 years of
research career, Dr. Tian focuses on image content understanding, which is a
core area in computer vision. He has contributed to a series of influential
research in areas such as large-scale image retrieval, person re-identification,
automated machine learning, and pre-trained large models.
Dr. Tian has published more
than 650 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and won the
Best Paper Award/Best Student Paper Award at eight major international
conferences. As of April 2022, Dr. Tian's scientific works have been cited over
37,300 times by scholars worldwide, with an H-index of 91 and an I-10 index of
Vice Chairman & PresidentXPENG China
Gu joined XPeng Motors (XPENG), a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer
and technology company, as Vice Chairman and President in 2018. Brian has held
various leadership roles concerned with XPENG's business, investment, and
international expansion strategies.
is a veteran M&A banker with 20 years of investment banking experience; he
has previously served as J.P Morgan's Managing Director, Chairman of Asia
Pacific Investment Banking, and a member of its Global Strategic Advisory
Minister in charge of Digital Transition and Administration ReformMorocco Morocco
VP EMEAMETA Germany
Gifford is the new Vice President for Meta in Europe, Middle East and Africa,
taking over from Nicola Mendelsohn, who earlier this year became Vice President
for the Global Business Group.
joined Meta in January 2020, and has represented Meta to partners,
policymakers, non-profits and community organisations across 34 countries in
Central Europe, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region as
well as Eastern Europe and Russia.
has over 30 years’ experience working for leading technology companies
including Hewlett-Packard (HP), where she led the software and digitisation
business for German-speaking countries, and Microsoft where she held a wide
variety of senior management positions across the region. Angie serves as a
member of the board of the German-American transatlantic association
“Atlantik-Brücke” and is part of the corporate supervisory board of
CEOTechnology Innovation Institute (TII) United Arab Emirates
Dr. Ray O. Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of the
Technology Innovation Institute (TII), which aims to be a leading global
research center dedicated to pushing the frontiers of knowledge. In this role,
Dr. Johnson will work on shaping the strategic direction of the Institute and
lead the execution of its growth strategies to achieve operational excellence.
Dr. Johnson brings to TII more than four decades of
experience in global technology leadership, making strategic investments in
disruptive technologies, and developing business strategies that resulted in
several new billion-dollar lines of business. He also holds outstanding
networking capabilities and has met with leaders in the highest echelons of
government, industry, and academia. He is frequently sought after as a speaker
at global forums on business, strategy, innovation, and education.
Prior to joining TII, Dr. Johnson was an Operating
Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a top-tier American venture capital
company that has been part of 130 IPOs in the last 50 years. Founded in 1911,
Bessemer Venture Partners is the oldest venture capital firm in the USA. Earlier, he was Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, in Maryland, USA, where he was
responsible for operational performance and the associated board-reportable
metrics. He led Engineering and Technology, Production Operations, Global
Supply Chain, Program Management, and Logistics and Sustainment, while managing
more than 72,000 people working on over 4,000 programmes. He also led the
Advanced Technology Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a profit and loss
(P&L) centre focused on generation-after-next technologies.
Previously, Dr. Johnson was Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer at Modern Technology Solutions, Inc, where he developed
business strategies, implementation plans, and executive-level metrics to
refine the company’s strategic direction and vision. Prior to that, he was
Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager at SAIC, a premier
Fortune 500® technology integrator and leader of US digital transformation
efforts. In this role, he turned around and realigned four entities within the
company and led and won a competitive multi-year US$800 million program.
Dr. Johnson holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical
Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, USA. He earned
a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater,
Oklahoma, USA. He is a Full Academician of the International Academy of
Astronautics, and a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering
and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Co-Founder & CEOKaspersky Russia
Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned
cybersecurity expert. He is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of
Kaspersky, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity
accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in
1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the
encrypted virus, and then develop a removal tool for it. Eugene’s curiosity and
passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious
programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection
of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky’s antivirus
database. In 1997 Kaspersky was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s
antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky’s CEO.
Today Kaspersky operates in almost 200 countries
and territories, and has 34 offices in 30 countries.
CEO EMEA & LATAMPalo Alto Networks United States of America
As CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin
America (LATAM), Helmut is responsible for all go-to-market functions across
EMEA and LATAM. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks in 2022, Helmut was CEO of
Orange Business Services (OBS), leading its global organization of 28,000
employees and supporting the digital transformation of enterprise customers
around the world. Prior to OBS, Helmut held leadership positions across Europe
at Avaya Inc., NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria.
Helmut holds a Ph.D. from Vienna University for Economics and
Business (WU), and speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
Co-Founder & COOThe Sandbox France
Borget is the Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox decentralized Metaverse, a
virtual world where players can create, play, own, govern and monetize their
experiences using NFTs & SAND, the main utility token of the
platform. Sebastien also became the President of the Blockchain Game
Alliance in 2020, a non-profit organization of 300 key members of the industry.
He was recently named #4 in the Top #100 2022 most influential people in crypto
by CoinTelegraph https://cointelegraph.com/top-people-in-crypto-and-blockchain/sebastien-borget. The Sandbox has been featured in TIME100 Top 100 most
influential companies of 2022 by Times magazine https://time.com/collection/time100-companies-2022/6159401/the-sandbox/
General ManagerIT6 Morocco
Global Innovation Officer & SVPCISCO Systems Inc. United States of America
Dr. Guy Diedrich is a Senior Vice President and the Global
Innovation Officer at Cisco, where he is responsible for its Country Digital
Acceleration (CDA) and Networking Academy programs. In this role, Dr. Diedrich collaborates
closely with government and industry leadership around the world to drive
mass-scale digitization initiatives that help increase GDP, create millions of
next-generation jobs, and develop sustainable innovation ecosystems. CDA
operates in over 40 countries and has more than 1200 active or completed digitization
projects since its inception in 2015.
Cisco’s Networking Academy operates in 180 countries and has trained
more than 13 million students in networking and cybersecurity skills over the
past 25 years. Dr. Diedrich continues to grow and evolve the programs into new
markets, and build trust with government, industry and academic stakeholders.
Prior to his current role at Cisco, Dr. Diedrich was a Vice
Chancellor at the Texas A&M University System where he was responsible for
research, commercialization, strategic initiatives, federal and state
President, EEMEAMastercard United Arab Emirates
Dimitrios Dosis is president of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) at
Mastercard and a member of the company's management committee.
He is responsible for driving the company’s global strategy across 80+ markets and
leading Mastercard’s journey to bring new payment solutions and services to the
region, spanning safety, security, data, artificial intelligence, as well as advancing
social progress and inclusive growth. Under his leadership, Mastercard is advancing
its ambitions as the only true multi-rail technology company, collaborating with a
diverse range of public and private sector partners to enhance the region’s digital
Dosis was previously president of Mastercard Advisors, the company’s services arm,
where he accelerated the use of predictive technologies to advance the company’s
industry-proven problem-solving skills and leveraged data-driven insights and
analytics to help retail and banking customers solve pressing business issues.
Dosis has more than 20 years of experience in technology, transaction banking and
management consulting, and serves on the Board of Directors for ATHEX (Athens
Stock Exchange). He holds an MBA and PhD from the European Business School, as
well as a Master of Economics from the University of Hagen
VP Global Innovation Policy and CommunicationsAmazon United States of America
is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and
Communications. An Amazon VP for over 22
years, Paul has long participated in Amazon’s history, culture, and methods of
sustained, customer-obsessed innovation guided by the company’s Leadership
Principles. He frequently represents
Amazon to external organizations and internal colleagues worldwide.
The founder of
Amazon’s global public policy organization, Paul built and led the team and
served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February
2000 to May 2016. Paul has testified before the United States Congress over 30
times and dozens of times before other policymaking bodies around the world. He
has met hundreds of times with political leaders, heads of state, cabinet
ministers, US Representatives and Senators, US governors and mayors, and has
negotiated policy agreements with many of these governors.
Paul is both an
engineer, scientist, and attorney and has brought his expertise to advise
numerous policy and technology organizations during his career. He served as
Senior Legal Advisor to a commissioner of the US Federal Communications
Commission; co-founded and led the computer industry’s Internet Access
Coalition, which successfully blocked the imposition of telecom access charges on
Internet access; and chaired the technical subcommittee of the US Federal
Aviation Administration’s advisory committee that recommended allowing
commercial airline passengers to use portable electronics during taxi, takeoff,
Paul serves on the
board of a number of organizations in the US, advising on economic development,
technology, education, and public affairs. He lives with his family outside of
Washington, D.C. in the United States.
General DirectorNational Agency of Information Technologies and Communication (ANPTIC) Burkina Faso
CEORIZEK & Barq EV
Head of ADDMorocco Morocco
Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality United Arab Emirates
Currently, a foreign correspondent
for one of Africa's leading news stations - Channels TV - she reports on
stories of global and African interest in the Middle East and has interviewed
several high profile personalities including CEO Dubai Tourism Issam Kazim,
Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Steve Harvey, Akon, world renowned
British artist Sacha Jafri (creator of the world's largest painting on canvas),
Congolese tycoon - Eric Mandala, World Heavyweight Champion - Francis Ngannou
and many others. With over 10 years of multi-media experience, a laudable TV
broadcasting career as well success in various leadership positions, Mayowa stands
as an expert in event compering (MC), public and motivational speaking.
She has been recognised as Media
Personality of the Year 2021 by Lovin Dubai, 1 of 12 Inspirational and
Entrepreneurial Women In The UAE 2021 by the UAE Africa Networking Group, as
well as Nominee, 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 2021
and Nominee, Future Africa Awards Nominee 2019.
She is the co-author of ‘The Black
& African Guide To Moving To UAE’ and is currently writing her first
PerformerSensorium XR Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
Abdelaziz Al Maazmi has played a necessary role in positioning and
defining the role of the Establishment since 2007
Driving the Establishment’s growth, Abdelaziz has significantly
contributed to Support the young entrepreneurs. Abdelaziz commitment
to spearhead an entrepreneurship culture among the UAE nationals has
generated tangible results.
As part of his aim to offer exclusive support to members of the
Establishment, Abdelaziz facilitated key cooperation agreements with
several leading private and public sector organisations.
Abdelaziz Al Maazmi became as well a part of Young Entrepreneur
Competition organizer and in the Young Business Leader Awards since
2008. His responsibilities as a member to support the Young students to
start their businesses and Evaluation projects and businesses who apply
for the Young Business leader award among the Middle East.
He has rich experience to know how Conduct studies & researches to
identify SMEs needs related to the requirements of start-ups, licensing,
partnerships and establishing companies.
Al Maazmi has more than 20 year experience working in several
Co- FounderBYJU’S India
Divya Gokulnath is the
co-founder of BYJU’S – the world’s leading edtech company. As a teacher
and member of the board, she is a firm believer in curiosity-led learning and
putting students in the driver’s seat. After playing a key role in
setting up and expanding brand BYJU’S in the Indian market, Divya is now
actively building and scaling BYJU’S international business across multiple
A strong supporter of
women at work, and mother to two young children, Divya strikes the delicate
balance between work and life perfectly.
Featured on Fortune 40
under 40 entrepreneur 2022 list, and winner of Fortune Most Powerful Women
(2022, 2021, 2020), Express AWE Awards - Woman Entrepreneur of the Year,
Education (2022), MAKERS Women Entrepreneur of the Year (2021), ASU GSV Power
of Women (2021) award, Business Today's Most Powerful Women (2019, 2020, 2021)
award, LinkedIn Top Voices in Education (2019,2020) (India and Global) and
Forbes Asia’s 25 Most Powerful Women (2020), Divya is a strong advocate of
cherishing childlike curiosity.
CIOSiemens Energy Germany
Dr. Kian Mossanen studied Business Administration at the Friedrich-Alexander
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he also worked as a research
assistant to the Chair of Business Informatics during his doctorate.
In parallel Kian also worked as a doctoral student at Siemens AG. On
completion of his doctorate, Dr. Mossanen moved to the Benteler Group where
he was, in his last role, responsible for the IT of Benteler Automobiltechnik
From Benteler he moved to OSRAM Licht AG where he was Group CIO until the
end of 2017, after which he moved on to become CIO of the Dräxlmaier Group.
Kian then assumed his current role as CIO of Siemens Energy
Founder & CEOSomnium Space Czech Republic
FounderCAFU United Arab Emirates
SVP, International Secure PowerSchneider Electric Russia
Makarochkina is Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Secure Power Division at
Schneider Electric, leading more than 1000 seasoned professionals in delivering
innovative solutions to empower channel partners and support customers with
successful digital transformation projects and achieving sustainability goals.
Electric Secure Power Division provides complete physical infrastructure
solutions for data centers, distributed IT environments, and industrial
applications. As SVP, Natalya is responsible for business success within
multiple geographies - Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, South America and CIS.
is a passionate and charismatic executive with strong expertise within the IT
and Energy Management industries. Her previous leadership roles include senior
management and sales positions within major international technology companies
including HPE, Philips, Oracle, 3COM and others. She holds an Executive MBA
from the University of Antwerp, and Masters degree from the Higher School of
is a confident, credible and knowledgeable speaker, able to address a broad
range of topics from the digitalisation of sectors to emerging technologies
such as edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the decarbonisation of
data centers and IT services.
experience together with her time invested face-to-face with customers and
end-users in some of the fastest growing global economies, means she can speak
insightfully and at first hand to the challenges and successes of delivering world-class
digital infrastructure to meet the needs for speed, efficiency and
sustainability in the current age.
SVP - Head of RTB and PMOKotak Mahindra Bank
Chief Executive OfficerMicroavia United Arab Emirates
FinTech Sector Head DIFC
CEO & Co-FounderRASAN / Tameeni
SVP – Digital IndustriesHuawei Middle East United Arab Emirates
AdaptiKa & Lecturer, Stanford UniversityCEO of Tech United States of America
CEO Bayut & Dubizzle (AE) United Arab Emirates
CEOBe Mobile Africa
Director, Regulatory Policy Development Capital Market Authority
Head of Trends and Innovation, Knowledge & Impact SectorAbu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority United Arab Emirates
CEOT-Hub Foundation (IN)
Director of ExpansionAstroLabs United Arab Emirates
Chief Technology Officer Spring Health (US)
CEO and Managing DirectorSelfdrive.ae United Arab Emirates
Selfdrive.ae is the largest car rental
subscription platform in UAE.
Making it the region's first car rental & leasing platform to
offer cars direct from the dealerships.
From the concept that stated from a one-desk workstation, Soham has
led Selfdrive.ae to several milestone & has achieved 2 million days of
reservation, Expanded its operations in 6 countries in GCC & the platform
manages assets worth of 500 million US dollars.
Vice PresidentIBM Cloud and Cognitive Software , IBM United Arab Emirates
Head of Business Development of the Free ZoneDMCC United Arab Emirates
Belal Jassoma is the Head of Business Development of the
Free Zone arm of DMCC, the most interconnected Free Zone in the world, and a
leading trade and enterprise hub.
After joining DMCC in January 2011, Belal assumed the
roles of Products & Services Development Manager and Senior Business
Development Manager before taking on his current position in January 2018.
Belal has been instrumental in expanding the Free Zone
offering, introducing new products and services, member engagement programs,
and developing key strategic relationships which resulted in both business
growth and member retention. As part of his current responsibilities as Head of
BD, Belal leads several key functions for DMCC including corporate sales,
business setup, partnerships, and product development. DMCC is now home to over
18,000 businesses and was named Global Free Zone of the Year by the Financial
Times’ fDi Magazine for 7 consecutive years.
Belal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration from the American University of Sharjah and brings over 15 years
of experience in real estate, investment and government administration.
Software ArchitectDigital Dubai Authority United Arab Emirates
Creative DirectorDecentraland Spain
MD East AfricaNorrsken Rwanda
Technical Lead Digital Dubai Authority United Arab Emirates
Software EngineerDigital Dubai Authority United Arab Emirates
Solutions ArchitectDigital Dubai Authority United Arab Emirates