Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade CentreTrade Centre 2 - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Sun Oct 17 +04 - Thu Oct 21 +04 (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Oct 17 5:50am - Thu Oct 21 8:45am
Location Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade CentreTrade Centre 2 - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

The undisputed tech event for the last 40 years AI, 5G, Cloud, BigData, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, immersive Marketing, Fintech and thought-provoking conferences, it’s all at GITEX Global

On the occasion of UAE’s Golden Jubilee, GITEX Global Leaders Vision highlights the innovation visions and digital revolutions of the region’s prolific government leaderships.


2021 Speakers

Aastha Das
Principal, Founder & CEO, SHERO Solutions and pupil at GEMS Cambridge International School Dubai

Abbey Palmer
Educational Content Research and Development Lead at the XR Hub, University of Oxford

Abdellatif Tino Waked
General Manager (Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region), UBER

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola
Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari
Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health, UAE

Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram
Group CEO, Emirates Post Group

Abdullah Alanazi
Head Private 5G Deployment, Saudi Aramco

Abdulmajeed Alsukhan
Co-founder and CEO, Tamara

Abe Seksek
COO MENA and Russia, Startupbootcamp

Abed Benaichouche
Aeronautics Engineer, Inventor and Pilot

Abhijit Dasgupta
Director of Data Science, Big Data & Visual Analytics , SP Jain Global School of Management

Adam Brotman
CEO of Brightloom, former co-CEO, President and Chief Experience Officer at J.Crew and former DCO

Adam El Rafey
11-year-old Public Speaker, Innovator, Learning Enthusiast, and Thought Leader

Adam Morse
Filmmaker & Actor

Adir Ron
Cloud Application & Innovation Lead for Middle East & Africa, Microsoft

Ahmad Mourad
EMEA Senior Director, Strategic Solutions Experimentation Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson

Ahmed Al Hujairy
Senior Board Advisor, Bahrain Technologies Companies Society

Ahmed Al-Jeshi
Regional Director, HPC & AI - Middle East, Turkey, & Africa, Intel, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Almarzooqi
Finance, Economy and Statistics Influencer

Ahmed Ameen Ashour
Regional Education Director, Microsoft (UAE)

Alaa Nour
Account Lead for the Buy your time with IKEA campaign, Memac Ogilvy Dubai

Alejandro Serrano Saunders
Health & Wellbeing Fellow for Google for Startups, Co Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, uMore

Alex Coseru
VP of Engineering, Ocean Protocol Germany

Alex Malouf
Corporate Communiations Director, Schneider Electric

Alex Soto Bueno
Director of Developer Experience, Red Hat

Alex Wong
Chief of Special Initiatives, ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau

Alexander Williams
Director of Future Economy, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai

Ali Abuzinjal
Director of Digital Transformation, Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

Aloysius Cheang
Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE

Althea Davis
Managing Partner and CDO, Turn Key Technologies

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund & Senior Blockchain Fellow, Insead

Aman Merchant
Chief Provocateur, Radicle

Amel Chadli
Vice President Strategy & Digital Energy for Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric

Ana Chubinidze
Founder and CEO of Adalan AI

Anatoli Unitsky
Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Designer, Unitsky String Technologies, Inc.

Anatoly Vuets
Head of Data Analytics, LetyShops

Anders Andréen
CEO, Urbanista

Anders Jensen
Managing Director (MENA), Confirmation (part of Thomson Reuters)

Andrea Gallego
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Andrea Traverso
Financial Sustainability and Research Director, UEFA

Andrew Garrihy
Global CMO, DiDi Chuxing

Andy Lombard
Executive Vice President of Innovation and Venture Development, Arizona Commerce Authority

Angelo Rigillo
Head of Enel Innovation Governance Intelligence and Partnerships , Enel Group

Anita Kalegris
Founder & CEO, Ipsum Consulting

Anja Petrovski
Marketing Director, Volkswagen Middle East

Anna Bertoldini
Global Employer Branding Manager, Glovo

Anna Roberts
CEO, AchieveHer

Anna Tutova
CEO, Coinstelegram

Anthem Blanchard
Co-Founder & CEO, HERA Soft

Anthony Stehn
VP Digital Marketing, American Eagle

Antonio Antonuccio
Digital Transformation Director, Injazat Data Systems

Antonio Bocigas
EMEA Telco Director, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Antonio Sanfilippo
Chief Scientist & Program Director, Qatar Foundation

Anubha Maneshwar
Founding Executive Director, GirlScript Technologies & Foundation

Arif Amiri
CEO, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Ashna Mahtani
Learning Architect, School of Humanity

Asmaa Quorrich
Senior Vice President - Marketing, Jumeirah Group

Assaad Yazbeck
Account Manager, AVAYA

Atif Chaughtai
Global Healthcare Market Leader, Red Hat

Avery Akkineni
President, Vayner NFT

Aviv Zeevi Balasiano
VP Technology Transfer, Israel Innovation Authority

Ayesha Al Hosani
Team Leader - Business Solutions, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (Mubadala Investment Company)

Ayhem Alzaaim
CEMEA Telco Sales Director, Red Hat

Baher Al Hakim
CEO, Medicus AI

Bahi Hour
Director of Systems Engineering - META region, Attivo Networks

Bartek Sibiga
Co-Founder, Fanadise

Begum Saygecitli
Middle East Chapter Co-Lead, She Loves Data

Ben Seri
VP of Research, Armis Security

Ben Weisman
Financial Innovation Lead, World Economic Forum

Bocar Ba
CEO, Samena Council

Brett King
Founder and CEO, Moven

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Rami Efrati
Founding member and former Head the Civilian Division, the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office

Bruce Pon
Co Founder & Board Member, Ocean Protocol

Cesar Lopez
CEO, Datumcon

Charlotte Savage
Founder, HaiLA Technologies

Charlotte Skanstad
Head of Technologies and New Businesses, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson

Chris Ivory
Chief Commercial Officer, AST & Science

Chris Kubecka
Distinguished Chair, Cyber Program

Chris Voss
CEO & Author , Black Swan Group

Christian Lau
Chief Technology Officer, Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California Stadium

Christopher Abraham
CEO & Head Dubai Campus, Sr Vice President Institutional Development, Professor of Leadership, Design Thinking & Organizational Behaviour , SP

Claire Matuka
Co-Founder of AI Centre of Excellence (AICE) & Data Scientist, Ada Labs Africa

Colette Heneghan
Managing Director, Optimum Living

Colin Lewis
Marketing Week Columnist, Author eCommerce Best Practice, Educator and Speaker, Multiple award-winning marketer, Investor, Advisor, CMO, OpenJaw Technologies

Cristina Pon
Co-Founder, Ocean Protocol

Csaba Zoltan Moldovan
HiVentures Partner

Daisy Zhu
VP of Wireless Marketing, Huawei

Dalal Buhejji
Executive Director, Investment Origination, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Damara Ingles
Creative Director of Fashion Media and Interactive Virtual Experiences.

Daniela Rus
Director of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

Dara Latinwo
One Young World Ambassador, Deloitte

Darren Guccione
CEO & Co-Founder, Keeper Security Inc.

David Magård
Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure, Division for Digital Development, Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure

David Mertz
Keynote speaker for PyCon events & Senior Python trainer, KDM Training

Dayaparan Iyer
Director of Information Technology, Emarat - Emirates General Petroleum Corporation

Debashis Guha
Director of Machine Learning, SP Jain Global School of Management

Denis Ostir
Senior Director of Global Business Development , Vidaa USA, a subsidiary of Hisense

Dina Mohammad Laity
Director of Data Science, Talabat

Dina Osama El-shenoufy
CIO, Flat6Labs

Dina Saman
Founder & Managing Director, CoinMENA

Dmitriy Dovgan
Head of Data Science, Al-Futtaim Group

Dmitry Denisov
Senior Data Scientist, Fraud Prevention Department, Careem

Dominic Wright
Co-Founder, Generation 3D

Dr Hani Ragab
Associate Professor at the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Director of the Institute of Applied Information Security, Heriot-Watt

Dr Jeremy Williams
Globally recognised NFT expert & NFTeach Podcast Host

Dr Majid Altwaijri
CEO at National Centre for AI, Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA)

Dr Wafae Bakkali
Senior AI & Data Scientist , Credit Agricole

Dr. Abdalla Kablan
Technology Entrepreneur, Investor & Chairman , Wyzer

Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk
Co-Founder and CEO, Staex

Dr. Ali Nadaf
Head of Data Science and Research, Alef Education

Dr. Amit Andre
CEO & Founder, Data Tech Labs

Dr. Ayman Elnashar
Vice President & Head of Technology Research and Development , du

Dr. Bernard Ghanem
Deputy Director of AI Initiative, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi
Chief of the Study Groups Department, ITU Standardization Bureau

Dr. Fatmah Baothman
Ai Researcher & Computer Scientist, King Abdulaziz University, President of Women Engineers Committee, Saudi Council of Engineers

Dr. Guy Diedrich
Vice President & Global Innovation Officer, Cisco

Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi
Executive Director Strategic Affairs, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Hendrik Witt
Chief Product Officer , TeamViewer

Dr. Imran Zualkernan
Professor, American University of Sharjah

Dr. Ivan Reznikov
Senior Data Scientist at Archipelo USA, & DS lecturer, Middlesex University Dubai

Dr. Jane Thomason
Co-Founder, British Blockchain and Frontier Tech Association

Dr. Jennifer Prendki
Founder & CEO, Alectio

Dr. Joe Yeong
Research Immunopathologist, Singapore General Hospital

Dr. Juan Bernabé-Moreno
Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Analytics & AI, E.ON

Dr. Juergen Rahmel
Chief Digital Officer, AI & ML Advisor, HSBC, HSBC

Dr. Khalid Alodhaibi
CIO, Medical Services Department – Ministry of Defense , Saudi Arabia

Dr. Khalil Ramadi
Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Neuroengineering and Translational Medicine, New York University (NYU) & Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu
VP ISM CyberSecurity & Technology Controls (

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos
Strategy & Innovation Advisor, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), SVP Emerging Tech Insights, KnowBe4

Dr. Mayur Datar
Chief Data Scientist, Flipkart

Dr. Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Lead Applied Scientist at Microsoft

Dr. Mohit Gambhir
Innovation Director, Ministry of Education's Innovation Cell, Government of India

Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos
Chief Scientist, Research and Innovation, Republic of Cyprus

Dr. Noah Raford
Founding executive, Futurist-in-Chief and Chief of Global Affairs at Dubai Future Foundation, Founding executive, Museum of the Future

Dr. Paul Aoun
Chief of Governance, American Hospital Dubai

Dr. Paul Hopkinson
Associate Head of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Dr. Prakriti Gaba
Cardiology Fellow, Fellow Brigham And Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ruchi Dana
Partner & Executive Board Member, Dana Group

Dr. Saket Kumar
Chief Data Scientist, Global Premium Services, Google

Dr. Samyr Mezzour
Chief Innovation Officer - Intelligence, Blockchain/DLT, Digital Insurance & Payments, and Cybersecurity , House of InsurTech Switzerland (HITS), a

Dr. Sebastian Grabowski
Senior Executive , Domestic Cloud Operator

Dr. Seth Dobrin
Global Chief AI Officer, IBM Data & AI

Dr. Shameer Khader
Senior Director of AI, Astra Zeneca

Dr. Shriya Srinivasan
Biomedical Engineering Researcher, MIT

Dr. Yasser Altowim
Assistant Director of the National Data Bank, National Information Center (NIC)

Duncan Johnston-Watt
CEO & Co-founder, Blockchain Technology Partners

Elena Sinel
Founder, Teens in AI

Elias Ahonen
Author of Blockland

Elie Habib
Co-Founder and CTO, Anghami

Eman Al Awadhi
Cyber Security and Resilience Expo 2020 Dubai

Emma Johnson
Head – Responsible AI, Standard Chartered Bank

Eng. Ahlam Alsarheed
Executive Director of Information Technology, King Fahad Medical City

Engr. Betty Ugona
Chief Innovation Officer, Research Technology & Innovation, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Enrique Ortega
Managing Director, Gellify Middle East

Eric Eifert
Executive Director, Defense and Cyber Business Unit, Beacon Red

Eric Osiakwan
Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

Eric S. Yoon
Esports Advisor, NFL Alumni Association, Founder & CEO, ESTV & TVK24

Ernesto Ciorra
Chief Innovability Officer, Enel Group

Fadi Pharaon
Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa – Ericsson

Fadi Tahboush
Managing Director, Willie and Nichelson Associates

Farhan Syed
Partner and Head of Advisory, KPMG MESA and Lower Gulf

Farzam Kamalabadi
Global Executive Chairman, HOO Exchange

Felipe Ribbe
Head of Innovation, Clube Atlético Mineiro

Fernando Montero
Lead Copywriter for the Buy your time with IKEA campaign, Memac Ogilvy Dubai

Firdosh Sheikh
CEO & Co-Founder, Drife

Flavio Devide’
OEM Sales Director – Global Accounts, Lenovo Intelligent Solutions Devices Group

Francesco Ferrero
Interim Director, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Francisco Z. Gaspar
Lead CyberSecurity Architect, Telefónica Germany

Fuad Siddiqui
Senior Partner and Vice President, Nokia Bell Labs

Gary West
Managing Director Future Mobility, General Motors

Gaurav Dubey
CEO, tDeFi Accelerator

George Bou Mitri
President and General Manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East, Turkey and Africa

George Eapen
Global CISO and Group Head of Cyber Security, Petrofac

George Fraser
VP for Africa, Amdocs

Guillermo Ruiz
Head of DevRel, Oracle

Gwen Coble
Executive Director of Smart Solutions, EMEA, Lenovo

H.E. Dr. Mariam Mohamed Fatima Matar
Founder & Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA) and Deputy Chairperson, Dubai Cares

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti
Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Cares

H.E. Gabriel Abed
Aeronautics Engineer, Inventor and Pilot

H.E. Maxim Parshin
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Hamad Al Mutairi
Director of the Archives , National Archives of the UAE

Harj Dhaliwal
Managing Director Middle Esst & India, Virgin Hyperloop

Harrison Nnaji
Group Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), FirstBank Group

Hasan Haider
Managing Partner, PLUS.VC

Hatem Dowidar
A-Group Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat

Helal Ismail
Head of Technology, CAFU

Helen Al Uzaizi
Director of Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Youth Start Up, Innovation & Social Impact, Gems Education

Hila Meller
Vice President Security EMEA and APAC, British Telecom

Hind Al Mualla
Chief of Happiness and Innovation, Knowledge and Human Development Authority

Hiren Amin
Lead Partner for Data & Analytics at KPMG Lower Gulf

His Excellency Dr. Amin Al Amiri
Assistant Undersecretary - Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, Ministry of Health

His Excellency Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General Digital Dubai & CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

Hoseb Dermanilian
Global Head of AI & Analytics, NetApp

HRH Sayyida Basma Al Said
Whispers of Serenity Clinic

Hugo Arévalo
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, PowerMBA

Ian Khan
Documentary Filmmaker, the Bitcoin Dilemma

Ibrahim Alshamrani
CSO, Huawei Saudi

Ignacio Astilleros Díez
Global Account Director Telecommunications MEA, Intel Corporation

Ignacio Carnero Ros
Chief Revenue Officer, LaLiga Tech

Igneus Terrenus
Head of Communications, Bybit

Illyas Kooliyankal
CISO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)

Imad Hammad
Founder & CEO, CarSwitch

Irene-Marie Seelig
Co-Founder & CEO, AnamXR

Irina Heaver
Crypto and Blockchain Lawyer

Jack Mccauley
Co-Founder, Oculus Vr

Jad Hindy
SVP - Marketing and Communications, Expo 2020

Jade Mcsorley
Model and Co-Founder, LOANHOOD

Jalal Zaitouni
Regional Director, Aljoodi Technologies

James Bernard
Regional Representative Europe, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre)

James Denton-Clark
Chief Client Officer Karmarama & MD, Accenture

James Spiteri
Principal Product Marketing Manager, Elastic Security

Jamie Broadbent
Head of Digital, Innovation & Design, RBS International (Royal Bank of Scotland)

Jana Marle Zizkova
Co-Founder and CEO, Meiro CDP; Co-Founder and Managing Director, She Loves Data

Jawad Jalal Abbassi
Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), GSMA

Jay Dalvi
General Manager - META, CleverTap

Jeetu Kataria
Founding Director, DIFX

Jelena Matone Zelenovic
CISO, European Investment Bank

Jennifer Belissent
Principal Data Strategist, Snowflake

Jesper Frederik Gottlieb
Vice President, Nuuday

Jesus Ibanez-Parra
Data & Analytics Program Manager, Al-Futtaim Group

Jimmy Jarjoura
Senior Research And Development Engineer - AI Team Anghami

Joe Foster
Retired Founder of Reebok, Founder Member at One Golden Nugget, Guest Speaker, Lecturer at

Joel Dietz
Connection Science Fellow, MIT Connection Science

John Clarke
Chief Executive Officer, Gfinity

John Gray

John Kamara
Director of Machine Learning, Institute of Africa & Co Founder, Ada Labs

John Lillywhite
Google Research Associate, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

John M Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Kerala State IT Parks

John Whelan
Managing Director, Digital Assets, Banco Santander

Jose Pedro Almeida
Data Intelligence Director, Unilabs Portugal

Josef Holm
Founding Partner, Draper Goren Holm

Joseph John Nalloor
Program Coordinator, Media & Communications

Joy Ajlouny
Co-Founder, Fetchr

Juan Iraola
Chief Innovation Officer, Real Sociedad and Sports Innovation Alliance

Juliette Touma
Chief, Advocacy & Communications for the Middle East & North Africa, UNICEF

Jumana Salem
VP Education Tech, Injazat

Kai Ling Ting
Head of Innovation, Etihad Aviation Group

Kareem Ayyad
CEO, Cerebian

Karinna Nobbs
Co-Founder, The Dematerialised

Katie Traxton
Non Executive Board Director, European Sponorship Association

Kayla Isabelle
CEO, Startup Canada

Ken Rutkowski
Founder, Metal International

Kenny Aronoff
Legendary Drummer

Kerri Kasem
Multimedia personality, Founder of KasemCares and former UFC Commentator

Khaled Al Blooshi
VP Digital Projects & Innovation, ADNOC

Khaled Ismail
VP Communications - Europe, Central Asia, Middle East & Africa Region, Tetra Pak

Khalid Dannish
Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain FinTech Bay

Kiran Zachariah
VP Digital Security, Sectrio

Kojo Boakye
Director, Public Policy, Africa, Facebook

Komal Kaundal
Middle East Chapter Co-Lead, She Loves Data

Konrad Dobschuetz
Head of Customer Solutions, (Digital) Health Innovation and BIOME Lead UK, Novartis

Koo Ping Shung
President, AI Professionals Association

Kristina Lucrezia Corner
Acting Editor-in-Chief, Cointelegraph

Lachlan Mackinnon
CEO/Principal GEMS Cambridge School, Dubai

Lauren Bissell
Founder and CEO, Immutable Music

Lee Glazier
Head of Service Integrity, Rolls-Royce

Ligia Kornowska
Managing Director, Polish Hospital Federation

Liu Leo
His Excellency Chairman, HOO Exchange

Magieda Abaza
Co-founder & Head of Operations, Yanzo

Mai Santamaria
Head of Financial Advisory, Department of Finance

Majed Alshodari
CISO, Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG)

Mandip Dulay
CEO, Impact Group

Marc-Antoine Zora
General Manager & District Leader Health systems - Gulf & Levant, Philips

Maria De Frietas
Co-Founder and CEO, uMore

Mariah Idrissi
Model & Official Ambassador, Formula E

Mark Chaban
GM & CTO – Customer Success, Microsoft MEA

Mark Evans
Managing Director – Marketing & Digital, Direct Line Group

Marta a. Tomovska
Director for Public Administration Reform and Egovernment, Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia

Martin Alamri
Head of Sales CEEMEA & Managing Director DACH, Talkwalker

Marwan Hachem

Mary Jo De Leeuw
Advisory Board Member Womentech Network and Coding Girls, Cofounder & Vice President of Women in Cyber Security & Founder, Internet of Toys

Masood Khan
General Manager, YAP

Massimo Cannizzo
CEO, Co-founder, Gellify, Middle East

Mathew Yarger
Head of Mobility and Automotive, IOTA Foundation

Matthew Drinkwater
Head of Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion

Matthew Horobin
Head of Corporate Affairs, Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Matthias Schranner
CEO and Founder, The Schranner Negotiation Institute

Michael Foord
Python Trainer, Consultant & Contractor, Agile Abstractions

Michael G. Cole
CTO, PGA European Tour & Ryder Cup Europe

Mike Alnaji
Director of Content Creators & Brand Partnerships, New Media Academy

Mike Fairburn
Chief Marketing Officer & GM, Sony Music Entertainment Middle East

Mike Heredia

Milvin George
CEO, Lagado Watches

Mimi Nicklin
International bestselling author & an Empathy Advocate, Creative Director (UAE)

Minesh Tanna
Global AI Lead and Solicitor Advocate, Simmons & Simmons and Chair of Society for Computers and Law (SCL) AI Group

Mo Magic
MC, Entertainer

Moaza Al Shukairi
Digital Training Specialist, Telecommunications and Digital Government

Mohamad Sabouneh
Portfolio Manager MENA, Startupbootcamp

Mohamed Tarek Fahmy
Director of Growth and Martech, Careem

Mohammed Al Oghaily
VP Product, Anghami

Mohammed Ismaeel
Senior Vice President Marketing - Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), VISA

Mohammed Rajab
Head of Network & Security, Sharjah Economic Development Department

Molly Bloom
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author

Monica Botez
CMO, Ocean Protocol

Monica Sasso
EMEA FSI chief technologist, Red Hat

Muath Alhomoud
Advisory Board Member for CCISO, EC Council

Nadim Abdulrahim
Global Government Industry Expert, Enterprise Business Group, HUAWEI

Nadimeh Mehra
Vice President, District 2020 – Transition Unit

Nalla Karunanithy
Chief Digital Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Retail

Nasri Nasserddine
Regional Director, Government, Energy & Utilities, Software AG

Natasha D’Souza
Journalist & Contributing Writer, Harvard Business Review

Nathan Swain
Former Security Advisor, UK Government

Naveed Memon
Program Director - Data & Analytics, Emirates

Neil Mcrae
Chief Architect & Managing Director of Architecture & Strategy, BT Group

Nenad Paunovic
Director, Delivery Unit - Team for IT and Entrepreneurship Office of the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Serbia

Nick Barron
Deputy CEO, MHP+Mischief, PRovoke's UK Agency of the Year 2021

Nick Spanos
Founder, Bitcoin Center and Blockchain Center 2013

Nicole Cacal
Professor at Parsons School of Design & Founder & CEO, Forbes Ignite

Niket Doshi
Senior Data Scientist, Emirates

Nithin Palavalli
Founder & CEO, RubiX Network Inc.

Nitin Gaur
Director, IBM Financial Sciences and Digital Assets, IBM

Noor Alnahhas
CEO, Nybl

Nouri Al-Enezi
Co-Founder & Deputy CEO, JustClean

Nuno Amral De Frietas
Director of Strategy & Analytics, Kitch

Ogutu Okudo
Country Manager, SpringRock Group

Oleksandr Bornyakov
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Republic of Ukraine

Oleksii Reutov
Data Science Engineering Manager, SoftServe

Olivia Gambelin
Founder of Ethical Intelligence Associates & Co-Chair, AI Experts Network Criteria Committee, IEEE

Omar Christidis
Founder & CEO, Arabnet

Onica Nonhlanhla Makwakwa
Head of Africa, A4AI Web Foundation

Orhan Osmani
Senior Cybersecurity Coordinator, Telecommunications Development Bureau of International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Ott Velsberg
Government Chief Data Officer, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications

Paul Epping
Co-Founder and Chairman Xponential

Paula Januszkiewicz
CEO and Founder, CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy

Pavel Bulowski
Co-Founder and CMO, Meiro CDP; Co-Founder, She Loves Data

Pedro Pinto Coelho
Chairman, Portuguese FinTech and InsurTech Association

Peter Debenedicts
Chief Marketing Officer Middle East & Africa, Microsoft

Peter Tavener
CFO & COO, Beehive

Philipp Rösler
Former Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy and Technology for Germany

Piero Pelizzaro
Chief Resilience Office, City of Milan

Pierre D’Arbost
GM EMEA, American Eagle

Pranav Sharma
Managing Partner, Woodstock Fund

Pranav Vempati
CEO, Makers Hive

Prateek Rao
Co-Founder, Decentralized Global

Prof. Dr Mihailo Jovanović
CIO, Government of the Republic of Serbia

Prof. Dr. Regiane Relva Romano
Head of Research and Director at Smart Campus FACENS, Head of Innovation at VIP-Systems

Prof. Eric Xing
President, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI)

Raffi Tchakerian
Assistant Professor, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Raja Al Mazrouei
Executive Vice President, DIFC FinTech Hive

Raja Baz
Deputy CTO, Anghami

Ralph Simon
CEO, Mobilium

Ramy Al Kadhi
Senior Partner Sales Manager, Anghami

Rashid Al Awadhi
MEPRA Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New Media Academy

Rashid Hazari
Chief Strategist - Department of Economic Development Dubai, Government of Dubai

Rebecca Morter
Founder and CEO, Lone Design Club

Renata Morais
Associate Professor - Multimedia Design, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Rexy W
Founder, HOO Exchange

Richie Santosdiaz
Head of Strategy, Rise Group

Ritchie Mehta
Founder, Learn Et Al & School of Marketing

Robert Gryn
Founder & CEO, Metahero

Rola Abu Manneh
CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

Roland Daccache
Systems Engineering Manager, MEA, CrowdStrike

Ronald Menzel
Chief Strategy Officer, Dreamscape Immersive

Ryan Johnson
Senior Director - Global Market Access & Government Affairs Lead for Latin America, VIASAT

Saad Pall
General Manager (Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan Region), UBER

Sacha Jafri
Contemporary Artist and ‘The Pioneer of Magical Realism’

Sachin Kumar
Senior Data Scientist, Emirates

Safder Nazir
Senior Vice President - Digital Industries, Huawei

Saleem Alblooshi
CTO, du (EITC)

Salman Arif
Group Product Manager, Borealis AI

Samir Hawa
Head of Healthcare, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Samir Moussa
Vice President Middle East, Amdocs

Sanjeev Kataria
Ex VP of Ebay's AI team, Technical Advisor to the AI Medicine division of Cedars Sinai & Chief Technology Officer, InVision

Sara Al Madani
Fashion Expert, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur

Sarah Mohamed
Group Account Director, Technology Practice, MENA

Satyam Priyardarshi
MD & Chief Data Scientist Officer, Halliburton

Sebastian Blanc
Director of Developer Experience , Red Hat

Sebastián Ramírez Montaño
Creator, FastAPI

Sebastian Stefan
Chief Executive Officer, Load-ME

Shacky Timburwa
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Plus Group

Shane Shin
Founding Partner, Shorooq Partners

Sheraz Ahmed
Head of Business Development, Crypto Valley Association

Sherif Beshara
Group CEO, Mohamed and Obaid Al Mulla Group of Cos, American Hospital

Sherif Kinawy
Head of Network Design and Optimization, Ericsson

Shilpa Karkeraa
CEO & Founder, Myraa Technologies

Shradha Dhupar
Talent Strategy and Learning Lead, Accenture

Siddhartha Thimmavajjalla
Global Executive Director - AI & Machine Learning, Standard Chartered Bank

Simon Harrison
SVP & CMO, Avaya

Simon See
Global Head, Nvidia AI Technology Centre, Nvidia

Simon Seesimon Sharp
Principal, Global Ventures

Sky Kurtz
Founder & CEO, Pure Harvest

Sonia Jorge
Executive Director, Head of Digital Inclusion Program, Web Foundation

Soo Min Kim
Former Miss Korea 2018, Content Creator & Broadcast Host, The Hankookilbo

Sophie Smith
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