Riyadh front expo
Riyadh front expo, RPPJ+92 King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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Event Date Tue Feb 1 +03 - Thu Feb 3 +03 (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Jan 31 4:00pm - Wed Feb 2 4:00pm
Location Riyadh front expo
RPPJ+92 King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Region EMEA

LEAP is the global platform and unique event for future technologies and the most disruptive technology professionals from around the world. It is where progress is accelerating most, and cutting-edge technologies are getting adopted first.

We bring together the world’s greatest minds; from leading tech corporations, inspiring pioneers from global start-ups and venture capitalists with the means to make it all happen. If you are seriously interested in new technology and its positive, unlimited potential, you just cannot miss it.


2022 Speakers

Wael Al Torabi
CEO, Qewam Virtual Incubator

Abdullah Asiri
Founder & CEO, Lucidya

Steven Bartlett
Founder, Social Chain

Roberto Carlos
FIFA World Cup winning footballer with Brazil and played for Real Madrid

Lord Stephen Carter
Former Minister of Communications UK & Group CEO, Informa PLC

YoungCho Chi
President & Chief Innovation Officer, Hyundai Motor Group

Ricky Corker
Chief Customer Experience Officer, Nokia

Edwin Diender
Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Huawei Enterprise

Chinedu Echeru
Co-Founder, Love & Magic

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO, Ericsson

Luís Figo
Ballon d’Or winning footballer with Portugal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan.

Maëlle Gavet
CEO, Techstars

Ahmed Hattan
Entrepreneurship Director, KAUST

Aongus Hegarty
President, International Markets, Dell Technologies

Stephane Houdet
World's #1 Paralympic Tennis Player

Richard Houston
CEO, Deloitte North & South Europe

BJ Jenkins
President, Palo Alto Networks

Peggy Johnson
CEO, Magic Leap

Eugene Kaspersky
CEO & Co-Founder, Kaspersky

Christian Klein

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak
CEO & Board Member, Saudi Venture Capital Company

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

Scott Lucas
Managing Director Head of DLT Markets, JP morgan

Eng. Olayan M. Alwetaid
Group CEO, STC

Dr. Makaziwe Mandela
Founder, House of Mandela Family Foundation

Andrew Neil
Publisher, Broadcaster, Speaker and Company Chairman

Bjorn Öste
Founder, Oatly

Guo Ping
Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman, Huawei

Asha Poulose Johnson
VP & Global CIO Data Analytics, GE Healthcare

Guillaume Pousaz

Vikas Purohit
CEO, Tata CliQ

Raghu Raghuram
CEO, VMware

Luc Remont
Executive Vice President , International Operations, and member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric

Michel Salgado
Entrepreneur and Investor_x000D_ Healthy living and charity campaigner_x000D_ Real Madrid and Spain legend_x000D_ Twice Champions League winner_x000D_ Influencer with 1million+ followers

Frank Salzgeber
Head of Innovation and Ventures Office, European Space Agency

Arunima Sarkar
AI Lead, Centre for Fourth industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

Siim Sikkut
Government CIO, Estonia

Matthew Timms
Chief Digital and Technology Officer & CEO E.ON Digital Technology GmbH, E.ON

Andrew Torre
Regional President for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Visa

Omar Al-Rasheed
Chief Corporate Strategy & Digitalization Officer, Mobily

Dr. Ramses Alcaide
Founder and CEO, Neurable

Derya Baran
CEO Co-Founder, Chief Engineer, Red Sea Farms

Pierre Barreau

Maryliz Bender
Founder, Cosmic Perspective

Richard Benjamins
Chief AI & Data Strategist, Telefónica

Joseph Bradley

Fumbi Chima
Former Global CIO, Adidas

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury
Responsible AI Lead, Accenture

Dr. Sana Farid
President, VRARA MENA

Dr. Kiuk Gwan
CEO, bHaptics

Dr. Yiwu He
Chief Innovation Officer, Senior Advisor to the President, Director of Knowledge Exchange Office and Director of Technology Transfer Office, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Anes Hodžić
Director Vehicle Software and Electronics Solutions, Ford Motor Company

Krista Kim
Tech Artist, Founder of Techism

Wai Lee
Chief Product Architect, Garmin Ltd.

John Lilic
Investor and Product Development, Polygon

Julian Pistone
Regional Industry Manager, Google

Pierrick Poulenas
Co-Founder and CEO, Picterra

Jonathan Reichental
Founder, Human Future

Rohan Roberts
Director of Innovation & Future Learning & Director - Dubai Science Festival, GEMS Education

Enrico Santus
Senior Data Scientist, Bayer

Phil Scully
CIO, Costa (A Coca Cola Brand)

Dr. Andrew Sutherland
SVP, Systems & Technology Business, EMEA., Oracle

Pranav Vempati
CEO, MakersHive - KalBionics

Luc Vincent
Executive VP - Autonomous Driving, Lyft

Jonathan Woetzel
Senior Partner, Director, Global Leader, McKinsey, McKinsey Global Institute, Cities Special Initiative

Dr. Evans Woherem
Chairman, Digital Africa Group

Jaap Zuiderveld

Ratnakar Adhikari
Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), World Trade Organisation

Professor Shafi Ahmed
Surgeon, Teacher, Futurist, Innovator, and Entrepreneur, Chief Medical Officer, Honorary Professor, Faculty Member, CEO, Medical Realities, University of Bradford, Harvard University, SAMD University Hospital (Bolivia)

Yasser Alobaidan
Founder & Chairman, Jawraa

Jennison Asuncion
Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism, LinkedIn

Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya
NASA scientist turned Astropreneur, founder of AstroHub, a space workforce development company, AstroHub

Kojo Boakye
Director, Africa Public Policy, Facebook

Omar Christidis
CEO & Founder, Arabnet

Jo De Boeck
VP and CSO, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)

Hubert Etienne
AI ethics researcher, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Peter Hopwood
Speaker/ Host, Hopwood Speaking & Coaching

Tannya Jajal
UAE Chapter Lead, Women in Tech

Semih Kumluk
Digital Training Manager, PwC’s Academy

Cezanne Maherali
Head of Policy, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

Supreet Manchanda
Tech Expert, Managing Director, Raiven Capital

Dr. John Mankins
Senior Advisor, Spacefund

Toyosi Odukoya
Head of Business Intelligence, Mastercard Foundation

Christopher Patnoe
Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion, EMEA, Google

Matt Roberts
Research & Insight Director, Formula E

Christian Rouffaer
Head of Unit - Virtual Reality, International Committee of the Red Cross

Marie Sermadiras
EVP, Cosfibel Group

Anshul Srivastav
Chief Information Officer and Digital Officer, Union Insurance

Henrik von Scheel
Industrie 4.0 originator

Farooq Yaqub
Product Owner, Ford Motor Company

Marwan Albalawi
Senior Digital Health Director, Lean Business Services

Fabien Guillemot
CEO, Founder, Poietis

Dr. Maliha Hashmi
Author, WEF Global Future Council Expert, V2O Delegate of G20

Dr. Amr A. Jamal
Chairman, Family and Community Medicine Department, General Secretariat Consultant for e-Learning and Digital Transformation, Head, Scientific Board Member, Board and Founding Member

Tom Lawry
National Director for Artificial Intelligence - Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Ian McLane
Chief Technology Officer, Sonavi Labs

Samar Nassar
Healthcare Director, KPMG

Kristina Podnar
Digital Policy Consultant, NativeTrust Consulting

Dr. Tamara Sunbul
Medical Director of Clinical Informatics, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Chris Van Hoof
Vice President R&D and General Manager, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC) and OnePlanet Research Center

Richard Vincent
CEO and Co-Founder, Fundamental VR

Ellington West
CEO, Sonavi Labs, Creative economy

Hassane Big Hass Dennaoui
Radio Host, MIX FM Saudi Arabia

Matt Brennan
Co-Founder, Managing Director, China Channel

Dorothy Di Stefano
Founder/Director, Molten Immersive Art

Asha Easton
Co-founder, XR Diversity Initiative, KTN

Russ Harding
Executive Producer, Maze Theory

Sky Kurtz
CEO and Co-Founder, Pure Harvest Smart Farms

John M. Eger
Director of the Creative Economy Initiative, San Diego State University

Firas Mghames
Managing Director & CEO, FEER McQUEEN & FLAG M GROUP

Cassie Petrey
Co-Founder/Owner, Crowd Surf

Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Founder, DiMoDA (Digital Museum of Digital Art)

Dr. Julian Tan
Group Director of Commercial Strategy, Flutter Entertainment Plc, Edutech

Jenna Ahn
CEO and Co-Founder, Millie Group

Samer Al Moubayed
CEO, Furhat Robotics

Dr. Taghreed Alsaraj
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Committee Member, UpSkillable, Future Work and Education Task Force, B20

Asude Altintas Guray
Co-Founder and CEO, Twin Science

Phil Baty
Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education

Mike Bugembe

Lee Daley
Co-Founder and Chairman, Hello Genius

Krishnan Gopi
Group Chief Disruption Officer, GEMS Education

Ger Graus
Global Director of Education, KidZania

Barry Malkin
CEO, Carnegie Learning

Ziad Matar
Founding Partner, Meditari

Mariam Nusrat
Founder, GRID

Shameema Praveen
CEO, EduTech and one a fellow TiE Charter Member

Jason Roos
CIO, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KSA)

Raj Sahu
CEO, Utobo inc

Dr. Manahel Thabet
President Economic Forum for Sustainable Development, President of the World IQ Foundation

Gori Yahaya
CEO, UpSkill Digital, Smart cities

Valter Adão
CEO and Digital Leader at Cadena Growth Partners_x000D_ Former Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Deloitte Digital Africa, Cadena Growth Partners

Jose Antonio Ondiviela
Western Europe Government / SmartCities Solutions Director, Microsoft

Renato Lucio De Castro Junior
Associate, RMA Advisory

Miguel Eiras Antunes
Partner, Global Smart City, Smart Nation And Local Government Leader, Deloitte

Yunyue Elita Li
Mary J. Elmore New Frontiers Associate Professor, Purdue University

Helio Fernandez Tellez
Strategist, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre - imec

Mohammed Mostafa
GM Health Systems for the Middle East and Turkey, Philips

Professor Carlo Ratti
Director, Senseable City,Founding Partner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, International Design Office - Carlo Ratti Associati

Ott Vatter
Founder, eProspera and and ex-Managing Director, e-Residency, Gov of Estonia, eProspera and, Fintech

Santiago Castro
Chief Data Officer, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)

Jerome de Tychey
CEO - Cometh / President Ethereum France / Had of Global Client Service Ledger, Cometh - Ledger

Raul Escribano
Senior Vice President, Innovative Products, Mastercard

Rana Gujral
Investor & CEO, Behavioral Signals

Ritesh Jain
Co-founder Infynit | Former COO HSBC | Advisor G20 GPFI, MIT, HBR, Infynit

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner & LP, Consultant, Loyal VC & Senior Blockchain Fellow, Blockchain Founders Fund, United Nations, Draper Goren Holm & INSEAD

Anna Maj
Founder & CEO, Creative Link

Evans Munyuki
Former Group Chief Digital Officer & Founder & Head, Emirates NBD & E20

Noha Shaker
Secretary General of the Egyptian Fintech Association and Vice President of the Africa FinTech Network – Venture Partner, Gobi Partners, CIB Egypt

Ambre Soubiran
CEO, Kaiko

Petr Stransky
CEO & Founder, iCEIBA

Sandra Tobler
Co-founder & CEO, Futurae Technologies

Anna Tutova
CEO, Coinstelegram, Future energy

Rana Adib
Executive Director, REN21

Turki Al Shehri

Vincent Berrutto
Head of Energy Unit, European Commission

Massimo Buonomo
International Expert, Ethics in Autonomous and Artificial Intelligence Applications, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)

Maher Chebbo
Chair Digital Energy & Batteries, ETIP Europe

Matthew Early
VP, Facilities Management, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Karl Feilder
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Neutral Fuels

Josh Geigel
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop

Dr. Alex Ivanenko
Founder and CEO, HyPoint

Benoit Lebot
Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Environment

Omar Saleh
VP, Enterprise Commercial, Microsoft Arabia

Harry Verhaar
Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify formerly known as Philips Lighting N.V.

Frank Wolak
President and CEO, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)

Frank Wouters
Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, Retail

Bindiya Bhatt
Director - Category Management, Myntra

Raffaella Campagnoli
Managing Partner, Lira Partners

Martina Capriotti
Co-Founder, MIRTA

Paolo Cinelli
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Al Sulaiman Group, IKEA KSA & Bahrain

Avinash Conda
SEO Director, Williams Sonoma

Marta Dalton
Global eCommerce Director, Unilever

Ryan den Rooijen
Chief eCommerce Officer, Chalhoub Group

Steve Dennis
Best selling author & keynote speaker, SageBerry Consullting

Ciro Di
Co-Founder, Mirta

Rabih Farhat
Founder and Managing Partner, Related

Ekta Kamran
General Manager, Aldo

Ishneet Kaur
Head of Ecommerce, Lenovo

Pawan Kaura
Head - eCommerce Operations, Landmark Group

Piyush Kumar Chowhan
Group Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

Miles Lowry
Strategy Business Partner, Formula 1®

Ian Mahoney
Head of Technology, Selfridges

Nimit Palija
General Manager, Geekay Group

Marcin Piekarczyk
Head of Group Digital Commerce, Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group

Timo Raab
Global Director E-Commerce, L'Oreal

Edward Sabbagh
VP of Marketplace, FARFETCH

Ted Souder
Keynote Speaker and Former Head of Retail, Google

Hani Weiss
CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Retail

Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Co-founder and CEO, FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd.

Afnan Al Babtain
Director of Women Entrepreneurship, Monshaat

Nader Al Bastaki
Corporate Strategy Lead, Dubai Future Foundation

Hussain Al Mahmoudi
CEO, Sharjah Research & Development, Technology and Innovation Park

Sheikha Al Mheiri
CEO, Fortitude Global Holding Limited

Ashraf Al-Tahini
CEO, Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company SAUTC

Abdulaziz Albarrak
Survey engineer, Geotech overseas company

Abdulaziz Albarrak
Head of the Central Services Complex Unit, King Saud University

Mohammed Aldossary
Co-Founder & CEO, Sary

Salman Alquraishi
Network and system administrator, Confidential

Rabeah Alshidifat

Deema Alyahya
CEO & Founder, Womenspark

Mohammed Amin
Senior Vice President of our Middle East, Russia, Africa & Turkey (MERAT), Dell Technologies

Tatiana Antonelli
CEO, Goumbook

Dr. Solomon Assefa
VP, Climate & Impact Science _x000D_ VP, IBM Research - Africa, IBM

Ani Atanasova
CEO, Pixelhunters

Nadim Badran
Managing Partner, Final Whistle Sports

Ghinwa Baradhi
Chief Information Officer, Middle East North Africa & Turkey (MENAT), HSBC

Marcio Barradas
CEO, Moodbytes

Dr. James Baty
Partner & Member of the Advisory Board of Directors, US Capital Global

Baroness Karren Brady CBE
One of the most influential, high profile and respected female business leaders in the UK

James Caan CBE
One of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs

Nicole Cacal
Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Ignite

Nadine Chammas
Founder, The Life Director

Boyd Derek Cohen
Associate, RMA Advisory

Dr. Radoslav Danilak
CEO Founder, Tachyum

Thomas Davin
Global Innovation Director, UNICEF

Thierry Delaporte

Fahri Diner
Founder and CEO, Plume

Amal Dokhan
Partner, 500 Startups

José Donoso
Chairman, Global Solar Council

Paul Dugsin
Co-Founder, Raiven Capital

Sardar Ahmed Durrani
Partner, Osiris Group

Zoe Eather
Smart Regions and Mobility Consultant, Arup

Elie El Choufani
Advisory Analyst, RMA Advisory

Taj El-Khayat
Regional Director, Middle East & North Africa, Citrix

Dr Tarek El-Sawy
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Gregory Fayet
General Manager, EDF Energies Saudi Arabia

Zhenya Fileva-Dobriyanova
Co-Founder & CEO, Whizmo Holdings Inc.

Malgorzata Filipowska
Investment Associate, Flat6 Labs

Dr. Emmanuel Fombu
Global commercial strategy and Digital Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

Heidi Forbes Öste
Managing Partner, 2BalanceU

Celeste Fralick
Senior Principal Engineer & Chief Data Scientist, McAfee

Laurie Fuller
Strategic Advisor - Stanford Seed, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Ben Goertzel
CEO, SingularityNET

Tom Graham
MD Financial Services, Accenture

Wayne Harrop
Director of the Centre for Disaster Management (ARG), Coventry University_x000D_ DEFRA

Ryan Hartman
President and Chief Executive Officer, World View

Christina Hawatmeh
Founder & CEO, Scopio

Valerie Hawley
Executive Director, SCAI Project

Lucy Hedges
TV Presenter, BBC

Kelly Hoppen CBE
South African born British interior designer, author, proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors, and former Dragon on BBC’s Dragons' Den

Nicholas Howarth
Policy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency

Carlos J. Ochao Fernández
CEO, ONE Digital Consulting

Ishaaq Jacobs
CISO, Sasol

Jonathan Keidan
Founder, Torch VC

Oliver Kern
COO, Avakin

Leena Khalil
Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer,

Bina Khan
Strategic Advisor & Investor, Summit Venture Partners

Chandra Khatri
Chief Scientist and Head of AI, & Former Lead Research Scientist, Uber, Got It AI

Miriam Kiwan
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Dr. Peter Koerte
Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Siemens

Bo Young Lee
Chief Diversity Officer, UBER

Chris Link
Director of Education Products & Services, The New York Academy of Sciences

Stephan Loerke

Hrish Lotlikar
Co-Founder & CEO, SuperWorld

Sugeet Madan
Investment Risk, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Maran Madiajagane
CISO, B&B Hotels

Ana Maiques
Co-Founder & CEO, Neuroelectrics

Saif M. Mashat
Saudi Arabia Country Director, VMWARE

Ross Mckenzie
Executive Director, RMA Advisory

Wassim Merheby
CEO, Verofax Limited

Jowita Michalska
CEO, Digital University

Devie Mohan
Co Founder CEO, Burnmark

Mahommed Moorad
Magician, Mo Magic

Stephan Morais
Managing General Partner, Indico Capital Partners

Dan Murphy
Anchor & Correspondent, CNBC

Regina Njima
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Kizo Africa

Ellie Norman
Director of Marketing, Formula 1®

Nnenna Nwakanma
Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation

Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter
Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco

Dave Parker
Managing Partner, DK Parker, LLC

Ali Parsadoust
CEO, Babylon Health

Sid Raisoni
Head of Data Analytics

Adeo Ressi
CEO & Executive Chairman, VC Lab & Founder Institute

Kaveh Safavi
Senior MD Global Health, Accenture

Ruby Sahiwal
Chairman, Escalon Services, Inc.

Ricky Sandhu
CEO Founder, Urban Airports

Alan Schaller
Co Founder, Street Photography International Collective

Dr. Simon See
Solution Architecture and Engineering Senior Director and Chief Solution Architect & Global Head, Nvidia AI Technology Center

Mo Shaikh
Strategic Products Partnerships, Novi @ Meta (Ex Facebook)

Ryaan Sharif
General Manager, Flat6 Labs

Anna Shen
Partner, Raiven Capital

Shane Shin
Founding Partner, Shorooq Partners

Jasvir Kaur Singh
Clinical Pharmacist, United Healthcare

Dr. Robert Smith
Head of Technology, Digital Catapult

Yulia Stark
President, European Women's Association

Sophia Swire
Founder, Gender Equity Diversity Investments Ltd

Shadab Taiyabi
President, Singapore Fintech Association

Ricky Tejapaibul
Managing Partner & CEO, Tech Wildcatters

Will Thompson
Chief Strategy Officer, Forbes Ignite

Martin Tillman
Director Middle East and Africa - Transport Mobility Planning, AECOM

Gonzalo Usandizaga
President of Sales, Micro Focus

Frans-Anton Vermast
Associate, RMA Advisory

Adipat Virdi
Immersive Strategist

Andrew Walker
CEO, Airseed

Jonathan Watson
Chief Product Officer, The Insights Family

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Saudi Digital Academy
• Monsha'at
• LeanNode
• King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
• Microsoft
• Detasad
• Ericson
• Cisco
• Lucidya
• Mobily