Smart Data & AI Summit Saudi Arabia 2024

May 27, 2024

  • Explore AI and data advancements at the Smart Data & AI Summit, May 27-28, 2024
  • Network with 300+ professionals and hear from top industry experts in Riyadh
  • Learn practical AI applications aligned with Saudi Vision 2030

The Smart Data & AI Summit will be held on May 27-28, 2024, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Saudi Arabia is creating the perfect environment for entrepreneurs and innovators to thrive in the digital and artificial intelligence sector. 

This highly anticipated event will gather top executives and thought leaders to explore the future of big data analytics and AI within the Kingdom. With over 300 professionals from various sectors, the summit promises to be a pivotal event for AI and data enthusiasts.

Secure your spot by visiting the official registration page.


The Smart Data & AI Summit Saudi Arabia 2024 will delve into the latest advancements in data analytics and artificial intelligence. This summit, aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, aims to position the Kingdom as a leading data-driven hub. The event will cover a wide range of topics, from AI integration in business intelligence to ethical AI for social good.

Agenda Highlights

The agenda features a comprehensive lineup of keynotes, panel discussions, and technical sessions designed to address the most pressing topics in the industry:

  • Data and AI Dynamics: Shaping the Future Landscape of the Digital Economy: Dr. Sohail Munir, a GovTech & Emerging Technologies Expert, will explore the role of data and AI in fostering innovation and resilience in the face of economic challenges. This session will also discuss the democratization of data and AI tools to empower SMEs and startups, alongside the need for proactive policies to support these technologies.
  • From Data to Decision: Empowering Decision Making with GenAI: Ahmed Tarek, Director of Sales Engineering at Incorta, will introduce Incorta’s cutting-edge data platform that simplifies real-time data analysis through direct data mapping technology. The session will showcase how different industries leverage Incorta to streamline data workflows and improve analytics efficiency, along with future trends in GenAI and machine learning integration.
  • Panel Discussion – Beyond Automation: Fostering Human Empowerment in the AI Landscape: This panel, moderated by Mousa Alhajlah from King Saud University, will delve into the power of AI technologies to enhance rather than replace human capabilities. The discussion will focus on balancing automation with preserving human-centric values and how individuals can prepare for an AI-integrated future. Panelists include Abdulaziz Alsaykhan from the Saudi Esports Federation and Majid Jan from Petromin Corporation.
  • Maximizing Business Impact: Streamlining AI Integration with BI for Enhanced Decision-Making: Mohamed Rabie Elgeziry from MicroStrategy will discuss optimizing decision-making through seamless AI integration. The session will cover how to empower the workforce with actionable insights and leverage governed and secure data for AI success.
  • Integrating GenAI into the Kingdom’s Digital Economy: Turki Al-Thakafi, Data Analytics Lead at SAS, will highlight the benefits of Generative AI, including enhanced interactivity and personalization through advanced chatbots and recommendation systems. The presentation will also address the market potential and challenges related to GenAI implementation, such as accuracy, privacy, and governance.
  • Digitalization & AI in Smart Cities Infrastructure: John Seed, Group Director of Strategy & Development at Dar Al Riyadh, will discuss the different types of successful smart city digitalization investments, the importance of human capacity alongside technological innovation, and relevant AI applications that benefit Saudi cities.
  • Using GenAI with Structured and Semi-Structured Data: Rami Jarbou, Sales Engineer at Denodo, will explore how Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) boosts Large Language Models (LLMs) by merging external public data with confidential internal data. This session will discuss how data virtualization enhances RAG frameworks, improving scalability and adaptability to changing data environments.

Notable Speakers

The summit boasts an impressive lineup of speakers from leading organizations, including:

  • Dr. Sohail Munir: GovTech & Emerging Technologies Expert, formerly Smart Dubai Government & NEOM
  • Nayef Al-Otaibi: VP & Chief Digital Officer, Saudi Aramco
  • Akram Nour: Chief of Digital Transformation, Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority
  • Dr. Eyad Buhulaiga: Chief Data & Digital Strategy Officer, Saudi Electricity Company
  • Jalal Alowibdi: Director – Data Analysis & Business Intelligence Center, Ministry of Hajj & Umrah
  • Abdulaziz Alsaykahn: Executive Director of Technology, Saudi Esports Federation

Reasons to Attend

  1. Innovative Insights: Gain insights into cutting-edge AI and data analytics solutions tailored for diverse industries.
  2. Expert Speakers: Hear from top executives and experts driving the AI and data agenda in Saudi Arabia.
  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with over 300 professionals, including CDOs, CIOs, and heads of IT from leading organizations.
  4. Vision 2030 Alignment: Understand how Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is shaping the future of data and AI.
  5. Practical Applications: Learn about real-world applications of AI and data analytics that drive business growth and innovation.

Event Information

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dates: May 27-28, 2024

Registration: Secure your spot by visiting the official registration page

Don’t miss the opportunity to be at the forefront of data and AI innovation. Join us at the Smart Data & AI Summit Saudi Arabia 2024 to explore, learn, and network with the best in the industry.

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Eugene comes from an electronic engineering background and loves all things tech. When he takes a break from consuming AI news you'll find him at the snooker table.

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