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09:00 - 09:50

REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

INAUGURATION CEREMONY

10:00 - 10:15

Pioneering Vision 2030: Revolutionizing Saudi Arabia's Digital Infrastructure Landscape

  • Driving economic diversification by developing digital infrastructures across the nation
  • Collaborating with global tech companies and research institutions to establish technology hubs and innovation Centres
  • Forging Partnerships with Academia: Collaborating with universities and research institutions to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in technology

10:15 - 10:30

Embracing Data Compliance and Innovation: National Data Sovereignty and Upholding Data Privacy

  • Creating comprehensive data protection laws and regulations to safeguard the privacy and security of digital assets
  • Setting up cybersecurity standards and protocols to protect against cyber threats and breaches
  • Partnering with international organizations to ensure regulatory frameworks are aligned with global best practices

10:30 - 10:50

Driving Sustainable Growth & Innovation: Strategies for Attracting Foreign Investment to Saudi Arabia's Thriving Technology Sector

  • Promoting multinational technology companies to establish operations in Saudi Arabia through incentivization
  • Offering tax incentives, regulatory support, and streamlined procedures for establishing data centres and cloud services
  • Partnering with industry leaders to create tailored solutions that meet local and regional requirements

10:50 - 11:10

A Cloud-Powered Future for a Digital Saudi Arabia

  • Balancing Security and Agility: Leveraging cloud computing for enhanced operational efficiency and competitive advantage for governments and organizations
  • Compliance and Data Residency: Developing a commercial and operational model that aligns with government requirements
  • Strengthening Cloud Security: Implementing robust measures for a secure digital future

11:10 - 11:50

Panel Discussion

Fostering Sustainable Development and Nurturing Digital Evolution through Digital Infrastructures

  • Driving Innovation: Utilizing smart technologies and energy-efficient systems to boost innovation and operational efficiency
  • Integrating Sustainability: Incorporating eco-friendly practices into digital infrastructure to support sustainability and technological advancement
  • Building Resilient Systems: Designing scalable and resilient infrastructures to support evolving demands and sustainable development

11:50 - 12:20

PRAYER BREAK & VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

12:20 - 12:40

Mastering Disaster Recovery and Backup: Building Resilience in a Digital World

  • Developing a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for maintaining and restoring critical operations in the event of a disaster
  • Implementing robust backup strategies to ensure data integrity and availability
  • Testing and validating recovery procedures to ensure that disaster recovery plans and backup processes are effective and that your team is prepared for any eventuality

12:40 - 13:00

Advancing Web 3.0: Shaping a Secure, Transparent, and User-Centric Digital Infrastructure Landscape

  • Adopting web 3.0 technologies and mechanisms to bolster security within digital infrastructures
  • Fostering transparency through decentralized ledger technologies to enable immutable records and audit trails that build trust among users and stakeholders
  • Empowering user-centric experiences where individuals have greater control over their data and digital identities

13:00 - 13:20

Reimagining Data Centre Cooling: Innovations for a Sustainable Future

  • Redefining the future of liquid cooling for data centres and how thermal management systems are evolving
  • Datacentre Cooling: Keeping your IT infrastructure more efficient and cooler
  • Exploring the options for hybrid air/liquid-cooling systems for your datacentres

13:20 - 13:30

Leveraging Cloud Computing for Enhanced Collaboration and Decision-Making

  • Striking the Balance between Security and Agility: Enhancing operational efficiency as a competitive edge for governments and organizations
  • Compliance and Data Localization: Developing a commercial and operational framework aligned with government regulations
  • Enhancing Cloud Security: Implementing robust measures for a secure digital tomorrow

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH BREAK & VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

14:30 - 15:10

Panel Discussion

Fortifying the Kingdom's Digital Domain: Mitigating Cybersecurity and Cloud Security Risks

  • Adoption of robust cybersecurity frameworks and importance of continuous threat intelligence and monitoring.
  • Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems
  • Utilization of advanced technologies for threat detection and response

15:10 - 15:20

Reengineering Data Architecture: Embracing Cloud-Native Computing while Maintaining Competitive Edge in Dynamic Business Environments

  • Striking a balance between fostering innovation through cloud-native computing for maintaining stability and reliability of critical business operations
  • Recognizing the imperative to evolve data architecture towards cloud-native computing for agility and scalability
  • Leveraging automation and scalability to minimize operational expenses while maximizing the utilization of cloud resources

15:20 - 15:30

Ensuring Maximum Data Centre Uptime and Protecting IT Infrastructure with Essential Power Infrastructure

  • Boosting Uptime: Implementing redundancy measures to reduce downtime and enhance data centre reliability
  • Preventing Outages: Using DCIM software to avoid unexpected outages that could lead to significant losses and disrupt business operations
  • Maintaining Operations: Ensuring continuous operation and protection of critical electronics during power disruptions in large data centres

15:30 - 16:30

CLOSING SPEECH AND VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

09:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

10:00 -10:15

Reshaping Urban Environments: How Cloud Computing and Data Centres Influence the Future of Cities

  • Smart Infrastructure Development: Leveraging cloud computing and data centres to build and manage smart city infrastructure
  • Enhanced Urban Services: Utilizing cloud-based solutions to improve public services such as transportation, healthcare, and utilities
  • Data-Driven City Management: Employing big data analytics from cloud platforms to optimize city management and decision-making

10:15 - 10:30

Empowering Next-Generation data centres through AI-Powered Infrastructure

  • AI-Driven Insights: Utilizing AI for data-informed decision-making and improved data security within organizations
  • Smart Data Management: Examining how AI enhances data centre infrastructure and automation
  • Future-Proofing IT Operations: How AI is transforming data centre operations and leading to self-driving data centres

10:30 - 10:50

DevSecOps: Embedding Security for Critical Infrastructures and Applications

  • Integrating Security from the Start: Incorporate security measures throughout the entire development lifecycle, rather than as a final step
  • Automate Security Practices: Utilize automated tools and processes to continuously monitor and protect infrastructure against vulnerabilities
  • Foster Collaboration Across Teams: Encourage close collaboration between development, security, and operations teams to ensure a cohesive approach to security

10:50 – 11:10

Ensuring Reliable Power Backup Solutions for Modern Data Centres

  • Redundancy Planning: Developing effective redundancy plans to ensure uninterrupted operations
  • Cost Management: Balancing cost-effectiveness with reliability in power backup solutions
  • Innovative Backup Technologies: Exploring the latest advancements in power backup systems and their implementation in data centres

11:10 – 11:50

Panel Discussion

Sustainable and Green Data Centres for a Digital Saudi Arabia

  • Implementing energy-efficient practices in data centre operations to reduce carbon footprint
  • Investing in renewable energy sources like solar and wind to power data centres
  • Promoting sustainable business practices among tech companies and encouraging the adoption of green technologies

11:50 - 12:20

PRAYER BREAK & VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion

Driving Technological Advancements in the Generative AI Era

  • Scalability and Futureproofing: Building an infrastructure that grows with your organization
  • Streamlining Operations: Simplifying management across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments
  • Sustainability Goals: Leveraging hybrid cloud to support and enhance sustainability initiatives

13:00 - 13:15

Empowering Data Centre Operators with Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Applications:

  • Optimizing Performance: Enhancing capacity planning and performance optimization using DCIM tools and solutions
  • Addressing CIO Challenges: How modern DCIM solutions tackle management issues in distributed and hybrid IT environments
  • Proactive Monitoring: Leveraging built-in alert systems to monitor critical infrastructure, DC Operators to proactively address potential failures before they impact users and services

13:15 - 13:30

Unleashing the Power of Edge Data Centres in the Era of Industry 4.0

  • Evaluating Edge Data Centres: Key considerations and challenges for determining if edge data centres are right for your needs
  • Driving Digital Innovation: Leveraging edge data centres to enhance digital transformation and gain a competitive edge in a hyper-connected world
  • High-Impact Use Cases: Identifying sectors and applications poised to benefit significantly from edge data centres

13:30 – 14:30

LUNCH BREAK & VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

*The above is a running agenda and is subject to change