We’ve got it all.

The agenda is specially curated to bring out the most pressing topics from the industry.

8:00 - 9:00

Registration and Refreshments

08:50 - 09:05

Opening Remarks
Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan
Ambassador of India to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Embassy of India, Riyadh

09:05 – 09:15

Cloud Computing Enabling Digital Transformation in the Kingdom
  • Intro to Cloud Computing.
  • Cloud adoption in the kingdom.
  • Cloud enabling digital transformation.
Fahad Alhamed
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Saudi Cloud Computing Association

09:15 – 09:30

Navigating the Challenges of Resiliency in the Hybrid Cloud
Mustapha Louni
Senior Vice President - IMEA and APAC Regions
Uptime Institute

09:30 – 09:50

Enabling DataCenter Infrastructure for upcoming AI workloads.
  • Adapt latest technologies in future data centers Aligning with Digitization strategies of Saudi Vision 2030
  • Strategies and tactics towards data center energy efficiency.
  • How Supermicro aligning with the growing demand of AI, ML & HPC for private and public clouds.
Tamer Awad
Senior Business Development Manager, Saudi Arabia

09:50 – 10:10

Making data centers greener and sustainable with AI and Automation
  • Modularity/Scalability of Data Centers
  • Green Data Centers and AI Technologies
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management, Maintainability and future Sustainability
Mostapha Mohammed Aldoughaily
Senior Business Development Manager
Huawei Digital Power – Saudi Arabia

10:10 – 10:50

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Envisioning Saudi Arabia as the Future Tech Hub through Advanced Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Key policy framework updates and strategic initiatives to foster the growth of the data center and cloud industry in Saudi Arabia
  • Utilizing cloud services with integration of big data, AI, and IoT to enhance government services and realizing the goals of Saudi Vision 2030
  • Developing digital infrastructures to support enterprise digital transformation and localization of digital applications
Turki H. Alsahli
DC Portfolio Manager
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Khalid Almedbel
Managing Director of Digital Infrastructure & Information Security
Ministry of Health
Abdulrhman Alkhanifer
King Saud University
Mohammed Shah
IT & Smart City Director
Knowledge Economic City
Lara Bint Bassam
Master of Ceremonies and Moderator

10:50 - 11:20

Networking and Coffee Break 

11:20 – 11:40

Data Center Trends
  • AI Analyzing Data
  • Impact on Infrastructure
  • Propel
Elie Zaghrini
Data Center Leader

11:40 – 12:00

Panel Discussion
The Next-Generation UPS for Net-Zero Data Centers
  • Innovation in Data Centers’ Power Protection Infrastructure
  • Latest 5th Generation Modular UPS architecture (DARA) for critical data centers facilities
  • Powering the future with green, zero waste, Sustainable Power Protection Solution
Ahmad Awad
Regional Sales Manager IMEA
Eng. Khalid Asiri
General Manager
Almarshad Trading Company

12:00 – 12:15

Accelerating Organizational Processes and Scaling with Cloud Automation
  • Exploring the Increasing Role and Impact of Automation in Cloud Computing and Data Storage
  • Leveraging Automation Across Cross-Platform Tools to Enhance ROI and Savings
  • Driving Digital Revolution through Cloud Migration and Digital Transformation
Abdullah H. Alfahaid
Ajlan & Bros Holding Group

12:15 – 12:35

Turnkey Implementation of Data Center Projects- Benefits and Best Practices
Ranjit Gajare
Head – Data Center International Sales and Business Development
Sterling and Wilson

12:35 – 12:45

Corning: Empowering the World with Data Center Solutions You Can Trust
  • Who is Corning and how does Optical Communications fit into its portfolio
  • Focused on the Fastest-Growing Network Segments
  • Have a sneak peek into our: Data Center Solution Platform: Future-ready All the Way to 1.6T speed
Samir AlAbsi
Country Manager - Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Enterprise Middle East
Corning Optical Communications

12:45 - 13:25


13:25 – 14:05

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Advancing Green Data Centers - Enhancing Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Data Center Operations
  • Fostering a Sustainable Future by Minimizing Data Centre Carbon Footprint through Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Advancing Smart and Energy-Efficient Data Centres for Enhanced Sustainability and Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Heat Dissipation via Digital Twin Integration and AI/ML Technologies in Data Centres.
Ali Abdulla
Chief of Information Technology
Ministry Of Oil and Environment, Bahrain
Mustapha Louni
Senior Vice President - IMEA and APAC Regions
Uptime Institute
Fahad Bedaiwi
Executive Vice President. Head, Facilities Management & Engineering
Saudi National Bank (SNB)
Ayad Al Amri
Chief Strategy Officer
Lynn Madi
Business Reporter
CNN Business Arabic

14:05 – 14:25

High performance computing infrastructure
  • High performance computing Applications
  • Demand for high performance computing application
  • Infrastructure Solutions for High performance computing IT equipment.
Mohammed Azzam
General Manager
Legrand Saudi Arabia

14:25 – 14:45

Panel Discussion
Fireside Chat
Debunking the Myth: AI and Cloud's Impact on Job Market
  • The Cloud Migration Journey: Assessing the speed of companies in transitioning data center workloads to the cloud
  • Upskilling for Success: Why IT professionals and data center technicians should embrace cloud products and reskill
  • Balancing Job Loss and Job Creation: Addressing the impact of AI on data center jobs and the growing opportunities in the AI industry
Mohammad Shalan
VP of Professional Development
PMI Saudi Chapter
Hameed Alzahrani
IT Infrastructure & Cloud Consultant

14:45 – 15:00

The Importance of Resilience and success keys for participating in the Kingdom’s Digital Economy.
  • Why the resilience is crucial
  • New businesses opportunities come with their obstacles and risks
  • How to decide to embrace digital economy and what is the best practices of the delivery.
Abdulelah Aloshayni
Chief Executive Officer
BABL Fintech Company

15:00 – 16:00


08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 – 09:15

Strategic Play: Leading Digital Transformation as a CIO in Sports.
  • The Digital Transformation Journey: Challenges and Solutions.
  • Future Trends and Opportunities in Sports Digital Transformation.
  • Role of a CIO in Digital Transformation.
Dr. Ahmed Althuhaibi
Saudi Pro League (SPL)

09:15 – 09:30

Digital Transformation Journey Plan and Its implementation
Dr. Mazen Khalil
Abdullah Al Othaim Investment Group

09:30 – 09:50

Datacenters Field Testing of MPO/MTP connectors to support 100G and beyond.
  • Fiber types SM, MM.
  • Inspection of fiber before testing.
  • Loss budget calculation with cabling limits versus application limits.
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 testing of fiber in datacenters.
Salah Amara
Middle East Sales Manager
Fluke Networks

09:50 -10:10

Data Centers Solutions / End to End Solution for Data Centers
  • From the Rack Space to the Parking Space
  • Configurable Solutions
  • Ease of Use
Jude Rajesh
Channel Account Manager

10:10 – 10:50

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Role of Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure in Powering Digital Ecosystems and Supporting the Kingdom’s Digital Economy
  • The growing role and importance of datacentre and cloud infrastructure in today’s increasing digital and hyperconnected world
  • Understanding how datacentres and cloud solutions are becoming the central nervous system of the global digital economies and a key enabler of future innovation and digital transformation
  • Application of datacentres for helping businesses to grow, innovate and scale technologies required to tackle complex societal challenge
Sohaib S. Hefzi
Director of the Telecom Business Development Department
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Anas Mosa
IT Director
Public Investments Funds - PIF Projects
Abdullah Alawadh
Senior Director of Technology Services
Council Of Health Insurance
Basil Ansari
Director - IT Infrastructure Services
Bupa Arabia
Lara Bint Bassam
Master of Ceremonies and Moderator

10:50 – 11:20

Networking and Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:35

Empowering Digital Transformation: Building Robust Infrastructures for Enterprise Growth
  • Key Components of a Robust Digital Infrastructure
  • Strategies for Effective Digital Transformation
  • Localization of Digital Applications
Mohannad Alkoptan
IT Infrastructure Director
Al Rajhi Takaful

11:35 – 11:50

Panel Discussion
Fireside Chat
Addressing Digital Transformation Growth with Sustainable and Flexible Physical Infrastructure
  • Scalable and Flexible Fiber infrastructure
  • Support New High Data Rates 400G and beyond.
  • End to End Sustainable Physical Infrastructure
Zacharias Baveas
Manager Technical Systems Engineer - EMEA
Mohamed Abdel Rahman
Physical Infrastructure Consultant

11:50 – 12:10

Datacenter Evolution: Innovative solutions for Saudi Arabia.
  • Emerging trends in Data centers – globally and locally
  • Johnson Controls – overview of solutions for Datacenters
  • Technology localization
Omer Khan
Senior Product Engineer - Regional Product Management
Johnson Controls

12:10 – 12:25

Empowering the Next-Generation Data Centers with AI-Driven Infrastructure
  • The role of AI in enhancing data center infrastructure and automation
  • How AI can be used to reshape data center operations and pave the way for self-driving data centers
  • How to leverage AI for data-driven decision-making and enhanced data security in organizations
Ali Al Janadebah
E-Services Manager
Al Baha Municipality

12:25 – 12:35

Streamlining Data Centre Management: Harnessing the Potential of Nlyte DCIM Software.
  • Learn how to improve energy consumption, reduce risk in the power chain, and validate remote site performance for your organization’s Data Centre, with Nlyte’s Energy Optimizer software solution.
  • Discover how to easily manage assets from receiving dock to decommissioning globally or rack by rack, in a Data Centre, colocation, or edge facility, with Nlyte’s Asset Optimizer software solution.
  • Simplify your Data Centre’s sustainability compliance, meet regulatory requirements with ease, and lead your organisation towards a sustainable future, with Nlyte’s Data Center Sustainability Compliance Reporting Solution.
Salaheddine Arabi
Presales Data Center Consultant
Nlyte Software, A Carrier Company

12:35 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:10

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Bolstering Cyber and Cloud Security Efforts to Combat Rising Threats in the Digital Era
  • Enabling Organizations to Strengthen End-to-End Security through Emerging Technologies for Future Readiness
  • Enhancing Cloud Security with the Adoption of Automation and AI
  • Applying Cloud Workload Protection Platform Solutions for Comprehensive Workload Protection in the Cloud
Muhammad Khurram Khan
Professor of Cybersecurity, Center Of Excellence in Information Assurance
King Saud University
Eng. Mohammed Mahnashi
Digital Transformation Advisor
Saudi Electronic University
Nasser Alamri
Cybersecurity Executive Director
Institute of Public Administration
Mohammed Alawad
Cybersecurity Director
Semi Government

14:10 – 14:30

Achieving Optimal Data Centre Uptime and Safeguarding IT Infrastructure through Power Infrastructure Essentials
  • Enhancing data centre uptime by implementing redundancy measures to minimize downtime.
  • Utilizing DCIM software to prevent unforeseen outages that may result in significant losses and disrupt business operations.
  • Ensuring continuous operation of sizable data centres and safeguarding sensitive electronics across the facility during power disruptions.
Imran Hashim
Director IT Infrastructure
Medgulf Saudi Arabia

14:30 – 15:30