Driving the Kingdom’s Government Innovation Through Data

Hotel Fairmont Riyadh, Saudi Arabia    |    9-10 NOVEMBER 2022

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Data-Driven Government KSA Whitepaper

Event Overview

Under vision 2030, the Kingdom has set specific targets to transform into a digital society and economy utilizing big data as a national asset to achieve this objective. Big data and AI are already disrupting several sectors in the country and have created tremendous achievements especially in disaster management, road safety, and energy consumption management. The Saudi big data and AI market is expected to reach USD 891.74 million by 2026 (Mordor Intelligence report) as the country is creating AI-friendly ecosystems and supporting adoption of data analytics solutions and smart city programs such as NEOM.
Saudi government is one of the main sectors aiming at capitalising on big data and its related technologies to innovate its decision making, operations and services. Over the past years, the Kingdom has promoted smart government and the use of open data across all agencies with a framework of guidelines and policies to improve quality of life and drive socio-economic development through advanced data management and analytics. This however, has also led to some key challenges such as data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, data silos and sharing that government is aiming to overcome under its National Strategy for Data and AI.
In light of this, the Data-Driven Government Conference – Saudi Edition, is taking place on 9-10 November 2022, in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saud Arabia, to bring together over 300 international and local stakeholders from across the government sectors including ministries, authorities, municipalities, public organizations, and technology developers and consultants to explore latest advanced solutions to establish a secure data management, analytics and utilisation infrastructure. The distinguished expert panel of speakers will include government decision makers and senior officials from the kingdom and international industry experts who will discuss the country’s vision of data-driven government and drive the National Strategy for Data and AI under the Saudi Vision 2030.

Topic Overview

Competitive landscape of data under vision 2030
National strategy
for data and AI
Modernization of public sector with data analytics
Robust data governance and operational practices
Overcoming operational challenges caused by lack of supporting infrastructure
Exploring the role of governments in developing non-oil sector with data & AI
Effective security and data protection policy and law development and enforcement
Comparative analysis of data and AI adoption - Saudi Arabia and Middle East Countries
Integration of
cloud and data
Blockchain’s new norm: Metaverse
Smart cities: The future city built with data and informatics
Overcoming challenges with real-time digital twin
Revolutionising blockchain in financial and energy sector
Integrating AR and VR in government operations
Challenges and solutions for digital guardian (Data security)
AI, Data and future of
robotics

Advisors

Badar Khan
Badar Khan
Mohammad J Sear
Mohammad J Sear
Franco Adrian Castillero
Franco Adrian Castillero
Zyad Aldaham
Zyad Aldaham

Speakers

H.E. Abdulrahman Mirza
H.E. Abdulrahman Mirza
Ahmed Al Zahrani
Ahmed Al Zahrani
Abdulrahman Ibrahim
Abdulrahman Ibrahim
Abdullah  Alseqaih
Abdullah  Alseqaih
Badar Khan
Badar Khan
Christopher Smeaton
Christopher Smeaton
Dr. Dabia Alboaneen
Dr. Dabia Alboaneen
Dr. Duaa Abaoud
Dr. Duaa Abaoud
Essam Albishi
Essam Albishi
Franco Adrian Castillero
Franco Adrian Castillero
Eng. Fahad Alhamed
Eng. Fahad Alhamed
Prof. Humod Aldosary
Prof. Humod Aldosary
Ibrahim El Badawi
Ibrahim El Badawi
Konrad Pesendorfer
Konrad Pesendorfer
Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi
Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi
Maha Mohammed Alraqraq
Maha Mohammed Alraqraq
Mohammad J Sear
Mohammad J Sear
Mohammed E. Alkadi
Mohammed E. Alkadi
Nada Alamri
Nada Alamri
Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed
Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed
Zyad Aldaham
Zyad Aldaham
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative
SENIOR Representative

Conference Agenda

Day 1 – 09th November 2022
Day 2 – 10th November 2022
08:15
Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00
Welcome remarks by GM Group – Babita Singh Mishra, Conference Director
09:10
Welcome Note By Conference Chairman
Session 1 – Addressing Government Vision 2030 Roadmap For Digital Transformation And Data Utilization
09:20
Opening Keynote Address – Reserved For Ministry Of Communications & Technology, KSA
09:40
Opening Panel Discussion – Empowering The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia By The Utilisation Of Data Analytics To Improve Quality Of Life
  • Modernisation of public sector with data analytics to enhance quality of life
  • Developing open data platform to improve data sharing between private and public sectors, improve transparency and drive economic growth towards vision 2030
  • Addressing existing regulatory frameworks, setting standards, and removing barriers to manage, share, and re-use data
  • Overcoming key challenges of government critical data privacy and security
Panelists:
  • H.E. Abdulrahman Mirza, General Director of the Center for Research on Educational Policy, Ministry of Education, KSA
  • Ahmed Al Zahrani, Ministry of National Guard, KSA
  • Senior representative from KPMG
Moderator:
  • Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi, Consultant and Advisor to the Minister, King Abdullah University/ Ministry of Education, KSA
10:25
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis.The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
10:25 – 10:35 Industry insight 1 – Senior Representative from Denodo
10:35 – 10:45 Industry insight 2 – Senior representative from KPMG
10:45
Presentation 1 – The Foundations And Essentials Of Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Improving the consistency and quality of the key data to produce more accurate and timely information
  • Discovering MDM framework that incorporates best practices for people, process, and technology
  • Understanding the critical capabilities of a master data management solution
  • Utilising of data fabric, data mesh and data catalogue to support design and deployment of reusable data
Speaker:
  • Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi, Consultant and Advisor to the Minister, King Abdullah University/ Ministry of Education, KSA
11:00
Presentation 2 – Role Of Data Knowledge Management In Government Entities
  • Exploring the importance of data knowledge management in public sector
  • Providing critical analytical and visualisation capabilities to support research and decision-making processes
  • Processing and distributing data with DKM solution to provide authorities with fast and easy access to critical information
  • Decreasing operational cost by gathering and analysing data in one place  such as data hubs and data warehouses
Senior representative from Naseej/ Iknow
11:15
Coffee And Networking Break
Session 2 – Transforming Elements In Data Models Across The Government Sector with Advanced Analytics
12:00
Data Adoption In Cloud For Enhanced Performance
  • Securing data in the cloud for encrypted services to ensures safety
  • Challenges and roadblocks of migrating data to the cloud
  • Identifying patterns in data to extract new insights with cloud analytics
  • Driving data integration and unified business processes by implementing a cloud-first strategy
  • Leveraging the power of hybrid data to overcome key challenges related to on-premise and cloud storage
Speaker:
  • Eng. Fahad Alhamed, Chairman of the board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association KSA
12:15
Panel Discussion 2 – Advanced Data Management And Analytics To Transform Data Enterprise Architecture Models Across The Government Sector
  • Establishing data management processes for the collection, storage, and use of data in predictive analytics to increase the efficacy of mission-critical programs
  • Implementing data governance to break down silos, create efficient data centralisation hubs, and develop effective data sharing systems across sub authorities
  • Measuring and enhancing data quality for effective decision making
  • Leveraging data monetisation to obtain quantifiable return on investment
  • Upgrading the operational data framework to optimise the use of data mining and descriptive analytics
Panelists:
  • Prof. Humod Aldosary, Board Member & Professor at College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University, The Saudi Society for Data Science, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim El Badawi, Chief Executive Officer, The Open Data Institute, Dubai, UAE
  • Nada Alamri, Director, Del Apps Enablement, Communications, and Information Technology Commission (CITC), KSA
Moderator:
  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA region, United Arab Emirates
13:00
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis.The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
13:00-13:10 – 12:55 Industry insight 1 – Senior representative from Incorta
13:10-13:20 – 13:05 Industry insight 2 – Senior representative from Snowflake
13:20
Closing Panel – Utilising Advanced Data Analytics Tools To Optimise Generated Data Utilisation
  • Integrating business intelligence and advanced data analytics to capitalise on collected data
  • Identifying the right AI-based technologies for your data analytics strategy (machine learning, NLP, ERP, computer vision, etc.)
  • Looking at the role of cloud computing in improving analytics performance and streamlining projects
  • Discussing the challenges of navigating complex data, privacy, security, centralisation
Panelists:
  • Maha Mohammed Alraqraq, Senior Data Management and Business Intelligence Leader, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), KSA
  • Dr. Duaa Abaoud, Director for Digital Environment, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, KSA
  • Christopher Smeaton, Digital Leader, Consultant
14:05
Closing remarks
14:15
End Of Conference Day 1 And Networking Lunch
08:15
Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00
Welcome remarks by GM Group – Babita Singh Mishra, Conference Director
09:05
Welcome Note By Conference Chairman
Session 3 –Building up data governance, statistics, privacy, and security in the Kingdom
09:15
Keynote session
09:35
Opening panel 1 – Opening panel 1- Challenges in implementation of data sharing for enhanced and better data strategy in decision making
  • Discussing the availability and accessibility of data in a usable format
  • Importance of data sharing in form of official statistics to overcome scalability and storage issues
  • Keeping pace with growing needs in new and complex data stats with latest solution
  • Aligning with international state laws to maintain confidentiality
Panelists:
  • Badar Khan, Director of Digital Platforms, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Eng. Fahad Alhamed, Chairman of the board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association KSA
  • Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed, Information Security & IT Governance Consultant, National Information Center – SDAIA, KSA
Moderator:
  • Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation Director, Boston consulting Group, MENA region
10:20
Technology Innovation Session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.
10:20 – 10:30 Industry insight 1
10:30 – 10:40 Industry insight 2
10:40
Presentation 1 – Understanding Discussing data privacy and information security under the data governance laws in the Kingdom
  • Scope of local data protection set by the national data platform
  • Managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of data in enterprise systems
  • Identifying different measures to ensure data security that will lead to sensitive information privacy
  • Looking at the best practices in data security and information privacy to understand the levels of violation and security failure
Speaker:
  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA region, United Arab Emirates
11:00
Presentation 2 How to increase cyber security and compliance within organisations
  • Capturing data to remain compliant and be litigation-ready for better data governance
  • Monitoring all relevant tools and platforms in real time to detect compliance or policy violations
  • Preventing and responding to misconduct early with data behavior and threat aware automations
  • Protecting users and their by exercising good governance
Speaker:
  • Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed, Information Security & IT Governance Consultant, National Information Center – SDAIA, KSA
11:20
Coffee And Networking Break
Session 4 – Latest data trends in KSA
12:10
Panel discussion 2 – Exploring latest data trends in the government sector
  • Discussing the role of government sector in developing non-oil sectors with data and AI
  • Integrating data and digital infrastructure in building future smart cities of KSA
  • Transforming blockchain in finance and energy sectors by establishing new processes and service infrastructure
  • Incorporating AR and VR in government operations to enhance data visualisation to ease pattern recognition
  • Achieving operational excellence using intelligent automation
  • Exploring role of 5G in enhancing the decision making in the telecommunications sector
Panelists:
  • Dr. Dabia Alboaneen, Co-founding Board Member, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, KSA
  • Maha Mohammed Alraqraq, Senior Data Management and Business Intelligence Leader, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), KSA
  • Zyad Aldaham, Strategy and Transformation Expert, Ministry of Interiors KSA
13:00
Presentation 3 – Role of Blockchain in the Metaverse for the digital transformation of Saudi Arabia
  • Facilitating joint interoperability and functioning of different systems and interfaces without restriction
  • Identifying the inefficiencies and problems to solve in IoT and smart cities with data and payment capabilities of this technology
  • Solving real-world problems across industries while retaining public auditability and preserving the privacy of personal data
  • Measuring the actual supply and demand in the country across scenarios with the regular data feeds
  • Allowing decentralisation to ensure the full functioning of the metaverse where all the participants / authorities can see the same virtual world for better decision making
Speaker:
  • Franco Adrian Castillero, Digital Transformation Director, Boston consulting Group, MENA region
13:20
Chairman’s closing remarks
13:30
End of conference and networking lunch

Why participate

Learn and discuss the latest big data & analytics developments from across the region to understand and
ensure optimal utilization of generated data.

Offering new hope for operators looking to reach Government authorities in the most cost-effective way to
remain competitive in the current market.

Learn and discuss the factors and trends which are impacting the Government authorities for security services and solutions in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Discuss latest strategies in data analytics field for the advancement of Government and Ministries.

Get insights into data-driven government projects and plans
in the region

Learn about how to be optimize big data analytics to improve
decision making

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