Future Gov & Cities is a unique Focus Session hosting over 100+ Government Organizations share, discuss, learn and implement the latest strategies and new technologies for digital transformation. Aimed at creating collaboration and partnerships between government bodies, authorities, and the world’s best innovators. It gives you the opportunity to find new ways in delivering world class citizen services and experiences.
Chief, EVP, VP, DG, ADG, General Manager,
Directors & Managers
Raed h. alhazme, phd, is the executive director of the it department at the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA). The scope of the it department at mngha covers 2 medical cities, 3 hospitals and 72 primary healthcare centers distributed across the kingdom of saudi arabia. Dr. Alhazme has been involved in the management of it departments in different environments for more than 15 years. Nonetheless, he is also a hands-on healthcare informatician and data scientist since 2003. Over the years, Dr. Alhazme has passed the exams of multiple professional certificates. Academically, Dr. Alhazme holds a master’s and phd degrees in biomedical informatics from nova southeastern university, fl, usa, and rutgers university, nj, usa, respectively. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the health informatics department at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz university for health sciences, riyadh, saudi arabia, and in the biomedical informatics department at nova southeastern university, fl, usa. Dr. Alhazme research activities are focused on the health informatics and data science fields, which involved publishing a number of literatures and filing four patents at the united states patent and trademark office.
Turki Mohammed Al-Daghrer
Assistant Deputy Minister for Human Resources, Ministry of Finance
18+ years of experience, 16 of which in Saudi Aramco covering different areas in Training, IT, Human Resource Management and Development. In 2009, led the Talent Management Project to revamp Saudi Aramco Talent Management processes for all employees. The team delivered a new product focusing on three main areas, Business Process Design, Training & Change Management, and Migration Plan of previous systems.
In July 2011, Started Global assignment to lead global mobility and HRD efforts as T&D manager in Aramco Asia. The function provides training and development services to Aramco Asia offices in China, Japan and Korea. As well as managing employees’ scholarship and developmental assignment in the Asia Pacific region including financial, personnel, logistics and academic affairs. Following the Asia Pacific assignment, in August 2015, appointed as division head of Industrial Training Partnership Division leading collaboration initiatives for Industrial and Technical training targeting 20K+ trainees per year.
In November 2017, A new journey started, this time outside Saudi Aramco as Head of Human Resources Development in the Ministry of Finance. Focusing on Human Capital initiatives including public policies, Organization Development, Capacity building and other initiatives within the Vision Realization Program mandate for the Ministry of Finance. Currently representing MOF as voting member of in The Preparatory Committee of Organization & Administrative Structure under CEDA headed by the Minister of Human Resources & Social Development.
Co-Founder and Director of Strategy - Ministry of Interior Transformation Program, Strategic Advisor - Council of Health Services
Mr. Zyad Aldaham is a strategy and transformation leader with more than 15 years of experience in the government and the public sector. He is an international surveyor, and his improvement work focuses on public sector strategies and business models, healthcare and public sector reform, quality and patient safety, situation awareness, and managing by prediction. He recently led a large strategy development program for a large government entity and served in several nationallevel committees and initiatives. His volunteering work focuses on the development, training, and implementation of the national third-sector (charity) standards.
Eng. Ali AlAsiri
Public Sector Digital Evangelist and Transformation Leader
Ali Alasiri is a seasoned technology executive with deep experience across the public and private sectors in the
areas of digital transformation, strategic planning, Policy Making and regulation and growth. Over a career spanning 20+ years, he has worked across the Middle East and North America with large corporates, start-ups and government institutions to help them plan and execute on mission-critical changes to their operating infrastructure and corporate strategy. Currently, he is leading Meila Digital for GovTech which is focused on creating the next generation platforms on government technologies in the digital economy era. Mr. Alasiri is the former Director General of Yesser the eGovernment program, he spearheads the Smart Government initiative – one of the cornerstones of the Saudi Arabian government’s priority to digitize the public sector. He also headed the National Digitization Unit, NDU, in Saudi Arabia which is mandated to push the digital economy file in the country. Mr. Alasiri led the regulation reform for Digital Government and was a key member in the committee responsible of Data Law and PPP for government digital products.
I have twenty (20) year of IT hands-on practice experiences in different lines of business sectors (Banking, Retail & Agency in medical, public and government, real state, trade-in, Restaurant franchiser, and distribution and Retail in mobility and electronic FMCG, Oil and Gas sectors and Aviation MRO) with thirteen (13) year of extensive executive management experience in leading IT department Leading people with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and professional certificates (Project Management Professional PMP, Business Professional in Leadership CBP & ITIL, Data center professional and disaster recovery and Digital Transformation) An expert level experience in IT development Planning, develop strategic digital Road Map for 3-5 years including: infrastructure And connectivity and applications solution with overall IT Technology architecture with data warehousing. Strong experience in ERP Oracle, SAP S4 Hana and success factor with 8 full ends to end implementations for ERP oracle and 1 full for SAP S/4 Hana And success factor and IFS V10.
Dr. Abdulrhman Alkhanifer is a digital transformation consultant who's working currently as the Chief Information Officer at King Saud University. Alkhanifer has 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Additionally, he served as an advisor in multiple organizations where he helped those organizations to bridge their digital transformation gaps. On the other hand, he's a faculty member of computer science who's specialized in the user experience design and prototyping fields.
Dr. HUSSAIN ALDAWOOD earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from University of Arizona, USA in 2009, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, USA in 2015. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems (cyber security) at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2020. He also completed an executive education program in cyber security leadership and risk management at Harvard University, USA in 2020. From 2010 to 2018, he was an Information Security Professional with Saudi Aramco. From 2019 to 2021, he was an academic with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Newcastle. From 2019 to 2021, he was the Director of Engineering & Cyber Security in GulfNet Solutions Company (GNS), Saudi Arabia.
Group Chief Digital Transformation Officer, khimji ramdas
Sanjeev Madavi Sanjeev Madavi is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of global experience in Digital transformation, Innovation, New business ventures and Operational Excellence across multiple industries. He is passionate about digital-driven enterprises and speaks regularly on new-age business ecosystems and technology innovation for the future. He is an avid proponent of the joint business and technology ambidexterity and has received several accolades and recognitions including the 2021 Legend CIO Award from World CIO Forum and the 2019 Supply Chain & Logistics Technology Leader of the Year award. He currently serves as the Group Chief Digital Transformation Officer for Khimji Ramdas Group in Oman driving their business transformation agenda using digital models, strategies and 4IR emerging technologies. Sanjeev is a recognized leader in turning businesses into digital enterprises and executing business transformation with organizational change.
Hands-on information technology leader (Software Engineering) with over 19 years of experience and a proven track record of architecting and delivering reliable and scalable systems in a variety of areas of internet/e-commerce.
13 years of leadership and management experience on JavaEE software development with open-source technologies. Team management includes direct reports as well as indirect resource management. Thorough knowledge of the complete software development process and able to take a project from initial startup and analysis through to completion of production deployment and support. Experience in architecting and design/development of applications in traditional software delivery model as well as SaaS model. Experience in architecting application framework using commercial and open-source products.
With 30 years of Digital and IT experience working for IBM,
Fujitsu, Siemens, Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank, and Bank Al
Bilad, Dr. Ahmed Darwish is one of the few in the middle
east to consult for outstanding results in managing digital
transformations and portfolios. Since 2005, he has worked
to share his knowledge and experience with the
community in over one hundred events as a public
speaker in Innovation, Digital Transformation, Digital
Payments, Digital Government, PMO transformation,
Project Management, and Soft Skills.
Ahmed is holding a Doctor of Business Administration
degree in Digital Government from Newcastle University
Business School (NUBS), UK and the author of the
Integrated Intergovernmental Information Systems
Adoption theory. He is also holding a master’s degree in
computer engineering and BSC in Electronics and
Communications Engineering from Cairo University (1999
and 1992 respectively.)
A renowned business executive, an author, a thought leader, an awards winning head, advisory Board member AKA the “CX Master” - with extensive business expertise of more than 25 years of leading roles in ; Customer Experience, Marketing, Processes Reengineering, Consultancy, CC and Digital Transformation.
Carrying strong leadership, consultancy and management capabilities with a proven success record across various industries of: Utilities, FMCG, IT, petroleum, Automobiles, Marketing & Adv., Telecom, Banking and Gov.
Having been successful within diverse Industries on a wide range of solutions and propositions demonstrates a strong capacity to fully comprehend business objectives, spot challenges & opportunities, develop smart cost-effective solutions, and lead teams to boost the competitive edge in a way that increases revenues and optimizes Business Results
Haithem has been working with Saudi Aramco for 20 years.
Over the past seven years, he has directed the HR Systems Support
Department, Workforce Planning and Analytics Division, and the
Compensation Division. Haithem has been actively participating in the World
Economic Forum (WEF) in fields related to the future of jobs and
His current role is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Johns Hopkins
Aramco Healthcare, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Johns
Haithem obtained both his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and an
Executive MBA from King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals
Eng. Safwan Kabli
Director, Saudi Arabia National Codification Bureau, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
A believer in Master Data Management and very enthusiastic about quality management. My passion comes from a life-long obsession of classification and codification. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. I’ve Complemented my theoretical background with deep hands on experience in different data structures, and international codification standards. Providing world class codification system to open new possibilities in Materials standardization.
Visitor Experience Advisor, Saudi Tourism Authority
Former Director at a consulting firm, communication and change management.
Developed and executed communication and marketing strategies for multilabel nation-wide initiatives and brands.
Led several marketing BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer) projects with different semi-government organizations.
Accomplished retail professional with 15+Y experience providing leadership and guidance to drive the achievement of company goals and objectives.
Experienced in all areas of management in retail, wholesale & e-commerce.
A history of building strong teams with results to lead changes. strategic thinker and team builder who is passionate about the customer experience.
Skilled at creating, influencing and executing complex business strategy while driving revenue and profit gains across multiple channels
Chief of Support Services, Saudi Contractors Authority
Mufleh have extensive leadership experience in finance, human resources, procurement, administration, and performance management within the government, semi government and private sectors.
Throughout his career, He recognized for improving the effectiveness of HR, administrative, and business support services and attaining financial sustainability.
He have experience in developing business and HR strategies that meet desired outcomes and ensure the completion of various projects under budgets.
Director, Technology innovation,
Ministry of Tourism
I’m Lamia Alsobail, Technology Innovation Director working currently at the Ministry of Tourism with more than 7 years of experience working between several governmental projects and entities. The technology innovation is an economic function through which new technologies are introduced into production and consumption it also entails recognizing new technological possibilities and running pilots to validate the technology in place.
I have also worked at the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology as a Digital Entrepreneurship Community Director leading projects and activities that support the tech entrepreneurship community.
My educational background includes getting a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore in United States. I have also B.A. in business administration from King Saud University.
Hussam Al Ramadi
Digital Transformation Governance & PMO Director, STC
• Have more than 10 years of experience in the fields of Engineering, AI and Data Science.
• Worked as AI consultant in various entities in both private and governmental sectors.
• Worked as a senior data science trainer in local and international institutions.
• Published different research papers in respected journals in Engineering and Computer Science.
• Developed more than 25 AI-based solutions to improve education, business, and industrial systems.
• Expert in machine and deep learning, computer vision, natural language process, business intelligence and programming languages, e.g. R, SQL, Matlab, and Python.
Chief Innovation Officer, King Abdulaziz Military City
Eng. Ahmed Al Zahrani started working in 2004 as a programmer and soon became managing the
change phase and automating all the work procedures in his department and institute. In the first 4
years, he accomplished a qualitative shift in his department of the ministry of defense, and some of
these works were exported to be used in other departments around the kingdom. That stage was
followed by the continuation of the study on the way he was sent from his work. In 2015, he
managed to obtain a master’s degree in computer engineering. He is now a doctoral researcher and
has published two research papers in the field of image processing using machine learning and AI.
Moreover, he is in charge of digital transformation and innovation initiatives.
Director, Healthcare Technology Development, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA)
I'm passionate about making a positive change, by enabling the power of creativity and innovation, promoting people’s knowledge, and implementing strategical plans to support the business sustainable growth.
My current role as a Director of Healthcare Technology Development at MNG-HA exposed me to lead the development activities of technological solutions toward enhancing the functions and application of healthcare technologies.
One of the recent achievements was a completion of all integrations projects under Medical Devices Integration Program, which totally transformed the business models of many procedures and clinical workflows to an automated processes, and enabled the data exchange for more than 15,000 medical devices with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) plus other clinical systems in all six hospitals under MNG-HA. The implemented automated processes of the clinical workflows promoted the patient safety, the quality of care, and increased the end user satisfaction.
Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), AlHokair Fashion Retail
Nizar Darweesh is the Chief Human Capital Officer of Saudi Arabia’s leading franchise
retailer, Alhokair Fashion Retail. He is responsible for developing and executing HR
strategies, programs and initiatives that are directly aligned with the Company’s
business plans and strategies.
Nizar is experienced in developing business partnerships with leaders and executives,
while driving employee engagement and building the corporate culture. Prior to
joining Alhokair, he led HR functions focusing on developing and executing strategies
in the areas of Succession Planning, Talent Management, Learning and Development,
Workforce Planning, Diversity, Organizational Development and Rewards. Nizar is a
Champion of transformation projects with a great passion for building & improving
people’s and organizational capabilities.
Nizar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from King Fahd
University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He is also a certified Targeted
Selection Interviewer (STAR) and Thomas Personal Profile Analysis Practitioner.
Dan Barlow is the founder and CEO of Kagool. His passion for building strong, passionate delivery teams and creating partnership relationships with clients, understanding, and owning their pain points has given Kagool a reputation for solving business problems.
As well as serving his clients, Dan fosters a culture of innovation in the company, keeping Kagool at the forefront of advanced technologies including Metaverse, Robotics, IoT, Quantum Computing, Blockchain and more.
Karthik Ananda Rao has over 20 years of IT experience. Today, He is the Chief Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine and heads the Technical Research and Marketing Team for MENA region.
He has hands-on experience in all IT domains - vis-a-vis - IT/Enterprise Service Management, IT Operations Management, Active Directory and Identity Management, Security and Information Event Management, Unified Endpoint Management, Privileged Access Management, and Data Analytics. He has had the privilege to deliver guest lectures at quite a few educational institutions across Oman, Malaysia, India, France, Morocco, Belgium, UK and the US.
Abdullah Hajkasem is the facilities management director and smart cities project lead in Saudi downtown company. A master and lead developer owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) shaping destinations that will generate powerful social and economic impact and a legacy that will benefit generations to come.
Abdullah has more than 10 years of experience in widely diverse work environments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An accomplished facilities management director with notable expertise in Facilities, Assets Operations, Strategic Planning, and Community Management at reputed local and international real estate and community development companies like Alshaya group, DarAlarkan, Kinan, and AREIC.
Izzeddin Almozayen is the Regional Manager at Zoho in Saudi Arabia. with 10+ years Zoho's experience. Al Mozayen is well-versed in Zoho$B!G(Bs products, new technology, and topics related to digital transformation. He is an expert on products such as Zoho Creator, Finance Modules, Sales Modules, and Collaboration apps. Leveraging his strong understanding of SME's business processes development, Al Mozayen leads the development of Zoho$B!G(Bs Saudi public-private partnerships as well as building relationships with relevant stakeholders.
Praveen Arora is Head - IoT, Tata Communications Ltd. He has a rich 22+ years of experience supporting C-Suite on Strategy and execution of large high impact business transformations to excel in Innovation, Industry X.0, IoT, Digital Thread and Twin across multiple industries.
He started his journey engineering cars with Auto OEMs and progressing through enhancing R&D efficiency and effectiveness, Product Planning, product design and development, Innovation, Systems Engineering, product portfolio management, cost reduction, business process improvements, supplier collaboration programs, set up of new businesses and Digital Thread and Twin globally at his clients in North America, China, Hong Kong, Japan and in India.
H>is love for design thinking and experience in Innovation and product development, combined with an unwavering focus on results, makes him a flexible and high impact leader, skilled in bringing thought leadership and credibility across multiple domains.
Praveen is a global subject matter expert for creating impactful client results in the area of Innovation and Industry X.0.
Iain has over 15 years of experience leading sales in a wide range of disciplines and markets, specifically software, SaaS & Cloud solutions across EMEA
He is a proven leader and revenue growth professional who has a versatile background being part of a number of high-growth scale-ups such Truefit and Showpad as well as larger organisations such as Experian and Oracle. He is also currently an Advisory Board Member for Personify Xp.
I have worked with different companies such as:
Crestal liquid & detergent company.
Berain water company.
Hunger station. (Delivery hero company)
I have started my career path on 2008. I have almost 15 years of experience in sales, Marketing & management. I have done many projects to expand the market share & getting more revenue.
Third, working in E-commerce something interested. we can say , it is the future. Especially, after Covid19. The situation of this crises pushed the people to use the online more & more whether you like, or dislike. Also, the governments have started to use the apps to help the people to have suitable life & safe.