About the Event
IN LIGHT of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to achieve its vision 2030 digital transformation goals, the integration of cloud computing solutions in enterprises and governments has grown to become inevitable to achieve the target. The Kingdom has been leading the ranks as the emerging tech hub of the region, investing more than $6.4bn in digital infrastructures and digital technologies (Express Computer, 2022).
Saudi Arabia continues to grandly invest in IoT, digital transformation and emerging technologies and aims to become among the top 100 cities globally through implementing smart infrastructure in 5 different cities, which has increased the need for high-capacity, effective and sustainable data storage solutions, especially cloud computing. This surge to cloud computing unravels as many opportunities as it does challenges, making it critical for a platform to exist for experts and industry practitioners to discuss the future of this technology.
Honoring the country’s 2030 Vision, and in partnership with the Saudi Cloud Computing Association, the Saudi Cloud Computing Conference is hosted on 5-6 June 2023 in Riyadh, KSA to provide a national platform with first-class insights and content from key local stakeholders in the government and private sectors and international technology leaders, who will highlight the recent advances and breakthroughs of cloud computing, explore opportunities and define the outlook of cloud computing in the Kingdom and the region.
Event in Numbers
Senior Decision Makers
Why Saudi Cloud Computing Conference in Facts and Figures:
Dr. Fawaz Alharbi
Dr. Dhabiah Alboainen
Dr. Entisar Alkayal
Dr. Sultan Al Makdi
Eng. Faris AlSaqabi
Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed
Dr. Marc Dacier
Khaled S. Salem
Eng. Hameed Alzahrani
Moaz Al Sibaai
Dr. Fawaz Alharbi
Dr. Duaa Abaoud
Dr. Adnan Mustafa Albar
Dr. Ahmed Aldammas
Abdulrahman Al Huwaymil
Dr. Dhabiah Alboainen
Ibrahim Al Asaker
|08:00||Registration, refreshments, and networking|
|09:00||Opening remarks by Great Minds Group|
|09:05||Welcome address and opening remarks by the conference chairman|
|09:15||Opening keynote address Eng Faris AlSaqabi, Deputy Minister for Future Jobs and Capabilities, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology|
Driving the vision of digitalization in Saudi Arabia
|09:30||Opening panel discussion: Saudi Vision 2030 for digitalization and data storage capacity development
|10:30||Presentation: Thinking cloud and clear - Developing and implementing an efficient regulatory framework for cloud computing
Building cloud infrastructure and ecosystem capabilities
|10:50||Industry insight: This session will highlight the latest technologies in the cloud computing industry. The session consists of two 10- minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful applications of innovative solutions.
|11:10||Networking coffee break|
|11:40||Panel discussion: Optimizing the utilization of data centers capabilities in the Kingdom and unlocking opportunities of serving the region
|12:25||Spotlight session Highlighting key leading projects in the cloud computing sector in the Kingdom|
|12:40||Presentation: Embracing cloud culture as the new norm
|13:00||Fireside chat: What makes the datacenter business in Saudi Arabia lucrative?|
Gearing up to achieve impeccable results upon migrating to cloud
|13:20||Presentation: Developing a robust transition model for private, public, and hybrid cloud
|13:40||Industry insight: This session will highlight the latest technologies in the cloud computing industry.
The session consists of a two 10-minute presentation from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful applications of innovative solutions.
|14:00||Presentation: Right-sizing your cloud through efficient resource deployment to minimize infrastructure cost
|14:30||Networking lunch and end of day 1|
|08:30||Registration, refreshments, and networking|
|09:30||Welcome address and opening remarks by the conference chairman|
Optimizing cloud security for government and enterprises
|09:35||Panel discussion: Dissecting cyber threats and enhancing cloud security
|10:35||Presentation: Ensuring a seamless cloud data disaster recovery
Capitalizing on cloud services and solutions
|10:55||Industry insight: This session will highlight the latest technologies in the cloud computing industry. The session consists of a 10-minute presentation from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful applications of innovative solutions.
|11:20||Networking coffee break|
|11:50||Panel discussion: Leveraging high-performance multi-cloud services
|12:30||Presentation: The evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and its role in effective mass data processing
|12:50||Fireside chat: Upcoming government initiatives and investments in the cloud sector|
|13:10||Presentation: Crafting container orchestration from development to production
|13:30||Panel discussion: Closing the skill gap in ICT and developing cloud technology workforce in the Kingdom
|14:10||Closing panel session: Conference wrap up and recommendations Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association|
|14:30||Closing remark, networking lunch and end of conference|
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