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Moza Suwaidan


Director of Strategy and Innovation

Smart Dubai

The Future of Digital Transactions in Dubai

The Smart Dubai case study will demonstrate the success achieved so far in digitizing government services towards a 100% paperless experience by 21.12.2021, the challenges and lessons learnt along the way and how the future will look being the first city globally to achieve such a transformation.


Join us and learn how you can implement technologies to drive sustainability and deliver an enhanced customer experience within your organization.

Ahmed Alsuwaiyan


Deputy Minister, Technology and Development

Ministry of Finance

Government Digital Platform (Etimad) — To Enable Digital Transformation, Transparency and Efficiency

The Etimad case study will demonstrate how to improve the digitalization of government transactions to enhance the speed of process, ensuring accuracy of data and increasing the ease of doing business between government entities and private sector contractors.


Join us  for this conversation on the key aspects of digitalization and  increased productivity and efficiency.

Ghinwa Baradhi


Chief Information Officer, MENAT


The HSBC Cloud Journey: Focus on Analytics/Big Data

Ghinwa Baradhi is the regional Chief Information Officer for HSBC in Middle East North Africa and Turkey. She is responsible for the Bank's technology function across the region and supervises a team of 350 people. In this capacity, Ghinwa provides the vision for her team to deliver against strategic business priorities and has end-to-end responsibility for all IT prerequisites regionally. Ghinwa has been with HSBC for over 12 years, having joined the bank in 2006 as Head of IT operations and quality for MENA. During her tenure, she has undertaken multiple roles within the organization leading software Deliver and IT Operations and heading Global Banking and Markets Operational Effectiveness.



Join us  for this conversation on the how HSBC transformed its digital business with analytics and big data

Ali N Alasiri


Chief Executive Officer

eGov Program, YESSER

Implementing Blockchain - Challenges and Best Practices

A distinctive professional journey led by Eng. Ali Al Asiri in different local and international organizations specialized in Communications and Information Technology in both public and private sectors. He has a wide range of leadership and professional experiences in communications and information technology in addition to business development and technological solutions. Such experiences are strongly based upon a solid knowledge base.


Before his work at Yesser, he has worked in high executive positions at highly prestigious corporations such as; Juniper Networks, Services Sales and Solutions Delivery GM, and contracts and business operations at Huawei Technologies company, in addition to executive high positions at Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and CISCO systems.


Join us  for this conversation on the key aspects of blockchain implementation.

Exclusive Roundtable:

Women in IT - Elevate Your Game for Strategic Impact

Helen Poitevin


Sr Director Analyst


Women in IT - Elevate Your Game for Strategic Impact

Although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, women are only 31% of IT employees. Unlike other professions where women have made significant strides to reach leadership positions, only 22% of IT leaders are women. This Roundtable discussion will explore the questions: 1) What holds women back from attaining leadership roles in IT? 2) What keys to success can we learn from women CIOs and from female senior business executives in technology companies? 3) What changes are being tried to better attract, retain and promote women in IT?  


Join us  for this roundtable on the key aspects of women in IT and Leadership.

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