2nd Middle East Data Analytics Forum

2nd Middle East Data Analytics Forum

Geography of Focus: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,
Kuwait, Oman, Egypt & Qatar

Geography of Focus:

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait,

Oman, Egypt & Qatar

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08th - 09th March 2022

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08th - 09th March 2022

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Event Overview

Through Big Data analytics, companies can now have access to some unbelievable insights which seemed impossible to generate before its advent. Unquestionably Covid-19 pandemic has also helped realise & accelerate adoption of Big Data Analytics, Mobility, Artificial Intelligence (AI) among businesses in Middle East. Having said that, our recent conversations with top businesses in countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait has revealed some of the business challenges of Big Data, including, Lack of proper understanding of Big Data, Securing data, poor organization of data, Confusion while Big Data tool selection and many more. While several organisations are relentlessly trying to get this right the “Middle East Data Analytics Forum” aims to deep dive through the big data analytics issues and help the top entities in the region identify credible solutions to embrace big data analytics to improve decision-making, increase accountability, raise productivity, make better predictions, monitor performance, gain competitive advantage and more. 


 SAMA is assessing the potential impact Open Banking may have on the Saudi Financial Sector and is working to identify the most suitable approach to adopt Open Banking in the Kingdom.

This journey is curated into three distinct phases: a design phase, an implementation phase, and the go-live:

    • Design Phase SAMA’s efforts will be devoted to the design of the Open Banking ecosystem (technologies and processes) and to the definition of a governance involving market participants.
    • Implementation Phase The implementation phase will cover the development of the defined frameworks, technology building blocks and rollout activities including testing with financial market participants, and enhancement of customer awareness.
    • Go-live Phase the Open Banking ecosystem will formally be launched in the Kingdom and adopt a staged approach to support customer awareness and guarantee a continuous improvement in developing the infrastructure.

Profile of Attendees

  • CIO’s & VP’s
  • Head of IT
  • Heads of Digital & Strategy
  • Head of Data & Business Intelligence
  • Head of Marketing & Customer Experience
  • Head of Analytics, Modelling & Mining
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Healthcare
  • BFSI
  • Oil & Gas
  • Telco

Conference Chairman

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Sara Al Zarooni

Director of Data Management and Compliance Affairs
Smart Dubai.

Dr. Lt. Col. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi

Head of Telecommunications Section
Abu Dhabi Police

Who's Speaking

Dr. Jassim Haji

Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain

Mr. Varghese Skariah

Regional Head of Data
RSA Middle East

Ms. Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis
Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC)
Ministry of Cabinet affairs

Ms. Mai AlOwaish

Chief Data Officer
Gulf Bank

Ms. Seham El Behissy

Products and Connected Services - Middle East
Renault Middle East

Mr. Manoj Mishra

Chief Manager - BI & Data Science
Union Insurance

Mr. Aliasgar Bohari

Senior Director Information Technology
Zulekha Hospital

Ms. Dina Mohammad-Laity

Director of Data Science

Mr. Jaleel Rahiman

Director – IT
Prime Healthcare Group LLC

Mr. Efe Erturk

Lead Growth Hacker

Mr. Mohamed Ghazala

Head of Data Architecture & Analytics
Banque Du Caire

Mr. Jawad Raza

SVP, Head of Data Analytics, Big Data and AI
Meezan Bank Limited

Mr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation, Pioneering and Excellence
Dubai Police General HQ

Mr. Amash Malik

Director of Performance Marketing
Bayut & dubizzle (EMPG)

Ms. SriLakshmi Bannigol

Vice President ,Head of Analytics and AI
First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mr. Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi

Group Data & Analytics Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Automotive Company Ltd

Mr. Boris Bialek

Global Head of Enterprise Modernisation

Mr. Rajesh Murthy

Founder Architect & Vice President Engineering

Mr. Abdullah Saleem

Group Chief Information Officer
Omni Hospitals

Dr. Taghreed Justinia

Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Chris Royles


Ms. Sona Saha Das

Head of Data & Integration
M. H. Alshaya Co, Kuwait

Mr. Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq

Artificial intelligence & Analytics Team Leader
ADNOC Distribution, UAE

Dr. George Davis

Marketing Manager
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group UAE

Mr. Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Group Chief Information Officer
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

Mr. Piyush Chowhan

Group Chief Information Officer
Lulu Group International

Mr. Mubarik Hussain

Director of IT
Bloom Holdings

Mr. Hafdi Salah

Managing Partner
BBI Consultancy

Mr. Amith Rajan

Head of Data & Analytics
Mashreq Bank

Mr. Karim Azar

Regional Director - Middle East

Mr. Mohamed Zouari

Sales Director Middle East Turkey Africa

Mr. Kai Waehner

Field CTO and Global Technology Advisor

Mr. Nick Loumakis

Regional Director - Middle East & Africa

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