Major Mohammad Obaid Al Obaidly

Deputy Director Digital Transformation & Systems Development, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

Abdulwahed Amiri

Head of IT strategy and Commercial, Abu Dhabi Airports

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer, Union Insurance

Tansel Kilicarslan

Chief Transformation Officer, Al Futtaim Group

Delel Chaabouni

CIO - Middle East & Africa, PepsiCo

As MEA CIO, my role is to lead the business and information solutions transformation agenda and promote as well as deliver new capabilities for increased productivity as well as enabling business growth. Delel’s experience crosses disciplines like business performance improvement, IT implementations, program and project management, digital marketing, as well as financial planning and people development. Passionate about people and believe in the multiplier effect. I am an ICF ACC accredited coach as well as HOGAN certified and love to coach people to identify their potential and turn it into high performance.

Specialties: CRM, Customer Experience, Project and Program Management, Business Transformation and Performance Improvement, Organizational Development, Best practice process knowledge in Human Resources, Procure-to-Pay, Sales-to-Cash, Logistics, Inventory and Financial Processes, SAP R/3 Certified, Budgeting and Planning People Management and Development, IT Implementations, Strategic Sourcing, Intercultural Business Communication, ICF ACC Accredited Coach as well as HOGAN certified coach, Public Speaking.

Mohammed Roushdy

Former CIO, Al Hilal Bank

A continuous achiever, self motivated, and results-driven Chief Information Officer with more than 22 years of demonstrated success directing business and technology operations to optimize bottom line productivity and achieve its goals:

More than 12 years experience as a CIO in Financial services industry leading big IT organizations. Worked and gained solid experience for different industries and business segments, Financial Services (Conventional / Islamic Banking), Conglomerate and Software Services. Built the IT Organization and systems of the biggest Islamic Bank in UAE taking the bank from scratch to Go live in 4 months (unique and unprecedented achievement).

Led the IT team on the first ever conversion of conventional bank into Islamic Bank (National Bank of Sharjah to Sharjah Islamic Bank).

Experience in developing and implementing IT strategy and managing budgets. Strong expertise in Business Process Management , Banking Applications, ERP, Software Development Life Cycle , Software development tools , Network Infrastructure , Operating systems , Data Base Management , Data Center Operations , Information Security, Management, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning.

Mohamed is also a  Speaker at major IT conferences and Forums in the Gulf and Europe in a wide IT and business topics: Fintechs , Digital Transformation , Cloud computing, Core banking implementation and Islamic Banking.

Silvia Rigato

Strategy Director, Accenture

Joanna Truffaut

Director Digital Transformation, Africa, India, Middle East, EY

Saher Arar

CEO NAWAT & Group Head of Operation, National Bank Abu Dhabi Group

Yousuf Mohammed Al Shaiba

Director of Smart Services Development Department, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

Yousuf Mohammed Al Shaiba is the Director of Smart Services Development Department, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department where he is leading efforts to improve IT processes standardization, Preparing financial budgets and presenting proposals for strategic projects to senior executives, Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational business goals & strategic objectives, Managing Projects according to the standards (PMI) to align with Organization Methodology, Insuring the sustained effective delivery of IT Services through measured KPI’s as well as working closely with Internal IT Teams to find solutions to manage IT activities.

Fady Sleiman

Group Head of IT, Al Waha Capital

Recognized as a top ten CIO by leading publications in MENA, Fady is an executive leader with 18 year’s of experience who has been instrumental in business transformation for General Electric MENA operations. Fady is a regular keynote speaker at conferences that cover topics related to Innovation, Business Transformation, Fintech and Blockchain. Fady has a proven history of successfully executing leadership & management roles within IT, Operations, Business Strategy, M&A, JV’s & ‘green field’ business builds & business turnarounds.

Specialties: Government Relations in the Middle East Region, Strategic Planning, Quality - Six Sigma (Green & Black belt Certified), Customer-centricity, Change Management, Business Transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking IT and Operations Platforms, Vendor Negotiations.

Sectors: Financial Institutions, Aviation, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy.

Dr. Adel A. Al- Ajaji

Organization Alignment & Whole System Transformation Specialist, Dialogue Consulting

Dr. Adel A. Al- Ajaji is an Organizational Alignment & Whole System Transformation Specialist, founder of Dialogue Consulting. He partners with CEOs & Executives to passionately achieve Alignment between middle management and frontline leadership towards organizational vision, strategy, and objectives.

Dr. Al- Ajaji is a Human Resources Development & Process Improvement Consultant with over 37 years of experience. He spent 20 years with Saudi Aramco where he previously held the position of the Administrator of Management Training & Leadership Center, he Initiated & led the Operational Excellence & Improvement Consultant Programs. He also held various management positions within Saudi Aramco, and led key projects with Ministries, Saudi Universities. He is also licensed to deliver a variety of leadership & management workshops.

Dr. Al- Ajaji received his BSc in Business Administration from "The University of Tampa", Florida, and received his Master’s in Human Resources Development & Doctorate in Administration of Higher Education from "The George Washington University", Washington D.C. USA.

He was a member of the Saudi Educational Board and participated in the Administrative Reform Seminars and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Government Excellence Award.

He has also participated in the Government of Dubai Excellence Program.

Ankur Shah

Chief Finance and Development Officer, Careem

Akram Awad

Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group & Visiting Professor, IE Business School

Strategist with the Boston Consulting Group (Project Leader); Visiting Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at IE Business School; Co-Founder of findme; Inventor with several registered patents in smart networks and mobile technologies.

With BCG, Akram is actively involved as a Project Leader in shaping tech & digital agenda for diverse group of leading CGG clients, focusing on driving innovative and futuristic national and business transformations and building entrepreneurial ecosystems.

As a Visiting Professor with IE, Akram engages with young future entrepreneurs on the role of technology in shaping the future society, from creating digitally innovative business models, to promoting impactful and sustainable innovation culture.

Graham Colclough

Partner, UrbanDNA

An international leader with a wealth of cities experience, who is driving the global smart cities agenda through positions within the EC Smart Cities & Communities Innovation Partnership (EIP); UK Ministerial Smart Cities Forum member; moderator for the ‘6-Nations’ Smart Cities Forum; City Protocol Society; chair of the ISO Smart City Strategic Advisory Group; and an active member of the BSI Smart Cities Advisory Group (steering board of Planning Guide; Smart Cities Overview). And brings considerable international city-specific experience.

With previous executive roles with Capgemini and Shell, Graham is well-networked and a recognised thought leader on issues of public services futures, city governance, customer-centric service transformation, urban mobility, technology enablement and the like. He is an active shaper of new smart city and eGovernment thinking, and a regular speaker and chair of conferences and workshops.

Jean-Luc Scherer

Founder & CEO, Innoopolis

Industry thought leader with 20+ years Experience in the Mobile industry, I have a solid track record in sales and marketing. Over the years, I have also developed a passion for innovation and became an innovation coach a few years back. I am now combining that skill with the sales and marketing experience I gained at Ericsson to help startups and corporates to innovate and grow their new businesses. I have recently founded Innoopolis, A Digital Innovation Factory, with the ambition to help enterprises to get more out of their innovation initiatives: from idea to concept, designing and developing, selling and scaling.

Specialties: Sales, Strategy, Innovation, Leadership, Startups, SME, Digital Transformation

Future Communications, M2M, Internet of things, bigdata.

Umar Saleem

Chief Transformation Officer, Al Jaber Group

Mr. Saleem is a C-level Executive, Advisor and Board Member with 27 years of progressive experience in corporate finance, restructuring & turnaround, operations management and consulting services across a broad spectrum of industries including construction, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, technology and diversified family conglomerates.

Mr. Saleem is a strong multi-faceted leader, skilled in operational excellence, people management, relationship building and timely delivery of complex solutions, with an eye on detail. He has gained extensive international and regional experience by working in Canada, UK, UAE and KSA amongst other MENA countries. Mr. Saleem is a Board and Committee member of several public and private companies. He is frequently invited as guest speaker/panelist at finance related conferences across the Middle East region.

Mr. Saleem has successfully led a number of operational and financial restructurings and transformation initiatives resulting in enhanced shareholder value.