In collaboration with

Achieving Digital Excellence Across
Key Sectors in Kuwait

2022 Supporting Partners

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Health Kuwait
Electronic & Cyber Crime
Kuwait International Bank
Kuwait National Bank
Weyay Bank

2023 Supporting partners

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Interior

Electronic and Cyber Crime Combating Department

Arab fund for economic and social development

USKAA - United States Kuwait Alumni Association

Kuwait International Bank

Alhasawi Retail Group

ABCK-AmCham Kuwait

GBCK

COFE App

Circle Turbomart App

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Why Digital Transformation
Kuwait Conference?

As the flagship event, following the resounding success of the inaugural Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference and in collaboration with the Central Agency for Information Technology – CAIT, the forthcoming third edition of this transformative event is scheduled to take place on 18-19 November, Kuwait.

This conference serves as a crucial national platform, fostering digital advancement in Kuwait by bringing together leaders and experts from the ICT industry. The event aims to illuminate the ongoing efforts, ambitions, and plans for digitizing various sectors, including government, healthcare, education, BFSI, and customer experience.

The upcoming Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference will explore the current challenges and opportunities in the market, offering insights into acceleration strategies for diverse industries and facilitating effective technology integration. This conference aligns with the country’s broader 2040 vision, emphasizing the commitment to driving digital transformation and adoption.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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Why Digital Transformation
Kuwait Conference?

After the resounding success of the inaugural Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference and in collaboration with the Central Agency for Information Technology – CAIT, the 2nd edition of the Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference will be hosted on 20-21 November 2023, Kuwait.

The Conference has proved to be a vital national platform that enables digital progression in Kuwait by bringing the ICT industry leaders and experts to shed light on the efforts, ambitions, and plans to digitize the country’s thriving sectors, such as government, healthcare, education, BFSI and customer experience.

This 2nd Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference will navigate through the challenges and opportunities in the market, address acceleration strategies for various industries and pave the way for effective technology integration. The conference proudly aligns with the Kuwait Vision 2035 to driving digital transformation and adoption.

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Key Conference Elements

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Agenda

08:00

Registration, refreshments, and networking

08:45

Opening remarks by Lulu Banat, Conference Director, Great Minds Group

08:50

Welcome address by Dr. Anwar Alharbi, Conference Chairman

09:00 

Opening keynote speech by Dr. Ammar AlHusaini, Acting Director General, Central Agency for Information Technology

09:10–10:00

Opening panel discussion: Accelerating Kuwait’s vision for a digitally empowered government

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10:00 – 10:15

Keynote presentation by Essa AlMoosa – Executive Director, Business and Consumer Sales Ooredoo

10:15 – 10:25 

From Digital Dream to Reality: Bridging Strategy and Action in Government Strategy Execution by Dr. Magd Donia and Dr. Jehad Baker from KASP

10:25 – 10:35 

The journey of artificial transformation in light of technical and security challenges by Sharifah M. Al-kanderi, Information Technology Department Manager, Kuwait Credit Bank

10:35   - 11:20

Panel discussion: Elevating customer experience (CX) in a rapidly evolving digitalized age

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11:20 – 12:00

Ribbon cutting ceremony, exhibition tour, and networking break

12:00 – 12:40

Innovation technology session   

This session will highlight the latest technologies in digitalization. The session consists of three 15-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of digital innovations.

12:00 – 12:15

Innovation technology session: Smartest way to Data Market place by Rami Jarbou, Sales Engineer, Denodo

12:15 – 12:25

Innovation technology session 2 

12:25 – 12:40

A Moving Target Defense Approach: Shifting The State of Cyber Risk from Guesstimation towards Causation by Bilal Issa, Technical Lead, TRENDMICRO

12:40 – 13:05

Fireside Chat: Navigating the digital frontier through cybersecurity and digitalization realities

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13:05 - 13:30

Fireside Chat: Empowering Kuwait's youth through digital transformation

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13:30

Closing remarks and networking lunch 

08:30 – 09:15

Registration, morning coffee, and networking   

09:15 – 09:25

Welcome address and opening remarks by Conference Chairman: Dr. Anwar AlHarbi

09:25 – 10:10

Opening panel discussion:  Digitalizing the healthcare sector to enhance patient care and wellness journey

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10:10– 10:40

Innovation technology session  

This session will highlight the latest technologies in digitalization. The session consists of three 15-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of digital innovations.

10:10 – 10:25

Innovation technology session 1 by Adnan Alrayes, Chief Executive Director, Virtus Informatics

10:25 – 10:40

Innovation technology session 2 by Yasmeen Lahloh, Clinical Executive Manager, and Robert Long, Sales Manager, Intersystems InterSystems

10:40 – 10:55

Smart city for smart living by Laila Al Hadhrami, MD, C3 Advisory, Smart Sustainable Cities Advisor

10:55 – 11:10

Case study: Design Driven Digital Innovation: Digital transformation of public transport in Kuwait by Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj, Group CEO, City Group Co

11:10 – 11:45

Networking break and coffee

11:45 – 12:15

Innovation technology sessions 

This session will highlight the latest technologies in digitalization from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of digital innovations.

11:45 – 12:00

How can Kuwait benefit from the transformative power of AI by Dr. Samantha Torrance, Head of Policy Implementation, Access Partnership

12:00 – 12:15

Accelerate Digital Transformation with Nexthink by Hady Medhat, Country Manager, Nexthink

12:15 – 12:25

Innovation session by Tamer Riyal | Country Manager - Turkey , Levant & Kuwait, Nutanix

12:25 – 12:35

Innovation session by Cyborg Automation

12:35 – 13:00

Fireside chat: Securing the future of Kuwait's oil and gas industry by enhancing information security measures

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13:15

Wrap up, recommendations, and closing remarks

13:30

Networking lunch

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
OFFICIAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION HEALTHCARE PARTNER
Official Security
Partner
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Strategic Partner
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Training and Development Sponsor
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Who Will Attend

Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Heads, Specialists, Advisors, and Consultants from the following departments:
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Opportunities to Participate

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    Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuwait