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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been making significant strides in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive economic diversification, enhance public services, and position itself as a technological leader in the region. Saudi Arabia is leapfrogging in the advanced technology sector. The country will invest $20 billion in artificial intelligence projects by 2030.
Saudi Arabia has initiated numerous endeavors with the objective of positioning the nation as a global technological leader. These strategic initiatives, including Vision 2030, a comprehensive plan for economic and social enhancement, underscore the pivotal role of technology. Through this national reform initiative, a roadmap is charted towards a future characterized by heightened technological advancement.
The establishment of the Digital Government Authority and the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) by the Government showcases its proactive approach in leading the digital transformation initiative. These entities serve as catalysts for the program, orchestrating the creation of AI-friendly environments and fostering the adoption of data analytics solutions. Furthermore, they play a pivotal role in advancing smart city projects such as NEOM. The Saudi government is promoting an environment conducive to AI start-ups. Initiatives like the "Hakathon" encourage innovation, and the "Badir Program" supports technology start-ups and accelerators.
The "Zeal's AI Series: Saudi Edition" is an exclusive and groundbreaking event designed to catalyze discussions, collaborations, and innovations within the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Saudi Arabia. The forum will gather leading experts, thought leaders, industry pioneers, policymakers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to explore the role of AI in transforming Saudi Arabia's industries, economy, and society. This forum aims to drive meaningful dialogue, showcase AI advancements, and foster an ecosystem that paves the way for a technologically empowered Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Arabia government wants to build communities and boost the economy by regenerating the country’s digital infrastructure. To this end, it has committed :
Annual investment of 2.5% of GDP in the research, development, and innovation sector by 2040.
Allocated $20 billion dollars to advancing AI
The Saudi Arabia Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32.6% and reach USD 891.74 million by 2026.
Total investment of more than $6.4 billion in advanced technologies, including blockchain and metaverse.
$1 billion of the investment is going to NEOM Tech & Digital Company.
Immerse yourself in an environment of innovation and ideas, leaving you inspired and motivated to contribute to Saudi Arabia's technological advancement. The participants will learn the evolving demands of the AI industry, and the conference will help professionals and enthusiasts stay relevant and competitive in an ever-changing technological landscape.
Renowned AI and technology experts from Saudi Arabia and around the world will deliver inspiring keynote speeches, offering insights into the current state and future potential of AI in the country.
Participate in interactive panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and workshops, enabling you to delve deeper into ai trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Connect with a diverse array of professionals, including researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, fostering collaborations and partnerships. Conferences gather professionals from diverse backgrounds, offering an ideal platform to network, establish new connections, and build relationships that can lead to collaborations, partnerships, and career opportunities.
GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND POLICYMAKERS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS
CHIEF DATA OFFICERS
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICERS
DIRECTOR/VP/HEAD - AI, IT, DATA
START-UP FOUNDERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
INVESTORS AND VENTURE CAPITALISTS
AI AND TECHNOLOGY ENTHUSIASTS