Global Speakers

Abdullah Biary

Chief Information Security Officer,

United Cooperative Insurance

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed is a strategic leader instrumental in designing software applications, directing IT mega projects, and overseeing systems automation/consolidation to drive digital transformation. Master troubleshooter with expertise in mitigating expected bugs, deploying IT infrastructure, establishing a digital ecosystem, and creating data protection processes.

Dr. Ahmed Althuhaibi

Chief of Information Technology,

Saudi Pro League

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Head of Digital Delivery,

Bank Albilad

Saudi Arabia

With over 25 years in business technology, Mr. Aiedh M. Al-Zahrani has been a driving force in banking. Formerly Riyad Bank's CIO, he now excels as the Chief Operating Officer of Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia, where he continues to shape the industry with visionary leadership.

Aiedh Al-Zahrani

Chief Operating Officer,

Arab National Bank

Saudi Arabia

Alain Godard is Chairman and Managing Director of the European Fund for Digital Sovereignty, the "Tech Champion initiative". This pan-European initiative, approved in February 2022 by European Ministers of Economy and Finance, aims to finance future tech champions in Europe

Alain Godard

Chairman & Managing Director,

European Digital Sovereignty Fund


A visionary and dynamic executive with global success record, extensive international experience in leveraging technology and innovations to drive cultural change and business transformation.

Ali Katkhada

Group Chief Information Officer,

Depa United Group

United Arab Emirates

Senior Vice President | COO | Wall Street | Harvard Business School | MIT | Fortune 100 | Keynote Speaker| Advisory Board Member | Business Transformation Executive | Diversity & Inclusion Leader | Automation | Innovation | Business Strategy | Portfolio & Transformation Management | Operations Technology.

Asim Chohan

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer,

Morgan Stanley

United States

Bryan is a global leader in future of finance strategies and risk management solutions, leveraging more than 35 years of experience in both public and private sectors in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Bryan Stirewalt

Senior Managing Director,


United States

Cornelia Meyer is a business consultant, macro-economist and energy expert as well as a media commentator. She is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MRL Corporation and Chairman and Chief Economist of LBV Asset Management. MRL provides et altera the Chief Economist and CIO services to the (European Family Office) EFO-Alliance, Europe’s premier platform for family offices.

Cornelia Meyer

Chief Executive Officer,

LBV Asset Management

Saudi Arabia

A global personality, author, thought leader, visionnaire serial entrepreneur, investor, futurist, thought leader influencer, advisor focused on solving problems for humanity & businesses.

Dinis Guarda

Chief Executive Officer & Founder


United Kingdom

Elvid Muslim

Director - Data & Analytics


Saudi Arabia

Essam Al Bakr

Chief Executive Officer,

Ejada capital

Saudi Arabia

Fadi Ghandour is the Executive Chairman of Wamda Group, a platform that invests, nurtures and builds entrepreneurship eco-systems across the Middle East and North Africa. Fadi was also the co-founder of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics companies based in Dubai.

Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman,


United Arab Emirates

Dr. Fatmah is a member of the global future council on the future of artificial intelligence by WEF, AI business development & innovation, technology strategist, AI advisor, consultant, and alumni roll of Honor-UK.

Dr. Fatmah Baothman

Board President,

AI Society

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fatmah is a member of the global future council on the future of artificial intelligence by WEF, AI business development & innovation, technology strategist, AI advisor, consultant, and alumni roll of Honor-UK.

Dr. Fatmah Baothman

Member of WEF's Global Future Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence,

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fethi Filali

Director of Technology & Research (Chief Technology Officer),

Qatar Mobility Innovations Center


Filip Nekvinda

Chief Information & Digital Officer,

ALJ Enterprises

Saudi Arabia

Hassan Mahbub

Director Fintech,


United Arab Emirates

Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi

Group Chief Data &
Analytics Officer,

Abdul Latif Jameel Co.

Saudi Arabia

For 15 years Hubertus is Managing Director of Frankfurt Main Finance and the spokesperson for the Financial Center of Frankfurt. He has led his Communication Agency NewMark for 27 years. Over these years he´s been a serial entrepreneur and invested early in several leading FinTechs.

Hubertus Väth

Managing Director,

Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.


Issa Nasser Al Issa

Chief of Business Development,

Wamid (Tadawul - Saudi Exchange)

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jalal Alowibdi

Associate Professor of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence,

University of Jeddah

Saudi Arabia

Jessica Renier leads technological development and policy on artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital identity, digital assets and Central Bank Digital Currency, payments innovation, data management, cloud technologies, and quantum computing.

Jessica Renier

Managing Director, Digital Finance,

Institute of International Finance

United States

Jonathan is the founding partner of Antler MENAP. He has a proven track record of successfully building ventures across diverse markets. Before Antler, Jonathan founded Smileneo, a direct-to-consumer health tech business in the MENA region, which was acquired in 2023. He also served as the Co-CEO of Daraz, the leading online marketplace in South Asia, acquired by Alibaba in 2018. Additionally, Jonathan held the position of Managing Director at Jumia, the leading online marketplace in Africa that went public on the NYSE in 2019.

Dr Jonathan Doerr



United Arab Emirates

Jonathan has been at the leading edge of the financial services industry for the last 29 years across the Asia Pacific region and globally.

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Executive Officer,

PingAn Global Voyager Fund


Kamal is an experienced digital executive adept at building and scaling technology departments and companies, trusted by business leaders to drive strategic development, execution, and customer-centric outcomes while successfully leading organizations through full lifecycles of growth, including startup initiatives.

Kamal Farag

Director Services,

Human Resources Development Fund

Saudi Arabia

Mehdi Fichtali

Founder & CEO,


United Arab Emirates

DATE AI Show Speaker Mejdal--Alqahtani.

Mejdal Alqahtani

Vice President - Innovation Unit/Senior AI Consultant,

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

Mirna Sleiman

Founder and
Chief Executive Officer,

Fintech Galaxy

United Arab Emirates

Metaverse Expert | Digital Transformation Specialist | Fintech Influencer. Senior Vice President/Head of Digital Factory.

Mohamed Hicham Chraibi

Senior Vice President &
Head of Digital Factory

Riyad Bank

Saudi Arabia

PhD in Artificial Intelligence, a passionate Trainer, Digital Marketer and International Speaker, my expertise in Big Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (ML), and Immersive Technology are well-demonstrated in more than 17 years of experience in various information technology industries.

Dr. Mohammad Al-Obaydee

Artificial Intelligence & Coding for All
Head of Group IT,
Petra Energy Berhad



IT & Smart City Director,

Knowledge Economic City

Saudi Arabia

Monica Brand Engel is the co-founding Managing Partner of Quona Capital, she is a wife and mother of twins as well as an investor and entrepreneur, who has launched funds and products aimed at broadening financial inclusion globally.

Monica Brand Engel

Managing Partner,

Quona Capital

United States

As a Partner at Oliver Wyman, Mustafa Domanic’s recent projects include building advanced data and analytics capabilities for banks, developing finance and risk capabilities at public institutions, and improving governance and regulation of the financial markets with key financial regulators.

Mustafa Domanic


Oliver Wyman

United Arab Emirates

DATE AI Show Speaker

Naser AlAbeedi


It Strategies & Architecture Maaden

Saudi Arabia

Osama Bukhari

Head of Banking Commitee,

The Saudi International Chamber of Commerce

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ray Richardson

Chief Data & Analytics Officer,

Emirates NBD

United Arab Emirates

DATE AI Show Speaker Rema Algunaibet

Rema Algunaibet

Manager - AI & Data Analytics,

Red Sea Global

Saudi Arabia

Saqr Ereiqat is the Co-Founder of Crypto Oasis which is the fastest-growing ecosystem in the world where he is constantly working on developing and maintaining the company's vision, mission statement, and strategic plan.

Saqr Ereiqat


Crypto Oasis

United Arab Emirates

Sivakumar Seshadri is the Head of Digital at GOSI (General Organization for Social Insurance) the 7th largest Pension fund in the world and formerly was Chief Digital OFficer at Tawuniya the NO1 insurer in MENA, Siva has 32+ years of expertise in the insurance industry with, expertise in bringing result oriented Transformation and Digitization for leading insurers across various continents.

Sivakumar Seshadri

Head of Digital,

General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI)

Saudi Arabia

Stefan Kimmel is the CEO at M2, leading the company's mission to establish a world-class global digital currency investment platform. With over 25 years of experience in finance, fintech and digital innovation, Stefan has a proven track record of delivering products and services to his clients. He specializes in leveraging digital products to optimize the delivery of financial solutions, ensuring optional outcomes for his clients.

Stefan Kimmel

Chief Executive Officer,


United Arab Emirates

Suren has over 20 years' experience working in Financial Services, advising the C-Suite and Boards at Tier 1 global banks on strategy, product development and innovation.

Suren Siva

Managing Director,

Credit Suisse

United Kingdom

Tobias Bauer is a Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He is a Startup Mentor for 500 Startups, APX, PlugAndPlay, NUMA New York, Alchemist Accelerator, and a Venture Partner of Republic. He worked in the investment team of Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $907M+ AUM in China.

Tobias Bauer


Blockchain Founders Fund


Vikram has over two decades of experience across tech, digital and media sectors, he is currently the CEO of Eros Now and Mzaalo (Xfinite), an artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain powered global entertainment ecosystem where users earn rewards, brands advertise with trust and creators build economies.

Vikram Tanna

Chief Executive Officer,

Eros Now and Mzaalo (Xfinite)



Chief Information Security Officer,

Al Jazira Bank

Saudi Arabia

Wees Abraham

Managing Partner,

Elēkrŏn Ventures

Saudi Arabia

William is Managing Director of Orbit Startups, the first and longest-running startup program in Asia and General Partner of SOSV the 4th most active venture capital investor in the world and 5th in Asia/rest of the world (2021, TechCrunch) with US$1.5bn in assets under management.

William Bao Bean

Managing Director,

Orbit Startups

United States

Dr. Wissam Fattouh has excellent knowledge and expertise in Arab and International banking and financial sectors, acquired from over 30 years of experience in this domain.

Dr Wissam Fattouh

Secretary General,

Union Of Arab Banks


Yousef Khalili

Chief Commercial Officer,


Saudi Arabia

Arjun is a Partner with Arthur D. Little's Global Financial Service Practice and is based in the UAE. His areas of focus is Fintech and Digital Assets.


Arjun Vir Singh


Arthur D. Little

United Arab Emirates