Top Executives to Speak at Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Smart Data & AI Summit

Saudi Arabia’s inaugural edition of Smart Data & AI Summit on 27 – 28 May 2024 in Riyadh is capturing the attention of thought leaders worldwide.
Set to happen at one of the city’s most iconic venues, the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh, the summit will navigate the future of big data analytics and AI, and will include discussions led by the most senior executives from Saudi Electricity Company, Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority, King Saud Medical City, Saudi Aramco, Ministry of Hajj & Umrah, Almarai, Saudi Pro League, Council of Health Insurance, MOMRAH, and many others.
Underscoring the significance of these technologies for the second-largest company in the world, Nayef Al-Otaibi (VP & Chief Digital Officer, Saudi Aramco and keynote speaker at the summit) said, “AI is touching every part of our company, from managing plants to improving logistics and calculating reserves. Big data is helping make more discoveries while enhanced reserves calculation is being made possible by combining advanced machine learning with the data gathered by in-house experts.”
“Aramco has recently developed its own industrial-grade large language model called AramcoMETABRAIN. It has grown to a circa 250 billion parameter model, to make predictions, generate outputs and act as a foundational layer for our future generative AI applications.”
Among the 300-plus delegates attending are data analytics and AI professionals. There will also be heavy participation from CDOs, CIOs, deads of IT, data and business intelligence, modelling and mining, analytics, directors of AI, machine learning, robotics, and more.
The summit will highlight the great strides taken by Vision 2030 and encourage global cooperation and innovation. With participation from diverse sectors, all united by a commitment to a data-driven future, Smart Data & AI Summit will assist international organisations to work towards a global community underpinned by the latest technologies.
From insightful keynotes to detailed discussions with technology gurus and policy influencers, the summit will cover key topics under data analytics & AI domains, including but not limited to ‘Embarking on the Kingdom’s Data Oasis’; ‘Bridging Prediction and Creation with Generative and Predictive AI’; ‘Leveraging the Power of Data Mesh to Maximize the Value Derived from Data’; ‘Augmented Analytics in Action’; and ‘Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Marketing Analytics.’
Dr Faisal Alnasser, the CIO from Almarai, Saudi’s leading dairy company, and summit attendee, explained why he was participating. “As the Kingdom takes massive strides towards embracing the most advanced data-driven changes, Almarai is actively striving to spearhead innovations and lead by example. By participating at Smart Data & AI Summit, I would like to encourage a culture of knowledge-based economy wherein Saudi organisations can reach the pinnacle of agility, growth, and success by harnessing the latest technologies.”
Organizer and CEO of Tradepass, Sudhir Ranjan Jena, said the summit aimed to change the country’s dynamics around emerging technologies, “Smart Data & AI Summit will stand as a beacon of massive paradigm shifts and encourage global capital flows into the Kingdom’s data-driven and AI streams,” he said. “Considering the strong participation from technology behemoths, the platform will also help in shaping the global narrative on emerging technologies.”
Further information on the summit can be found at Smart Data & AI Summit 2024 – Saudia Arabia – MySecurityMarketplace 

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