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Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit may only have been established this year, but the NDU and its head, Deemah Alyahya, are set to play a vital role in guiding the digital transformation of the Kingdom.

As Acting CEO for the NDU, Deemah Alyahya will lead the new authority, which has been created to oversee all ICT elements of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020 across all government entities, and to develop the Digital Saudi Strategy.

Ms Deemah Alyahya began her career as a software developer and engineer, and has worked in a number of high profile organisations in the government and private sector, taking roles at the forefront of digital efforts. She was responsible for the development of e-business for the Saudi stock exchange, Tadawul, and headed the Electronic Services Development department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

More recently, Ms Alyahya held several positions in Microsoft Arabia, where she led a number of important initiatives for the company in support of software development, technology ecosystems and the developer community, including Executive Director of Developer Experience and Digital Innovation. She has also championed the empowerment of Saudi women in technology, heading the launch of the Women Spark Initiative by Microsoft Arabia and Saudi Hollandi Bank, to promote the role and contribution of women to the IT industry.

Abdullah Alswaha

Minister of Communication & Information Technology, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alswaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Communications & IT, arguably has the most important job in technology in GCC.

Deemah Alyahya

Acting CEO, National Digitization Unit

Deemah Alyahya is set to play a vital role in guiding the digital transformation of the Kingdom.

Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Dr Aisha Bin Bishr is a leading light in Dubai’s public sector, having held senior positions in a number of Dubai government entities.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority UAE

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori is responsible for a large proportion of the central planning, regulation and management for ICT and telecoms for the UAE.

His Highness, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al-Qassimi

Director General, Department of e-Government, Government of Sharjah

Under HH Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi’s leadership, DeG is playing a key role in the digitalisation strategy.

Marwan Bin Haider

VP Innovation & The Future, DEWA

Eng Marwan Bin Haider heads up the technology arm at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer

Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roads & Transport Authority

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer plays a leading role in guiding the organisation in the smart transformation of transport in the emirate.

Muammar Alkatheeri

Executive Vice President - Engineering and Smart City, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Muammar Alkatheeri, an architect by profession, has a number of responsibilities and roles within DSOA.

Wesam Lootah

CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Wesam Lootah, who is also assistant director general of Smart Dubai Office, has previously held roles in both the public and private sector,
 

Abdullah Alswaha

Minister of Communication & Information Technology, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alswaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Communications & IT, arguably has the most important job in technology in GCC.

Deemah Alyahya

Acting CEO, National Digitization Unit

Deemah Alyahya is set to play a vital role in guiding the digital transformation of the Kingdom.

Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Dr Aisha Bin Bishr is a leading light in Dubai’s public sector, having held senior positions in a number of Dubai government entities.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority UAE

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori is responsible for a large proportion of the central planning, regulation and management for ICT and telecoms for the UAE.

His Highness, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al-Qassimi

Director General, Department of e-Government, Government of Sharjah

Under HH Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi’s leadership, DeG is playing a key role in the digitalisation strategy.

Marwan Bin Haider

VP Innovation & The Future, DEWA

Eng Marwan Bin Haider heads up the technology arm at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer

Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roads & Transport Authority

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer plays a leading role in guiding the organisation in the smart transformation of transport in the emirate.

Muammar Alkatheeri

Executive Vice President - Engineering and Smart City, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Muammar Alkatheeri, an architect by profession, has a number of responsibilities and roles within DSOA.

Wesam Lootah

CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Wesam Lootah, who is also assistant director general of Smart Dubai Office, has previously held roles in both the public and private sector,