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STELLAR KEYNOTE STAGE


9:50

One giant leap!

Change your mindset 

Watch as the brightest sparks in the field of technology welcome you to join our expert speakers who promise to ignite, inform and inspire you as they take the Leap keynote stage on Day 1.


10:00

A brighter tomorrow starts with taking a leap today

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ambitious plans to become one of the world’s 20 tech enabled countries, so what strategy is being employed to reach this target? Join this session to hear HE Eng Minister Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha exploring the role of digital transformation as an essential catalyst in upholding the strategic plan of Vision 2030. Additionally, in an exclusive capacity, he will be reviewing and providing updates regarding the National Strategy for Digital Transformation in Saudi Arabia whilst also highlighting essential elements and features necessary for adoptation of digital transformation.


10:10

Out with the old and in with the new: For better or for worse?

It goes without saying that digital transformation presents a formidable revolution that will impact the way the world goes around, but the big question is: Is society prepared for the changes ahead? In a unique panel, industry experts share insight into the potential to power the future with purposeful technology and discuss how they predict new and emerging technological advancements will create an entirely new paradigm for the planet. Our speakers will also consider how government, policy and democracy will undergo transformation as a result of enhanced digitisation. 


10:50 - 11:05

An onstage chat with a champ: Balling out of control!

“I’d have to say Marcel Desailly – when he wanted to be. He was as quick as anyone, as strong as anyone and he was pretty much a machine when he first came over. He was a beast to play against.” -  Michael Owen when asked who the best defender he played against was. Join the conversation as superstar sportsman Marcel shares insight into the good, the bad and the ugly concerning sports technology. Recognise the future of sports and understand how technological advancements are revolutionising the playing field through enhancing athletic performance, eSports, next-generation sponsorships and review the role of digitisation in sports governance.   


11:10 - 11:25

The trials and tribulations of transformation: Change management starting from the top 

What does it take to develop a transitionary mindset? How do you ensure you are effectively leading your team successfully through a digital transformation overhaul? Sharing tips on the traits that make a good and resilient leader and exploring the role of change management that is driven from the top, being key in the adaptation of technology and new ideas within an organisation.


11:30 - 11:45

Your morals, your responsibility: Responsible technology deployment

Exploring the need for an ethical and responsible approach to incorporating modern technologies within different sectors and sharing insight on potential frameworks to achieve this.


11:50 - 12:05

Intelligence IS inclusion, belonging and digital diversity 

Diversity and equality are important values but is there a relationship between success and racial diversity? How can technology be used as a tool to drive diversity and are there cases that demonstrate that racial diversity improves society and better GDP? This panel explores how innovation flourishes through collaboration and the importance of consciously building inclusive teams and encouraging diversity and w technology can be used as a vehicle for societal change.


12:10 - 12:05

GOOD4TECH Prize Winner Award Ceremony 


12:20 - 12:35

Technology: Humanities helping hand 

The world is riddled with problems, the good news is technology can provide a solution! Hear how harnessing the power of technology can solve human rights, environmental and social issues and recognise how adoptation of social tech innovation has already resulted in the development of all-important community solutions.


12:40 - 13:15

The secret of getting ahead…. 

E-commerce giants sit down to share how mammoth digital transformation and accelerated deployments of innovation propelled the success of their organisations. Understand lessons learned and what obstacles were encountered as they transitioned from being aliens in the tech space to recognised leading pioneers.


13:20

End of Keynote Stage day 1  


9:50

Two strides forward!

Change your organisation 

Watch as the brightest sparks in the field of technology welcome you to join our expert speakers who promise to ignite, inform and inspire you as they take the Leap keynote stage on Day 2.


10:00

Translating tech into more time, more money and better management 

Things are changing rapidly – how do you keep up? What operational leadership skills are needed and how to retool, operate efficiently and increase revenue? Learn from the leader as he unveils effective strategy to leverage technology to become a better leader in the digital age. 


10:20 - 10:45

Saving the planet with one technological advancement at a time 

This session will look at how technology has the potential to take us places we have never been before and the shared responsibility in working towards WHO SDG’s. Recognise how you can drive digitisation and support sustainability in ‘real-time’ and understand the need for sustainable technology implementation.  


10:50 - 11:25

Equality as a strategy and the route to a successful business 

What challenges and opportunities are there in moving towards a more inclusive workforce? Hear from world renowned formidable females as they explore how gender equal businesses work better, the power of technology in fighting bias and discrimination whilst also highlighting the specific importance of women in the tech space. 


11:30 - 11:55

Open innovation, investment and collaboration

Identifying common challenges concerning funding and investment, how to identify fruitful investment opportunities, tech trends to watch for in 2021 and how to get the best out of collaboration.


12:00 - 12:25

Digitisation driving growth

These technology leaders highlight what gaps they identified within traditional business, how they seized opportunity through adoptation of innovation and how offering new digital services can transcend organisations to new heights of success. 


12:30 - 12:45

A sit down with Stormzy 

Exploring the importance of STEM education as the foundation for innovation. Reviewing the changing dynamic of ‘career development’ and insights on how technology is transforming the future roles of work.


12:50 - 13:05

Fireside chat with a brain behind blockchain  

Blockchain once changed the game, but is there more to come or is blockchain now the weakest link? Listen to a brain who capitalised off blockchain and understand his plans to further cause disruption in the future. 


13:10

End of Keynote Stage day 2 


9:50

The third and final jump!

Change the world 

Watch as the brightest sparks in the field of technology welcome you to join our expert speakers who promise to ignite, inform and inspire you as they take the Leap keynote stage on Day 3.


10:00 - 10:35

Responsibility, rules and regulation

The technological revolution raises new challenges and regulatory implications, so what is the best practice for governance? This panel will explore updates on government regulation, what’s next in tech policy and consider the role of RegTech in the strengthening of compliance programs.


10:40 - 10:55

A whole new world: Building a brighter future!

World renowned business moguls shares insight into the vision of our new tomorrow and the exciting prospects that technology promises in the very near future. 


11:00 - 11:35

The safety and security of the citizen: Is enough being done to protect your data? 

Privacy and data protection are of significant concern as organisations undergo extensive digital transformation and the masses embrace digital applications. But as technology advances, as do the treats. This session will discuss explore rules and regulations to protect people’s privacy, whilst sharing the latest in cyber security, data management and privacy.


11:40 - 12:05

Advancing and accelerate developing nations through technology 

How can developmental challenges in the world be solved by technovation? What steps need to be taken to close the technology gap in least developed countries? For the first time, hear these expert innovators discuss how to create a healthy tech innovation ecosystem in underdeveloped countries and recognise what is currently missing to achieve this scale up.


12:10 - 12:25

In the pursuit of super smart: Becoming the most intelligent city on planet earth  

Join Aysha as she unfolds the art of smarter decision making and its role in gaining competitive advantage that spearheads economic growth.


12:30 - 12:45

Don’t get ripped off! How do you partner perfectly?

When tech companies’ partner with other tech companies, teething problems are expected but generally both entities speak the same language making the transition just that little bit smoother. So, what happens when a non-tech organisation is undergoing digital transformation and seeks to collaborate and bring on board cutting-edge technologies, how do you best identify the right partner for your business? Within this session, identify how to successfully work with partners with the goal of translating rapidly evolving technological and digital capabilities into innovative solutions.


12:50 - 13:15

Totally autonomous or totally just audacious ambition

How realistic is the vision for total autonomous vehicles and what is needed to develop autonomous driving technologies for intelligent and safe driving? Join to explore the role of AI, ML and big data management within autonomous driving and recognise what challenges autonomous driving developers face and how the industry is addressing these.


13:20 - 13:45

The rebirth of humanity is upon us, don’t get left behind

The worlds brightest sparks review the past, present and the future with respect to where technology is going to take us next and how you can be equipped and best placed to seize opportunities and overcome anticipated obstacles.


13:50

End of Keynote Stage day 3