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ArabNet Riyadh is Saudi’s leading forum focused on digital business in the Kingdom and Gulf countries.

This year’s event focuses on highlighting the opportunities arising after the bold Vision 2030 plan, and the rapidly-evolving digital economy in Saudi Arabia. The forum will host three main tracks: Business, Media, and Entrepreneurship; with speakers from across the world and MENA region, to talk about building the next digital frontier in one of MENA’s strongest markets.


Enterprises and governments are investing heavily in digital and mobile integration to improve efficiency and deliver higher quality service. And for good reason: according to a study by McKinsey, corporates that turn their digital strategy into a competitive advantage enjoy 20% increased valuation over those who lag behind.
The Smart Economy Track will explore how the public and private sectors are utilizing technology to transform how they work and engage with customers and citizens. The track will tackle Machine Learning; Internet of Things; Smart Government, Big Data, Financial Technology and On-demand services.


The MENA region is shaping the future of online media as consumers watch over 23.5 billion hours of video content each month, according to Deloitte, and are the second largest international consumers of YouTube content globally; Coupled with some of the highest penetration mobile devices in the world. Consumer behavior is rapidly evolving.
This track tackles how brands, agencies and publishers are adapting to the new platforms that are transforming consumer habits on mobile and web; what are the key stats that define the region; how distribution of media is changing and the data driving advertising technology.


SMEs in Saudi are responsible for 50% of jobs created and 20% of non-oil gross domestic product (GDP), a sector that is on a fast track under Vision 2030; With budgets dedicated to increasing the number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs across ministries.
The Entrepreneurship Track will focus on entrepreneurship enablers in the region: venture capitalist, LPs, private equity, corporate venture capital, as well as scaling and existing startups. The forum will also feature the Startup Demo, Ideathon, and Battle of the Games competition

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AbdulRahman Aljadhai CEO, Elm
Ahmad El Alfi Founder and Chairman, Sawari Ventures, Co-founder, Flat6Labs
Fahd Hamidaddin Chief Commercial Officer, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
Maya Farah Director of Product, Zynga
Mazen Al Dawood H.E Minister’s Advisor for SMEs & The Acting CEO of The Small & Medium Enterprises Authority, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Michael Ward Managing Director - MENA, On Device Research
Nathan Hull Chief Commercial Officer, Elly's Choice
Sarah Al Ayed Co-founder and Partner, TRACCS
Scott Amyx CEO, Amyx+
Sho Sato Chief Analyst, Media Create
Sumeet Jain General Partner, LUMA Capital Partners
Todd Embley Director, Parisoma
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