Bringing Saudi talent together

Coming soon - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 


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What is TechSaudiya?

​​Inspired by the leadership of H.R.E. Mohammad bin Salman, TechSaudiya aims to contribute to preparing Saudi Arabia's 2030 citizens to strengthen the Saudi Technology and Innovation nascent ecosystems and to create a community of talent that supports the Saudization of the ecosystems 



Technology is permeating every layer of our society, provoking changes that demand business innovation. Aligned with Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan, TechSaudiya is a platform for building digital tech talent in Saudi Arabia that supports the Saudization of the workforce.
TechSaudiya is a one-day initiative carefully designed to achieve a balance of soft skills, knowledge-based, formative discussion and experiential learning through keynotes, panels, workshops and hackathons. 


The initiative is led by a committee of academics, researchers and practitioners in partnership with a number of institutions and organizations supporting technology and business innovation in Saudi Arabia, working together to achieve Vision 2030. Knowledge partners include IBM, Taqnia, RedMX Arabia Saudita, DAA International. Success partners include GCC Blockchain Community, IEE Women in Engineering, ArabWIC, PNUEntre.


Why at PNU?

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University is a landmark for Women education in Saudi Arabia as the largest women-only university in the world. With a student population of 52,308 ladies and 3,767 academic staff across 15 colleges, PNU graduates 50% of Saudi Arabia's female professionals every year. 


When and where?

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Dr Artemisa Jaramillo

Head of TechSaudiya Initiative


#digitaltransformation #technology #business #innovation

#startups #SMEs #MNCs


Meet the speakers

TechSaudiya's speakers come from Government, Industry and Academia, from MNCs, SMEs and startups, combining a wealth of knowledge and experience in technology and business innovation.

Dr Kaoutar El Maghraoui

IBM and ArabWiC

Eng. Faisal A Addas​

Senior Manager, Local Content Opportunity
Identification & Feasibility.

Dr Areej Al-Wabil

Principal Investigator in Centre for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES)


Susan Malaika
IBM NY and ArabWiC
Faisal Alkhaldi

Taqnia Robotics & Smart Systems

Dr Taghreed A. Alsudais


Bertrand Rioux

Senior Research Associate


Dr Artemisa Jaramillo

Head of TechSaudiya

DCU at PNU, Blockchain, RexMXArabia

Ali Almussa

Co-founder and CEO of Stellar Motors, Middle East's first Autonomous Electric Vehicle Company

Abdullah Bin Kadasa
CEO Deem Technology
Eng. Talal Alhashim​

SABIC Home of Innovation
Dr. Norah Alghamdi
Deborah Kearns

DAA International

Haiyan Alsaiyed
Founder and CEO
Dr. Hanen Karamti

Nora AlNashwan

Hadeel Alrabiah
Zan Branding Agency
Alya Sairafi

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Main Stage


Registry and networking


Welcome Address. Host Partner

TechSaudiya: Technology and business innovation as drivers of financial inclusion for the youth and the women in Saudi Arabia​

TechSaudiya: The brand


Keynote 1


Keynote 2 

Thinking Out-of-the-Box: Science and Engineering Outreach, Policy and Research as Leadership Pathways



Have you ever imagine how Saudi Tech will look like in 2030? Watch our mini-documentary series discussing the following topics:

a) The connected home

b) Smart shops

c) The hyper-connected human


Panel 1: Blockchain


Keynote 3

The making of a Succesful Tech Enterprise in Saudi Arabia


Keynote 4. Moving Towards the Trend (Investing in Mobile Apps)


Panel 2. Developing Saudi Arabia'sTech Ecosystem


Keynote 5. Gender Inclusiveness in Science, Tech and Innovation


Keynote 6. Artificial Intelligence: Headlights Into the Future and Existing Challenges


ArabWiC Worldwide Update


11:20 - 12:30


Artificial Intelligence and IBM Watson



Advancing your career - leadership, consulting and innovative skills for a 21rst Century Woman

Intro to Data Science


Our partners

​Meet the companies, startups, professional organisations, universities and governmental institutions supporting the TechSaudiya initiative.

Thanks for your commitment towards empowering Saudis to achieve financial inclusion through education, science and technology.

Host partner

Knowledge partner

Digital media partner

Media partner

Branding partner

Consulting partner

Transport partner

Success partner


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Why should you be a sponsor?

Reach – a potential audience of 52, 308 young women

Engage with innovators, researchers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders

Advance - contribute to- women's education in KSA

Change - Be part of the first women-led initiative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to educate Saudi women on the latest trends in tech & how it is shaping #SaudiArabia 's business landscape 

Highlight and showcase your expertise in technology.


TechSaudiya social responsibility brings together Saudi female students, faculty and practitioners together - This is a mixed event and all the Riyadh community is welcomed



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