“LEAP 2024” technical conference kicks off in Riyadh | technology

1,000 international and local companies participate in the technology sector, in addition to 1,000 experts and speakers from 180 countries. In the third edition of the “LEAP 2024” technical conference, which begins tomorrow, Monday, in Riyadh.

The LEAP 2024 conference will be held under the slogan “New Horizons” at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center, during the period from 4 to 7 March 2024, organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, and Tahaluf Company.

In its edition this year, the conference includes the “Deep Fest” platform, which returns again in partnership with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), in addition to a number of specialized platforms and theaters that offer training courses and innovation sessions, with the participation of a group of emerging companies and the most prominent leading technology companies in the field. Artificial intelligence from around the world.

With the participation of an elite group of speakers and experts, “Leap 24” highlights technology, artificial intelligence, sustainability, gaming, space, cybersecurity, and digital twins.

The most important speakers at the conference include the Vice-President of the United Nations and former High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, the former advisor on ethics and culture of artificial intelligence for the Stanford Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Elizabeth Adams, and co-founder of Bigus, Divya Gokulnath.

Speakers include Martin Felig, co-founder of Boltt, Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Nokia, Borje Ekholm, CEO and president of Ericsson, and Arvind Krishna, chairman and CEO of IBM.

The LEAP Conference has developed over its years, as investments increased from $6.4 billion in the first session to more than $9 billion in the second session, and the number of attendees increased from 100,000 visitors in the first session to more than 172,000 in the second edition, in addition to an area The conference expanded over the years from 44,250 square meters in the first session to exceed 138,000 square meters in the third session.

Experts gather at LEAP 2024

More than 1,000 international and local companies in the technology sector, and more than 1,000 experts and speakers from 180 countries, participate in this session to discuss the future of technology, artificial intelligence, and review the latest innovations.

Over the course of the conference, experts will exchange views and visions that shape the future of technology and entrepreneurship, and a group of prominent figures in the technical community will take the main stage, including: Arvind Krishna, President and CEO of IBM, and Antonio Neri, CEO of Hoyt Packard Enterprise. “, Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, Børgi Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson, and Margarete Schrambock, former Minister of Digital and Economic Affairs of Austria.

It also witnesses a strong presence of major technology companies in the world, such as: Google And Microsoft Oracle, Dell, Cisco, Avaya, SAP, Service Now, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Alibaba, Huawei, Ericsson, and other leading technology companies in the region.

Highlights of events

The third session of the LEAP Conference includes many platforms and theaters, including the main platform and the Deep Fest platform, in addition to a number of theaters, including: Creative Economy Theater, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, startups, digital entrepreneurship (code), artificial intelligence in media, and technologies. Educational, health techniques, and games.

The most prominent platforms and stages at the LEAP 2024 conference

  • Main platform: It discusses Web 3 topics, the strategies of major and billionaire technology companies, and user privacy in technology.
  • Investors platformIt discusses innovative investment opportunities and offers a number of specialized workshops with the participation of the most important investors in the world. The platform addresses many topics such as the intersection of technology with government policies, innovation, successful financing strategies, and others.
  • Deep Feast platformIt will be held in partnership with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) under the slogan “Artificial Intelligence Beyond Imagination”, with the participation of more than 150 speakers and more than 120 exhibitors. The platform will address a topic in artificial intelligence every day, and will discuss topics that include: The beginning of artificial intelligence from… The foundations of developments, current AI achievements and its impact, the role of emerging innovations and technologies in AI, and the future of AI and what could emerge from it.
  • Startup TheaterIt discusses the growth of startup companies and the importance of innovation in them, with the participation of a number of speakers such as Iman Abdel Shakur, founder and CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Supreet Mankanda, co-founder of Rivian Capital, and Vincent Lee, co-founder of Adverse.
  • Rocket Fuel Competition: It is a competition that highlights innovative startup companies in diverse fields such as technology for humanity and artificial intelligence, and this year offers prizes worth more than one million dollars.

Over the years, the LEAP Conference has been considered a catalyst for transformative developments, and the event will be more dynamic in its third session this year in light of the commitment and active participation of major companies. By promoting innovation and providing opportunities for learning and development, LEAP contributes to shaping the future of the technical sector and supports the digital economy worldwide. .

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