2019 Speakers

Dr. Muhammad Farhan

Chair Professor and Director - ITS and Smart Mobility Research - Saudi Aramco and Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University

Bader Alothman

Chief Property Operations Officer - Alargan Projects

Ahmad Al Montshri

General Manager for the Comprehensive Institutional Centre - Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs

Ahmad is a Certified Digital transformations professional, Certified System architecture professional with a Masters degree in information tech and Geographic Information System GIS. With 15+ years experience in advanced Technology, Smart urban planning, Sustainble Enterprise GIS , mega Digital transformation, advanced Smart Cities and board management. Ahmad won the best Smart City Project Award for Data and Tech in the World in Barcelona. His expertise include Hi-End strategic planning, Goverments Digital development, orgnizations Business Continuity.

Working at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu he was act.director for smartcity and digital transformation.

He is currently the General Manager for the Comprehensive Institutional Centre at Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs  in Saudi Arabia.

Zulfiqar Ali

President - British Parking Association

Jamal Abdul Rasheed

Team Leader, Government Smart Cities Prog - Trivandrum and Tumkur Cities

Eng. Mohammad Ali Shalan

Head of Technology - Aqarat Real Estate Development Company (Omar Kasem Alesayi Group)

Eng. Shalan is a bilingual, multidiscipline business-technology interpreter. Enthusiastic to get more people in the digital transformation train and an optimistic builder for the Industry 4.0.

A practitioner, author, guest speaker and researcher with published chapters, articles and presentations. Willing to distilling complex problems into simple solutions, add value and volunteer.

He is well certified and connected with 9 professional certifications (PMP®, PMI-RMP®, CSX®, CRMA®, ITILF®, CISA®, CGEIT®, CRISC®, CXO®), active membership in 6 well-recognized professional organizations, and distinguished training classes in 16 countries. Adding to his master’s degree in telecommunication engineering from University of Jordan.

Eng. Shalan is a working professional since 1995 in the Technology industry and Digital Transformation leadership. He is currently working as a head of technology for Aqarat Real Estate Development Company ( Omar Kasem Alesayi Group) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to this he has worked in several operational and project management roles at SITA which is a leading multinational technology service provider for airlines and airports.

Bader Alboqami

Chief Digital Transformation Officer - Asala Holding

Dr. Giancarlo Mangone

Master Urban Planner and Principal - Symbiosis: Sustainable Design + Consulting

Eng. Ahmed Khudair

Sr. Traffic, Transportation Demand Models - Planner, Zuhair Fayez Partnership

Eng. Mohammed A Alsharif

Smart City Director - Diplomatic Quarter General Authority

I graduated from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah in 2010. I worked as a Telecom Engineer with Advanced Electronics Company(AEC) and THALES Company in the first and largest projects in KSA North-South train(NSR). I founder chapter of Renewable Energy in the Saudi Engineering Council (SEC)and a Board Member of the SEC in Madina.I'm Member of the IEEE.I interested in Digital Transformation, Smart Cities and participated in several awareness lectures about Digital Culture.

Nuha Eltinay

Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Devt., City Development Strategy (CDS) Programme - Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI)

Jay Fitisemanu

GENERAL MANAGER - Global Parking Solutions

Jay has been with Global Parking Solutions from its inception and is an integral part of the team.  As the General Manager, Jay is largely responsible for formulating and successfully implementing the overall strategic direction of the company.
Jay comes with extensive knowledge and experience from within the business world and has a bachelor’s degree in Education, International Business and a master’s degree in Organisational Change Management.

Craig Burrows

Founder and Director - Global Parking Solutions

Craig has over 30 years’ experience in the Parking industry and is one of the founders of Global Parking Solutions and the Auto-Park automated car parking brand.
Craig Currently also owns several other parking related businesses within the Auckland New Zealand region including Kiwi Parking, a parking management company and one of New Zealand’s largest vehicle recovery companies.

Jochem van Ruijven

Managing Director - Nedap FZE

Jochem is a sales and management professional with extensive experience in intelligent technological solutions and people management. In his 12 years in business, he has worked for German e-mobility supplier Akasol and is now working for Dutch stock-exchange listed hi-tech manufacturer Nedap. Having a curiosity for international travel, Jochem has lived and worked in several regions in the world and is currently the Managing Director of Nedap FZE in Dubai, overseeing the activities of Nedap in the Middle East in the field of security and vehicle identification systems. In his free time, he likes spending time with his family in Dubai and playing football.


Eng. Mohammed Khalil

Operations & Engineering Manager - IDEX

Mr. Mohammed Khalil has a BSc degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering. Currently, he is the operations and engineering manager in IDEX services since 2011.

His passion for technology and his determination for success during the past 15 years led him to be one of the active influencers in the field of parking automation and management in the Saudi market. He has several certificates in the parking industry, starting with “Green Parking Design” till “Smart City Solutions”.

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