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Saudi Arabia Hosts LEAP Conference to Discuss Future Technologies

Saudi Arabia Hosts LEAP Conference to Discuss Future Technologies

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 09:15
A general view of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia will host LEAP, the global technology platform, to address future challenges such as healthcare technologies to improve the quality of life and increase life expectancy, empowering humans through robots and technologies.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones will organize the platform.

It will review the most prominent technologies in the education sector, creative economy, and showcase technologies that enhance the well-being of communities.

It will address future energy technologies that will enhance the region's leadership in the oil and gas sectors and the impact of technology on the development of energy sources.

The platform will be held on Feb. 1 to 3 in Riyadh, with the participation of more than 350 speakers from 80 countries and 700 innovators and start-ups from around the world.

Saudi Arabia will host the conference LEAP to address future challenges, as it consolidates its digital regional and global leadership.

Held under the theme "One Eye on the Stars," LEAP seeks to discuss the most prominent social and cultural challenges facing the world through modern technologies, which have the potential to reshape the way people live and find appropriate and innovative solutions for them.

The platform targets the attendance of 40,000 local and international visitors.

Vice Minister of Communications and Information Technology Haitham al-Ohali stressed that Saudi Arabia is undergoing an accelerating technological era, seeking to enable digital pillars to build a connected present and an innovative future.

Ohali indicated that Vision 2030 is a road map that points to the future under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Ohali said the expected results of LEAP will be significant and supportive of the Ministry's strategic directions that seek to make the Kingdom a global technology hub and a destination for major companies operating in the sector.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, Faisal al-Khamisi, said LEAP represents a global bridge towards the future, aiming to achieve leadership in technology development and innovation.

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