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Riyadh Hosts Major Int’l Tech Gathering to Predict Future of Global Technology

Riyadh Hosts Major Int’l Tech Gathering to Predict Future of Global Technology

Monday, 6 February, 2023 - 11:00
Riyadh hosts the largest global gathering to review technology developments (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh is hosting the second edition of a major technology conference known as LEAP. From Feb. 6 to 9, tech innovators and leading experts will predict the future of technology and its effective role, and to find innovative solutions to the most important challenges facing the sector.

LEAP 2023 will seek raising tech awareness and highlighting Saudi Arabia’s position as a major center for technology and innovation.

Launched under the title “Towards New Horizons,” the tech conference is expected to host more than 700 international leading experts in technology investment.

They will speak through seven different platforms designed to include all technical, innovative and investment interests. More than 500 sessions will be held.

LEAP 2023’s “investors” platform will present investments in the technology and innovation sector, conclude commercial agreements, and review successful partnerships and models worldwide.

Four stages will be devoted to panelists and experts discussing financial technologies, smart cities, health and educational technologies, retail trade, the future of energy and the industrial revolution.

The conference is organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, and UAE-based IT services and consulting firm Tahaluf.

It aims to spark discussions on artificial intelligence, the digital transformation, and advancements in the field of technical and innovative entrepreneurship through immersive learning, storytelling sessions and lectures.

Michelle Crawford, the head of TrustedOne.Global, a major US-based consulting firm, listed three key opportunities that virtual reality can provide to investors.

“It (virtual reality) provides real-time use cases that generate revenues in the present day, brings next-generation technologies and skills to the youth of Saudi Arabia, and highlights the rich Saudi history to the world,” Crawford told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Furthermore, Crawford expected that LEAP 2023 will revolutionize tech conferences and change the face of technology in Riyadh.

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