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Money Forum

The future of financial services and money is being reshaped by the mass adoption of emerging technologies and increase in connectivity. The ArabNet Digital Summit will explore the trends and opportunities in financial technology, banking, and transactional businesses. It will also dive into the transformations created by artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and the practical opportunities available for banks and financial services providers.

Smart Economy Forum

The internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technologies are helping reshape cities and transform the relationship between governments and their citizens. The ArabNet Summit will feature a full track exploring the smart economy - applications of blockchain technology, driving progress through big data, and the evolving role of digital enterprises. It will also propose visionary outlooks for creative cities of the future.

Investment Forum

Digital Startups in the MENA region have raised more than $500M in equity investments in 2017, and the number of startups acquisitions has grown 180% YoY. The year has also witnessed increased interest from international investors and rise of regional angels. The ArabNet Digital Summit will feature dedicated discussions for investors about startup investing and venture capital as an asset class, the future of alternative funding and global technology trends. It will also delve into fund closures, governance and initiatives supporting the growth of the investment ecosystem.

Media & Adtech Forum

Data management platforms, attribution and targeting technologies have risen to the spotlight as demand for measurable outcomes increases. The ArabNet Summit will feature two full tracks covering the latest trends in digital media and advertising, including the AdTech Showcase - a convergence of new advertising and media technologies from around the world to improve the impact and efficiency of campaigns, and help publishers maximize revenues.

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Aarti Tandon
Executive Director, Smart Cities New York
Ahmed Soudodi
Head of Brand - Chevrolet, General Motors
Amit Patel
Partner, Owl Ventures
Antoni Vives
CEO of the City Transformation Agency, Barcelona Ex-Deputy Mayor
Benjamin Ampen
Managing Director - MENA, Twitter
Boye Balogun
Managing Director, Future Tech Media
Bruno Bianchini
Head of MENA Global Partnerships - EMEA Emerging Markets, Google
Deniz Devrim Cengiz
Group Director of Digital Banking, TEB (BNP Paribas JV)
Ger Baron
Chief Technology Officer, City of Amsterdam
Ghela Boskovich
Head of Fintech & Regtech Partnerships, Rainmkaing Innovations - home of Startupbootcamp, Founder of FemTechGlobal
Guido Ghedin
Chief Marketing Officer - Global , Cifnews
Hani Enaya
Partner, STVentures
Harsh Saxena
VP Sales, Datami
Hatem Elmohandes
Director of Solution Architecture, GE Digital MENA
Jesse Middleton
General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Jonathan Nelson
Managing Director of Hack Fund, Founder and CEO of Hackers / Founders
Julien Cavailles
Regional Business Director, Buzzeff Middle East
Lina Hediah
Executive Director - MENA, ConsenSys
Linda Gibbs
Principal at Bloomberg Associates, New York City Ex-Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services
Lisa Nestor
Director of Partnerships, Stellar.org
Mohammad AlHajeri
Chief Private Equity & Direct Investment Officer at KFH Capital Investment Company, Director of KISP Ventures
Murray Newlands
Founder and CEO, Chattypeople.com
Navin Gupta
Managing Director, South Asia & MENA, Ripple
Nisha Patel
Head of MENA, Xaxis
Omar Al-Madhi
Board Member of Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), Co-Founder and Venture Partner at Iliad Partners
Rachid Abu-Hassan
Director of Design, WeLive - Wework
Ronit Ghose
Managing Director - Global Banks Sector Head, Citi Research
Shankar Narayanan
Co-founder and COO, active.ai
Shawn Kanungo
General Partner, Queen & Rook Capital
Soufiane Haddadi
Head of Media - Middle East, L'Oreal
Tariq Al Osaimi
Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Kuwait
Tom MacDonald
Managing Consultant and Financial Services Practice Head, Global Growth Markets
Waseem Afzal
General Manager - Transact, OMD
Youmna Borghol
Head of Data, Choueiri Group
Youmna Naufal
Producer and Host, Y Chats
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ArabNet Digital Summit 2018 Sponsors and Partners
Knowledge Partners
Online Video Partner
Ecosystem Partner
Research Partner
Online Partner
Championship Partners
Media Partners
Community Partners