Tech Saudiya to bring women leadership in academia, technology and innovation together for its one-day conference in Riyadh

Tech Saudiya is the latest addition to technology events and conferences in Saudi Arabia. First edition of the one-day event will be held on March 7 at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University’s Conference Center. The event will bring local and international leaders in academia, innovation, and technology.

The event is brainchild of Dr. Artemisa Jaramillo, who currently serves as Programme Director of the Marketing, Innovation, and Technology- Digital Undergraduate programme, at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, the largest university for women in the world. She is also the founder of GCC Blockchain Community, a network of technology and blockchain professionals in Saudi Arabia.

“Tech Saudiya aims to support and advance women in tech and give them an understanding of how technology is shaping Saudi Arabia’s business landscape. Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University is a landmark for Women education in Saudi Arabia as the largest women university in the world,” said Dr. Artemisa Jaramillo, speaking to MENAbytes. “With a student population of 52,308 and 3,767 academic staff across 15 colleges, PNU graduates 50% of Saudi Arabia’s female professionals every year. Tech Saudiya has opened PNU doors to all University students and professionals in KSA.”

The event will feature different talks and panels on blockchain, Saudi tech ecosystem, gender inclusiveness, artificial intelligence, and startup funding. It will also be hosting three workshops (requires registration); Artificial Intelligence and IBM Watson, Advancing your career, and Intro to Data Science.

Tech Saudiya is being led by a committee of academics, researchers and practitioners in partnership with a number of institutions and organizations supporting technology and business innovation in Saudi Arabia.

The event will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Convention Centre (A10). Those attending can access the campus from Gate No. 1 of university and take left towards A10 station. More details about the event and registration here.

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