“Transforming the Learning & Education Sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”
The 2nd Annual Digital Learning Show is a 2 day initiative being hosted in Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom, to bring to you thought provoking and insightful keynote presentations and collaborative and interactive panel discussions along with learned experiences shared with the support of case studies to help understand the role of technologies in reshaping and revolutionizing the way we learn and teach. This by invitation only premium event brings together over 250 key decision makers and stakeholders from the largest universities, public schools, private schools and corporations from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with 25 of the most innovative solution providers from across the world, coming together to discuss how technological innovations are now reshaping learning and education. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 (the “Vision”) and the National Transformation Program (“NTP”) which flows from it set out an ambitious road-map for education reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The success of the Vision depends in large measure on reforms in the education system generating a better basis for employment of young individuals in the country.
• Connect with over 200 C-level executives from across the Kingdom to discover what new innovations we can expect over the coming years.
• Learn from Case Studies and examples of successful technology implementation.
• Technology is constantly evolving and you need to stay up to date, at DLS KSA you will have the opportunity to meet with solution providers to explore new ideas to lead a digital transformation.
• Maximize your investment by having complete access to all the keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, informal and formal networking sessions.
Want to learn how exactly technology is changing education?
Join us at the 2nd Edition of DLS KSA
Deputy Minister of Education,
Ministry of Education, KSA
• Prior to this, he was the Executive Manager of the Saudi
Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.
• Formerly Dean of College of Technology, Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in Saudi Arabia
• Studied at the University of Connecticut (1996-2002)
• Interests are e-learning, education technology, higher education
Deputy Director General, Regional Center
for Quality & Excellence in Education (RCQE)
• Deputy Director General (DDG), UNESCO Regional Center for Quality & Excellence in Education (RCQE) 2016-current.
• Part-time Consultant at RCQE (2014-current).
• Part-time Consultant at the Saudi Electronic University, Assistant Campus Director & Director of Academic Affairs, Saudi Electronic University, Madinah branch, 2013-2014
• Department Chair, Foundations of Education, College of Education, Taibah University, 2012-2015.
• Director of International Collaboration, Taibah University, 2010-2013.
• Assistant professor of Comparative & International Education, College of Education, Taibah University 2010-current.
Qualifications • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2010 & Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) 2005 in Social & Comparative Analysis in Education from the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Graduate Certificate, 2009, in Sustainable Development focus on the Middle East form the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Bachelors of English, 1995 from the College of Education, King Abdulaziz University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Effat University, KSA
Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail is the President of Effat University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia. She was awarded a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Before joining Effat University in 1998, she served as the first Dean of Girls’ Campus in King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Haifa is a distinguished leader, respected academic, renowned advocate of youth engagement, and author of several articles; having also delivered many keynote speeches on women’s education in the Middle East, women and change, entrepreneurship and business. Dr. Haifa is a winner of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. She is also the recipient of many awards such as the Innovation Award, Saudi Sayidaty, Queen Effat’s Distinction Award, Leading Woman CEO, Distinguished Arab Woman Award, World Family Summit Award, and the Distinguished Arabian Woman Award. Dr. Haifa continues to work towards enhancing women’s education throughout Saudi Arabia.
Al Yamamah University
Prof. Hussam Ramadan is a Professor and Vice President of Al Yamamah University. He holds the primary leadership responsibilities for planning, implementing, and coordinating the educational programs at YU. He also leads the quality and academic accreditation team at YU. He is a former Dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh. He also worked as Advisor and Director General of Planning at the Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he was officially responsible with his team for the substantial task of planning for higher education in the Kingdom. He also served on the Board of Trustees of several major private Saudi universities, and led and was part of many IT and academic consulting teams to The Saudi government and private sector clients. He is a professor of Information Systems with research interests in the areas of parallel and distributed simulation, distributed and cloud computing and modeling and simulation theory. He was awarded the 2012 Professional Award in Engineering by the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is a senior member of IEEE and SCS.
Maurice de Hond (1947) studied Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam, where he also learned programming computers. He is the foremost election poller in the Netherlands. He wrote a book in 1995 “Thanks to the speed of light” about the revolution which internet would mean for all categories of business and society. Since 2012 he is active with educational reform, inspired by the fact that he noticed that schools for his daughter born in 2009 were still the same as schools for his elder sons who were born in the eighties. He founded the Steve JobsSchools. Tech Insider named it 1 of the 13 most innovative schools in the world. Many visitors from all over the world are visiting the schools in the Netherlands and De Hond is asked by many congresses all over the world to give keynote speeches and workshops about this school model and his vision.
Dar Al-Hekma University
Dr. Al-Qurashi received a PhD. in Education (Evaluation of Higher Education) and MPHIL in Educational Research from Cambridge University, U.K. Dr. Al-Qurashi has participated and presented papers in numerous national and international conferences. She has actively cultivated partnerships with academic, cultural and scientific institutions and organizations around the world. She is a member of several councils and committees such as “King Abdullah International Dialogue Center” and “Mecca Innovation Award Committee”. Dr. Al-Qurashi has attended several executive trainings in top universities around the world such as “Harvard University” and “University of Oxford”.
The event is really amazing, the set up and the arrangement was fabulously done. We really appreciate all the support we have got here. We usually participate with different events across the region, what I would say is overall this is outstanding.
I attend a lot of conferences, but really this is maybe one of the conferences that was well prepared and organized. This is the first time for me, having this kind of arrangement and organization.
We have 3 nice feedbacks - the variety of the attendees is very nice, we were dealing with different organizations, government, public and private organizations who are really making the conference great. Delegates are here through Saudi Arabia from different places such as Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh, Qassim, Hail and different other places are here at the event. The quality of people who are attending are very great so we are dealing with the learning and HR people who are taking care of learning and performance, this makes us say great things about this event.
DLS event indeed was great opportunity to many people in the field of learning and development to share knowledge, expertise and more importantly learn together about the challenges facing us today and the future that connect with digital learning. Great participation, wonderful experts and SMEs and more important is lots of energy in the event.
As Saudi Arabia is going through unprecedented transformation and growth it’s important that the educational and technology sectors come together to help learning establishments and our young students prepare for the future. The Digital Learning Event in Riyadh provided some great insights and experience from key organizations and influencers across the sector, I was delighted to be part of this event and chair the panel on Digital Leadership.
It was a very nice event, we enjoyed our time here. We didn’t expect this level of organizing and we are getting a very good positive feedback from the Saudi market. We really enjoyed it, Honestly speaking, till today we have signed 4 contracts thank you very much for that. Thank you very much, DLS team for their cooperation with us. We think that we will participate in the upcoming years. There was a good level of decision makers from industries specially that we are targeting.
Let me first thanking you for your high level of professionalism in communication, quick feedback and your support. Actually, the event was very successful and was a good opportunity for professional development for all delegates. The event has included effective speeches, great presentations, new ideas, insights and outstanding shared experiences. It was my honor to participate in such great digital show.
It was an honor and a privilege to be invited to the recent Digital Learning conference in Riyadh. To be able to interact with a range of distinguished professionals from both industry and education was a truly enriching, inspiring and enlightening experience. When reflecting on the conference, it was clear that such an innovative platform to share ground-breaking ideas can only bode well for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 programme. The organizer’s amazing interpersonal skills made this event all worthwhile and a real success.
Thank you for this opportunity. Great and unforgettable experience. I met new people and expand my network as well as I share some ideas to others.
It was a pleasure and honor to be part of this conference. The conference was very informative, beneficial and great talents who share relevant vision. Thank you very much and congratulations to the conference team for the perfect organization and very good program.