NAUATECH Nights 2024

March - May, 2024
(Multiple Nights)

6:00 - 10:00 PM
(UTC +3 AST)

Riyadh
(Private Invitations)

Keynotes
Talks
Case Studies
Panels
Workshops
Pitching


NAUATECH Nights 2024


In Strategic Sponsorship of


And Platinum Sponsorship of


And Hosting Partnership of


And Knowledge Partnership of





































And Community Partnership of





And Distinguished Participation of

Lama Alziyad

Tech Entrepreneur, Product Manager

Saud Bawazeer

Managing Partner, Theen

Mohammed Ghawanni

Co-founder, CTO, Scalers

Mohamed Milyani

Co-founder, CEO, Nqoodlet

Eman Alashwali

Academic and Researcher in Security & Privacy

Abdulaziz Alaboudi

Assistant Professor

Ali Alhoshaiyan

CTO, Moyasar

Huthaifa Afanah

Co-founder, CPO, Quant

Abdulrahman Alomran

Co-founder, CEO, Rekaz

Abdullah Alburayh

Data Analyst, Jahez

Ruba Almarroti

Senior Data Analyst, Jahez

Abdullah Khamis

VP for AI and Analytics, Salla

Hussam Gharawi

Head of Experience and Brand

Reda Banjar

Founder, Managing Director, NAUATECH

Amin Fadul

Director of Product, Salla

Basem Aljedai

Co-founder, Moyasar

Tarek Alsawaf

UX Lead Consultant

Lujayn Alhddad

Director of Experience Design and Services

Walaa Altowairiki

Head of Infrastructure, Resal

Hashim Habtur

Senior Software Engineer, Scalers

Wadah Esam

Senior Software Engineer, Malaa

Salah Alkhwlani

CTO, Salla

Abdulaziz Alkharashi

Co-founder, CTO, Rekaz

Jay Alammar

Director, Engineering Fellow, Cohere

Hasan Alhendi

Lead Product Manager, Lucidya

Mazen Rukayni

CGO, CTO, Labayh

Tasneem Dosoqi

Head of Tech, Sahseh

Anas Alamoudi

CTO, Resal

Mohammed Algadhib

Head of Engineering, Resal

Mohammed Alkaldi

Data Scientist

Firas Namazi

Senior UX Designer

Ahmad Alhuwwari

Senior CX/UX Consultant and Trainer

Turki Alotaibi

Data Scientist

Yarob Almostafa

Software Engineer, Web and Apps Developer

Nawaf Hareeri

CEO, Salla

Muath Alfouzan

Product Design Lead, Jahez

Abdullah Mzaien

Software Engineer, Malaa

Khalid Alhokail

CTO, FlyAkeed

Yousef Alsenani

Director, Head of AI and Privacy, Lun R&D

Faruk Caglar

Senior Research Scientist, Lun R&D

Event Nights

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Title
Day
Date
Type
1
Opening Night
Tuesday
March, 19
In-person (Riyadh)
2
Startup Night
Wednesday
March, 20
In-person (Riyadh)
3
Product Night 1
Thursday
March, 21
In-person (Riyadh)
4
Engineering Night 1
Friday
March, 22
In-person (Riyadh)
5
Jeddah Night
Monday
April, 22
In-person (Jeddah)
6
Featured Night 1
Wednesday
May, 1
In-person (Riyadh)
7
Product Night 2
Monday
May, 6
In-person (Riyadh)
8
Featured Night 2
Wednesday
May, 8
In-person (Riyadh)
9
Community Night
Thursday
May, 9
In-person (Riyadh)
10
Virtual Night 1
Saturday
May, 11
Virtually (Live Stream)
11
Engineering Night 2
Sunday
May, 12
In-person (Riyadh)
12
Product Night 3
Monday
May, 13
In-person (Riyadh)
13
Product Night 4
Wednesday
May, 15
In-person (Riyadh)
14
Engineering Night 3
Thursday
May, 16
In-person (Riyadh)
15
Virtual Night 2
Saturday
May, 18
Virtually (Live Stream)

Event Schedule
(Updatable)

Day / Time Session
10:45 PM

Fintech Evolution: Tracing the Arc of Innovation to Tomorrow's Trends
Basem Aljedai

Arabic
e-Commerce FinTech
11:15 PM

Technical Challenges in Start-up Companies
Khalid Alhokail

Arabic
Cloud Computing Software Engineering TravelTech
12:00 AM

Hybrid Business Models in PropTech
Huthaifa Afanah

English
Data Science PropTech
9:45 PM

Startup Demos

Arabic / English
11:45 PM

Salla Journey and Experience
Nawaf Hareeri
Founding Challenges, Lessons Learned, Learning Curves, Team Building, Growth and the Future
Arabic
IT Entrepreneurship
9:45 PM

Things I Wish I Knew: Product Ops
Amin Fadul
Product Ops Case Study
Arabic
Project and Product Management
11:00 PM

Navigating AI: Insights from Launching Our Chat Agent to Saudi Consumers
Abdulaziz Alkharashi
Abdulrahman Alomran

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence e-Commerce IT Entrepreneurship
12:00 AM

Why is AI our Gateway to a Longer Healthier Life
Mazen Rukayni

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence HealthTech User Experience
9:45 PM

AI and Fintech Applications in E-Commerce
Abdullah Khamis

English
Artificial Intelligence
12:45 AM

Leveraging the Power of Hybrid Apps in Modern Mobile Development
Wadah Esam
Abdullah Mzaien

Arabic
Mobile Development Software Engineering
6:30 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
7:15 PM
Short Intro
7:30 PM

R&D Challenges in Market-Driven Privacy Innovation
Yousef Alsenani
The presentation title "R&D Challenges in Market-Focused Privacy Tech Innovation" encapsulates the exploration of research and development hurdles in creating privacy technologies that align with market demands | R&D, challenges, market Business, privacy, innovation
Arabic
Artificial Intelligence Data and Information Security Project and Product Management
8:00 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:30 PM

Beyond the Legacy: Lessons from 3 Years of Tech Transformation in a Startup
Anas Alamoudi
Mohammed Algadhib
Walaa Altowairiki

Arabic
DevOps Software Engineering
9:30 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM

A Founder's Perspective on Product Management
Mohamed Milyani

Arabic
Analytics And Marketing Analytics And Operations Project And Product Management
8:00 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:45 PM

Journey of Email
Saud Bawazeer
- What is email?
- How email travels?
- What needs to have good email?
- Passing spam checkers
- Setting up your email DNS settings
- Monitoring reputation, placement and compliance
- Introducing Mailah

Arabic
Analytics and Operations Data and Information Security Management Information Systems
9:30 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM

Why is AI our Gateway to a Longer Healthier Life
Mazen Rukayni

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence HealthTech User Experience
8:00 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:30 PM

What is DesignOps
Firas Namazi
Introduction to DesignOps: Its importance for UX design efficiency.
- Key DesignOps Areas and their Connection to Design Systems.
- UX Design Lifecycle: Analyzing each stage (research, design, prototyping, testing, iteration) for DesignOps opportunities.
- Enhancing Team Collaboration: Strategies to improve teamwork among designers, researchers, developers, etc.
- Tools and Tech: Overview of supportive DesignOps tools like project management software and design systems.
- Workflow Optimization, Automation, and Integration.

Arabic
Interaction Design User Experience Web and Mobile Design
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM

Beyond Buttons and Screens: Fostering a UX-Driven Culture
Muath Alfouzan
1. Introduction:
- The evolution of UX Cultures
- How does a UX-Driven Culture look like?
2. Core Principles:
- Empathy: Prioritizing User Needs
- Collaboration: Breaking Organizational Barriers
- Iterative Innovation: Embracing Continuous Growth
3. Building Blocks:
- Leadership's Role in Cultivating UX Culture
- Establishing Robust Design Frameworks
- Cultivating the Right Team Dynamics
4. Case Studies:
- Lessons from Successful UX Culture Transformations
- Addressing Challenges and Learning Opportunities
5. Implementation Strategies:
- Establishing Comprehensive Training Programs
- Leveraging User Feedback for Iterative Design
- Measuring Impact: Metrics for Success
6. Continuous Improvement:
- Staying Ahead: Navigating Technological Shifts

Arabic
User Experience Usability Graphical User Interface
7:45 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:15 PM

Fintech Evolution: Tracing the Arc of Innovation to Tomorrow's Trends
Basem Aljedai

Arabic
e-Commerce FinTech
9:15 PM

Supporting Economic Growth with F&B Open Data: Jahez as a Leading Example
Ruba Almarroti
Abdullah Alburayh

Arabic
Data Science Analytics and Marketing FoodTech
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM
How to make first MVP
Lama Alziyad
- What is MVP?
- How to make it?
- Tools to help you for MVP.

Arabic
Business Development Open Source Project and Product Management
7:45 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:15 PM
The Next Gen App, A Journey You Must Have to Break Your Barriers
Tasneem Dosoqi
This session will take you on a rollercoaster journey we had in Sahseh, from the moment we decided to throw out everything we'd built over the last 5 years and start anew. Why did we make this decision? When did we decide to take this bold step? And how did we navigate the challenges along the way? We'll dive into the essential steps and strategies needed to overcome our barriers and build the next generation of the Sahseh platform, so you can also break your barriers and unleash your startup goals to the sky!
English
Investment in Technology Project and Product Management Technology Capabilities Building and Developing
9:00 PM
Hacker Culture
Abdulaziz Alaboudi
Saudi Arabia is pushing into tech with events like hackathons and bootcamps, but it's not yet making a big splash globally. The missing piece? Embracing hacker culture—a world of creative, curious programmers who've built things like Linux and Gmail. By really getting into this culture of innovation and sharing through open-source, Saudi can boost its tech scene and become a global tech leader. This talk is about how adopting the hacker mindset can be a game-changer for Saudi's tech future.
Arabic
Open Source Software Engineering
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM

Solid Principles Between Cleaning the Code and Over Engineering
Yarob Almostafa

Arabic
Software Engineering
8:00 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:30 PM

Scaling Infrastructure
Salah Alkhwlani
Challenges on scaling a real-time platform
English
DevOps
9:30 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:30 PM
Short Intro
6:45 PM

Hybrid Business Models in PropTech
Huthaifa Afanah

Arabic
PropTech
7:45 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:15 PM

Establishing a UI Design System Culture for Enterprise-Level Development
Hashim Habtur

Arabic
Software Engineering User Experience
9:00 PM

How to Create Product Experiments That Actually Work
Mohammed Ghawanni

English
Data Science DevOps Project and Product Management
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM
Today’s kernel; Tomorrow’s growth
Reda Banjar

Arabic
7:45 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:15 PM

UX Design in 2024
Lujayn Alhddad
Hussam Gharawi
Ahmad Alhuwwari
Tarek Alsawaf
- What is the current status of UX design in 2024.
- AI in UX.
- Why you need to care about Micro UX.

Arabic
Graphical User Interface Interaction Design User Experience
10:00 PM
Event Ends
6:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
6:45 PM
Short Intro
7:00 PM

RAG Systems
Mohammed Alkaldi
Turki Alotaibi
Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a technique that enhances pre-trained language models by incorporating external data sources. This method allows the model to fetch relevant information in real-time, improving its accuracy and relevance.
Arabic
Data Science
7:45 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
8:00 PM

Marriage of Minds: Cultivating a Successful Partnership between Product and Engineering in SaaS
Hasan Alhendi

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence Project and Product Management Software Engineering
9:00 PM

Scaling with Simple Tools
Ali Alhoshaiyan

Arabic
Cloud Computing Databases Web Development
10:00 PM
Event Ends
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Short Intro, Ice Breaker
9:30 PM

Federated Learning: A Collaborative, Privacy-Preserving, Decentralized Approach to Artificial Intelligence
Faruk Caglar
One of the key challenges in Artificial Intelligence is to utilize diverse and large volumes of data from different organizations to build strong, safe, and privacy-preserving AI models, all without centralizing sensitive proprietary data. This means getting different organizations who own sensitive data to collaborate safely, which is a big challenge in all fields. In this talk, Dr. Faruk will present what the Federated Learning approach is and performance comparison of the Breast Invasive Carcinoma model with centralized approach to tackle these crucial issues and resolve the above challenges.
English
Data and Information Security Artificial Intelligence
10:15 PM
Privacy Perceptions and Behaviors of Google Personal Account Holders in Saudi Arabia
Eman Alashwali
While privacy perceptions and behaviors have been investigated in Western societies, little is known about these issues in non-Western societies. In this talk Eman will share research results and lessons learned from conducting in-depth interviews with 30 Google personal account holders in Saudi Arabia about their privacy perceptions regarding the activity data that Google saves about them, as well as any steps they take to control Google’s collection or use of this data. She will conclude with insights and future direction in usable privacy and security research.
English
Data and Information Security Usability
11:00 PM
Event Ends
7:00 PM
Event Begins, Short Intro, Ice Breaker
7:30 PM

Large Language Models as Building Blocks
Jay Alammar
The rise of large language models is inspiring a wide variety of application ideas and experiments. For builders to become more adept at building with LLMs, it's important to gain an understanding of using LLMs as components of advanced pipelines, and not of being a text-in text-out monolith. In this talk, Jay covers a number of LLM applications covering generative use cases, as well using language models for semantic search and data exploration.
Arabic
Artificial Intelligence Data Science
8:30 PM
Event Ends

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Event Participants
(All Years)

Reda Banjar

Wadah Esam

Ragad Allwihan

Abdulrahman Alomran

Abdullah Alburayh

Lujayn Alhddad

Saud Bawazeer

Bayan Mashat

Huthaifa Afanah

Ahmed Aljabreen

Khaled Senawy

Hasan Alhendi

Mohammed Algadhib

Abdullah Salem

Faruk Caglar

Tarek Alsawaf

Fozan Alkhalawi

Ahmed Saeed

Khalid Alhokail

Eman Alashwali

Ghamdan Alhussam

Fahad Alnafea

Mohammed Ghawanni

Jalal Alowibdi

Abdulaziz Alkharashi

Ahmad Alhuwwari

Omar Bahareth

Ghassan Alsafi

Mohammed Alkaldi

Mazen Rukayni

Khaled Alosaimi

Abdullah Murad

Abdullah Mzaien

Taher Alblowe

Mohammed Rashidi

Abdullah Assiri

Hashim Habtur

Amin Fadul

Hussam Alzughaibi

Muath Alfouzan

Hatem Alharbi

Firas Namazi

Abdullah Hashim

Asmaa Alandijani

Salah Alkhwlani

Yarob Almostafa

Walaa Altowairiki

Basem Aljedai

Anas Alamoudi

Lama Alziyad

Shehab Beram

Yousif Aldolaijan

Olayan Alharbi

Samy Alzhrani

Mazen Aldarrab

Abdulaziz Alaboudi

Mohammad Refai

Ibrahim Bamehriz

Mustafa Youldash

Abdulrahman Abbag

Ammar Alkhaldi

Yousef Alsenani

Yousef Alkhlefah

Turki Alotaibi

Hatem Kameli

Nawaf Hareeri

Meaad Aflah

Fahad Alshareef

Amr Shukri

Ali Alhoshaiyan

Abdullah Alhoshan

Abdullah Khamis

Ruba Almarroti

Mohamed Milyani

Hussam Gharawi

Mohammad Alhomaid

Sami Almoeehi

Safwan Saigh

Mohammad Alashmawi

Jay Alammar

Tasneem Dosoqi