NAUATECH Nights 2024

🚨 Important and Urgent 🚨

Due to the heavy rainy weather conditions in Riyadh and the limited and tight timing of the event, and in the desire to ensure a better experience and more significant benefit for all parties, we have decided to postpone all remaining sessions in the #NAUATECH Nights 2024 to a later time under more stable conditions. We appreciate your interest and promise an event that lives up to your aspirations and trust.

👋 NAUATECH Nights 2024 (To Be Continued, Soon!)


New Dates, Soon!

March 19 - 28, 2024
(Multiple Nights)

New Times, Soon!

9:00 PM - 1:15 AM
(UTC +3 AST)

Riyadh, Jeddah
(Private Invitations)

Keynotes
Talks
Case Studies
Panels
Workshops
Pitching


Intrested to sponsor or partner with us? Get in touch:
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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

Huthaifa Afanah

Co-founder, CPO, Quant

Yarob Almostafa

Software Engineer, Web and Apps Developer

Abdulaziz Alaboudi

Assistant Professor

Ahmad Alhuwwari

Senior CX/UX Consultant and Trainer

Hussam Gharawi

Head of Experience and Brand

Abdulaziz Alkharashi

Co-founder, CTO, Rekaz

Mohammed Ghawanni

Co-founder, CTO, Scalers

Lujayn Alhddad

Director of Experience Design and Services

Tarek Alsawaf

UX Lead Consultant

Khalid Alomar

Co-founder, CDO, WhiteHelmet

Zuhair Khayyat

Co-founder, CTO, Lucidya

Khalid Alhokail

CTO, FlyAkeed

Abdullah Mzaien

Software Engineer, Malaa

Hasan Alhendi

Lead Product Manager, Lucidya

Eman Alashwali

Academic and Researcher in Security & Privacy

Abdullah Aldosari

Founder, Managing Director, Chairman of Board, T2

Hashim Habtur

Senior Software Engineer, Scalers

Mohammed Algadhib

Head of Engineering, Resal

Amin Fadul

Director of Product, Salla

Basem Aljedai

Co-founder, Moyasar

Abdullah Khamis

VP for AI and Analytics, Salla

Firas Namazi

Senior UX Designer

Feras Aldahlawi

Software Engineer

Nawaf Hareeri

CEO, Salla

Mohamed Milyani

Co-founder, CEO, Nqoodlet

Mohammed Alsahaf

OSS Maintainer, TPM

Faruk Caglar

Senior Research Scientist, Lun R&D

Saud Bawazeer

Managing Partner, Theen

Abdullah Alburayh

Data Analyst, Jahez

Ruqaya Aljuhani

Product Manager, Labayh

Wadah Esam

Senior Software Engineer, Malaa

Anas Alamoudi

CTO, Resal

Walaa Altowairiki

Head of Infrastructure, Resal

Muath Alfouzan

Product Design Lead, Jahez

Lama Alziyad

Tech Entrepreneur, Product Manager

Mazen Rukayni

CGO, CTO, Labayh

Yousef Alsenani

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

Abdulrahman Alomran

Co-founder, CEO, Rekaz

Ruba Almarroti

Senior Data Analyst, Jahez

Jay Alammar

Director, Engineering Fellow, Cohere

Salah Alkhwlani

CTO, Salla

Event Nights

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Title
Day
March
Rmdadan
Type
1
Opening Night
Tuesday
19
9
In-person (Riyadh)
2
Startup Night
Wednesday
20
10
In-person (Riyadh)
3
Product Night 1
Thursday
21
11
In-person (Riyadh)
4
Engineering Night 1
Friday
22
12
In-person (Riyadh)
5
Engineering Night 2
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
6
Community Night 1
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
7
Community Night 2
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
8
Product Night 2
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
9
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
10
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

Event Schedule
(To Be Announced)

Day / Time Session
Tuesday
19 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Tuesday
19 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Tuesday
19 Mar 2024
9:45 PM
NAUATECH Keynote

Arabic
Tuesday
19 Mar 2024
10:45 PM

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

Arabic
e-Commerce FinTech
Tuesday
19 Mar 2024
11:15 PM

Technical Challenges in Start-up Companies
Khalid Alhokail

Arabic
Cloud Computing Software Engineering TravelTech
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
12:00 AM

Hybrid Business Models in PropTech
Huthaifa Afanah

English
Data Science PropTech
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
12:45 AM
Breakout, Open Networking
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
9:45 PM

Startup Demos

Arabic / English
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
11:00 PM
Breakout, Open Networking
Wednesday
20 Mar 2024
11:45 PM

Salla Journey and Experience
Nawaf Hareeri
Founding Challenges, Lessons Learned, Learning Curves, Team Building, Growth and the Future
Arabic
IT Entrepreneurship
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
12:45 AM
Breakout, Open Networking
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
9:45 PM

Things I Wish I Knew: Product Ops
Amin Fadul
Product Ops Case Study
Arabic
Project and Product Management
Thursday
21 Mar 2024
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
Friday
22 Mar 2024
12:00 AM

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

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence HealthTech User Experience
Friday
22 Mar 2024
1:00 AM
Breakout, Open Networking
Friday
22 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Friday
22 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Friday
22 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Friday
22 Mar 2024
9:45 PM

AI and Fintech Applications in E-Commerce
Abdullah Khamis

English
Artificial Intelligence
Friday
22 Mar 2024
11:00 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
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
12:45 AM

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

Arabic
Mobile Development Software Engineering
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
9:45 AM

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
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
10:15 PM

Scaling Infrastructure
Salah Alkhwlani
Challenges on scaling a real-time platform
English
Data Science Databases DevOps Software Engineering
Saturday
23 Mar 2024
11:15 PM

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

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence Project and Product Management Software Engineering
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
12:15 AM

How to Create Product Experiments That Actually Work
Mohammed Ghawanni

English
Data Science DevOps Project and Product Management
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
9:45 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
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
10:15 PM

Solid Principles Between Cleaning the Code and Over Engineering
Yarob Almostafa

Arabic
Software Engineering
Sunday
24 Mar 2024
11:15 PM

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

Arabic
Analytics and Marketing Data Science FoodTech
Monday
25 Mar 2024
12:00 AM
OSS: Nourishment of the Commons
Mohammed Alsahaf
Open source ecosystem role in enriching the tech field - Showcase global companies sponsorship and support of open source - Open source as business support model - Open source as career growth model - Personal anecdote/experience: Caddy project.
English
Open Source Technology Capabilities Building and Developing
Monday
25 Mar 2024
1:00 AM
Breakout, Open Networking
Monday
25 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Monday
25 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Monday
25 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Monday
25 Mar 2024
9:45 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
Monday
25 Mar 2024
10:15 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
Monday
25 Mar 2024
11:45 PM

UX Design in 2024
Hussam Gharawi
Lujayn Alhddad
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
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Meet & Greet, Registration, Welcome Drinks, Open Networking
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
9:30 PM
Short Intro
Arabic
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
9:45 PM

Street Smart Product Management
Abdullah Aldosari

Arabic
Analytics and Marketing
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
10:00 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
Graphical User Interface Usability User Experience
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
10:45 PM

Creating Human Centric Solutions
Khalid Alomar

Arabic
Project and Product Management User Experience
Tuesday
26 Mar 2024
11:30 PM

The Human Touch: Balancing Technology and Empathy
Mazen Rukayni
Ruqaya Aljuhani

Arabic
Artificial Intelligence HealthTech User Experience
Wednesday
27 Mar 2024
12:30 AM
A Founder's Perspective on Product Management
Mohamed Milyani

Arabic
Analytics and Marketing Analytics and Operations Project and Product Management Women in Technology
Wednesday
27 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Wednesday
27 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Short Intro
Arabic
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
9:45 PM

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

Arabic
Software Engineering User Experience
Wednesday
27 Mar 2024
10:45 PM

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

Arabic
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
12:00 AM

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
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
9:00 PM
Event Begins, Short Intro
Arabic
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
9:45 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
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
10:30 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
Artificial Intelligence Data and Information Security
Thursday
28 Mar 2024
11:45 PM
Life of a < video > stream
Feras Aldahlawi
Ready to take a peek behind the scenes of online video? In this talk, we'll dive into the tech that makes those billions of hours of video possible. We'll start by understanding the fundamentals of how videos are made - way more than just a bunch of pictures! We'll cover compression techniques (of course!) to make those files manageable. Then we'll explore the evolution of how we embed videos on websites, from the dark ages of plugins to the magic of the < video > tag. Finally, we'll dissect how adaptive streaming works, so you get a crisp viewing experience no matter your internet speed.
Arabic
Open Source Web Development
Friday
29 Mar 2024
1:15 AM
Event Ends

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Event Past Years Evaluation

8.7/10

Overall Evaluation of NAUATECH Nights

8.7/10

Evaluation of Participants of NAUATECH Nights

8.4/10

Evaluation of Experience of NAUATECH Nights

96%

Achieved or Will Achieve Their Goal of Attending at NAUATECH Nights

99%

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99%

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Event Participants
(All Years)

Fozan Alkhalawi

Abdullah Alburayh

Yarob Almostafa

Huthaifa Afanah

Meaad Aflah

Nawaf Hareeri

Abdullah Assiri

Yousef Alsenani

Fahad Alnafea

Abdulaziz Alaboudi

Eman Alashwali

Basem Aljedai

Ammar Alkhaldi

Olayan Alharbi

Wadah Esam

Salah Alkhwlani

Asmaa Alandijani

Omar Bahareth

Khaled Senawy

Firas Namazi

Mohammad Alhomaid

Hussam Gharawi

Hasan Alhendi

Mazen Rukayni

Abdullah Khamis

Mohammed Alsahaf

Ahmed Saeed

Ruba Almarroti

Shehab Beram

Mohammed Ghawanni

Ahmed Aljabreen

Feras Aldahlawi

Ragad Allwihan

Hussam Alzughaibi

Abdulaziz Alkharashi

Ghassan Alsafi

Yousif Aldolaijan

Abdullah Mzaien

Mohammad Refai

Khalid Alomar

Fahad Alshareef

Ruqaya Aljuhani

Mohamed Milyani

Hatem Alharbi

Abdullah Salem

Mazen Aldarrab

Taher Alblowe

Walaa Altowairiki

Hatem Kameli

Zuhair Khayyat

Mohammad Alashmawi

Anas Alamoudi

Abdullah Hashim

Khalid Alhokail

Safwan Saigh

Muath Alfouzan

Tarek Alsawaf

Jalal Alowibdi

Ghamdan Alhussam

Abdullah Alhoshan

Mustafa Youldash

Lujayn Alhddad

Mohammed Algadhib

Lama Alziyad

Faruk Caglar

Hashim Habtur

Khaled Alosaimi

Amr Shukri

Bayan Mashat

Saud Bawazeer

Ahmad Alhuwwari

Samy Alzhrani

Abdulrahman Alomran

Mohammed Rashidi

Jay Alammar

Abdullah Aldosari

Abdulrahman Abbag

Sami Almoeehi

Abdullah Murad

Yousef Alkhlefah

Ibrahim Bamehriz

Amin Fadul