Saudi Arabia to host in February world’s largest tech event

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host in February 2022, the largest technology event ever, LEAP, with global experts expected in the attendance.
Set to take in Riyadh Feb.1-3, LEAP according to organizers, is set to become a global platform for the entire innovation ecosystem, connecting pioneers and disruptors with business and government leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and more to experience and learn about the technologies of the future.
“Technology and innovation have enormous potential to transform economies and societies. We live in a time where you either leap or be left behind. We are proud to host LEAP to help the region lead and leapfrog with technology and innovation,” said Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder, Kaspersky, Raghu Raghuram, CEO, VMware, Maelle Gavet, CEO, Techstars, Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer, Hyundai Motor Group, Peggy Johnson, CEO, Magic Leap and Nnenna Nwakanma, Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation are among speakers around the world.
Olayan Alwetaid, Group CEO, stc, Salman Al Badran, CEO, Mobily, Ghinwa Baradhi, CIO MENAT region for HSBC and Sky Kurtz, founder and CEO at Pure Harvest feature among regional speakers invited for the event.
LEAP is sponsored by leading local and international companies including, Microsoft, CISCO, KPMG, Software AG, Nutanix, STC, Zain, Mobily and Ericsson.

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