LEAP is the global platform and unique event for future technologies and disruptive technology professionals. The first edition of LEAP tech conference landed in Riyadh in February 2022 and brought together 100,000+ visitors, 700+ exhibitors, 330+ top investors and 500+ global CEOs and expert speakers to cover the latest technology topics.
The second edition of LEAP will bring together top entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and other stakeholders of the region. LEAP will feature 500+ expert speakers across 11 tech conferences delivering expert insight and cutting-edge content on key tech topics. Some of the high-profile speakers announced for LEAP 2023 are, CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director, Tech Mahindra, Keith Jordan, VP of Innovation at Mastercard, Susan Kilrain, NASA Astronaut, Mudassir Sheikha, Co-founder and CEO of Careem. Detailed speaker list here.
FIWARE will be for the first time at LEAP. You can meet FIWARE’s CEO Ulrich Ahle who will be one of the amazing line-up of 500+ speakers in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Ulrich will be speaking on the topic “Open Source and Open Standards for Smart Cities of the Future” at the Smart Cities session (6th Feb at 11:10 – 11:30)
Read the interview with Ulrich on How open source data frameworks will drive global equality.
With FIWARE’s latest Platinum member, Madinah City, the country is becoming a growing stronghold for FIWARE and surely a hub for the whole region. Open Source combined with standard interfaces and data models are used more and more in digital cities around the world. This approach is breaking down existing data silos and enabling the utilization of data to increase the quality of life of citizens and at the same time reducing the cost of operating a city or rural area.