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Technology & IT | Thursday 7 February, 2019 10:03 am |

#SaudiIoT - The fastest growing event in the region!

Under the governance of Ministry of Communications & Information Technology – MCIT, New Horizon welcomes you to the 2ndSaudi International Exhibition & Conference for Internet of Things - Saudi IoT from 13thto 15thFebruary 2019 at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.  


The aim of Saudi IoT is to shine light on the enormous potential offered by the growth of online technologies as well as applications and services built around IoT platforms. Saudi IoT is a tribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which sees Internet technology as a necessity and calls for smarter ways of doing business and adding value. 


Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030, which sets aside a large area for the IT sector and its support, stating that "the Kingdom will invest more in the digital economy to be ahead & in Par with the global leaders. The vision encompasses the digital infrastructure as the plinth for building advanced industrial activities and attracting investors in order to improve the Saudi economy.


Key Sponsors of Saudi IoT are Mobily, Zain, Trend Micro, Spire Solutions, AEC, Dallah Trans Arabia, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, machines talk, monsha’at, Logistics Technology Services, Nour Smart Solutions, Xerox, Riyadh Chamber, Baud Telecom, Wadi Makkah & SBM 


Mobily is the exclusive Strategic Partner & Zain is the Lead Sponsor of Saudi IoT.


Eng. Fahad Algarni, Managing Director of New Horizon, said “It’s my privilege & honour as a Saudi National to be a part of the Kingdom’s vision program & a Social responsibility that led me to drive this project, ‘Saudi International Exhibition & Conference for Internet of Things’, for the second time consecutively.


I would like to thank the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology for extending their immense support, in moving ahead to address how important the Digital Transformation is for the citizens. 

Saudi IoT is a very important event for the future of the Internet in the Kingdom, primarily as it will focus heavily on the innovators of Internet of things solutions that include electronic design, embedded systems, software development, cloud computing within KSA system integration, analytical procedures and others. 

This year, Security is brought into the limelight by collocating the Cyber Defence Summit, Security is a prime concern with the repetitive attacks that have taken place in the past which has affected the economy globally, New Horizon hosts Cyber Defence Summit, an initiative to prevent incidents & facilitate faster cyber security adoption in Saudi Arabia and the region. Cyber security leaders from across the globe would be participating in the summit to share their experience and expertise to secure critical infrastructures and enterprise business systems.


Leading cyber security companies who are sponsoring Cyber Defence Summit include Trend Micro, Spire Solutions, Security Matterz, Kaspersky Labs, Symantec, Thales, BT Al Saudia, Starlink, Cisco and many more. Trend Micro is Cyber Defence summit’s Lead sponsor and the summit is powered by Spire Solutions. 


Trend Micro will be hosting the finals of the first Saudi Capture the Flag (CTF) at the summit. 

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