The Launch of the “LEAP 24” Conference in Riyadh

Riyadh, March 4, 2024: The third edition of the “LEAP 24” technical conference, the world’s largest event of its kind, kicked off on Monday morning under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense.

Support from the Crown Prince:

During the conference’s opening, Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized the significant support the technology sector receives from the Crown Prince, reflecting his belief in the importance of the digital economy in achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Massive Investments:

The conference witnessed several global companies announcing massive investments in the Kingdom, reflecting their confidence in its capabilities and attractive investment environment.

Key Investments:

  • Amazon Web Services: $5.3 billion to build a new cloud region.
  • IBM: $500 million to establish a software development center.
  • ServiceNow: $500 million to launch a local cloud center.
  • Datavolt: $5 billion to build local data centers.
  • Dell Technologies: Establishing a manufacturing and execution center, the first of its kind in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
  • Aramco: Revealed the “AmarcoMETABrain” model for artificial intelligence during the conference, a unique model considered the first of its kind in the industrial sector.

“LEAP 24” Conference:

“LEAP 24” serves as a global platform for exchanging experiences and knowledge in the field of modern technologies, bringing together experts and decision-makers from around the world. The third edition of the conference features participation from over 740 speakers, 902 exhibiting entities, and 172,000 visitors from 100 countries worldwide.

This year’s conference discusses many important topics such as artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, blockchain, and smart cities.

The conference aims to promote innovation in the field of modern technologies, support startups, and attract foreign investments to the Kingdom.

The “LEAP 24” conference is a significant event that contributes to driving the technological development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, enhancing its position as a regional and global hub for modern technologies.

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