Amjed AlThuhli

Amjed AlThuhli

Future for Technology and Development

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili is a distinguished professional in the realm of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with an extensive career spanning over 22 years. With a PhD in ICT, specializing in Technology Adoption, AI, and Digital Transformation, Dr. Al-Shuaili has emerged as a leading figure in the global technology landscape.

Currently serving as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Projects Unit, Dr. Al-Shuaili plays a pivotal role in spearheading innovative projects that push the boundaries of AI and advanced technology. His contributions have not only earned him recognition but have also enabled significant advancements in various domains.

Dr. Al-Shuaili's expertise extends beyond his role, as he serves as a prominent judge in prestigious awards related to AI projects in the GCC region and globally. His involvement in judging highlights his dedication to promoting excellence and innovation in the AI field.

He has received numerous accolades for his remarkable contributions to the field of technology. Notably, Dr. Al-Shuaili was nominated as the CIO of the Year in 2023 by ETL, cementing his reputation as an industry leader. He has also been honored with the Digital Transformation Inspiring Award at the global CIO Summit in Thailand in 2022, the Impact Trailblazer award at the global CIO Summit in Azerbaijan in 2023, and the LEGEND award at the GEC Media event in both 2022 and 2023.

Beyond his impressive achievements and recognitions, Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili actively engages with the academic community. He lends his expertise to several universities and academic departments, serving on advisory boards to guide and shape the future of technology education and research.

Dr. Al-Shuaili's passion for technology and AI is evident through his diverse portfolio of projects. He leads initiatives in e-Government, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His work spans across various sectors, including mining, smart cities, healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture, logistics, transportation, risk management, crisis management, and media.

His commitment to knowledge dissemination has led him to participate in numerous international and local conferences, summits, workshops, and events. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Shuaili has contributed his insights as an author to various books and magazines, sharing his expertise and contributing to the global discourse on technology and AI.

In summary, Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili's illustrious career, extensive experience, and numerous accomplishments have solidified his position as a leading authority in the fields of AI, Digital Transformation, and Information Technology. His dedication to innovation, education, and global collaboration continues to shape the future of technology.

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Dr Amjed Al-Thuhly | CEO, FutureTech

Dr Sulaiman Al-Hasni | Deputy Dean (Academic affairs & resources), Global College of Engineering and Technology
Dr Younis Al-Anqoudi | Senior Manager-Head of ICT, TRANSOM Handling
Kawthar Al Hinai | Head of digital transformation programs, Ministry of transport, communication and information technology
Dhafer Alkalbani | Information Technology Infrastructure Manager, Omantel