Ambassador WiDS Prince Sultan University

Dr.Tanzila Saba received her PhD degree in Document’s Information Security and Management from Faculty of Computing Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2012 and won the best student award in the Faculty of Computing UTM 2012. She received the Unesco, TWAS and HEC scholarships for outstanding research output. Currently, she is serving as an IS Associate College of Computer and Information Sciences Prince Sultan University. Her focused research area is Machine Learning including health informatics, text mining, forensic documents analysis & security. She has published more than 100 research articles and around 90 research papers are Scopus/ISI/SCIE indexed. Due to her excellent research achievement, she is included in Marquis Who’s Who 2012. She has been awarded the Outstanding Research Recognition award consecutively for 2014, 2015 & 2016 in Prince Sultan University. Dr.Tanzila is the leader of Machine Learning Research Group at Prince Sultan University.

Noura A. S. Al Aquil, Innovation Lead at SAP

Noura works with strategic accounts leveraging innovation and technology to scale the adoption of novelty and digital strategies. Noura holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, an MBA and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University. Noura is ambitiously entrepreneurial at heart, speaks 4 languages and is dedicated to making a positive change through her work

Marie Wallace - Analytics Strategist and Solution Architect IBM, Ireland

Marie Wallace is an Analytics Strategist and Solution Architect for IBM having spent more than a decade building analytics technologies which today underpin such solutions as IBM Watson. In recent years Marie’s primary focus has been on the analysis of human data to deliver smarter, personalized and contextualized solutions for individuals and organizations. Marie is a globally recognized thought leader, with an active social media presence and popular blog,

Dr. Hala M. Alshamlan: Assistant Professor IT department, King Saud University, Research Fellow Kamm Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

Dr. Hala Alshamlan is an Assistant Professor in Information Technology Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University (KSU). She is interested in data science and big data analytics. Dr. Hala's research focuses on Bioinformatics especially on how apply Artificial Intelligence techniques and machine learning approaches to analyze biological data. She developed many novel algorithms that discover the cancer biomarker from genomic data. All these algorithms have been published on high impact journals. 

In 2014, Dr.Hala was a visiting scholar invited by Prof. Mark Borodovsky in Center of Bioinformatics and Computational Genomic at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from King Saud University in 2015. From 2016 to 2017, Dr. Hala was a Research Fellow at the Kamm Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

Dr.Eva-Marie Muller, Chief Data Scientist IBM Cloud,                    

Dr.Eva-Marie Muller is the Chief Data Scientist at IBM Cloud. Previously, she was Chief Data Scientist at KPMG in Decision Science. She holds a Doctorate from Philipps-University Marburg, and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the Technical University of Munich where she became an expert in gaining insights from unstructured data and mathematical optimization. She spent a research year in number theory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology on a scholarship of the Japanese Government. She is the author and co-author of numerous papers and publications and is a member of various mathematical societies including Women in Machine Learning. Eva has over 12 years of innovation. She is a member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Artificial Intelligence Group advising the government on changes through AI and machine learning.  Eva also is an investor, consultant and mentor for start-up companies



Hanadi Wali, Sales Operations Advisor at IBM

Hanadi is a Sales Operations Advisor at IBM Saudi, she's responsible for revenue and profit performance analysis, financial performance, reporting and key initiatives, beside her her current engagement with the Data Science Center of Excellence in MEA. Hanadi has around 5 years of experience

Asma AL-Otaibi, Senior IT System Analyst at Saudi Aramco,

Asma has worked for over 10 years on systems for Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management and intranet portal services. Asma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Over the last year she took the opportunity to go on assignment to Accenture UK, where she worked on advanced analytics and Big Data optimization.

Roosi Maagi – SAP Regional Solution Advisor for Predictive Analysis & Machine Learning

Roosi is an Alumni of IE School of Business from Spain and has a Master’s in Business Analytics and Big Data. She is currently working as EMEA South Solution Advisor for Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning at SAP where she provides technical support and guidance to sales organization, prospects and customers in the domains of data analytics, machine learning and agile data visualization. Roosi is driven by a purpose to help organizations to become data-driven and agile in the digital and machine age. She speaks English, French, Estonian and a bit of Spanish and has a strong passion for travel, sports and emerging technologies.