Time: 16 June, 2020
- Althaqafi has participated in several prestigious conferences on AI, IoT, and blockchain, such as the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum in 2019 and the IEEE Global Conference on the Internet of Things in 2019
Dr. Arwa Althaqafi has been recently appointed the vice president of innovation at Taibah Valley.
She is an expert in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and in the field of innovation.
On her appointment to the key position, Althaqafi tweeted: “With each new stage comes new challenges. I hope to continue to show my creativity with the team at Taibah Valley and contribute to making Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah a beacon of innovation in emerging technologies, God willing.”
Althaqafi obtained her bachelor’s degree in computer science, and her master’s degree in information systems management, and her doctorate in information systems at the University of Sheffield in the UK. While studying at the university, she also worked as an enterprise resource planning specialist.
She started her career at Taibah Valley as an IoT lab director, analyzing the best practices of IoT lab strategy, developing innovative products, arranging resources, up-skilling, and cross-skilling IoT professionals. Althaqafi has participated in several prestigious conferences on AI, IoT, and blockchain, such as the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum in 2019 and the IEEE Global Conference on the Internet of Things in 2019.
Taibah Valley, established by the University of Taibah in 2018, is a leading company in blockchain, IoT, and AI.
Located in Madinah, the company’s mission is to develop effective and sustainable investment opportunities and employ competitive advantages to enhance shareholders’ interests and support the national economy, as well as to contribute to the localization of technology in a way that serves the national economy.