Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 32 | Page 11

NEWS STC announces appointment and encourages women drivers S audi Telecom Company (STC) has announced the appointment of Eng Nasser Alnasser as a Group CEO. Alnasser has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector, starting with the launch of mobile services in 1996, where he played a key role in the establishment of the mobile network and its expansions. Telecommunications Company and the Turkish company Avia. The company has also announced that Elaf Al-Hazmi is STC’s first female employee to gain a Saudi driving licence. The company has organised a theoretical and practical training-driving course for women. This includes instructions on driving safety and practical training in car mechanics. He then worked at CITC. During that period, he played a key role in opening the market and issuing mobile and data licences. He also worked for Mobily in charge of the network and information technology sector. In 2015, he moved to STC as a senior VP for technology and operations. In 2018 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of STC. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of STC Solutions and a member of the board of directors of the Turkish ///////////////// University takes part in data science event hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains. Both men and women were encouraged to participate in the conference, which featured exclusively female speakers. “We’re thrilled to be working with KAUST to bring the Women in Data Science conference to the Middle East,” said Judy Logan, Co-Director of the Global Women in Data Science conference at Stanford University. A university in Saudi Arabia has participated in the Women in Data Science (WiDS) event. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) took part in WiDS which takes place in 50 countries. An annual conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless KAUST has been dedicated to finding solutions for society’s biggest challenges and preparing students for leadership in a complex world. of gender, and support women in the data field. This year’s WiDS conference was held at Stanford University with more than 100 regional institutions all over the world participating, including KAUST. The university celebrated women’s achievements with the one-day technical conference providing an opportunity to “We’re excited to bring WiDS to KAUST this year, creating awareness about the vast opportunities in the field, empowering women in the Arab world and exposing young students to exciting research and applications,” added Xiangliang Zhang, Associate Professor of Computer Science at KAUST and WiDS ambassador. INTELLIGENTCIO 11