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Arwa Al-Aama

Arwa Al-Aama

Professor of Computer Science King AbdulAziz University


With an experience of over 15 years in IT and a strong background in Computing, Arwa Al-Aama continues her pursuit in the participation of the technological advancement of her country, Saudi Arabia. As previous Vice Mayor for IT in Jeddah, she was the first women to hold a leadership role in IT in a Saudi governmental agency.

She leads the team that digitally transformed Jeddah Municipality from a paper-based work environment to a world-class digitized environment, resulting in the Municipality winning over 20 prestigious awards and accreditations in IT, including Best Arab e-Government.

Through her technology expert house Smart Solutions, Al-Aama served as a Technology Consultant to the Saudi Minister of Economy & Planning and to the Minister of Hajj & Omrah.
Al-Aama holds an MSc. & DSc. in Computer Science from George Washington University and has published several scientific papers. She also attended extended learning in new technologies (e.g. Blockchain), Leadership & Strategy at Harvard & Oxford Universities.

She also received several awards, including a Microsoft research award, the national Saudi ITC achievement award, the Informatics Expert award from the Arab Towns Organization, the Arab Women Leadership Award, and the Microsoft Arabia Most Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

Al-Aama also served as Vice Dean for the College of Computing & IT at King Abdulaziz Uni., head of the women’s CS and IS Departments and an IT consultant for the conglomerate Savola. Al-Aama also holds a position as Professor of Computer Science at KAU and is a member of the External Advisory Boards for the Colleges of Computing in Um Al-Qura, King Saud and Prince Mugren Universities.

Al-Aama served on several national committees, including the Executive Committee for Saudi eGovernment, the National Smart City Committee, the National Digitization Committee, the National Science and Technology Planning Committee, and the Steering Committee for Women Labor Issues & Economic Development.

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