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Digital CIO Summit

Galal Eltahan
Smart Destination Enterprise Architecture Director at The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) & AMAALA


Galal Eltahan is an industry recognized IT executive with more than 28 years of experience in various business domains including Government, Telecommunication, Consultancy, Tourism and Hospitality industries. He is experienced in the delivery of large complex programs especially in the domain of Smart Cities and Digital Transformation.

Currently, he is the Smart Destination Enterprise Architecture Director for The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) & AMAALA, a closed joint stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. In his role as Head of Enterprise Architecture Office, He is leading the architecture, design and implementation of the Smart Destination Platform and more than 50 integrated smart services spreading across the Smart Destinations to achieve the company’s vision and strategy.

Before his current role, Galal served as Program Director for the Smart Dubai platform initiative, which is one of the biggest government smart city platforms in the region. Prior to that, he was heading the Infrastructure and Operations of the Dubai World Trade Center and was a member of the bidding team for Dubai EXPO2020 dossier. And as a Telecom expert, he was a member of Vodafone Egypt launch team and headed the Data Management department for around 10 years.

Building upon his education in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the experience gained during his career, Galal now leads on the delivery of one of the most amazing regenerative global tourist destinations.

Agenda Sessions

  • Exclusive Interview: Protecting Your IP Rights on the Digital Transformation Journey