AWS Bahrain Summit
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We are bringing together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS at the first-ever AWS Summit Bahrain.

Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

Spend a full-day with AWS experts and our Partners learning how our customers are innovating and delivering business outcomes with the help of AWS. You will leave the AWS Summit with strategies and techniques to accomplish new projects, maximize budgets, and achieve your goals.


  • A full-day of education and training content covering a range of topics and technical depth
  • Two tracks to choose from: business and technical
  • 9 breakout sessions on topics such as big data, analytics, security and compliance, adoption models, DevOps, and more
  • The HUB—A high-energy expo where you will meet our top AWS technology and consulting partners, speak with AWS engineers and architects and network
  • Keynote featuring AWS and customer presenters
  • Networking opportunities with AWS, our Partners, and your peers
  • Opportunity to speak with our AWS experts and have your questions answered


Idriss Al Rifai is an entrepreneur who is passionate about disrupting the Middle East retail segment with technologies and customer-centric services that enable the growth of the local e-commerce market. Al Rifai has developed and optimized a last-mile delivery solution specifically for the e-commerce needs and requirements of the region.

In 2012, Al Rifai founded Fetchr. The company has evolved to become an end-to-end logistic solution, backed by technology, for e-commerce companies, regional players, social media sellers, as well as small and medium-sized businesses in the MENA region. In addition to providing standard C2C and B2C delivery services, Fetchr recently launched the first on-demand delivery service of its kind in the region. Fetchr is also the first company in MENA to raise $52 million in funding to date, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.

Previously, Al Rifai worked for MarkaVIP, where he ran operations and built an in-house logistics department to expedite deliveries. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Al Rifai holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences Po) and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also a Rath and Fulbright Scholar and Endeavor Entrepreneur.


Mohammed Ali Al Qaed is a renowned contributor to the regional eGovernment Authority and IT milieu in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He was royally appointed Chief Executive in 2015 for his vast experience leading the development of the country’s IT sector. Prior to this, Al Qaed served as the organization’s CEO, CIO, and Director of Information. Since 2010, he has helped advance Bahrain’s rank in the United Nations eGovernment Readiness Survey, including a jump from 53rd to one of the top 10 countries globally in online service delivery.

Along with his key role in restructuring the country’s Central Statistics Organization (of which he later became CIO), Al Qaed has helped strengthen protective mechanisms for government systems, as well as assisted in establishing the first government information network in the Middle East and integrated e-services, including internet and email between ministries.

Among his list of achievements, Al Qaed was designated the assistant executive director for the Municipal and Parliamentary, where he played a role in the national elections, and chairs multiple other organizations. His work has earned him recognition by government and royalty across the Arabian Peninsula.

Al Qaed received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from King Saud University, and a Master’s in Advanced Systems Engineering from Sheffield University in the UK. He also received a scholarship from the mission of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to attend a six-month intensive course on Systems Engineering at the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan.


Sameera Al Atawi is the Information and Communications Technology Director at Bahrain Polytechnic. Along with 13 years of project management and IT governance experience, Al Atawi focuses mainly on strategic planning, digital business, cloud transformation, upscaling infrastructure, risk management, customer-oriented service design, project management, and mobile applications.

Al Atawi has been appointed several distinguished roles in her career, including Bahrain Polytechnic’s chair of the Digital Learning Environment Committee, as a member of the Supreme Committee for Technical and Vocational Training.

Her accomplishments center on leveraging technology to improve customer satisfaction and enhance service delivery, as well as making efficient use of financial resources. She has contributed to key achievements including the Kingdom’s first endorsement of cloud technology for education by Bahrain Polytechnic; using state-of-the-art technology to support interactive learning and entrepreneurship by migrating learning platforms to the AWS Cloud; as well as upscaling business capabilities by supporting students using cloud.

Sameera Al Atawi holds an MBA from University of Hull.

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