Ms Khawla Al Fahim
Director, Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Centre

Khawla Al Fahim; Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Centre Director is responsible for leading and overseeing the AD-SDI program.

Since joining Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) previously (ADSIC) in 2010, Khawla has managed to reshape the SDI program and enhance the strategic business planning process across the entire portfolio in support and alignment of Abu Dhabi Emirate vision. She has shifted the focus on innovation, leadership, capacity building and engagement.

Khawla has over 15 years of experience working in the government, she has also been a keynote speaker in many regional and international platforms; such as the ESRI Senior Executive Seminar 2019 in Dubai, UN World Data Forum 2018 in Dubai, ESRI MEA User Conference 2018 in Dubai and ESRI User Conference 2017 in San Diego. Since joining, the Spatial Data Infrastructure it won several prestigious awards most recently the “Digital Transformation Award in GIS” at the ESRI UC in 2017.

Khawla holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde - Scotland, and a Bachelor of Business Information Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology at Abu Dhabi.

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