Badar Khan is Director of Digital Platforms at NEOM Tech & Digital Company, the world’s leading cognitive technology company. He is dedicated to building platforms for cities with user privacy at their heart. His work is mainly focused on shaping the creation of software capable of addressing challenges and solving real problems for users. With over 17 years’ experience in leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies and start-ups, Mr Khan has designed many products and led global engineering teams in guiding smart city and industrial transformations. Before joining NEOM Tech & Digital Company, Mr Khan served as the Head of Technology. He was a vital member of the executive team at Siemens Saudi Arabia, where he managed the MindSphere Application Center and a team of experts overseeing digitalization and AI analytics. Previously, he was an AI Architect at Siemens Corporate Research. He was awarded two patents and published many works onAI-based systems and approaches early in his career. Mr Khan holds an MS in Electrical Engineering with a concentration on Genetic Computation and a BS in Computer Engineering from The State University of New York.