Deemah AlyahyaDigital Economy & Innovation Advisor, Founder at WomenSpark
Deemah Alyahya, a digital economy expert and catalyst for innovation, possesses 17+ years of experience in delivering transformative digital strategies and mega initiatives that bring about fundamental change at both corporate and national level.
Throughout her career, Alyahya has worked in the private and public sectors, advising, designing, and orchestrating key strategic programs and initiatives, including Chief of MiSK Innovation, CEO of the National Digital Transformation Unit (NDU), Chief Innovation Evangelist of Microsoft, and Director of e-Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Besides her experience and efforts in building technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems that have affected and empowered more than 1.6M people, Alyahya has served on a number of boards, including the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, the World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, the B20 Executive Committee; and the Saudi Digital Economy Policy Advisory Committee.
Currently, Alyahya is the founder and managing partner of ALMTD Consulting, a specialized company offering advisory services on Digital Innovation, Capital Venture, and Large-scale Conceptualization. She is also the founder and CEO of Women Spark, the 1st Saudi Women’s Angel Investment Network, which has trained more than 26K women in the technology industry since its inception in 2013.
Alyahya completed two Executive Education Programs on Innovation Culture and Strategy at Harvard Business School, along with two Executive Education Programs on Digital Transformation, Business Development, and Financial Acumen at INSEAD.