We are living in a time of scientific innovation, unprecedented technology, and unlimited growth prospects. These new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, if used optimally, can spare the world from many disadvantages and can bring to the world enormous benefits.

His Royal Highness
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman


Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) was established to drive the national agenda for Data & AI to elevate the Kingdom as a global leader in the elite league of data driven economies.

To capitalize on Data & AI for the Kingdom economically and socially through national combined efforts by all stakeholders, SDAIA has developed the National Strategy for Data & AI.

The strategy approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King “Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud” was issued on July 17, 2020. SDAIA is currently working with other different entities on launching the strategy and activating its initiatives.

Strategy Approach


Where the best of Data & AI is made reality

  • Development, creation, and adoption of Data & AI technologies across the kingdom

  • Innovative, sustainable, practical, and ethical Data and AI applications

  • Attractive ecosystem, world-class infrastructure, test-bed environments, data governance, commercial incentives, gov't-sponsored incentives, minimum red-tape, unique

Objectives and Targets

Priority Sectors

SDAIA’s Role

Guide the execution of the strategy with govt. entities

Support and guidance various government entities to implement the strategy

Facilitate the execution of strategy initiatives

Supervising the implementation and follow-up of strategy initiatives

Execute SDAIA+ led initiatives

Implementation of initiatives within the scope of SDAIA and its affiliates

Media center

Strategy Narrative