By Innovation-sa on August 6, 2018 in News

The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) named Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, as the ambassador of “Saudi Tech Hub”.

Saud Bin Abdulla Al-Qahtani, the head of the federation and an advisor to the Royal Court, said that the appointment of Wozniak reflects the federation’s desire to work with the best minds in the sector to help the Kingdom become the region’s technology hub.

Al-Qahtani presented Wozniak with a special certificate marking the end of the three-day Hajj Hackathon in Jeddah, which attracted nearly 3,000 young developers to create apps for Hajj.

Wozniak said that the success of Hajj Hackathon reflects the great interest among Saudis in programming and emerging technologies. He added that there is every chance that Saudi Arabia will play an important role in the evolving and changing global technology community, and that the country could soon be the main tech hub in the region.