This is probably the first time Google ever had a conference in Saudi Arabia. Although it is concerned with the enterprise I still find it interesting and worth checking out. The conference will be held on June 2nd 2008 in Marriott hotel in Riyadh.
For me I am interested in Google Maps, as you can see (click here to view the Riyadh city map) Google’s map of Saudi Arabia is what we call in the tech world out of date.
In this conference there is a session covering “Introducing Google Apps & Maps”. I truly hope they will add real support for Saudi Arabia and I would finally open my iPhone’s Google Maps app and use it how it is supposed to be used. With real maps and actual data!
I am sorry for posting about this conference only 1 day before it starts, so here are the links:
- Google Enterprise Executive Briefing main site with the agenda information.
- Registration link for the Riyadh conference on June 2nd 2008 at the Marriott hotel.
- Marriott hotel in Riyadh location and as you can see, almost no roads are programmed in the Saudi Arabia google map. Unlike Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.