IDC announces Central Agency for Information Technology as patron of Kuwait CIO Summit

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global market intelligence firm, has announced that this year’s edition of the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit, which will take place on May 22 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kuwait City under the theme ‘Enabling the Digital Economy’s Leaders’, will be supported by the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT).

CAIT supports IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2023
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Dr. Ammar H. Alhusaini, acting director general of CAIT, will be on hand to present the opening address.

Mr. Ranjit Rajan_IDC Kuwait CIO Summit
Mr. Ranjit Rajan
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“With digital-first strategies having become firmly established across the Middle East over the last few years, organizations in the region are now increasingly focused on deriving a larger share of their revenues from digital products, services, channels, and platforms. Indeed, 50 percent of the CIOs recently surveyed by IDC across the Middle East said that this is now a major priority for their organizations. In order to thrive in this new world, a digital-first mindset is essential, coupled with a vision to build a data-driven organization that is ingrained with a culture of innovation.”

Leveraging the cloud as a foundational platform, developing data and intelligence plane powered by AI and advanced analytics, and enabling ubiquitous, consumption-based digital infrastructure will all become a critical technology priorities,” Mr. Rajan added.

Mr. Rajan will expand on these developments at the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2023 as he presents the event’s keynote, ‘Strategies for the CIO and Enterprise Innovation’. During this session, he will explain what CIOs need to do now, and in the future, to create an environment for long-term sustainable innovation. Mr. Rajan will also highlight strategies for building a culture of trust, examine the move toward industry ecosystem innovation, and highlight the impact of decentralization.

The event will bring together more than 150 of the country’s foremost IT and telecom leaders, digital government pioneers, digital regulators and authorities, and industry thought leaders. The event will examine the current state of the digital economy, assess its ongoing impact on citizens, customers, employees, and operations, address the key challenges that need to be overcome, and outline proven best practices and strategies for driving future success.

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