Saudi CITC to host one-day digital technology forum on Aug 24

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s government-owned entity Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) will be conducting the inaugural annual digital technology forum under the theme “Promising investment opportunities for a digital future”.

According to the statement, the event will be held in cooperation with the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Saudi Ministry of Investment (MISA). It will bring together investors and technology businesses to discuss investment trends and possibilities in Kingdom’s fast-growing IT and Emerging Technology (ET) sectors.

The one-day online forum will take place on August 24, 2021, and it will feature in-depth discussions and informative presentations on the current trends and best practices in the tech industry, including smart cities, investment success stories, and investment opportunities in IT and ET in Saudi Arabia.

The sessions at the Digital Technology Form cover key issues such as “Tech Enablement: Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity and Data”, “Tech Investment: Success Stories”, and “Tech Trends: Investing in Future Technologies, and Tech Market: A Healthy Environment”.

As per the reports, “Speakers include some of the most innovative and visionary ICT experts including representatives from Ericsson, Huwaei, Amazon, eWTP Arabia Capital, Abdullatif Jameel, Machinestalk, Fawaz Alhokair Group, and Cloud Solutions.”

Further, the forum will also kick off the new Advisory Groups Initiative, which aims to encourage greater communication and coordination between the government and private sectors. This will support the expansion of the local IT and ET markets, enhance long-term communication and collaboration among stakeholders and position the Kingdom’s digital market at the forefront of global ICT investment.

This new project, which is made up of four advisory groups: global IT firms, local IT companies, governmental supporting agencies, and IT beneficiaries, is designed to allow stakeholders to seek assistance and offer advice by bringing different experiences and viewpoints to the table. The Advisory Groups Initiative was formed as a result of the rapid development of the Kingdom’s ICT market, as per the reports.

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