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Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum wins ministry support

RIYADH, August 6, 2019

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications & IT, the main driver behind the kingdom's digital transformation, has officially joined the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum as the Main Sponsor of the event. 
 
The forum will be held from November 11 to 13 at Burj Rafal Hotel – Riyadh.
 
Organised by Eyes of Cities in collaboration with The Great Minds Group, the conference is supported by leading entities such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, Monshaat, BIAC, DTVC, and others. 
  
Under the leadership of Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Alswaha, the ministry of Communications  & IT is working tirelessly to transform by 2030 the kingdom as a global leader of the digital economy.  
 
As the largest tech conference in the kingdom, the forum will be the key platform to uncover the more than $100 billion investment on digital transformation, celebrate the Vision 2030 digital transformation leaders who are driving the deployment of emerging technologies in the kingdom and get trained by tech visionaries on specific technologies such as AI, IoT, Blockchain and others. 
 
Chiara Palieri, director of The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum, said: “We are honoured to have the Ministry of Communications  and IT supporting this event, as the key entity in the kingdom to drive the digital transformation journey of Saudi Arabia. We strongly believe that such a strong ministerial representation will contribute to shaping the narrative on digitization in the kingdom, further enhanced by the presence of other government entities. 
 
The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will be an unprecedented event, where stakeholder collaboration, brainstorming and a showcase of upcoming plans will contribute to the Vision 2030 realisation program, he said. 
 
"The key in this conference is to involve government entities as well as C-level executives from large conglomerates to pioneer solutions and enhance the Saudi economy. We are grateful to the ministry for believing in this event and look forward to collaborating with them to showcase the huge potential of KSA as the future global epicenter in technology.”
 
The forum will gather over 100 government officials and senior-level executives, more than 40 speakers will be leading 12 panel discussions with the participation of 300 attendees, 60 exhibitors, 10 certified technical workshops, 30 proof of concepts and live demo sessions, and a dedicated focus day for IIoT. Furthermore, 10 pioneers in innovation will be celebrated with Awards of Excellence in recognition of their efforts in digitization.  
 
The forum will host a group of world-class speakers and industry leaders from National Digitisation Unit, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health,  Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, Monshaat, Capital Market Authority, The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Aramco and others, to be the first platform of its kind in Saudi Arabia in terms of the diversification and inclusiveness of all domains of future technologies.  
 
The forum will be the largest R&D and investment technology event in the region and will showcase the most disruptive technologies set to power cities and economies of the 4th Industrial Revolution.  - TradeArabia News Service



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