Sunday 16 June 2024

Amit Walia

Informatica Summit to clear path to cloud-first KSA

RIYADH, 17 days ago

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management leader, has opened its doors to the first major data innovation summit in the kingdom. The summit is set to outline a roadmap on how Saudi Arabia can accelerate its vision for becoming a cloud-first data-driven state ahead of the World Expo 2030.
The event, Informatica Summit Saudi Arabia 2024, brings together top industry leaders from around the world, including companies such as Accenture and Google. 
Throughout the event, attendees will engage in meaningful discussions on how AI-enabled data management and Generative AI can help empower all sectors of the economy.
Data adoption
Following the rapid growth in data adoption, the sessions - including those on Accelerating Your Cloud Journey, Compliance as the Competitive Advantage and Building the Intelligent Data Cloud - are set to empower governments and businesses from airlines to financial institutions to accelerate their digital cloud journeys.
The event itself comes at an opportune time for the company, which is due to open its first ever office in the kingdom in the coming months. The new office will reinforce Informatica’s presence in the region, offering scalable, cloud-first data management services, aligning with the Saudi government’s mandate to digitally empower all sections of the economy by 2030.
The news also follows the major announcement in April that Informatica launched its AI-powered Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) platform in Saudi Arabia, a first for the kingdom. The investment includes establishing a new Point of Delivery (PoD) in Riyadh, on Google Cloud, which will enable the company to better support local partners and organisations with its cloud data management platform in line with local regulations.
Cloud computing
Amit Walia, CEO at Informatica, said: “We are currently witnessing history in the making in the kingdom. Nowhere in the world are we seeing such rapid adoption of digitalisation and this is the core of Saudi Vision 2030. Today we are at the crossroads, armed with an opportunity we cannot overlook - the future is wedded in cloud computing and AI. We have a key role to play in helping governments and businesses to manage their data, accelerate decision-making and ultimately drive innovation.”
With reports from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology that the cloud computing sector is expected to double in size over the next three years, adding $13.3 billion to the country’s GDP, this event, office opening and the IDMC platform is set to help transform Riyadh into a data-driven state that can further economic and digital growth across the kingdom.--TradeArabia News Service


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