June 18, 2024

IDC’s Upcoming CIO Summit in Kuwait to Be Hosted Under the Patronage of the CAIT

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Ranjit Rajan, IDC's vice president of research for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa (META)

As the digital economy continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that this year’s edition of the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit will take place on May 22 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kuwait City under the theme ‘Enabling the Digital Economy’s Leaders’. The event will be supported by the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), whose acting director general, Dr. Ammar H. Alhusaini, will be on hand to present the opening address.

“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,” says Ranjit Rajan, IDC’s vice president of research for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa (META). “Indeed, 50% 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 cloud as a foundational platform, developing a data and intelligence plane powered by AI and advanced analytics, and enabling ubiquitous, consumption-based digital infrastructure will all become critical technology priorities.”

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. He will also highlight strategies for building a culture of trust, examine the move toward industry ecosystem innovation, and highlight the impact of decentralization.

The IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2023 will also host a presentation by the world’s first officially recognized human cyborg, Neil Harbisson, who will explore the evolution of the human species and serve up his exclusive insights into how technology can be leveraged to overcome some of the obstacles and disabilities that human beings face.

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.

International Business Magazine is a Media Partner at this event.

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