(MENAFN Editorial) RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Tuesday, October 10th 2017
7th-8th November 2017- The Kingdom's biggest public and private sector organizations have announced their commitment to Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020 goals of digital transformation, with a common theme: Transform or Be Left Behind!
The global economy is being constantly disrupted in the wake of digital technologies, business and governments alike have had to embrace digitization. Under the vision of H.R.H Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia has embarked on a journey towards the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and Vision 2030. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a part of this agenda, is inclined to boost the concept of a digital economy and digital culture. In the event of this shift, the Powered by digital transformation enabler SAP will bring over 400 Saudi Government and Business leaders to come together and understand, explore the implementation of the latest technologies ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, and Big Data, powered by Cloud and Mobile applications for their organizations. The Kingdom Digital Enterprise Transformation Show will be taking place at the Burj Rafal Kempinski Hotel in Riyadh, on 7-8 November 2017.
Ahmed Al-Faifi, Managing Director of Saudi Arabia, Yemen & Bahrain for SAP, who are the power sponsor of the Kingdom Digital Enterprise Transformation show stated that, 'SAP is aiming to accelerate digitization, localization, and developing local talents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through the programme, we would like to invite senior leaders in government and the private sector to come forward and contribute to this digital transformation mission and initiative, to make this a successful event.'
Ahmed Al-Faifi also commented on the Digital Transformation agenda and goals of NTP 2020, stating, 'To achieve the target of digitalization as manifested by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, most of the top leaders of leading government bodies and organizations, including the CEO, CDO, and CIO have to actively participate and engage to meet this anticipated target.'
Showing its support for the Kingdom's digital transformation, SAP recently announced a 4-year SAR 285 million investment plan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Economy and Planning and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology represented by the National Digitization Office, and plans to launch a cloud innovation hub in the Kingdom.
Supporting the Kingdom's business innovation, SAP is seeing strong demand for SAP Leonardo, which was announced this year as a platform to enable the Internet of Things innovation, and supports disruptive technologies such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence in general. SAP provides a highly innovative Internet of Things portfolio, which extends the digital core with adaptive business applications, Big Data management, and connectivity to enable new business processes.'
Commenting on the sponsorship, Kris Mohan, General Manager of event organizers Convergent Global, stated that, 'SAP is one of the world's foremost technology innovators. Today's governments and businesses face a plethora of new opportunities and challenges that have been enforced by new engagement rules of the digital evolution.'
'We live in the most exciting phase of the new industrial revolution, and we are very excited to have SAP as our power sponsor, showcasing their latest innovations at the show. Every single organization from all sectors can take advantage of the innovations from SAP to engage in this new way of working and creating a digital enterprise', added Kris.