CAIT Set to Explore the Rise of the Digital Society at 'Kuwait National ICT Indicators Forum 2017' | About IDC | IDC CEMA

Kuwait – Final preparations are underway as Kuwait's most prominent ICT decision makers prepare to gather for the 'Kuwait National ICT Indicators Forum 2017', to be hosted by the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) at its Kuwait City headquarters on Monday, December 4, in association with International Data Corporation (IDC) and Rawasi. Running under the theme 'The Journey Towards a Digital Society & Economy', the event will attract senior representatives from Kuwait's most influential public-sector organizations, as well as respected executives from a wide range of industries, including the country's most prominent ICT leaders.

Through its Vision 2035 initiative, Kuwait is embarking on a comprehensive digital transformation journey, with CAIT spearheading efforts to create a truly digital society and economy. Featuring expert insights from Qusai Al-Shatti, CAIT's acting director general, and Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC's group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, the 'Kuwait National ICT Indicators Forum 2017' will provide a platform for key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to discuss the progress that is being made.

"Progressive governments around the world are making significant investments in the digitalization of citizen-centric services, with smart government, smart utilities, smart health, and smart transportation services forming the bedrock of the movement towards building a Smart Nation," says Lalchandani. "The benefits of these services are significant in terms of increased competitiveness, productivity, efficiency, and overall happiness. However, governments are facing considerable challenges when it comes to implementing common standards, driving citizen acceptance, sourcing adequate investment, establishing public-private partnerships, and managing the different pace of adoption across different entities."

In a bid to alleviate such challenges, CAIT has been conducting various studies aimed at assessing the current state of ICT maturity, adoption, and usage in Kuwait. The 'Kuwait National ICT Indicators Forum 2017' will present some of the findings from these studies and examine a variety of key technology parameters through the lens of an overarching framework that aims to deliver widespread improvements for the people and organizations of Kuwait.

The event will also feature a series of informative panel discussions showcasing the thoughts of various respected entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, and business leaders as they explore the rise of digital government in Kuwait, outline strategies for building a digital society, and address the pressing need to develop ICT skills for the digital economy. For more information about the event, please visit www.idc-cema.com/ictforumkw  or contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com  or on +971 4 446 3154.