Digital transformation not yet strategic for UAE, Saudi biz, Dell EMC Forum
Dell EMC hosted its flagship Dell EMC Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following Dell Technologies’ first anniversary celebration as the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company, Dell EMC demonstrated its strength from the edge to the core to the cloud, aimed at facilitating the economic directives of Vision 2030.
Recent findings of a survey conducted by Dell Technologies, across 16 countries and 12 industries including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, indicate that only a small minority 4% of organisations surveyed have implemented digital transformation initiatives and can be deemed as digital leaders. This points to a bigger issue – although digital transformation is central to meet the regional digital agenda, it is not yet a strategic pillar to many organisations across the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
At this one-day event, Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC discussed the importance of fostering public-private partnerships and increasing the employment rate to advance the national vision. In addition, addressing Information Technology as an enabler, facilitator and accelerator of the transformation envisioned by Vision 2030, he outlined the heightened need to adopt new technologies and most importantly, invest in new skillsets to drive the vision for the Kingdom’s digital future.
In light of the above, the agenda for Dell EMC Forum 2017 is strategically aligned to its theme – Making 2030 Real. From sessions on driving IT Transformation with Dell EMC Ready Solutions to Workforce and Security transformation and highlighting the power of Dell EMC Internet of Things Strategy, the forum addresses key areas of improvement across various core sectors in Saudi Arabia.
The forum acts as a platform to enable organisations to resolve pressing business and IT challenges in the public, financial services, energy, education, and SME sectors through the adoption of advanced technologies and power the Kingdom as a technology-driven economy.
Mohamed Talaat, Vice President, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya and Levant at Dell EMC said, “We know that digitisation is critical to realise the directives of Vision 2030, which has initiated a new wave of enterprising opportunities for the Kingdom. To this end, it is imperative for organisations in the Kingdom to make digitisation central to their business strategies, which is essential in achieving the larger objective of our ambitious vision, that is, to drive innovation and sustainable economic growth. Only then can the Kingdom create an environment that fosters talent, high levels of innovation and ensures betterment of our people and community.”