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Publication date: 10 Oct 2023

IDC Government Congress to Unveil Pathways for Digital Transformation in Saudi Arabia


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Riyadh – In the worldwide shift toward service excellence and digital innovation, Saudi Arabia is emerging as a global leader. Taking place in Riyadh on December 11, the 2023 edition of the IDC Government Congress will showcase invaluable insights from esteemed industry experts and key decision makers from across Saudi Arabia's public sector as they discuss the long-term success factors for enabling large-scale, transformational initiatives supported by widespread ecosystems of partners, data, and experiences. 

"Digital transformation has become the nucleus for shaping a resilient and technologically adept government that is poised to elevate Saudi Arabia's leadership on the global stage," says Hamza Naqshbandi, IDC’s associate vice president for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. "As the execution phase of Vision 2030 draws closer, aspirations now meet action, and we stand at the forefront of a transformative journey that will redefine the future landscape of the Kingdom, setting new benchmarks for global digital prowess. Aimed at driving progress and facilitating future-ready partnerships, the IDC Government Congress 2023 in Riyadh will stand as a testament to the power of collaborative innovation."

Hosted under the theme 'The Emergence of a New Government Ecosystem', this premier event will serve as a platform for respected thought leaders to discuss emerging digital government trends and showcase innovations that will define the future of government operations and citizen services. The agenda will explore a wide variety of essential topics, including:

• Unleashing the Potential of Data: Insights and Actions

• Executing Impactful Digital Strategies

• Integrating Technology and Data in Policymaking

• Crafting Seamless Experiences for Citizens with Digital IDs

• Navigating the Risks of Legacy Systems in Government

• Mitigating Bias in Government AI Implementations

The IDC Government Congress 2023 in Riyadh promises to be a groundbreaking event, offering an unrivaled opportunity for key stakeholders to engage in dynamic discussions, share insights, and shape the future of digital government. For more information and to register for the event, please click here. Alternatively, you can contact Sheila Manek at  or on +971 4 446 3154. You can also join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #IDCGOVERNMENT.

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