TECH SUPPLIER Feb 2021 - Market Presentation - Doc # META47454521
The Next Phase of Saudi Arabia's Digital Aspirations: Opportunities and Considerations
By: Hamza NaqshbandiRegional Director (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC, Jawad KhalilProgram Manager – Telcom and IoT, Saudi Arabia, IDC, Hyder AftabSenior Research Analyst, Mufasir YousufSenior Research Analyst, Uzair MujtabaProgram Manager - IDC Saudi Arabia, Tolga YalcinProgram Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Saudi Arabia
More than 1,000 senior executives from influential technology vendors, telecommunication operators, and IT service providers in Saudi Arabia participated in the IDC Directions virtual event held in early 2021. This event provided participants with an unrivalled immersive experience, enabling them to seamlessly engage in content-rich presentations and panel discussions, connect with exhibitors via video chat, and interact with key industry players in designated networking zones. Expert speakers explored the latest trends in areas such as cloud, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and intelligent automation.
In addition to providing participants with a unique opportunity to interact with IDC's industry-leading analysts, the event included a session that focused on Saudi Arabia's ICT market. This session was entitled The Next Phase of Saudi Arabia's Digital Aspirations: Opportunities and Considerations. This dedicated session provided senior ICT industry executives with an in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments shaping the Saudi ICT market and helped them to identify key sectors, segments, and geographies to target in the coming years.
This IDC Market Presentation similarly focuses on the impact of disruptive technologies on Saudi Arabia. It provides the latest forecasts and predictions, while contextualizing the impact of the "new normal" on Saudi Arabia's ICT environment. The presentation also reveals that the public sector will remain the largest ICT spending vertical in Saudi Arabia in 2021, followed by finance and communications. It further shows that education and healthcare will be the fastest-growing verticals in terms of ICT spending through 2024.