IDC 2018 Saudi Arabia Directions

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IDC 2018 Saudi Arabia Directions

Preparing for the Business End of the NTP: ICT Market Outlook for Saudi Arabia in 2018

Riyadh, January 31, 2018


The National Transformation Program (NTP) is an ambitious undertaking by the Saudi government to drive change across the entire scope of the Kingdom’s public and private sectors. Sitting on the cusp of this countrywide digital transformation, Saudi Arabia is well poised to accelerate its adoption of 3rd Platform technologies like cloud and big data analytics, as well as highly disruptive innovation accelerators such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence/cognitive systems, robotics, augmented/virtual reality, 3D printing, and blockchain.

For the Kingdom's ICT market, the next few years are expected to be dynamic, disruptive, and laced with innovation. Rapid change will present significant opportunities for technology providers across the industry's landscape, with multinational vendors, telecom operators, system integrators, IT services companies, and distributors among those that stand to benefit. However, in order to effectively tap into these emerging opportunities, industry players will be required to make several smart bets and moves relating to products and services, go-to-market campaigns, and skills.

The IDC Directions 2018 event in Saudi Arabia has been designed to provide a forum for senior executives, regional leaders, and high-level strategists from technology firms to engage with experienced local and international IDC analysts and discover their predictions for the Kingdom's ICT market. As we enter the business end of the National Transformation Program, when most of the associated projects are expected to be rolled out, IDC will present its outlook for the industry and outline the key trends that will shape its future.



Time Event Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee


IDC Welcome Address

Jyoti Lalchandani
Group Vice President, Regional Managing Director, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

ICT Outlook for the Kingdom for 2018 and Beyond and What it Means for Saudi Leaders

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

Executive Panel Discussion


Dinner / Meet the IDC Analyst


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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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