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CAIT collaborate for CIO Summit in Kuwait

As Kuwait’s digital economy continues its rapid expansion, International Data Corporation (IDC) is excited to announce that its IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024 will take place on May 13 at the Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait City. Addressing the theme ‘The Future of IT: Rethinking Digitalization for an AI Everywhere World’, this transformative event will facilitate in-depth discussions around AI’s impact on digital innovation and the evolving role of the modern CIO.

Supported by Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), the summit will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers and thought leaders at the forefront of digital transformation. Dr. Ammar H. AlHusaini, Acting Director General of CAIT, will deliver the opening address, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussions and strategic insights.

The Kuwaiti government’s steadfast commitment to advancing its digital agenda, in alignment with the Kuwait Vision 2035 and Kuwait 2040 Upstream Strategy, underscores the nation’s dedication to embracing emerging technologies and driving innovation across both public and private sectors. With organizations in Kuwait increasingly investing in generative AI (GenAI) use cases, the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024 will serve as a timely platform to explore the evolving role of AI in shaping the future of IT.

Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa, expressed his enthusiasm about the summit, stating: “In today’s era of GenAI-driven disruption, technology leaders are reimagining the strategic implications of AI across various facets of digitalization. From enhancing customer experiences to optimizing operational efficiency and ensuring sustainability, AI is poised to revolutionize the business landscape. Against this backdrop, the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024 will empower technology leaders with the knowledge and strategies required to adopt an ‘AI everywhere’ mindset and embrace AI as a central pillar of their organizations’ tech agendas.”

“I am delighted to announce our role as Strategic Partner for the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024, a testament to our commitment to driving the digital transformation landscape in the country,” says Dr. Ammar H. AlHusaini, Acting Director General of CAIT. “This event underscores our dedication to shaping the future of IT, where artificial intelligence will undoubtedly play a pivotal role. Kuwait is witnessing an accelerated digital journey, with many government-led initiatives being announced daily to support citizens and businesses, and the country’s rapid adoption of AI is reshaping various aspects of businesses, education, healthcare, government entities, and broader society. This highly anticipated event will empower IT leaders in their digital journey and our aim is to foster constructive dialogue between leading tech companies in the region and influential ICT decision makers.”

With a comprehensive agenda featuring expert-led sessions, panel discussions, and technology focus groups, the summit will offer a holistic perspective on the challenges and opportunities shaping the digital landscape. From app modernization strategies to fortifying enterprises in the digital-first economy and leveraging AI and analytics for digital transformation, the event will address key themes critical to today’s IT leaders, with Steven Frantzen, IDC’s Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, presenting a highly anticipated keynote on the topic ‘Rethinking Digitalization for an AI-First World. IDC

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