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Achieving 2035 Vision Through Digital Transformation

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Ministry of Interior

Electronic & Cyber Crime
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Why Digital Transformation
Kuwait Conference?

With digital transformation as a key pillar for Kuwait Vision 2035, the country is focusing on adopting smart and digital technologies to innovate its services, drive the economy, and improve quality of life, while increasing operational efficiency and performance of key sectors. This goal has pushed for greater investment in Kuwait’s ICT market which is expected to reach 10B USD by 2024 (Global Data).

Whether it is providing access to accurate data, easier and timely communication with customers, efficient services, or informed decision making, digitalization can transform how governments and companies run their operations and services. However, to achieve digitalization goals and launch new smart services and platforms, stakeholders need to overcome critical challenges including system and data integration, cultural and behavioral adaptation to new technologies, data storage capacity, and cyber threats.

In collaboration with the Central Agency for Information Technology – CAIT, the Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference is hosted on 2-3 November 2022, to provide a national platform for Kuwait’s digitalization stakeholders and ICT experts, game changers, and leading international solution providers and consultants to discuss the latest plans and innovations in the country’s digital transformation journey, global best practices, and innovative solutions to overcome challenges faced and ensure a successful and secure digitalization.

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Key Conference Elements

2-Day Cutting-Edge Conference Program

A high-level international forum addressing key advances and pressing challenges in Kuwait digital transformation through opening speeches, presentations, panel discussions, and more

VIP Majlis

A high-level international forum addressing key advances and pressing challenges in Kuwait digital transformation through opening speeches, presentations, panel discussions, and more

2-Day Exhibition of the Latest Technologies and Solutions

Showcasing the latest advances in digital transformation

Media and Live Broadcast Area

Coordinating media interviews between international, regional, and local channels, VIPs, speakers, sponsors, and delegates.

Awards Ceremony

Prestigious ceremony to honor the event partners

Event Key Themes

Advisory Board

Dr. Ammar Alhusaini
Dr. Ammar Alhusaini
Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar
Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar
Tamer Charife
Tamer Charife

Speakers

Dr. Mishaal AlShaheen AlRubaie
Dr. Mishaal AlShaheen AlRubaie
Dr. Ammar Alhusaini
Dr. Ammar Alhusaini
Mrs. Haya Alwadani
Mrs. Haya Alwadani
Muhammad Altura
Muhammad Altura
Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar
Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar
Tamer Charife
Tamer Charife
Mohammed Al-Othman
Mohammed Al-Othman
Abdullah AlNajjar
Abdullah AlNajjar
Rami Al Haddad
Rami Al Haddad
Saud Khalid Al-Zaid
Saud Khalid Al-Zaid
Mai Al Owaish
Mai Al Owaish
Ajai Thomas
Ajai Thomas
Dr. Noha Najem
Dr. Noha Najem
Lieutenant Colonel Ammar Al Sarraf
Lieutenant Colonel Ammar Al Sarraf
Eng. Ahmed Baioumy
Eng. Ahmed Baioumy
Husain A. Alnakkas
Husain A. Alnakkas
Dina Subuh, Director
Dina Subuh, Director
Jameelah Al Otaibi
Jameelah Al Otaibi
Dr. Rajesh Gupta
Dr. Rajesh Gupta
Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj
Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj
Dr. Rajesh Rajan
Dr. Rajesh Rajan

Agenda

Time
Activity
08:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking 
09:00 Opening remarks by Great Minds Group
09:05 Welcome address and opening remarks by the conference chairman 
09:15 Ministerial opening keynote address
09:30 CAIT opening keynote 
Driving Kuwait 2035 Vision for digital transformation
09:45 – 10:30 Opening panel discussion: Driving Kuwait’s vision to transform into a digital society and economy
  • Overview of Kuwait Vision 2035 and digital transformation journey
  • Optimizing collaboration between the government and private sector to build a digital economy
  • What strategies can Kuwait implement from other fast growing digital nations?
  • Enabling digital services and innovation through effective and modern regulation
  • Developing skills and digital culture to build a digital society
Panelists:
  • Dr. Mishaal Al Shaheen AlRubaie, Director General and Board Member, Youth Public Authority
  • Ammar Al Hussaini, Deputy Director General, CAIT
10:30 – 10:45 Presentation - Reinforcing digital transformation through the legislative system
  • Emphasizing the role of the government in law development to drive the public and private sectors digital transformation 
  • Developing effective cyber security policies, guidelines, and strategy implementation to secure the digital transformation journey
  • Implementing a legal framework to regulate the adoption and integration of smart solutions and advanced technologies
Capitalizing on latest technologies for a successful and secure digital transformation across sectors
10:45 – 11:05 Presentation: Role of emerging technologies in advancing the digitalization journey
  • Exploring Kuwait’s key digital requirements to advance public and private sectors’ services and operations
  • Discussing the main challenges faced in implementing digitalization plans and role of advanced technologies in overcoming them
  • Identifying the right technologies and solutions to successfully execute your digitalization strategy
Speaker:
  • Dr. Rami Al Sahhar, Executive Director- Technology Consulting, Protiviti 
11:05 - 11:40 Ribbon cutting, VIP tour and networking break  
11:40 – 12:10 Innovation technology session
This session will highlight latest technologies in digitalization. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of digital innovations. 
  • Industry insight one
  • Industry insight two 
12:10 - 12:50 Panel discussion- Improving healthcare delivery through digital transformation
  • Introducing a new electronic health record (EHR) system to provide quick access to the patients’ records
  • Advancing healthcare sector in Kuwait through AI and ML solutions for robotic surgeries
  • Role of e-health technologies in supporting remote consultation 
  • Role of cyber security to protect the healthcare infrastructural database and overall patient safety
Panelists:
  1. Abdullah Al Najjar, Corporate Director – Information Technology, Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN)
  2. Eng. Ahmed Baioumy, Head of Digital, New Mowasat Hospital 
  3. Dr. Rajesh Gupta, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of Digital Transformation, Taiba Hospital 
12:50 – 13:30 Panel discussion - Digitalization of the banking and financial sector – from digital services to open banking, and future payments 
  • Accelerating the development of electronic banking and mobile banking solutions
  • Driving business transformation through prioritization of customer experience and of data utilization and analytics 
  • Risk management, changing business models, regulations – what is the biggest challenge facing the digital finance services sector? 
  • Supporting fintech collaboration with traditional banking services
  • Exploring latest technologies for banking and financial sector digitalization
  • Exploring the future of BFSI in Kuwait with neo and open banking
Panelists:
  • Mohammad Al Othman, General Manager, Consumer Banking Group, National Bank of Kuwait
  • Ajai Thomas, Chief Financial Officer, Kuwait International Bank
  • Mai Al Owaish, Chief Data and Innovation Officer, Gulf Bank 
13:30–13:45 Presentation - Enabling digital transformation through a robust e-payment and digital transaction infrastructure 
  • Identifying the necessary steps for an effective online transaction system
  • Implementing privacy protection policies to gain customer trust and confidence in the safety of their personal information
  • Discovering the latest opportunities and technologies in e-payments
  • Exploring best methods and techniques to prevent identity theft
  • Preventing security breaches through optimizing the use of strong passwords, biometrics, and 3D secure authentication methods
Speaker:
  • Mohammad Al Othman, General Manager, Consumer Banking Group, National Bank of Kuwait 
13:45 Closing remarks
14:00 Networking lunch and end of day one 
Time
Activity
08:30Registration, refreshments, and networking 
09:30Welcome address and opening remarks by the conference chairman
Advancing service delivery and customer experience
9:30 – 10:15

Panel discussion - Government digital transformation - Innovative and intelligent solutions to enable efficient operations and services

  • Developing efficient and secure public authorities’ access to necessary customer information to reduce service complexity and delivery time, improve quality, and increase customer satisfaction
  • Implementing ERP and process automation systems and tools to improve and streamline government operations
  • Delivering online governmental services and platforms that are user-friendly for a better digital experience
  • Implementing system integration between governmental platforms to improve digital service delivery
  • Utilizing advanced computing and data analytics to support government leaders in taking informed decisions and improve public service

Panelists:

  1. Mohammad Altura, Chief, Market Regulation & Competition, CITRA 
  2. Hussain AlNakkas, CIO, General Assembly  
10:15 – 10:50

Panel discussion - Delivering an enhanced customer experience in a digitalized era

  • Exploring the steps to deliver a secure and user-friendly customer experience
  • Utilizing chatbot and live chat technologies to increase the speed of customer interactions in real-time
  • Predicting customer behavior through advanced analytics for enhanced service delivery

Panelists:

  1. Rami Al Haddad, Senior Vice President of IT MEEA, Menzies Aviation
  2. Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj, Group CEO, City Group Co. KSCP
  3. Dina Subuh, Director, Technology Capability Management, Ooredoo
  4. Jameelah Al Otaibi, Head of Platform Committee, Kuwait Youth Assembly
10:50–11:15

Innovation technology session
This session will highlight latest technologies in digitalization. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of digital innovations.

  • Industry insight one
  • Industry insight two
11:15 – 11:40Executive Networking break
Developing the required infrastructure and capabilities
for Kuwait’s digital journey
11:40 – 12:25

Panel discussion - Oil and gas digital transformation in the fourth industrial revolution age

  • Overview of Kuwait’s oil and gas industry’s digitalization journey in the IR4.0 era
  • Role of efficient digital transformation strategies to increase plant optimization and unlock the industry’s potential
  • Capitalizing on key intelligent technologies to enhance operation and productivity, maximize plant output and assets lifetime, and gain a competitive advantage
  • Implementing predictive analytics to generate accurate insights on complex operations and enable fast and informed decision making
  • Implementing a robust cyber security system to ensure a secure and successful digital transformation

Panelists:

  • Dr. Noha Najem, Team Leader Technical Services, Kuwait Oil Company
12:25 – 12:40Presentation: Leveraging on 5G network – Why ensuring advanced connectivity is essential to the country’s digital transformation
12:40 – 13:25

Panel discussion: Securing and safeguarding the digital infrastructure from cyber threats

  • Fostering a culture for cyber security by training employees on key risks to prevent vulnerabilities
  • Implementing effective cyber security solutions such as web Application firewalls, SIEM solutions and vulnerability scanning technologies to predict, detect and prevent malicious attacks
  • Developing and enforcing cyber security policies to ensure maximum protection and detection of cyber threats
  • Strengthening response vulnerability management analysis 

Panelists:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Ammar Al Sarraf, Cybercrime Officer, Acting Head of Supportive Services Section, Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
13:25 – 14:05

Panel discussion: Cloud computing adoption to increase storage capacity and enable digitalization

  • Identifying the steps needed for a successful cloud computing adoption and integration
  • Capitalizing on cloud benefits without compromising information privacy and security
  • Implementing effective security practices to ensure the security and integrity of data
  • Developing and implementing a robust cloud regulatory framework and ensuring compliance

Panelists:

  • Mohammad Altura, Chief, Market Regulation & Competition, CITRA
  • Saoud Al Zaid, Digital Transformation and Cloud Expert
14:15Wrap up, recommendations and closing remark
14:30Networking lunch and end of conference

Sponsors & Partners

Official Telecom Partner
Government Digital Transformation Partner
Associate Sponsor
Official Cyber Security Partner
Official Digital & ICT Partner
Strategic Partner
Training & Certification Partner
Research Partner

Media Partners

Who Should Sponsor

Solution providers offering various services:

Who Will Attend

Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Heads, Specialists, Advisors and Consultants from the following departments:
Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Heads, Specialists, Advisors, and Consultants from the following departments:

Opportunities to Participate

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Why get involved

Raise Your Brand Awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

Generate Strong Leads

Learn about the digitalization requirements of key government entities and large companies, influence decision-makers, and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

Get in Front of Your Target Market

Get access to key digital transformation stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming projects in Kuwait and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

Increases Your Competitiveness

Learn about the challenges faced by Kuwait’s key public and private organizations and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome these challenges.

Gain Project Insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities.

Partnership message

If you have a product or service that will be valuable to leading authorities and companies in Kuwait in the field of digital transformation and cyber security solutions, please contact us on  partnerships@gmevents.ae to find out more about sponsorship packages and opportunities

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    Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Al Ta’awun Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait