Published on April 11, 2024, 6:26 am

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are stepping into the forefront as key change agents within their organizations amidst a rapidly evolving technological landscape. At the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024, IT leaders will delve into ‘The Future of IT: Rethinking Digitalization for an AI Everywhere World’ on May 13th. This event comes at a time when the Kuwaiti government is actively driving its digital initiatives in alignment with Kuwait Vision 2035 and Kuwait 2040 Upstream Strategy.

Both public and private sectors in Kuwait are embracing diverse technologies and initiating digital-first policies to stay competitive regionally. Notably, many leading organizations in Kuwait are gearing up to explore and invest in Generative AI (GenAI) applications. With IDC projecting that global spending on AI-centric systems will surpass 300 billion USD by 2026, Kuwait’s ICT expenditure is set to exceed 5.5 billion USD by 2024.

The summit, backed by Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), promises a lineup of prominent speakers and thought leaders spearheading digital transformation efforts. Dr. Ammar H. AlHusaini, Acting Director General of CAIT, will kick off the discussions, emphasizing the significance of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of IT.

As Dr. AlHusaini highlighted his commitment to promoting digital transformation through the partnership with IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024, it underscores the increasing role of AI in Kuwait’s fast-tracked digital journey. With AI revolutionizing various sectors such as business, education, healthcare, and government operations, this event aims to empower IT leaders towards embracing AI-driven strategies and fostering dialogue among tech companies and ICT decision-makers.

In today’s age of GenAI-induced disruptions, technology leaders are recognizing AI’s pivotal role within digitalization frameworks. With its potential to elevate innovation, customer experiences, operational efficiencies, and sustainability efforts significantly – governments and forward-thinking organizations are prioritizing an ‘AI everywhere’ approach to remain competitive in the evolving technological landscape.

Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director for Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa emphasized that embracing an ‘AI everywhere’ mindset is crucial for businesses striving for competitiveness through digital transformation efforts. The IDC Kuwait CIO Summit 2024 aims to equip technology leaders with essential knowledge and strategies needed to integrate AI comprehensively into their organizational agendas.

As we witness the accelerating shift towards an ‘AI everywhere’ ethos driven by GenAI capabilities, events like the IDC Kuwait CIO Summit provide a platform for industry players to exchange insights on harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainable growth and competitiveness in today’s digitally-driven world.


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