About Digital Transformation Summit 2018

With global spending on digital transformation technologies (hardware, software, and services) expected to be nearly $1.3 trillion in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the $1.1 trillion spent in 2017, government, businesses and cities around the world continues update their ICT assets and knowledge to keep pace with daily innovation in smart technologies that can help them accelerate their digital transformation, smart government and smart city agenda.

Building on the success of the inaugural first edition of the Digital Transformation Summit in 2017, the 2nd edition will yet be another must attend event.

The Digital Transformation Summit 2018 will bring together top – tier information executives (CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, COOs, IT Directors, Digital Transformation Experts and Consultants) from various industries to interact and engage in high level content and discussions on current trends and developments disrupting the digital ecosystem and how this will impact their business digital strategy and competitiveness going forward.

The summit will provide a platform for C-suite and director level executives from government and business enterprises leading this drive to interact and engage with one another exchanging ideas and demonstrating thought leadership and present case studies on latest trends and global best practices that is driving their digital transformation strategy and agenda.

  • The digital market could add USD 95 billion per year to Middle East’s annual GDP by 2020
  • In 2018, the leading segments driving IT spending growth in the region are banking and securities growing at 3.6 per cent, insurance at 2.9 per cent and retail at 2.8 per cent
  • Digital transformation is predicted to boost the UAE's GDP by almost $14 billion by 2020.
  • A recent study reveals IT spending in the banking sector is driven by its move into digital business and the corresponding investments in technologies such as analytics, blockchain, and AI
  • The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region’s IT spending is projected to reach $155 billion in 2018, a 3.4 per cent increase from 2017, according to the latest forecast from research and advisory firm Gartner.

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