Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cers Key for Guid­ing Mid­dle East Or­gan­i­sa­tions

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Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cers will need to take the lead at Mid­dle East or­gan­i­sa­tions and coun­tries to drive dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion agen­das in the In­ter­net of Things era, in­dus­try ex­perts an­nounced in the build-up to Dubai GI­TEX Tech­nol­ogy Week 2015.

In the rapidly-grow­ing Dig­i­tal Econ­omy and In­ter­net of Things era, with 50 bil­lion con­nected de­vices and USD 14.4 tril­lion in eco­nomic value pre­dicted by 2020, tech­nol­ogy is shift­ing from IT in­fra­struc­ture to Big Data an­a­lyt­ics, cy­ber­se­cu­rity, and mon­eti­sa­tion. As a re­sult, 60 per­cent of Chief In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cers (CIOS) in global or­gan­i­sa­tions will be sup­planted by Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cers by 2020, ac­cord­ing to re­search firm IDC.

“GI­TEX Tech­nol­ogy Week will be a key plat­form for us to pro­mote the role of Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cers, who can take on a wider reach than cur­rent Chief In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cers. Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cers will be key for guid­ing Mid­dle East or­gan­i­sa­tions in their dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tions, es­pe­cially in the high-growth sec­tors of Smart Cities, sports, healthcare, and ed­u­ca­tion.”

Ge­orge Rid­ing

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