Mi­crosoft Kuwait show­cases game-chang­ing tech­nolo­gies

EGOV5 ad­dresses dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion and ICT in­no­va­tion

Kuwait Times - - Technology -

KUWAIT: In line with its com­mit­ment to sup­port the gov­ern­ment of Kuwait to drive dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion across dif­fer­ent sec­tors, Mi­crosoft an­nounced yes­ter­day that it has par­tic­i­pated as the plat­inum spon­sor at the 5th EGovern­ment Fo­rum that was held from the 5th to 7th Novem­ber 2017, at the Ar­raya Ball­room, Court­yard Mar­riott ho­tel, Kuwait. EGOV5 is pa­tron­ized by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AL-Sabah. Khaled Nasser Ab­dul­lah Al-Roudan, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try and act­ing Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs in­au­gu­rated the event and its ac­com­pa­ny­ing tech­nol­ogy ex­hi­bi­tion.

EGOV5 ad­dresses key top­ics such as the grow­ing abil­ity of tech­nol­ogy to drive dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion for­ward and the role of gov­ern­ments in en­cour­ag­ing ICT in­no­va­tion and uti­liza­tion of new tech so­lu­tions. Mi­crosoft high­lighted the im­por­tance of driv­ing dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion through its unique set of tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions em­pow­er­ing gov­ern­ments to drive pro­duc­tiv­ity, in­crease mo­bil­ity and in­no­vate new dig­i­tal ser­vices across gov­ern­ment agen­cies and to a broader set of cit­i­zens and stake­hold­ers.

Dur­ing the event, Mi­crosoft show­cased a range of tools to help ac­cel­er­ate E-Ser­vices in the gov­ern­ment sec­tor as well as health, ed­u­ca­tion, fi­nan­cial ser­vices, man­u­fac­tur­ing and re­tail in­dus­tries. The com­pany demon­strated in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions span­ning across cloud com­put­ing, pro­duc­tiv­ity, busi­ness in­tel­li­gence, se­cu­rity, mixed re­al­ity, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and in­ter­net of Things - aimed at em­pow­er­ing en­ter­prises to bet­ter com­pete in a cloud cen­tric, dig­i­tal era mar­ket.

“The gov­ern­ment of Kuwait is ac­tively work­ing to­wards re­al­iz­ing the vi­sion of “New Kuwait”, in ef­forts of boost­ing the econ­omy and di­ver­si­fy­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity by pro­vid­ing a set of so­lu­tions aimed at mod­ern­iz­ing gov­ern­ment ser­vices,” said Qus­sai Al-Shatti, act­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Cen­tral Agency for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. “Mi­crosoft has been a long-stand­ing part­ner in sup­port­ing the Gov­ern­ment of Kuwait in the jour­ney of this trans­for­ma­tion, as we move for­ward to­wards em­pow­er­ing our gov­ern­ment agen­cies with tech­nol­ogy to bet­ter serve the cit­i­zens of the coun­try.”

Il­lus­trat­ing the scale of dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion seen to­day, Mi­crosoft team at the fo­rum demon­strated how cloud in­tel­li­gence can be lever­aged to drive busi­ness ef­fi­ciency and cater to in­dus­tries in dif­fer­ent stages of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion.

“Kuwait has a his­tory of ex­plo­ration and in­no­va­tion, and is fast ad­vanc­ing to­wards an era where the re­gion is on the verge of be­com­ing pioneers of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. We at Mi­crosoft are com­mit­ted to as­sist the gov­ern­ment of Kuwait in re­al­iz­ing this trans­for­ma­tion, meet­ing their national vi­sion through smart ini­tia­tives cen­tered on the ex­pan­sion of the dig­i­tal ecosys­tem” Said Charles Na­has, Gen­eral Man­ager, Mi­crosoft Kuwait. We con­tinue to view Kuwait as a key mar­ket and our par­tic­i­pa­tion in EGOV5 for the fifth con­sec­u­tive year re­it­er­ates our sup­port to the gov­ern­ment of Kuwait, in em­pow­er­ing them to trans­form the ICT sec­tor, im­prov­ing ef­fi­cien­cies in or­ga­ni­za­tions and rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the way peo­ple work.”

As gov­ern­ments leave be­hind old pro­cesses, dis­parate sys­tems, and pa­per-based meth­ods, to move to a dig­i­tal fu­ture, the need for im­proved data se­cu­rity in­creases. Sup­ported by an ecosys­tem of ex­pert gov­ern­ment part­ners, Mi­crosoft is en­abling gov­ern­ments to bet­ter serve and pro­tect cit­i­zens and build more se­cure, pro­duc­tive na­tions by con­nect­ing peo­ple, sys­tems, and in­for­ma­tion re­sult­ing in more im­pact­ful out­comes.

EGOV5 held in Kuwait Novem­ber 5-7

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