While the coronavirus pandemic has rapidly accelerated digital transformation around the world, many emerging economies are still afflicted by inadequate ICT infrastructure, limiting their capacity to fully capitalise on the opportunities that are emerging from the disruption. This provides scope for public and private actors to collaborate in closing the gap.
Nasser Al Nasser, CEO, STC Group
Saudi Arabia cements its place at the forefront of the digital transformation
In this Global Platform video, Nasser Al Nasser, CEO of STC Group, talks about how digital transformation is at the core of Saudi Arabia’s overarching development strategies, including Vision 2030. He underlines how innovations such as internet of things and artificial intelligence will revolutionise many aspects of life, from industry to urban infrastructure. The Saudi government has responded to this in several ways, not least by awarding more spectrum to telecoms operators and expanding the fibre-optic network. However, al Nasser also underlines that joined-up cybersecurity is a key priority.