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About KSA Smart Services Summit

Digital transformation lies at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. It is a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s future growth and development and it enables Saudi Arabia “to seize the opportunities of the digital age”.

The announcement of the $500 bn NEOM Megacity by HRH Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, demonstrates the country’s commitment to innovate and become a global leader in the latest and most disruptive technologies.

To achieve this ambitious goal, the Kingdom plans to:

  • Expand its digital infrastructure and regulatory environment to make a digital transformation possible
  • Create Smart cities that control traffic and manage energy supply, enhancing quality of life.
  • Expand e-government to deliver public services more effectively.
  • Invest heavily in skills, ensuring the people of the Kingdom develop the knowledge to create and innovate.
  • Give citizens the opportunity to engage government constructively, crowdsourcing the ideas and generating the feedback that will help shape the future of the Kingdom.
  • Develop new industries encompassing robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

The KSA Smart Services Summit will bring together the key decision makers from Government Departments & Authorities, Local Municipalities, Semi-Government companies, Real Estate Developers, Consultants, Innovators, Technology & Solution Providers, Investors and Financiers to discuss the above.

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Excellent Opportunities for KSA Smart Services

Did you know?
  • Saudi Arabia is projected to spend $40 bn on ICT infrastructure and Digital Transformation in 2018 alone
  • The announcement of the futuristic $500 bn NEOM city project, with the aim of becoming the most advanced and interconnected city ever envisioned
  • A Smart Services deal was signed for the design of ICT infrastructure and smart services for the $1.5bn Jeddah Tower project
  • The market value for smart cities is estimated to reach a whopping $3.5 trillion by 2026
  • Saudi Arabia became the first Middle Eastern country to test 5G technology, a pillar of smart services and cities
  • Saudi Arabian Telcos are preparing to roll-out fully fledged 5G networks in preparation for the first 5G-enabled devices in 2019
  • Last year, Hanson Robotics’ “Sophia” became the first robot to be granted citizenship when Saudi Arabia formally made her a Saudi citizen

Top Reasons to attend the Summit

  • Expand your network of contacts and potential clients in the regional
  • Build brand credibility in the region
  • Generate new leads and build quality new business relationships 
  • Position your brand and technology offers as a thought leader 
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local market 
  • Gain a competitive edge 
  • Interact with major industry leaders and engage key decision makers
  • Showcase your new products and services