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The rate at which technology innovation is influencing people’s life today is unprecedented. Government and Business leaders are constantly looking at utilizing the innovations available to bring higher profitability to their business, operate more efficiently and make informed decisions. To avoid disruption, organizations need to evolve to address the changing business landscapes. Leaders need to accept the need for change and support changes to ensure the transformation is a success.

The Kuwait Digital Transformation Summit will feature discussions, case-studies and tech talks by leading government and industry experts and digital strategists who will talk about not just the technologies but the strategies that enable digital transformation.The Kuwait Digital Transformation Summit will address the new possibilities arising from new emerging technologies such as the IoT, cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobility, robotics, blockchain, Big Data and cybersecurity. The Summit will cover how these cutting-edge technologies are transforming variety of industries and businesses.

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  • Understand Digitalization and Digital Transformation
  • Develop a Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Learn about the importance of an innovation culture
  • Identify where Digitization has the biggest impact in your organization
  • Assess the digital maturity of the organization
  • Learn about technologies employed and understand their importance


  • Digital Transformation – Challenges, Impact and Opportunities
  • Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Business Innovation & Industry Disruptions
  • Standards for Digital Transformation
  • Digital leadership and change management
  • Best practices and case studies


  • Government
  • Energy
  • Banking & Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Education


  • INSPIRED. Our speakers are leading real business transformation, driving change across the enterprise and actioning measurable digital innovation for their businesses. Get motivated from leaders and walk away with new ideas you can implement.
  • CHALLENGED. Rethink your current processes and business blueprints, the event speakers will challenge your way of thinking and allow you to realise that new methods may be your best way of moving forward sitting alongside your current beliefs.
  • TRANSFORMED. The conference agenda and speakers are put together as such to reveal insights into how some of the biggest organisations are going about digital, from real business use cases to success stories and where the challenges may lie.




Prof. Samir El-Masri

Prof. Samir El-Masri, PhD, Executive Director, Digitalization, UAE


9 AM TO 1 PM


22 September 2020


Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Spa

Training Workshop

Digital Transformation and Digital Economy


The world economy has been transforming from a traditional electronic economy towards a digital economy in the 21st century. This transformation process is called Digital Transformation using new digital business models empowered by new emerging digital technologies such as Analytics, AI, IIOT and Blockchain. The digital economy requires new digital skillsets based on knowledge and skills of digital technologies. Therefore, business leaders must acquire new digital skillsets to transform themselves to become digital leaders otherwise they will be irrelevant to the new digital market. Digital leaders will help to digitally transform their companies and organizations to become part of the digital economy. Companies and organizations, that fail to transform into the digital economy, will certainly disappear as Toys R us, Kodak, Blockbuster and Debenhams did.

Workshop Outline

Introduce the concept of Digital Transformation (DT) and its impact on businesses and industries
Introduce the METRICS framework of Digital Transformation
Define Digital Business models and DT values, mindsets and skillsets
Explore the DT roadmap from conceptualization to implementation
Present case studies of DT and brainstorming on opportunities, strategies and challenges


(Summit) 23 September 2020

Will you Digitally Transform or Vanish?

10:00 – 10:30

Prof. Samir El-Masri, PhD
Executive Director, Digitalization, UAE

UK Government Digital Transformation: Lessons, Impact and Benefits

10:30 – 11:00

Chris Ferguson

Director at Cabinet Office, UK


11:00 – 11:30

Gerrit Otto
Lead Solution Consultant, OpenText, Kuwait

Digital Transformation in Retail and Consumer Industry

11:45 – 12:15

Ashraf Kanjo

Digital Strategist and Marketing Consultant, UAE

Ready to speed up innovation?

12:15 – 12:35

Shijaz Abdullah
Regional Head of Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services, Middle East & North Africa

Change How to drive the Digital Disruption

12:35 – 13:00

Jihad Tayara
Chief Executive Officer, EVOTEQ, UAE

What does the bank of the future look like?

13:00 – 13:30

Mark Ferguson
Sales Director, Aion Digital, Bahrain

Digitalization and taxation

13:30 – 14:00

Daniel Kroesen
Partner Indirect Tax – Tax Technology and Transformation, EY Netherlands
Ouarda El Ghannouti
Senior Consultant Indirect Tax – Tax Technology and Transformation, EY Netherlands
(Summit) 24 September 2020

Digitizing the Real Estate using Blockchain

09:30 – 10:00

Waqas Nakhwa
Founder & CEO of Kart Block, UAE

Smart innovation in Vision 2035- Kuwait Smart use cases

10:00 – 10:30

Zakareya Al-Sawalha
General Manager at NXN, Kuwait

Digital Transformation in Education

10:30 – 11:00

Jalal Alowibdi
Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, the University of Jeddah

Maximize the Value of procurement and suppliers relationships with “SRM Digitization”

11:30 – 12:00

Eng. Ali Al Marri
Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement Experts, Founder & CEO, Emdad Consultancy and Technology

Digital transformation, challenges, impact and opportunities

12:00 – 12:30

Abdul Salam Knio
Managing Partner for Information and Communication Technology W.L.L., Qatar


12:30 – 13:00

Eyad Al Kayyali
Strategist, Business Developer & Computer Engineer, MEDCOMM, Kuwait

Digital Transformation Impact on Organization Performance at Oil Sector

13:00 – 13:30

Eng. Hasan Al-Bahrani
Member, Kuwait IoT Society , Kuwiat
(Workshop) 22 September 2020


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