From The Report: Kuwait 2024
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The New Kuwait 2035 long-term development plan focuses on reducing the country’s oil dependency by fostering economic diversification and building up the private sector. Among other goals, the plan seeks to establish the country as a prominent global ICT centre. This involves prioritising work on digital infrastructure to elevate the country’s global standing. Increased ICT expenditure is expected to be drive by the further adoption of 5G, artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Digitalisation has already transformed many government services, and the country’s emphasis on IT development is expected to boost national technology expenditure and create opportunities for integrating technological solutions into ancillary industries.

This chapter contains interviews with Omar Alomar, Chairman and CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority; and Maziad Alharbi, CEO of stc Kuwait.