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Drawing on its location between Europe, the Middle East and Africa; its youthful, educated, tech-savvy and multi-lingual population; and strong IT infrastructure, Egypt has become a destination for business process outsourcing (BPO). The budding segment has been supported by the government, which offers financial incentives to outsourcing...


As part of Egypt’s digital transformation, the country is working to digitalise government services and train Egyptian youth in technology and other specialisations to ensure the country has a qualified workforce to meet the shifting demands of employers. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has sought to create a...


The development of artificial intelligence (AI) – a term that was originally coined in 1955 to describe a nascent sub-discipline of computer science – is anticipated to reshape economies around the world over the coming decades. AI refers to a set of technologies and tools that allow users to make better decisions through algorithms, using...


How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected company digitalisation initiatives in Egypt?

Chapter | ICT & Innovation from The Report: Egypt 2020

Economic diversification has been a boon to Egypt’s digital transformation in recent years. The government aims to develop the country into a regional and global centre for ICT, and efforts are being made to strengthen the regulatory framework, reduce the risk of cyberthreats and expand the telecommunications network. In particular, the rollout of 4G has led to a rise in data consumption and...


What expectations have been set for the UAE’s position in the field of artificial intelligence (AI)?

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