The onset of the pandemic in 2020 gave rise to global acceleration in the uptake of digital platforms and services. This surge was consolidated in 2021, as it became clear – in emerging and developed economies alike – that digital is the new normal.
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.