The Director of the Project Management Office at the Digital Transformation Unit, Bader Al-Tarrah, confirmed that the companies’ economic activities have been greatly facilitated through the use of digital tools, indicating that the digital economy includes the impact and value added by producers and service providers for both infrastructure, technology and communications services, and digital and innovative business models and services. Digital.
He added that the growth of the digital economy requires the creation of an integrated system that seeks to link demand with supply by creating an attractive environment that enables the participants in the system to innovate and grow, noting that the Kingdom, during its presidency of the G20 last year, was keen to lead work to define the digital economy and to develop a roadmap that contributes to coming out with a definition. One on an international level, and the Kingdom succeeded in that.
He pointed out that the Kingdom sought to issue a digital economy policy in line with Vision 2030, which aims to enhance the capabilities of non-oil sectors to contribute to the development and diversification of the economy, raise the percentage of the digital economy’s contribution to the GDP, and raise investment opportunities in the Kingdom.
This came during the “Digital Night” meeting, held by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology this evening, Monday at the Ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh, as part of a series of meetings and introductory workshops on the digital economy and within the framework of the Digital Giving Initiative, which aims to spread awareness and digital knowledge and qualify highly qualified national cadres to pay In the process of digital transformation, and achieving the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.
The meeting was hosted by the Director General of Governmental Digital Transformation at the Digital Government Authority, Abdullah Al-Qahtani, and Al-Tarrah, while the meeting was presented and moderated by Tariq Al-Jasser, in the presence of a group of interested persons and media professionals.
For his part, the Director General of Governmental Digital Transformation emphasized that the principles of the Kingdom’s orientations focused on a pioneering and advanced digital government centered on the citizen and focused on beneficiaries, in order to reach innovative government services, an effective digital environment, and maximize the return on spending.
Al-Qahtani gave some examples about government digital transformation and what will change and result from it, explaining that providing integrated services through interconnected platforms for all services will result in customer satisfaction, multiple partners, a unified system, and interconnected national platforms for all major services, indicating that the transformation is an incompatible system. To an integrated digital institutional structure that will contribute to a unified institutional structure, and to offer ideas and innovations among the authorities, with unified standards and methodologies.