KUWAIT: Zain, the main digital service supplier in Kuwait, took half in a panel dialogue throughout the Microsoft Good Authorities Summit 2022 themed “Applied sciences shaping the Authorities Future”. The occasion was held in collaboration with the Central Company for Info Know-how (CAIT) and beneath the patronage of Minister of State for Communications and Info Know-how and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Rana Al-Faris.
The occasion’s opening ceremony was attended by CAIT Director Basic Haya Al-Wadani, Zain Kuwait CEO Eaman Al-Roudhan, Zain Kuwait Chief Enterprise Enterprise Officer Hamad Al-Marzouq, GM Public Sector of Microsoft MEA Ihab Foudeh, Director Basic of Microsoft Kuwait Alauddin Kareem, and plenty of outstanding authorities officers and personal sector executives.
Throughout the panel dialogue titled “How expertise helped throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Zain Kuwait Chief Enterprise Enterprise Officer Hamad Al-Marzouq mentioned: “First, I’d wish to thank Microsoft for inviting me to participate on this summit, which I personally see as a incredible step for us all from each the non-public and public sector to alternate concepts and focus on the position of superior cloud computing providers like Microsoft Azure in empowering digital transformation throughout the authorities”.
He added: “Because the begin of the pandemic, Zain was dedicated to actively participate in all efforts directed in direction of overcoming the disaster’ challenges. We made our tech capabilities out there to serve the federal government’s efforts, particularly throughout such unprecedented instances that required doubled efforts and an efficient collaboration between the non-public and public sectors, as a way to restrict the pandemic’s well being, financial, and social impacts”.
Al-Marzouq defined: “Zain’s management and expertise allowed it to be a principal accomplice of the federal government in creating the “Shlonik” app inside a comparatively quick time period proper after the nation’s leaders directed the implementation of the evacuation plan for residents stranded overseas. The app, which was developed internally by Zain’s staff in partnership with Microsoft and in collaboration with the Ministry of Well being, had an awesome impact in containing the unfold of the virus in Kuwait”.
Al-Marzouq continued: “I want to stress on our long-term partnership with Microsoft, which has, for sure, contributed to attaining our objectives to serve the New Kuwait imaginative and prescient. This partnership will certainly paved the way in direction of a brand new stage of empowering digital transformation throughout the public sector. Our intensive portfolio of cloud computing and cybersecurity providers will attend to the wants of all authorities establishments, finally benefitting residents and residents”.
Al-Marzouq concluded: “The non-public sector performs a vital position in empowering authorities digital transformation tasks in Kuwait, and the native market could be very mature. That’s the reason we sit up for extra achievements and aspire for additional developmental tasks that can obtain the nation’s imaginative and prescient and assist put Kuwait on the worldwide tech scene”.
The Microsoft Good Authorities Summit 2022 introduced collectively authorities leaders and senior ICT professionals to study extra about leveraging the progressive technological options to enhance the general public providers provided by numerous entities. Microsoft hosted panel discussions and specialised breakout rooms for the leaders to work together with expertise consultants on new and rising applied sciences resembling Infrastructure/App Modernization, Cyber Safety, Knowledge and AI, and E-services which might assist formulate a singular roadmap to undertake such applied sciences and speed up the federal government’s journey in offering good providers.