Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 79 - Page 12


Infor and IDC reveal Digital Transformation insights at dedicated events in Saudi Arabia

Experts from Infor and IDC will hosted three roundtables , in Riyadh , Khobar and Jeddah , on May 16 , 17 and 24 respectively , where they discussed topics including the latest DX technologies , how organisations can embrace their Digital Transformation journey with industry-specific cloud ERP , and key predictions about the Saudi Arabian market .
At each of the roundtables , experts included Hamza Naqshbandi , IDC associate Vice President , Saudi Arabia and Bahrain ; Phil Lewis , Infor senior Vice President , solution consulting ; and Khaled AlShami , Infor Vice President of solution consulting , Middle East and Africa .
Khaled AlShami , Vice President , Solution Consulting , Middle East and Africa , Infor

Infor , a cloud company and IDC , a market intelligence firm , revealed key insights about Digital Transformation for organisations involved in industrial manufacturing and distribution sectors at a series of dedicated roundtables in Saudi Arabia .

“ Saudi Arabia is a dynamic market with huge growth potential . The government is committed to developing and diversifying the economy under Saudi Vision 2030 , and this is stimulating further investment from the private sector ,” said IDC ’ s Naqshbandi .
“ Organisations in Saudi Arabia are increasingly interested in cloud solutions and Digital Transformation , which makes it the perfect time to raise awareness about the need to develop continuous transformation plans and to embrace industry-specific digital solutions that give the best results for the nuanced needs of different industries ,” said Infor ’ s AlShami .

SAP and strategic partners Google Cloud and Deloitte highlight KSA ’ s Digital Transformation momentum

At SAP RISE on the Road event in Riyadh , SAP SEand its strategic partners Google Cloud and Deloitte highlighted the impact and importance of cloud computing in enabling organisations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( KSA ) to adapt and digitalise their business operations .

Ahmed Al-Faifi , Senior Vice President and General Manager , Middle East North , SAP , said : “ Cloud computing is a vital aspect of Saudi Arabia ’ s overall Digital Transformation strategy , in line with the country ’ s Vision 2030 . With SAP , cloud is not just about infrastructure , but more about innovation . For Saudi Arabia , cloud services are the true enablers of tomorrow ’ s highest value solutions , today .”
Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban , Managing Director , Turkey , Middle East and Africa , Google Cloud , stated : “ Since we joined the RISE programme , Google Cloud has driven tremendous momentum , with global brands like Siemens Energy , Carrefour , Cisco and Veolia selecting Google Cloud for their RISE deployment . And in Saudi Arabia , we are beginning to see momentum from customers selecting Google Cloud for SAP RISE .”
Yannick Jacques , SAP EMEA Leader , Deloitte , added : “ Saudi Arabia is an ideal environment for the adoption of a cloud infrastructure – this
Ahmed Al-Faifi , Senior Vice President and General Manager , Middle East North , SAP
approach reduces total cost of IT ownership and simplifies it , all while scaling infrastructure , reducing maintenance , accelerating business transformation , and enabling innovation acceleration .”
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