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THE KINGDOM HAS BECOME A PIONEERING GOVERNMENT FOR AN ENABLED AND VIBRANT SOCIETY , PLACING THE COUNTRY AMONG THE LEADING DIGITAL GOVERNMENTS GLOBALLY IN 2030 .
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THE KINGDOM HAS BECOME A PIONEERING GOVERNMENT FOR AN ENABLED AND VIBRANT SOCIETY , PLACING THE COUNTRY AMONG THE LEADING DIGITAL GOVERNMENTS GLOBALLY IN 2030 .

Today ’ s governments are under pressure to improve service delivery to citizens , as digitalisation is radically transforming how people interact with the world , according to KPMG latest publication , Voices on 2030 : Digitalising Government . the country among the leading digital governments globally in 2030 .

In addition , the government has leveraged the power of data to deliver proactive and automated services that anticipate the needs of citizens .
The publication is based on interviews with the world ’ s leading public and private sector thinkers ’ predictions of the world in 2030 , focusing on challenges , successes and risks likely to be faced leading up to 2030 . The Governor of the Digital Government Authority , Saudi Arabia and CEO of NEOM have shared their perspectives with KPMG .
According to Nadhmi Al-Nasr , CEO , NEOM , cognitive cities , such as NEOM , represent a new way of life in 2030 , combining cognitive technologies with ports and enterprise zones , research and innovation centres , sport and entertainment venues , and tourist destinations .
“ Society lives and thrives in harmony with the latest technologies and innovations . From Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) to mixed reality , new technologies are normalised , scaled and integrated into our daily lives .”
Alsuwaiyan advised governments to build digital skills and capabilities across the ecosystem while involving the private sector and civil society in the journey .
The KPMG publication states that digitalisation is radically transforming people ’ s interactions , as new concepts and technologies are becoming enablers to deliver on these expectations .
“ NEOM will be a template for sustainable living , redefining how people live , work and play , all in harmony with nature and powered 100 % by renewable energy ,” Al-Nasr said .
The private sector players illustrate what will be possible in 2030 and force governments to accelerate their response . They are showing that digitalisation can
Al-Naser added that NEOM ’ s cognitive cities were built to respond to the challenges facing humanity yesterday , today and tomorrow .
“ Over the last eight years , they created fresh solutions without the constraints of legacy infrastructure . As a result , they were able to experiment and innovate , paving the way to enhance living in the future ,” he said .
HE Ahmed Mohammed Alsuwaiyan , Governor and Board Member , Digital Government Authority , Saudi Arabia , said the Kingdom has become a pioneering government for an enabled and vibrant society , placing
Ismail Daham Alani , Head of Government and Public Sector , KPMG Saudi Arabia
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