International Conference on Digital Transformation: A perspective of MENA region
11 – 12 Dec 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates
Its widely acknowledged that organizations have suffered a large evolution at the social, economic and technological levels where the traditional barriers of transferring information and knowledge have been progressively eliminated. This evolution allowed the elimination of silos, the breaking down of hierarchies, the connection of internal and external stakeholders and the empowering of employees.
In this context, the integration of technological innovations, such as Big Data – Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Connectivity, and Social, the four pillars of digital transformation, in business practice can enable significant competitive advantage.
According to Forbes Insights and Hitachi survey, Digital transformation is a top strategic priority by 50%. This is reinforced by executives’ focus on investment. Investing in new technologies to enable digitization is the top investment priority over the next two years (51%), along with increasing data and analytics capabilities (51%) to drive customer value.
The main purpose of digital transformation is to obtain benefits of digital technologies, such as productivity improvements, cost reductions and innovation. Nevertheless, for these results to be achieved, a total organizational commitment is required.
From the organizations’ point of view, digital transformation is seen as a deep and accelerating transformation with regard to processes, activities, competencies and models, in order to take advantage of the changes and opportunities offered by the inclusion of digital technologies into an organization. However, this advantage is only possible if the information systems, processes, and people of the organizations are aligned with the new strategic direction.
Thus, the International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT): MENA region perspective is calling for papers in eight tracks entitled “Government, Education, Business, Finance, Health, Tourism, and Entrepreneurship in Digital Transformation from MENA region”.
The ICDT 2019 will have as broad a scope as possible with respect how Digital transformation can be used to attain this goal. We also would like to attract papers that discuss the impact of the DT in the everyday life citizens, enterprises and governments.