His Highness the Amir patronizes Global Informatics’ Forum

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah patronized on Tuesday the inauguration of the 2018 Global Informatics’ Forum at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). His Highness deputized Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al­Mubarak Al­Sabah, deputy minister for Amiri Diwan affairs, to attend the event.

In a speech, Sheikh Mohammad Al­Abdullah said the Forum mirrors His Highness the Amir’s vision to turn Kuwait into a highly­ advanced technological hub, as well as a regional financial and commercial one.

A wide platform; that what this Forum is, where the world elite in digitization of finance meet, he pointed out. On his part, GUST Deputy Chairman for Academic Affairs Dr. Salah Al­Sharhan said the Forum would prepare Kuwait to be at the center of global digitization and a pedestal for launching scientific breakthroughs; the cornerstones of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is characterized by a fusion of technologies of cyber­physical systems.

Hassan Al­Hamadi, member of the Forum’s organizing committee, said in another speech that the business and finance sector has a major impact on the society’s economics and vibrancy. The Forum’s theme of ‘digitization and economic change’ sheds light on digital technologies in the business sector, as well as startups.