Renad Al-Majd Group (RMG) organized the fourth forum for the development of digital transformation practices at the Crowne Plaza Digital City Hotel on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. The event took place in the Sultanah Halls and was attended by over 500 invited individuals, both male and female, representing government entities, digital transformation leaders, stakeholders in digital transformation, media representatives, and companies specializing in this field.
The forum has witnessed broad participation from experts and prominent speakers who presented specialized presentations and workshops covering the latest practices and frameworks in the digital transformation world, as well as methods to improve the results of digital transformation measurement in 2024. The forum also highlighted the challenges facing government sectors during the digital transformation journey.
The forum was inaugurated by Engineer Majid Al-Zaghaibi, the General Manager of Digital Transformation and Information Technology at the General Authority for Food and Drugs, a leader in digital transformation with an ambitious career in several government entities. In his speech, he stated, “Today, we are proud to have a visionary presence that prioritizes digital transformation. As a result, the Kingdom has made significant progress in many international indicators related to digital transformation. All these achievements and what follows are supported and overseen by our wise leadership to make the Kingdom a leading model in the world, not only in digital transformation but on all levels.”
Goals of the Forum:
Abdul Karim bin Abdul Rahman bin Mahareb, the General Manager of Renad Al-Majd Group (RMG), stated, “This forum is part of the series of social responsibility activities regularly organized by Renad Al-Majd Group (RMG) with the aim of:
- Engaging with decision-makers in the field of digital transformation.
- Exchanging ideas and insights.
- Sharing knowledge and experiences.
- Enhancing opportunities for digital government integration and collaboration.
Renad Al-Majd Group (RMG) ensured diversity in activities and events during the current forum, starting from interactive workshops to digital consultation clinics and concluding with a dialogue session. The goal was to meet the changing needs of our partners based on feedback from the previous forum.
The forum included four interactive workshops and a new creative section called “Digital Consultation Clinics.”
- The first workshop, titled “Challenges in Managing the Government Digital Transformation Measurement File,” was presented by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Ghazi and Engineer Hani Abu Hilal.
- The second workshop, titled “How to Implement a Digital Transformation Strategy,” was presented by Engineer Fayad Mohammed Hani Bayan.
- The third workshop, titled “Journey to Obtaining National Organizational Readiness Accreditation (NORA),” was presented by Engineer Firas Soufi.
- The fourth workshop, titled “Digital Innovation and Emerging Technologies,” was presented by Engineer Ahmed Al-Reis.
Digital Consultation Clinics by Renad (RMG):
The forum witnessed the launch of a new innovative idea by Renad (RMG) , introducing a service that takes a step towards achieving excellence in developing ways to interact with the requirements of government digital measurement. Six specialized consulting clinics were developed, covering all aspects of digital transformation, from digital transformation strategy to digital innovation and creativity.
In a valuable intervention, the Assistant Governor of the Eastern Region for Development Affairs, Engineer, emphasized the importance of robust strategic planning and involving all stakeholders from the beginning in developing a digital transformation strategy. He highlighted how the Eastern Region Emirate benefited from starting right in developing the digital transformation strategy, which reflected on all aspects of digital transformation in the Emirate, achieving significant progress in the Government Digital Transformation Index in 2023.
Engineer Musa Abdullah Ahmed Al-Mimani, Deputy Director of Digital Transformation in the Municipality of Al-Madinah Region, emphasized the importance of continuous communication between digital transformation leaders and employees of the entity to explain the digital transformation strategy repeatedly, ensuring clarity of digital targets and explaining the methods and ways to achieve them. He pointed out that they, in the Municipality of Al-Madinah Region, benefited from this approach, helping them win several digital awards during the Digital Government Conference in 2023, such as the Digital Government Award for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and many others.
In an interview with Engineer Walid Al-Anzi from the Agricultural Development Fund, he said, “The significant progress made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of digital transformation is an important axis in this forum. In recent years, there have been giant leaps in developing digital infrastructure and implementing advanced digital solutions, contributing to improving government services and facilitating access to them. Moreover, the Kingdom distinguished itself by adopting modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things. The Agricultural Development Fund utilized these technologies to enhance the beneficiary’s experience, not only in improving the efficiency of government services but also in promoting various economic sectors. These efforts reflect the Kingdom’s commitment to achieving Vision 2030 and establishing itself as a leading innovator in the digital field in the region.”
Renad Al-Majd Information Technology and Consulting Group (RMG) offers a range of integrated consulting solutions that help government entities enhance their digital compliance level in measuring digital transformation in 2024. Over the past few years, the company has implemented numerous digital transformation projects with more than 200 government entities. Today, the company works to transfer the leading experience of the Kingdom in digital transformation to many sisterly and friendly countries such as Oman, Kuwait, Libya, and Iraq.
The approach of Renad Al-Majd Group is characterized by a focus on providing comprehensive and innovative digital solutions that support the digital transformation journey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and contribute to the development of various sectors in line with the strategic visions of the Kingdom in 2023.
This forum is a significant step towards achieving the goals of Vision 2030, emphasizing the leading role of Renad Al-Majd Group (RMG) in supporting and enhancing digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Contribution of the Fourth Digital Transformation Forum to Enhancing Digital Maturity Levels in the Kingdom:
The forum works to enhance collaboration between the public and private sectors and helps build strategic partnerships that contribute to the development of advanced digital initiatives at the national level.
The forum encourages digital innovation in all its dimensions and highlights the latest research and developments in emerging technologies, contributing to the development of innovative digital solutions that elevate the quality of life in the Kingdom.
The forum provides a platform for digital transformation leaders, experts, and specialists to share knowledge and experiences, exchange perspectives on best digital practices, and accelerate the pace of learning and adopting digital innovations.
Thanks to Allah, participants in the forum praised its organization and outcomes, considering it a valuable opportunity for exchanging experiences and gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on the journey of preparing for the digital transformation measurement in 2024.