As a first step in digitizing the nation, Saudi Arabia kicks off a three-day exhibition-cum-conference event in the capital city. The first Saudi International Exhibition and Conference for Internet of Things (IoT) opened on Sunday, representing a major step in supporting Saudi Vision 2030.
The Saudi Vision 2030 has allocated a great deal of support to the IT sector and affirmed full support for creative and innovative thinking to motivate the Saudi youth. IoT is emerging now and Saudi Arabia is taking the lead in the region with this mega event for enabling infrastructure or increasing the infrastructure capacity for the Internet in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
This further complements the government plan to expand the broadband Internet services to 70 percent of the remote areas by 2020 and to all citizens subsequently, thus becoming a digital nation with an efficient Internet connectivity, and reaching the cornerstone for the IoT, he added.
This conference and exhibition is started with the aim of introducing and exploring the latest IoT innovations and technologies. For the next three days it will be the place where the techno community will gather to explore what lies ahead for the future IoT industry in Saudi Arabia.
It will also serve as the starting point for lots of deals, negotiations and contracts for better engagements and future collaborations between participating companies. This conference and exhibition will from now on be an annual event with exponential growth, he said.
The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), emphasized that anyone can utilize IoT from their devices in health care, transportation and communication and will help for quick data collection, analysis and monitoring in real time. The CSC chairman stressed that it is useful for a range of purposes such as seeking an appointment with a doctor, calling for an ambulance and for various other daily requirements that too at a faster pace.