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Forum to shed light on ICT innovations

Bahrain News
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
By Mohammed Al A’Ali

LATEST innovations in information and communications technology (ICT) will come under the spotlight at Bahrain’s biggest ICT forum that will be held next month.

Cloud computing, ePayment initiatives, ‘Smart City’ technologies, information security and eTransformation will be among the topics that will be covered at the event.

The forum will also highlight the current trend in adopting the latest technologies such as financial technology, blockchain, data analysis and future trends to benefit when implementing development policies in the country.

The seminar, which will address key national and regional success stories in the ICT field, is expected to serve as a platform to bring together an elite of specialists from the across the world.

The event will also present an opportunity to promote innovation and an exchange of successful experiences.

The conference is aimed at introducing and spreading knowledge of ICT – enabling officials to take decisions in order to smoothly complete work in a low-cost and present it in a safe online environment.

More than 450 delegates are expected to attend the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2018 being organised by the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), on October 7 and 8 at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.

The forum will be held under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Information and Communications Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

The executive committee of the forum met yesterday to discuss preparations for the ninth edition of the event.

The committee has finalised a number of required preparations, including the co-ordination of hosting around 20 specialised speakers from Bahrain and globally, along with the supervision of the delegates’ registration, and promoting the forum via various media channels in collaboration with specialised teams.

The latest edition’s executive committee is chaired by iGA communication and marketing acting director Lulwa Ebrahim.

Other members include vice-chairman Ahmed Naeemi, from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Intermid managing partner and digital transformation specialist Abdulla Al Hamid and T-Linx chief executive Waleed Khalaf.

The committee members also consist of iGA members policy and research consultant Dr Nasser Lori, change management and business process re-engineering acting director Donia Faisal Sarhan, government systems support and maintenance acting director Hesham Ebrahim Alhashemi and quality assurance head Salman Yousif Salman.

For further information or to register, visit the forum’s official website, or send an email to

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