Driving the digital transformation for businesses and society

Industry 4.0, data privacy, cybersecurity, innovations in artificial intelligence, smart homes, and smart cities – the digital transformation affects all dimensions of society, including the way we work, the way we communicate and the way we live our lives.

For businesses, digitalization offers endless opportunities and potential efficiency gains, including leveraging Big Data, automating key processes, and using digital solutions to interact with customers. However, these opportunities come with significant challenges, including the questions of how to handle individual privacy and sensitive data, how to protect businesses and communities from cyber-attacks, and where to draw the line for artificial intelligence.

The taskforce on digitalization addresses the most pressing issues related to the digital economy. It develops recommendations to successfully drive the digital transformation for businesses and society as a whole.

Digitalization Leadership Team

Nasser S. Al-Nasser

Chair

Nasser S. Al-Nasser

Nasser S. Al-Nasser is the CEO of stc. He is also a board member of the GSMA and the chairman of SAMENA Telecommunications Council. Previously, he held multiple executive positions at stc, Mobily, and CITC.

In line with the KSA’s 2030 Vision and the National Digital Transformation strategy, Mr. Al-Nasser leads a very ambitious growth and transformation strategy. The team works to expand aggressively in scope and scale to ensure an enabling digital economy in the KSA and across STC’s operations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University. He has also participated in various leadership programs offered by globally renowned leadership schools and universities.

Abdullah Al-Kanhal - Senior VP Corporate Affairs, STC

Deputy Chair

Abdullah Al-Kanhal – Senior VP Corporate Affairs, STC

Diane Wang - Founder & CEO, DHGate (China)

Co-Chair

Diane Wang – Founder & CEO, DHGate (China)

Dr. Guy Diedrich - VP & Global Innovation Officer, Cisco Systems (USA)

Co-Chair

Dr. Guy Diedrich – VP & Global Innovation Officer, Cisco Systems (USA)

Cedrik Neike  - CEO Smart Infrastructure & Board Member, Siemens (Germany)

Co-Chair

Cedrik Neike – CEO Smart Infrastructure & Board Member, Siemens (Germany)

Mats Granryd  - Director General, GSMA (UK)

Co-Chair

Mats Granryd – Director General, GSMA (UK)

Börje Ekholm - CEO, Ericsson Group (Sweden)

Co-Chair

Börje Ekholm – CEO, Ericsson Group (Sweden)

Wael El Kabbany - MEA Enterprise Managing Partner, Microsoft (UAE)

Co-Chair

Wael El Kabbany – MEA Enterprise Managing Partner, Microsoft (UAE)

Partners

Network Partners

  • Council of Saudi Chamber
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • WEF
  • BIAC
  • Global Business Coalition

Knowledge Partners

  • BCG