Informatica Launches Major Data Innovation Summit in Saudi Arabia

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Informatica, a leader in enterprise cloud data management, has inaugurated the first major data innovation summit in Saudi Arabia. The summit aims to outline a roadmap for accelerating Saudi Arabia’s vision of becoming a cloud-first, data-driven nation ahead of the World Expo 2030.

The Informatica Summit Saudi Arabia 2024 brings together top industry leaders from around the world, including notable companies such as Accenture and Google.

Throughout the event, attendees will engage in meaningful discussions on how AI-enabled data management and Generative AI can empower various economic sectors.

Data Adoption

Amid rapid data adoption, sessions such as “Accelerating Your Cloud Journey,” “Compliance as the Competitive Advantage,” and “Building the Intelligent Data Cloud” are designed to help governments and businesses—from airlines to financial institutions—accelerate their digital cloud journeys.

The summit comes at an opportune time for Informatica, which plans to open its first office in Saudi Arabia in the coming months. This new office will reinforce Informatica’s presence in the region, providing scalable, cloud-first data management services in alignment with the Saudi government’s mandate to digitally empower all economic sectors by 2030.

AI and Cloud Computing

In April, Informatica announced the launch of its AI-powered Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) platform in Saudi Arabia, marking a first for the kingdom. This investment includes establishing a new Point of Delivery (PoD) in Riyadh on Google Cloud, enabling Informatica to better support local partners and organizations with its cloud data management platform in compliance with local regulations.

Amit Walia, CEO of Informatica, stated: “We are witnessing history in the making in the kingdom. Nowhere else are we seeing such rapid digital adoption, which is at the core of Saudi Vision 2030. Today, we are at a crossroads, with an opportunity we cannot overlook—the future lies in cloud computing and AI. We play a key role in helping governments and businesses manage their data, accelerate decision-making, and drive innovation.”

Reports from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology indicate that the cloud computing sector in Saudi Arabia is expected to double in size over the next three years, adding $13.3 billion to the country’s GDP. This event, along with the new office and the IDMC platform, is poised to transform Riyadh into a data-driven city, fostering economic and digital growth across the kingdom.

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