Digital technology ... the key to economic development
Thursday 24 December 2020 39
Baghdad: Hussein Faleh
The communications and information technology sector is witnessing significant growth at the present time, which contributes to supporting the ambitions of countries and achieving the goals of plans, strategies and ambitious national visions, such as the vision of Iraq 2030, which aims to build an advanced society and a sustainable environment in light of the growing channels of economic diversity, and effective management of the country's resources.
Technology is a key factor in achieving these goals in the new digital era that the world is witnessing.
Baghdad Economic Forum member Jassem Al-Aradi said: "Those who work in the field of communications and information technology have a vital role in finding developmental solutions for societies and business development in various sectors, which in turn contribute to advancing social and economic development in Iraq."
The current year has witnessed a growing role for communications more than ever before, as modern communications networks, thanks to the high speeds they provide, and a set of modern solutions such as videoconferencing technology, cloud computing and other advanced technologies, have contributed to finding solutions that ensure the continuation of business and public services.
International communication expert Wang Li Gavin said at an international conference that "the development of technical human talent and the promotion of innovation are the most important pillars of building a sustainable future for Iraq, based on digital technology, and nurturing local talent in this field is the basic part of the comprehensive and integrated ecosystem that must be built for the information technology sector." And communications, to move forward in the development and development of the business and services of various sectors and industries in Iraq."
Gavin pointed out, "The need to focus on motivating Iraqi youth to care about their academic and professional future in line with modern technology and work to provide them with the technical skills necessary to keep pace with development," noting that
"encouraging the exchange of knowledge and experiences contributes to building comprehensive and integrated ecosystems that provide more opportunities." Work and areas of technology development to enhance the development paths of societies and accelerate economic development, through cooperation between the public and private sectors to support innovation and develop talents in information and communication technology.
He continued, "The companies operating in Iraq must commit to expanding the horizons of partnership with the public and private sectors, providing the latest communications and information technology, and supporting Iraq in keeping pace with developed countries by taking advantage of the fifth generation technologies of communications, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and others."
Lee Gavin stressed the need for "technology companies to provide opportunities and capabilities to enhance technical talent within the framework of corporate social responsibility."
He called on universities to "always consider the issue of developing their curricula in line with the rapid advancement of technology to keep pace with the requirements of talent development in the future. Government agencies, telecommunications companies and IT service providers are also responsible for providing collaborative initiatives and programs, etc."