Today, the list of destinations adopting a smart city approach is rapidly multiplying. In other words, digital technologies are being increasingly embedded across all city functions, with the goal of providing a more livable, workable and sustainable quality of life for residents.
Across the MENA region and beyond, SMEs represent the nerve centre of the economy; driving exponential job growth and immense economic activity annually.
In line with the global shift towards digitalisation, an increasing number of industries are opting for hybrid work arrangements for the first time, with digital transformation becoming a core focus for many sectors. The need to rapidly digitise operations has, in several ways, accelerated the move toward smart cities; i.e. areas where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunications in order to improve citizen quality of life.