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CW Middle East: Can Saudi Arabia build the Silicon Valley of the Middle East?
In April this year, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman visited Silicon Valley in the US to meet tech giants such as Apple and Amazon in its efforts to fast-forward the kingdom’s technology capabilities. Read about its lofty ambitions. Also in this issue, read how demand for skilled IT professionals is increasing rapidly in the Middle East, which is facing a talent crunch. Meanwhile, Gulf Cooperation Council smart city initiatives are gathering momentum.
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Has Saudi Arabia got what it takes to build the latest Silicon Valley?
Countries in the Middle East are adopting the latest technologies at such a rapid rate that the region faces an IT skills shortage
The Middle East is a hotbed for smart city developments, with activities in the region maturing and adapting to what citizens want