His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Khalid Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of stc Group, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Highness the Crown Prince – may God protect them – and the honorable Saudi people, on the occasion of the 92nd National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 92nd anniversary of the National Day is upon us as we complete the march of progress and development, moving towards achieving the ambitions and goals set by the leadership within the framework of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 with the help of the people of this country and the efforts of the public and private sectors to reach a future characterized by sustainable development for this country. The Honorable, and perhaps the great and varied achievements that the Kingdom has achieved in various fields under our wise leadership is the best evidence that the march set by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 is moving steadily towards achieving the construction process in the hands of the sons and daughters of our dear country.His Highness, Chairman of the Board of Directors of stc Group
His Highness stressed that the huge digital leaps that the Kingdom is witnessing reflect the extent of its technical development and leadership, which made it enjoy a strong digital infrastructure that enabled it to confront crises and business continuity in various fields, which resulted in an increasing demand for digital services, which contributed to accelerating digital transformation and empowerment as it is One of the pillars of the Kingdom’s vision and as a key driver for the development of the digital economy, which stc, the most prominent digital enabler in the region, made it the core of its mission to always focus on innovation and the development of digital solutions, to enhance its local and regional leadership and global reputation and to play a pivotal role as the pioneer of digital transformation in the Kingdom and the region.
His Highness, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, thanked the generous leadership for the great interest and support that the telecommunications and information technology sector finds on the part of the wise leadership, may God support it. In order to enhance the digital transformation process, accelerate the growth of the digital economy, and consolidate the Kingdom’s position as the largest digital economy in the Middle East and North Africa region and the fastest growing.
For his part, Eng. Olayan bin Muhammad Al-Wated, CEO of stc Group, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince – may God preserve them – and the honorable Saudi people on this occasion dear to our hearts, and stressed that the communications and information technology sector contributes to the growth of the digital economy in the Kingdom. At an unprecedented pace, the investments of stc Group, the digital enabler in the region, during the first half of 2022 amounted to about 5 billion riyals, which contributes to strengthening the Kingdom’s position as one of the largest global economies in this sector.
Al-Wated stressed the continuity of stc Group in implementing its strategy aimed at empowerment, expansion and growth in unconventional paths through strategic partnerships, establishment of specialized technology companies and acquisitions as part of its quest to achieve its vision of growth by relying on the group’s infrastructure and modern technologies.
During this year, we held many partnerships with a number of international companies, including an agreement to localize data centers, train Saudi cadres with Huawei, enhance fifth generation networks with Ericsson, and develop and enable areas of innovation with Microsoft and other agreements aimed at expanding technical fields in the Kingdom. We launched the Saudi Cloud Computing Company in partnership with Alibaba cloud and the Saudi company SITE and Sky, as well as announced the establishment of a company in the field of Internet of Things technologies in partnership with the Public Investment Fund, and we also launched the initiative to establish a MENA Hub for the Middle East and North Africa region, in addition to our investments in submarine cables, and adopting sustainable initiatives that impact society, the economy and the environment, including the InspireU incubator to support and empower entrepreneurs in their emerging technology projects, which amounted to 75 projects whose market value exceeds hundreds of millions today, to which 15 new projects are added in the batchNine.
We are pleased with our achievements, which come as a culmination of our continuous contributions in a path full of growth and prosperity for the telecommunications and information technology sector, in light of the unlimited support of our wise leadership, and we will continue at stc Group our commitment to enabling digital transformation within the framework of the Kingdom’s vision, by To contribute to the Kingdom becoming a leading regional center for digital services.Eng. Olayan bin Muhammad Al-Wated, CEO, stc Group