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Jad Haddad

Jad Haddad is head of consultancy Oliver Wyman’s Digital practice in India, Middle East & Africa unit.

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Is Saudi Arabia agile enough to sidestep the digital ambition trap?

Saudi Arabia’s investment in digital transformation has reached an astonishing SR12 billion ($3.19 billion) per year. The Kingdom seems quite ambitious on this front, but does it have the groundwork to deliver on the stated objectives?

August 01, 2022

Is Saudi Arabia ready for the metaverse and its related challenges and opportunities?

Imagine a world where you can meet, face to face, with colleagues, go shopping with friends or even purchase property — without actually leaving your house. It might sound impossible, but it is the future offered by the metaverse — a future at our fingertips.

July 02, 2022

Will Saudi Arabia tap into its potential and lead the charge toward digital sovereignty?

With over $1 trillion of investment committed to giga-projects since the unveiling of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 agenda eight years ago, the Kingdom is already making significant strides toward achieving its ambition of diversifying its economy while introducing a raft of social reforms.

June 01, 2022