The Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) released a report titled ‘The Arab World Online 2017’ on Wednesday, which examines the digital transformation and societal trends brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Arab region.
The findings assess public readiness towards and concerns about emerging digital technologies across the Arab region. This is the first-of-its-kind assessment of societal trends, behaviour and concerns about advanced and emerging digital technologies in the Arab region.
I participated as a speaker in the launch event organized by the MBRSG at its office in Dubai UAE alongside with Fedi Salem the Author of the report and Rabea Ataya the CEO of Bayt.com
“According to our research, there are more than 460 million personal IoT devices in the Arab region used by 173 million internet users today. The number of personal IoT devices will almost double to 890 million by 2020 and will interact with 208 million users in the region,” said Fadi Salem, MBRSG’s director of Research and Advisory and author of the study.