Saudi Arabia is the second largest country in the G20 after Japan, and is ranked third globally in digital economic growth.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Alswaha revealed that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the second largest country in the G20 after Japan, and is ranked third globally in digital economic growth, noting that it will be one of the strongest countries in the digital economy in the coming period.
Speaking at a session entitled “The Third Summit: What is the Future of the Global Community”, Alswaha said, during the activities of the Future Investment Initiative (FII 2019) in its third edition held in Riyadh: “Saudi Arabia, moved further up 80 ranks globally as for Internet speed, reaching the 25th rank after the 105th, and third as for 5G”.
“With cloud applications and 5G technology, we will transform healthcare through spatial computing, where physicians in any other part of the world can see where pain areas are located and take remote diagnostics to a new level,” Alswaha added, “We’ve achieved through developing “Digital Health” program about half a million digital medical consultations and we aspire to increase the number in the future”.
Alswaha pointed out that the initiative of the FII 2018 dealt with the aspect of culture and entertainment, and FII 2019 addressed technical innovation. The session also touched on the efforts of companies around the world to improve human health and promote new levels of prosperity and happiness, raising collective awareness globally and redefining modern society.
Alswaha discussed the strategies, policies, and partnerships necessary to balance productivity and personal achievement, social participation in a safe manner, new frameworks capable of supporting social cohesion during a period of rapid social transitions, and how societies and economies can evolve to become more equal and people-centered.