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2021 Theme

2021 Theme
Societal Impacts of Digital Disruption

It was chosen to reflect how COVID-19 speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years in many domains and to focus on the implications of this pandemic. Technological development has long been considered a disruptive force, provoking change at many levels, from individuals' routine daily activities to dramatic global superpowers' competition. In just a few months, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business, leading to a quantum leap at both the organizational and industry levels. Further, the ongoing developments in the MENA region focus on the deployment of "Digitalization" to facilitate and operate the principles and policies remotely. This introduces a new world of digitalized work that binds the ties to keep you connected with the rest of your community, and spreads ideas even when you are apart!

Societal Impacts of Digital Disruption (SIDD) is an innovative definition to explain how we can enable sustainable improvement in such pandemic situations? What are the new strategies and practices requirements to stay competitive in this new business and economic platform? And what are the latest technologies and processes that can be implemented in today's businesses?

The theme also highlights the digital agenda for recovery after COVID to sustain the digital transformation journey flourishment. For instance, the conference discusses how organizations can refocus digital efforts toward changing customer expectations to make them more familiar with the digital platform. Further, it focuses on the importance of integrating new data, IoT, and artificial intelligence to improve business operations by reducing human interactions by shifting to robotics systems, machine learning while keeping the sustainability of the smart cities infrastructure. Selectively modernizing technology capabilities is another milestone that has to be considered to increase the organizational digital drumbeat.

This is all designed to further career opportunities and give an in-depth understanding of the latest IoT advancements worldwide. IEEE GCAIoT paves and implements a perfect environment to merge between the power of technology and how we can apply it practically according to governmental roles even during the "Corona circumstances!"

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