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KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Zain sponsored the book launch and awards ceremony of The Energy Year, the prestigious magazine specializing in the oil, gas, and renewable energy industries. During the event, the company showcased its top strategic efforts to enable and accelerate digital transformation within the local energy sector by empowering national institutions to embrace digitalization.
Zain’s support to this event came to further affirm the prominent role the company plays as one of the Kuwaiti private sector’s leaders in supporting digital transformation projects across the biggest sectors. This is especially true within the local oil & gas sector, which is considered the backbone of Kuwait’s economy as one of the world’s biggest oil producers.
The event’s program featured a special excellence awards segment that recognized a number of the most contributing companies to the development of the local energy sector. CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmad Al Eidan, was recognized along with executives and officials representing the biggest local and regional oil & gas companies.
During his keynote speech, Zain Kuwait’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer Hamad Al Marzouq showcased some of the top strategic efforts Zain introduced recently to push the digital transformation wheel within the local energy sector: “During the past years, we doubled down on technology in our efforts to digitalize the local oil & gas industry. We heavily invested in tech solutions such as 5G, drones, digital applications, managed cloud services, and more to empower companies to embrace digitalization.”
“It is crucial for energy companies to believe in digitalization and the role technology plays in enabling them to keep up with the huge changes in today’s markets. Companies must set up a digitalization strategy and office within their operations, and we are ready to be their success partner in bringing this vision to reality.” Al Marzouq added.
Al Marzouq went on to highlight one of Zain’s recent energy projects with the Government of Kuwait: “Zain has a distinguished long list of fruitful partnerships with the public sector, and one of the top examples that come to mind within the energy sector is the smart meters project. Since 2017, we’ve partnered with the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy to install 800,000 smart meters and operate the entire digital system of the project across Kuwait.”
Al Marzouq added: “We offer a number of key tools to oil & gas companies, including migrating infrastructures to more agile ones on the cloud; where 5G technologies play a big role, as well as a wide range of reliable, secure, and efficient datacenter, cloud, and connectivity solutions. We also cover an extensive range of cybersecurity solutions, as well as rig connectivity tools through our UAV division, Zain Drones.”
Al Marzouq continued: “Our customers also benefit from our extensive and solid strategic partnerships with the globe’s biggest hyper-scalers like Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Oracle. By collaborating with our global partners, we bring the latest technologies to empower our customers to embrace digitalization within their operations at the highest efficiency and lowest cost.”
“Our main goal is to contribute to empowering the New Kuwait 2035 vision, and we aspire to be a main partner in achieving it. We will continue to invest in building robust capacity and help achieve this vision’s goals.” Al Marzouq concluded. The Energy Year is a prestigious global magazine that specializes in the oil, gas, and renewable energy industries in over 30 countries. The magazine presents the views and opinions of more than 2000 key energy decision-makers, alongside up-to-date licensing and infrastructure maps, project reports, articles, partnership and investment opportunities, forums and debates, resources and statistics, and more. The latest edition, Kuwait 2023, focuses on digital transformation in the local oil and gas sector.
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