Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

A complete transformation whereby business models are redesigned to make use of data and digital developments

Digitalization

The use of digital technologies to transform traditional operational processes into digital ones

Digitization

The process of converting information into a digital format

About the National Digital Transformation

2017

Establishment of the National Digital Transformation Unit

To act as the executive arm of the Committee and to lead digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2017

A Royal Decree to Establish the National Committee for Digital Transformation

An 11-member ministerial committee (RD No. 49584 dated 24/07/2017)

2016

Launch of Vision 2030

Which includes launching national digital transformation

About the National Committee for Digital Transformation

The National Committee for Digital Transformation was formed pursuant to Royal Decree No. 49584, dated 24/07/2017. The Committee formulates policies and develops strategies related to digital transformation at the level of public agencies. It also develops plans and programs required for the implementation of such policies and strategies and ensures coordinating relevant initiatives.

Members of the National Committee for Digital Transformation

Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan

Minister of Finance
Acting Minister of Economy and Planning

Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi

Minister of Commerce and Investment

Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah

Minister of Health

Dr. Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Daoud

Deputy Minister of Interior

Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh

Minister of Education

Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Alswaha

Minister of Communications and Information Technology

Dr. Esam bin Abdullah Al-Wagait

Director of the National Information Center

Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi

Head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority

Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Alsabti

Governor of the National Cybersecurity Authority

Eng. Mohammed Abdulrahman Alsha'alan

CEO of the National Digital Transformation Unit

Tasks of the National Committee for Digital Transformation

Supervision

Supervising national digital transformation

Approval

Approving periodical digital transformation reports submitted by the Digital Transformation Unit

Proposal

Proposing and reporting draft regulations on digital transformation

Endorsement

Endorsing the governance framework of national digital transformation proceedings

About the National Digital Transformation Unit

The National Digital Transformation Unit, which was founded as an independent agency in 2017 pursuant to a royal decree, is a center of excellence mandated to accelerate digital transformation in the Kingdom and to work toward achieving the objectives of Vision 2030. The Vision’s objectives are to be realized through strategic guidance and providing expertise and supervision by cooperating with public and private sectors to place the Kingdom among the world’s digitally developed nations. The National Digital Transformation Unit aims at achieving sustainable economic development that is based on promoting innovation and investing in young talents.

The National Digital Transformation Unit Plays Three Key Roles

Secretariat of the National Committee for Digital Transformation

  • Chief of Unit serves as a member and Secretary of the National Committee for Digital Transformation
  • Roles include managing subcommittees and task forces, including following-up on the Committee’s decisions and recommendations and ensuring they are implemented
  • The Unit also conducts studies and reports findings and recommendations to the Committee

A Governmental Center of Excellence for Digital Transformation

  • The Unit is a governmental center of excellence entrusted with giving recommendations and remarks on national affairs and strategies pertaining to digital transformation.
  • The Unit reviews strategies of Vision realization programs following requests made by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs

Leader and Accelerator of Digital Transformation in the Kingdom

  • The Unit leads and accelerates digital transformation for sectors and Vision realization programs, thus guiding the transformation into a digital economy and society
  • The Unit leads the transformation of the state into a digital government through cooperation with Yesser (Saudi’s e-government program) and the National Information Center

We Lead Digital Transformation

Coordination

  • Addressing challenges and obstacles facing digital transformation through the National Committee for Digital Transformation
  • Developing digital transformation strategies

Enablement

  • Establishing partnerships between the public and private sectors
  • Offer counselling on digital transformation

Acceleration

  • Accelerating and supporting the implementation of initiatives through digital transformation
  • Aligning the efforts of government agencies

Digital Transformation Partners