Digitisation and the disruptive effects of the online revolution are among the greatest business priorities in the Gulf over the next two years. At the same time, increasing threats to companies from online hackers is placing a much greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity.
The findings come from a survey of business leaders: Global Perspectives on Corporate Learning in the GCC, commissioned by Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance. The report is supported by Dubai International Finance Centre.
The seriousness with which the impact of digital disruption is viewed in GCC countries is underlined by initiatives such as UAE Vision 2021, Saudi Vision 2030 and NEOM (Saudi Arabia’s new economic zone), Smart Dubai and the creation of a Minister of State for AI in UAE.
Research for Global Perspectives on Corporate Learning in GCC is conducted annually, part of a global survey that seeks the opinions of almost 1000 businesspeople in GCC, Western Europe, China and Japan on issues around leadership development and executive education.