Kazakhstan Strives to Become Largest Digital Center in Eurasia


As a new technological platform quietly reflects opportunities for the growth of the region, the forum’s theme is Central Eurasia, Kazinform reports.

 Kazakhstan is a desirable location for the growth of innovations, digital production, and creative activities because of its strong human intellectual and scientific potential, the head of state noted.

The President claims that Kazakhstan has set a goal of becoming one of Eurasia’s major digital centers.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized that digital transformation is a key factor in the ability of some organizations, as well as entire countries and regions, to compete globally. According to analysts, in the next ten years, up to 70% of goods and services would be based on digital platform models.

According to Kazinform, the press office of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with G42’s chief operating officer, Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori.

Greater collaboration in the areas of information technologies and digital security was the main topic of discussion at the meeting.

Tokayev was made aware of G42’s plans to carry out collaborative initiatives in the fields of cloud computing, big data analysis, and artificial intelligence.

The president of state of Kazakhstan emphasized the strategic importance of developing human capital in the fields of IT and artificial intelligence.

Arsen Tomsky, the founder of inDriver, spoke to the President on the potential for growth of one of the most well-liked applications in Kazakhstan for transportation services. In addition to becoming a resident of Astana Hub, he claimed that two offices had opened in Astana and Almaty. Tomsky also discussed his aspirations to launch the Spark digital university and create some non-profit initiatives for the benefit of young people.

The topic of expanding cooperation in the area of information technology and digital security was discussed during the discussion with Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, the Chief Operating Officer at G42 Group.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises and OneWeb, and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about the utilization of low-earth-orbit satellites and ground-station networks to provide internet access to distant areas of Kazakhstan.

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