The Bahrain Association of Technology Companies (BTECH) and WorkSmart are organizing their annual conference under the patronage of Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza on September 3.
The event is being held for the second consecutive year and deals with protection and security of information and in support of the efforts of digital transformation in Bahrain. It also encourages government agencies and the private sector to use modern technologies such as “cloud computing” and “big data”, in addition to “Internet of Things” with the required measures to ensure avoiding threats that arise from their use.
In a statement, Dr. Mirza said the Government of Bahrain is keen to give the utmost importance to the protection and security of information, which is evident through the involvement of the Higher Committee for Information and Communications Technology, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister. He said information security is an essential part of our daily lives and involves the use of technology.
BTECH Chairman Obaidli Al Obaidli said as Bahrain continues to thrive as a unique IT hub in the Middle East, it has been successful in attracting technology companies from around the world. He said the conference provides an advanced platform that seeks to stimulate dialogue to arrive at the best ways to protect data.
He said the conference will this year look at issues such as the future of blockchain in the telecommunications sector, and “tracking and follow-up programmes”.
WorkSmart CEO Ahmed Al-Hujairi said that an exhibition will be held on the sidelines of the conference to attract companies that offer solutions in the field of information security, cyber security and blockchain. He said it would open new opportunities for participating companies to enter into deals and partnership agreements to develop such technology.
He said the exhibition will support the work of the conference in highlighting the importance of ensuring information security through the rational and safe use of the Internet and smartphones, exchange of knowledge and rich experiences, and communication.