Big Data paving the way in Saudi Arabia for optimisation, streamlining and investment
Source: Oxford Business Group , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue April 30, 2019 1:58 pm

SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia’s efforts to improve public services by instilling a performance culture in government employees was one of several topics explored by Husameddin Al Madani, Director-General of the National Centre for Performance Measurement (ADAA) 2015 - 2018, in an interview filmed by Oxford Business Group’s online broadcasting channel, Global Platform.

In the video, which is now available to view in full, Al Madani highlighted the steps that were being taken to encourage public servants to think of ways of measuring progress, and identifying targets and key performance indicators (KPIs).

We’ve trained over 8,000 government employees in classrooms, talking about strategy development and KPI development,” he told viewers. “Our aim is to make performance culture part of our daily language.”

Al Madani said that the size and scale of Saudi Arabia’s plans for economic and social development had heightened the need for the Kingdom to access accurate data more quickly and ensure it was being read effectively.

“One of our major investments to access more data was to connect with multiple data sources that are available globally and also locally,” he said. “You have to be able to identify relevant data that allows you to gauge your performance and get an accurate pulse on how you’re doing.”

Having a wealth of data in one place, Al Madani told Global Platform, would allow Saudi Arabia to use advanced technologies to identify opportunities for “optimisation, streamlining and investment”.

Marc-André de Blois, OBG’s director of PR and Video Content, said that the interview with Al Madani was both timely and topical, given the key part that big data is expected to play in driving forward the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 economic development programme.

Saudi Arabia will be particularly keen to gauge the positive impact of its efforts to enhance the business environment and encourage public, private partnerships in line with its plans for boosting foreign investment,” he said. “These measures, which are explored in our broadcast along with other topical issues, such as cybersecurity and data integrity, will be of significant interest to viewers eyeing the Kingdom’s myriad investment opportunities.”

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Photo Caption: Husameddin Al Madani, Director-General of the National Centre for Performance Measurement (ADAA) 2015 - 2018 (Photo credit: Oxford Business Group)

About Global Platform

Global Platform is Oxford Business Group’s on-demand digital broadcasting channel. One of several research tools in OBG’s portfolio, the online platform has carved a niche as a leading business intelligence provider in its own right, with data verified independently by Deloitte putting its current circulation at 150,000. Global Platform provides cutting edge video interviews with top-level decision-makers giving key analysis and the latest updates from across all sectors of the global business community.

OBG’s digital content is available both on Global Platform and via major international business news outlets. OBG also has distribution agreements with Bloomberg and Eikon’s terminals, giving it access to the Bloomberg Professional Services subscribers and to Thomson Reuter’s Eikon terminal subscribers.

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About Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from Africa, the Middle East and Asia to the Americas. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on over 30 of the world’s fastest growing markets for sound investment opportunities and business decisions.
Through its range of products - Economic News and Views, OBG Business Barometer - CEO Survey, OBG Events and Conferences, Global Platform - exclusive video interviews, The Report publications - and its Consultancy division, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments.
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