Deloitte has launched an e-commerce bootcamp program, to upskill Saudi youth’s digital capabilities. This is to enable them to connect, grow, and learn about the latest trends in the e-commerce landscape. This can compound the efforts already in place by KSA, so that the young citizens can be prepared for the digital revolution. And this is done by creating a springboard for participants into exciting e-commerce careers and increasing their employment opportunities in the field.
The Minister of Commerce and acting Minister of Media of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Dr. Majid Al Qasabi and Her Excellency Deputy Minister of Commerce Dr. Eman Al-Mutairi, along with His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, President of the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA), His Excellency Dr. Esam Abdullah Al-Wagait, Head of NIC, Dr. Mishari Al-Mishari, Deputy Director of NIC, and Eng. Saad Al Qarni, CEO of the SDAIA Academy officially launched this Deloitte ecommerce bootcamp. It was launched and conducted at the Deloitte Digital Center in Riyadh. Deloitte collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to prepare the program. The curriculum is delivered in hybrid format and the training sessions focus on digital, STEM and analytical, and entrepreneurial skills.
Rashid Bashir, Government & Public Services Leader, Deloitte Middle East said that Saudi Arabia conducts the largest number of electronic purchases in the GCC and the shift to e-commerce is mainly driven by the kingdom’s young population, increasing broadband and smartphone penetration rates, and the government’s growing focus on e-commerce. The Kingdom is in a strong position to capitalize on these trends to increase youth employment opportunities, spark a local startup and entrepreneurship mindset in the field, and attract global and regional players to operate in the kingdom, all of which are hinged on the supply of skilled Saudi youth which provides the necessary workforce to enable such transformation.
Developing in-demand digital skills in Saudi Arabia is a key focus area for SAP. SAP and Deloitte, collaboratively deliver this eCommerce Bootcamp which equips participants with the skills needed to accelerate digital and e-commerce transformations in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Al-Faifi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Middle East North said that in addition to delivering the technical training, they also engaged in Saudi’s next generation of decision-makers with a unique workshop. And this is to develop their innovation mindset and capabilities through the SAP Innovate to Win program.