Writing: Wael Al-Toukhi
The Chamber of Information and Communication Technology Industry (CIT), the sponsor of the digital industry, discussed the roadmap for digital transformation with a group of heads of industry chambers of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, following the initiatives taken during the activities of the seventh were announced. annual conference, a digital homeland, and praised by Dr. Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry During the opening of the conference activities, the Digital Transformation Committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, chaired by the Chamber of Information and Communication Technology .
During the conference activities, the ICT Chamber of Commerce organized a session with the participation of a number of heads of industry chambers to shed light on recent trends in the field of digital transformation, and the competitive advantages of Egyptian companies to support the industrial system.
The participants in the Digital Transformation Roadmap for Various Industries session called for collaboration between the ICT sector and various industry sectors to be activated by offering specialized software and solutions that reduce costs and increase productivity. ways to catch up with the industrial revolution.Fourth and not to be left behind.
The speakers at the session emphasized that technology is still absent in many industrial institutions due to their fear of incurring additional costs that increase the burden, and asked to provide a full explanation to industrial institutions of the importance of relying on technology and its role in improving the working environment and reducing costs and operating expenses.
This happened in a session moderated by dr. Khaled Abdel Azim, Executive Director of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, who confirmed that talking about digital transformation has become one of the prevailing international dialogues, especially as the world around us sees radical changes in the light. of which enforce technological solutions on different industries.
Initially, Mohamed El-Bahi, a member of the Executive Office of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, confirmed that the Ministry of Finance was one of the first ministries interested in digital transformation projects because of its positive impact on the outcome of the local economy, especially as it has helped with the implementation of the new tax system in the light of digital transformation to reduce the negative that has happened in the past due to arbitrary estimates and the existence of hidden profits for some financiers, especially since taxes represent 80% of the financing of the general budget One of the challenges facing financiers before using digital systems and digital transformation.
He added that if taxes are collected fairly on all industrial and economic sectors, it will benefit the national economy, especially as the industrial sector is one of the largest sectors liable to pay taxes, and the direction of the Ministry of Finance in customs control. system by technological tools helped to reduce lost times. In the customs clearance, he pointed out that the transition to the use of the digital transformation system is a benign transformation and that the interest of individuals and institutions in digital transformation stems from the will of the Egyptian state and has become a necessity around the world. to catch up.
Ing. Nadim Elias, Head of the Printing and Packaging Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, stressed that there are many challenges facing the printing industry, especially in the light of modern technologies and scientific tools seen by this industry, and note that relying on digital transformation will not reduce employment, especially as the skilled workforce can keep pace with changes In the printing and packaging sector, which account for 10% of all annual Egyptian exports.
Elias called for the need to work to eradicate digital literacy among citizens and to adopt technology as a way of life and work, by providing digital resources to citizens, and that digital transformation has become an obligation and it necessary to encourage everyone involved. in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Amr Abu Farikha, a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Engineering Industries, confirmed that there are a set of challenges facing the agricultural sector, whether in Egypt or abroad, especially property rights and the transfer of information by providing much. of information and its merging with other information to achieve a sustainable solution to some of the problems facing the agricultural sector, especially as The culture of farmers in Egypt and abroad is to retain the information and not to circulating it, in addition to the security and confidentiality of the information that is circulated and should not be hacked, in addition to the aging of technology from time to time if we can not benefit from it at that time.
Mostafa Saleh, a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Industry Chamber, explained that the information technology sector is rich in capabilities and human cadres trained at the highest level, meeting the needs of the industrial sector in its various fields. can provide, but it still faces fierce competition from foreign companies and software.
He added that the Information Technology Industry Chamber sponsors four major trends in hardware, communications, various services and software, noting that we have 600,000 graduates from Egyptian universities annually and we can commission 300,000 graduates to work in different technological. sectors by providing leading-edge training opportunities and their optimal use in the design of industrial programs that serve the industrial sector and its institutions.