About Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit – Lebanon

In the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, we witness a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to each other. It is disrupting almost every industry in every country, through the development and adoption of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics, Blockchain, Fintech, 5G, VR and AR, and other disruptive technologies. These changes will lead the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

These Frontier Technology advances in AI, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Fintech, and others, represent great opportunities in the fields of Medicine, Education, Banking, Manufacturing, Transport, Agriculture, Commerce, Finance, as well as Government.

Worldwide spending on Digital Transformation are soaring past $1 Trillion in 2018, a 16.8% increase from 2017, according to IDC Spending Guide. The Middle East is expected to accrue 2% of the total global benefits of AI in 2030. This is equivalent to US$320 billion, according to pwc Middle East.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit (SDE Summit) will take place on 4 - 6 December, at the MEA Training & Conferences Center.

The SDE Summit will bring together organizations and experts, top-tier information executives, ICT Directors, Digital Transformation Experts, from the whole sustainable Digital Ecosystem value chain, to interact and engage in high level content and discussions on current trends and developments disrupting the digital ecosystem and how this will impact their business digital strategy and competitiveness going forward.

The Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit - Lebanon will present a world class lineup of experts, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring workshops that will inspire professional from different industries.

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Did you know?
  • USD 1.1 Trillion is being spent worldwide on Digital Transformation in 2018.
  • A 16.8% increase from 2017, in global spending, has been witnessed in Digital Transformation, according to IDC Spending Guide.
  • The Middle East is expected to accrue 2% of the total global benefits of AI in 2030. This is equivalent to USD 320 billion, according to pwc Middle East.
  • The Digital market could add USD 95 billion per year to Middle East’s annual GDP by 2020
  • The Middle East and North Africa region’s IT spending is projected to reach USD 155 billion in 2018, a 3.4% increase from 2017, according to the latest forecast from research and advisory firm Gartner




  • Connect with like-minded visionaries driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Learn from top experts on technology disruption, innovation, and exponential leadership.
  • Enhance your business productivity through the adoption of Frontier Technologies.
  • Discover cutting edge technologies to survive disruption and grow your business.
  • Experience inspiring workshops to evolve your mindset.

2018 Advisory Board

Dr. Fouad Mrad

Senior Program Manager of Frontier Technologies, ESCWA

Dr. Ayman Kayssi

Professor - Electrical & Computer Engineering and Associate Dean, MSFEA, AUB

2018 Sponsors and Partners