As the co-founder and CEO of Dubai-based Intuitu Analytics, Mohamed Guidoum has strives to find and sign exclusive strategic partnerships with global thought-leaders in analytics and big data. His top priority is to help GCC companies capitalize on their data to navigate the current economic challenges.
In an exclusive interview with Trescon, he talks about the pivotal role that big data analytics will play in digital transformation
How do you think that digital transformation can bring citizen and business visionaries closer?
Digital Transformation is all about data. It can be anything. From a data on what occupation you are in to what are your clothing preferences. It may not need to be that personal. But with the availability of data both government and businesses are in a far better position to serve the public better than were decades ago. Due to which this will bring citizens, governments and business visionaries closer than ever before.
How will Big Data Analytics be put to better use in Digital Transformation?
Digital Transformation relies primarily on data, especially on data that is being collected. This data when it is collected will be inter-linked with various public and private services. We did not have such capability before, but now with this inter-linking of services; citizens will be served better all thanks to Big Data.
What according to you is the top trend in Digital Transformation?
In my opinion the growing interest in AI (Artificial Intelligence) is the top trend in Digital Transformation. People may be skeptical about the influence of AI in the industry or being too reliant on it, but if a certain level of maturity is attained than it will be whole-heartedly accepted by the general public in no time.
What according to you are the top challenges being faced in Digital Transformation?
Leadership challenges, where the older generation of leaders will be reluctant to work with new-age technology, digital applications being applied in traditional spaces previously not applied before are just some of the challenges. But the main challenge I feel is from the customers themselves. I was earlier speaking to a customer today and he told me about his apprehension on trusting a product that he cannot touch and feel or see for that matter. Even now customers only trust products or services which they can either feel or see for themselves.
This trust issue is the main challenge that digital transformation is facing.
What can be the takeaways for the governments of the world from the Smart Dubai Initiative?
The UAE Government is using technology in order to respond better to citizen queries, requirements, emergencies etc. The main focus of development is enhancing mobile technology.
What can you tell us about your session at the Digital Transformation Show Dubai?
My session at DTS Dubai will be about KPI’s in business and using business analytics along with data to make better business decisions and derive value for the company.
What are your expectations from the Digital Transformation Show Dubai?
I want to meet different delegates who are looking at solutions that will help them implement digital transformation in their respective industries in a way that will help them derive value out of their companies in the long run.