KUWAIT, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- The Global Informatics Forum 2016, held under auspices His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, came to a close on Wednesday evening.

The three-day event, themed "Digital Transformation toward Knowledge Economy," was organized by His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah's Informatics Award at Arraya Hotel.

The Forum saw high turnout by talented youth innovators from Kuwait and other parts of the world, said Director-General of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Sheikh Mishaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

"The gathering highlighted the contributions of Kuwaiti innovators to the promotion of information technology and the dynamism of the IT market in Kuwait," he said at the closing ceremony.

Sheikh Mishaal commended the vision of the organizer - His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah's Informatics Award, for keeping abreast with the latest IT innovations, saying this vision is in tune with the objectives of KDIPA strategy dubbed "Kuwait Vision 2035."

"The Forum brought together a large number of local and global entrepreneurs, CEOs, scholars and researchers in the various areas of informatics.

"It highlighted the importance attached by the Kuwait government to the promotion of knowledge economy," Sheikh Mishaal pointed out.

"It provided an opportunity for young entrepreneurs as well as leading investors to network and brainstorm ideas in the field of digital innovation," he added.

The agenda of the Forum included 17 technical training workshops where participants shared experience and presented their latest achievements in an interactive way.

The discussions focused on such innovations as the three-dimension printer, visual realty, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, financial techniques and the e-government applications.

This year's event featured the "Market of Ideas" exhibition which showcased the digital innovations by local, Arab and international establishments, notably the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). (end) nma.tb.gb