With the cooperation of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, “The Family Office”, a global investment manager is sponsoring 100 Bahrainis to attend online programmes around digital transformation hosted by two leading universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Columbia University as part of the MIT-Columbia Digital Transformation Online Education Programme.

As part of the EDB’s role of attracting FDI into Bahrain, which creates high-quality jobs for Bahrainis, the EDB works closely with organisations like The Family Office who offer opportunities to participate in initiatives like the Digital Transformation Online Education Programme. This allows for the further diversification of the talent pool and ensures that Bahrainis are the employees of choice for companies establishing operations in the Kingdom.

The programmes being offered by MIT and Columbia University will provide fast and achievable alternatives to traditional education which can have an immediate positive economic impact through business, allowing motivated youth and up-and-coming business leaders to play a role in the digital transformation of Bahrain and the Region.

“As the future is digital, we are proud to leave a mark by contributing to Bahrain’s rise as a regional digital hub. In partnership with the EDB, we look forward to strengthening the abilities of the Bahraini workforce so that they become a critical part of this digital transformation. ” – Abdulmohsin Al Omran, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

The three courses offered will run for two to three months and are titled “Digital Transformation: Platform Strategies for Success” (MIT), “Digital Strategies for Business: Leading the Next Generation Enterprise” (Columbia), and “Digital Marketing: Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning and Analytics” (Columbia). Applicants to the programme must be Bahraini nationals, between the ages of 25 and 40.

Digital transformation is set to be one of the most important and essential forces driving economic growth and prosperity for the Kingdom. With technology permeating every aspect of business and society, the potential to further drive productivity, efficiency, knowledge sharing, new opportunities and increased connectivity is limitless.

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