Published — Saturday 23 November 2013
Last update 22 November 2013 11:49 pm
Cisco recently supported and participated in Salman Bin Abdulaziz University’s first Technology Day held at the university’s Al-Kharj headquarters.
Aside from a keynote speech on Education trends in 21st century, delivered by Cisco’s Director for Sales and Operations for Saudi Arabia Sean MacKirdy, Cisco also unveiled for the first time its Innovation Bus, which represents a technology setup on wheels designed to demonstrate the company’s latest innovative, state-of-the art technology solutions. The event was conducted with the support of the university’s Rector Abdulrahman Al-Asmi.
The diverse curriculum on offer from educational establishments in Saudi Arabia is designed to help the Kingdom prepare its citizens for life, and work in a global economy and technology that will play a very important role in this. Cisco is working with the government and key educational institutions like Salman Bin Abdulaziz University to support the Kingdom’s adoption of information technology (IT) to achieve its development goals and prepare future generations to meet contemporary challenges.
Mohammed Al-Kahtani, dean IT and distance learning, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, said: “Technology and delivering first class ICT education is a top priority for Salman Bin Abdulaziz University and indeed the Kingdom as a whole. We are therefore delighted to be able to strategically partner with organizations like Cisco to help us achieve our goal. In Saudi Arabia there is a growing population that needs to be equipped with the right ICT skills to help them thrive in this ever changing world.”
Tarig Enaya, MD, Cisco Saudi Arabia, stated: “Given the level of investment and focus on ICT education in the Kingdom, Cisco is delighted to have supported Salman Bin Abdulaziz University’s Technology Day and we look forward to supporting similar initiatives in the future.”