Cisco unveils Innovation Bus at Salman bin Abdulaziz University IT Day

Updated 22 November 2013
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Cisco unveils Innovation Bus at Salman bin Abdulaziz University IT Day

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.”


Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Updated 19 April 2018
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Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the brand’s core sedan lineup. Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and G80 Sport.

“Genesis has been very well received in the Middle East, and the Genesis G70 will be an exciting new chapter in our story,” said Altar Yilmaz, Genesis general manager for the Africa and Middle East region. “For many of our potential customers, this is the Genesis they have been waiting for.”

The arrival of the Genesis G70 in showrooms follows a previous display presentation at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2017, where Genesis fielded a large number of inquiries about the car. With larger G80 and G90 models already growing a strong base of loyal customers, it is expected the compact model will add significantly to the brand’s appeal in the competitive Middle East luxury car market.

The G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design identity. 

“The G70’s interior is configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with an intuitively laid-out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport steering wheel,” the carmaker said.

The G70 offers two powertrains in the Middle East region — a 3.3-liter V6 petrol turbo and 2.0-liter I4 petrol turbo.  The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 370 ps and maximum torque of 52.0 kg.m (510 N.m) 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h.