Oracle’s digital day focuses on Saudi industry transformation

Key Oracle experts and executives from major Saudi organizations participated in the event to discuss various aspects of making digital business a reality with Oracle’s portfolio of cloud solutions.
Updated 03 November 2016
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Oracle’s digital day focuses on Saudi industry transformation

Digital transformation that supports Saudi Arabia’s industry 4.0 preparedness and acts as a catalyst for local economic growth was the key focus for Oracle’s digital day event in Riyadh.
Key Oracle experts and executives from major Saudi organizations participated in the event to discuss various aspects of making digital business a reality with Oracle’s portfolio of cloud solutions across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and Dbaas.
“Saudi Arabia is a priority market for Oracle and we believe that cloud technology will play a vital role in driving Vision 2030 and its economic diversification plan. With our completely integrated cloud platform that spans all layers of the cloud, we are uniquely poised to help organizations in Saudi Arabia transition to the cloud,” said Thamer Alharbi, Oracle’s country MD for Saudi Arabia.
“The annual Digital Day event is in line with our commitment to introduce our latest innovations in Saudi Arabia. This year, we are showcasing how businesses, small and large, across all industries can gain unprecedented digital value with the most complete, integrated and proven suite of cloud solutions designed to lead in the digital economy,” added Thamer.
Inspiring keynotes from thought leaders at the forefront of driving digital transformation and expert sessions to explore the impact of Oracle cloud solutions across various aspects of business, including finance, HR, customer experience and supply chain, were the key highlights of the Oracle digital day event in Riyadh.
Oracle's top global and regional executives were presence at the event. These included Andrew Sutherland, SVP, Oracle Systems and Technology Business, EMEA, and AsiaPacific and Abdul Rahman Al-Thehaiban, SVP, Tech MEA.


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.