Zain KSA partners with Trescon Global for digital transformation conference

Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Degaither, COO of Zain Saudi Arabia.
Updated 08 December 2017
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Zain KSA partners with Trescon Global for digital transformation conference

Zain Saudi Arabia in collaboration with Trescon Global, recently sponsored the Big DT Show Conference, held in Riyadh for two consecutive days. The move is in line with Zain’s support of the digital transformation programs in Saudi Arabia. The conference was highly attended, with key participants of senior professionals in the public and private sectors.
The conference included a series of panel discussions, presentations, workshops and live demonstrations in the field of technology; all were presented by leading global and Middle East companies. The main topic of discussion at the conference was the key role of technology in many areas, including but not limited to national development, accelerating technological growth, the 4th industrial revolution, smart cities, present and future robots, artificial intelligence revolution, and technical applications for 5G. Zain KSA also gave a live demonstration on 5G technology, as well as a scientific symposium on digital transformation and quality of life.
Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Degaither, chief operating officer, Zain Saudi Arabia, said: “At Zain Saudi Arabia, we strive to be influential on the country’s movement toward digital transformation, in line with Vision 2030. We are up to date on all aspects relevant to technical development, and how to integrate that into everyday life, be it on an individual or corporate level, all the while applying the highest standards of quality and innovation.”
He added: “The Kingdom’s keen interest and focus is on elevating the level of services of the ICT sector, and we are determined to play a significant role and save no efforts toward achieving the national ambition. At the same time, we look forward to collaborating and partnering with key players across all sectors in manners that provide real and tangible opportunities for progress.”
The conference covered a number of worksheets, studies and applications related to the most advanced technologies such as 5G, IoT and Big-Data. Utilizing local, international experts and industry leaders, it is expected to help organizations transform their work to better serve their customers, and to contribute to the digital transformation efforts in the public and private sectors.


Huawei hosts annual Middle East Partner Summit

Updated 24 May 2018
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Huawei hosts annual Middle East Partner Summit

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei recently hosted its annual Middle East Partner Summit in Dubai. Taking place under the theme “Leading New ICT, the Road to a Win-win Ecosystem,” the summit hosted participants from 12 countries across the Middle East. Participants had gathered to form a collaborative platform in order to explore the current requirements for a successful digital transformation and ushering in the artificial intelligence era, exchange ideas, share success stories and best practices, targeted at empowering Huawei’s channel partners in order to increase their ability to cater to the region’s increasingly demanding technology innovation needs, and to establish an open and collaborative ecosystem.
The full-day summit highlighted Huawei’s latest partner programs and outlined the company’s strategic plans for digitalization in the Middle East. Huawei’s channel strategy for 2018 centers on the empowerment of its channel partners to deliver the latest ICT solutions to their customers by embracing a collaborative, win-win approach to partners, competitors, and the industry as a whole.
In partnership with GAPP, a diamond sponsor of the summit, Huawei launched their GTM (“Go To Market”) Strategy, which focuses on catering to Middle East market requirements by building an enhanced service portfolio with GAPP serving as systems integrators.
“We see our long-term enterprise strategy in the region centered around building an ecosystem through which Huawei can help our Middle East channel partners meet their customers’ needs with enhanced connectivity and improved user experience, across different domains,” said Alaa El-Shimy, vice president and managing director, Huawei Enterprise Middle East. “Huawei advocates openness, collaboration, and shared success. Through joint innovation with our customers, partners, and peers, we are increasing the value of ICT in support of a more robust and mutually beneficial industry ecosystem. Our goal is a win-win situation for everyone, and we are dedicated to working together to establish mainstream standards and lay the foundations for this shared success.”
Bander Alfreih, chairman and CEO of GAPP, said: “Integrated, collaborative partnerships like the one we have announced with Huawei are exactly what we need to move the region forward on the path to digital transformation. We are incredibly excited to get to work on building this infrastructure together, and to see how quickly it will produce tangible results for the ecosystem at large, as well as the individual end customer. This will be how we define our success.”