Mobily Business Unit holds CIO summit

The 7th CIO Summit organized by Mobily Business Unit in progress.
Updated 03 January 2018
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Mobily Business Unit holds CIO summit

Mobily Business Unit recently conducted its 7th CIO Summit in London. The event was attended by IT executives from the public and private sectors of the Kingdom.
The summit discussed a number of global issues, developments and new trends in the sector. Experts highlighted ways to confront challenges and to offer better services.
Majed Alotaibi, senior executive officer strategic planning and marketing at Mobily Business Unit, said: “Mobily is proud to adopt this annual summit to be the gathering of ICT heads and executives in the Kingdom. It is without a doubt an opportunity to exchange ideas and business solutions in a constructive and scientific way.”
He said the summit is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
This year’s event included a number of specialized workshops, seminars and scientific dialogues.


IsDB, LinkedIn team up for career advice program

Dr. Hayat Sindi, chief scientific adviser to the president of the Islamic Development Bank.
Updated 22 October 2018
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IsDB, LinkedIn team up for career advice program

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the multilateral development bank headquartered in Saudi Arabia, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate over a career advice program aimed at encouraging and inspiring the next generation of future leaders across the developing world. 

With an initial one-year term, the MoU will further augment IsDB’s efforts in achieving its foundational mission to promote human development by alleviating poverty, promoting education and improving the health and prosperity of underdeveloped communities through Engage, the bank’s innovation platform closely aligned with the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Under the agreement, LinkedIn will offer mentorship and training, along with access to on-demand learning content, to the 30 identified winners of the Career Advice Program. 

Dr. Hayat Sindi, chief scientific adviser to the president of the Islamic Development Bank, said: “IsDB’s Career Advice Program aims to identify, mentor and encourage the future leaders of the developing world to accelerate the pace of growth within their communities. We believe LinkedIn is the ideal partner to add further value and enhance the impact of the initiative.”

Reem Mohammed, head of public sector, Saudi Arabia, LinkedIn MENA, said: “We are excited and proud to sign this agreement with IsDB, and play a role in shaping the futures of the brightest minds of tomorrow. Because of this MoU, deserving youth from the developing world — who are often likely to be overlooked — will have the opportunity to access matchless knowledge and expertise, and connect with the world’s largest pool of professionals through our network. Following the completion of the one-year term, we will be more than happy to continue our collaboration with the program and deepen our commitment to the Kingdom and its vision.”