Premium products for MEA take center stage at LG Innofest 2018

LG MEA President Kevin Cha speaks at the InnoFest 2018.
Updated 07 February 2018
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Premium products for MEA take center stage at LG Innofest 2018

LG Electronics (LG) — a global leader and technology innovator, unveiled a lineup of premium products for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region at the company’s annual two-day innovation event — InnoFest 2018.
Held in Cape Town, South Africa, and attracting over 300 retailers, partners and customers from across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Innofest 2018 represents an ideal platform to showcase latest products and ground-breaking technologies.
Speaking at Innofest 2018, Kevin Cha, president, LG Electronics Middle East and Africa, said: “Today businesses are evolving at a rapid pace more than ever before and it is during these testing times, that we adapt and keep up with the changes to be able to prosper and achieve sustainability. Building on our premium products strategy for the region, we remain committed to working and engaging with our various channel partners to ensure LG innovation and technology remains at the forefront of our business strategy to increase profitability and growth in the MEA.”
The key highlights included the latest OLED TV with the 65-inch LG W8 with a built-in a9 Intelligent Processor, which made its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES); the TwinWashTM washing machine with the capability to wash two loads simultaneously; the InstaView Refrigerator, which has won exceptional reviews for its high-end design and aesthetic; LG’s most talked about LG Signature lineup with the LG Signature OLED TV, LG Signature Refrigerator, the LG Signature TwinWash washing machine and the LG Signature Air Purifier.
The latest air conditioning solutions with the cutting edge Inverter Technology also formed a key highlight. While regular air conditioners can only turn on and off, LG’s Inverter Technology can control rotation frequency to produce cooling more efficiently.
Another key highlight at Innofest 2018 focused on the company’s ground-breaking lineup of intelligent robots and innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem.
“LG is a world leader in electronics and appliances and is now proud to usher in technological change that has gone beyond improving lives to offering seamless everyday experiences for consumers. We are driven and motivated by a philosophy that is innovation-led, sustainable and ultimately creates premium products,” said Derek Sim, marketing director, LG Electronics Middle East and Africa.


PNU, Dell EMC certify first batch of female data scientists

Updated 18 August 2018
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PNU, Dell EMC certify first batch of female data scientists

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), the largest university for women in the world, has partnered with Dell EMC to train and certify Saudi Arabia’s first batch of female data scientists.

In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to promote a knowledge-based economy, PNU partners with national and international organizations to provide degrees and certificates for Saudi female students and graduates. 

The College of Computer and Information Sciences provides a number of certifications and technical training courses in its curriculum for three bachelor degrees — computer science, information systems and information technology. As a member of Dell EMC’s External Research and Academic Alliance Program, the college has successfully trained and certified 57 female data science and big data analytics students this semester with an additional 103 students certified in cloud infrastructure. 

The university also successfully introduced the VMware Install, Configure and Manage course as an elective training course for senior students. 

Auhood Alfaries, dean of College of Computer and Information Sciences, PNU, said: “Building a comprehensive curriculum to cover the essential knowledge area for the computing disciplines and to equip our students with the skills required for the future workplace is a priority for Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. We are proud to be a leading university to actively promote the data-skilled taskforce in the Kingdom through the introduction of industry-relevant certifications and trainings. 

“We strive to continually evolve to contribute toward building a knowledge-based economy, in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030, through strategic academic partnerships such as the Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance program which plays a crucial role in effectively developing our students into tomorrow’s workforce.” 

A recent study by Dell Technologies titled “Realizing 2030: A Divided Vision of the Future” highlighted the lack of workforce readiness as the leading barrier in the Middle East to becoming a successful digital business in 2030, further emphasizing the need for skill development among existing employees and future generations. 

Mohammed Amin, senior vice president and regional manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Dell EMC, said: “The unrelenting pace of digital transformation in the marketplace is creating new challenges for all of us where organizations as well as individuals are increasingly realizing that investing in workforce readiness and the development of new skills is key to future success and competitive differentiation. 

“We congratulate Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University on this wonderful achievement and look forward to continuing to work with them to advance the technical education of women in the region.”

Marwa Zaghow, senior manager, External Research and Academic Alliance, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Dell EMC, said: “The Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance program collaborates with innovative colleges and universities like Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University to effectively contribute to the regional priority of developing IT skillsets among the youth and specifically women.”