Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, Mobily Business.
Updated 11 February 2019
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Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Mobily Business is participating in the upcoming Saudi International Exhibition and Conference for Internet of Things as a strategic partner. The event will start on Wednesday and run through Friday in Riyadh at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for the second time in the Kingdom.

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, said that Mobily Business’ participation as a strategic partner in the conference is in line with the company’s strategy to support the business sector in the implementation of digital transformation, which is one of the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. He said the event would enable the company to showcase its pioneering experience in the implementation of IoT technology to the region’s most important audience in the field of ICT.

“Mobily Business is regarded as the first provider of IoT platform in the Kingdom and Mobily is keen to maintain its leadership in ICT,” Al-Otaibi said, adding the company takes the responsibility to place the Kingdom at the forefront of the IoT and AI technologies. 

The exhibition introduces its visitors to the latest cutting-edge IoT technologies and digital solutions, in addition to the benefits of digital transformation, a Vision 2030 goal.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.