MSI’s 30 years in telecommunications & technology

A long list of dignitaries and distinguished guests attended MSI’s event, including MSI Founder Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim, Chairman Sheikh Farhan Naif Al-Faisal, MSI Group CEO Wissam Farhat, and the company’s board of directors.
Updated 09 October 2019

MSI’s 30 years in telecommunications & technology

Mobile Systems International (MSI) celebrated its 30th birthday at the Corinthia Hotel in London.

A long list of dignitaries and distinguished guests attended MSI’s event, including MSI Founder Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim, Chairman Sheikh Farhan Naif Al-Faisal, MSI Group CEO Wissam Farhat, and the company’s board of directors. The founding members, Mario Palencia, Moez Daya and Andy Warden attended the ceremony as well, in addition to MSI executives, customers and partners, and past and present employees.

MSI was established in London in 1989 to offer telecommunications and technology consultancy services to mobile network operators, and government and military entities.

In his opening remarks, chairman Sheikh Al-Faisal highlighted the achievements of MSI throughout its 30-year journey.

CEO Farhat underlined the current challenges in the telecommunications industry and on how to overcome these challenges in line with market demands and the technological evolution, taking into consideration the transformation plan of the past three years.

He said the company’s strength has always been its fast adaptability to market changes coupled with extensive service offerings across many industries such as telecom, regulatory, defense, banking and cybersecurity.

The guest of honor Dr. Ibrahim congratulated MSI on its 30th anniversary and wished the company continued success.


JHAH forum highlights patient safety in Saudi Arabia

Updated 26 January 2020

JHAH forum highlights patient safety in Saudi Arabia

More than 400 health care professionals representing over 12 organizations across the Kingdom as well as a diverse group of health care providers from the US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine came together recently with a single-minded purpose — patient safety and quality of care in Saudi Arabia. 

The event on Jan. 12 and 13 was the 6th Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Patient Safety Symposium, which from its inception has been held in coordination with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. 

“The Patient Safety Symposium was the first major event we held at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH),” said Dr. Daniele Rigamonti, JHAH CEO. “We had determined early on that a focus on patient safety would be an area where we could have a major and immediate impact on patient care both within JHAH and across the Kingdom.” 

The annual event is designed to bring together both in-Kingdom expertise from organizations such as the Ministry of Health, JHAH, the Saudi Patient Safety Center, the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (CBAHI) as well as US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

“What I have seen over the years is the amazing capacity of not only JHAH staff but also the invited health care professionals to share and learn and to develop an amazing platform on which to move forward with patient safety both locally and globally as well ... I feel privileged to learn from my friends and colleagues in Saudi Arabia and take that learning with me to share where ever I can,” said Paula Kent, patient safety specialist, Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

This year, the symposium included a poster session that displayed a wide range of studies and activities that have been or are currently being conducted at JHAH. The winning poster was the “Lean Six Sigma Project for Improving Oncology Patient Waiting Time for Chemotherapy Administration.”

As patient safety is the responsibility of everyone in a health care organization, both the presentations and participants highlighted a wide range of topics and disciplines from quality improvement to human resources.