Embracing AI and the reality of things for MENA’s economies

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Under the auspices of Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and with the support of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA – Egypt), the World Cloud Show hosted one of the most content-rich virtual conferences on Cloud Computing, bringing together over 200 online participants, including government officials, policymakers, and the region’s leading Cloud professionals. The World Cloud Show was held in Egypt and the MENA area to increase awareness about the socio-technical elements of cloud computing.

“Cloud Computing has fundamentally altered the way businesses and their customers’ store and access data,” said Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon.

He further added, “The experts and thought leaders gathered at the World Cloud Show shared their thoughts on its capabilities and what it implies for the future of IT especially for Egypt & MENA region.”

Highlights and key takeaways from the show:

Ahmed Abdelaziz, Senior Systems Engineer & CTO Ambassador, Dell Technologies gave an overview of designing a winning Cloud strategy with Dell Technologies. He discussed how to address key challenges while adopting Cloud technology with strategic thinking. While speaking about strategic thinking he stated that,The success of embracing Cloud is determined by strategically thinking about how to place workloads.”

A government panel discussion on the theme of ‘The Future of Datacenter Networking and Interconnection’ was also part of the presentation. The panellists explored how to assure compliance and security in a regulated industry by observing numerous multi-sectoral Cloud challenges and developing policy, strategy, and adoption plans. They also discussed subjects including implementing a hybrid, multi-cloud approach, setting up a fully empowered Cloud centre of excellence, and much more.

The panellists included Ms Lim May-Ann, Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association, Singapore; PavleSazdov, Head of Public Cloud Azure Platform, ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Netherlands; Juan Kanggrawan, Head of Data Analytics, Jakarta Smart City, Indonesia; Sureendhran Subramaniam, Global Head of DC, Cloud and Automation at Global Service Operation, British American Tobacco, Malaysia and Moderated by Rey Lugtu, Founder & CEO, Hungry Workhorse Philippines.

Andrew George, Technical Presales Consultant Trend Micro, Egypt in which he discussed understanding the current Cloud security standards: An overlook on Gartner market guide for Cloud workload protection 2021.

The show also included other insightful sessions from Tejas Chopra, Software Engineer, Netflix Inc. United States of America; Nishith Agarwal, Engineering Leader (Storage & Compute)Uber, United States Of America; Dr HodaAlkhzaimi, Director of the Center of Cyber Security at New York University Abu Dhabi and President of Emirates Digital Association for Women, UAE; Stefan Simenon, Head of Public Cloud Azure Platform, ABN AMRO Bank N.V, the Netherlands to name a few.

The event was held on the virtual events platform Vmeets, which allowed attendees to network and transact business in a virtual environment that was both interactive and immersive. In virtual display booths, private consulting rooms, and private networking rooms, attendees could interact with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution suppliers.


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