Software AG welcomed a full house of UAE IoT Academy’s inaugural batch at an in-person session held in Dubai. The first session was designed to give students an idea of what to expect from the specialized IoT program, which spans 15 weeks of intense learning and is delivered by the region’s first IoT Academy.
The students will gain the knowledge and skills required to build and lead IoT-based transformations, as well as benefit from industry information and insights that will further stimulate and enrich them.
The program is divided into four modules: market, technical, project, and practical (use case creation), which will impart IoT fundamentals by gaining an understanding of IoT strategies and exclusive insights and practical aspects into managing ideation to adoption through real-world corporate business cases.
The classes will be held in a virtual setting twice a week for three hours each. In addition, the program will cover two tracks in IoT – business and technical – with certifications available in both. One or both can be chosen depending on the function and interest area of the participants. Participants will receive certifications based on their attendance, assignments, and final projects. Software AG will provide the necessary devices, technology, and architecture to participants in order to facilitate this program.
An expert in the field and a mentor to the Software AG academy program, Mr. Alaa Dalghan said: “As an organization that is renowned for leading edge IoT expertise, the launch of the academy will accelerate the market on learning the technology and its wide-spread implementation towards a full-scale ecosystem around IoT. With regions racing towards creating future cities, transforming lives and the world that we live in, the academy will further stimulate the industry with its innovative approach, generating high-quality output and setting a regional/global impact that will play a role in shaping new developments across the region. This selfless act of industry augmentation by Software AG will go a long way to build a robust IoT founded life”.
Rami Kichli, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Turkey said: ‘Today marks a milestone for Software AG in the region. Our presence in the region has moved beyond business and we have integrated ourselves with the local community with this educational initiative. With a top-down philosophy of always contributing to the communities we operate in at Software AG, we consider it as our responsibility to partake in the visions of regional leaders and this is our humble way of giving back to the society.
The program will be led by global and regional Software AG IoT experts and will cover general and specific IoT market intelligence, trends and market growth opportunities, go-to-market strategies, sales and technical workshops, and much more.
Software AG’s certifications and badges will enable students to apply their skills in regional and international markets.