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Cisco to host its premier flagship technology event Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia 2014

April 14, 2014 4:38 pm

Cisco announced that it will be hosting its premier flagship technology event Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia 2014 on Tuesday 29th April 2014 and Wednesday 30th April 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre.

Themed, ‘Tomorrow Starts Here’, Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia 2014 will bring together over 1000 key technical and business decision makers alongside customers, representatives from the media and industry experts, to discuss the latest technology trends, solutions and innovations that will transform and drive business success for private and public organizations throughout the Kingdom. The event will offer immense opportunity for attendees to network, share knowledge on the latest developments in the world of information technology and gain insights that will help organizations make better informed business productivity and investment decisions.

This year’s event includes an impressive line-up of senior keynote speakers from Cisco globally – Chuck Robbins Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Cisco; Frank Palumbo, Senior Vice President, Global Data Center/Virtualization Sales, Cisco and Duncan Mitchell, Senior Vice President, for Cisco’s Emerging Theatre. The underlying focus of all the keynotes will be on how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is already driving changes not only in ICT space but also in the daily lives of Saudi citizens and businesses alike.

Visitors to Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia 2014 will once again have an opportunity to experience the ‘World of Solutions’ which is an interactive exhibition area that incorporates product and technology demonstrations and cutting-edge solutions from Cisco and its partners. This year’s event boasts 24 Partner stands and over 80sqm of Cisco demonstrations where leading engineers will be on hand to provide advice and guidance to help attendees optimise their network infrastructures.

The 2-day event will also include around 40 presentations and technology breakout sessions delivered by Cisco subject matter experts, as well as Cisco partner showcases and joint-design workshops exploring a range of practices, challenges, and new developments to enable attendees to better support their businesses with the delivery of forward thinking IT planning.

Sponsors of this year’s event include:
•Diamond Partner – BTC Networks
•Platinum Partners – BT Al Saudia; Mideast Data Systems ; Hardware Solutions Builders
•Gold Partners – Advanced Electronics Company; BMB Saudi Arabia; MATCO; NetApp; NGiT
•Distribution Partners – Al-Jammaz Distribution; Logicom
•Silver Partners – Anazeem Information Technology; B-Smart; Dar Beta IT; Data Consult; IPMagix; Panduit

Participants and visitors at Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia 2014 will comprise the cream of mid-market and large enterprises, local and central government and service providers, including top level managements, decision makers, Network Administrators, Network Architects and many others – all of whom play a pivotal role in shaping the future. This further underlines Cisco Connect Saudi Arabia’s pivotal role as a premier business and technical platform that will unite talented IT and Communication professionals to create a sustainable ICT industry in the Kingdom.

Dr Tarig Enaya, Managing Director, Cisco, Saudi Arabia, said, “It is a great opportunity for Cisco in Saudi Arabia to be hosting Cisco Connect once again following its successful launch in the Kingdom 2013. Like the rest of the world, Saudi Arabia is at the threshold of the Internet of Everything (IoE) age – an era where interconnectedness will deliver incredible beneficial changes to all areas of everyday life, from social infrastructure, transportation and public services to healthcare and education. We are confident that this year’s agenda and the networking opportunities created will once again provide a real platform for thought leadership, technology architecture and the role of innovation to address the current and future ICT environment not only in Saudi Arabia but also throughout the Middle East region.”

For more information please contact:
Ahmed Al Hassani
Sr. Media Relations Manager
Memac Ogilvy & Mather
Tel: +96626510704 ext. 301
Fax: +96626533800