Qitcom Qatar 2014

Visit Cisco at QITCOM, one of the most recognized ICT conference in the Middle East Region Taking place at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from May 26-28


QITCOM is the perfect platform for us at Cisco to demonstrate how we are shaping the future of the Internet and creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers and partners.

Our theme for this year's Cisco stand at QITCOM is "TOMORROW Starts Here" where we hope to demonstrate how the Internet of Everything is changing everything.

Over the next ten years, the Internet will provide phenomenal opportunities for businesses and individuals throughout the Middle East region and Cisco will demonstrate how technology will, and is already, evolving to embrace new opportunities and innovation.

We are bringing together Cisco and our Partner experts to give you the opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrations to show how we are shaping the future of the Internet.

We look forward to seeing you at QITCOM and introducing you to our Cisco experts and partners. Don't miss out on this great opportunity - for further information on Cisco's participation at QITCOM and to register your attendance, please click here today.

Kind regards,

Mohammad Hammoudi
General Manager, Qatar
Cisco

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Cisco are delighted to announce the following presentation within the Qitcom Conference agenda:

May 28, 2014

Name of Presentation: Driving Urban Innovations
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Qatar National Convention Centre
Speaker: Anas Sawaf, Cisco


Anas Sawaf

Anas Sawaf

Smart+Connected Communities Business Lead
CISCO

With over 16 years of experience in ICT industry, Anas Sawaf is responsible for Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities business in the State of Qatar. Anas is focused on driving urban innovations programs and technology solutions to address communities and cities challenges. Anas support and work closely with government bodies, real-estate developers, telecom service providers, and technology vendors in the planning and execution of smart cities' strategies and initiatives.

Over the last 8 years, Anas engagements and experience in the Smart+Connected Communities practice included projects in Middle East, Europe and in Emerging Markets, advising executives on the role and importance of ICT solutions, and enabled citizen services.

Anas Sawaf was a member of Cisco's Emerging Markets organization responsible for S+CC large projects engagements and Go-To-Market strategy for Smart Cities. In 2006, Anas was one of the founding members of Smart+ Connected Real Estate practice, where he supported the establishment of Cisco's value proposition in this field. Anas joined Cisco in 2002, where he led Systems Integrators Partnership program in GCC.

Prior to Cisco, Anas held various management positions and was the co-founder of two ICT start-ups; Trion Technologies and ProtechMedia in the United States. Anas is a holder of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, from Ohio University - USA.

We are delighted to announce the following companies will be partnering Cisco on our stand showcasing leading solutions.

Platinium Sponsor

GBM

Gulf Business Machines

Founded in 1990, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is the leading IT solutions provider in the region fulfilling the IT requirements of local, regional and international organizations in the GCC.

GBM is the sole distributor for IBM® - excluding selected IBM products and services - throughout the GCC, except for Saudi Arabia.

GBM's momentum was further enhanced in 1999, when the team secured the Cisco portfolio. GBM now holds the highest level of recognition in the region from Cisco®, Gold Partner status, in addition to the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialized Learning Partner status.

Today, GBM is one of the largest IT solutions providers in the GCC, with more than 1000 professionals and over 20 solid strategic partnerships forged with internationally recognized IT solution providers.

GBM's experience and expertise span across multiple sectors and particularly e-Government, Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Retail and Oil. Believing in the importance of being where our customers are, GBM today has offices in the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, as well as in Pakistan, where the company now operates three offices as an IBM Premier Business Partner, one in each of Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. The Pakistani operation also holds a Silver Partner status from Cisco.

Through a unique combination of local market presence, international level skills, a network of business partners and access to the WW resources of IBM and Cisco, GBM consistently brings to customers unparalleled IT business solutions.

Gold Sponsor

i4 Solutions

i4 Solutions

i4 Solutions is one of Qatar's top information technology products and services providers. Valued for our personal touch and customer-centric approach, we at i4 Solutions have gained the trust of a premium portfolio of customers who rely on our superior product range, tried and tested services, as well as our vast experience and competence in the field. i4 Solutions is part of Midis Group, the globally recognized IT conglomerate.

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i4 Solutions