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Game-changers: Top 10 tech executives across MENA

As organisations across the MENA region march ahead with technology-centric transformations, we profile 10 senior executives from global technology firms with a substantial presence in the region, and who play an influential role in the regional tech industry

Cisco helps to usher in the new era of full-sized driverless racing

Conducted in partnership with DTM, Schaeffler and Riedel Networks, the drive took place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on September 2, 2021

Cisco commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Cisco will establish other near-term emissions-reduction targets for its most material emissions sources in support of their 2040 net zero goal

Cisco has collaborated with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), to develop the digital skills of 8,000 trainers in the fields of cybersecurity and programming via the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad). The Cisco NetAcad programme in Saudi Arabia has one of the highest female student participation rates in the world, at 32 per cent, a figure Cisco wants to keep expanding. Of the 8,000 participants being trained via Cisco and SAFCSP’s new initiative, through a combination of online and on-site courses, the duo will be training and upskilling more than 1,000 women. As part of the skills building agenda, Cisco will develop the competencies of SAFCSP’s trainers, looking to gain further expertise in digitisation and cybersecurity essentials, including Cisco DevNet and Python qualifications. The collaborative partnership will see Cisco and SAFCSP leverage their upskilling initiatives to enhance the digital capabilities of Tuwaiq Academy, Saudi Arabia's first advanced technology academy, and CyberHub, a platform for Saudi-based students interested in gaining cybersecurity skills, following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in 2018 to develop cybersecurity and programming skills. SAFCSP established Tuwaiq Academy and CyberHub under the auspices of the Saudi Olympic Committee, which strives to build local professional capabilities in digital transformation – specifically in the fields of cybersecurity and programming. The programme is built on the pillars of inspiration, empowerment, and long-term sustainability, with the objective of having one programmer for every 100 Saudis by 2030. Commenting on the partnership, Salman Abdulghani Faqeeh, managing director, Saudi Arabia at Cisco said, “With a tech-savvy population and the national agenda putting investments in infrastructure and talent development at the forefront, Saudi Arabia is ensuring that digital transformation and upskilling remains a vital contributor towards the growth and success of several industries.”

Cisco partners with the Saudi cybersecurity institution to enhance digital skills in the kingdom

Cisco’s networking academy will now upskill 8,000 SAFCSP trainers, accelerating Saudi Arabia’s digitisation agenda

Etisalat

Etisalat unveils a suite of collaboration solutions in UAE

Businesses to achieve higher productivity and workforce efficiency

Expo 2020 Dubai Cisco

Expo 2020 Dubai: Cisco to provide high-speed wifi coverage

More than 9,000 access points are being deployed across the site for blanket wifi coverage

Cisco to operate, manage and maintain Expo 2020 Dubai IT network

As official IT partner, Cisco has already deployed its network across the site

Cisco’s new Webex devices target remote workspaces, hotdesking

Hybrid workspaces are the future of work, experts contend

Saudi-based Tamimi Markets picks Cisco to upgrade IT, secure access

Tamimi Markets can securely connect its 65-strong network with Cisco SD-WAN

UAE workers want hybrid working arrangements to continue post-Covid

Cisco study says 80% of UAE’s office workers want freedom to choose home or office

ServiceNow new tools help businesses manage Covid-19 contact tracing, travel

Integration with Cisco DNA helps monitor employees across the workplace

Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution