DETASAD sponsors Saudi CIO Summit 2017 in Jeddah

Felix Thomas Wass

RIYADH — Detecon Al-Saudia (DETASAD), an end-to-end ICT solution provider and a leading contributor of ICT sector of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for more than 35 years, announced its sponsorship of the Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2017, which will take place in Jeddah on Sept. 27-28, 2017.

Targeted exclusively at C-level executives and above, the Summit offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, thought-provoking presentations with interactive workshops, panel discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities. Moreover, one-to-one meetings between the providers of cutting-edge tech solutions and the influential IT decision makers responsible for driving their implementation will also be conducted.

Emphasizing the importance of the two-day gathering, the President and CEO of Detecon Al Saudia Felix Thomas Wass said that as Saudi Arabia enters into a new era marked by challenges, but filled with opportunities under the National Transformation Plan in which digital transformation is becoming an absolute necessity, the CIOs must evolve into true digital leaders by enabling new technology-based operating models that take customer experience to unimaginable heights.

The Summit is more important than ever as the initiative begins to take shape, with unprecedented focus on enhancing the local business environment, transforming the provision of citizen-centric services, and creating a thriving knowledge-based economy for the benefit of all.

Wass noted that the Kingdom undertakes transformation to make the economy globally competitive, making the business goals adjust to emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise. Therefore, preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position the enterprise to succeed, he added.

Some 100 ICT leaders and industry experts in the Kingdom will share their insights into the major challenges, opportunities, and priorities that are set to dictate the Saudi ICT investment landscape over the coming year.

DETASAD, established in 1982 as a Saud-German Company, and drawing on the technology leadership of Detecon International, a member of Deutsche Telekom Group, offers tailor-made solutions in Corporate Networks & Connectivity Solutions, ICT Deployment Solutions, Managed Services, Data Center and Cloud Solutions to corporate and governmental clients and is committed to contributing to the realization of the Kingdom’s growth plan. — SG