ICT Fund CEO to address Middle East Forum

Dr Eesa Bastaki, CEO of the ICT Fund,which is designed to bring together Industry, Academia and Government in a partnership that supports “home-grown” ICT initiatives in UAE (United Arab Emirates), will open the 3rd annual Data Centres Middle East conference, exhibition and Awards Ceremony.

Dr Eesa Bastaki, ICT Fund CEO (image source: CommsMEA.Com)

According to AMEinfo.Com, the Forum, which takes place at Grosvenor House, Dubai, 15-16 November 2011, brings together DataCentre operators, Cloud service providers, telcos, network infrastructure providers, managed services specialists, systems integrators, enterprise and government IT directors, property and investment firms, law firms, professional intermediaries, consulting firms, regulatory bodies, and supplier organizations to inform and update, provide critical insight and generate top level networking opportunities.

Highlights of the 2-day meeting include a data centre Middle East CEO Roundtable, investment and growth strategies, carbon trading for DataCentres, Cloud services evolution, Green efficiency focus session, virtualization, best practice debate and an architecting and designing workshop.

Nominations for the annual Awards are also still open. These prestigious international awards offer companies engaged in the DataCentre sector with industry wide recognition, and outstanding marketing differentiation. An online entry form is available at the event website.

With an academy of international speakers, experts and delegates from enterprise user companies, operators and owners, technical specialists, investors, vendors and consultancies, Data Centre Strategies will ask vital questions about the latest issues and developments in the sector that impact the business, operation and planning for data centre businesses.

“We are delighted by the participation of the ICT Fund in this important event,” commented Warwick Dunkley, BroadGroup VP.

“DataCentres provide the critical enterprise infrastructure to support the increase in video, mobile data and e-transactions and with sector representatives from across the Middle Eastern region who will be attending this annual forum, recognize the need for continued investment in energy efficient facilities to assure IT delivery.”

Sponsors include HP, Schneider Electric, Huawei, eHosting Datafort, Simmons & Simmons, NextGen Group, CNet Training, and data center people. The ICT Fund was initiated by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).