Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2018— BICSI, the global association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, announced today that one of the UAE’s leading ICT infrastructure companies, Tamdeed Projects, has signed on as the exclusive Diamond-level Sponsor of the 2018 BICSI Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition. Tamdeed is a subsidiary of the multinational telecommunications services provider Etisalat, one of the largest corporations in the six Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Tareq Salman, General Manager of Tamdeed Projects, said: “The collaboration with BICSI is part of our commitment to support the ICT community and promote innovation within all aspects of enterprise network solutions. Tamdeed Projects stands as a leader in the UAE for outdoor fibre network solutions and is the key player and integrator for indoor structured networks and in-building solutions. The BICSI conference reinforces our continued focus on promoting best practices, professionalism and customer satisfaction in providing ICT solutions to operators, governments and businesses.”
The 2018 BICSI Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition is scheduled April 17-19 at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai, UAE. Centering around the theme “A Connected World: Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Infrastructure, and More!” delegates will hear from international industry experts presenting on the latest advancements in the world of ICT. Just a few of the conference presentations include:
- Smart Office—The New Generation IP-based Building Management
- Smart Facilities Management for Smart Cities
- Envisioning Smart/Safe Cities’ Future: 2020 and Beyond
- The Road to 5G—Supportive or Disruptive to Broadband Fibre Access?
- Improving Day 2 Management of Critical Infrastructure
- The Evolution of the Data Centre Sector—Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital World
- Industry Standards in ICT Enabled Projects—Reading and Applying the "Fine Print"
- Panel Discussion: Creating "Mega Cities" of the Future
As part of its exclusive sponsorship, Tamdeed will be sponsoring the conference’s Opening Keynote Presentation on 18 April from Limor Schafman, Esq., Director of the Smart Buildings Program at the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA). Her Keynote, titled “Powering Digital Transformation in Smart Cities: The Role of Smart Buildings,” will cover the macro-challenges facing communities today; the need for a common connected platform and language for smart community development; a technology review of smart building and smart city platform use cases; how community and industry leaders, can collaborate to build smart communities of the future today; and an overview of TIA’s smart buildings and communities program and how BICSI and TIA are collaborating together.
“We are thrilled to have Tamdeed Projects, as well as our other valued conference sponsors, taking part in the upcoming MEA Conference,” said BICSI President Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP, CFHP. “The alliance BICSI forms between its sponsors and the conference ensures a mutually beneficial experience among both the exhibiting companies and delegates. Dubai is an area of rapid growth and advancement in the ICT industry, and this BICSI conference is an ideal venue for those wishing to grow their knowledge of smart infrastructure and how it is impacting both structured cabling and the rest of the building industry.”
More information and registration for the 2018 BICSI Middle East & Africa District Conference & Exhibition can be found at bicsi.org/mea/2018.