Intel brings IDF back to Cairo

Intel is bringing its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) back to the region with next month’s Middle East and Africa event in Cairo, Egypt.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  April 30, 2006

Intel is bringing its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) back to the region with next month’s event in Cairo, Egypt. This Middle East and Africa developer forum will be themed ‘Power-Optimized Platforms. Leap Ahead’ and will see the microprocessor giant showcase its latest technologies and initiatives for the region. Targeted specifically at developers, ISVs, educational institutes, IT vendors and corporate customers, the forum is set to include focus areas such as Digital Enterprise, Mobility, Digital Home, Software Technologies and Development Tools, as well as Technology & Research. In the mobility space for example, there will be discussions on WiMAX, which Intel claims will be the defining route for widespread wireless connectivity. In the digital home arena meanwhile, Intel’s Viiv platform – as launched at the last IDF – will take centre stage. Aysegul Ildeniz, Intel’s Regional Director for Middle East, Turkey and Africa said that hosting Intel Developer Forum in Cairo was part of Intel’s digital transformation initiatives set to enrich local ICT skills, provide digital accessibility and build local competencies. Highlighting that Intel ® Next-Generation Micro-Architecture would take centre stage, she said, “Intel Core micro-architecture has quickly emerged as the new energy-efficient foundation for desktop, mobile and server processors, and we will briefing developers on this technology at the Forum,” added Aysegul Ildeniz, Intel’s regional director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “Meanwhile, technical training sessions will be taught in a curriculum format, with three levels of content – introductory, basic and advanced level - covering Digital Enterprise Technologies, Intel Technology and Research, Mobile Platform Technologies, Software Solutions and Tools and Channel Platform Technologies and Trends,” she explained. Ildeniz’s colleague Karim Fahmy, who is Intel’s general manager for Intel Egypt, Levant and North Africa, claimed that IDF’s return to Cairo was a strong endorsement of the country’s IT industry. “It is a clear vote of confidence as well as recognition of the efforts of the Egyptian authorities who have been extremely proactive in promoting the industry recently. It is vital that the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital revolution are a leading agenda item for thriving economies – and this is clearly the case in Egypt.” IDF 2006 will take place at the Intercontinental Citystars Hotel in Cairo on May 24. For more information on the event, check out www.intel.com/arabic/egypt/idf or http://idfemea.intel.com/2006/cairo/eng/index.htm.

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