Jamal Abdul Salam, Dubai Internet City

Salam and his team showcase a wide array of DIC firms at the show.

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By  Administrator Published  September 10, 2007

Dubai Internet City has been a huge success in the financial infrastructure of Dubai's economy; promoting its growth and huge amounts of economic capital for businesses in the region.

A key element in this radical growth has been Jamal Abdul Salam, who has been the Executive Director of Dubai Internet City (DIC) since July 2005, leading the development of new initiatives to develop DIC's brand and services.

"The region's largest information and communications technology exhibition continues to attract a rising number of leading multinational companies each year reflecting the growing ICT sector and the importance of such event within the industry," says Abdul Salam.

"Business partners choosing to locate at Dubai Internet City have seen the immense opportunities offered through the community zone at GITEX Technology Week," he comments.

"While DIC provides a networking platform in which business partners are able to directly target the most established members in the business world extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent and Africa, they also boost the exchange of ideas and information through face-to-face interaction. Such exercises ultimately create leads and eventual business deals."

Originally Abdul Salam was part of the first DIC team that was created to develop and implement the concept of a free zone for information and communications technology (ICT) companies in Dubai.

The team is relentless in its aims to expand the DIC's growth rate, which is already 53 per cent up since its inception seven years ago.

DIC's mission statement is to create an infrastructure, environment and attitude that will enable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) enterprises to operate locally, regionally and globally, from Dubai, with significant competitive advantage.

It also provides an environment that attracts all elements of the information and commmunication technology value chain, and in addition, has developed several programmes that can be leveraged by the community to explore and expand channel development opportunities. Companies are privy to an advanced Metro Ethernet broadband infrastructure and a range of business-enabling services including government transactions.

DIC also has the world's largest commercial IP Telephony network.

Initially, Abdul Salam worked as account manager responsible for major IT multinationals, and later as manager of operations. Abdul Salam brings with him his experience as the former Assistant Regional Manager for Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region.

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