Wired to win

NME Innovation Awards 2008 recognises networking elite.

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By  Sathya Mithra Ashok Published  June 2, 2008

David Teklit

Group IT director, infrastructure and IT operations, Jumeirah Group

David Teklit has over 14 years of experience in delivering and supporting information technology solutions. During the span of his career he has worked for ISPs and major international technology companies.

While working for technology consulting and services firms in the US, he has worked on large IT projects for various enterprises across different sectors.

Teklit joined the Jumeirah Group in September 2003 and currently serves as a group director of information technology responsible for the group's IT infrastructure and operations.

Teklit's expertise is in IT architecture, managing IT infrastructure, datacentre operations and IT services delivery. In 2007 he was chosen as one of the top 10 IT managers in the Middle East by Arabian Computer News magazine.

Teklit is an active member of IEEE computer and communication society working groups.

Teklit states: "Overall, the quality of the nominations and the participants were very good. I underestimated how much time the judging process would take. One has to do a proper review to ensure all the submitted documents are closely examined and given their merit. I liked the fact that the judges came from different parts of the IT business. Overall, the judging process was also fine."

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