Tackling the major industry topics

Microsoft OEM chief Guggenheimer to kick off an action-packed Global Conference agenda

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Tackling the major industry topics Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer will kick off the GITEX Global Conference.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2009

Current challenges facing the ICT industry will be hotly debated at this week's GITEX Global Conference, with leading executives lined up to provide best-practice advice on key issues.

The GITEX Global Conference is the region's most high-profile technology forum, attracting senior executives from some of the Middle East's most dynamic business and government organisations, as well as developers from the world's leading IT companies.

This year's programme is entitled ‘Defining the Value of IT in a Challenging Economy' and will feature an impressive 40 tracks run over the next five days.

"The GITEX Global Conference is the opportune occasion for senior decision makers to transfer knowledge and share industry best practices," explains Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre. "The regional IT industry today remains one of the most active sectors in this challenging global economy and companies are positioning themselves in preparation for business recovery. This conference is designed to help executives focus on defining the business in leveraging technology to thrive and strive in growth."

The Global Conference will kick off with a keynote speech from Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division, Steve Guggenheimer. He will present the latest technology and solutions of Microsoft's much-anticipated operating system Windows 7.

Top industry executives, including Abdulla Al Awar, CEO of Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, along with Malek Sultan Al Malek, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City and Lt Col Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, Assistant General Director in-charge of IT, Naturalisation & Residency Administration Dubai will introduce the day's programme of forums designed to address a range of critical topics within the region's IT community.

As the week goes on, GITEX delegates will hear from a whole host of senior executives, including Stephen Murdoch, EEMA VP and GM for the Large Enterprise Business Unit at Dell. He will highlight the importance of executives needing to invest in the right tools to stay on top of the industry.

The Global Conference will also feature breakfast briefings with leading analyst firms, sessions aimed at C-level executives, a dedicated track for GULFCOMMS topics and a series of SMB solution panel debates.

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