HP hosts annual 'HP World' event in Dubai

HP World 2014 held at Madinat Jumeirah

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HP hosts annual 'HP World' event in Dubai (L-R) Eyad Shihabi, Managing Director for HP Middle East, Peter Ryan, Senior Vice President for Enterprise Group and Managing Director for HP EMEA, Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO of Dubai Holding, and Charles Quinn, Vice President for Enterprise Group and Managing Director for HP MEMA.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 27, 2014

HP today hosted its annual client event, HP World 2014, which focused on the shift in the Middle East technology market, including big data, cloud, mobility and security.

Held at the Madinat Jumeirah, the one-day conference and exhibition, consisted of keynote sessions, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities.

"HP World is the one-stop Middle East event which enables organisations to understand how to accelerate their transition to a new style of IT," said Eyad Shihabi, managing director, HP Middle East "The event shows how HP continues to convert our deep culture of innovation into game-changing solutions and services that help organisations and consumers embrace this new era of computing."

"We are delighted to have Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO of Dubai Holding, deliver a keynote on Dubai's vision for the new century, including the emirate's smart government initiatives, and fostering innovation at all levels of government. Dubai Holding actively supports Dubai's efforts to remain a forward-thinking hub of evolution and innovation."

HP sees the new style of IT, as a transformational shift bridging the consumer and enterprise experience. In a statement it said that every generation has had an industry that changed the fabric of society, and over the last 40 years, IT has been that defining industry. It has changed not just business processes and personal productivity, but the very way people communicate and collaborate.

Commenting on his participation at the event, Ahmad Bin Byat said: "Dubai has seen rapid developments over the past few years in its mission to nurture a new reality and a better quality of life for its visitors, residents and citizens. Technology will continue to play an important role in delivering this vision. I also believe that in this competitive global environment, the cities that will thrive are the ones that can achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainability - and this can only be done through driving technological advancement."

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